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U.N. Says Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

U.N. Says Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jamey Keaten, Maria Cheng | Aug 23
The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health.

Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

NEWS | By Brendan Farrington | Aug 23
Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison.

Judge Close to Naming Special Prosecutor in Smollett Case

Judge Close to Naming Special Prosecutor in Smollett Case

NEWS | Aug 23
An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.

Air Traveler Accused of Punching Pilot at Vegas Airport Gate

Air Traveler Accused of Punching Pilot at Vegas Airport Gate

NEWS | Aug 23
Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight.

Men Arrested After Using Open Houses to Rob Celeb's Homes

Men Arrested After Using Open Houses to Rob Celeb's Homes

NEWS | Aug 23
Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert.

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

NEWS | By Martha Bellisle | Aug 23
A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Seattle.

Fans Choose Sides in 'Chicken Sandwich War'

Fans Choose Sides in 'Chicken Sandwich War'

STYLE | By Katie Workman | Aug 23
A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn't at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry.

Peppa Pig to Get New Owner: GI Joe Maker Hasbro

Peppa Pig to Get New Owner: GI Joe Maker Hasbro

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 23
Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig.

Making a Case to Women: Trump Female Defenders Go on Offense

Making a Case to Women: Trump Female Defenders Go on Offense

NEWS | By Jill Colvin and Alexandra Jaffe | Aug 23
The Trump campaign has a message for its female supporters: It's time to come out of hiding.

Democrats See Opening on Economy, Resist Cheering Recession

Democrats See Opening on Economy, Resist Cheering Recession

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Aug 23
Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk.


Entertainment

 Review :: 'Jurassic Park' @ The Hollywood Bowl Thrills

Review :: 'Jurassic Park' @ The Hollywood Bowl Thrills

MOVIES | By Kevin Taft | Aug 22
The Hollywood Bowl continues its thrilling tradition of showcasing popular films with the L.A. Philharmonic playing the score live to a smitten audience, this past weekend with "Jurassic Park."


Business

Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout from Quitting Program

Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout from Quitting Program

LEGAL | By Lindsay Whitehurst and David Crary | Aug 22
Planned Parenthood clinics are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program.


Technology

Earth's Future Is Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

Earth's Future Is Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 22
New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet."


Finance

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

HEALTH | By Caitlin Hillyard | Aug 22
What I learned, besides fascinating facts about rabies, its transmission and the horrible ways one can die from it, was that any one of us is a mere cat scratch away from financial peril if we aren't lucky enough to have good health insurance.


Style

Gay Pride T-Shirt Case Going Before Kentucky Supreme Court

Gay Pride T-Shirt Case Going Before Kentucky Supreme Court

NATIONAL | Aug 22
Kentucky Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case over a company's refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to religious beliefs.


Health/Fitness

Reported Illnesses Among Vapers Reaches 150 Possible Cases

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 22
The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.


Travel

My 'LGBTQIAPK' Week at Sea with VACAYA

My 'LGBTQIAPK' Week at Sea with VACAYA

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 23
VACAYA's inaugural cruise offered a catch-all for queer travelers. Here's one guest's experience of his week at sea.


Nightlife

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

For its 22nd year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. They will enjoy Disneyland in a way that it can only be experienced during Gay Days.