Delegates and alternates are arriving to Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention, which is Sept. 4-6.
An openly gay Indianapolis teenager expelled for bringing a stun gun to school to ward off bullies is suing Indianapolis Public Schools, accusing administrators of failing to stop the “relentless, severe harassment” he faced in school.
Darnell “Dynasty” Young, 17, and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, filed their suit in federal court in Indianapolis. It seeks unspecified damages over a series of alleged bullying incidents that led Young to fire a stun gun at Arsenal Technical High School in the spring, reportedly to scare away bullies. The move led to his expulsion.
The group seeking to overturn Washington’s gay marriage law has been advising churches to take special collections and forward them to the campaign, which the state’s campaign finance watchdog said earlier this week is not allowed under state law.
Preserve Marriage Washington’s website includes a “church tools” section, where it asks churches to collect “all envelopes from donors, put them in a larger mailing envelope, put your church name and return address on the mailing envelopes and send it via regular U.S. mail” to the campaign.
Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.
“Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic,” tweeted film critic Roger Ebert as Eastwood adlibbed Thursday night to an audience of millions – and one empty chair – on stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. “He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.”
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney failed to get a bounce in poll numbers in Florida, a critical swing state, after the party’s national convention there last week.
Public Policy Polling found no change in the numbers in the Sunshine State after the three-day gala in Tampa. Democratic incumbent Barack Obama leads Romney 48-47 in Florida, as he did five weeks ago.
“Modern Family,” the top-rated ABC sitcom that features a gay couple raising a daughter, is Ann Romney’s favorite TV show, she said during a recent interview with “The Insider.”
But “Modern Family” is no fan of the Romneys. The show’s co-creator Steve Levitan tweeted that Ann Romney can guest-star on the show when same-sex marriage is legalized.
A new Facebook group is dedicated to supporting Prince Harry in the wake of his Las Vegas nude-photo scandal. Pictures of the prince cavorting naked with a female companion in a hotel suite somehow found their way to the press – and the Internet – during the weekend of Aug. 18.
Paul Babeu has been cleared in a state investigation into whether he abused his authority as sheriff of Arizona’s Pinal County, after his former boyfriend who is a Mexican immigrant accused Babeu of threatening him.
State Solicitor General Dave Cole said that nothing indicates Babeu misused his authority or public money to harass or intimidate Jose Orozco, and Cole declined to file criminal charges in the case. He also exonerated Orozco, whom Babeu accused of property and identity theft in the handling of the sheriff’s Twitter account and other websites.
When Democrats from around the country gather this coming week in Charlotte to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term, some may not feel completely at home despite the Southern hospitality.
While the party was eager last year to pick a convention city that would help it expand its foothold in the New South, the selection of Charlotte has been a source of consternation among key constituencies and uncertainty among Democratic strategists.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say they won’t file charges against a 30-year-old artist who was arrested for scrawling “tastes like hate” on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
A district attorney’s statement says suspect Manuel Castro has acknowledged his wrongdoing, has offered to make restitution and does not appear to have been motivated by religious hatred in the vandalism found Aug. 3 outside the Chick-Fil-A in Torrance.
The morning after the Republican National Convention ended, the Democrats announced their schedule of performers for their gathering in Charlotte, N.C., next week.
The convention takes place Sept. 4-6, with pre-parties over Labor Day weekend.