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Ford to Speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee; Details to Follow`

Ford to Speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee; Details to Follow`

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Sep 22
Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.

Anti-Gay Catholic Priest Defies Archdiocese, Burns Rainbow Flag in 'Exorcism' Rite

Anti-Gay Catholic Priest Defies Archdiocese, Burns Rainbow Flag in 'Exorcism' Rite

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22
A Chicago priest who was instructed not to proceed with an announced burning of a rainbow flag has gone through with the fiery act of destruction, making it part of a bizarre "exorcism" rite.

Control of Congress also at Stake in State Legislative Races

Control of Congress also at Stake in State Legislative Races

NEWS | By David A. Lieb | Sep 22
Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.

Parents Face Tougher Rules to Get Immigrant Children Back

Parents Face Tougher Rules to Get Immigrant Children Back

NEWS | By Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens | Sep 22
Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn.

Reports: Grindr Users Lured to 'House of Horrors'

Reports: Grindr Users Lured to 'House of Horrors'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22
Grindr users in Oklahoma City were reportedly lured to a "house of horrors" where they were robbed and detained at gunpoint.

Rock On: Michelle Obama Book Tour is Reaching High

Rock On: Michelle Obama Book Tour is Reaching High

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | Sep 22
Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November.

It's Tapped: Beer Flows as Oktoberfest Opens in Munich

It's Tapped: Beer Flows as Oktoberfest Opens in Munich

NEWS | Sep 22
The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich.

Leans to the Right: Batman's Full Frontal Debut Gets Censored

Leans to the Right: Batman's Full Frontal Debut Gets Censored

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22
Interested comic collectors, you'll need to rush out and grab a paper copy of issue #1 of "Damned." DC has scrubbed the glimpse of Batman's junk from the digital version and will do the same for future reprints of the hard copy version.

Alzheimer's Opera 'Sky on Swings' Opens in Philadelphia

Alzheimer's Opera 'Sky on Swings' Opens in Philadelphia

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ronald Blum | Sep 22
Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been.

Wendy Williams' New Hot Topic: Helping Substance Abusers

Wendy Williams' New Hot Topic: Helping Substance Abusers

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Sep 22
Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives.


Entertainment

 Review :: Kill The Monsters

Review :: Kill The Monsters

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 22
An ambitious dramedy that links a road trip across the U.S. to an American allegory and makes for fascinating viewing.


Business

Immigration Judges Say New Quotas Undermine Independence

Immigration Judges Say New Quotas Undermine Independence

FINANCE | By Colleen Long | Sep 22
The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Frida


Technology

Memory's Frailty May Be Playing Role in Kavanaugh Matter

Memory's Frailty May Be Playing Role in Kavanaugh Matter

SCIENCE | By Malcolm Ritter | Sep 22
It's possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her at a party when they were teenagers in the early 1980s — believe what they say.


Finance

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

HEALTH | Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.


Cars

Will Flying Cars Take Off? Japan's Government Hopes So

Will Flying Cars Take Off? Japan's Government Hopes So

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Sep 22
Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air.


Travel

Barrier Reef Tourists Warned After 2 Shark Attacks in 2 Days

Barrier Reef Tourists Warned After 2 Shark Attacks in 2 Days

Sep 21
Tourists were warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically hurt in shark attacks on consecutive days.