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White House Defends Contacts with FBI Over Russia Reports

White House Defends Contacts with FBI Over Russia Reports

By Julie Pace | Feb 25
The White House defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russia.

Other Nations Shaking Heads at US Transgender Toilet Battle

Other Nations Shaking Heads at US Transgender Toilet Battle

By Shawn Pogatchnik | Feb 24
As Donald Trump and U.S. courts seek to make transgender use of toilets an American battleground in schools, the more progressive corners of Europe and Latin America are shaking their heads in bewilderment.

The Internet is Thirsty for this Pic of Justin Trudeau's Butt

The Internet is Thirsty for this Pic of Justin Trudeau's Butt

Feb 24
Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau gave the Internet a good reason for using the peach emoji this week.

Slovenia Boosts Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Slovenia Boosts Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Feb 24
Slovenia has introduced a law on same-sex partnership that grants legal rights to gay unions but does not allow them to adopt or undergo in-vitro fertilization.

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 22
For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

Head of Italy's Anti-Discrimination Office Quits After Gay Sex Club Scandal

Head of Italy's Anti-Discrimination Office Quits After Gay Sex Club Scandal

Feb 22
The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office resigned from his position Monday after being accused of misusing government money. Instead of funding diversity programs and fighting racism, Francesco Spano allegedly used taxpayer funds for gay sex clubs.

Trump Admin Lays Out New Approach to Illegal Immigration

Trump Admin Lays Out New Approach to Illegal Immigration

By Alicia A. Cadwell | Feb 22
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

By Mauricio Savarese | Feb 21
Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year's Carnival.

Canadian Man: After Reading Scruff Profile, US Customs Blocked Me From Entering

Canadian Man: After Reading Scruff Profile, US Customs Blocked Me From Entering

Feb 21
A man from Vancouver, Canada says he was blocked from entering the U.S. in October, after a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol official demanded he unlock his phone and read his profile on the gay hookup app Scruff.

Eastern Libya Bans Women From Traveling Without Male Guardian

Eastern Libya Bans Women From Traveling Without Male Guardian

By Rami Musa | Feb 21
Eastern Libyan authorities have issued a ban forbidding women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery.

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