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Colorado Baker Back in Court Over 2nd LGBT Bias Allegation

Colorado Baker Back in Court Over 2nd LGBT Bias Allegation

NEWS | By Colleen Slevin | Dec 19
Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds argued in federal court the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.

Cuba Eliminates Gay Marriage Language from New Constitution

Cuba Eliminates Gay Marriage Language from New Constitution

NEWS | By Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez | Dec 19
Cuba's government said Tuesday that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.

Official Suspended, Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

Official Suspended, Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

NEWS | By John Raby | Dec 19
A West Virginia high school assistant principal who told a transgender male student "you freak me out" and questioned his choice of bathrooms has been suspended — a move the American Civil Liberties Union said didn't go far enough.

Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and More Stars Mourn Penny Marshall

Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and More Stars Mourn Penny Marshall

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 19
Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75.

Pope Accepts Resignation of LA Bishop Accused of Misconduct

Pope Accepts Resignation of LA Bishop Accused of Misconduct

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Dec 19
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday.

With 'Bumblebee,' John Cena Finds His Stride in Hollywood

With 'Bumblebee,' John Cena Finds His Stride in Hollywood

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 19
John Cena doesn't believe in ego. How could he when he's used to tens of thousands of WWE fans chanting "John Cena sucks" every time he walks out to the ring?

'Laverne' Role Gave Marshall Springboard to Historic Career

'Laverne' Role Gave Marshall Springboard to Historic Career

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 19
Penny Marshall was typically self-effacing whenever her brother, the late filmmaker Garry Marshall, proudly boasted that his sister was the first female director to direct a $100 million box-office hit.

Funding Government Without Border Wall Appears Back on Table

Funding Government Without Border Wall Appears Back on Table

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey | Dec 19
President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.

Trump Says He's Eager to Sign Sweeping Criminal Justice Bill

Trump Says He's Eager to Sign Sweeping Criminal Justice Bill

NEWS | By Kevin Freking | Dec 19
The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society.

Actress and Director Penny Marshall Dies at Age 75

Actress and Director Penny Marshall Dies at Age 75

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 18
Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.


News

Some Advertisers Leave Carlson Show After Immigrant Comments

Some Advertisers Leave Carlson Show After Immigrant Comments

NATIONAL | By Mae Anderson | Dec 18
Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks referring to immigrants as "the world's poor."


Entertainment

'Broadway @ The Huntington' Returns With Two-Time Tony Winner Christine Ebersole on January 26
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'Broadway @ The Huntington' Returns With Two-Time Tony Winner Christine Ebersole on January 26

THEATRE | Dec 13
Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole performs at the Huntington Theatre Company for one night only alongside SIRIUS/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host on Saturday, January 26 at the BCA's Calderwood Pavilion.

Olivia Newton-John Memoir Coming Out in US in 2019

Olivia Newton-John Memoir Coming Out in US in 2019

BOOKS | Dec 18
Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019.


Business

UK to Unveil Post-Brexit Immigration Plan Amid Business Fear

UK to Unveil Post-Brexit Immigration Plan Amid Business Fear

FINANCE | Dec 19
The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the U.K.


Technology

Settlement Requires 'Anti-Hate Training' for Internet Troll

Settlement Requires 'Anti-Hate Training' for Internet Troll

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Kunzelman | Dec 19
An internet troll who harassed a black college student with racist messages on social media has agreed to a court settlement requiring him to get "anti-hate training," apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy.


Finance

Health Suffers Deep in the Troubled Heart of Texas

Health Suffers Deep in the Troubled Heart of Texas

POLITICS | By Sharon Jayson | Dec 18
The booming $1.8 trillion Texas economy rivals that of many countries and puts the state at the top of a host of rankings. But the familiar Texas braggadocio disappears when it comes to health care.


Cars

Elon Musk Unveils Underground Tunnel, Offers Rides to VIPs

Elon Musk Unveils Underground Tunnel, Offers Rides to VIPs

AUTO NEWS | By Amanda Lee Myers | Dec 19
Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube.


Health/Fitness

For the Asking: When Drugmakers Help Pay the Bill

For the Asking: When Drugmakers Help Pay the Bill

HEALTH | By Sarah Jane Tribble | Dec 18
When financial incentives like copay coupons and debit cards won't work, pharmaceutical companies sometimes will write a check — what they call direct reimbursement — to make sure a loyal patient will stay on a high-cost, brand-name drug.


Travel

Cyprus Anticipating Record Number of Tourist Arrivals

Cyprus Anticipating Record Number of Tourist Arrivals

Dec 18
Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time.


Nightlife

Code Red Aids Fundraiser @ The Foundry Philadelphia

Code Red Aids Fundraiser @ The Foundry Philadelphia

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 16
Code Red, a fundraiser supporting the fight against HIV and AIDS, was held at the Foundry inside the Fillmore. This event surpassed all previous records of not only attendance, but also money raised, over $40,000, which is twice the amount from last year.