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Kansas Reviewing Foster Care Policies; Advocates Uneasy

NEWS | Jul 29
Kansas officials are reviewing foster care policies, sparking concerns among some advocates that the state will stop placing abused and neglected children with gay couples, even after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

40 Gay Couples Apply to be Married in SD in 1st Month

NEWS | By Kevin Burbach | Jul 29
Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.

Rally Held for Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign

NEWS | Jul 29
United Methodist clergy and churchgoers have held a press conference outside the bishop's office in Lansing in support of an openly gay pastor who says he was forced to resign.

Man Charged With Hate Crime in Assault of Transgender Woman

NEWS | Jul 29
A deejay has been charged with a hate crime after police say he assaulted a transgender woman at an Omaha bar.

Report: Hulk Hogan Uses Gay Slurs in Sex Tape Leak

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 29
World Wrestling Entertainment cut ties with now-disgraced wrestling legend Hulk Hogan after a sex tape from 2006 surfaced, showing the athlete using racist langue. Now, RadarOnline reports the personality also used gay slurs in the same video.

Snap! Jane Birkin Asks For Name Removal From Hermes Croc Bag

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jul 29
British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over "cruel" slaughtering practices.

Only in Florida: Woman Arrested After Stealing 'Glass Vibrator'

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 29
A woman was arrested Saturday after police said she stole a $25 "glass vibrator" from a Spencer's Gifts store at a mall in Vero Beach, Fla.

Lifetime TV to Feature Several Touring Broadway Shows

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Jul 29
Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret."

Trevor Noah Takes on Racism, Skips Politics in Standup Gig

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Jul 29
In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.

'The Book of Mormon' Gets Rousing Reception in Utah

NEWS | By Brady McCombs | Jul 29
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.


Entertainment

Lost Dr. Seuss Story Debuts

BOOKS | Jul 29
The newly-discovered story "What Pet Should I Get?" by Dr. Seuss comes out.


Business

Gov't: Fiat Chrysler Must Offer to Buy Back 500,000 Pickups

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher, Jonathan Fahey | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.


Technology

Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

PERSONAL TECH | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.


Finance

Fiat Chrysler to Buy Back Defective Vehicles

INSURANCE | Jul 29
As part of a record $105 million settlement, Fiat Chrysler has to buy back more than half a million pickup trucks and SUVs that have defective steering wheel parts.


Cars

Vettel Wins Action-Packed Hungarian GP Ahead of Red Bulls

AUTO SHOWS | By Jerome Pugmire | Jul 29
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won an action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time on Sunday, while Nico Rosberg saw his chance to catch Lewis Hamilton in the title race disappear with a puncture near the end.


Style

Saving New Mexico's Green Chile

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 28
Efforts are underway to save the green chile that's important to traditional New Mexican fare as labor shortages, a previous severe drought and competition from China, India and Mexico endanger its growth in the state.


Health/Fitness

amfAR Launches National PEPFAR Database at IAS 2015

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Jul 27
amfAR announced the beta launch of its PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan database, a comprehensive, navigable database of PEPFAR's planned funding of HIV/AIDS activities from 2007 to 2014.


Travel

Local Intel: African-American History and More in Harlem

By Beth J. Harpaz | Jul 28
Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America's most famous neighborhoods. It's also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more.


Nightlife

Pines Party :: July 25, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 28
Pines Party, the all-night fund raising party on the beach in Fire Island Pines, had never seen so many friends of Dorothy!! The Emerald City theme inspired everything from tin men to gay tornados and everything in between. DJ Pagano spun the tunes