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Matthew Shepard’s Parents Assail Trump Administration on Transgender Rights

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 22:57
Their criticisms were read aloud in their absence during a ceremony at the Justice Department.

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 22:56
Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago.

Hong Kong protest organizer attacked with hammers and knives

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 22:37
The leader of one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy groups was hospitalized Wednesday evening after being attacked by a group of men wielding hammers and knives.

Man sets pet lion on electrician who tried to collect pay, police say

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 22:30
The caretaker of a Pakistani house of worship unleashed his pet lion on an electrician who was trying to collect late payment, local police say.

Remember when James Dean perfected the rebel look?

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 22:21
Remember when you first saw actor James Dean in a plain, white T-shirt, a cigarette casually dangling from his lower lip?

Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 22:11
President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.

Trump disparages Pelosi at their first meeting since impeachment inquiry began, Democrats say

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:38
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders left the meeting after what she described as the president’s “meltdown.”

Empty Garages: The Answer to California’s Housing Shortage?

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:37
Converting some of Los Angeles County’s 250,000 detached garages into apartments could address multiple problems.

World's first Monopoly-themed attraction to open in Hong Kong

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:35
Hong Kong's Victoria Peak, home to the world's two most expensive properties, will soon have a new neighbor -- the top-hat wearing, mustachioed Rich Uncle Pennybags, aka Mr. Monopoly.

'Barbaric' snares are wiping out Southeast Asia's wild animals

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:30
Across Southeast Asia, wild animals are being hunted out of existence to feed growing demand for bushmeat, according to conservationists.

Family may have lived on isolated farm for 9 years, police say

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:30
A family of six was discovered inside a remote farm in the Netherlands, where it is believed they lived in isolation for nine years, according to CNN affiliate NOS.

A complaint says 234,000 voters in Wisconsin should be purged from voter rolls before 2020 presidential primary

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:24
A legal complaint filed by a conservative law firm in Wisconsin is arguing that the state should remove 234,000 voters from the state's voter rolls because they may have moved recently.

Trump’s Impeachment Blockade Crumbles as Witnesses Agree to Talk

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:22
After vowing not to cooperate with a “kangaroo court,” the president has largely failed to prevent current and former administration members from spending hours with Democrats seeking to impeach him.

Peter Navarro Invented an Expert for His Books, Based on Himself

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:13
President Trump’s trade adviser frequently cited Ron Vara, a fictional source who was a critic of China, in his writings.

Inside the Derailed White House Meeting

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:11
“I hate ISIS more than you do,” President Trump said. “You don’t know that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied. Here’s the rest of their exchange.

This month, Las Vegas will let people pay for parking tickets with a food donation

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:07
If you get a parking ticket in Las Vegas over the next month, you will be able to pay off the fine with a food donation, the city council announced on Wednesday.
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