International

Catholic Priests Bless Same-Sex Couples in Defiance of a German Archbishop
Catholic Priests Bless Same-Sex Couples in Defiance of a German Archbishop

Several Catholic priests held a ceremony blessing same-sex couples outside Cologne Cathedral on Wednesday night in a protest against the city's conservative...

by Kirsten Grieshaber | Sep 21

Dutch Photographer Erwin Olaf has Died at 64. He shot Themes from Gay Nightlife to the Royal Family
Dutch Photographer Erwin Olaf has Died at 64. He shot Themes from Gay Nightlife to the Royal Family

Erwin Olaf, an acclaimed Dutch photographer whose work documented topics ranging from gay nightlife in Amsterdam to portraits of the Dutch royal family, has...

by Mike Corder | Sep 21

National

A Flamethrower and Comments about Book Burning Ignite a Political Firestorm in Missouri
A Flamethrower and Comments about Book Burning Ignite a Political Firestorm in Missouri

A longshot candidate for Missouri governor and his supporters describe his use of a flamethrower at a recent "Freedom Fest" event outside St. Louis as no big...

by Summer Ballentine and John Hanna | Sep 22

Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Inviting Controversy and Ridicule
Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Inviting Controversy and Ridicule

A 9-foot tall carving meant to memorialize those lost to AIDS is causing controversy in Palm Springs due to its resemblance to a human orifice.

Sep 21

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Politics

Attorney General Garland Set to Face his GOP Critics as Justice Department is under Heavy Scrutiny
Attorney General Garland Set to Face his GOP Critics as Justice Department is under Heavy Scrutiny

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday is set to come face-to-face with his most ardent critics as House Republicans prepare to use a routine oversight...

by Farnoush Amiri | Sep 20

Watch: Mother Tearfully Confronts Mike Pence Over Transgender Rights
Watch: Mother Tearfully Confronts Mike Pence Over Transgender Rights

The former vice president and 2024 presidential candidate was forced to defend his anti-LGBTQ+ policies to a mother directly affected during a NewsNation town...

by Emell Adolphus | Sep 15

Business

Wildfire-prone California to Consider New Rules for Property Insurance Pricing
Wildfire-prone California to Consider New Rules for Property Insurance Pricing

California will let insurance companies consider climate change when setting their prices, the state's chief regulator announced Thursday, a move aimed at...

by Adam Beam | Sep 22

McCarthy Struggles to Pass a Temporary Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown as Others Look at Options
McCarthy Struggles to Pass a Temporary Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown as Others Look at Options

With no clear strategy and not much time, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy vowed to keep trying to persuade his colleagues to pass a temporary funding bill to...

by Stephen Groves and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 21

Health

Biden Administration Announces $600M to Produce COVID Tests and will Reopen Website to Order Them
Biden Administration Announces $600M to Produce COVID Tests and will Reopen Website to Order Them

The Biden administration announced $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and restarting a website allowing Americans to order up to four...

by Will Weissert | Sep 21

Sufjan Stevens is Relearning to Walk after Guillain-Barre Syndrome Left him Immobile, Hospitalized
Sufjan Stevens is Relearning to Walk after Guillain-Barre Syndrome Left him Immobile, Hospitalized

Grammy- and Oscar-nominated indie musician Sufjan Stevens is relearning how to walk after the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome left him immobile,...

Sep 20