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Porn Actress Drops $500K Assault Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

Feb 8
A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated.

Mich. Senate OKs Bill Banning Anal Sex, Punishable By Up to 15 Years

Feb 8
Despite the Supreme Court's landmark 2003 ruling on Lawrence v. Texas, which banned sodomy laws, the Michigan Senate passed a bill Thursday reaffirming the state's unconstitutional ban on anal sex.

Arkansas Supreme Court Race Pits Judge vs Little Rock Lawyer

By Andrew Demillo | Feb 8
The race for an open seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court pits a state judge who once advocated banning gays and lesbians from fostering and adopting children against a Little Rock lawyer who touts his lack of political experience as an asset.

Florida Considers Anti-Discrimination Bill for LGBT Rights

By Brendan Farrington | Feb 8
Some Republican lawmakers from Florida are backing a bill that would give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents the protection against discrimination.

Debate Continues Over Tenn. High School's Gay-Straight Alliance

Feb 8
Supporters and critics of Franklin County High School's Gay-Straight Alliance have picked the county school board's upcoming meeting to discuss the organization.

Ind. Lawmakers to Take Up Bill Recognizing Hate Crimes

Feb 8
Indiana is one of five states without hate crime laws, but that could soon change under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

Chipotle Stores to Open Later on Monday for Worker Meeting

Feb 8
Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares.

New York Moves to Halt 'Conversion Therapy' for Youths

By Jennifer Peltz | Feb 7
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Witness: Crane "Somersaulted" to the Ground

Feb 7
One person is killed, several are injured after a crane collapses in Lower Manhattan.

Concerns Rise Over Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is raising concerns in both Europe, where it has already appeared, and in the U.S., where it is feared it will show up before long.

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