Gay marriage developments across the nation

>>Associated Press   It’s been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court’s denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the […]

You probably don’t have Ebola, so calm down

Oh, America, you’re so charming. Never mind the almost 4500 people who have died of Ebola in West Africa. No one gives a damn about them, but don’t bring it here, no way. Ebola hemorrhagic fever has recently found a home in the land of the free. One man died and two nurses contracted the disease. […]

Bomb threat call near campus

>>Staff Report On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Clarksville Police Department responded to a bomb threat call to the Montgomery County Courthouse in downtown Clarksville, less than a mile away from APSU. The threat was made by an anonymous call to 911. The CPD, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Fire and […]

Federal court considers guns in post offices

BY SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press   BOULDER, Colo.— The U.S. Postal Service and a rural Colorado man argued in court Wednesday over where on postal property people can legally carry guns. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case involving Tab Bonidy, a licensed gun owner who, […]

BI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

SUE MANNING, Associated Press   LOS ANGELES — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to […]

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer   LOS ANGELES — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD. Networks are promoting the understanding of gay lives with some of the […]