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Israel's Likud signs coalition deal with anti-LGBTQ radical

Nov. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a coalition deal with a small ultranationalist faction leader known for homophobic rhetoric and disparaging remarks about non-Orthodox Jews, a sign of the prospective government's hardline makeup. ...

Colorado shooting victim 'wanted to save the family I found'

Nov. 27, 2022 15:51 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A member of the U.S. Navy who was injured while helping prevent further harm during a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado last weekend said Sunday that he “simply wanted to save the family that I found.” Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas James...

Colorado Springs reckons with past after gay club shooting

Nov. 25, 2022 19:12 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When officials unfurled a 25-foot rainbow flag in front of Colorado Springs City Hall this week, people gathered to mourn the victims of a mass shooting at a popular gay club couldn't help but reflect on how such a display of support would have been unthinkable just...

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

Nov. 25, 2022 14:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Aside from the competition for the World Cup title, one of the most hotly contested issues in the tournament in Qatar is over rainbow colors. In the first week of the tournament, seven European teams lost the battle to wear multi-colored “One Love” armbands...

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new 'type of hate'

Nov. 24, 2022 23:36 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from...

Russian Duma gives LGBTQ 'propaganda' bill final approval

Nov. 24, 2022 07:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in the country, another step in a years-long crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ community. The new bill expands...

Suspect in killing of 5 at Colorado club held without bail

Nov. 23, 2022 19:51 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair. Anderson...

Witness: Shooter at gay club showed 'no hesitation'

Nov. 23, 2022 16:58 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Deanne VanScyoc said she dropped to the floor behind a pool table at Club Q and called 911 as the first shots rang out just before midnight, hitting people at the bar. VanScyoc was facing the entrance from behind a glass wall when the shooter came in,...

Colorado club shooting survivor: 'I want to be resilient'

Nov. 23, 2022 12:56 PM EST

One man who has frequented Club Q for decades was just opening up a tab at the bar when he was shot in the back. Another man was about to leave the club with his group when he heard a "pop, pop, pop" and took a bullet to his arm — then watched his boyfriend and sister fall to the floor. ...

Pope Francis IDs successor to conservative Providence bishop

Nov. 23, 2022 11:56 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pope Francis has named a Catholic priest from New York to succeed Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin when the conservative cleric retires, potentially next year. Tobin held a press conference Wednesday morning at the cathedral in Providence to announce the...