Yoko Ono's publicist is suing Eataly, chef Mario Batali's Manhattan restaurant, claiming the bouncers shouted homophobic slurs at him and hurled him through a glass window. Kip Kouri suffered a gash on his leg that required stitches, cuts on his head and injuries to both knees in the assault on July 17, said his lawyer, Richard Klass. Show More Summary
Joan Rivers is being kept alive by machines as her family decides how to proceed, reports TMZ. According to our sources, the family will have to decide in the next couple of days whether to keep the 81-year-old on life support. We’re told the family remains hopeful that if they do decide to turn off [...]
The St. Louis Rams have released defensive end rookie Michael Sam, the seventh-round draft pick making a bid to become the first openly gay player on an NFL team. Sam, a seventh round draft pick, had a strong preseason with 11 tackles and three sacks. A team source told ESPN that if Sam clears waivers the team is hoping to sign him to the 10-man practice squad.
The Rams cut Sam on Saturday, but that doesn't mean his dream of making the NFL -- and becoming its first openly gay player -- are over. The post Michael Sam Released By St. Louis Rams appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If you’re John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you to call? It turns out, a convicted man who was sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding the EPA!
Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get...Show More Summary
The Las Vegas Sun reports that residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area have run up $3.88 billion – yes, that’s billion with a B – in credit card debt as of June 2014. The residents are not alone. There’s more credit card indebtedness piling up in Texas. Show More Summary
Brit Christina Fonthes went to the Democratic Republic of Congo to visit with her mother and sister to stay with an aunt, but the mother had her passport taken away. Fonthes, a LGBT activist, was told her family wanted to keep her in the DRC to “fix” her sexuality. They were apparently unhappy with her [...]
Another voice for net neutrality. The drumbeat for the Federal Communications Commission to solve the threat to net neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a public utility has been gaining steam. That now includes a letter from Sen. Show More Summary
Because of the success of the ice bucket challenge, more of these stunts are showing up, with #feelingnuts getting traction now. Now we have to endure watching men feeling their testicles, like British television presenter Rick Edwards. The latest trend that seems like it might actually have a chance at catching on is more about [...]
The right wing has added another name to the list of foreign leaders that they're continually fawning over while attacking President Obama. Anyone else still remember the days when they would be screaming treason if anyone dared to criticize our "commander in chief during a time of war?" How times have changed.
A federal judge on Friday struck down new requirements for Texas abortion facilities -- a decision that could have shuttered all but a few abortion clinics in the state. The standards were set to go into effect Monday. U.S. DistrictShow More Summary
The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. Show More Summary
FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsuit against the company. Show More Summary
The behavior of the California man’s four pit bulls resulted in a second degree murder conviction for him. A jury found Alex Donald Jackson, 31, guilty of murder Friday after Pamela Devitt was killed by his four pit bulls during her morning walk on May 9, 2013. The Littlerock woman was bitten 200 times, according [...]
A California dog owner whose four pit bulls mauled and killed a 63-year-old woman near her home last year was convicted of second-degree murder Friday. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, faces 24 years to life when sentenced in October for the death of Pamela Devitt, who was attacked by the dogs while taking a walk in Littlerock. Show More Summary
The Obama Administration is furtively guarding their chosen strategy to deal with ISIL. This is reminiscent of a certain White House Correspondents' dinner where the President calmly played the part of a relaxed president enjoying a moment of levity. Show More Summary
The Warren court unanimously held in 1954 that separate is not equal. Today, due to the concentration of poverty, far too many American children are being taught in over-crowded classrooms with inexperienced teachers with substandard materials. Robert Reich asks why we’re not discussing the fundamental outrage of schools and race. In a few days, a [...]
This week's source material: The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and HeatherShow More Summary
The Minneapolis suburb is represented by the first Muslim American ever elected to Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison. The post Federal Government Sues Minnesota City For Rejecting A Proposed Islamic Center appeared first on ThinkProgress...