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Mother of 'Grim Sleeper' victim: 'The pain is still there'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of one of the "Grim Sleeper's" murder victims slowly made her way to the witness stand Thursday, using a cane to steady …

Italy Becomes Last Western European Nation To Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions

Italy has passed legislation legalizing same-sex civil unions. It's the last country in Western Europe to do so.<p>The measure was approved despite "strong opposition from the Catholic Church and conservative politicians," NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells our Newscast unit. She adds:<p>"The legislation grants …

Manny Pacquiao Was Possible Target of Philippine Islamist Group Abu Sayyaf

MANILA, Philippines — The Islamist group accused of beheading a Canadian hostage in the Philippines may have plotted to kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, the country's president said Wednesday.<p>President Benigno Aquino III also said the Abu Sayyaf militants also made threats against him and his …

Alabama city: Use bathrooms matching biological sex or face 6 months in jail

<b>(CNN) —</b> Transgender people in Oxford, Alabama, could now face six months in jail for using restrooms labeled for the gender with which they identify.<p>The Oxford City Council passed an ordinance this week saying residents must use public restrooms corresponding with their biological sex. The move …

Mother of Florida Teen Missing at Sea Files Lawsuit Over Return of Friend's iPhone: 'We Have Prayed That We Will Find Out the Truth'

The mother of one of the two Florida teens who went missing during a July 24 outing from Florida’s Jupiter Beach has filed a lawsuit, seeking to …

Food and Drug Administration Worried Yeast Infection Drug Causes Miscarriages

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it’s checking into a report that suggests a commonly used yeast infection pill may raise the risk of miscarriages and birth defects.<p>Pregnant women are already advised to use only creams or gels to treat yeast infections — which often worsen during …

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Protesters arrested during North Carolina 'bathroom bill' demonstrations

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 54 protesters were arrested at the North Carolina state house in Raleigh Monday, as pro- and anti-LGBT rights demonstrators descended on the state capital to protest or support a controversial law enacted last month.<p>Eighteen protesters were arrested on "building violations" charges …

Somali source: U.S. attack killed 2 high-level Al-Shabaab figures

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two top Al-Shabaab figures were among the scores killed in a U.S. attack Saturday in Somalia, a senior Somali intelligence source said.<p>The source identified the slain Al-Shabaab leaders as Yusuf Ali Ugas, a regional commander, recruiter and influential preacher, and Mohamed Mire, …

CNN/ORC Poll: Trump, Clinton leading in Florida, Ohio

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is leading two of his Republican presidential rivals in their home states, topping Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida and Gov. John Kasich in Ohio, new CNN/ORC polls show.<p>Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is far ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in both states.<p>In Ohio, Trump …

Latinos in Central Florida: The power of the Puerto Rican electorate

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the past 15 years, the Latino population in Central Florida, a key electoral region, has grown more diverse with a noticeable rise of migration of people from Puerto Rico. They've joined immigrants from Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Colombia along the Interstate 4 corridor.<p>About 1 …

Ex-rival Fiorina endorses Cruz, 'horrified' by Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Republican presidential candidate and businesswomen Carly Fiorina endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Miami Wednesday, and confessed to being "horrified" by front-runner Donald Trump.<p>"Last Tuesday we had a primary, and I walked into the ballot box," she told a crowd of Cruz …

'Hack the Pentagon' cybersecurity test launched by U.S. Defense Department

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would invite vetted outside hackers to test the cybersecurity of some public U.S. Defense Department websites as …

Scott Kelly's life, height return to normal after near year in space

<b>(CNN) —</b> Well, that didn't last long.<p>Astronaut Scott Kelly, who grew about 2 inches during his nearly one year stay on the International Space Station, is back to his normal height, his identical twin brother, Mark, said Thursday.<p>Scott Kelly, whose spine elongated while he spent 340 days in space, …

Australia's chief scientist says climate research targets can be met despite cuts

Alan Finkel says he is optimistic about future but concerned about women in science and school performance<p>Australia’s climate research obligations can still be met despite the threat of cuts at the CSIRO, chief scientist Alan Finkel has claimed in an impassioned inaugural appearance before the …

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Neuroscientists explore differences in male, female brains

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, a bestselling book claims. Science does confirm, though, that male and female brains are wired …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists use ultrasound to restore memory in mice

Scientists in Australia have found that ultrasound can successfully treat mice by producing improved memories without suffering any damage to brain …

'Fuller House': TV Review

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Nostalgia's taint has deluded viewers of a certain generation into believing that, with its hammy child performances, overplayed catchphrases and perfunctory hugs, "Full House" was a good TV show, rather than a show that pandered to the absolute basest of family-friendly …

The Plus-Size Model Who Made Sports Illustrated History Is So Inspiring

Ashley Graham for President.

Disney's 'Zootopia' is the best animated movie since 'Inside Out' — here's why

"Frozen" showed it can bring in the crowds like Pixar's "Toy Story" franchise, and now Disney Studio's newest release, "Zootopia," proves it can also make a family-friendly tale with a strong message, like Pixar's "WALL-E" or "Inside Out."<p>Animated movies have always had deep-seated morals behind …

Lorde And Former Taylor Swift Taunter Diplo Got Pretty Cozy At The Brit Awards

The "Royals" singer defended Swift in 2014 after Diplo went after her "booty."<p>The "Get Taylor Swift a Booty" website has currently raised $95 out of its $3,500 goal to help fund the pop star "improve her posterior." In case you forgot, this total dick move of a cause was sparked by the now stale …

Lady Gaga Supporting Kesha With A Million Kisses Is Perfect

LADY GASHA FOREVER.

NYPD tracked citizens’ cellphones 1,000 times since 2008 without warrants

New York City police have tracked citizens’ cellphones over 1,000 times since 2008 without using warrants, according to public records obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union.<p>The organization announced on Thursday that the NYPD has typically used “stingrays” after obtaining lower-level court …

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Teen ‘Satanist’ Charged With Best Friend’s Murder

A Houston teen has allegedly confessed to murdering his best friend in what relatives are calling a diabolical devil-worshiping ritual.<p>A Houston teen …

Snake Hunters Descend on Florida to Kill Pythons for a Month

The leaders of Christianity's 2 biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1,000 years

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.<p>The Argentine pontiff is due to spend about two hours in private conversation …

Pope and Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting

Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico.<p>The pontiff is due to spend around two hours in private conversation with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox church at Havana’s José Marti airport.<p>It will be the …

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Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

ROME (AP) — Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman — or if they …