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The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

NEWS | By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 16
Google clarified how it tracks users even if they've disabled a "location history" setting, revising a help page that erroneously said turning off that setting would stop the tracking.

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

NEWS | By David Crary | Aug 16
Responding to what it calls a "moral catastrophe," the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal.

British Survey Reveals Majority Okay with Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

British Survey Reveals Majority Okay with Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 16
Should straight actors play gay roles? A British survey says most people think it is okay.

Turning 60, Madonna Looks to Open Soccer Academy

Turning 60, Madonna Looks to Open Soccer Academy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Peter Kanjere | Aug 16
The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom, and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game.

Pete Davidson Talks to GQ about Love and Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson Talks to GQ about Love and Ariana Grande

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 16
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson says he's the "luckiest guy in the world" after wasting little time pursuing Ariana Grande.

A Timeline of Major Events In The Life of Aretha Franklin

A Timeline of Major Events In The Life of Aretha Franklin

NEWS | Aug 16
A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin.

'No One Did It Better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

'No One Did It Better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

NEWS | Aug 16
Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday.

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

NEWS | By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Sad After Sex? It's Not Uncommon

Sad After Sex? It's Not Uncommon

A new report on Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) shows that the phenomenon, involving sadness after sex, is not uncommon in men.


News

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 16
Austria has made headlines this week for the oddball - and stereotyped - reasons some of its officials have given for rejecting gay asylum seekers.


Entertainment

 Review :: Panic! At the Disco. Staples Center, LA. August 15, 2018

Review :: Panic! At the Disco. Staples Center, LA. August 15, 2018

MUSIC | By Kevin Taft | Aug 16
When Brendon Urie popped out of the stage floor at the Staples Center Wednesday night for the L.A. stop of his "Panic! At the Disco: Prayer for the Wicked" tour, the audience was instantly in his grasp.


Business

U.S. Newspapers to Trump: We're Not Enemies of the People

U.S. Newspapers to Trump: We're Not Enemies of the People

CORPORATE | By David Bauder | Aug 16
Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.


Finance

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

HOME | By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.


Cars

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman | Aug 15
For about the same money or less, you can typically get more interior refinement and comfort, better performance, and a vehicle that generally feels more special.


Style

How Competitive Are You About Lawn Care?

How Competitive Are You About Lawn Care?

HOME | Aug 16
They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but don't tell the four in ten American homeowners (38 percent) striving to make their yard the best one on the block...


Health/Fitness

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 16
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.


Travel

Now Open: Boston's The Row Hotel at Assembly Row

Now Open: Boston's The Row Hotel at Assembly Row

Aug 16
Fueled by a mix of industrial heritage and forward-thinking drive, The Row Hotel at Assembly Row brings an elevated interpretation of classic American ingenuity to Somerville.