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Spanking: Did Adrian Peterson go too far?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch (switch). But experts in childhood development said the intent doesn't matter -- striking a child is never appropriate ...

Transgender wins Homecoming Princess at Colorado high school

Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 Homecoming Princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh, and this school year started identifying as a female t ...

Ravens fans turn out in support of Ray Rice

BALTIMORE -- On their walk to M&T Bank Stadium Thursday afternoon, Baltimore college students Josh Smith and Josh Mason received congratulatory handshakes from Ravens fans. Given the events that transpired in Baltimore this week, one might have assum ...

St. Patrick's Day parade goes queer; Catholics, pro-life groups out

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religio ...

Law Enforcement says Rice video sent to NFL months ago

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The perso ...

Wife says taking football from Ray Rice horrific

Ray Rice's wife says taking away football from her husband is horrific and making the couple relive a moment they regret is a "horrible thing." Janay Palmer posted a statement Tuesday on her Instagram account, a day after TMZ Sports released video sh ...

NFL finally feels the heat on Ray Rice decision

BALTIMORE (AP) — NFL star Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens football team on Monday and suspended indefinitely by America's most popular sports league after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February ...

Boulder County club offers gay men opportunity to knit, chat

Stuart Feinhor has been knitting this darn black sweater for 16 years. He's finally going to finish it this fall. Or at least this winter. "Maybe," he says. He's got a new motivation to knit: Boulder's gay men's knitting club, Knitting Man. A small g ...

Teen sues DMV after being told to remove his makeup

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow him to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. Chase Culpepper regularly wears makeup and either andr ...

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijua ...


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