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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.

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

POLITICS | Aug 14, 2022

Sarah Palin was zoom-bombed with a drawing of a penis at a streaming candidate's forum on August 11.

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.

IG Snafu: Ex-NFL Star Eric Decker's 4-Year-Old Son Posts Pic of Him in Shower

IG Snafu: Ex-NFL Star Eric Decker's 4-Year-Old Son Posts Pic of Him in Shower

SPORTS | Aug 13, 2022

Former NFL player Eric Decker is no stranger to thirst traps, even nude ones; but he was surprised when two pics of him naked turned up on his Instagram on Monday.

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

SPORTS | Aug 13, 2022

Out drag race driver Travis Shumake takes Pride to a Kansas racing strip next month thanks to Visit Topeka and Pride Kansas. He hopes to bring his LGBTQ+ identity to the sport.

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

NATIONAL | Aug 13, 2022

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Praise, Worry in Iran after Rushdie Attack; Government Quiet

Praise, Worry in Iran after Rushdie Attack; Government Quiet

INTERNATIONAL | By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell | Aug 13, 2022

Iranians reacted with praise and worry Saturday over the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie, the target of a decades-old fatwa by the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for his death.

Hot Nights: U.S. in July Sets New Record for Overnight Warmth

Hot Nights: U.S. in July Sets New Record for Overnight Warmth

NATIONAL | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 13, 2022

The continental United States in July set a record for overnight warmth, providing little relief from the day's sizzling heat for people, animals, plants and the electric grid, meteorologists said.

Kansas to Recount Abortion Vote by Hand, Despite big Margin

Kansas to Recount Abortion Vote by Hand, Despite big Margin

NATIONAL | By John Hanna | Aug 13, 2022

Kansas' elections director says the state will go along with a request for a hand recount of votes from every county after last week's decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights.

Jury: Democratic PAC Defamed Roy Moore, Awards him $8.2M

Jury: Democratic PAC Defamed Roy Moore, Awards him $8.2M

POLITICS | By Kim Chandler | Aug 13, 2022

A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed him in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accusations.

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