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‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man
A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.
Killer Dogs Take 14 Lives. Did Closing Slaughterhouses Play a Role?
Villagers whose children have been killed by wild dogs blame Hindu-right politicians for closing slaughterhouses, which they say has deprived dogs of food and made them violent.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.
The chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world’s most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.
Turkey Hands Life Sentences to 104 People Over Coup Attempt
Two crucial witnesses turned against fellow defendants and revealed details of the failed effort to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.
Here’s why there are so many coyotes and why they’re spreading so fast
Coyotes were a purely North American animal that lived in the West. Now they’re everywhere, largely because state-sponsored hunting obliterated wolves and mountain lions.
‘Right to try’ bill heads to White House
The measure would let people with life-threatening illnesses bypass the Food and Drug Administration to get experimental drugs. The president is expected to sign it, ending a long battle over access to unapproved therapies.
EPA keeps three reporters out of meeting; one says guard shoved her
Reporters from CNN, the Associated Press and the environmental publication E&E News were barred from the summit on water contamination, which included about 200 representatives of regulatory and industry groups.
Anniversary of Thai Coup Draws Uneasy Protest and Police Threats
Officials in Bangkok warned that demonstrators fighting for a return to civilian government had been identified through photographs and video footage, and that they could be prosecuted.
Progressive women score big wins in Southern primaries
Progressive women dominated a slate of Democratic primaries Tuesday, winning House races in Kentucky and Texas and giving Georgia the first black woman to ever be nominated for governor by a major political party.
Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary in Georgia. She could become the nation's first black woman governor.
Stacey Abrams will win the Democratic primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race Tuesday, CNN projects, becoming the first black woman in the nation to hold a major party's nomination for governor.
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Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths. But now the legend of “Nessie” may have no place left to hide. A New Zealand scientist is lea...
Sunken boat of missing crabber found in Willapa Bay
Crab boat found in Willapa Bay, but the crabber who skippered it remains missing.
Federal officials seize $25,000 of carved ivory at Sea-Tac Airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said couple tried to smuggle elephant, hippopotamus, warthog tusks.
U.S. cancer by the numbers: Snapshot captures gains — and some disturbing setbacks
Depending on the type of cancer involved, some Americans benefited more than others.
Watch: Bald eagle battles fox for rabbit in skies above San Juan Island
Stunned photographers captured a wild scene between an eagle, a fox and a rabbit battling in the skies above San Juan Island on Saturday.
Relief for Seattle-area single-family home rents, and a glimmer of hope for buyers
Single-family home rents are barely budging after years of steep increases, and those declining returns could persuade some landlords to sell their houses, adding much-needed inventory to the home-buying market.
Friday TV Picks: ‘My Last Days’ returns to 3 people with terminal illnesses
YouTube sensation is featured on celebrity version of “Undercover Boss”; “Great Performances” explores the creation of the Metropolitan Opera House.
Woman who shot Kansas abortion doctor moved to halfway house
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion doctor and firebombed clinics in Oregon and other states in the 1990s was released Tuesday from federal prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence, sparking fears for the safety of abortion clinic workers....
Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs
A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday. Republicans argued that it would help hundreds of thousands of people, but Democrats said it will allow "the sale of snake oil" to desperate patients.
Traveler alert: Ferry repaired, but leave early for Taylor Swift concert
Another vessel will be brought in soon, but Washington State Ferries said travelers should consider using the Seattle-Bremerton or Edmonds-Kingston ferry lines.
Danica Patrick to get behind wheel of '18 ESPYS
Retiring race car driver Danica Patrick will host this year's ESPYS, becoming the first woman to ever host the annual awards show.
Mets sign All-Star slugger Jose Bautista to a one-year deal
Needing offense, the Mets signed former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista.
NBA playoffs: Best of the conference finals
Gennett's slam helps Harvey gets 1st Reds win, 7-2 over Bucs
Matt Harvey, Scooter Gennett lead Cincinnati Reds past Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2
Smith pitches Marlins over newcomer Bautista, Mets 5-1
Caleb Smith pitched neatly into the seventh inning against a Mets lineup that included newcomer Jose Bautista, leading the Miami Marlins over New York 5-1
Yanks' Judge rules out repeat run in HR Derby
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge said winning last year's Home Run Derby was "a cool experience" but that he doesn't see a need to defend his title at this year's event.
Chacin, bullpen pitch Brewers past slumping Diamondbacks 1-0
Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0
Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tears ACL during practice
Chargers TE Hunter Henry tears knee ligament during practice, likely out for 2018 season
Bolts' Henry tears ACL in OTAs; Gates to return?
Chargers TE Hunter Henry was hurt during a drill in OTAs on Tuesday, going down untouched while running downfield.
Chargers lose tight end Hunter Henry for 2018 season to torn ACL
Hunter Henry was poised to take over from Antonio Gates as the starter until tearing his ACL in non-contact drill at practice.
N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny
Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.
Irish PM urges voters to see through last minute abortion 'tactics'
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalizing Ireland's abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted 'No'.
Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?
How a group of teenagers convinced the Utah legislature to recognize climate change
Piper Christian has yet to vote in her first election, but she's already changing the political landscape in her state.
Are we using too much Calpol?
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?
Congress passes 'right-to-try' bill for terminally ill people
The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation today that could give terminally ill patients the right to seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births
Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.
Doctors distressed by 'unethical' dialysis rules for undocumented immigrants
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who take an oath to 'do no harm' are morally distressed by dialysis payment policies in many U.S. states that don't cover services for undocumented immigrants until they're near death, a new study found.
Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes
(Reuters Health) - People who've had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies.
His Wife Died in the Santa Fe School Shooting. The World’s Sympathy May Keep Him Alive.
William Tisdale’s GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical treatment for a fatal lung disease took off after his wife was killed in the Texas shooting.
Giant Predatory Worms Are Invading France
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: In a Peer J study published on May 22, "Giant worms chez moi!" zoologist Jean-Lou Justine of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, entomologist colleagues, and Pierre Gros, outline a discovery that "highlights an unexpected blind spot ...
Hollywood hasn't gotten any better about LGBTQ inclusivity onscreen
Hollywood isn't just dragging its feet when it comes to LGBTQ representation. In 2017, it actually took a step back. According to GLAAD's annual Studio Responsibility Index, the percentage of mainstream releases featuring queer characters actually dropped to 12.8% in 2017, down from 18.4% the ye...
ZTE reportedly expects at least $3 billion in losses due to US ban - CNET
Employees sit idle as customers renege on deals, Bloomberg reports.
Next-gen Apple iPhone chips reportedly already in production - CNET
The 7-nanometer design is also on Samsung's to-do list.
Harry and Meghan's royal wedding gets weird with a Bad Lip Reading
Now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are probably going to live happily ever after, it's about time for a Bad Lip Reading of their very serious royal wedding. Even if you managed to watch hour upon hour of the event with great scrutiny, it might surprise you that the pair's favourite Harry Pot...
Google listens to New Zealand just long enough to ignore it
'We can't delete court cases, and you can't make us' New Zealand courts are asking Google to take down content associated with current criminal proceedings, to the usual and resounding “No” from the Chocolate Factory.…
FBI Reportedly Overstated Encryption Threat Figures To Congress, Public
mi shares a report from The Washington Post (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): The FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7...
Grilled over failed DoE project, Turnbull's Transformers turn turtle
Senator's 'what are you doing?' a tough question to answer Australia's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) appears unable to explain its involvement in a failed AU$20m Department of Education IT project that was cancelled last week.…
Marantz's slim AV receivers add turntable input because 2018 - CNET
The NR1509 and NR1609 offer up to eight HDMI inputs and AirPlay support.
Sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opening 2019 at Disney Resorts - CNET
The Star Wars-themed park is part of Disney's "largest single-themed land expansions ever."
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