Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV.
“Fox’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular” will air on Nov. 27 and feature a slew of celebrities aiming to find thousands of needy dogs a home by Black Friday.
He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.
Ireland's Animal Rights Action Network said this week that Simon is paying for Benjy's transportation to an animal sanctuary in England.
AT&T has filed a federal court brief arguing that courts must account for people’s Fourth Amendment rights before authorizing law enforcement to get phone location histories from their cell service companies.
The ACLU characterized this as "a landmark move in the battle over privacy rights and new technologies."
Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Nov. 16, saying it’s a “false sense of compassion” to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it’s a sin against God and creation.
Francis made the comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors.
As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in the native land he pined for from self-imposed exile in France.
Ever since, the composer’s body has rested in peace at the famed Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris — while his heart has endured a wild journey of intrigue and adulation.
The U.S. Senate on Nov. 18 narrowly voted down a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
But the measure could come back with a new Congress — one with a GOP majority in both the House and the Senate.
With the U.S. Senate seet to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline today (Nov. 18), an analysis of federal records reveals the destructive toll of pipelines in the United States. In just the 16 months, there have been 372 oil and gas pipeline leaks, spills and other incidents, leading to 20 deaths, 117 injuries and more than $256 million in damages.
Wisconsin residents started shopping for coverage on the federally run health insurance exchange when its second open enrollment period began Nov. 15.
The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance says about 166,000 people signed up for insurance during the open enrollment period that ended March 31. Health care experts say they expect about the same number this time.
Of the 14 Wisconsin companies ranked on the equality index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign, six earned perfect scores. Four other companies scored 80 percent or above.
Overall, the Wisconsin companies averaged a 79 percent ranking on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index released this week by the HRC, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.
The state organization of the Sierra Club opposes the recently released Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015-17 biennial budget request.
In addition to a "highway-use fee" for new vehicles, the budget recommends a 5 percent increase to the fuel tax, with part coming from a sales tax, meaning it will increase as the price of gas increases.
Animal welfare advocates are urging the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to stop the trophy hunting of wolves, in the wake of the nation’s first statewide vote on wolf hunting in the Nov. 4 election.
In Michigan, voters overwhelmingly rejected two wolf hunting measures, Proposals 1 and 2, with the “no” side winning by a 10-point margin and a 28-point margin, respectively. On Proposal 2, the “no” side received more than 1.8 million votes, more than any candidate who won statewide office, and prevailed in 69 of Michigan’s 83 counties.
State regulators have approved increases to We Energies’ monthly rates that mean hundreds of thousands of customers will pay a dollar more per month on their electric bill.
The Public Service Commission granted the Milwaukee-based utility permission to raise its monthly rate on residential customers and small businesses from $9 to $16.