‘This victory truly belongs to the nation’: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

‘This victory truly belongs to the nation’: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

Agence France-Presse Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world’s first country to vote for gay unions. “The Presidential Commission today signed the ‘Marriage Bill 2015′ into law,” the president’s office said in a statement, paving the way for the first

Are guns welcome at Trump hotels? Depends on whom you ask

Are guns welcome at Trump hotels? Depends on whom you ask

Reuters For those wondering whether they can bring their guns with them to the Trump-branded hotels and golf courses that dot the United States’ classier corners, Donald Trump may have only added to their uncertainty during Wednesday’s Republican debate. The billionaire real-estate developer and presidential contender indicated he thought guns were not generally allowed, but

Live exorcism will air on cable Friday night

Live exorcism will air on cable Friday night

International Business Times

In the spirit of all things spooky and scary, reality TV producers have kicked things up a notch this year. A live exorcism has been scheduled to occur Friday — the eve of Halloween — on the St. Louis house that inspired the “The Exorcist” book and movie, the Washington Post reported Thursday. “Exorcism: Live!” is…

Novel ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ pulled from Illinois high school English class over sexual ‘vulgarity’

Novel ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ pulled from Illinois high school English class over sexual ‘vulgarity’

International Business Times

High School Pulls Novel Over ‘Vulgar’ Passages

An Illinois high school removed Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” from the curriculum of an honors English class amid concerns about passages detailing sexual acts that were deemed “extremely” vulgar, according to the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier. The move, which has been condemned by free speech groups, came after parents raised concerns…

17 arrested in $32 million illegal sports betting ring

17 arrested in $32 million illegal sports betting ring

Newsweek

Seventeen people have been arrested this week in connection with an illegal sports gambling business booking over $32 million in bets annually, according to the district attorney of New York’s Queens County. The gambling ring allegedly worked with offshore websites and is accused of laundering money through a number of banks across the country. Authorities accuse…

Florida father charged with negligence after 2-year-old boy shoots himself

Florida father charged with negligence after 2-year-old boy shoots himself

Newsweek

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself on Thursday morning in Fort Myers, Florida, after his father left his gun within reach of the toddler. The child, who was not identified, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the Gulf Coast Medical Center, the Fort Myers police department said in a statement. Rashunn Michael Hill Junior, the boy’s…

LAPD sergeant who detained ‘Django’ actress accused of violating ethics rules

LAPD sergeant who detained ‘Django’ actress accused of violating ethics rules

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — A now-retired Los Angeles police sergeant who drew headlines last year after he detained a “Django Unchained” actress has been accused of violating city ethics rules by leaking an audio recording of the encounter to the media. In a highly unusual move, city ethics officials accuse Sgt. Jim Parker of violating two rules…

Confederate-themed bar in Georgia closed after alleged racist drink incident

Confederate-themed bar in Georgia closed after alleged racist drink incident

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Is General Beauregard’s a lost cause? Two days after the Athens, Ga., bar was accused of having a version of a margarita called a “N—–ita” on its drink menu, the Confederate-themed bar has been temporarily closed. Bar owner Daniel Simmons told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday that he was unsure whether he would reopen…