Gay Charlotte: The Latest

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

NEWS | By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Sad After Sex? It's Not Uncommon

Sad After Sex? It's Not Uncommon

A new report on Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) shows that the phenomenon, involving sadness after sex, is not uncommon in men.

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

NEWS | Aug 16
Austria has made headlines this week for the oddball - and stereotyped - reasons some of its officials have given for rejecting gay asylum seekers.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Has Died

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Has Died

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit.

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service.

Celebs Join Lineup for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

Celebs Join Lineup for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 16
Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon.

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 16
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

NEWS | Aug 16
Indonesia's president urged his country to embrace its founding spirit of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year.

Van Damme's Son Pleads Guilty in Arizona Knife Incident

Van Damme's Son Pleads Guilty in Arizona Knife Incident

NEWS | Aug 16
A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

New McCartney Love Song Takes Direct, 'Raunchy' Approach

New McCartney Love Song Takes Direct, 'Raunchy' Approach

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 16
The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days.


Entertainment

 Review :: Someone's Watching Me

Review :: Someone's Watching Me

MOVIES | By Ken Tasho | Aug 16
Veteran director John Carpenter made this tiny, low-budget television movie thriller a mere few weeks before he filmed his classic 1978 "Halloween" horror classic.


Business

U.S. Newspapers to Trump: We're Not Enemies of the People

U.S. Newspapers to Trump: We're Not Enemies of the People

CORPORATE | By David Bauder | Aug 16
Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.


Technology

Was A Great White Shark to Blame for Cape Cod Attack?

Was A Great White Shark to Blame for Cape Cod Attack?

SCIENCE | Aug 16
Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.


Finance

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

HOME | By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.


Cars

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman | Aug 15
For about the same money or less, you can typically get more interior refinement and comfort, better performance, and a vehicle that generally feels more special.


Style

How Competitive Are You About Lawn Care?

How Competitive Are You About Lawn Care?

HOME | Aug 16
They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but don't tell the four in ten American homeowners (38 percent) striving to make their yard the best one on the block...


Health/Fitness

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

HEALTH | Aug 16
"Social prescriptions," smart beds and digital programs for diabetes are among the futuristic innovations that could transform Great Britain's National Health Service, and perhaps, the world.


Travel

Woof! 5 Hotels to Celebrate National Dog Day

Woof! 5 Hotels to Celebrate National Dog Day

Aug 16
August 26 is the day when we give extra-special love to our furry friends. The following five hotels also think canines deserve VIP treatment 365 days per year.