Blood sculpture draws attention to FDA ban on gay donors

Written by The AP Monday, 02 November 2015 09:28

Blood Mirror.' by Jordan Eagles.

An art installation opening in New York City draws attention to a federal ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Sanders would remove marijuana from list of federally outlawed drugs

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:37

Citing a recent FBI report that someone in the United States is arrested every minute on marijuana charges, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a nationwide meeting of college students on Oct. 28 that he would take marijuana off the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs.

Joe Biden won't seek presidential nomination in 2016

Written by WiG Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:49

In remarks made in the Rose Garden at the White House on Oct. 21, Vice President Joe Biden said he would not seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

Rush to book ‘The Force Awakens’ tickets crashes online site

Written by Piya Sinha-Roy
Reuters Media Express
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 05:06

"Star Wars" fans were given the longest look yet at the upcoming "The Force Awakens" film on Oct. 19, in an action-packed trailer which became the top trending topic on Twitter and sparked a rush of bookings which crashed a U.S. online ticket seller.

The two-and-a-half minute trailer, which debuted during halftime of ESPN's National Football League game, quickly attracted more than 17,000 tweets per minute, according to Twitter. It was viewed on YouTube more than 220,000 times within the first 20 minutes.

Substantial sponsorships: Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations

Written by IVAN MORENO
Associated Press
Friday, 30 October 2015 06:33

One marijuana business hosts an annual golf tournament in Denver to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Another Colorado pot company donates to a gay-rights advocacy group and is a sponsor of an AIDS walk.

Teachers not loving McDonald’s McTeacher’s Nights

Written by WiG Thursday, 22 October 2015 21:34

The National Education Association and more than 50 state and local teachers unions are calling on McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to end McTeacher’s Nights.

PETA turns 35, still using sex and shock for animal causes

Written by SUE MANNING
Associated Press
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:39

PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame.

One of the longest-running and sexiest stunts you will see in online ads around the world is a group of naked women who choose to wear nothing rather than wear fur, said Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Toyota driven to eliminate gasoline cars by 2050

Written by The AP Monday, 19 October 2015 11:38

Toyota aims to eliminate gasoline-powered cars by 2050.
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Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.

Show horse found slaughtered in Florida

Written by The AP Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:29

Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the United States, a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida.

Study shines light on campus sexual violence

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:00

About 11.7 percent of students across 27 universities reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation since they enrolled.

Search continues for Zombicon shooter in Florida

Written by Les Neuhaus
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 05:16

Police were searching Monday for a man who opened fire at a Florida weekend event celebrating zombie pop culture, killing one person, injuring six others and sending thousands of attendees scrambling for cover, according to a police spokesman.

A dog’s life: Bred for the laboratory

The Gainesville Sun
Monday, 19 October 2015 10:43

Life in a laboratory is the only life Colin has ever known.

The tan-and-white Maltese-beagle mix has lived in the University of Florida’s kennels since he was 2 months old. Colin has had all his teeth removed, gotten into fights with other dogs, suffered from anxiety and has been forced to wear a specially designed shirt for months at a time to help with the stress of living in enclosed, cramped quarters.