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Disney Actor Stoney Westmoreland Fired After Arrest

Disney Actor Stoney Westmoreland Fired After Arrest

NEWS | Dec 17
Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13 years old.

Watch: After Nick Cannon Call Out, Sarah Silverman Says She'll No Longer Use 'Gay' as a Joke

Watch: After Nick Cannon Call Out, Sarah Silverman Says She'll No Longer Use 'Gay' as a Joke

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Sarah Silverman is telling TMZ she's no longer going to use the word "gay" as a punchline for her jokes.

J&J Report Indicates it Knew of Asbestos in Baby Powder

J&J Report Indicates it Knew of Asbestos in Baby Powder

BUSINESS | Dec 17
Johnson & Johnson last week forcefully denied a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder.

Jaymes Vaughan Joins as Cruise Director on VACAYA's Inaugural Voyage

Jaymes Vaughan Joins as Cruise Director on VACAYA's Inaugural Voyage

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Jaymes Vaughan is adding yet another role to his impressive resume: Cruise Director of VACAYA's 2019 Inaugural Provincetown Cruise.

Judge orders Idaho to Give Transgender Inmate Gender Surgery

Judge orders Idaho to Give Transgender Inmate Gender Surgery

NEWS | By Rebecca Boone | Dec 17
A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men's prison.

Philippines' Catriona Gray Named Miss Universe 2018

Philippines' Catriona Gray Named Miss Universe 2018

NEWS | Dec 17
The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation.

Top of Mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year

Top of Mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year

NEWS | By Leanne Italie | Dec 17
Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.

Offset Interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud Spurs Outrage

Offset Interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud Spurs Outrage

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him.

Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most underappreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards will showcase his life and illustrious career next month by bestowing him one of its highest honors.

Trump Lawyer Giuliani Rules Out Mueller Interview with Trump

Trump Lawyer Giuliani Rules Out Mueller Interview with Trump

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire | Dec 17
With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview.


News

White House Closer to Partial Shutdown with Wall Demand

White House Closer to Partial Shutdown with Wall Demand

NATIONAL | By Hope Yen | Dec 17
Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.


Business

Germany to Compensate Hundreds Who Fled Nazis as Children

Germany to Compensate Hundreds Who Fled Nazis as Children

FINANCE | By David Rising | Dec 17
Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again.


Technology

Idaho Test Reactor is Pivotal in U.S. Nuclear Power Strategy

Idaho Test Reactor is Pivotal in U.S. Nuclear Power Strategy

SCIENCE | By Keith Ridler | Dec 17
A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants.


Finance

Man who Demolished Landmark House Ordered to Build Replica

Man who Demolished Landmark House Ordered to Build Replica

NATIONAL | Dec 16
A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was ordered this week to rebuild it exactly as it was.


Cars

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

AUTO NEWS | By Eileen Ng | Dec 13
Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes.


Style

5 Stylish Gifts for Guys Under $100

5 Stylish Gifts for Guys Under $100

FASHION | By Andrew Villagomez | Dec 16
We're in full-on holiday mode, and if you haven't completed your shopping, now is the time to kick it into high gear. Check out these five curated items that all come in under $100 for your favorite guy.


Health/Fitness

How to Navigate the Holidays for Those With Compulsive Behaviors

How to Navigate the Holidays for Those With Compulsive Behaviors

HEALTH | Dec 17
For those who battle addictions or disorders, the holidays can be more than challenging. Carrie Carlton LCSW offers some helpful advice to get through one of the most stressful times of the year.


Travel

Carnival Announces Rollercoaster on New Cruise Ship

Carnival Announces Rollercoaster on New Cruise Ship

Dec 17
In another cruise industry first, Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras will feature the first-ever roller coaster at sea when it debuts in 2020.


Nightlife

Code Red Aids Fundraiser @ The Foundry Philadelphia

Code Red Aids Fundraiser @ The Foundry Philadelphia

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 16
Code Red, a fundraiser supporting the fight against HIV and AIDS, was held at the Foundry inside the Fillmore. This event surpassed all previous records of not only attendance, but also money raised, over $40,000, which is twice the amount from last year.