A regional body of the United Methodist Church announced its plans to ignore the denominational rules barring non-celibate homosexuals from ordination.
The New York Annual Conference's Board of Ordained Ministry released a statement Tuesday noting that they will no longer consider the sexual orientation or gender identity of an ordination candidate.
A fraud case alleging that Donald Trump defrauded thousands of students through the now-defunct Trump University moved forward in New York, and Forbes Magazine says the Republican presidential frontrunner has a history of exaggerating his wealth.
Trump has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world's richest people in its 30th annual list. His net worth was estimated at $4.5 billion by Forbes, leaving him 324th amongst the richest people in the world, according to the list.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was named at the top of the list for a third consecutive year, bringing in a net worth of $75 billion, while Spain's Aamancio Ortego came in second, with business magnate Warren Buffet in third. more >>
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is facing controversy after initially saying he did not know enough about Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke to disavow him, and for a separate incident where he re-tweeted a quote by Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
As CNN pointed out, Trump has been backed by the infamous white supremacist group, and in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday he said that he did not know enough about Duke to disavow his support.
"Just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke, OK?" Trump said. more >>
Immigration reform is hot on the heels of the government, especially with the upcoming elections, and along with the reforms that Barack Obama is trying to implement before his reign ends, New York has decided to give more hope for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Ever since the Obama administration introduced the policy in June 2012, certain individuals who moved to the United States as children have been given a two-year work permit that could be renewed. However, it does not ensure one's citizenship and not everyone who came to the United States is eligible to be part of the program.
New York has recently decided to give more chances for students under the policy to earn a living through providing them with the power to obtain professional licenses including teacher certification. While DACA recipients are authorized to work, they are not allowed to get licenses in certain professions such as teaching and engineering. more >>
A prayer card from the funeral of reality television star Angela Raiola was recently posted to eBay with a starting bid of $2,000.
The prayer card honoring "Big Ang" was added to the website over the weekend, with the two-sided card described as being in "excellent condition." It included a photo of the "Mob Wives" star as well as the "After Glow" prayer, the text of which reads, in part: "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when the day is done."
When not co-hosting alongside the ladies of "The View," Candace Cameron Bure is out and about on a promotional tour for her upcoming series premiere, "Fuller House." During a recent sit down at "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday morning, the actress shared her strong views on feminism and women who are pro-life.
Admitting that she has yet to choose a presidential candidate to vote for, Bure discussed the comments of former secretary of state Madeleine Albright's: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," Albright stated in an effort to get women to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy.
The actress was noticeably upset by Albright's comment for her casual mention of hell and proceeded to share her opinion on feminism. more >>