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A Peak at How Disney Resorts Shows Are Made

A Peak at How Disney Resorts Shows Are Made

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Schneider | Jan 17
If the famous Disney Imagineers provide the "wow" factor with their fantastical feats of engineering on rides and attractions, it's the entertainment division that provides Disney World's heart.

Gay Rights Group Takes Issue with Karen Pence's New Employer

Gay Rights Group Takes Issue with Karen Pence's New Employer

NEWS | Jan 17
Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for employees is drawing criticism from the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group.

Kansas Library Asked to Move Transgender Children Books

Kansas Library Asked to Move Transgender Children Books

NEWS | Jan 17
Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender characters out of the children's section.

Survey: Offensive Sexual Jokes Top Harassment List at UN

Survey: Offensive Sexual Jokes Top Harassment List at UN

NEWS | By Edith M. Lederer | Jan 17
A survey of sexual harassment within the far-flung United Nations system found that a third of respondents experienced at least one incident in the last two years — most commonly sexual stories or jokes that were offensive.

Harmony Korine's Latest, Beto O'Rourke Doc to Debut at SXSW

Harmony Korine's Latest, Beto O'Rourke Doc to Debut at SXSW

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 17
Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival.

Mayor's Killing in Poland Sparks Anger Against Hate Speech

Mayor's Killing in Poland Sparks Anger Against Hate Speech

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Jan 17
Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others.

Steve Carell, 'Office' Producers Reteam for 'Space Force' Comedy

Steve Carell, 'Office' Producers Reteam for 'Space Force' Comedy

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 17
Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

TV Journalist Chris Hansen Accused of Bouncing Checks

TV Journalist Chris Hansen Accused of Bouncing Checks

NEWS | Jan 17
A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials.

Colbert, Maddow are Coveted Slots for Presidential Wanna-Bes

Colbert, Maddow are Coveted Slots for Presidential Wanna-Bes

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jan 17
Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow.

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

NEWS | By Elana Schor and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 17
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender.


News

GOP Dismisses Suggestion that State of Union be Postponed

GOP Dismisses Suggestion that State of Union be Postponed

NATIONAL | By Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 17
A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech.


Entertainment

 Review :: Surviving R. Kelly

Review :: Surviving R. Kelly

TELEVISION | By Louise Adams | Jan 16
Why is the accused pedophile R. Kelly still able to maintain a "sex slave cult"? Why is this story not getting more traction in mainstream white media? Why do fans not abandon him? The six-part "Surviving R. Kelly" explores this.


Business

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

CORPORATE | By Gregory Katz and Frank Griffiths | Jan 17
British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote.


Technology

Battle Lines Forming Ahead of A Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

Battle Lines Forming Ahead of A Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

PERSONAL TECH | By Rachel Lerman and Tali Arbel | Jan 17
Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.


Finance

Liberal Lawmakers Challenge Trump with Drug Cost Legislation

Liberal Lawmakers Challenge Trump with Drug Cost Legislation

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 10
Challenging the Trump administration on a top consumer issue, leading congressional liberals are proposing legislation that would radically reduce U.S. prescription drug bills by linking prices to lower costs in other countries.


Cars

VW, Ford Team Up on Pickups, May Cooperate on Electrics

VW, Ford Team Up on Pickups, May Cooperate on Electrics

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Jan 16
Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles.


Style

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

FOOD/DRINK | By Terry Davidson, American University | Jan 17
There's a troubling link between a fat-rich diet common in the West and brain-related ailments that can actually impair our ability to avoid overeating.


Health/Fitness

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

CORPORATE | By Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 16
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition."


Nightlife

GLAM Awards @ Sony Hall NYC :: January 14, 2019

GLAM Awards @ Sony Hall NYC :: January 14, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jan 16
The 20th edition of the GLAM Awards celebrated the best of NYC nightlife. Hosted by Ru Paul's Drag Race's Bob The Drag Queen and Peppermint, this was a night full of amazing performances, camaraderie and so much creativity!