PARIS (AP) — Paris has won the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community's answer to the Olympics.
The Gay Games, which expects more than 15,000 competitors, is held every four years and is taking place this year in the Ohio cities of Cleveland and Akron.
In recent months, opposition to a gay marriage bill has exposed deep divisions in French society over gay rights, attracting tens of thousands to protests for and against such unions.
Paris' Deputy Mayor Philippe Ducloux said Tuesday that "for all Parisians, it will be an honor to welcome the 10th Gay Games. All participants will be welcomed."
France's Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron said she hoped the games would make "for a more inclusive and generous society in France."
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Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
A new study says Alabama has more than 4,700 businesses labeled creative industries and they account for 71,000 jobs and more than $2 billion in annual payroll.
A 23-year old man has been arrested on rape and burglary charges by Mobile Police.
Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor is high on Alabama, and his opinion of its Capital City is on the rise. McArtor toured Montgomery during a recent visit before being applauded by local leaders for his role in bringing a new airplane assembly plant to Mobile.
Wildlife officials are ceasing efforts to rescue a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades after losing sight of the marine mammals. The National Park Service says aerial and boat survey teams could not locate the whales Saturday, a potentially encouraging sign that they have moved farther offshore.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As you decorate your home for Christmas, the Consumer Product Safety commission has several tips to help you avoid accidents.