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Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning Jazz Singer, Dies At 81

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning Jazz Singer, Dies At 81

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie | Dec 15
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

Disney Actor Stoney Westmoreland Fired After Arrest

Disney Actor Stoney Westmoreland Fired After Arrest

NEWS | Dec 15
Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13.

Indiana Governor Says Passing Hate Crime Law 'Long Overdue'

Indiana Governor Says Passing Hate Crime Law 'Long Overdue'

NEWS | By Brian Slodysko and Tom Davies | Dec 15
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws.

Brazil's Gay Couples Exchange Vows in Collective Ceremony

Brazil's Gay Couples Exchange Vows in Collective Ceremony

NEWS | Dec 15
About forty gay couples have gotten married in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage.

Baylor Ties Pervade Rape Case That Sparked Uproar

Baylor Ties Pervade Rape Case That Sparked Uproar

NEWS | By Ryan Tarinelli | Dec 15
The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor.

2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby May Change Stand-Up Game

2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby May Change Stand-Up Game

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Cidoni Lennox | Dec 15
Hannah Gadsby says she knows it's meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year's Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press.

Bug May Have Exposed Photos from 7M Facebook Users

Bug May Have Exposed Photos from 7M Facebook Users

NEWS | By Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke | Dec 15
Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.

Ballot Security Was a Worry Long Before Disputed House Race

Ballot Security Was a Worry Long Before Disputed House Race

NEWS | By Michael Biesecker and Emery P. Dalesio | Dec 15
Six months ago, election officials in rural North Carolina's Bladen County resolved to tighten security at their headquarters and protect the ballots stored there.

Trump Pushes Congress for New Health Law after Court Ruling

Trump Pushes Congress for New Health Law after Court Ruling

NEWS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 15
After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was "invalid," President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement.

Trump Says Interior Secretary Zinke Leaving Administration

Trump Says Interior Secretary Zinke Leaving Administration

NEWS | By Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Daly And Jonathan L | Dec 15
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday.


News

For 76-Year-old Joe Biden, Age a Factor as He Mulls 2020 Run

For 76-Year-old Joe Biden, Age a Factor as He Mulls 2020 Run

POLITICS | By Thomas Beaumont, Meg Kinnard and Bill Barrow | Dec 15
As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.


Entertainment

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

CELEBRITIES | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 15
Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie "Ocean's 8" and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was "Crazy Rich Asians."


Business

Apple Upstages Amazon in Selecting New Tech Hub Locations

Apple Upstages Amazon in Selecting New Tech Hub Locations

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke and Matt O'Brien and Will Weissert | Dec 15
Amazon and Apple are running out of room in their West Coast hometowns and establishing a major foothold in a handful of U.S. cities already known as second-tier technology hubs.


Finance

Secret Santa Pays of Laways at New Jersey Walmart

Secret Santa Pays of Laways at New Jersey Walmart

HOME | Dec 14
Christmas came early this year for some customers at a New Jersey Walmart. The Walmart Supercenter in Pohatcong Township says an anonymous "secret Santa" has paid off all remaining items on layaway.


Cars

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

AUTO NEWS | By Eileen Ng | Dec 13
Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes.


Style

2018's Most Searched Styles and Fashion Questions

2018's Most Searched Styles and Fashion Questions

FASHION | Dec 15
Trunk Club, a personal styling service for men and women, examined the most searched fashion styles in 2018 across all 50 states to see what styles and style questions people across the country are searching for.


Health/Fitness

Federal Judge Rules Health Care Overhaul Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Health Care Overhaul Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 15
A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.


Travel

7 Reasons Why Oklahoma City is Drawing a Rainbow Crowd

7 Reasons Why Oklahoma City is Drawing a Rainbow Crowd

By Matthew Wexler | Dec 15
A recent visit revealed a robust culinary and craft brewery scene, cultural and historical attractions, and an emerging LGBTQ community that's increasingly attracting regional and national attention.


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.