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Study: Global Warming May Cause Polar Bear Population To Decrease In 10 Years

A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the world’s polar bear population could see a decline by the year 2025 due to the effects of global warming. According to the Associated Press, via ABC News, the study is part of a draft recovery plan created by the U.S. Show More Summary

After Massive Upset, There's a New Top Dog in Competitive Eating

After eight consecutive victories at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Joey Chestnut has been defeated by Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, 62 dogs to 60, according to the Associated Press. Today's surprise upset in Coney Island marks the most dramatic news in competitive binge-eating since Chestnut defeated the... More »

Bakery That Refused to Bake Cake For Lesbian Couple Must Pay Damages

21 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages. According to the Associated Press, the damages were ordered by Oregon’s bureau of labor and industries for the “emotional suffering” caused by the bakeries actions. Read more...

White House correspondents unveil proposals to loosen presidential press control

The White House Correspondents’ Association unveiled a set of “principles and practices” Saturday in search of “meaningful and consistent access to the President and his or her aides whenever and wherever they conduct the public’s business.” The...Show More Summary

Federal Election Commission fines Sanders-affiliated PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has fined a political action committee associated with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for missing financial reporting deadlines. The Vermont Press Bureau reports that the FEC in December sent a letter to the Progressive Voters of America Leadership PAC warning about the missed deadlines.

PHILADELPHIA: Jim Obergefell Places Wreath At Site Of 1965 Gay Rights Rally

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man at the center of the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. Show More Summary

QPR reject £12 million bid from Leicester for striker Charlie Austin

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Managerless Leicester have had a bid of £12million for QPR striker Charlie Austin rejected, Press Association Sport understands. The 25-year-old forward scored 18 Premier League goals for the Rs last season but could not help keep the west London club … Continue reading ?

Boko Haram Raids Kill More Than 100 in "Reclaimed" Region of Nigeria

Terror group Boko Haram shot and killed more than 100 people this week in attacks on Nigerian towns that had been "recaptured this year from Boko Haram by a multinational army," the Associated Press reports. Some of the raids targeted...Show More Summary

NYC Restaurant Per Se Settles Complaint It Stiffed Waiters

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Joel Kramer / (CC BY 2.0) One of New York City’s most expensive restaurants has agreed to pay a $500,000 settlement against a complaint that it funneled tip money intended for servers back to the restaurant. Associated Press reports via The Guardian: The settlement covers the period from January 2011 through September 2012. Show More Summary

Same-sex Kentucky couples sue clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that four couples are suing Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, for refusing to issue them marriage licenses, The Associated Press reports. Two of the couples are of the same sex. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of all four couples. The Supreme...

Genevieve Tokic (McDermott Will & Emery) Joins Northern Illinois Law School Faculty

Northern Illinois College of Law Press Release: Genevieve Tokic, an associate from the tax group at McDermott Will & Emery, will teach courses in the areas of tax and international business, where her expertise in international tax planning and cross-border business transactions will well-complement the school's global reach and credentials....

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant – reports

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

An outsider contractor working at a Volkswagen factory in Germany has been crushed to death by a robot. Heiko Hillwig, a Volkswagen spokesman, confirmed to the Associated Press that a team including the 22-year old man were involved in setting up a stationary robot at the company’s factory in Baunatal, Germany, around 100km north of […]

Report: Bucks trade Jared Dudley to Wizards

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Washington Wizards are close to acquiring forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second-round draft pick.

Dwyane Wade Re-Signs with Heat: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The long and fruitful marriage between Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat will continue, as the two sides have agreed to a new deal. Wade announced on Instagram he will be returning to the Heat: Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported the deal is worth $20 million for one year. Show More Summary

Lillard agrees to five-year max extension with Blazers

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Damian Lillard has agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers on a five-year extension worth more than $120 million.

Report: Suns deal three players to Pistons for pick

The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a future draft pick, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The move was very likely a bid to clear salary space to sign free agent LaMarcus Aldridge.

Dwyane Wade signs 1-year, $20 million deal with Heat, per report

The star shooting guard is sticking around Miami for at least one more year. Dwyane Wade has re-signed with the Miami Heat on a one-year, $20 million contract, according to the Associated Press. The three-time NBA Champion seemed like a shoo-in to finish out his career in Miami where he started it, but tensions started to flare in the offseason. Show More Summary

Four Kentucky Couples Sue Clerk for Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage License

On Thursday evening, the ACLU announced four same-sex couples had sued a Kentucky clerk for refusing to issue them marriage licenses, the Associated Press reports. The Supreme Court struck down a state-level gay marriage ban last week, effectively legalizing it across the U.S. Show More Summary

Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.

Indiana sex offenders use GOP’s ‘religious freedom’ law in fight to attend church on school property

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Two sex offenders in Indiana are trying take advantage of a so-called religious freedom law to force the state to allow them to attend churches even if they are on school property. The Associated Press reported, that American Civil Liberties Union filed suit this week on behalf of two sex offenders...

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