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Court victory for ex-Village People lead singer

May 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This 2007 file photo released by Victor Willis World shows former Village People lead singer Victor Willis in costume. A judge in Los Angeles said Willis can reclaim at least partial ownership of the copyrights to more than two dozen of the group’s songs, including “Y.M.C.A.,” “Macho Man,” and “In the...

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Obama voices his support for gay marriage

May 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 8, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. President Barack Obama faced mounting pressure Wednesday to express support for same-sex marriage after a setback for gay-rights advocates in North Carolina. (AP...

Milwaukee mayor to face Walker in Wis. recall

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, upper left, a Democratic candidate in the recall election targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker, stops to talk to voters Monday, May 7, 2012, at Z-Spot Espresso & Coffee in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/The Sheboygan Press, Bruce...

NC approves amendment on gay marriage

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Gretchen Colby casts her vote Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Belville Elementary School in Brunswick County, N.C. North Carolina could be the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Voters are casting...

Indiana’s Lugar loses, NC passes gay marriage ban

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Richard Lugar meets with voters outside of a polling location Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Greenwood, Ind. Lugar is being challenged by two-term state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) WASHINGTON (AP) — Six-term Indiana Sen. Richard...

California may ban gay teen ‘conversion’ therapy

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Peter Drake, executive director of the Coming Out Into Light Foundation, right, speaks about his negative experiences while receiving a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight, while testifying in favor of a bill to...

‘Where Wild Things Are’ author Maurice Sendak dies

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 6 2011 file photo, children’s book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” died,...

Faster study a small step toward stopping carp

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 20, 2011, file photo Natural Fisheries manager Brad Parsons, holds a 27-pound bighead carp, an invasive Asian carp species, caught in the St. Croix River at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. The...

Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A traveler passes through a scanner during a security check at Portland International Airport Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don’t need to be toughened despite the...

GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, accompanied by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, left, and students, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, as the Senate moves toward a showdown on a Democratic proposal to keep federally...