A federal appeals court in Chicago heard oral arguments today (Aug. 26) in marriage equality cases out of Wisconsin and Indiana. The challenges are likely to be taken as far as the U.S. Supreme Court.
On the eve of the hearing, marriage equality advocates rallied in their home states and also on the federal plaza in Chicago, where Illinois state Rep. Greg Harris, the lead sponsor of the bill that legalized same-sex marriage in the state, welcomed the celebrants, including the same-sex couples who've sued for marriage rights.
Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans' presidential ballot in 2012, and the conservative Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he'll try to move to the top of his party's ticket in 2016.
When asked over the weekend about the possibility of running, Ryan said he and his family will "take very seriously and weigh" the decision next year.
An environmental group is raising multiple objections to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to kill 16,000 cormorant birds on East Sand Island in the Columbia River Estuary.
The government agency's plan is to reduce predation of juvenile salmonids including salmon smolt by the birds. The Army Corps plan to kill the Double-crested Cormorants over four years was outlined in a draft Environmental Impact Statement.
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.
Democrat Mary Burke is the first woman to win a major party nomination for Wisconsin governor, but you wouldn’t know that from her campaign, in which she rarely strays from her main message: job creation.
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.
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.
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.
A right-wing Wisconsin group has revoked its endorsement of a Republican legislative candidate.
Wisconsin Family Action's political action committee released a statement recently saying it had revoked its endorsement of Ashton Kirsch in south-central Wisconsin's 81st Assembly District.