"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans wants to regain custody of her son, Jace, and now her boyfriend Nathan Griffith, also wants custody of the boy and hopes to adopt him soon. The couple recently welcomed their first child together, a son named Kaiser.
"I want custody of Jace," Griffith told OK! Magazine. "He listens to me and I'm a good role model for him. [Barbara] just yells at him."
Barbara is Jace's maternal grandmother and has had custody of him since he was an infant. Evans signed custody over to her mother when it was clear that she was in over her head and struggling with motherhood and life in general. Evans has had a tumultuous relationship with her mother, and now that she is with Griffith, he too has had a similar experience with Barbara. more >>
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently voiced his support for last month's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling while speaking at a meet-and-greet event in Marion, Iowa this week.
Christie, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made his comments Thursday while responding to a question at MJ's Restaurant in Marion. The east coast governor was visiting Iowa to campaign for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad (R).
In a video recorded by the Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, Christie was asked if he supported the Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma-based chain of craft stores. "Do I support the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case? I do," Christie replied. more >>
An atheist group is encouraging those opposed to the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling to crochet or knit rectangular pieces of fabric, meant to represent bricks, and send them into the organization's national office in Washington, D.C.
The Secular Coalition for America launched its "knit-a-brick" campaign earlier in July, shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that corporations may refuse to provide birth control insurance coverage to its employees based on strongly-held religious beliefs. The atheist group plans to collect the "bricks" built by its supporters and sew a giant "wall" to symbolize the Separation of Church and State that it believes has been violated by the recent Supreme Court ruling.
The atheist group said on its website that it started the "knit-a-brick" campaign earlier this month to "harness outrage" following the Supreme Court ruling, as well as "create a striking visual impact for lawmakers and speak directly to Hobby Lobby's consumer base with the Knit a Brick campaign." more >>
A shoplifter's broken ankle resulted in him getting a $510,000 payout from New York City after winning a lawsuit Wednesday. Kevin Jarman, a 50-year-old unemployed chef, was arrested and fell while handcuffed, breaking his ankle, but since the verdict he says he's "doing great."
The shoplifter broke his ankle while stealing from Pathmark in Queens in May of 2011, according to The New York Post. Jarman, who is 6-foot-2, claimed in his lawsuit that the officer arresting him, 5-foot-5 Sgt. Samuel Morales, "appeared to be afraid of Plaintiff because of his size" but got mean when he put the handcuffs on.
"Sergeant Morales, in effect, tripped Plaintiff," the lawsuit read, resulting in a broken ankle and a 9-day stay in Jamaica Hospital. Jarman also claims that the NYPD officers laughed at him when he fell. more >>
A Detroit judge is receiving heat after telling a young defendant he needed a beating from a father Thursday. Latrez Cummings, 19, was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for the mob beating of a motorist.
"You needed someone to discipline you," Judge James Callahan told Cummings. "Someone to beat the hell out of you when you made a mistake, as opposed to allowing you or encouraging you to do it to somebody else."
Cummings pleaded guilty, along with four other young persons, to assaulting Steve Utash. The group attacked him when he got out of his truck to help a 10-year-old boy who stepped in front of his vehicle. Utash was left in a coma for several days after the attack in April but recovered. more >>
The lawsuit brought by Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim's Islamic relatives in Sudan has been dropped, a lawyer working on the case said, which could open the way for Ibrahim and her family to soon travel to the United States.
"We are no longer proceeding with the lawsuit," Abdel Rahman Malek, the relatives' lawyer, told Reuters on Wednesday.
Malek did not provide a reason for dropping the lawsuit. more >>