THE LATEST

Canadians 'Spocking' the Image of Ex-PM on $5 Bill

NEWS | Mar 4
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.

Religious Objection to NC Gay Marriage Leads to Bill Debate

NEWS | Mar 4
The state House is quickly taking up Senate legislation giving North Carolina magistrates and other judicial workers the ability to refuse to carry out duties for same-sex marriages due to their religious objections.

Ohio Police: LGBT Activist Faked Own Kidnapping

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
Police from Ohio are saying that a LGBT rights activist faked his own kidnapping after the young man took to social media Tuesday and wrote he needed help because he was locked inside the trunk of his car.

SC Wal-Mart Masturbator Had 'A Problem With Sticking His Hands in His Pants'

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 4
The bargain prices of the world's biggest retailer proved to be too exciting for a South Carolina man who was arrested February for allegedly masturbating in a Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart.

Debunked 'Ex-Terrorist' Claims Radical Islam Leads to Gay Rights

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 4
A Christian self-purported "ex-terrorist" claims that radical Islam leads to gay rights, cannibalism and more.

Dig These Discs :: Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Misterwives, Zara Larsson, Emile Haynie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 4
Kelly Clarkson drops her seventh studio album. MisterWives drop their first full-length debut album, as does Swedish R&B singer Zara Larsson. Mat Kearney blends guitar and spoken word. And producer Emile Haynie steps in front of the curtain.

Tsarnaev's Lawyer Admits He Carried Out Boston Bombing

NEWS | By Denise Lavoie | Mar 4
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

Justices Sharply Divided Over Health Care Law Subsidies

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Mar 4
The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

AVAC Calls For Large-Scale Rollout of PreP

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 4
AVAC has called for a global action plan including targets, resources and research agendas to accelerate access to daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), with a particular focus on those hardest hit and most underserved.

Mets Player Welcomes Gay Teammates But 'Disagrees With Lifestyle 100%'

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
The New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy said he would welcome a gay teammate even though he "disagree[s] with the lifestyle, 100 percent."

Latest Gay Marriage Ruling Creates Confusion in Alabama

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's earlier order to issue licenses.

Kelly Clarkson Announces Her 'Piece by Piece Tour'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 4
GRAMMY® Award winner Kelly Clarkson announced her "2015 Piece by Piece Tour." The 36-city tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will start on July 11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania and culminate on Sept. 20 in Camden, New Jersey.

Brooklyn Man Arrested for Killing Trans Woman Islan Nettles

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 4
Harlem prosecutors have indicted a man they believe is responsible for the 2013 savage beating death of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender fashion company intern.

Alabama County Halts All Marriages After Same-Sex Ruling

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
The probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Dr. Ben Carson: Being Gay is a Choice - Look at Prisoners

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
Retired neurosurgeon and possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is making headlines after he made controversial comments Wednesday saying that prison is proof that being gay is a choice.


News

ISIS Members Throw Another 'Gay' Man Off Building

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
Members of the militant group ISIS have killed another man believed to be gay by throwing him off a building in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa.


Entertainment

Performance Review :: Audra McDonald @ Symphony Hall

MUSIC | By Robert Nesti | Mar 4
Audra McDonald offered a delightful respite from the bitter winter with a letter-perfect concert at Symphony Hall.


Business

The Special Art of Sound Effects

CORPORATE | Mar 4
Marko Costanzo is what is called a Foley artist - someone who reproduces sounds for movies and television that microphones barely pick up when they're recording dialogue.


Technology

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.


Finance

5 Tips for Handling Early-Year Medical Expenses

INSURANCE | By Tom Murphy | Mar 2
The clock on insurance deductibles reset on Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. CEO Daniel Klein's foundation is one option patients can turn to if too many expenses hit at the start of the year. Here are some other tips.


Cars

Strong Reliability Scores Should Help Buick Brand's Rebirth

AUTO SHOWS | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Mar 3
Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement.


Style

Fruits and Veggies Get a Star-Studded Marketing Push

FOOD/DRINK | By Candice Choi | Mar 4
What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars? A campaign launched last week plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry.


Health/Fitness

9 of 10 New HIV Infections Could Be Averted Via Care

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Mar 3
A new CDC study shows that 9 in 10 new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.


Travel

A Vermont Romance at Sugarbush

By Sandy MacDonald | Mar 4
Vermont has received more than its fair share of snow this winter - all the better for a trip to Sugarbush - a go-to destination offering 111 trails for all levels of skiers.