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Dayton Shooter's Friend Loses Another Bid to Get Out of Jail

Dayton Shooter's Friend Loses Another Bid to Get Out of Jail

NEWS | Aug 24
A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail.

DOJ Making Changes to Agency That Runs Immigration Courts

DOJ Making Changes to Agency That Runs Immigration Courts

NEWS | By Colleen Long and Amy Taxin | Aug 24
The U.S. government on Friday announced changes to the agency that runs the country's immigration courts, giving its director authority to weigh in and make appellate rulings on cases.

The 'Chosen One'? Trump Says Never Mind

The 'Chosen One'? Trump Says Never Mind

NEWS | Aug 24
President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he glanced heavenward and referred to himself as "the chosen one" to take on China. He took the comment back Friday.

Buttigieg Versed in Faith-Based Appeal to Democratic Voters

Buttigieg Versed in Faith-Based Appeal to Democratic Voters

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Aug 24
Republicans for a half century have built a loyal following among white evangelical Christians. But Buttigieg is trying to demonstrate that there's a strong religiosity among Democrats, too.

Life-Changing 'Power': Stars Reflect on Series' Impact

Life-Changing 'Power': Stars Reflect on Series' Impact

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. | Aug 24
The series turned Starz into a must-watch cable network for many viewers, proved 50 Cent's instincts correct and along the way turned its characters into internet sensations and, in some cases, household names.

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | Aug 24
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

NEWS | By Victor Caivano | Aug 24
Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

NEWS | By Terry Spencer and Mike Schneider | Aug 24
A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store.

'Stranger Things' Fans Bring Cameras, Wallets to Georgia

'Stranger Things' Fans Bring Cameras, Wallets to Georgia

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrea Smith | Aug 24
Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.

Minnesota Filmmakers' Lawsuit over Gay Weddings Reinstated

Minnesota Filmmakers' Lawsuit over Gay Weddings Reinstated

NEWS | Aug 24
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of speech with constitutional protections.


News

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Fees in Gay Marriage Case

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Fees in Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Aug 24
Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the state of Kentucky must pay $224,000 in legal expenses stemming from a former county clerk's refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.


Business

U.S. Government Issues Final Utah Monument Plan

U.S. Government Issues Final Utah Monument Plan

LEGAL | By Brady McCombs | Aug 24
The Bureau of Land Management's plan for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southwestern Utah codifies that the lands cut out of the monument will be open to mineral extraction such as oil, gas and coal.


Technology

Frustrated with Event Ticketing? New Ventures Try to Help

Frustrated with Event Ticketing? New Ventures Try to Help

PERSONAL TECH | By Jamie Stengle | Aug 24
Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices.


Finance

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

HEALTH | By Caitlin Hillyard | Aug 22
What I learned, besides fascinating facts about rabies, its transmission and the horrible ways one can die from it, was that any one of us is a mere cat scratch away from financial peril if we aren't lucky enough to have good health insurance.


Style

Off the Hook: California King Salmon Rebounds

Off the Hook: California King Salmon Rebounds

FOOD/DRINK | By Terence Chea | Aug 23
The salmon rebound comes after three years of extremely low catches that resulted from poor ocean conditions and California's five-year drought, which drained the state's rivers and reservoirs.


Health/Fitness

Molly to Treat PTSD? Some Experts Say Yes

Molly to Treat PTSD? Some Experts Say Yes

HEALTH | By Will Stone | Aug 23
Scientists are testing how pharmaceutical-grade MDMA can be used in combination with psychotherapy to help patients with a severe form of PTSD that has not responded to other treatments.


Travel

My 'LGBTQIAPK' Week at Sea with VACAYA

My 'LGBTQIAPK' Week at Sea with VACAYA

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 23
VACAYA's inaugural cruise offered a catch-all for queer travelers. Here's one guest's experience of his week at sea.


Nightlife

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

For its 22nd year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. They will enjoy Disneyland in a way that it can only be experienced during Gay Days.