A “patriot” restaurant owner in Wyoming, Michigan — a town that appears to suffer from identity issues — has banned Michael Moore and Seth Rogen from his Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille for their outspoken criticism of the Oscar-nominated movie American Sniper. Our hunch is the two well-fed celebrities can find elsewhere to chow.
Dove lovers, rejoice.
Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace on Jan. 25 in St. Peter's Square, a year after an attack by a seagull and a crow on the symbolic birds sparked protests by animal rights groups.
A leading publisher has pulled an atlas tailored for students in the Middle East that omitted any references to Israel.
Facing international criticism, HarperCollins UK issued a statement this week apologizing for the book, published by the subsidiary Collins Bartholomew.
An Oregon seed company is offering gardeners potatoes and tomatoes in one plant.
The Territorial Seed Company in Cottage Grove calls it “Ketchup ‘n’ Fries.”
A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, last year is suing police.
The Oregonian reports that 25-year-old Matthew T. Mglej claims authorities used excessive force and violated his First Amendment rights. He named the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau as defendants in a lawsuit filed last week, and he's seeking $1.1 million in damages.
Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not confirming whether the decision to ditch its infamous "Page 3 girls" is permanent.
The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid has featured topless models on its third page for almost 45 years, but none has appeared in the paper since Jan. 16.
Prosecutors say three fur-sellers tossed bleach and ammonia from a New York City roof onto animal rights activists below.
Lawrence Andrews, Luis Justino and David Haber are charged with reckless endangerment, harassment and criminal mischief.
A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year’s Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion.
The Sentinel reports West Fairview plans to drop a 7-foot-tall nail as the clock ticks down Dec. 31. Local artists constructed the nail out of wood.
As of Feb. 3, residents of Champaign, Illinois, will be barred from planting running bamboo.
The city said in a news release that a new ordinance banning the plant within the city limits has been adopted by the city council.
Just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make a person feel cold, according to newly published research from the University of Sussex.
Volunteers who watched videos of people putting their hands in cold water found their own body temperature drop significantly.
Former vice presidential candidate and right-wing pundit Sarah Palin is feuding with PETA over criticism of photos she posted on social media of her son standing on the family dog.
Palin, on social media on New Year's Day, posted photos of her 6-year-old son using the dog as a "stepping stone" instead of a "stumbling block."