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Hargitay Hails Impact of 'SVU' as it Marks 20 Seasons

Hargitay Hails Impact of 'SVU' as it Marks 20 Seasons

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Carucci | Sep 21
Mariska Hargitay thinks "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do.

Trump Drops Civil Tone, Slams Kavanaugh Accuser Credibility

Trump Drops Civil Tone, Slams Kavanaugh Accuser Credibility

NEWS | By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey | Sep 21
Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it.

 Pratt's Running Role Model: Tom Cruise

Pratt's Running Role Model: Tom Cruise

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 21
Chris Pratt talks about not being a great runner due to a childhood injury and why he looks to Tom Cruise as a career guide.

Plants But No Pants: Florida Man Gardens in the Nude

Plants But No Pants: Florida Man Gardens in the Nude

NEWS | Sep 21
Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude.

Ole Miss Could Distance Itself from Donor over Racist Post

Ole Miss Could Distance Itself from Donor over Racist Post

NEWS | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Sep 21
The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall.

Sex Offenders Want to Be Deported but California Keeps Them

Sex Offenders Want to Be Deported but California Keeps Them

NEWS | Sep 21
At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wanting to be deported, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Black Eyed Peas Tackle Gun Violence, Immigration in Videos

Black Eyed Peas Tackle Gun Violence, Immigration in Videos

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Sep 21
The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."

Singer Elton John and Partner Win Libel Judgment

Singer Elton John and Partner Win Libel Judgment

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 21
Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date.

For Kavanaugh, Path Forward Could Be like Clarence Thomas'

For Kavanaugh, Path Forward Could Be like Clarence Thomas'

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Sep 21
When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him.

'He's Been There': Trump Stumps for Vulnerable Sen. Heller

'He's Been There': Trump Stumps for Vulnerable Sen. Heller

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin | Sep 21
His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator.


News

Telling Men to 'Step Up,' Sen. Hirono Strides into Spotlight

Telling Men to 'Step Up,' Sen. Hirono Strides into Spotlight

POLITICS | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Sep 21
Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.


Entertainment

 Review :: The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Review :: The House With a Clock in Its Walls

MOVIES | By Michael Cox | Sep 21
Based on the 1973 juvenile mystery novel of the same name, this first in a series of 12 books leads a property that certainly aspires to be the American "Harry Potter."


Finance

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

HEALTH | Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.


Cars

Renault-Nissan to Use Android System in Its Dashboards

Renault-Nissan to Use Android System in Its Dashboards

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher and Kelvin Chan | Sep 21
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard information and entertainment features.


Health/Fitness

Cruise Ship Moors in Rotterdam with Dozens of Ill Passengers

Cruise Ship Moors in Rotterdam with Dozens of Ill Passengers

HEALTH | Sep 21
Dozens of cruise ship passengers who fell ill during their voyage were temporarily held on board Thursday after the liner moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.


Travel

California-Las Vegas Train Back on Track After Sale

California-Las Vegas Train Back on Track After Sale

FINANCE | Sep 21
A plan to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas is back on track after a private rail company announced Wednesday it has taken over the project.