{FD} Judge’s ruling still awaited on Mississippi gay-marriage law

An attorney said he’s “not at all concerned” that a federal judge didn’t hand down rulings by the close of business Thursday in two challenges to a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to gay marriage.

{FD} Man seen on video kidnapping woman gets 35 years in prison

A man seen on surveillance video grabbing a screaming, struggling woman off a Philadelphia street has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

{FD} White officer’s firing over ‘he’s a black guy’ remark upheld

A judge has upheld a decision to fire a white Rhode Island police sergeant who made racially offensive remarks about a black officer.

{FD} Crowdfunding Survives a Crucial Legal Challenge Few Know About

A DC Court rejects challenges from Massachusetts and Montana to the popular new law that allows regular people to invest in private companies.

{FD} The Latest: Essence Festival 2016 begins

The Latest on the annual Essence Festival held over the July 4th holiday in New Orleans (all times local): 5:25 p.m.

{FD} Highlights of plan to end ban on transgender service members

Highlights of the yearlong plan to end the ban on transgender people serving in the military and allow transgender people to enlist and those already serving to change their gender identity: — Effective Thursday, no otherwise qualified service member can be forced out of the military or denied reenlistment.

{FD} OD victim’s mom: Tunnel suspects ‘heroes’ for rescue attempt

The mother of a woman whose overdose death in New York City spurred a rescue attempt by three people arrested with a cache of weapons near the Holland Tunnel says the suspects are heroes for trying to help.

{FD} Quaresma the shootout hero as Portugal beats Poland

Ricardo Quaresma scored the winning penalty as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 in a shootout in the European Championship quarterfinals on Thursday following a 1-1 draw after extra time.

{FD} Dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing videogames

A Florida man who kept playing videogames after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy.

{FD} No sign of entangled blue whale off Southern California

A blue whale entangled in crab pot line has remained out of sight since rescuers off the Southern California coast unsuccessfully tried to free the giant mammal earlier this week.

{FD} Properties of ex-Argentine leader Fernandez raided in probe

Authorities on Thursday raided several properties owned by former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez as part of an investigation into possible illegal enrichment during her time in office.

{FD} The Latest: Supporter ‘overwhelmed’ at news of new trial

The Latest on the man at the center of the “Serial” podcast being granted a new trial (all times local): 5:30 p.m.

{FD} 10 suspects linked to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast attacks

Authorities say they now have arrested 10 people in connection with attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, most of them charged with providing help and shelter to the jihadists.

{FD} Man arrested in fatal shooting of 3 in suburban DC home

Maryland police have charged a man in a shooting that left three people dead and two injured.

{FD} Dogs Give Vets Faith in Society Again

New efforts pair service animals with our most deserving military

{FD} Hershey rejects takeover offer from chocolate competitor Mondelez

Hershey says it rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world’s best known cookies and chocolates under one company.

{FD} How to Enjoy Time Off When You’re the Boss

If you can’t run your business and take a vacation, you should consider getting a job.

{FD} The Latest: 15-year-old to face charges in boy’s death

The Latest on charges filed in a 13-year-old’s shooting death (all times local): 4:30 p.m.

{FD} How I Got Into Sales

Sales is not a talent you are born with, it is a lucrative skill you learn and improve at.

{FD} New England Mafia ex-capo will return to Boston with charges

A former high-ranking member of the New England Mafia will be returned to Boston from Florida to face charges he lied to federal officials about the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner.