Iran’s Rouhani criticises Saudis over Yemen strikes


Iran's president has criticised Saudi Arabia for continuing to carry out air offensive against the Houthi rebels, warning that its regional rival will harvest "the hatred" it is sowing in Yemen. "You [Saudi Arabia] planted the seeds of hatred in the hearts of people's region and you will see the response sooner or later," Hassan Rouhani told... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Tragedy Strikes Nicki Minaj’s Tour Crew


She loves performing for and connecting with her fans, but sadly Nicki Minaj hit a setback while rehearsing for her upcoming tour in Philadelphia. Earlier today (February 18) the “Pink Friday” rapper reported that one member of her crew, De’Von Pickett, has been killed while another, Eric Parker, is in critical condition at a local hospital after an altercation at the Che Bar & Grill on Tuesday night (February 17). Nicki tweeted, “Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. Read more [...]

Federal judge strikes down key part of restrictive Texas abortion law


A federal judge late Friday struck down two provisions of a Texas law that has already forced the closure of half the state’s abortion clinics, granting at least a temporary reprieve to nearly a dozen more facilities that would have otherwise gone out of business Monday.
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Cutting Housing Costs When Financial Hardship Strikes


If forced to spend less on housing, people would rather change where they live than whom they live with. Downsizing is the #1 way people would reduce their housing costs. Furthermore, renters are significantly more willing to move or get a roommate than homeowners are. In good economic times as well [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Federal judge strikes down Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage


Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was toppled Tuesday in a federal ruling that is the latest in a string of victories for gay rights advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year. U.S. District Judge... Nation - Los Angeles Times Read more [...]

Same-sex couples marry in Oregon as judge strikes down state ban


For Portland attorney Julie Engbloom, “the biggest stress of the last 48 hours” wasn’t waiting for U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to decide whether to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn’t whether she had popped the question to the right woman — Laurie Brown has been…
Nation – Los Angeles Times

Staring Down The Barrel Of A Gun: When Alzheimer’s Strikes


I could see the look of concern on Pam’s face as she sat with her stack of files lined neatly beside her. She and Adam, both in their early 60’s, had been married for fifteen years and had recently relocated.  This was a second marriage for both and Adam had children […]
Forbes – Personal Finance