TOKYO Japan’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that requiring married couples to have the same surname is constitutional, dealing a blow to a longtime effort for gender equality in choosing names.
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CHICAGO A professor at a suburban Chicago Christian college who has been placed on administrative leave after donning a headscarf to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims said Wednesday that her actions are demonstrations of her own faith.
CLEVELAND A man has paid off more than $106,000 in shoppers’ layaways at two Wal-Mart stores in northeast Ohio.
WEWS-TV in Cleveland says the man told Wal-Mart employees that he liked to do something special on his birthday every year. They say he insisted on remaining anonymous.
LONDON The Iron Lady is auction gold.
Speeches, books and outfits belonging to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ‚Äî including her wedding dress ‚Äî have soared above their estimated prices at a London auction.
Christie’s is selling 150 lots Tuesday, and a further 200 in an online auction that ends Wednesday.
LONDON Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy.
GREER, S.C. Tracy Hooker isn’t interested in debating the merits of Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily block Muslims from coming into the United States.
NEWARK, N.J. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” an idea that prompted one of his rivals to call him “unhinged.”
SAN FRANCISCO Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they’ll devote nearly all their wealth ‚Äî roughly $45 billion to solving the world’s problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.
NAIROBI, Kenya Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be “prophets of peace” in a world sown by hatred.
HONOLULU The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is guided solely by nature as it circles the globe has reached South Africa, the halfway point on its three-year journey and the most dangerous leg partly because of complicated ocean conditions.