The Nebraska Supreme Court recently issued a decision regarding the attempted adoption of a child by the mother’s domestic partner. Attorney Mary Alice McKeen compares that decision with the common Alaska practice of unmarried or gay couples being allowed adopt their partner’s child. Related Link: Nebraska Supreme Court re: Adoption of Luke
- Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.
- In the past two months, 300 dead puffins have washed up on St. Paul Island, alarming residents who had only seen six carcasses over the last decade. The die-off appears to be slowing down now, but scientists say it could be the sign of a much larger ecosystem problem.
- The pilot was alone, flying a small aircraft, according to the troopers.
- The Census Bureau designates languages for translation based on its estimates for speakers who have limited English proficiency.