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Pope Francis Meets Transgender Guests of Rome Church

Pope Francis Meets Transgender Guests of Rome Church

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Aug 11

Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported Thursday.

Judge Won't Toss Lawsuit Against Utah Transgender Sports Ban

Judge Won't Toss Lawsuit Against Utah Transgender Sports Ban

NEWS | Aug 11

A judge on Wednesday rejected the request by Utah officials to throw out a lawsuit challenging a state ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports.

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | Aug 11

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox.

Trump's Bond with GOP Deepens after Primary Wins, FBI Search

Trump's Bond with GOP Deepens after Primary Wins, FBI Search

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Aug 11

Facing mounting legal vulnerabilities and considering another presidential run, former President Donald Trump needs support from the party to maintain his political career.

Review: 'Girl Picture' Puts New Spins on Coming of Age

Review: 'Girl Picture' Puts New Spins on Coming of Age

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 11

There are emotionally compelling worlds explored here. With persistence, and with unshakeable friendship, they are worlds that these three young women are set to conquer.

'Can't Put Into Words.' Boston-raised Actor  Louis Brogna Heads Home as Part of 'Anastasia' Tour

'Can't Put Into Words.' Boston-raised Actor Louis Brogna Heads Home as Part of 'Anastasia' Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Aug 11

Boston-born actor Louis Brogna remembers seeing many Broadway shows at the Boston Opera House. Next week he is on the other side of the footlights when he and the company of the Broadway hit "Anastasia" arrive at the theater.

Watch: 'House of Hammer' Reveals Armie Hammer's Haunting Family History

Watch: 'House of Hammer' Reveals Armie Hammer's Haunting Family History

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 10

The Discovery+ docuseries will reveal the sordid history of money, power and deceit behind the Hammer family, including Armie Hammer's saga.

Jane Lynch Says She Isn't Avoiding Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl' Exit

Jane Lynch Says She Isn't Avoiding Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl' Exit

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 10

When asked point blank if her quick exit from Broadway's "Funny Girl" was to avoid Michele, Lynch had a perfectly reasonable response.

Review: Norah Jones Celebrates 20 Years of 'Come Away with Me'

Review: Norah Jones Celebrates 20 Years of 'Come Away with Me'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 10

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Norah Jones captivated the world with "Come Away with Me," the mega-selling, Grammy-winning album that made her a household name.

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

NEWS | By David Klepper | Aug 10

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

News

Watch: Gay Flamingos in UK Zoo Adopt Abandoned Chick as their Own

Watch: Gay Flamingos in UK Zoo Adopt Abandoned Chick as their Own

NEWS | Aug 10

A same-sex flamingo couple in the UK's ZSL Whipsnade Zoo adopted an egg that was abandoned by a mixed-gender pair of birds, and now that the chick has hatched they are proving to be "exemplary" parents.

Business

Sesame Place to Train Workers on Diversity after Lawsuit

Sesame Place to Train Workers on Diversity after Lawsuit

BUSINESS | Aug 11

Sesame Place has announced the implementation of diversity and inclusion training for its employees following a $25 million class-action lawsuit alleging multiple incidents of discrimination.

Technology

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

TECHNOLOGY | Aug 11

The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy in the post-Roe world.

Finance

U.S. Inflation will Likely Stay High Even as Gas Prices Fall

U.S. Inflation will Likely Stay High Even as Gas Prices Fall

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Aug 10

Americans may finally be catching a break from relentlessly surging prices — if just a slight one — even as inflation is expected to remain painfully high for months.

Cars

U.A. Agency Probes Tesla Crashes that Killed 2 Motorcyclists

U.A. Agency Probes Tesla Crashes that Killed 2 Motorcyclists

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 8

Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways.

Style

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 10

In an age where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, it's worth discussing when something comes along that is actually beneficial to the skin.

Health/Fitness

Experts See Canada's Euthanasia Laws as Threat to Disabled

Experts See Canada's Euthanasia Laws as Threat to Disabled

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng | Aug 11

Human rights advocates say the regulations lack safeguards, devalue the lives of disabled people and prompt doctors and health workers to suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it.

Travel

Travelers are Starting to Get a Break from Higher Airfares

Travelers are Starting to Get a Break from Higher Airfares

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 11

Travelers got some welcome news in Wednesday's inflation report from the government: Airfares are coming down, and at a faster clip.

Nightlife

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 8

The Anti Violence Project threw The Pink Party, celebrating the lives and victories of the LGBTQ community in Fire Island Pines, complete with drag performances by Shequida, Egypt and Nutwater, and featuring DJ Matty Glitterati.