THE LATEST

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.

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.

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.

ISIS Members Throw Another 'Gay' Man Off Building

NEWS | 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.

Vancouver Pride Society to Focus on Trans and Gender Identity Issues

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 4
The Vancouver Pride Society believes in the importance of equal rights for Transgender and Gender-Variant people and must take a stand against this clear attack on the most basic rights of our community

Alabama Probate Judges Ordered to Halt Gay Wedding Licenses

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

Hilton Brother Conrad Agrees to Plead to Assault on Flight

NEWS | Mar 4
Paris Hilton's youngest brother, Conrad, agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year during which authorities say he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members.

Attorney Says Burning of Gay Pride Flag Wasn't a Hate Crime

NEWS | Mar 4
The attorney for an Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride flag and burning it says his client's actions don't add up to a hate crime.

Lawmaker Reimburses Private Plane Expenses for Football Game

NEWS | By Jack Gillum | Mar 4
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.

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.

Clinton Ran Homebrew Computer System for Official Emails

NEWS | By Jack Gillum and Ted Bridis | Mar 4
The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in New York.

Opening Statements Due in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

NEWS | By Denise Lavoie | Mar 4
Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.


News

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

By Eric Tucker | Mar 4
A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: Tartuffe

By J. Peter Bergman | Mar 4
Hubbard Hall stages a delectable version of "Tartuffe," directed by John Hadden.


Business

Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

Mar 4
Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.


Technology

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

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

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

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

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.


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.


Nightlife

'Adonis Night' at Adonis Lounge

Mar 4
Adonis Lounge will open its second West Coast venue, at Ripples Nightclub, 5101 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. Beginning on Thursday, March 5, the party starts with over 20 porn stars, models, dancers, bodybuilders and go-go studs.