Thursday is talk like a pirate day, one of the weirdest fake holidays around. So put on your eye patch and pull out your favorite red bandana, matey.
A U.S. court has ruled that "likes" on Facebook are protected as free speech under the constitution. The case came about when employees at a sheriff's office in Virginia lost their jobs after expressing support for their boss' opponent by liking the opponent's Facebook page. The decision reverses an earlier ruling that said "likes" were just button presses.
Pope Francis is expanding upon comments he made earlier this year about homosexuality. In an interview released by Jesuit magazines, he said the church has the right to express its opinions. But not to "interfere spiritually" in the lives of gays and lesbians. The pope says his comments are in line with the Catholic church's book of official doctrine.
A Colorado man found a moment of peace in his mud-flooded home. Mark Changaris lost most of his possessions in a flood captured in this YouTube video His piano managed to stay standing during the floods. Now his video has gone viral.
Friday, the House will vote on a measure to fund the government, but de-fund the nation's health care law. The bill will certainly pass the house, and almost certainly fail in the senate. The result could be a government shutdown which would affect things like paychecks for federal workers, some vital government programs, and museums and parks. The house must come to an agreement by Monday the 30th