Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday.
South Dakota has cancelled its "Don't Jerk and Drive" public safety campaign intended to make the state's drivers aware of the dangers of overcorrecting on icy roads. The ad agency Lawrence and Schiller helped craft the campaign with the state, which hoped the salacious innuendo would draw more attention than a slogan less guffaw-inducing. "We're not so sure this maybe resonated with everyone the way it was intended," said Trevor Jones, the state secretary of Public Safety.
A federal judge ruled parts of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration policy, issuing a scathing memo Tuesday accusing him of usurping Congress's power to make laws. According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president's policy goes "beyond prosecutorial discretion" in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights to applicable individuals. read more
There's a spot for man's best friend in heaven, according to Pope Francis. During his weekly address in the Vatican Wednesday, the leader of the Catholic church consoled a little boy who lost his pet. "One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God's creatures," the Pope said, according to Italian news sources.
The document explains the terrorist group's policy on having sexual intercourse with female slaves -- even those who haven't reached puberty -- citing the Koran for justification.