Clerk in gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God's grace.

US productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
US productivity advances at 3.3 percent rate in spring, best showing since late 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — US productivity advances at 3.3 percent rate in spring, best showing since late 2013.
The Latest on Bangkok: Police say suspect was in blast area

A young visitor makes an offering of flowers for Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine, the scene of the Aug. 17 bombing, in Bangkok, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the deadly Bangkok bombing (all times local):

Nations' pledges to cut emissions called insufficient

BONN, Germany (AP) — Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.

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