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A fourth porn-film star who works in the California market has tested positive for HIV, fueling fears and bringing to a standstill an industry that's steadfastly resisted regulations guiding safe-sex practices.
Soldiers who promote their faith can be prosecuted under military law, the Pentagon said in a brief statement released to the media.
The show must go on, is the entertainer's credo, and it did just that in the nation's Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted to require performers to use condoms when filming sex scenes.
Los Angeles County voters have approved a measure requiring porn performers to wear condoms while filming sex scenes, prompting a pledge by the adult entertainment industry to sue to overturn the measure.
After two days of upbeat speeches about an end to AIDS, impatient activists took to the microphones and streets Tuesday to protest the sluggish pace of research, persistent barriers to care and funding, and President Obama's decision not to appear in person at the weeklong AIDS 2012 conference.
More than 1,000 people marched through downtown Washington on Sunday to call attention to the ongoing struggle against HIV and AIDS, the subject of an international conference beginning held in the nation's capital.
A leading Jewish organization and others outraged by a photo showing Marine snipers in Afghanistan posing with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol are demanding President Obama order an investigation and hold the troops accountable.
The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Thursday that a sniper team in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS.
Actors in adult movies filmed in Los Angeles will be required to use condoms under an ordinance signed into law by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and porn industry leaders say the regulation could lead them to abandon the nation's porn capital.
An ordinance that would require porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots was tentatively approved by the City Council on Tuesday.
A group hoping to place a measure before Los Angeles voters that would require porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots said Wednesday it has gathered more than 64,000 valid voter signatures, about 23,000 more than the law requires for the June ballot.
Dozens of retired military chaplains say that serving both God and the U.S. armed forces will become impossible for chaplains whose faiths consider homosexuality a sin if the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is ended.
President Obama released his national strategy for combating HIV/AIDS on Thursday promising to use federal funds more wisely, but immediately drew criticism from AIDS activists for what they say is a delayed plan lacking significant new funding and falling short of former President George W. Bush's efforts.
The Army is considering whether to rescind an invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham to appear at the Pentagon amid complaints about his description of Islam as evil, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
"I can confirm that a male performer came to us and indicated that he had become infected with HIV," said Michael Weinstein, president of the Aids Healthcare Foundation, in The Guardian.
In the meantime, he says implementing and enforcing the new law should be easy.