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A Look at Apple CEO's Coming Out

NATIONAL | By Mae Anderson | Friday Oct 31, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes.

Judge to Hold Hearing in Kansas Gay Marriage Suit

NATIONAL | Oct 31
A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Man Found Dead in NYC Hotel Tycoon's Bathtub

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
A young bioengineering graduate has died of an apparent drug overdose after he was found unconscious Wednesday morning in the bathtub of a New York hotel tycoon's apartment in Manhattan.

Poll: Economy, Other Issues Overshadow Abortion

NATIONAL | By Nicholas Riccardi and Jennifer Agiesta | Oct 30
As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

Judges to Hear Case of San Diego Man Arrested for Wearing Gladiator Kilt

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 30
The case of a man arrested for public nudity in 2011 for wearing a leather gladiator kilt during the city's annual Gay Pride Parade is now making its way through the court system.

Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

NATIONAL | By Bob Salsberg | Oct 30
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Viral Video Documents New York Street Harassment

NATIONAL | By Deepti Hajela | Oct 30
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.

'Drag Race' Stars Featured in Starbucks's 1st LGBT-Friendly Ad

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
"Drag Race" stars Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano are featured in Starbucks' first LGBT-friendly commercial.

Sean Hayes Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Actor Sean Hayes confirmed Tuesday that he is engaged to his longtime boyfriend, music producer Scott Icenogle.

Jose Canseco Resting at Home After Shooting Hand

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Mariah Hanson Wins Palm Springs "Legacy Award"

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
On November 7, The Center in Palm Springs honors Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend founder and producer, Mariah Hanson, with the first-ever "Legacy Award."