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Bosom Buddies — Varla Jean Merman Talks about Upcoming Boston Show with Judy Gold

Bosom Buddies — Varla Jean Merman Talks about Upcoming Boston Show with Judy Gold

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Oct 17
When Judy Gold and Varla Jean Merman take to the stage at the Calderwood Pavilion this weekend, you may just wonder: Who is taller? And is that why they are performing together? Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) explains.

Dutch Farmers Protest Efforts to Cut Emissions, Reduce Herds

Dutch Farmers Protest Efforts to Cut Emissions, Reduce Herds

NEWS | By Mike Corder and Peter Dejong | Oct 17
Thousands of Dutch farmers, many driving tractors, poured into The Hague on Wednesday to protest government moves to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions to better fight climate change.

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died

NEWS | By Brian Witte | Oct 17
Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

NEWS | By David Crary | Oct 17
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights.

Police, Protesters Clash in Catalonia For 3rd Night

Police, Protesters Clash in Catalonia For 3rd Night

NEWS | By Joseph Wilson | Oct 17
Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday,

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

NEWS | By Robert Burns | Oct 17
Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists.

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Watchmen,' a Timely Tale Told

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Watchmen,' a Timely Tale Told

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 17
Damon Lindelof's adaptation of the "Watchmen" comic series for HBO is a thoughtful and timely drama that's more about race, identity, and America's painful history than cape-wearing superheroes.

Former Pompeo Aide Testifies; Senate Talks Impeachment Trial

Former Pompeo Aide Testifies; Senate Talks Impeachment Trial

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Matt Lee | Oct 17
The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation.

'Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely's Wife Killed; Son Shot by Deputies

'Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely's Wife Killed; Son Shot by Deputies

NEWS | Oct 17
"Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday.

APNewsBreak: Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

APNewsBreak: Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

NEWS | By Brian Melley | Oct 17
The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field.


News

Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 16
A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar measure.


Entertainment

 Review :: King Lear
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Review :: King Lear

THEATRE | By James Wilkinson | Oct 15
What I wanted from a production of "King Lear" is something messy and indulgent that pulsed with a wicked energy. But the Actors' Shakespeare Project's production is a beast of another matter, one that reaches into the void and comes back emptyhanded.

Elton John: 'Magic and Joy Were Lost' in Lion King Remake

Elton John: 'Magic and Joy Were Lost' in Lion King Remake

MOVIES | By Sam Cronin | Oct 16
Elton John, co-writer of the chart-topping 1994 Lion King soundtrack, called the new 2019 version a "huge disappointment" in an interview with GQ. Check out the rest of his comments here.


Business

UK, EU Reach Outline Brexit Deal; Still Needs Ratification

UK, EU Reach Outline Brexit Deal; Still Needs Ratification

LEGAL | By Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Oct 17
Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations — though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments.


Technology

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

SCIENCE | Oct 16
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday.


Finance

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

HEALTH | By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.


Cars

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 17
On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.


Style

Pasta All'Arrabbiata for National Pasta Day

Pasta All'Arrabbiata for National Pasta Day

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 17
This classic spicy Italian pasta dish can be on your table in only 20 minutes. It's one of the easiest pasta recipes but at the same time surprisingly flavorful and perfect in its simplicity, like almost every Mediterranean dish.


Health/Fitness

Health Care Stayed Front and Center at Democratic Debate

Health Care Stayed Front and Center at Democratic Debate

POLITICS | By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 16
Voters got a better look at Democrats' health care priorities on Tuesday, as 12 of the leading candidates vowed to codify abortion access, threatened to jail opioid company executives and added a few more details to their health plans.


Travel

Romania's Autumn Fairs Delight All Ages and Incomes

Romania's Autumn Fairs Delight All Ages and Incomes

By Vadim Ghirda, Andreea Alexandru | Oct 16
Romania's autumn fairs are a loud, colorful reminder that summer has come to an end. And for many families in poorer areas of the country, they are one of the few affordable events of the year.


Nightlife

Las Vegas Pride :: October 11-12, 2019

Las Vegas Pride :: October 11-12, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Oct 16
Downtown Las Vegas celebrated its largest Pride yet, with a fabulous nighttime parade and a day and a half of festival fun.