The family of a 4-year-old boy was left outraged after the boy was banned from a donut shop simply for asking a customer if she was pregnant. Even though the customer was not offended, the donut shop owners insisted that the boy and his family were "rude" and not allowed in.
Rebecca Denham and her son were at the Doughnut Inn in Munroe, Connecticut when the incident occurred. She said that 4-year-old Justin asked a fellow customer had a baby in her belly.
A debate over legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill in the U.K. has unfurled in the Anglican Communion after a number of former Anglican archbishops backed a proposed bill, while the Church of England confirmed its opposition.
"Some people opine that with good palliative care there is no need for assisted dying, no need for people to request to be legally given a lethal dose of medication," Anglican archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace laureate, wrote for The Observer.
"That was not the case for Craig Schonegevel. Others assert their right to autonomy and consciousness – why exit in the fog of sedation when there's the alternative of being alert and truly present with loved ones?" more >>
"Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn has taken on a new project in order to raise awareness of a serious problem in the United States. His eight-episode series "The Divide" focuses on wrongful imprisonment and is meant to bring attention to the overwhelming problem in the country.
"In the past, I had assumed that if someone's in prison, they probably did it," Goldwyn told the Associated Press. "I didn't realize how much gray area there is in our justice system, and how many cracks catch people without money and influence."
Goldwyn teamed up with producer Richard LaGravenese, writer of the award-winning "Behind the Candelabra," to work on "The Divide." The show tells the story of a young caseworker for the Innocence Initiative (loosely based on the Innocence Project) who works to win an appeal for a white inmate facing execution for the murder of a black family. more >>
At Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle, Colorado, waitresses are allowed to carry fully-loaded guns in holsters while they serve their clients. It's a unique situation permitted by Colorado's open-carry law and stands in stark contrast to the Target Corporation's request that customers no longer carry firearms into their stores.
"Guns are welcome on premises," reads a sign posted on the door of Shooters. "Please keep all weapons holstered, unless the need arises. In such cases, judicious marksmanship is appreciated."
The restaurant's owner, Lauren Boebert, fully believes in the Second Amendment and the right to carry arms at all times. Her home state of Colorado permits open carrying of loaded firearms. It's something that is unique, and Boebert wanted to capitalize on that idea. more >>
A 73-year-old veteran lost his job at a Cracker Barrel in Venice, Florida, for giving a homeless man a few condiments and a corn muffin. His actions have sparked a great debate online as to whether he should have lost his job, given that he knowingly went against company policy but did so with good intentions.
"It's a fun job, a job really suited to me," Joe Koblenzer told ABC 7 News. He worked as a greeter for the restaurant chain for three years in order to supplement his Social Security income. Koblenzer enjoyed his work a great deal and took pride in greeting customers. Two weeks ago, a man came through the doors and changed his life.
"He looked a little needy," Koblenzer said. "He asked if I had any mayonnaise and some tartar sauce. He said he was going to cook a fish. I got it for him. As I walked out, I put a corn muffin in. The General Manager called me in and said he had some bad news for me." more >>
Sandra Bullock is the latest Hollywood actress to experience a terrifying run-in with a stalker, Joshua Corbett.
Earlier this month on June 8, Corbett broke into Bullock's $16 million home in Los Angeles while the actress was present. In addition to be charged with burglary and stalking, Corbett received 19 felony counts for possessing "an arsenal of weapons, including a half dozen machine guns," during his hearing on June 18.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, seven of Corbett's offenses refer to the possession of a machine gun, according to Us Weekly. The felon is also charged with two counts of possession of an assault weapon, and ten counts of possession of a destructive device. more >>