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Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Sunday Oct 19, 2014
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Paris Sculpture Deflated; Will Stay That Way

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 19
A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight.

Marine Accused in Philippine Trans Killing Tests US Ties

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 19
A U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying of a transwoman at a cheap hotel more than a week ago is testing the good will between countries.

Don't Go In The Water: Crabzilla Spotted Off British Pier?

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Oct 19
The website Weird Whitstable, dedicated to oddities of this British resort town, posted a picture on Saturday that should give anyone pause to go into the water.

Obama Pressed to Appoint State Department Envoy for LGBT Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 18
President Barack Obama is being urged to appoint a special envoy for LGBT Human Rights within the State Department who would serve as the principal advisor on LGBT issues to the secretary of State.

Giant Butt Plug Erected in Paris Upsets Anti-Gay French Group

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 18
An anti-gay marriage, ultra conservative French group is freaking out, saying they're outraged and humiliated over a new art instillation that is supposed to look like a tree but really looks like a 24-foot sex toy.

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

INTERNATIONAL | By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 18
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Rome Mayor Defiantly Registers 16 Gay Marriages

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government.

Officials Fear Ebola is on AIDS Path

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Stobbe | Oct 18
Comparisons between the Ebola and AIDS have surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated.

Pat Robertson Says Kenyan Towels Can Give You AIDS

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Oct 17
Can you get AIDS from a towel? According to Pat Robertson you can.