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LGBT Rights Protesters Vow to Keep Fighting Mississippi Law

NATIONAL | By Jeff Amy | May 2
Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.

Elephants to Perform for Final Time at Ringling Bros. Circus

NATIONAL | By Michelle R. Smith | May 1
Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

Malia Obama to Take Gap Year Before Entering Harvard in 2017

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | May 1
President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.

Judge: California Police Targeted Gays in Sting Operations

NATIONAL | May 1
A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public bathroom.

Obama Out: President Closes Out His Run as Comedian-in-Chief

POLITICS | By Douglass K. Daniel | May 1
President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time - wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.

Thousands March in Moscow's Red Square for May Day Rally

Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:

Vexing Year for Lesbian GGNRA Superintendent

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 1
Since being named the GGNRA's superintendent last May, Christine Lehnertz's life has been far from tranquil. Over the last 12 months she has been at the center of a number of public controversies.

107-Year-Old Woman who Danced with Obamas Finally Gets ID

NATIONAL | May 1
Virginia McLaurin's impromptu dance with the Obamas at the White House made her an online sensation.

How Would Ronald Reagan Feel About Trump?

POLITICS | May 1
Former President Ronald Reagan is consistently invoked on the Republican campaign trail.

President Barack Obama's Last Chance to Zing Washington

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking | Apr 30
President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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