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Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief's Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief's Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

By Jill Colvin | Aug 16
President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.

Colorado Baker: No Cake for Gender Transition Celebration

Colorado Baker: No Cake for Gender Transition Celebration

By James Anderson | Aug 16
A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.

After Alex Jones Timeout, Twitter CEO Mulls Deeper Changes

After Alex Jones Timeout, Twitter CEO Mulls Deeper Changes

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 16
A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news.

Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod

Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod

Aug 16
A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.

Baker Who Won at High Court Sues Colorado Over New Bias Case

Baker Who Won at High Court Sues Colorado Over New Bias Case

Aug 15
The Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court is suing the state over another discrimination allegation.

Judge Blocks Effort to Shield Military Transgender Ban Info

Judge Blocks Effort to Shield Military Transgender Ban Info

Aug 15
A federal judge in Maryland has denied an effort by President Donald J. Trump's administration to shield information it used to implement a ban on transgender people in the military.

Report: Pennsylvania Priests Abused Over 1,000 Children

Report: Pennsylvania Priests Abused Over 1,000 Children

By Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo | Aug 15
Roughly 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1940s, according to a sweeping state grand jury report that accused senior church officials.

Defiant as Trump Rages, Omarosa Says She Won't be Silenced

Defiant as Trump Rages, Omarosa Says She Won't be Silenced

By Darlene Superville | Aug 15
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle.

Trump Campaign Takes Legal Action Against Omarosa

Trump Campaign Takes Legal Action Against Omarosa

By Zeke Miller | Aug 14
President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement.

Oklahoma School Closure After Vicious Facebook Threats Against Trans Student

Oklahoma School Closure After Vicious Facebook Threats Against Trans Student

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14
School officials in Oklahoma briefly closed a middle school after a parent's Facebook posting complaining about a trans student using the girls' restroom generated a flurry of vicious threats and abuse.

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