US judge won’t rein in federal wild horse roundup in Nevada
A federal judge decided Friday not to rein in the roundup and capture of wild horses in eastern Nevada, rejecting advocates' claims the federal government was “needlessly and recklessly” killing free-roaming mustangs in violation of U.S. law. With a little more than four weeks to go for federal land managers to complete what they call a drought-prompted “gather” near the Utah state line, U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said she wasn't convinced groups trying to stop the process would win their underlying lawsuit. Maggie Smith, a Justice Department lawyer, told the judge on Wednesday that a delay of even two or three days would prevent the agency from completing planned removals before the end of the year.news.yahoo.com
Metro Times article about the late Doug Hopkins of rock band Gin Blossoms is being adapted into a feature film
MT archivesAn award-winning article by formereditor Brian Smith about his relationship with Doug Hopkins, the late founding member of rock band Gin Blossoms and writer of hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Found Out About You," is being developed into a feature film.Smith tipped us off a few weeks ago to make sure he had our blessing. "Jesus of Suburbia" recounts how Hopkins was forced out of Gin Blossoms due to his troubles with alcoholism just as the band was achieving success. "Brian's article included so many compelling, emotional components that resonate with people far beyond those who are fans of Hopkins' music," Platt said in a statement. The story was named as part of 40stories that changed Detroit (and beyond) in our latest issue. You can read the full list here Congrats, Brian!metrotimes.com
Here are three new movies you can't miss in theaters this weekend
Brad Pitt plays an astronaut that goes into outer space to find his dad. Once the crew gets to outer space, they discover there are a lot of mysteries in the universe. In the movie, his niece goes to Mexico to find her father and becomes a victim of human trafficking. This movie is rated R. Greg gave the movie two reels out of five reels. Zach Galifianakis stars as the host and interviews major Hollywood stars.