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HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Transphobic Comments: 'Big, Hairy Men'

HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Transphobic Comments: 'Big, Hairy Men'

Sep 20
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is coming under fire this week after the Washington Post reported that he made transphobic remarks at an internal meeting to other H.U.D. employees.

Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

By Jonathan Lemire, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 20
President Donald Trump repeatedly defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower's potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader.

DC Considers Banning 'Gay Panic' Defense

DC Considers Banning 'Gay Panic' Defense

Sep 20
The Washington, D.C., Council is considering legislation that would bar people charged with violent offenses from claiming they acted in self-defense after learning the victim was gay or transgender.

Transgender Prisoner Who Sued Dies Days Before Release

Transgender Prisoner Who Sued Dies Days Before Release

By Ryan Tarinelli | Sep 20
A transgender prison inmate who sued the state of New York, saying she was raped in a men's prison, has died of cancer days before she was to be freed on parole.

Utah School District Accidentally Shares Ex-Employee Threat

Utah School District Accidentally Shares Ex-Employee Threat

Sep 20
Police warned the top officials of a Utah school district about an ex-employee who had told his co-worker he wanted to "see what it feels like" to murder someone and attack "women or gays."

Sanders, Yang to Skip CNN Town Hall on LGBTQ Issues

Sanders, Yang to Skip CNN Town Hall on LGBTQ Issues

By Sam Cronin | Sep 19
CNN will air a 4-and-a-half hour long town hall on LGBTQ issues, hosted by the Human Rights Coalition on October 10. The event, titled "Power of Our Pride," will not feature Sen. Bernie Sanders or entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Trump Scorns Complaint About Call with Foreign Leader

Trump Scorns Complaint About Call with Foreign Leader

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19
President Donald Trump is dismissing as fake news and "presidential harassment" a report that he made an unspecified promise during a phone call to a foreign leader that led to a whistleblower complaint.

NASA Manager Casts Doubt on 2024 Moon Landing by Astronauts

NASA Manager Casts Doubt on 2024 Moon Landing by Astronauts

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 19
A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.

Could Electric Cars Help California Preserve Environmental Clout?

Could Electric Cars Help California Preserve Environmental Clout?

By Adam Beam and Michael Biesecker | Sep 19
One California lawmaker is already working on a way to preserve at least some of the state's environmental muscle: Rebates for electric cars.

Trump Threatens EPA Action Against San Francisco

Trump Threatens EPA Action Against San Francisco

Sep 19
President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies.

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