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Pro-Gaza petition to ban Joan Rivers’ UK tour
Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt U.S. television host Joan River’s upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, British newspaper The Times reported Thursday.
Canada To Move Weapons Into Iraq To Bolster Kurdish Forces
OTTAWA - Two of Canada's military cargo planes will soon be ferrying weapons to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq — and the Harper government sounds prepared to do even more to counter the "barbarous attacks" of hard-line Islamic milita...
Gay Teen's Organs Rejected Due To His Sexual Orientation
A portion of an organ donation from a deceased gay Iowa teen has been rejected due to his sexual orientation.
Alexander "AJ" Betts, Jr., committed suicide last year at the age of 16. He was outed as gay about a year and a half prior to ...
Kurdish Forces Say They Urgently Need More Weapons
The Kurdish fighters, also known as peshmerga, say they have yet to receive any new weaponry, even though U.S. officials said this week that they have been quietly arming the Kurds since June, when the Islamic State militants first swept into Iraq.
Gunmen wreak havoc in Caracas emergency rooms
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At first, the operating room doctors thought the quiet man in jeans was a distressed family member. One shouted at him to leave as another fought to save the gunshot patient unconscious on the table.
The anesthesiologist was the
Bringing NHL to Seattle is up to city council
In Seattle, it’s not so much about the NBA and the NHL expanding the city’s impressive professional sports landscape. It’s about the messy Memorandum of Understanding and who’s going to be the first tenant in a new building.
Rob Manfred Elected as New M.L.B. Commissioner
BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred, a high-ranking executive in Major League Baseball for many years, was chosen Thursday by the league’s owners to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner, one of the most powerful positions in sports.
Mr. Manfred was confirmed after se
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