LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who's refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a judge's decision that found her in contempt. Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis has been behind bars since Thursday. Since June's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide, Davis has stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples, gay and straight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — All government contractors will soon have to give their employees paid sick days. President Barack Obama will spend part of Labor Day in Boston, signing an executive order that gives employees working on federal contracts the right to a minimum of one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours they work. That's up to seven sick days a year.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent report says the 43 college students who disappeared in Mexico last September were never incinerated in a giant pyre, as prosecutors contend. Experts assembled by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say protesting students were hijacking buses for transportation and may have interfered with a drug shipment. Attorney General Arely Gomez says in light of the report, she'll call for a new forensic review of the municipal garbage dump where an initial probe concluded that the students were burned to ash.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Officials in India say lightning has killed at least 22 people, when thunderstorms and rain lashed much of the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening. Many of those struck by lightning were farm laborers working in the fields.
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian candidate running for Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party is apologizing for being caught on video urinating in a coffee cup while working as an appliance repairman. The Canadian Broadcast Corp. used hidden cameras in 2012 to record Jerry Bance peeing into the cup and pouring it down the sink while on a service call. The home owner was in the next room. Harper had a bad week as Canada went into recession and his government was criticized for not doing enough for refugees.