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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.

Kasich Calls for Balance on Gay Rights, Religious Beliefs

NATIONAL | By Janie Harr | Apr 30
Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a "chill pill" and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation.

Supreme Court Trying to Find Its Way After Scalia

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel | Apr 30
Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

Charge Reduced for Mall Easter Bunny in Brawl with Kid's Dad

NATIONAL | Apr 30
A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded.

Trump, Clinton Angle for Advantage in Politics of Gender

NATIONAL | By Nancy Benac | Apr 30
Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.

San Francisco Chief Releases Racist Texts, Orders Training

NATIONAL | By Paul Elias | Apr 30
San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.

Rowdy Trump Protests Portend Explosive California Primary

POLITICS | By Michael R. Blood and Gilliam Flaccus | Apr 30
Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.

America's Top Gay Diplomat Gives Status Report

INTERNATIONAL | By John McDonald | Apr 30
Randy Berry, special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons, updated reporters on the status of his office's mission, saying he's engaged in "challenging conversations with foreign government officials."

Accused Describes Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed SF Gay Man

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 30
The man accused of killing a gay San Francisco man in a hit-and-run crash says he didn't realize he'd hit someone until days later, and he didn't turn himself in because of his son.

Lyft Sued Over Gay Man's Death

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 30
The boyfriend of a man killed in a crash involving Lyft and the dead man's mother are suing the ride-hailing company, saying Lyft's negligence caused the man's death.

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