Arizona Christian university grants benefits to employees in same-sex marriages

Arizona Christian university grants benefits to employees in same-sex marriages

Reuters A large, private Christian university in Arizona has decided to extend full spousal benefits to the married partners of its gay and lesbian employees despite continued adherence to religious principles reserving marriage solely for heterosexual couples. Grand Canyon University officials said on Friday the benefits will now be extended to same-sex couples throughout the

George Takei calls for compassion after Paris attacks: ‘We must resist the urge to dehumanize’

George Takei calls for compassion after Paris attacks: ‘We must resist the urge to dehumanize’

Arturo Garcia Actor and social activist George Takei encouraged Americans not to turn the terrorist attacks against Paris on Friday into an excuse for racist behavior. “We must resist the urge to categorize and dehumanize, for it is that very impulse that fueled the insanity and violence perpetrated this evening,” Takei wrote on his Facebook

Small tsunamis reported after 7.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Japanese coast

Small tsunamis reported after 7.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Japanese coast

Agence France-Presse A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of Japan early Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with Japanese authorities reporting several small tsunamis on at least two islands. The USGS put the epicentre of the shallow quake about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from the town of Makurazaki in southwest Japan,

Jay Leno tells Bill Maher: Mizzou protesters were right — school president was ‘clueless’

Jay Leno tells Bill Maher: Mizzou protesters were right — school president was ‘clueless’

Arturo Garcia Real Time host Bill Maher battled panelists Jay Leno, Michael Steele and Dylan Ratigan on Friday when he complained about the recent anti-racism protests at Yale University and the University of Missouri. Maher recounted the discussion at Yale that was touched off by a university email advising students not to use Halloween costumes

There’s another new awesome Star Wars preview

There’s another new awesome Star Wars preview

Newsweek

We’ve seen two teasers. We’ve seen a full-length trailer. We’ve seen an international trailer. We’ve seen a 45-second TV spot. And now, at long last, we have been given a 60-second TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We have been assured that a feature-length version of the film will indeed be released in theaters…