News: Spain, Johnny Weir, Xscape, Michael Phelps, Poaching

RoadRise of the Hillary Clinton "shoe truthers".

RoadOlympic swimmer Michael Phelps coming out of retirement.

RoadSubmersible searching for MH370 forced to surface after reaching maximum depth.

BuffettRoadSon of Warren Buffett to provide anti-poaching helicopters to Tanzania: "...the American billionaire also will support capacity building and anti-poaching efforts in Tanzania through purchase of vehicles, GPS equipment and the training of helicopter pilots and game rangers."

RoadJohnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov reconcile, sign ridiculous post-nup.

RoadGoogle just bought a start-up drone company: "The drones are covered in solar panels, which store enough energy to lift the craft 20 kilometers above sea level. The drones can stay aloft for five years before having to land or refuel."

RoadIllinois officials address confusion over status of marriage equality law: "Since a Feb. 21 federal court ruling requiring Cook County to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a patchwork of marriage equality has emerged in the state — with some counties deciding to join Cook in issuing licenses under the ruling, while many more are holding off on doing so until the June 1 start date of the new state law."

RoadThe tracklisting of Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape has been released.

HubRoadVisions of a future NYC.

RoadTransphobic six-term Canadian MP defeated.

RoadU.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists.

RoadShould the Democrats call in Bill Clinton to save the midterm elections? Bob Shrum thinks so.

RoadThousands lose HIV assistance in Fort Worth, Texas: "Fort Worth’s AIDS Outreach Center has temporarily eliminated the funding for approximately 374 patients so that it can assist people who signed up under the Affordable Care Act with their insurance premiums. About 24 new people have asked for help with insurance premiums, and the AIDS Outreach Center hasn’t received any additional funds for the program, which was also used for copays, lab bills and deductibles."

RoadIs Beyoncé going to be a bridesmaid for Kim Kardashian?

RoadSara Gilbert and Linda Perry stepped out as a married couple at the MTV Movie Awards.

RoadHere's the trailer for David Fincher's adaptation of Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck.

EvansRoadUK teen found not guilty of attempted murder of gay man in cruising area: "But the jury sitting at Chester Crown Court took more than three hours to decide that Floyd Evans, 19, did intend to wound 35-year-old Francisco Nascimento on October 21 last year, by stabbing him in the chest. The attack left Mr Nascimento, originally from Brazil, fighting for his life and was believed by police to have been a homophobic assault because it happened at the top of the City Walls steps on Frodsham Street, a known meeting point for gay men in the city."

RoadChelsea Manning named honorary Grand Marshall of San Francisco Pride.

RoadGay and lesbian senior home planned in Spain: "Federico Armenteros, president of the 26 December Foundation, which is behind the scheme, said that as far as society was concerned 'elderly LGTB don't exist'. He said the home would not be exclusively for gay people. 'We're not going to ask you who you sleep with when you apply,' he said. 'Anyone can come, the only thing to bear in mind is that it specialises in elderly LGTBs. As it is, there are homes for ex-servicemen, nuns or retired workers from specific companies and no one says they are being discriminatory.'"

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  1. Weir's reconciliation is already called off. Please try to keep up, Towleroad.

    Or better yet, please never mention him again?

    Posted by: Repugnance! | Apr 15, 2014 4:07:22 PM

  2. weir's post nup is only ridiculous in that it had to be made, the premise of being faithful to each other is not ridiculous

    Posted by: Moz's | Apr 15, 2014 4:07:32 PM

  3. There hasn't been an election since 1992 where Bill Clinton didn't help elect fellow Democrats, so why is Bob Shrum trotting out this idea as original?

    Posted by: anon | Apr 15, 2014 4:42:50 PM

  4. ¡Vamos pa' España ya!

    Posted by: ¿Who Be Jubilados? | Apr 15, 2014 4:49:46 PM

  5. Thank you Mr. Buffet for helping so much in saving Africa's wildlife - rhinos etc -from poachers. You are now part of America's great history of progressive philanthropy. Many of us are grateful.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 15, 2014 5:25:07 PM

  6. I will blow Howard Buffett for how he spends his money. And take a facial. He is that awesome.

    Posted by: Jerry | Apr 15, 2014 5:44:26 PM

  7. I wish there was a trigger warning for links to Shakesville.

    Posted by: Dr R | Apr 15, 2014 9:09:50 PM

  8. Floyd Evans may be a psycho, but he's pretty hot.

    Just saying.

    Posted by: guesswho | Apr 15, 2014 11:27:29 PM

  9. Good for Spain! Enlightened folks there!

    Posted by: L G. | Apr 16, 2014 3:58:58 AM

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