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Mario Batali Gives Holiday Recipe in Same Email as Apology

Mario Batali Gives Holiday Recipe in Same Email as Apology

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has issued an apology to his newsletter subscribers for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe for a "holiday-inspired breakfast."

2 Couples Tie Knot in Australia's 1st Same-Sex Weddings

2 Couples Tie Knot in Australia's 1st Same-Sex Weddings

NEWS | Dec 17
Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Dec 17
Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ?transgender" and "science-based."

Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

NEWS | By Stephen Braun & Chad Day | Dec 17
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration

Sexual Assault Claims Plague TV Biz

Sexual Assault Claims Plague TV Biz

ARTS & CULTURE | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Dec 16
There was little good to report on the tube.

Judge Who's Against Gay Adoption Misses Disciplinary Hearing

Judge Who's Against Gay Adoption Misses Disciplinary Hearing

NEWS | By Bruce Schreiner | Dec 16
Kentucky judge offered no defense Friday at a judicial disciplinary hearing stemming from his moral objections to hear adoption cases involving same-sex couples.

Deadly California Wildfire Continues to Grow

Deadly California Wildfire Continues to Grow

NEWS | Dec 16
Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds.

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

NEWS | By Jose Cassola | Dec 16
Five years ago, David Richardson was the first openly gay state representative elected in Florida. Now the elected official is looking to become the first openly gay Congressman in the Southeast.

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

NEWS | By Christiana Lilly | Dec 16
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., would allow agencies, such as adoption and foster childcare charities, to turn away people because they don't meet their religious standards.

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

NEWS | By John McDonald | Dec 16
Julian's Fountain of Youth cut its ribbon last week in Fort Lauderdale.


News

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

FAMILY | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 16
The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon decide if a lesbian couple can both be labeled as the biological parent now that that they are divorced.


Business

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

CORPORATE | By Stephen Whyno | Dec 16
Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work.


Finance

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

REAL ESTATE | Dec 7
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) senior community is currently a very important part of the American population, and the struggle for resources and housing can sometimes be difficult.


Cars

Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

AUTO NEWS | By Matt Jones and Ronald Montoya | Dec 15
Every December, carmakers and dealerships scramble to hit end-of-year goals and sell off vehicles from the outgoing model year. But this December might be one for the record books.


Style

Decorating for the Season, Not Just For Santa

Decorating for the Season, Not Just For Santa

HOME | By Bee Heineman | Dec 16
The holiday season is upon us. Time to get out your collections of Santas, Dickens Village, nutcrackers, holiday themed hand towels and more, right? there is a another option: Decorating for the winter season.


Health/Fitness

GOP Tax Bill Guts 'Obamacare' Insurance Mandate

GOP Tax Bill Guts 'Obamacare' Insurance Mandate

NATIONAL | By Ricard Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 16
Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance.


Travel

More Than 200 People Sickened Onboard Ovation of the Seas Cruise

More Than 200 People Sickened Onboard Ovation of the Seas Cruise

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 15
More than 200 people became sick and five were hospitalized in Australia after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship earlier this month.


Nightlife

Sleigh Toys For Tots @ Valanni Restaurant Philly

Sleigh Toys For Tots @ Valanni Restaurant Philly

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 14
Valanni held their annual Toys for Tots event that was super-sized to include Bravo's Teresa Giudice from the RHONJ and friends from PhiladelphiaStyle! The host and Emcee was Brittany Lynn and featured Iris Spectre, Aloe Vera and Lady Geisha.