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Appeals Court Rules for Transgender Man in Bathroom Case

By Brendan Farrington | Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
A Florida school district was wrong when it forced a transgender high school student to either use the girls bathroom or a single-stall gender neutral bathroom, a federal appeals court ruled.

Liberty University Names Acting Leader with Falwell on Leave

Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
Liberty University in Virginia announced Monday that its board had chosen an interim president to lead the school days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began an indefinite leave of absence after one of his posts on social media created an uproar.

Money Offered for Info on Former 'Tiger King' Star Husband

By Tamara Lush | Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series "Tiger King," has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the case.

Politically Charged 'black-ish' Episode Gets Belated Home

By Lynn Elber | Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
A politically charged episode of "black-ish" from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network.

Mexico City Lets Bars 'Change' to Restaurants to Reopen

Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger Greet Baby Daughter

Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger say they are "beyond thrilled" and "extremely blessed" after she gave birth to their first child together.

Global Coronavirus Cases Top 20M as Russia Registers Vaccine

By Nicole Winfield, Elaine Kurtenbach, Mark Stevenson | Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
It took six months or so to get to 10 million cases after the virus first appeared in central China late last year. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

Jolie Seeks Removal of Private Judge in Pitt Divorce Case

By Andrew Dalton | Monday Aug 10, 2020
Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys.

Fire Engulfs Cooking Show Star Rachael Ray's Home

Monday Aug 10, 2020
A massive fire was ignited at cooking show star Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said.

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Monday Aug 10, 2020
With interest rates at record lows, is it still worth leasing a new car? We took a look at the financial outcomes of buying and leasing to see how current finance trends might affect your decision.

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Monday Aug 10, 2020
McDonald's says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other employees and destroyed evidence.

Independent Restauant Coalition Forms in Response to Virus

By Mary Gordon | Monday Aug 10, 2020
"We're asking for a $120 billion fund to provide grants to allow independent restaurants to make up for the revenue they've lost," says Amanda Cohen, leader of the coalition.

Why Choice of Running Mate Matters More than Usual this Year

By Steve Peoples and Alexandra Jaffe | Monday Aug 10, 2020
For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden's imminent announcement, this year could be different.

States on Hook for Billions Under Trump's Unemployment Plan

By Matthew Barakat | Monday Aug 10, 2020
Whether President Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

Protesters Decry Government's Anti-LGBT Attitudes in Poland

By Vanessa Gera | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters.

US Tops 5 Million Confirmed Virus Cases, to Europe's Alarm

By Nicole Winfield and Lisa Marie Pane | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.

Ohio Governor's Conflicting COVID-19 Tests Raise Backlash

By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

Kansas Democrats Excited About Ex-GOP Lawmaker's Senate Bid

By John Hanna | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and LGBTQ rights.

Simon Cowell Injures Back While Testing Electric Bicycle

Sunday Aug 9, 2020
Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California.

Trump order Allows Some Unemployment Pay, Defers Payroll Tax

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

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