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Indiana cop told to stop selling 'divisive' shirts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Some officials in the Indiana city of South Bend have called on a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that make light of the "I can't breathe" refrain used in recent protests of the police killing of a New York City man. ...

Apple CEO Donating to Homosexual Campaign in South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. The amou ...

'Layaway Angel' pays customers' bills at toy store

BELLINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,000 have been paid off by an anonymous woman dubbed "layaway angel." Employees at the Toys R Us in Be ...

Thousands mourned as race leaders eulogized America's crack mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first jobs as a result of Marion Barry's programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday to say goodbye to the man dubbed "May ...

Pope Francis: Church must welcome gays, divorced

[caption id="attachment_35892" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must do more to welcome divorced and gay Catholics, acknowledging the positive aspects of open dissent within the church over t ...

A third of Millennials still live with parents

A third of Millennials are living with their parents because they can't afford to live elsewhere, which is just one of several Census statistics that reveal the financial strictures challenging the generation. That's the highest percentage of 18-to-3 ...

Maine Court Orders School District to Pay Transgender Student $75K

ORONO, Maine (AP) -- A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her la ...

When pigs fly? Not on this US Airways plane

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — This was a pig that truly could not fly. The pig was ordered off a U.S. Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday after crewmembers determined the animal had become disruptive, said Laura M ...

Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL. An arbitrator ruled Friday that his suspension for punching his fiancee, now his wife, should be vacated immediately. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible t ...

Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few stores started opened late on the holiday, the mov ...


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