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Star Athletes Pitch for Beijing, Almaty Ahead of 2022 Vote

SPORTS | By Dennis Passa | Jul 29
Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ did their best Wednesday to bring more attention to their delegations ahead of Friday's IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Games host city.

Michael Sam to Make CFL Debut for Alouettes in August

SPORTS | Jul 29
Michael Sam will make his debut with the Montreal Alouettes in August, but his coach won't give an exact date.

End of Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays Prompts Elation and Alarm

NATIONAL | By David Crary and Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 29
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

NY Prison Worker Pleads Guilty in Escape of 2 Killers

CRIME | By Michael Hill | Jul 28
A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.

Sen. Paul: Senate Will Vote on Fed Aid to Planned Parenthood

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jul 28
The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.

Gay Accuser Questions Cosby's Ability to 'Read' Sexual Cues

NATIONAL | By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 28
The accuser in the only sex assault case that Bill Cosby has settled is questioning his self-proclaimed ability to "read" women's cues in sexual situations.

Reno Mayor Sorry for Flying Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

PRIDE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 28
The mayor of Reno, Nevada, apologized Monday for flying the LGBT rainbow flag in the place of the American flag over city hall during the weekend.

World Champion Bodybuilder Comes Out as Trans

SPORTS | By EDGE | Jul 28
A world champion, record-holding bodybuilder came out as a transgender woman this week.

'The Book of Mormon' Satirical Musical Finally in Utah

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Jul 28
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.

Bobby Brown 'Completely Numb' After Death of Daughter

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jul 28
R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

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