COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur) -- A prominent member of an Ohio church recently picketed by strippers is now calling for a ban on all public nudity in the state.
Sunday, dancers from an Ohio gentlemen's club protested at a church in Warsaw. Reportedly, this was because the church members had been protesting them for years.
Dr. Patrick Johnston is a member of that Warsaw church. After the protest by the dancers, Johnston posted this message on his Facebook page: "I am sick that women can legally bare their breasts to children and to married men against their will in Ohio." read more
A Republican state senator in Colorado justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing -- commonly known as "fracking" -- by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. "They talk about methane in the water and this, that, and the other," state Sen. Randy Baumgardner said, "but if you go back in history and look at how the Indians traveled, they traveled to the 'burning waters.' And that was methane in the waters and that was for warmth in the wintertime."
Molly K. Hooper - 07/29/14 06:00 AM EDT
A popular piece of legislation that seeks to honor Pope Francis is stuck in Congress.
With time running out on the Capitol Hill calendar, the lawmakers who crafted the bipartisan measure are getting impatient with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
The resolution, written by Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.), congratulates Francis on his March 2013 election and recognizes "his inspirational statements and actions."
The seemingly innocuous resolution was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which hasn't acted on it. The panel didn't comment for this article. read more
On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler's crack troops. read more
Two seasons ago, the Los Angeles Kings went on an unprecedented march to the Stanley Cup despite being the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles had to rally three times Sunday night to defeat the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4, in overtime of Game 7 at United Center and will face the New York Rangers for the chance to return as champions.