VIENNA (AP) — Conchita Wurst would like to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bearded Austrian cross-dresser says she would “love to spend at least a week with him” because she wants to understand what it means to “be President Putin.” Russia under Putin has clamped down heavily on gay rights, making public […]
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Police say a belligerent man dressed in scuba gear caused a stir at a northern Michigan fast food restaurant. The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com report the man, who had been drinking, showed up Tuesday morning at a downtown McDonald’s. Workers called police, who found the 48-year-old man nearby. Police […]
The Class 4A and 3A state baseball championships will be moved from Gesa Stadium in Pasco due to unusable field conditions. The final championships of the 4A tournament will be played at Joe Martin Stadium in Bellingham, while 3A teams will compete at Husky Ballpark on the UW campus.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of Erik Sorto that decoded his […]
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country’s former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the latest allegations of serious rights abuses since the resumption of heavy fighting last month. Citing witness accounts in Unity state, […]
Letterman’s farewell “Late Show” may not have been one for the television museum vaults. But the CBS program was more about hitting all the right buttons and mentioningthe important people, than it was about making a tight hour of television.
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Easterbrook, who stepped into his role in March, is fighting to revive […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech Thursday in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to […]