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Chicago Archbishop Removes Priest Who Burned Rainbow Banner

Chicago Archbishop Removes Priest Who Burned Rainbow Banner

NEWS | Sep 24
The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community.

Mormons to Stay Outdoors After Split with Boy Scouts

Mormons to Stay Outdoors After Split with Boy Scouts

NEWS | By Brady McCombs | Sep 24
The Mormon church's new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday.

UK Opens Long-Awaited Inquiry into Tainted Blood Scandal

UK Opens Long-Awaited Inquiry into Tainted Blood Scandal

NEWS | Sep 24
A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.

Rivals for Georgia Governor Clash on 'Religious Freedom' Law

Rivals for Georgia Governor Clash on 'Religious Freedom' Law

NEWS | By Russ Bynum | Sep 24
The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief.

Actor James Woods Bashes Twitter After Getting Locked Out

Actor James Woods Bashes Twitter After Getting Locked Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Amy Forliti | Sep 24
Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules.

Legislation Unveiled to Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

Legislation Unveiled to Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

NEWS | Sep 24
With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators has unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not i

Mystery Around Disappearance of Chinese Star Fan Bingbing

Mystery Around Disappearance of Chinese Star Fan Bingbing

NEWS | By Christopher Bodeen | Sep 24
X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.

Will Bill Cosby, 81, Go to Prison? A Judge is Set to Decide

Will Bill Cosby, 81, Go to Prison? A Judge is Set to Decide

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 24
Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.

Score! Scrabble Dictionary Adds 'OK,' 'Ew' to Official Play

Score! Scrabble Dictionary Adds 'OK,' 'Ew' to Official Play

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Sep 24
Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few.

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker Introduces Himself to Iowa

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker Introduces Himself to Iowa

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Sep 24
Cory Booker is not being subtle.


News

Trump Told of New Allegations Against Kavanaugh

Trump Told of New Allegations Against Kavanaugh

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey | Sep 24
President Donald Trump was told about the new sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh in the New Yorker hours before the explosive publication Sunday, according to a White House official.


Entertainment

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Debuts with Eye Toward Her Legacy

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Debuts with Eye Toward Her Legacy

CELEBRITIES | By Jeff Karoub | Sep 24
The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death presents an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention.


Business

Overconfident? Dem Optimism Surges As Midterms Approach

Overconfident? Dem Optimism Surges As Midterms Approach

LEGAL | By Steve Peoples and Juana Summers | Sep 23
The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in private, has begun to spill into the open as President Donald Trump's approval ratings sink and the Republican Party struggles.


Technology

Japan Space Rovers Lowered to Asteroid to Collect Data

Japan Space Rovers Lowered to Asteroid to Collect Data

SCIENCE | By Mari Yamaguchi | Sep 23
A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.


Finance

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

HEALTH | Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.


Cars

Edmunds Highlights Newest Safety and Technology Trends

Edmunds Highlights Newest Safety and Technology Trends

AUTO NEWS | By Mark Takahashi | Sep 23
Here's an overview of vehicle technology that's available now in luxury vehicles and a taste of what you can expect to become more widespread in the future.


Style

Fresh for Fall: 5 Sweaters and Sweatshirts for Cozy Comfort

Fresh for Fall: 5 Sweaters and Sweatshirts for Cozy Comfort

FASHION | By Andrew Villagomez | Sep 24
Summer is gone and it's officially time to get your fall wardrobe in gear. Transitional pieces and layering are key as the weather changes and cool nights start to roll in.


Travel

Hong Kong Opens High-Speed Rail Link with Mainland China

Hong Kong Opens High-Speed Rail Link with Mainland China

Sep 24
Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.