Augusta National Golf Club has admitted female members for the first time in its 80-year history.
The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October.
David Beckham, sporting designer underwear, is making appearances around New York City – in the form of 10-foot-tall metallic statues, that is.
The massive sculptures have gone up as part of a promotion for the soccer player’s new underwear line for H&M.
Lincoln, Neb., voters won’t be asked whether to enact a local gay rights ordinance in the November election.
City officials have not scheduled a vote on the so-called “fairness amendment” that bans discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
The head of a second Christian conservative organization said authorities found a note containing her group’s contact information in the pocket of a man charged with opening fire at the Washington offices of the Family Research Council, wounding a security guard.
Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty said FBI agents visited her group’s Capitol Hill offices hours after the shooting as part of their investigation. The next day, she said, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force came by and confirmed that “our information was in his pocket,” including the location of the group’s offices.
UPDATED: Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Romney’s campaign after saying that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” and that conception is rare in such cases.
Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview broadcast Sunday (Aug. 19) on St. Louis television station KTVI if he would support abortions for women who have been raped.
Since his youth, Paul Ryan has shown a knack for eliciting mixed feelings.
Classmates at Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wis., bestowed on him the dubious title of “Biggest Brown-Noser.” They also elected him class president and anointed him prom king.
The Democratic National Convention Committee has announced the following additional speakers for the 2012 Democratic National Convention:
• Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
An Oregon priest has apologized and said he was drunk when he was caught on the street in his underwear trying to chase down a 12-year-old boy he had just molested.
The Archdiocese of Portland has said it will pay for the priest’s criminal defense, even though it was the first in the nation to declare bankruptcy in 2004, just hours before two civil trials on sex abuse allegations were to begin.
It remains to be seen what happens in November, but Romney has defeated Obama in a New Jersey race in August.
The contestants were not the president and his Republican challenger, but rather a couple of Madagascar hissing cockroaches standing in for the candidates.
After Joe Biden tripped up his boss by voicing support for same-sex marriage while the president remained on the fence, speculation was rampant about whether the remarks were spontaneous or deliberate.
But to those who know Biden, there was no doubt. He was just speaking his mind.
Some Russian activists have sued Madonna for millions of dollars, claiming they were offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert in St. Petersburg.
Anti-gay sentiment is strong in Russia. In St. Petersburg, a law passed in February makes it illegal to depict homosexuality in a positive way to minors, and the author of that law has pointed to the presence of children as young as 12 at Madonna’s concert on Aug. 9.
The first openly gay candidate elected to the Florida Legislature said this week that he didn't run as a one-issue candidate and intends to represent all of his constituents regardless of sexual orientation.
David Richardson, a certified public accountant from Miami Beach, defeated three other Democrats in the Aug. 14 primary and is unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election.