Jade Patterson

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Senate confirms first openly gay appellate judge

<b>(Benjamin Wheelock/Salon/Brandon Bourdages via Shutterstock)</b><p>Todd Hughes is the first openly gay circuit judge in U.S. history<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 24, 2013 7:21pm (UTC)<p>In a rare display of competence and cooperation, the U.S. Senate today confirmed Todd Hughes as the first openly gay appellate …

Family hosts 200 homeless people for lavish dinner after daughter’s wedding gets canceled

<b>Willie, Tamara and Carol Fowler with human rights activist and head of Hosea Feed the Hungry, Elisabeth Omilami (Screenshot via Yahoo News)</b><p>How one Atlanta family turned a little heartbreak into an opportunity to feed 200 of their city’s hungry people<p>Katie McDonough<p>September 24, 2013 7:22pm (UTC)<p>In …

Report: N.Y. needs new laws to fight 21st-century crime

<b>Police officers guard a cordon set up around a crime scene where one man was killed was killed in Woolwich, southeast London May 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)</b><p>A state task force found white-collar frauds too easy to commit<p>TIFFANY KARY<p>September 24, 2013 7:39pm (UTC)<p>Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- New …

Countdown To Shutdown: 6 Days

With just six days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, it's becoming increasingly clear that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's fellow GOP colleagues aren't following his lead in the anti-Obamacare fight.<p>That fact alone raises the odds of avoiding a government shutdown next …