San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has capitulated to pressure from parents and teachers at four Bay Area Catholic high schools, agreeing to elide his characterization of same-sex marriage, homosexuality and contraception as “gravely evil” from a new handbook.
On Thursday, “The Jeremy Kyle Show” celebrated its ten-year anniversary by rebroadcasting a segment from 2012 in which two gay lovers discovered they were half-brothers.
An ex-con from Maryland and five of his friends were arrested late Thursday in the slaughter of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper.
Michael Sam, the first openly-gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, agreed to play football for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
On Thursday, volunteers who had joined professional environmental cleanup contractors to remove the detritus from a Wednesday oil spill that washed up on Refugio State Beach were asked to go home and leave the job to the experts.
Apparently, Hillary Clinton is least popular among the American public when she runs for president.
On Thursday—possibly triggered by the lawsuit brought by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) last month to get the Obama administration to back off its plans to expand Medicaid in his state—the Obama administration announced it would not entirely withhold funds for a federal program called the Low Income Pool (LIP).
On Wednesday, prosecutors decided not to file charges against 15 students at Venice High School who had been suspected of sex crimes and arrested. Greg Risling of the District Attorney’s Office stated that they had “insufficient evidence,” according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Unsurprisingly, a new Field Poll survey in the heavily Democratic state indicates a majority of Californians still support President Barack Obama.
On Thursday, Judge Michael A. Donio of New Jersey dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice because the former Baltimore Ravens running back completed a pretrial intervention.
On Wednesday, Caltrans confirmed that one of the 424 25-foot-long steel rods supporting the Bay Bridge eastern span’s tower has fractured. Brian Maroney, Caltrans’ lead bridge engineer on the eastern span project, showed reporters the 3-inch-thick tower rod, asserting that Caltrans didn’t know what had caused it to break and that any reasons given for the break would be “speculative,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
After Emma Sulkowicz, aka Mattress Girl, who walked around the campus of Columbia University carrying a mattress to protest the university’s attitude to her debunked “rape,” graduated and carried her mattress through the ceremony, someone started a hashtag and Twitter account called @fakerape, and subtitled it Faking Rape to Perpetuate an Astroturf Agenda.
The California Medical Association, capitulating to proponents of “physician-assisted suicide,” has become the first medical association in the country to eschew opposing the practice.
On Sunday, the pristine, golden mica-flecked beaches of Coronado were hit with contamination warnings as sewage from the Tijuana River, swollen by recent rains, flowed north.
Cheryl Mills — who served as Associate Counsel to the President in the White House in the Bill Clinton Administration, defended Clinton in his 1999 impeachment trial, and served as the Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton when Clinton was Secretary of State — tried to block certain records involving Clinton that had been requested through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), according to the Wall Street Journal.
Greg Howard, writing for Deadspin, threw a hissy fit because ESPN announced the hiring of Will Cain, a conservative, as a reporter.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has joined attorneys general in every state in accusing four cancer charities, run by extended members of the same family, of lying to donors, collecting $187 million from 2008 through 2012, while spending only 3% of the total on helping actual cancer patients. The four charities are the Cancer Fund of America, the Breast Cancer Society, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and Cancer Support Services.
On Tuesday, Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student whose questionable story of how she was raped by another student led her to carry a mattress everywhere she went on campus for years, gaining her enough notoriety that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand invited her to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, ignored the university’s email banning large or heavy objects from the graduation ceremony and carried the mattress onstage when she accepted her diploma.
On Monday, the 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a prior decision by a three-member panel of the same court that forced YouTube to take down the video “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked condemnation among Muslims globally and was falsely cited by the Obama Administrations as the catalyst for the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
LOS ANGELES — Half of the students in their junior year at four affluent high schools in California–Gunn, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes and Calabasas–have chosen to ignore the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the tests based on Common Core that premiere at California high schools this spring.
Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins, who holds the all-time record for hits in a season with 262 in 2004, got two more, the second of which gave him 2,873 career hits, tying him Monday night with Babe Ruth on the all-time hit list.
A black firefighter in the New York Fire Department who was hired as a “priority hire” has allegedly been evading fires while his Engine Co. 257 coworkers risk their lives in the blazes, according to the New York Post.
In yet another example of either the utter incompetence and ignorance of Barack Obama as commander-in-chief or the more nefarious possibility that he loftily ignored signs of Islamic terror, a report shows his administration received warnings in 2012 of the rise of the Islamic State.
On Sunday afternoon, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage, used the occasion of presiding over a same-sex wedding ceremony to cite the Constitution as the source of her power to wed the two men.
On Monday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will offer a new proposal entailing the revival of moribund housing plans worth $500 million as he competes with Supervisor John Avalos, who announced a $500 million bond measure last week at the same board meeting in which Lee proposed a $250 million affordable housing plan.