Idaho couple Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and owners of the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel of Coeur d'Alene, are facing thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time for refusing to host gay wedding ceremonies, which the city claims violates its anti-discrimination ordinance. The couple has since filed their business as a religious organization, which means they might be saved by an Idaho law that protects religious freedom.
A 15-year-old Islamic State fighter imprisoned by Kurdish forces in northern Syria explained how he was threatened into joining ISIS' military ranks and alleges that ISIS leaders are often drugging their fighters before battle so that the militants would be more likely to commit suicide bomb attacks.
There have been at least 30 shots reported inside the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa on Wednesday, leaving one gunman dead. A manhunt has been launched for other suspects, while a number of shooting incidents have been reported in the downtown areas of the city.
Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality who describes himself as a gay evangelical Christian, is now seeking to raise funds to help Oregon-based Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein pay off approximately $150,000 in fines levied against them by the state because they refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding.
Arsenal will play Anderlecht in the Champions League on Wednesday night as the Gunners look to get their qualification from the Group stages on track. Arsene Wenger's men have only managed to win one of two games so far in Group D, and if they lose today it would put their qualification in serious doubt. However, three points today would put them right back on target.
Liverpool and Real Madrid face off in the Champions League on Wednesday in the biggest game of the tournament this week. This massive clash will see two of the most successful European teams of all time go head to head as they try to navigate their way out of the group stages of the competition.
Developer Sledgehammer Games has just launched the official trailer of 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare', two weeks before its release date. The trailer features 'House of Cards' lead actor Kevin Spacey, and contains glowing reviews for the game. Forbes says that the new COD "transcends the line between game and film," while Gamespot claims that it is "reinventing Call of Duty multiplayer in a profound way." The trailer shows a war-torn United States as Atlas prepares to fight the KVA.
Fans who were hoping for the fabled Macbook Air Retina 2014 to be released on Apple's Oct. 16 event were sorely disappointed when the laptop was a no-show at the gathering. Instead, Apple chose to focus on the new generation iPads, an update to iOS8, the OS X Yosemite, a new Mac Mini and the iMac with Retina 5K display.
More than a million people have joined the Windows Insider Program to try the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which was launched two weeks ago. During that period, Microsoft said that 68 percent of the technical preview users were launching more than seven apps per day, while around 25 percent of testers launched about 26 apps or more per day.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan recently addressed the new document approved by the Vatican regarding the church's relation to Catholic divorcees, homosexuality and same-sex marriage, and expressed his admiration for Pope Francis during the segment.
It's not uncommon to have crossovers between soap operas, as with the case of 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful'. Nor is it unusual to have one cast member from one soap jump ship in favor of another daytime drama, which is true for Michelle Stafford, who has played the role of Phyllis Summers in 'Y&R;' for 19 years before making the move to 'General Hospital'.