You’ll now have a lot more options — nearly fifty terms — when filling out your gender information on Facebook.
The social networking site has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand the choices beyond male and female, and says the change is aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves.
When a nursing mother from Raynham got called for jury duty, she hoped there would be a small room she could use her breast pump during the day. Instead, Colleen Swanson had to use the restroom.
Like many women, the new mom of a five-month-old boy uses a breast pump to collect milk for her son when the two are separated. When she asked a court officer where she could go, she was directed to the ladies room.
Sports Illustrated has featured countless famous models in its annual swimsuit issue. For the 50th anniversary issue hitting newsstands next week, Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland and Heidi Klum won’t be the only ones striking sexy poses — so will Barbie.
Barbie’s photo spread will include 22 of the dolls, and to mark the occassion Mattel will sell a collector doll exclusively at Target stores.
Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on all states to allow felons to vote after they finish their prison terms. Right now, 11 states, mostly in the south and midwest, permanently ban felons from voting in elections.
With another storm headed toward New England later this week, students will be waiting to find out if they will get yet another snow day. During recent snowstorms in Illinois, several schools sent students electronic assignments for them to complete on school-issued iPads. In Ohio, a new state law allows districts to make up as many as three snow days per year by requiring students to complete assignments that are posted online.
A 14-year-old boy from Mattapan charged in the deadly shooting of his 9-year-old brother will be in court on Monday. Police say the teenager, whose name is not being released because of his age, was playing with a gun Friday morning when it accidentally fired.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games officially open Friday in Sochi, Russia, overshadowed by some Olympic-sized problems.
The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on bags on non-stop flights from the U.S. to Russia, while terrorism remains a concern at the games. Host nation Russia has been condemned by LGBT activists for its “gay propaganda” law. Journalists arriving to cover the Olympics arrived to find unfinished hotel rooms without doorknobs, missing manhole covers, and signs asking that toilet paper be put in a trash bin instead of being flushed.
An online petition has now been launched asking Wellesley College to remove a lifelike outdoor sculpture of a man in nothing but his underpants.
It’s the latest attempt by the Food and Drug Administration to cut teen tobacco use.
Today the agency launches a $115 million campaign targeting roughly 10 million teenagers who are either open to smoking or are already experimenting with cigarettes.
The game is over, the number one defense shut down the number one offense, and the trophies have been awarded. Now it’s time to look back at the most important part of the Super Bowl: the commercials. Advertisers spent $4 million for a 30 second spot. They seemed to play it safe this year, with no crude jokes and a lot less sexual innuendo.