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.
Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote about being a proud gay man, a statue of an iPhone was dismantled at a university in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The statue, which was about 6 feet tall, stood on an IT university campus.
A conservative columnist who worked in Ronald Reagan's administration is suggesting that states in the South secede from the union and form a new country.
The name of the breakaway nation? Reagan.
Las Vegas’ Elvis Wedding Chapel welcomes Elvis-themed weddings but will not allow same-sex ceremonies now that marriage equality has come to Nevada.
The lineup for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — in addition to the super-sized balloons — includes Sting, Idina Menzel, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, Romeo Santos, hockey players John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine and the cast of Sesame Street. But the stars of the show? Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis and the Philadelphia Taney Dragons.
Right-wing Reagan nation
A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its employees out of his job after it was discovered he had posed nude in Playgirl magazine.
Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in May 2013 against Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP Inc. alleging sexual harassment. The company responded in a court filing earlier this week.
Biographies of George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon accounted for most of the dozen books burned in a fire at the main public library in Tacoma, Washington.
However, library workers don’t think the motive for the Oct. 18 fire was political. It was set in the American History section.
The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:
- Mustapha El Atrassi, France. Born in France to a Moroccan family, El Atrassi began doing stand-up as a teenager. He appeared in a one-man show in Paris at age 16 and two years later had his own sitcom in Morocco. Since 2008, he's hosted a morning radio show in France.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is no fan of Charlie Crist's fan.
A Florida gubernatorial debate between incumbent Republican Scott and Democratic challenger Crist on Oct. 15 was delayed by about 10 minutes because Scott was refusing to take the stage. The reason? According to the moderator, Crist had an electric fan under his lectern.