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Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Michelle L. Price, Darlene Superville and Will Weissert | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate.

Will Sports Announcer Make Comeback After Caught Saying Gay Slur?

Will Sports Announcer Make Comeback After Caught Saying Gay Slur?

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Don't count sports announcer Thom Brennaman out for good following his resignation after he was caught on a hot mic uttering an anti-gay slur, says Cincinnati Reds President Phil Castellini.

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Maria Verza | Oct 22, 2020

A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

NATIONAL | Oct 22, 2020

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland."

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples and Pablo Martinez Monsivais | Oct 22, 2020

The mute button is among a handful of changes implemented by the nonpartisan debate commission to help ensure a better sense of safety and order following the raucous opening debate 23 days ago.

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

NATIONAL | By Jill Colvin | Oct 22, 2020

President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with "60 Minutes" on Facebook before the show's scheduled Sunday broadcast.

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Clip a 'Complete Fabrication,' Claiming He Did Nothing 'Inappropriate'

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Clip a 'Complete Fabrication,' Claiming He Did Nothing 'Inappropriate'

POLITICS | Oct 22, 2020

In the new "Borat" satire, Rudy Giuliani is caught reaching down his pants in a hotel room with a 26-year old woman, but claims the implications of the scene are a complete 'fabrication.'

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

POLITICS | By Julie Rovner | Oct 22, 2020

If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

NATIONAL | Oct 22, 2020

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony.

Students, Alumni of Mass. Catholic College Decry Anti-LGBTQ Message

Students, Alumni of Mass. Catholic College Decry Anti-LGBTQ Message

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22, 2020

A Catholic university in Massachusetts sent students a pre-Election Day message comparing marriage equality to abortion and war crimes. Alumni responded with a letter to the administration calling them out for it.

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls Conservative Event... and Leaves Them Fuming

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls Conservative Event... and Leaves Them Fuming

POLITICS | Oct 22, 2020

Sacha Baron Cohen trolled a group of conservatives Saturday, leaving them fuming for being played.

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 22, 2020

Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

FAMILY | By Dan Allen | Oct 22, 2020

LGBTQ History Month is having a much broader impact in Illinois this year, thanks to a new law that mandates the teaching of LGBTQ heritage in public schools across the state.

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

FAMILY | By Judith Graham | Oct 22, 2020

"Many older patients are having trouble organizing themselves and planning what they need to do to get through the day," said Dr. Zijian Chen. "They're reporting that they've become more and more forgetful."

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

RELIGION | By David Crary and Elana Schor | Oct 22, 2020

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he's done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

OBITUARIES | By Matt Sedensky | Oct 22, 2020

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country's foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92.

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 22, 2020

Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff's remarks with relief.

Viewers' Guide: After Chaotic Debate, Trump, Biden Try Again

Viewers' Guide: After Chaotic Debate, Trump, Biden Try Again

POLITICS | By Michelle L. Price | Oct 22, 2020

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go.

Desperate (for Trump) Housewives and Gays Plan Very Short March on Friday

Desperate (for Trump) Housewives and Gays Plan Very Short March on Friday

POLITICS | Oct 21, 2020

LA Log Cabin Republicans are urging gay Trump supporters and housewives to meet for a very short march in West Hollywood on Friday.

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

FAMILY | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2020

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

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