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2020 Dems Hit Early Voting States; Weld Explores GOP Bid

2020 Dems Hit Early Voting States; Weld Explores GOP Bid

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples | Feb 16
Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.

Vatican Defrocks Former Us Cardinal McCarrick Over Sex Abuse

Vatican Defrocks Former Us Cardinal McCarrick Over Sex Abuse

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield | Feb 16
ope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

Trump Emergency Declaration Faces Fights in the Courts

Trump Emergency Declaration Faces Fights in the Courts

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Feb 16
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Watch: Trailer for Anne Hathaway-Starring 'The Hustle' Drops

Watch: Trailer for Anne Hathaway-Starring 'The Hustle' Drops

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 16
Anne Hathaway - recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's "National Ally for Equality" award - co-stars with Rebel Woilsonin the MGM movie "The Hustle." Check out the new trailer!

Runner Recalls Desperate Fight with Thrashing Mountain Lion

Runner Recalls Desperate Fight with Thrashing Mountain Lion

NEWS | By P. Solomon Banda | Feb 16
Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young cat.

Southern Baptist Leader Sorry He Supported Accused Pastor

Southern Baptist Leader Sorry He Supported Accused Pastor

NEWS | By Travis Loller | Feb 16
A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse.

Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

NEWS | By Andrew Taylor | Feb 16
When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.

Illinois Man Being Fired from Job Fatally Shoots 5 Workers

Illinois Man Being Fired from Job Fatally Shoots 5 Workers

NEWS | By Carrie Antlfinger and Amanda Seitz | Feb 16
The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.

Judge Halts Air Force's Efforts to Discharge Airmen with HIV

Judge Halts Air Force's Efforts to Discharge Airmen with HIV

NEWS | Feb 16
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Air Force to temporarily stop discharging service members who are HIV-positive, ruling that it's working under a policy that is "irrational" and "outdated."

Chicago Police Release 2 Men Questioned in Smollett Case

Chicago Police Release 2 Men Questioned in Smollett Case

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 16
Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.


News

Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

CRIME | Feb 15
"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Here are some key moments in the story.


Entertainment

 Review :: Never Look Away

Review :: Never Look Away

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck — the director of "The Lives of Others" and "The Tourist" — has created yet another film that will surely be remembered. Exactly how one will remember it... well, that's a matter of interpretation.


Business

Illinois Set to Hike Minimum Wage to $15, Highest in Midwest

Illinois Set to Hike Minimum Wage to $15, Highest in Midwest

FINANCE | By John O'Connor | Feb 16
Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour.


Technology

Report: Far Right Tried to Influence Bavarian Election

Report: Far Right Tried to Influence Bavarian Election

PERSONAL TECH | Feb 16
Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday.


Cars

AP Fact Check: Trump Hails Auto Revival That's Not Happened

AP Fact Check: Trump Hails Auto Revival That's Not Happened

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher and Calvin Woodward | Feb 14
President Donald Trump is hailing a renaissance in U.S. auto manufacturing that has not happened. The industry is chugging along without the "massive numbers" of car companies that he says are setting up shop in the country.


Style

21 Looks From Michael Kors at New York Fashion Week

21 Looks From Michael Kors at New York Fashion Week

FASHION | Feb 16
The designer's impeccable tailoring and eye for details were plentiful in the clothes, from his delicate slip dresses to a killer patchwork leather jacket with black shearling sleeves. (Photos: AP/Richard Drew)


Health/Fitness

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

HEALTH | Feb 15
Phone batteries dying, sticking to plans, and slow WiFi — these are just some of the modern causes of stress plaguing Americans today, according to new research.


Travel

72 (Gayish) Hours in Milwaukee

72 (Gayish) Hours in Milwaukee

Feb 15
A few days in Milwaukee reveal a round-up of lively LGBTQ-friendly bars, local eats, culture, and most of the time... snow.


Nightlife

Valentine's Day @ The Standard :: February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day @ The Standard :: February 14, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Feb 15
For Valentine's Day, Susanne Bartsch produced Kabaret Boom, held at Top of The Standard in New York. Guests included DJ Aquaria, Dirty Martini, and a special appearance from pop star Kim Petras.