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  • Everything You Need to Know About Prop 8, DOMA

    Everything You Need to Know About Prop 8, DOMA

    (WASHINGTON) — After months of waiting, the Supreme Court is set to hand down decisions in two cases concerning gay marriage.  Here’s what you need to know about the two cases: Prop 8 — Hollingsworth v. Perry Two same-sex couples — Kristin M. Perry and Sandra B. Stier, and Paul T. Katami and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo — are challenging California’s ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Although the court could rule more narrowly, this case asks the question of whether there is a fundamental right to gay marriage. Jurisdictional Issues: The original sponsors of… Read more

  • Zoo's Rhino Named Ethan After Ala. Boy Rescued from Bunker

    Zoo's Rhino Named Ethan After Ala. Boy Rescued from Bunker

    (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The first rhino calf to thrive after being conceived through artificial insemination in North America has been named after the Alabama boy who was rescued from a bunker in February. The Montgomery Zoo in Alabama announced it named its baby Indian rhino after Ethan Gilman, the 6-year-old who was held against his will by Jimmy Lee Dykes in an underground bunker for nearly a week in Midland City, Ala. “It was a significant birth to the species of the rhino, and Ethan’s rescue was very significant,” Montgomery Zoo’s deputy director, Marcia Woodard, told ABC News. “What better… Read more

  • Woman Forced Off Flight, Charged for Not Turning Off Cellphone

    Woman Forced Off Flight, Charged for Not Turning Off Cellphone

    (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A woman was forcibly removed from a US Airways flight this week for refusing to comply with flight crew instructions. Much of what appears to have happened was videotaped by a fellow passenger and posted to YouTube (warning: graphic language). The flight, US Airways 906, was bound for Charlotte, N.C., from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. According to a report obtained by ABC News from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, passenger Lindsay Bien-aime refused to comply with flight attendant instructions prior to takeoff and “became unruly.” The pilot ordered the woman off the plane. Despite orders from Broward… Read more

  • 'Whitey' Bulger: 'Tip Your Hat to Tommy' as He Passed Tommy King's Highway Grave

    'Whitey' Bulger: 'Tip Your Hat to Tommy' as He Passed Tommy King's Highway Grave

    (BOSTON) — Margaret King knew it was risky to storm into Triple O’s bar in South Boston to demand answers from a guy like James “Whitey” Bulger. Nevertheless, that’s what she did in 1975 after her husband disappeared, she told a court on Tuesday in the federal trial of the man she has hated for decades, the man she always believed had murdered her husband Tommy King. “I’m sure he was agitated that I would bother him,” King recalled of the day she went into the Winter Hill hangout to ask Bulger, “Where is my husband?” King testified in the… Read more

  • Mavis Staples’ New Studio Album, "One True Vine," in Stores Now

    Mavis Staples’ New Studio Album, "One True Vine," in Stores Now

    Mavis Staples has just released a new studio effort titled One True Vine.  The album marks the gospel/soul legend’s second collaboration with Jeff Tweedy of the acclaimed alt-country/modern-rock group Wilco. One True Vine features a few songs penned by Tweedy, plus covers of Funkadelic‘s “Can You Get to That” and Nick Lowe‘s “Far Celestial Shore,” as well as a new rendition of “I Like the Things About Me,” a song co-written by Mavis’ late father, Pops Staples, that she used to perform with their family group The Staple Singers.  Tweedy played almost all of the instruments on the album except… Read more

  • New Archival Jerry Garcia Band Live Album Features Covers-Filled Set from 1990

    New Archival Jerry Garcia Band Live Album Features Covers-Filled Set from 1990

    The second installment in a series of archival concert albums from the Jerry Garcia Band was released Tuesday.  Garcia Live Volume Two: August 5th, 1990 Greek Theatre features a complete and previously unreleased performance the late Grateful Dead frontman’s side group played in Berkeley, California. The 16-track album, which is available as a two-CD set and a digital download, features a number of interesting cover tunes, including Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Forever Young,” Van Morrison‘s “And It Stoned Me,” The Band‘s “Evangeline,” and the Motown classic “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You).”  Banjo virtuoso… Read more

  • Army Reducing Number of Combat Brigades

    Army Reducing Number of Combat Brigades

    (WASHINGTON) — The United States Army is slashing its number of combat brigades from 45 to 33 — moving forward with the long-planned move to cut its ranks by 80,000. The downsizing was in the works long before sequestration due to draw-downs in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the Pentagon on Tuesday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno announced which 12 units were being downsized and which Army bases would be impacted. Ten brigade combat teams will be deactivated in the U.S.; the two others are based in Europe. The U.S. bases include: Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; Fort Bliss and… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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