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PBS’ ‘Shelter Me’ puts at-risk pets in limelight

Written by SUE MANNING,
AP writer
Monday, 15 September 2014 17:51

Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won’t stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, driving one filmmaker to turn his camera into a lifesaver.

Workers at several of the shelters, where no animal is turned away, say pets have a champion in Steven Latham, who directs and produces a PBS series called “Shelter Me,” featuring animals that are running out of time. Seeing the urgency, he took his efforts a step further, starting a website, helping set up adoption events and coordinating flights full of pooches to cities able to get them adopted.

Palin family reportedly involved in drunken brawl

Written by WiG
and AP reports
Friday, 12 September 2014 20:07

Police are investigating a fight that broke out at a party attended by family members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Senate Republicans defeat amendment on campaign spending

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:56

Senate Republicans on Sept. 11 defeated a measure to advance a proposed amendment to rein in campaign spending by businesses, wealthy donors and candidates.

But the defeat was anticipated. And even if the measure had passed in the Senate, it would have gone nowhere in the House.

Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend on big screen at US Open

Written by The Associated Press Tuesday, 09 September 2014 07:13

Tennis great Martina Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the U.S. Open men's semifinals.

Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite Saturday, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd.

Gay group is in, Catholic League is out of NYC St. Pat's Parade

Written by The AP
and WiG reports
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:33

The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march.

The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has been marching for 20 years, said its president, Bill Donohue.

Wacky weed: Getting into the cannabis business

Written by The Associated Press Friday, 12 September 2014 10:25

Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever.

The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses - and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it.

2 Iowa women marry after 72 years together

Written by From AP
and WiG reports
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:05

More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes have gotten married.

Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, sat next to each other during a weekend ceremony, the Quad City Times reported.

Family of unarmed black man shot by police at Wal-Mart wants video released

Written by Louis Weisberg Monday, 08 September 2014 11:51

The father of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart says a cellphone call in which he said he heard his son's dying breaths keeps replaying in his head.

German gay rights activist beaten, suffers brain injuries

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 15 September 2014 08:55

A German gay rights activist suffered life-threatening brain injuries from a beating in Belgrade, Serbia on Sept. 13.

Authorities said they arrested three people suspected of being involved in the attack on the man, who was attending a gay rights conference in Belgrade.

UN releases "Free & Equal' LGBT rights video

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 12 September 2014 07:17

Free & Equal, the United Nations Human Rights Office’s global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, has released “UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising,” a video highlighting the campaign’s impact to date.

“In the past year, more than a billion people around the world have been exposed to Free & Equal’s message of equality and acceptance. Millions of them have watched and shared campaign videos and read and posted materials online,” said Charles Radcliffe, chief of global Issues at the UN Human Rights Office. “At a time when the rights of LGBT people being challenged in some countries, the campaign has helped to raise awareness of the stigma, discrimination and violence that continues to affect LGBT communities in all parts of the world.”

About time: Apple debuts the Apple Watch

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 10 September 2014 05:58

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch on Sept. 9, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.

Dubbed the Apple Watch, the gadget marks the technology trend-setter's attempt to usher in an era of wearable computing and lift its sales with another revolutionary product.

32 states ask Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 05 September 2014 05:38

Thirty-two states on Sept. 4 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up gay marriage case on the same day an appeals court ruled that Indiana and Wisconsin bans are unconstitutional.

Fifteen of the states where same-sex couples can legally marry filed a brief asking the high court to hear cases from Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma.