| Mar 20, 2015
| 6:54 PM
Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new research has found.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:08 AM
I see some Christians want a law in Indiana where businesses can apply "deeply held religious beliefs" as a pretext to refuse to serve selected persons. Perhaps they have confused their understanding of Christian behavior with what is accepted behavior in...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:41 PM
State lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow religious institutions that receive government contracts to make hiring decisions based on religion, according to the Indianapolis Star.
The bill would allow religious-affiliated...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:30 PM
By now, you might have heard about the latest political firestorm out of Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued an executive order rescinding protections for state workers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Brownback is...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96.
But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota...
| Feb 1, 2015
When it's time to strike a plea bargain, African-Americans have had less luck than whites in reducing charges, a Daily Press review of statewide court data found.
A Daily Press analysis of more than 110,000 case status records from last year,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:16 PM
More than two dozen current and former workers have been added to a race discrimination lawsuit against Newport News Industrial Corp.
The original lawsuit, filed by eight workers in September, contends that workers at the company — a division of...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
When Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage on Jan. 6, it meant greater equality for the roughly 50,000 same-sex couples who call Florida home — as determined by California-based research center The Williams Institute through...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Secondhand bong smoke from neighboring Colorado seems to be causing the governor of Kansas to behave erratically.
How else to explain Gov. Sam Brownback's recent decision to issue an executive order removing protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:19 AM
An Orlando woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that white employees at Disney World subjected her to racial discrimination, harassment and criticism about her high heels and ‘updo’ hair style.
In the lawsuit, Monica Shaw alleges...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:44 PM
It's now part of the accepted narrative on same-sex marriage in this country that many long-serving politicians, particularly Democrats, have "evolved" on the issue over the last two decades -- mostly following their constituencies toward greater...