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Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

By Kilian Melloy |
A gay couple appeared in court Jan. 11 to enter a guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged threesome that took place aboard a London subway car in February of 2017.

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Second Lady Karen Pence will Teach at School with Anti-Gay Policies

Second Lady Karen Pence will Teach at School with Anti-Gay Policies

Jan 16
Second lady Karen Pence has a new gig: teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that doesn't allow gay students, parents or workers.

Grammy-Nominated Album Shines Light on Transgender Pioneer

Grammy-Nominated Album Shines Light on Transgender Pioneer

By Kristin M. Hall | Jan 16
For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed out nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971.

New York State Legislature Outlaws 'Conversion Therapy' on Minors

New York State Legislature Outlaws 'Conversion Therapy' on Minors

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 16
New York is set to become the latest state to outlaw the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" on minors with the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

By Joseph Mwihia | Jan 16
Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

Jan 16
Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river: A curious formation that's getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards (91 meters) wide.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

By Holden Lewis | Jan 16
The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. Here's how the shutdown is affecting homebuyers and homeowners — and what you can do about it.

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jan 16
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.

Watch: Randy Rainbow 'Hosts' Mike Pence in New Parody

Watch: Randy Rainbow 'Hosts' Mike Pence in New Parody

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 16
Musical political satirist Randy Rainbow is back in the faux interviewer's chair with a video that mashes a real news clip of the vice president together with one of Rainbow's signature show tune satires.

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless, and Gregory Katz | Jan 16
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin.

After Years of King's Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

After Years of King's Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

By Scott McFetridge | Jan 16
Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party's backing through nine elections. So why the GOP outrage now?

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