December 12, 2013 |
"Parenthood" star Monica Potter could only cry when she got the news. After enduring a taxing story line involving her character's breast cancer, Potter was making many a list for those deserving a nod. But she would get passed over. So you'll understand why waking up to news that she was nominated for a Golden Globe brought on the waterworks -- a state of being she's quite familiar with on the emotional NBC drama. "I had a text from Billy Bush. I was like, 'Wait, I don't talk to Billy that much.' But we saw each other at an event we did together and he texted me congratulations.
December 8, 2013 |
First came love. Then came marriage. And the baby carriage? Meh. "Just the two of us is awesome," said Sara Tenenbein, a 31-year-old blogger and consultant living with her husband in Los Angeles. "Maybe we don't need to add more humans to the equation. " Not having children is still rare among married women like Tenenbein, but less so than it used to be, according to an analysis by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, which examined figures from the National Survey of Family Growth.
November 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that opponents say prevents a third of the state's clinics from performing the procedure. The court, in a 5-4 vote, split along ideological lines in turning down an appeal to block the law that abortion rights advocates challenged as unconstitutional. The measure, adopted by Texas lawmakers in July, requires that abortion providers have a doctor on their staffs who has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
October 22, 2013 |
Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius. But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an apparent arson fire. It was the second attempt made on the mosque in about a month; activists feared a hate crime, and a team of federal and local investigators couldn't find a suspect. But now, a surprise turn in a different arson case has implicated an Iraq veteran, who officials say confessed over the weekend to burning down the mosque in addition to making attempts on the local Planned Parenthood office.
August 14, 2013 |
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as pastor for a nondenominational congregation at its headquarters. As his public pronouncements make clear, he detests Planned Parenthood and legal abortion, welfare and the California-born black holiday Kwanzaa. He used to hold a "national day of repudiation" against Jesse Jackson; he has his doubts about women in high places.
August 12, 2013 |
When does a man become a father - the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law recognized only fathers who married the mothers. Today, recognition extends to unmarried parents who raise a child together. The new question on the table is whether it extends to a man who donates sperm to a woman and establishes a relationship with the child.