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Kenya Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Laws to May 24

Kenya Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Laws to May 24

NEWS | By Tom Odula | Feb 22
A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.

Prosecutors: Smollett Paid Brothers $3,500 for Staged Attack

Prosecutors: Smollett Paid Brothers $3,500 for Staged Attack

NEWS | By Jeff McMurray | Feb 22
Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television series, and court documents filed Thursday allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer

Oscars Producers Say the Show is in 'Good Shape' for Sunday

Oscars Producers Say the Show is in 'Good Shape' for Sunday

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Feb 22
Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK?

Michael Jackson Estate Lawsuit Sues HBO Over Documentary

Michael Jackson Estate Lawsuit Sues HBO Over Documentary

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Feb 22
The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert.

Vatican Sex Abuse Summit Seeks New Culture of Accountability

Vatican Sex Abuse Summit Seeks New Culture of Accountability

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Feb 22
Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests.

Mueller Report Looming, New Attorney General in Hot Seat

Mueller Report Looming, New Attorney General in Hot Seat

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | Feb 22
William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public.

Boston Pops Announce Diverse Programming for 2019 Spring Season

Boston Pops Announce Diverse Programming for 2019 Spring Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 21
Eclectic is the best word to describe The 2019 Boston Pops' Spring season, which runs from May 8 to June 15 at Symphony Hall.

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

NEWS | Feb 21
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to react to the latest developments involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax

NEWS | By Tammy Webber | Feb 21
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack .

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

NEWS | Feb 21
The studio behind the hit television show "Empire" says it is "evaluating the situation" regarding the charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is "considering our options."


News

Kenya Court Set to Rule on Whether to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws

Kenya Court Set to Rule on Whether to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Tom Odula | Feb 21
Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. These and many other challenges may begin to fade away for the Kenyan gay community if a court rules in their favor.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Changeover

Review :: The Changeover

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 22
There's no getting around the film's paperback origins or the feeling that this horror story is founded not on New Zealand's unsteady bedrock so much as on teen hormones.


Business

Court: Constitutional Ban on High Fines Applies to States

Court: Constitutional Ban on High Fines Applies to States

LEGAL | By Mark Sherman | Feb 21
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.


Technology

Japanese Spacecraft to Attempt Landing on Distant Asteroid

Japanese Spacecraft to Attempt Landing on Distant Asteroid

SCIENCE | Feb 21
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.


Cars

Edmunds Compares Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Forester

Edmunds Compares Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Forester

AUTO NEWS | By Calvin Kim | Feb 21
Many Americans count on their vehicles for outdoor pursuits, which is one reason why SUVs and crossovers have become so popular. But there are some critical differences between their handling, hauling and off-road capabilities.


Style

Pittsburgh's Food Scene Turns the Rust Belt City Shiny Again

Pittsburgh's Food Scene Turns the Rust Belt City Shiny Again

FOOD/DRINK | By Jill Gleeson | Feb 21
With the recent influx of companies like Google and Uber and some trailblazing cookery in the Lawrenceville gayborhood, Pittsburgh fare is getting national attention. Here's your ultimate must-eat list.


Health/Fitness

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

AIDS | By Jackie Fortier, StateImpact Oklahoma | Feb 21
Strategies that work in progressive cities won't necessarily work in rural areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina where stigma around HIV and AIDS and around being gay runs deep.


Travel

'Firefall' Phenomenon Wows Visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

'Firefall' Phenomenon Wows Visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

Feb 21
California's Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall." Every February for a few days, the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava.