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Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

NEWS | By David Crary | Oct 17
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights.

Police, Protesters Clash in Catalonia For 3rd Night

Police, Protesters Clash in Catalonia For 3rd Night

NEWS | By Joseph Wilson | Oct 17
Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday,

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

NEWS | By Robert Burns | Oct 17
Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists.

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Watchmen,' a Timely Tale Told

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Watchmen,' a Timely Tale Told

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 17
Damon Lindelof's adaptation of the "Watchmen" comic series for HBO is a thoughtful and timely drama that's more about race, identity, and America's painful history than cape-wearing superheroes.

Former Pompeo Aide Testifies; Senate Talks Impeachment Trial

Former Pompeo Aide Testifies; Senate Talks Impeachment Trial

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Matt Lee | Oct 17
The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation.

'Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely's Wife Killed; Son Shot by Deputies

'Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely's Wife Killed; Son Shot by Deputies

NEWS | Oct 17
"Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday.

APNewsBreak: Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

APNewsBreak: Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

NEWS | By Brian Melley | Oct 17
The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field.

Elton John: 'Magic and Joy Were Lost' in Lion King Remake

Elton John: 'Magic and Joy Were Lost' in Lion King Remake

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cronin | Oct 16
Elton John, co-writer of the chart-topping 1994 Lion King soundtrack, called the new 2019 version a "huge disappointment" in an interview with GQ. Check out the rest of his comments here.

Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 16
A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar measure.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

NEWS | By David Crary | Oct 16
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights during a Justice Department ceremony commemorating a hate-crimes law named after their son.


Business

AP Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

AP Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

LEGAL | By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Oct 16
A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.


Technology

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

SCIENCE | Oct 16
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday.


Finance

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

HEALTH | By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.


Cars

End in Sight? GM CEO Barra Joins Talks with Striking Union

End in Sight? GM CEO Barra Joins Talks with Striking Union

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 16
General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories.


Style

Most Common Cooking Catastrophes

Most Common Cooking Catastrophes

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 16
From leaving the oven on overnight to forgetting a crucial ingredient in a meal or using salt instead of sugar, more than six in 10 Americans have experienced a cooking catastrophe.


Health/Fitness

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

HEALTH | By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Oct 16
France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication.


Travel

Romania's Autumn Fairs Delight All Ages and Incomes

Romania's Autumn Fairs Delight All Ages and Incomes

By Vadim Ghirda, Andreea Alexandru | Oct 16
Romania's autumn fairs are a loud, colorful reminder that summer has come to an end. And for many families in poorer areas of the country, they are one of the few affordable events of the year.


Nightlife

Las Vegas Pride :: October 11-12, 2019

Las Vegas Pride :: October 11-12, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Oct 16
Downtown Las Vegas celebrated its largest Pride yet, with a fabulous nighttime parade and a day and a half of festival fun.