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Watch: Former Officer Says CHP Stands for 'California Homophobic Patrol'

Watch: Former Officer Says CHP Stands for 'California Homophobic Patrol'

NEWS | Dec 12
Jay Brome is a two-decade veteran of the California Highway Patrol, or CHP — but, according to the former officer, "[F]or me, CHP means something else: 'California Homophobic Patrol."

Aaron Sorkin Hits Broadway with an Iconic Courtroom Drama

Aaron Sorkin Hits Broadway with an Iconic Courtroom Drama

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Dec 12
Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher.

2018 Breakthrough: Henry Golding of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

2018 Breakthrough: Henry Golding of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Dec 12
Even though Henry Golding garnered instant fame from starring in the smash hit "Crazy Rich Asians," the British-Malaysian actor isn't sure if he'll ever eclipse his meteoric success in the box-office hit.

Beyonce! Hillary! India Revels in a Very Big Wedding

Beyonce! Hillary! India Revels in a Very Big Wedding

NEWS | By Emily Schmall | Dec 12
In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Dec 12
John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman."

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' Added to National Film Registry

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' Added to National Film Registry

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Dec 12
The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.

4 Journalists and a Newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

4 Journalists and a Newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

NEWS | By David Bauder | Dec 12
Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world.

Pelosi Gives Trump an Earful, Questions 'Manhood' in Private

Pelosi Gives Trump an Earful, Questions 'Manhood' in Private

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman | Dec 12
In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength." In private, she questioned his "manhood" — and her disdain for him became public, again, anyway.

UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote from Her Party

UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote from Her Party

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Dec 12
A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

Flynn's Lawyers Say His Lie to FBI 'Uncharacteristic'

Flynn's Lawyers Say His Lie to FBI 'Uncharacteristic'

NEWS | By Eric Tucker and Chad Day | Dec 12
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment."


News

Staying Sober During the Holidays

Staying Sober During the Holidays

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Dec 12
Music-based treatment organization Recovery Unplugged offers tips on how to stay sober during one of the most stressful times of the year.


Entertainment

 Review :: A Christmas to Forget
Boston, MA

Review :: A Christmas to Forget

THEATRE | By Joe Siegel | Dec 3
Epic Theatre Company finishes up 2018 with "A Christmas to Forget," a purely irreverent tribute to the holiday season that is a lot of fun.

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

HOME | By Melissa Kossler Dutton | Dec 12
The internet makes it easier than ever to commission artwork. Would-be buyers can find artists working in a wide variety of styles and media who can create custom pieces based on photos and videos.


Business

UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote by Lawmakers

UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote by Lawmakers

FINANCE | By Jill Lawless | Dec 12
British politics was thrown into chaos and Brexit into doubt Wednesday as Conservative lawmakers triggered a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses.


Finance

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Dec 10
The annual open-enrollment period for people who buy their own insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces ends Dec. 15 in most states.


Cars

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

PERSONAL TECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Dec 11
Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.


Style

Eat, Drink and Gift Merrily: 8 Ideas for the Epicure

Eat, Drink and Gift Merrily: 8 Ideas for the Epicure

FOOD/DRINK | By April Stamm | Dec 12
Have you been tasked with finding the perfect something for that special person with a taste for the finer things in life? Here are eight ideas from stocking stuffers to bubbly to ring in the New Year.


Health/Fitness

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

HEALTH | Dec 12
For those living with HIV or associated autoimmune diseases, a season marked by decadent meals and running around visiting family and friends can make getting through each day a physical and mental challenge


Travel

Airline Group Says Christmas Travel Will Increase by 5.2 Percent

Airline Group Says Christmas Travel Will Increase by 5.2 Percent

Dec 12
U.S. airlines expect a 5.2 percent increase in air travel during the Christmas and New Year's break, to more than 2.5 million people a day. The busiest day is expected to be the Friday before Christmas.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 11
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.