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Yes supporters celebrate the news at Dublin Castle Square in Ireland on Saturday. Ireland voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue. Associated Press

Irish voters approve gay marriage, putting country in vanguard (w/video)

DUBLIN — Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change. With the final ballots counted, the vote was  …

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  1. Makers of fake grass find green in California drought

    Nation

    HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. — Christopher Knight makes no apologies: He likes a green lawn. But the actor best known for playing middle son Peter on The Brady Bunch also wants to do his part to conserve water.

    The solution? Fake grass.

  2. The sad story of Kim Jong Chul, the North Korean leader's brother and Eric Clapton megafan (w/video)

    World

    Since becoming supreme leader of North Korea in December 2011, Kim Jong Un has not publicly announced any foreign trips, leading some to suspect that the young autocrat has some kind of aversion to international travel. This policy of avoiding foreign travel clearly does not extend to all members of the Kim family: Just …

  3. U.S. Senate blocks bill on NSA collection of phone records

    National

    WASHINGTON — After vigorous debate and intense last-minute pressure by Republican leaders, the Senate on Saturday rejected legislation that would curb the federal government's bulk collection of phone records.

  4. Irish voters approve gay marriage, putting country in vanguard (w/video)

    World

    DUBLIN — Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change.

    Yes supporters celebrate the news at Dublin Castle Square in Ireland on Saturday. Ireland voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue.
  5. Navy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway

    Nation

    SAN DIEGO — A Navy pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island.

    A U.S. Navy training jet sits in shallow water in San Diego Bay after overshooting a runway at the North Island Naval Station on Friday in San Diego. [Associated Press]