Where Gay Marriage Is Legal

D.C. Joins Five States in Legalizing Gay Marriage Gay marriage continues to be a hot-button issue for many Americans. Whenever it’s legalized (or banned) anywhere in the world, searches immediately soar. In Washington, D.C., gay marriage was recently legalized, sparking tremendous Web interest. A lesbian couple who had been together for 12 years became the […]

What it was like growing up on Alcatraz

Betty Lou Vickery is one of the rarest people anywhere. She lived on Alcatraz Island when it was a military disciplinary barracks – before it became the most famous penitentiary in America. “There can’t be many people in the world still around who lived here then,” she said on a return visit this week to […]

J-Lo falls flat at the AMAs

American Music Awards: J-Lo falls flat at the AMAs J-Lo provided one of the unintentional highlights of the American Music Awards when she fell over on stage in the middle of her dance routine. The star otherwise known as Jennifer Lopez landed on her famous behind mid-way through her performance of Louboutins. She had climbed […]

Google search still working in China

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. triggered a false alarm Thursday by posting a notice that its search engine and several other services had been cut off from mainland China – a key market where the company has been locked in a high-profile battle over online censorship. But what initially looked like a dramatic development turned […]

‘Dirty Dancing’ star Patrick Swayze dies at 57

LOS ANGELES – Patrick Swayze personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” to the way he carried himself in his long fight with pancreatic cancer. Swayze died from the illness on Monday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was […]

WikiLeaks reveals sites critical to US security

In a disclosure of some of the most sensitive information revealed by WikiLeaks so far, the website has released a secret cable listing sites worldwide that the U.S. considers critical to its national security. The locations cited in the diplomatic cable from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton range from undersea communications lines to […]

Diff’rent Strokes Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain Conrad Bain was born February 4, 1923 in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada.  Wryly humorous Canadian character actor Conrad Bain was all wrapped up in such athletic pursuits as hockey and speed skating when, in his junior year of high school, he suddenly became fascinated with acting. He studied at Alberta’s Banff School of Fine […]

Jennifer Aniston, hit by scam

Jennifer Aniston named as victim of salon fraud The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing credit card information from Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler and running up tens of thousands of fraudulent payments on their accounts. According to court documents in the case, a […]

No class, no cash: “Slumdog”

No class, no cash: “Slumdog” kids miss school MUMBAI, India – The slum kid stars of “Slumdog Millionaire” want a lot of things in life — new houses, a car, trips to London and Paris — but they aren’t too interested in school. Ten-year-old Rubina Ali has missed nearly 75 percent of her classes and […]

‘Sheriff Joe’ defiant after immigration ruling

PHOENIX – Lost in the hoopla over Arizona’s immigration law is the fact that state and local authorities for years have been doing their own aggressive crackdowns in the busiest illegal gateway into the country. Nowhere in the U.S. is local enforcement more present than in metropolitan Phoenix, where Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio routinely […]