KY COUNTY CLERK AGAIN REFUSES TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLES, CITING RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS *

ROWAN COUNTY CLERK KIM DAVIS' OFFICE DENIED LICENSES TO AT LEAST TWO COUPLES TUES MORNING *

DAVIS REFUSED TO ISSUE ALL MARRIAGE LICENSES AFTER SUPREME COURT'S JUNE RULING LEGALIZED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE NATIONWIDE *

REFUSAL COULD RESULT IN FINES OR JAIL TIME *

FED JUDGE HAS SUMMONED DAVIS AND HER STAFF TO COURT THURS *

ISIS TERRORISTS KILL 12 IRAQI SOLDIERS AND SUNNI MILITIAMEN WEST OF BAGHDAD IN SERIES OF SUICIDE ATTACKS *

ISIS PRECEDED ATTACKS WITH MORTAR FIRE ON ARMY AND MILITIA POSITIONS OUTSIDE GOVT-HELD TOWN OF HADITHA *

RETALIATORY AIRSTRIKES BY U.S.-LED ALLIANCE KILLED 13 MILITANTS AND DESTROYED SIX ISIS VEHICLES *

U.N. SAYS 1,325 IRAQIS WERE KILLED AND 1,811 INJURED IN AUG VIOLENCE *

U.S. CONSTRUCTION SPENDING IN JULY CLIMBS TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE MAY 2008, BOLSTERED BY INCREASED BUILDING OF HOUSES, FACTORIES AND POWER PLANTS *

COMMERCE DEPT SAYS CONSTRUCTION SPENDING ROSE 0.7% TO AN ADJUSTED ANNUAL RATE OF $1.08 TRIL, WITH TOTAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING UP 13.7% OVER PAST 12 MONTHS *

POLICE HUNT FOR THREE SUSPECTS THEY BELIEVE SHOT AND KILLED AN OFFICER IN VILLAGE OF FOX LAKE, IL, ABOUT 60 MI NW OF CHICAGO *

NORTHEASTERN IL SEARCH AREA IS DESCRIBED AS WOODED AND RURAL *

STORY DEVELOPING *

HEAD OF U.N. CULTURAL AGENCY SAYS ISIS COMMITTED AN "INTOLERABLE CRIME AGAINST CIVILIZATION" BY DESTROYING 2000-YR-OLD TEMPLE OF BEL IN SYRIA, CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST *

MILITANTS USED EXPLOSIVES TO DESTROY THE TEMPLE, DEDICATED IN 32 AD, IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF PALMYRA ON SUN *

SINCE ISIS TOOK OVER PALMYRA IN MAY, THE GROUP HAS DESTROYED A NUMBER OF THE SITE'S ANCIENT TEMPLES AND KILLED ITS FOREMOST SCHOLAR *

POPE FRANCIS SAYS HE'S LETTING PRIESTS FORGIVE WOMEN WHO'VE HAD ABORTIONS IF THEY'RE "CONTRITE" *

FRANCIS EXPLAINS IN LETTER THAT HIS DECISION CAME AFTER MEETING MANY WOMEN BEARING "THE SCAR OF THIS AGONIZING" DECISION TO ABORT *

PONTIFF SAYS ALL PRIESTS, NOT JUST THE TRADITIONAL BISHOPS, MISSIONARIES OR DIOCESE CONFESSORS, MAY PERFORM THE ABSOLUTION DURING UPCOMING HOLY YEAR OF MERCY *

VATICAN SAYS "THIS IS BY NO MEANS AN ATTEMPT TO MINIMIZE THE GRAVITY OF THIS SIN BUT TO WIDEN THE POSSIBILITY OF SHOWING MERCY" *

NORTH KOREAN NATIONAL CHOIR PERFORMS IN MOSCOW FOR FIRST TIME, WITH MILITARY-INSPIRED CONCERT IN RUSSIAN CAPITAL *

MEMBERS OF THE MALE CHOIR WORE FULL MILITARY DRESS AND PERFORMED IN FRONT OF A SCREEN SHOWING MILITARY SCENES AND N KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN *

N KOREA'S AMBASSADOR SAYS CONCERT WAS PART OF NEW CULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES *

MEANWHILE, ACLU FILES CONTEMPT MOTION AGAINST DAVIS ON BEHALF OF KY CLIENTS *

SENS BOB CASEY (D-PA) AND CHRIS COONS (D-DE) ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, BRINGING IT CLOSER TO 34 VOTES NEEDED TO KEEP IT ALIVE *

SUPPORTERS AIM TO GET 41 VOTES IN FAVOR OF DEAL, WHICH WOULD SPARE PRES OBAMA FROM HAVING TO VETO GOP LEGISLATION AIMED AT BLOCKING IT *

REPUBLICANS UNANIMOUSLY OPPOSE DEAL THAT SEEKS TO CURB IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM IN EXCHANGE FOR LIFTING OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS *

GUNFIRE FROM ISIS-CONTROLLED AREA ACROSS SYRIAN BORDER KILLS TURKISH SOLDIER *

SECOND SOLDIER REPORTED MISSING *

ON SAT, TURKEY ANNOUNCED ITS FIGHTER JETS HAD CARRIED OUT THEIR FIRST AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS AS PART OF U.S.-LED COALITION *

TURKEY AGREED IN JULY TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE AGAINST ISIS FOLLOWING TWO BORDER ATTACKS, ONE OF WHICH KILLED 33 PEOPLE *

SUSPECTED ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS ATTACK ARMY CHECKPOINT IN TIMBUKTU, MALI, KILLING AT LEAST TWO SOLDIERS AND WOUNDING ONE *

ANOTHER SOLDIER IS MISSING *

MALIAN GOVT SAYS AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TERRORISTS WHO CARRIED OUT ATTACK...AL QAEDA-LINKED MILITANTS SEIZED TIMBUKTU IN 2012, HOLDING IT UNTIL A FRENCH-LED MILITARY OP OUSTED THEM A YR LATER *

LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE SAYS TWO MALE SUSPECTS ARE WHITE, ONE BLACK *

L.A. CITY COUNCIL VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO PURSUE BID TO HOST 2024 SUMMER OLYMPICS *

VOTE CLEARS WAY FOR MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS THAT BEGIN WORK ON NEGOTIATIONS WITHOUT OBLIGATING THE CITY FINANCIALLY *

INTL OLYMPIC CMTE WILL PICK HOST CITY IN 2017, WITH CONTENDERS INCLUDING ROME, PARIS, HAMBURG, GERMANY, AND BUDAPEST, HUNGARY *

IF SELECTED, L.A. WOULD JOIN LONDON AS ONLY CITIES TO HOST THE OLYMPICS THREE TIMES *

MONSOON STORM KNOCKS DOWN TREES, DAMAGES BUILDING AND TOPPLES A TRACTOR-TRAILER ON A PHOENIX-AREA FREEWAY MON *

AREA UTILITY COMPANIES SAY ABOUT 20,000 CUSTOMERS REMAIN WITHOUT POWER, DOWN FROM 70,000 MON EVENING *

SEVERE WEATHER BEGAN AROUND SUNDOWN MON AND INCLUDED LIGHTNING, 65-MPH WINDS AND UP TO 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN...AZ'S MONSOON SEASON USUALLY RUNS FROM MID-JUNE TO THE END OF SEPT *

JUDGE ORDERS TWO IA MEN HELD WITHOUT BAIL ON CHARGES OF MAKING ONLINE THREATS AGAINST BOSTON POKEMON COMPETITION LAST MONTH *

18-YR-OLD KEVIN NORTON AND 27-YR-OLD JAMES STUMBO WILL BE HELD FOR AT LEAST FOUR MONTHS AS THEY AWAIT TRIAL ON CHARGES OF ILLEGAL GUN AND AMMO POSSESSION *

PROSECUTORS SAY NORTON USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO THREATEN A MISSOURI MAN AT THE CONVENTION AND THE SUSPECTS HAD A 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN, AN AR-15 RIFLE AND NEARLY 300 ROUNDS OF AMMO IN THE CAR WHEN THEY TRIED TO REGISTER FOR EVENT *

JUDGE REJECTED DEFENSE CLAIM THAT THREATS WERE "VAGUE BRAVADO TALK" *

PENTAGON TEAM VISITING NAVY BRIG OUTSIDE CHARLESTON, SC, TO EVALUATE WHETHER FACILITY COULD BE SUITABLE TO HOUSE DETAINEES FROM PRISON AT GUANTANAMO BAY *

PENTAGON SPOX SAYS THE TEAM WILL VISIT THE BRIG WED AND THURS TO ASSESS FEASIBILITY AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH HOUSING DETAINEES *

OBAMA ADMIN HAS PRIORITIZED CLOSING GITMO, THOUGH MOVE FACES OPPOSITION FROM BOTH REPUBS AND DEMS IN CONGRESS *