Gay Minneapolis-St. Paul: The Latest

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio | Jan 22
GoFundMe, the largest online, crowdsourced fundraising platform, says contributors have raised more than $5 billion, all told, from 50 million donations in the eight years it has been in business.

In this Sept.21, 2018 file photo, singer Chris Brown

In this Sept.21, 2018 file photo, singer Chris Brown

ENTERTAINMENT | By Angela Charlton | Jan 22
U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said Tuesday.

Why the South is the Least-Healthy Region in the U.S.?

Why the South is the Least-Healthy Region in the U.S.?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University | Jan 22
What's causing residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and other southern states to live such short lives, while experiencing higher rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease?

Egypt TV Host Gets Year in Prison for Interviewing Gay Man

Egypt TV Host Gets Year in Prison for Interviewing Gay Man

NEWS | Jan 21
An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show.

Pats-Chiefs Second-Most Watched AFC Title Game in 42 Years

Pats-Chiefs Second-Most Watched AFC Title Game in 42 Years

NEWS | Jan 21
Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years.

Notre Dame to Cover Up Murals of Columbus in the New World

Notre Dame to Cover Up Murals of Columbus in the New World

NEWS | Jan 21
The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said.

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges Rising Fast in Opera World

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges Rising Fast in Opera World

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Silverman | Jan 21
J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011. "I was, oh, way too young," she recalls with a laugh. "It felt good back then, but it just fits like a glove now."

Frigid Air, High Winds Sweep the Northeast; at Least 6 Dead

Frigid Air, High Winds Sweep the Northeast; at Least 6 Dead

NEWS | By Holly Ramer | Jan 21
Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States.

For the Poor, the Safety Net in a Shutdown Doesn't Feel Safe

For the Poor, the Safety Net in a Shutdown Doesn't Feel Safe

NEWS | By Juliet Linderman | Jan 21
Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years.

TSA Screener Sick-Outs Hit 10 Percent Over Holiday Weekend

TSA Screener Sick-Outs Hit 10 Percent Over Holiday Weekend

NEWS | By David Koenig | Jan 21
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.


News

World Economy Forecast to Slow in 2019 Amid Trade Tensions

World Economy Forecast to Slow in 2019 Amid Trade Tensions

INTERNATIONAL | By Paul Wiseman | Jan 21
The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990.


Entertainment

Who Will Get an Oscar Nom?

Who Will Get an Oscar Nom?

MOVIES | Jan 21
At 5:20am Tuesday (Pacific Time), Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross will announce the nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards, an occasion that will likely focus a hazy Award seasons where there is no clear frontrunner.


Business

House Democrats Bringing New Scrutiny to Education Secretary

House Democrats Bringing New Scrutiny to Education Secretary

LEGAL | By Collin Binkley | Jan 22
Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office.


Technology

EU's Antitrust Cop Lays Groundwork for More Tech Scrutiny

EU's Antitrust Cop Lays Groundwork for More Tech Scrutiny

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jan 21
Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies.


Finance

Liberal Lawmakers Challenge Trump with Drug Cost Legislation

Liberal Lawmakers Challenge Trump with Drug Cost Legislation

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 10
Challenging the Trump administration on a top consumer issue, leading congressional liberals are proposing legislation that would radically reduce U.S. prescription drug bills by linking prices to lower costs in other countries.


Style

Inside a Big Top: Dior Puts on Circus-Themed Couture

Inside a Big Top: Dior Puts on Circus-Themed Couture

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 22
Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.


Health/Fitness

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted On His Own

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted On His Own

HEALTH | Jan 21
Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law.