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Australian Political Party Revives Gay Marriage Debate

NEWS | By Rod McGuirk | May 27
Australia's political opposition plans to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum by proposing a law next week that would recognize Australian same-sex marriages.

House Scraps Shielding Agencies that Bar Gay Adoptions

NEWS | By Will Weissert | May 27
The Texas House has scrapped - at least for the time being - a measure that would have allowed some child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children through them.

Gay Marriage Religious Objections Bill Back Before NC House

NEWS | May 27
The North Carolina House is ready to revisit a bill already approved by the Senate that would allow some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties.

Soccer Officials Arrested in Zurich; World Cup Votes Probed

NEWS | By Graham Dunbar | May 27
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe.

'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Accused in Bar Stabbing Goes on Trial

NEWS | May 27
The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Actor Sam Shepard Arrested for Drunken Driving in Santa Fe

NEWS | By Vik Jolly | May 27
Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.

Punishing Storms in Texas Test Government Emergency Response

NEWS | By Paul J. Weber and Juan A. Lozano | May 27
Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.

Multiple IS Suicide Attacks in Iraq's Anbar Kill 17 Troops

NEWS | By Sinan Salaheddin | May 27
Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland.

India Appoints 1st Transgender as Head of College

NEWS | May 27
India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.

Vatican: Irish Gay Marriage Vote a 'Defeat for Humanity'

NEWS | May 27
The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity."


News

White House Brief: Things to Know About Rick Santorum

POLITICS | May 27
Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:


Entertainment

Watch: Bounce House Goes Airborne on Florida Beach

CULTURE | May 27
A 6-year-old girl is in a Fort Lauderdale hospital after a waterspout sent a bounce house flying. The giant inflatable toy tumbled across a four-lane highway. This comes as part of a series of extreme weather conditions on the Florida beach.


Business

Forbes Reveals 2015 List of Most Powerful Women

CORPORATE | May 27
Only on "CBS This Morning," Forbes reveals its annual list of "World's 100 Most Powerful Women." It includes 24 CEOs, 15 billionaires and eight heads of state. The power women control $1 trillion in annual revenues.


Technology

Food Track Tech: Swipe a Code, Meet Your Fisherman

PERSONAL TECH | By Patrick Whittle | May 26
A group of scientists and fishermen said the technology isn't about a gimmick so much as survival. They're developing a tool they say will allow consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish while standing in the supermarket with their smartphone.


Finance

How Far a $15 Minimum Wage Goes in 6 US Cities

SAVING | May 25
The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council. Here's a look at how far that money could go in six cities, given living expenses.


Cars

Toyota Promises to Help Find Cause of Takata Airbag Defects

TIPS & ADVICE | By Yuri Kageyama | May 25
Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.


Style

Cannes Fashion Recap

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | May 27
Major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Yet there's always as much interest in who got it wrong.


Health/Fitness

Positive Women's Network Releases New Model for Trauma Awareness

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | May 26
Positive Women's Network - USA, a national membership body of women with HIV, is proud to announce the release of a new model for bringing trauma awareness and healing into primary healthcare settings.


Travel

A Summer Hike in the Arctic Circle

By Cara Anna | May 27
Few people outside Nordic countries know about the Kungsleden, or the King's Path, the most famous trail in Sweden. But National Geographic calls it one of the world's greatest hikes.


Nightlife

A Weekend In Key West :: May 16-17, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 19
Weekends are made for fun in Key West and this was no exception. Pool parties at the Island House, Tea Dance at La Te Da and Kamp Key West from the Key West Business Guild. All of this meant that there was no shortage of fun.