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7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 22
For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

Head of Italy's Anti-Discrimination Office Quits After Gay Sex Club Scandal

Head of Italy's Anti-Discrimination Office Quits After Gay Sex Club Scandal

Feb 22
The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office resigned from his position Monday after being accused of misusing government money. Instead of funding diversity programs and fighting racism, Francesco Spano allegedly used taxpayer funds for gay sex clubs.

Trump Admin Lays Out New Approach to Illegal Immigration

Trump Admin Lays Out New Approach to Illegal Immigration

By Alicia A. Cadwell | Feb 22
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

By Mauricio Savarese | Feb 21
Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year's Carnival.

Canadian Man: After Reading Scruff Profile, US Customs Blocked Me From Entering

Canadian Man: After Reading Scruff Profile, US Customs Blocked Me From Entering

Feb 21
A man from Vancouver, Canada says he was blocked from entering the U.S. in October, after a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol official demanded he unlock his phone and read his profile on the gay hookup app Scruff.

Eastern Libya Bans Women From Traveling Without Male Guardian

Eastern Libya Bans Women From Traveling Without Male Guardian

By Rami Musa | Feb 21
Eastern Libyan authorities have issued a ban forbidding women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery.

Trump Wigs in Big Demand for Austrian Carnival-Goers

Trump Wigs in Big Demand for Austrian Carnival-Goers

Feb 20
Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria - so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president's signature hairstyle.

Strike Closes Acropolis and Other Ancient Sites in Greece

Strike Closes Acropolis and Other Ancient Sites in Greece

Feb 20
The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

Asian Winter Games Kicks Off in Sapporo

Asian Winter Games Kicks Off in Sapporo

Feb 20
The Asian Winter Games officially got underway Sunday with an opening ceremony that united winter athletes from the world's most populous continent.

US Vice President Visits Former Nazi Concentration Camp

US Vice President Visits Former Nazi Concentration Camp

By Ken Thomas | Feb 20
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II.

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