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FDA Bans some Mexican Cilantro After Feces Found in Fields

STYLE | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Jul 28
The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

'The Book of Mormon' Satirical Musical Finally in Utah

NEWS | By Brady McCombs | Jul 28
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.

Bobby Brown 'Completely Numb' After Death of Daughter

NEWS | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jul 28
R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

Mariah Carey to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 28
Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.

Cosby Appeals Ruling that Unsealed Deposition Excerpts

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 28
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Monday appealed a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters.

Hulk Hogan Takes to Twitter After WWE Cuts Ties

NEWS | By Luqman Adeniyi | Jul 28
Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex tape.

5 Things to Consider as Trump Dangles 3rd Party Prospect

NEWS | By Calvin Woodward and Julie Bykowicz | Jul 28
A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far.

Obama to Wrap Africa Trip With Speech to African Union

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Jul 28
President Barack Obama highlighted his administration's efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union.

Almaty Offers Traditional Winter Setting in 2022 Olympic Bid

NEWS | By James Ellingworth | Jul 28
Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition.

Rio de Janeiro Prisons Seek to Protect Transgender Inmates

NEWS | By Jenny Barchfield | Jul 28
Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transvestites and transgender people, who are singled out for taunting and physical and sexual abuse.


News

Boy Scout Leaders Approves End to Blanket Ban on Gay Adults

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Jul 27
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.


Entertainment

'David Bowie Five Years 1969-1973' Set Available in Sept.

MUSIC | By EDGE | Jul 28
Parlophone Records is proud to announce "David Bowie Five Years 1969 - 1973," the first in a series of boxed sets spanning David Bowie's career, to be released September 25.


Finance

San Francisco's Chinatown Clings to Roots Amid Tech Boom

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 27
For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Now, Chinatown faces powerful economic and demographic challenges that could upend its identity as the city undergoes an unprec


Cars

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Sips Fuel and is Affordable

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 27
Those who don't like sports utility vehicles but who crave their space and versatility have a nice new alternative: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.


Style

Discover Massachusetts: The Berkshires All Year Long

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 27
Head to western Massachusetts for a Gilded Age dream any time of year. From rolling orchards and farm-to-table to cuisine to an unparalleled cultural scene, the Berkshires is the perfect D.I.Y. getaway for a true sense of the American spirit.


Health/Fitness

amfAR Launches National PEPFAR Database at IAS 2015

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Jul 27
amfAR announced the beta launch of its PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan database, a comprehensive, navigable database of PEPFAR's planned funding of HIV/AIDS activities from 2007 to 2014.


Travel

Passenger Sets Chinese Flight on Fire

Jul 27
A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said.