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Who Will Make Us Laugh During the Upcoming Presidential Campaign?

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jul 6
A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.

Fans Cheer as Princess Charlotte Christened on Royal Estate

NEWS | By Sylvia Hui | Jul 6
Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday - a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.

Diana Douglas, 1st Wife of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 92

NEWS | Jul 6
Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Panama Too Drops Out of Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

NEWS | Jul 6
Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.

Greece Looks to Reopen Bailout Talks as Euro Future in Doubt

NEWS | By Elena Becatoros | Jul 6
Greece and its membership in Europe's joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to reach a bailout deal with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected more austerity in exchange for aid.

More than 1 million Expected at Pope's Mass in South America

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Jul 6
Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

Running of the Bulls Festival Starts; Crowd Doused in Wine

NEWS | By Andres Kudacki and Ciaran Giles | Jul 6
Thousands of revelers doused each other with wine Monday to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival in this northern Spanish city.

Low Turnout Marks Anti-Gay Demonstration in Kenya

NEWS | Jul 6
A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya has fizzled after attracting only a handful of protesters.

Bernie Sanders Lauds Gay Rights Ruling, Balks at Denying Exemptions

NEWS | Jul 6
Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lauds the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay rights, but he has balked at taking tax exemptions away from organizations that do not recognize same-sex marriage.

Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Remains in State Constitution

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jul 6
Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.


News

Cruz, Huckabee Competing for Evangelical Votes

By Bill Barrow | Jul 6
GOP candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes , telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the US but warning that we're on a perilous spiritual path because of the SCOTUS decision on marriage.


Business

Consider the Financial Implications of Lengthy Auto Loans

By Alex Veiga | Jul 6
Car buyers are increasingly taking on loans with lengthier payoff terms to cope with rising prices or to make SUVs, crossovers and other pricier models more affordable.


Finance

California Slips Back to No. 8 Economy in World

Jul 3
Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world based off an update of global economic data released.


Cars

Top Selling Cars and Trucks in the US in June

Jul 3
Automakers released June U.S. sales figures Wednesday. These are the top sellers, the number sold and the percent change from June 2014.


Health/Fitness

Watch Glitter Shooting Penis in Safe-Sex PSA That's Causing a Stir in Norway

By EDGE | Jul 2
A giant glitter-ejaculating penis that is being used as part of a public service announcement to promote safe-sex is causing a stir in Norway where the PSA is being broadcast.


Travel

Not So Marvelous: Marvel Theme Park Tour Cancelled

Jul 6
The indoor high-tech traveling theme park "The Marvel Experience" has stumbled and will cut short its summer tour.