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A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

By Mike Stobbe | Dec 17
Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ?transgender" and "science-based."

Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

By Stephen Braun & Chad Day | Dec 17
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration

Judge Who's Against Gay Adoption Misses Disciplinary Hearing

Judge Who's Against Gay Adoption Misses Disciplinary Hearing

By Bruce Schreiner | Dec 16
Kentucky judge offered no defense Friday at a judicial disciplinary hearing stemming from his moral objections to hear adoption cases involving same-sex couples.

Deadly California Wildfire Continues to Grow

Deadly California Wildfire Continues to Grow

Dec 16
Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds.

Study: If There's a 'War on Christmas' Not Many People Care

Study: If There's a 'War on Christmas' Not Many People Care

Dec 16
Yes, Virginia, the "War on Christmas" is fake news.

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

By John McDonald | Dec 16
Julian's Fountain of Youth cut its ribbon last week in Fort Lauderdale.

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

By Ryan Lynch | Dec 16
After having its ban on transgender military service overturned twice, the Department of Justice is appealing a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline to allow those soldiers to serve.

GOP Tax Bill Guts 'Obamacare' Insurance Mandate

GOP Tax Bill Guts 'Obamacare' Insurance Mandate

By Ricard Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 16
Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance.

The Kids are All Right: 'Youthquake' is Oxford Word of 2017

The Kids are All Right: 'Youthquake' is Oxford Word of 2017

Dec 16
Oxford Dictionaries recognized the power of the millennial generation Friday with its 2017 word of the year : youthquake.

Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017

Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017

By Bernard McGhee | Dec 16
They made music that inspired legions of fans.

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