Tuesday, September 16, 2014 • 02:35

America's gay rights battle goes global
Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.
Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa, and Bill Clinton almost steals the show
Bill Clinton is still the dominant personality, the superior politician and the better-known of the two. Here's betting that between now and the Democratic national convention in the summer of 2016, if Hillary runs for president, there won't be a ton of campaign events featuring her and her husband.
Why won't Rand Paul admit he's changed his mind?
Rand Paul has trouble admitting that he's changed his mind. This could be a serious problem if he runs for president.
Katie Couric explains why Scotland wants independence
On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill.
Photos of the day - September 14, 2014
A sailing boat can be seen beneath a whale-shaped kite during the annual Festival of the Winds at Sydney's Bondi Beach September 14, 2014. The festival attracts hundreds of local and international kite-makers, and is one of the largest kite festivals in the nation, according to organisers. (REUTERS/David Gray)
#GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums
A women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he may run for president as a Democrat
The longest-serving independent in the history of the U.S. Congress may run for the White House as a Democrat.
Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa as talk of 2016 picks up
Clinton will make her first appearance in the Hawkeye State since 2008 on Sunday at the 37th and final Harkin Steak Fry. She will pay tribute to retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and attempt not to overshadow him during his swan song. And she will, for the first time in a long while, play the role of partisan speech-giver, rallying supporters on behalf of Iowa Democrats who are competing in this fall's midterm elections...
Tent tourist
Big Allo Lake. (Caters News/Oleg Grigoriev)
Staten Island ship graveyard
The Bayou Plaquemine was built in 1921 for the U.S. Army and commissioned as the steel-hulled Junior Mine Planter (JMP) Major Albert G. Jenkins. The vessel and crew were assigned to the Fourth Service Command during World War II and homeported at Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, Fla. and was retired in 1972. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan)
Sotloff's parents told they could be prosecuted for paying ransom to IS
The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff were told by a White House counterterrorism official at a meeting last May that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid ransom to try to free their son, a spokesman for the family told Yahoo News Friday night.
Violinist Performs During Her Brain Surgery
Diagnosed with essential tremor 20 years ago, classical violinist Naomi Elishuv would shake uncontrollably while she played her string instrument. Essential tremor is a disorder that affects the nervous system and causes rhythmic shaking. Unfortunately, over time the rate of tremors increased to the point that they interfered with her ability to perform, forcing the musician to quit her job playing for the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra...
Photos of the day - September 12, 2014
An Indian woman carries her child on her back and works in a paddy field on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. After floods that accompanied monsoon rains, people have gone back to working in their agriculture fields in Assam. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Scottish Independence Vote
On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill. To understand this vote for sovereignty and secession from the United Kingdom, it's helpful to take a look back at the history of the relationship between England and Scotland.
College President Will Face Off Against Students in Video Game Challenge for Free Textbooks
Most colleges encourage students to study hard and to avoid most time-consuming distractions in order to focus on their studies while on the path to a degree. The president of Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., however, is using a popular distraction to drum up school spirit and encourage camaraderie on campus. For his inaugural year, President Scott Dalrymple, PhD, is challenging students to go up against him in a battle of wits, aggression, and video game prowess...
10 Questions: Syria
This week President Barack Obama presented his strategy for confronting the growing threat of the Islamic State, or IS, in Syria. While many of us first heard about the brutal group of terrorists this summer, it's been around for a while and is actually a splinter from what was known as al-Qaida in Iraq. The civil war that has been ravaging Syria over the last several years has created conditions that helped IS gain strength and numbers...
Is it a crime to raise a killer?
In Clayton, New Jersey, the father of a 12-year-old victim is suing the mother of her 15-year-old killer, accusing her of being a bad parent. "If that boy's parents had acted differently my daughter would be alive today,” the victim's father says. “So tell me how this is not their fault.”
FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid
In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Gary Silberman stands for a picture as he guides reporters on a tour of his parent's home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst, N.Y. After receiving nearly $17,000 in assistance from FEMA, the agency is demanding a return on the funds. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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