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Something Borrowed: Georgia Planner Nabs Wedding Grifter

Something Borrowed: Georgia Planner Nabs Wedding Grifter

NEWS | Aug 17
A Georgia wedding planner came in handy for one couple who nearly had more than $2,000 stolen from their reception.

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

NEWS | By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 17
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

Austria Official Disciplined After Gay Afghan Migrant Ruling

Austria Official Disciplined After Gay Afghan Migrant Ruling

NEWS | Aug 17
Austria's asylum authority says it has disciplined an employee and regrets "linguistic lapses" on his part following a cliche-ridden decision in which an Afghan man's application for asylum on the grounds of his homosexuality was reportedly rejected.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Closed After Threat Called In

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Closed After Threat Called In

NEWS | Aug 17
Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call.

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

NEWS | By David Crary | Aug 17
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966.

Tighter Regulations Could Take Bite out of Airbnb Profits

Tighter Regulations Could Take Bite out of Airbnb Profits

NEWS | By Verena Dobnik | Aug 17
Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities.

In Franklin's Anthems, Women Heard an Empowering Message

In Franklin's Anthems, Women Heard an Empowering Message

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jocelyn Noveck | Aug 17
Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celebrating their strength and individuality.

Tesla's Musk Says Stress, Overwork Taking Heavy Toll

Tesla's Musk Says Stress, Overwork Taking Heavy Toll

NEWS | Aug 17
Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an "excruciating" year.

Trump's Military Parade Delayed Until at Least 2019

Trump's Military Parade Delayed Until at Least 2019

NEWS | By Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 17
The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.

The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.


News

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

NATIONAL | By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 16
Google clarified how it tracks users even if they've disabled a "location history" setting, revising a help page that erroneously said turning off that setting would stop the tracking.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Book of Mormon
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Review :: The Book of Mormon

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16
If a 1940s screwball comedy, a self-serious social drama, and a snuff film were all to collide in the blackout play-space of a seedy bar, this is the sort of result that might come tottering, half delirious, back into the daylight.

British Survey Reveals Majority Okay with Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

British Survey Reveals Majority Okay with Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

CULTURE | Aug 16
Should straight actors play gay roles? A British survey says most people think it is okay.


Business

Trump Cancels $92M Parade, Cites Cost, Says Maybe Next Year

Trump Cancels $92M Parade, Cites Cost, Says Maybe Next Year

FINANCE | By Lolita C. Baldour | Aug 17
President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag.


Finance

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

HOME | By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.


Cars

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman | Aug 15
For about the same money or less, you can typically get more interior refinement and comfort, better performance, and a vehicle that generally feels more special.


Style

Art of Illusion: Face Paint Transforms Serbian Makeup Pro

Art of Illusion: Face Paint Transforms Serbian Makeup Pro

FASHION | By Darko Vojinovic | Aug 17
It took Mirjana Milosevic less than an hour to transform into a zombie. The Serbian makeup artist also can turn into a skeleton or a genie and make body parts disappear.


Travel

Brussels Celebrates Summer with Flower Carpet

Brussels Celebrates Summer with Flower Carpet

Aug 17
Brussels is highlighting its sun-splashed summer with a Mexican-themed carpet of over half a million flowers on its historic Grand-Place.


Nightlife

LGBTQ Art Installation Revealed at Chicago's Northalsted Market Days

LGBTQ Art Installation Revealed at Chicago's Northalsted Market Days

LOCAL EVENTS | Aug 15
The Illinois Office of Tourism debuted a new larger-than-life art installation celebrating its "Amazing for All" LGBTQ and diversity campaign during Northalsted Market Days in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.