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Clerk asks for a delay...Protester faces charges...Officer: Colleague used excessive force

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.



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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county clerk is again asking a judge to delay his ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The order has been upheld by a federal appeals court and the U.S. Supreme Court. But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis continues to disobey it, saying she cannot do something that violates her religious beliefs. The judge has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow. He could hold Davis in contempt of court, which could lead to fines or jail time.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A protester is facing charges in Baltimore, after a confrontation with a police officer this morning. It happened as dozens of demonstrators walked to the city's Inner Harbor neighborhood from a courthouse where a hearing was being held for six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray -- the black man who died after being seriously injured in police custody. Police say a protester was arrested for blocking a road and ignoring warnings to return to the sidewalk. The city's police commissioner told a radio station (WBAL) that the man had "kicked a police officer in the face."

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fellow police officer has testified that the officer who threw an Indian man to the ground in Huntsville, Alabama in February didn't need to do so, because the man didn't pose a threat. Eric Parker is facing a charge of violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel (suh-RESH'-beye pah-TEL') -- who was left partially paralyzed. Patel had been visiting his son in Huntsville and was walking in the neighborhood when police responded to a call about a suspicious person.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is shining a spotlight on the light of residents in rural Alaska, with a visit today a fishing village there. He's also looking to showcase the impact of climate change on Alaska's landscape, with entire rural villages sinking into the ground as temperatures climb. Obama today is becoming the first sitting president to travel north of the Arctic Circle.

CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a New Jersey day care center are apologizing to parents after two workers were accused of instigating scuffles among the young children as part of a "Fight Club." Center officials say they learned of the allegations in mid-August and suspended the workers. Both were fired a short time later and are due to be arraigned Friday. Authorities say the pair instigated the "Fight Club" among children ages 4 to 6. They say one of the workers recorded video of the fights and shared the clips with several friends on social media.

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