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Puppy love: Dating sites match pet-loving people

Written by Sue Manning,
AP writer
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:02

On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do. Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry.

Pig factory's neighbors file nuisance complaint

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 22 August 2014 10:26

Neighbors of a Minnesota pig factory recently filed a legal complaint, alleging that horrible odors from the facility make their lives miserable and constitute a nuisance under Minnesota law.

The neighbors claim the foul stench from the factory prevents them from going outdoors or opening their windows, leaving them isolated from family and friends.

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:09

The U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 20 granted an emergency request to stay an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which said that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Some gay couples were preparing to marry at 8 a.m. on Aug. 21, but the stay from the Supreme Court means those weddings won't be taking place pending further appeal.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abusing power

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Friday, 15 August 2014 18:23

A grand jury today indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption, The Associated Press reports.

Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Written by The AP Monday, 25 August 2014 08:13

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.

Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century. Even then only one-quarter of the warming wasn't from natural causes.

Federal judge rules against Florida's ban on gay marriage

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:06

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle on Aug. 21 ruled that Florida’s amendment banning gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

In Brenner v. Scott, attorneys sued the state on behalf of same-sex couples who argue that Florida’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.

Mississippi man shot after reporting cross burning in yard

Written by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,
The AP
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:39

A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.

Deputies were called to a disturbance late last week in a rural community outside Raleigh. Craig Wilson, 45, had been shot in the stomach and beaten and was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, said Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton. He was in fair condition on Aug. 19, a hospital spokesman said.

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Local police in Ferguson, Missouri, were stripped yesterday of their authority after days of violent clashes during which police used surplus military weapons against crowds protesting the police slaying of an unarmed black teen.

Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.

Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub.

PROgressive sports roundup: NBA, NHL, NFL and more

Written by Wisconsin Gazette
and AP reports
Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:22

Tanya Young Williams officiates the wedding for Violet Palme and Tanya Stine. — Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

The San Antonio Spurs recently hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff.

U.S. judge: Indiana must recognize out-of-state gay marriages

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:22

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young ruled on Aug. 19 that Indiana’s law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions is unconstitutional.

The decision was stayed, pending an appeal.

Robin Williams' daughter quits Twitter after "cruel" messages about father's death

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:12

Robin Williams’ daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called “cruel and unnecessary” messages following her father’s death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.