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Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood as Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right, listen Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

- Associated Press

In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

Archbishop Michael Sheehan talks to reporters Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at St. Joseph Community Health in Albuquerque during an announcement the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is exploring sainthood for Sister Blandina Segale. The Italian-born nun co-founded the first hospitals and schools in New Mexico and reportedly challenged Billy the Kid. She is known for her work with the poor, immigrants and Hispanics and Native Americans during the frontier days. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Nuns, guns and the Wild West

- Catholic News Agency

Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.

Gay Palestinians in Israel highlight of new film

- Associated Press

During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then-Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.

Kansas relaxes gay foster parenting, but not adoption

- Associated Press

A Kansas Department of Children and Families official said Friday that the state will continue to allow qualified single adults to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children, but she said her agency isn't ready to say whether it will allow married same-sex couples to do so.