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Taylor Swift Talks Books And Music With Kids

FAMILY | By Leanne Italie | Oct 29
Taylor Swift made a stop Tuesday night on her busy tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing with a gaggle of New York City public school kids - and 100 more giggling on computer screens via Skype from classrooms.

Court Orders for Texas Pastors' Speeches Withdrawn

RELIGION | By Juan A. Lozano | Oct 29
Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents.

Sean Hayes Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Actor Sean Hayes confirmed Tuesday that he is engaged to his longtime boyfriend, music producer Scott Icenogle.

Jose Canseco Resting at Home After Shooting Hand

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Jane Lynch, Wife, Finalize Divorce in Los Angeles

FAMILY | Oct 29
A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.

Did Cartoon Network Censor Same-Sex Kiss?

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A writer for a Cartoon Network show says the cable channel's officials censored a same-sex kiss so the episode could air on TV.

Couple Who Killed 'Gay' Child Takes Plea Deal

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A Southern California mother of an eight-year-old boy and her then-boyfriend will take a plea deal to avoid the death penalty for murder and torture charges in the boy's death. The boy was allegedly killed because the couple thought he was gay.

Teletubby Breaks Into Friend's House, Steals Chinese Takeout

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
The purple Teletubby "Tinky Winky" may be a suspected gay, but now cops have tagged his buddy "Laa-Laa" as nothing more than a cheap sneak thief, stealing his friend's Chinese leftovers.

Mariah Hanson Wins Palm Springs "Legacy Award"

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
On November 7, The Center in Palm Springs honors Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend founder and producer, Mariah Hanson, with the first-ever "Legacy Award."

Health Overhaul's Subsidies at Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Oct 29
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.