Aug 26, 2012 10:06 EDT
Ron Paul supporters are pondering what next for the libertarian cause and complaining bitterly of betrayal by a party establishment about to crown Mitt Romney the Republican presidential nominee.
Aug 24, 2012 10:59 EDT
Batman, the comic book superhero, stalks the night saving Gotham from villains, but Baltimore's Caped Crusader just wants sick kids to feel better -- a mission undeterred by last month's deadly shooting at a screening of the fictional hero's latest movie.
Aug 21, 2012 02:02 EDT
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick departed an NFL pre-season contest against New England with a rib injury, a week after hurting his thumb in a pre-season game.
Aug 07, 2012 18:37 EDT
Marvin Hamlisch, the composer behind a string of Broadway and Hollywood hits including "A Chorus Line," "The Way We Were" and "The Sting," has died, his publicist said Tuesday. He was 68.
Jul 22, 2012 17:02 EDT
Shoppers at a Sears department store in the US state of Pennsylvania were evacuated after an unwanted guest -- a young female bear -- wandered in over the weekend, local media said.
Jul 19, 2012 22:52 EDT
Robb Myer cannot stomach the notion of being stuck at the entrance of a restaurant waiting for word that a table is finally available.
Jul 16, 2012 18:53 EDT
Bob Babbitt, who laid down the bass lines for a raft of Motown hits by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, died Monday, the Motown Museum in Detroit said. He was 74.
Jul 11, 2012 18:26 EDT
Traditionalist bishops voiced dissent Wednesday after the Episcopal Church became the biggest faith group in the United States to approve a provisional rite for blessing same-sex unions.
Jul 10, 2012 02:01 EDT
Detroit slugger Prince Fielder belted 12 home runs in the final round to win the Home Run Derby, part of the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities.
Jul 06, 2012 20:00 EDT
After nearly four hours of debate, the Presbyterian Church (USA) narrowly voted down a gay marriage proposal. After nearly four hours of debate, the 2 million member Presbyterian Church (USA) narrowly voted down a gay marriage proposal. At the Church's biennial convention in Pittsburgh, proponents of marriage equality proposed a constitutional change which would expand the definition of marriage to include gay and lesbian couples. Church delegates voted against the measure 338-308, the AP reported. The Church's Civil Union and Marriage Issues Committee voted in favor of the change on Thursday night. Opponents warned that the move would create a division between the Church and other more conservative Presbyterian churches outside the U.S., while backers argued that the Church should lead by example. The proposal threatened to ?tear the Church apart,? Michael Wilson told the General Assembly. ?[T]he Church doesn't ask us to do what others approve of, it asks us to do what is right? said
Jul 02, 2012 18:35 EDT
Martin Brodeur, the 40-year-old goaltender who helped lift the New Jersey Devils into the Stanley Cup Final, signed a two-year deal on Monday to stay with the National Hockey League team.
Jun 07, 2012 20:00 EDT
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. Ravenstahl's pledge to support equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples comes two months after he said he would not be joining the group. Ravenstahl's spokesperson, Joanna Doven, told a reporter in April that he does not support gay marriage and would not join the group. ?My position actually changed well before that,? Ravenstahl, 32, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The mayor said Doven was referencing his last public statement on the issue, which he made during a 2009 debate. Mayors for the Freedom to Marry has grown to include more than 200 mayors from across the country from its original 80 members at its January launch. ?My mind has changed. My heart has changed. I thought it was important to express that,? Ravenstahl said, noting that he reversed course after speaking with gay friends and staff and gay rights activists
Jun 04, 2012 20:00 EDT
Rocker Melissa Etheridge has said she is looking for a balance in how she portrays being gay. ?Rocker Melissa Etheridge has said she is looking for a balance in how she portrays being gay. The 51-year-old Etheridge will take the stage Saturday at Pittsburgh Pride 2012, titled Pride in the Name of Love. It is the first time the singer-songwriter has taken part in a Pride event of any kind. ?You know, I never wanted to come off as being too gay or never want to be pretending to be straight ? there's this kind of Midwestern balance I can walk here. We can know I'm gay, but I don't have to get up there and be all gay you know? I can just be me,? Etheridge told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Etheridge came out as a lesbian in 1993 ? both officially and musically with the release of her fourth studio album Yes I Am ? and has since been a vocal advocate for gay rights. ?I have often been asked to come to this pride thing or that pride thing, but Pittsburgh was the first time that there was an a
Jun 01, 2012 02:03 EDT
In a modern, airy workshop located in a fashionable Kathmandu shopping hub frequented by Nepal's rich and famous, two skilled craftsmen assemble some of the world's most exclusive luxury watches.
May 29, 2012 22:35 EDT
Ryota Igarashi, who spent 10 seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League, was obtained off waivers by the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball transaction.
May 26, 2012 14:14 EDT
Spain's Nicolas Almagro got the perfect boost ahead of the French Open by ending the magical claycourt run of American qualifier Brian Baker 6-3, 6-2 to successfully defend his Nice Open title on Sunday.
May 24, 2012 06:45 EDT
Los Angeles has something of a bad reputation for traffic jams, with its perennially snarled freeways. But, surprisingly, it's not the worst US city for gridlock, says a new study.
May 22, 2012 02:31 EDT
Forty-three Catholic dioceses, universities and other organizations have filed 12 suits across several US states challenging a federal requirement that their health plans cover birth control.
May 04, 2012 12:48 EDT
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum met Friday to do some fence mending after a bitter campaign, but Romney said he is not expecting his former rival's formal backing just yet.
Apr 23, 2012 11:55 EDT
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney was campaigning in Pennsylvania ahead of the state's Tuesday primary with Marco Rubio in tow, the US senator widely discussed as a possible running mate.