A Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite this summer’s Supreme Court ruling that such marriages are a civil right is now asking the high court to cut her a break. Attorneys for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis are petitioning the Supreme CourtContinue Reading

Wal-Mart, in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check. Regional executives told store managers at the retailer’s annual holiday planning meeting this monthContinue Reading

The drama between Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III is just one reason the Washington Redskins are a disaster. The Washington Post/Getty Images The point of professional sports is to put a winning product on the field, yet there are some NFL teams that are making a hot mess outContinue Reading

Hiram Ramirez didn’t expect problems this week when she went to get a birth certificate for her newborn daughter, Dulce. Ramirez, 28, a native of neighboring Reynosa, Mexico, crossed the border illegally and has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for years. Her two older daughters, ages 3 and 14,Continue Reading

On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire.Continue Reading

It’s the middle of the day for Eric, a 24-year-old research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and nature is calling. Eric leaves his job and hops a train. Then a bus. Then he walks some more. He passes countless toilets, and he needs to use them, but heContinue Reading

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German. All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week. Even before Germany abolished college tuition for allContinue Reading

More about black lies Matthew Whitehurst is a 23 year old Air Force jet engine mechanic who has served in the Middle East, Japan, and South Korea. But, it’s an assault in Uptown Charlotte that could keep him from a special deployment to Europe next month. “I’m angry and IContinue Reading

Some general observations: As you can see my vacation was a pleasurable week and I met some incredible people, and as Mac Arthur said “I WILL RETURN”. Hanging out at the business of the people I was visiting, I also learned there is a fairly strong LGBT community there. TalkingContinue Reading

A former franchisee claims executives in Subway’s advertising unit knew about their famous spokesman’s interest in sex with children going as far back as 2008. Cindy Mills, who ran a Subway restaurant franchise in Pensacola, Fla., said she started reaching out to Subway executives about Jared Fogle’s interest in children afterContinue Reading

Confederate Flag Vest-Wearing Ohio Police Chief Won’t Apologize An Ohio police chief isn’t really addressing controversy that has unfolded since he was seen in photos wearing a Confederate Flag vest while vacationing in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Port Clinton police Chief Robert Hickman said that he doesn’t “look at theContinue Reading

A Caltrans engineer was playing golf instead of working, according to a new report from the California State Auditor. This happened 55 times between August 2012 to March 2014 — for an estimated four and half hours each day. “It is not acceptable, it is outrageous,” Caltrans Deputy Director of External Affairs Will ShuckContinue Reading