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Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings start in Jan – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Interested in LGBT? Add LGBT as an interest to stay up to date on the latest LGBT news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Gay marriage in Australia became a law Friday as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull traveled to Government House where Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed the bill into law on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia’s constitutional headRead More


Apple CEO Cook breathes new life into old iPhones

(Reuters) – By delivering solid financial results that beat Wall Street’s expectations for both revenues and profits on Thursday, Apple Inc’s CEO Tim Cook put to rest concerns that the company’s flagship device, the iPhone X, wouldn’t be ready in time for the holiday shopping season. FILE PHOTO: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks about the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo But beneath the headline revenue and profit figures, Cook also seemed to have solved two of Apple’s longest-standingRead More


What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake — a Princess Sofia cake from the Disney TV series, “Sophia the First,” for Eva and a Woody from “Toy Story” cake for Erika. The twin girls each had their own party outfits — Eva was dressed as Princess Sophia, Erika was dressed as Woody. But for their parents, Aida and Art Sandoval, this was more than just their daughters’ birthday. It was a miracle. Watch the full storyRead More


Car crash death rates highest in remotest rural areas

(Reuters Health) – Car crash death rates get increasingly high as population density drops, fueled in part by lower seat belt use in the remotest rural areas, a U.S. study suggests. “We already knew that death rates were higher and seat belt use was lower in rural versus urban areas,” said lead study author Laurie Beck, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. “This study expanded those findings to show that, even within rural areas, there are differences in passenger-vehicle occupant death rates and seatRead More


Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

(Reuters) – Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N). The news would expand the number and claims of class action lawsuits by shareholders and Yahoo account holders, they said. Plaintiffs are still putting together cases and John Yanchunis, a lawyer representing some of the affected Yahoo users,Read More


Girl may have helped plot Maryland teen’s rape by fellow classmates Video

Now Playing: Girl may have helped plot Maryland teen’s rape by fellow classmates Now Playing: Desperation grows in Puerto Rico after Maria Now Playing: Mom and kids rescued from boat caught in Maria Now Playing: Does Maria pose a threat to US East Coast? Now Playing: A new tradition in college sports Now Playing: Surveillance video captures mystery house explosion in California Now Playing: Fiery car rescue in Atlanta Now Playing: Questions arise after police shooting of a deaf man in Oklahoma City Now Playing: Thousands of people in PuertoRead More


Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG(DAIGn.DE). In the latest move, German automaker Daimler said on Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz operations near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to produce batteries and electric sport utility vehicles that would compete with Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) models. More than 600 new jobs will be created inRead More


Bees on the roof are all the buzz in Slovenia’s capital

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – When you visit the main congress center in Slovenia’s capital you may get more that the usual conference: how about a jar of honey? Since 2011, the center — Cankarjev Dom — has been hosting bees on its roof, producing about 120 kg (265 lb) of honey per year which are used for gifts to business partners. It started at the Apimondia world congress of beekeepers in 2003, held at Cankarjev Dom. “There was a beehive set in the nearby park and … a memory of myRead More


Coin offerings create financial risks: China industry body

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Launches of new digital currencies, known as initial coin offerings (ICOs), have shaken up social and economic order, created hidden financial risks, and in some cases may amount to fraud, China’s National Internet Finance Association said. ICO investors should be wary and report any suspected crimes to police, the state-backed association said in the latest sign of growing official concern about ICOs. On Monday, the financial magazine Caixin reported regulators were preparing new rules on digital coin offerings and may ban them until the rules are inRead More


Why teens need to understand care plans for dying parents

(Reuters Health) – When children lose a parent during adolescence, their mental health as young adults may depend on how comfortable they were with the treatment and support provided at the end of their parents’ lives, a recent study suggests. To understand the lasting psychological impact of the death of a parent during adolescence, researchers surveyed young adults who had lost a parent to cancer six to nine years earlier, when they were 13 to 16 years old. Overall, 105 of the 593 young adults (18%) said they had littleRead More