THE LATEST

Is Rent Out of Reach?

STYLE | By Jennifer Peltz | May 29
Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.

Hulu Pulls '19 Kids' After Allegations Against Josh Duggar

NEWS | May 29
Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

Hastert Indictment Offers Few Clues About Alleged Misconduct

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | May 29
A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses him of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."

NC Gov. Vetoes Bill on Religious Objection to Gay Marriage

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson | May 29
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.

Portion of Illinois Gay Marriage Law Sunsets This Week

NEWS | May 29
A provision of Illinois' gay marriage law that let same-sex couples backdate marriages to the date of their civil unions is about to sunset.

Ark. Justices Reject New Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case

NEWS | By Allen Reed | May 29
The marital status for many gay couples in Arkansas remained in limbo Thursday after the state's high court handed down orders that could delay a decision on same-sex marriage until after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Discovering Houston's Great Outdoors

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | May 29
Slather on some sunscreen and discover Houston's nearly 50,000 acres of outdoor space.

Beer Geeks Go Local

STYLE | By David Sharp | May 29
The number of small breweries is exploding, providing adventurous offerings to a new generation of beer drinkers who increasingly place a premium on locally produced beer.

'Canceled': When it Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

BUSINESS | By Alex Veiga | May 29
New credit card offers can be tempting, especially when they tout a lower interest rate or more attractive rewards than what's in your wallet.

Sierra All Terrain Does it all for Serious Truck Enthusiasts

BUSINESS | By Ann M. Job | May 29
Trucks aren't bare-bones workhorses anymore and GMC's new Sierra HD All Terrain pickup proves it -- with standard fancy chrome wheels, leather-trimmed seats with accent stitching, standard four-wheel drive and technology that reads text messages to you.


News

Science Magazine Retracts Study on Voters' Gay-Rights Views

NATIONAL | May 28
Science magazine has formally retracted an article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Heaven Knows What

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | May 29
The film plays in the mode of melodrama: The doomed affair between Harley and Ilya wouldn't be out of place in a Douglas Sirk film.


Business

Should Employers Pay More for After-Hours Email?

CORPORATE | May 29
Off-the-clock emails are prompting a lawsuit and possible legislation regarding overtime pay. In a new Pew Research poll, 39 percent of workers say smartphones have made their working hours more flexible, but 35% say they are also putting in longer hours.


Technology

Congress Wants to Know how Thieves Stole Tax Info from IRS

PERSONAL TECH | By Stephen Ohlemacher | May 28
Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.


Finance

Former Trader Goes on Trial in UK for Market Manipulation

SAVING | May 27
A British prosecutor says a former Citibank and UBS trader motivated by greed served as the ringmaster in the alleged manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.


Cars

Pakistan Vintage Car Collectors Preserve a Part of History

AUTO NEWS | By Asif Shahzad | May 28
Pakistan's gearheads are a testament to the universal appeal of fixing up and maintaining vintage cars, more commonly associated with America and the West from where popular shows like "Top Gear" or "Fast N' Loud" have reached Pakistani cable channels.


Style

Sloppy Seconds: Norwegian Cruise Lines Now Allows Leftovers

FOOD/DRINK | May 28
Norwegian Cruise Line is reversing course on a ban on doggie bags. The Miami-based cruise line recently instituted a rule that banned passengers from taking food from a ship's restaurants back to their cabins.


Travel

A Summer Hike in the Arctic Circle

By Cara Anna | May 27
Few people outside Nordic countries know about the Kungsleden, or the King's Path, the most famous trail in Sweden. But National Geographic calls it one of the world's greatest hikes.


Nightlife

Gloucester Stage Debuts 'NeverDark' Series

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | May 27
Gloucester Stage proudly announces the debut of the "NeverDark" series. "NeverDark" is a series of second-stage events that include lectures, talk backs, film screenings, play readings, and other events.