Son of Haqqani founder killed in Pakistan strike

KABUL, Afghanistan – The son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani network was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said Sunday. Story on A4.

Battle for gay rights takes on new urgency

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The battle for gay rights is playing out in city halls and town squares, with opponents of expanded nondiscrimination laws trying to reverse decisions by government officials. Story on A6.

Romney still battling fallout from Akin flap

TAMPA, Fla. – Mitt Romney accused President Obama’s campaign of trying to link him to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s statements about rape and abortion, while admitting the controversy is hurting the Republican Party. Story on A6.