Oxbow Brewer makes beer with live lobsters

Written by The AP Thursday, 23 July 2015 08:47

Oxbow Brewing in Maine is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt. 

Employees at Summa Health Systems in Ohio can no longer have bright colored red or blue hair and women must cover their legs, as part of a new dress code policy.

The Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio, reports men must also trim their beards and everyone is required to wear underwear under the new policy, which was updated earlier this month.

An appearance by Kim Kardashian on the National Public Radio show “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” has angered among some listeners.

Excrement exciting at Michigan museum’s latest exhibit

The Flint Journal
Friday, 12 June 2015 19:32

Cream? Sugar? Poop?

Among the other things you’ll learn at the Sloan Museum’s latest exhibit, “The Scoop on Poop,” is that the most expensive coffee in the world, before it was ever roasted, first passed through the colon of an Indonesian mammal called the palm civet. That is to say, if that wasn’t clear, that it pooped it out, according to The Flint Journal.

XXXtra XXXtra: Court nixes new rules for New York’s X-rated businesses

Associated Press
Thursday, 23 July 2015 08:28

A court gave a green light to what’s left of the city’s red light district this week, turning aside the city’s desire to further restrict its racy adult establishments by finding new rules are unconstitutional.

The 3-2 decision from the state Supreme Court Appellate Division was derided by two dissenting judges as resulting from a “mechanical and mathematical approach” to analyzing changes the city has tried to make for 14 years in a 1995 law that reduced the number of businesses offering sexually explicit materials and chased others from residential areas.

WiGWAG news with a twist, June 18, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Staff writers
Thursday, 18 June 2015 08:07

A man caused a dis- turbance at Hartsfield- Jackson International Air- port’s ticketing area when he took an AK-15 assault weapon with him to check his daughter in for a flight. But Jim Cooley was oper- ating within the law, o7- cials said. Still, a picture of Cooley with his daughter and assault rifle inside the airport caused a commo- tion on social media after Cooley sent the picture to WSB-TV.

Apologies issued for abuse lawsuit filed vs. Hollywood execs

Written by The AP Thursday, 11 June 2015 11:43

Attorneys who sued on behalf of a former aspiring actor, claiming he was abused by two Hollywood executives, have apologized for the lawsuits and say they believe the allegations were untrue.

In letters issued last week, attorney Jeffrey Herman of Boca Raton, Florida, apologized to television executives Garth Ancier and David Neuman for lawsuits claiming that they had abused Michael Egan in 1999.

A woman in Antioch, California, is offering a sweet deal on her 1906 Craftsman home in Jackson. She's trading it for a great dessert.

WiGWAG news with a twist
July 2

Written by Lisa Neff ,
Louis Weisberg
and Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:54

Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating marriage equality with “I Dough, I Dough,” a flavor formerly known as “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.” The company renamed the flavor as a nod to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first companies to give partners benefits to employees regardless of their sexual orientation.

Mom confirms Kristen Stewart in same-sex relationship

Written by WiG Monday, 15 June 2015 08:17

"Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart is in a relationship with personal assistant Alicia Cargile, according to the actress's mom and a report in the Sunday Mirror.

WiGWAG: News with a twist
Dirty tricks and pretty in pink

Written by Lisa Neff ,
Louis Weisberg
and Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 04 June 2015 22:34

A campaign worker for a New Hampshire legislative candidate faces a felony charge for sending out a fake news release saying his boss’ opponent dropped out of the race. Carl Gibson said he “probably had one too many beers” before he got to work on the news release. Now he’s charged with a misdemeanor count of distributing a false document and a felony count of voter suppression. Does the GOP know that’s a crime?