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Major Wildfire in Spain Forces the Evacuation of 1,500

Major Wildfire in Spain Forces the Evacuation of 1,500

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

A large wildfire in northeast Spain grew rapidly overnight and was burning out of control Sunday, forcing the evacuation of eight villages and 1,500 people in Zaragoza province, firefighters said.

Salman Rushdie 'On the Road to Recovery,' Agent Says

Salman Rushdie 'On the Road to Recovery,' Agent Says

NATIONAL | By Hillel Italie and Carolyn Thompson | Aug 14, 2022

Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery," his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of "The Satanic Verses" suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York.

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit from Their Jan. 6 Crimes

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit from Their Jan. 6 Crimes

NATIONAL | By Michael Kunzelman | Aug 14, 2022

Facing prison time and dire personal consequences, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash and boost social media profiles.

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

NATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

Twenty-eight-year-old San Diego resident Weston Brown felt his heart tighten as he looked at a Twitter post: it was his mother on video slamming LGBTQ+ books.

Watch: Religious School Turns Away 5-Year-Old after Lesbian Aunts Adopt Her

Watch: Religious School Turns Away 5-Year-Old after Lesbian Aunts Adopt Her

RELIGION | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

A same-sex couple who adopted their orphaned niece were shocked when a Baptist school refused to allow the child into its kindergarten.

Residents Raise Thousands for Library Defunded over LGBTQ+ Books

Residents Raise Thousands for Library Defunded over LGBTQ+ Books

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

Residents of a Michigan town rose to the defense of their local library, which was defunded in the wake of attacks over the inclusion of LGBTQ+ books on its shelves.

'Say Gay' is the Palm Springs Pride Theme

'Say Gay' is the Palm Springs Pride Theme

PRIDE | Aug 14, 2022

Palm Springs Pride announced the 2022 theme "Say Gay" as a challenge to fight extremism at the ballot box this November, with a slate of in-person Pride events scheduled for November 4 — 6.

Minor League Baseball Player Solomon Bates Comes Out

Minor League Baseball Player Solomon Bates Comes Out

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

Solomon Bates, a pitcher who had been a prospect for the San Francisco Giants since 2018, came out as gay on social media after being released by the team.

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday that "huge amounts of chemical waste" were probably dumped intentionally into his country's second-longest river.

Developer Finds Human Remains Near Nashville Civil War Fort

Developer Finds Human Remains Near Nashville Civil War Fort

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Matisse | Aug 14, 2022

A developer has unearthed human remains while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822.

Officials: Loud 'Boom' Heard in North Utah Likely a Meteor

Officials: Loud 'Boom' Heard in North Utah Likely a Meteor

NATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

A loud "boom" heard across areas of northern Utah was likely a meteor, officials said Saturday.

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

NATIONAL | By David Klepper | Aug 14, 2022

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

DC Couple Attacked, Called 'Monkeypox F*****s'

DC Couple Attacked, Called 'Monkeypox F*****s'

CRIME | Aug 14, 2022

A gay couple walking in NW Washington D.C. Shaw neighborhood were called "monkeypox f*****s" before being attacked by teenagers on Sunday afternoon

Agent: Rushdie off Ventilator and Talking, Day After Attack

Agent: Rushdie off Ventilator and Talking, Day After Attack

NATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

"The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.

What Takes Years and Costs $20K? A San Francisco Trash Can

What Takes Years and Costs $20K? A San Francisco Trash Can

NATIONAL | By Olga R. Rodriguez | Aug 13, 2022

That costly, boxy bin is among six trash cans hitting San Francisco's streets this summer in the city's long saga in search of the perfect can.

Troubling Questions Unresolved in Latest End to Till Case

Troubling Questions Unresolved in Latest End to Till Case

CRIME | By Jay Reeves | Aug 13, 2022

By her own telling, Mississippi authorities provided Carolyn Bryant Donham with preferential treatment rather than prosecution after her encounter with Emmett Till led to the lynching of the Black teenager.

LAPD Ends Investigation into Anne Heche Car Crash

LAPD Ends Investigation into Anne Heche Car Crash

NATIONAL | Aug 13, 2022

The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5.

Lutheran Official Apologizes for Trans Bishop's Firing of Cleric

Lutheran Official Apologizes for Trans Bishop's Firing of Cleric

RELIGION | By Deepa Bharath and Holly Meyer | Aug 13, 2022

The presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America apologized to a majority Latino congregation for their pain after the denomination's first openly transgender bishop fired their pastor.

Sewer Crisis Shutters P-Town Restaurants

Sewer Crisis Shutters P-Town Restaurants

NATIONAL | Aug 13, 2022

The popular Cape Cod resort of Provincetown declared a sewer emergency Thursday, ordering restaurants and other food establishments to close immediately.

LGBTQ+ Groups Denounce Florida Plan to Limit Transgender Care

LGBTQ+ Groups Denounce Florida Plan to Limit Transgender Care

NATIONAL | Aug 13, 2022

LGBTQ and health groups have denounced a new rule by Florida health officials to restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people.

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