SAN FRANCISCO — Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group.
The Human Rights Campaign found that more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies and 90 percent of all large employers it surveyed are offering health insurance and other spousal benefits to same-sex domestic partners of their employees.
TAMPA, Fla. — Playoffs? Did someone say playoffs? It’s hard to believe that just eight days ago, we were seriously contemplating a postseason run by the Bills.
For the first three months, this season did have a different feel. They were in almost every game. They never seemed to quit. Their fortunes finally appeared to be turning in the first year of the Doug Marrone-EJ Manuel era.
WASHINGTON – Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate’s minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Obama’s nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
Despite last month’s Democratic power play, Senate Republicans retain the power to slow, though no longer derail, Obama’s appointments.
This morning’s commute brings the risk of slipping and sliding.
“Untreated roads, especially the overpasses – they could be slippery in spots,” said David Thomas, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. “If they are treated well, they could just be wet.”
The regional weather outlook today is cold and sloppy – a blah beginning to a wintry week of snow and temperatures dipping into the 20s for highs – below normal for this point in December.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski’s season appears to be over after he hurt his knee when hit after a reception.
The New England Patriots’ star tight end, who missed the first six games recovering from offseason forearm and back surgeries, was injured just before the midpoint of the third quarter Sunday and driven off the field on a cart.
Gronkowski suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to undergo an MRI today. Coach Bill Belichick said he was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
With just 17 shopping days to go, Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore tried a variation of “shop till you drop” this weekend, by giving harried parents the opportunity to “drop” and then shop.
In an effort to help shoppers while also raising some funds for an alumni scholarship program, the all-girls Catholic school ran its first-ever “Holiday Drop and Shop” program for four hours Sunday afternoon.