March 28, 2014 |
Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for some newlyweds. After a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban March 21, Deborah Dolney, 28, and her fiancee, Jessie-Mae Secord, 33, seized the opportunity to get married. Four counties opened their offices the next day to issue marriage licenses, and Dolney and Secord were among those in line.
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March 27, 2014 |
The head of Los Angeles County's public health department - one of the largest agencies of its kind in the nation - announced he is retiring, now that a controversial campaign to break apart his agency has been abandoned. Jonathan Fielding was named the first head of the public health agency in 2006, when county supervisors separated it from the department that runs the county's large hospitals and network of community medical clinics. He had previously served in a similar position as the county's health officer.
March 26, 2014 |
CAIRO - Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first democratically elected president, told the nation Wednesday that he was leaving his military post and embarking on his long-expected campaign. More than three years after the dizzying uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak, a former air force commander, Sisi's announcement sets the country back on the path to which it hewed for decades: strongman leaders drawn from the ranks of the military.
March 24, 2014 |
Google announced a major partnership for its Glass wearable device with Luxottica, the company behind several popular eyewear brands that include Ray-Ban and Oakley. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Luxottica will lend Glass its expertise in eyewear design and manufacturing. Additionally, Luxottica's thousands of retail locations should help Google later on, when the tech company begins to sell Glass to the general public. Among the other brands made by Luxottica are Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette.
March 24, 2014 |
Two beloved bands have each announced new albums. The Pixies said today that a new record, "Indie Cindy," would compile three recent EPs and singles into a single long-player. The album, produced by longtime collaborator Gil Norton, will be released April 29 on the band's own label, Pixiesmusic, in a variety of formats. "New music seemed like something we just had to do; we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new," drummer David Lovering said in a statement to Rolling Stone . "So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we're all very happy with the way everything worked out. " The EPs have earned mixed reviews at best.
March 24, 2014 |
Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei has been selected the player of the year on the All-CIF Open Division boys' basketball team. Here's the link to the All-CIF teams. Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward was named the girls' player of the year in the Open Division. Here's the link to complete All-CIF teams. Eric.email@example.com