THE LATEST

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe in Miami

NEWS | By Kelli Kennedy | Jan 26
Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries.

Debbie Reynolds Honored for Lifetime Achievement

NEWS | By Beth Harris | Jan 26
Debbie Reynolds accepted the Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award from her daughter Sunday night, and promptly embarrassed Carrie Fisher with a story.

First Look: Sundance Doc Pulls Back Curtain on Scientology

NEWS | By Sandy COhen | Jan 26
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.

Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates 100 Years

TRAVEL | Jan 26
On Monday, the park marks its 100th anniversary, celebrating a record number of visitors last year who were enjoying one of the nation's crown jewels.

Obama Takes in India's Grand Republic Day Parade

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Muneeza Naqvi | Jan 26
President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

New Jersey's Christie Launches Political Action Committee

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Jan 26
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

'March: Book Two' Shows All Sides of Civil Rights Movement

NEWS | By Jesse J. Holland | Jan 26
A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement.

Couple Behind Ala. Gay Marriage Ruling to Refile Adoption Paperwork

NEWS | By Kim Chandler and Jeff Martin | Jan 26
The couple whose lawsuit toppled Alabama's gay marriage ban said they are grateful, overjoyed and still a little a bit in disbelief.

Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn's Death Stirs Action in the U.S. and Beyond

NEWS | By Dan Sewell | Jan 26
Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."

Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens: More from Paris Fashion Week

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 26
The latest from Paris Fashion Week, including appearances by Kate Moss, new designs from Louis Vuitton, and a revealing collection from Rick Owens.

Nor'easter Threatens Northeast with Up to 2 Feet of Snow

NEWS | By Verena Dobnik | Jan 26
The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine

Naked Violinist Sues Over Arrest in Portland Last Year

NEWS | Jan 26
A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police.

Possible GOP Candidates Pitch Ideas at Conservative Forum

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Jan 26
Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and many others turned the Iowa Freedom Forum into the unofficial launch of the next campaign

Jindal Headlines All-Day Prayer Rally in Baton Rouge

NEWS | By Melinda Deslatte | Jan 26
Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.

Storm of the Century: What You Need to Know

NEWS | Jan 26
A blizzard expected to dump 2 to 3 feet of snow should begin around midday Monday and last through Tuesday night. Nearly 200 Monday flights had already been canceled Sunday night at the three major airports serving the city.


News

Federal Judge Stays Alabama Gay Marriage Ruling for 2 Weeks

NATIONAL | By Kim Chandler and Jeff Martin | Jan 26
A federal judge has put a temporary hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but indicated she will soon answer a key question: Must state probate judges issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when the stay is lifted?


Business

Chevrolet Polishes its Mid-Size Truck

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Jan 26
In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.


Technology

Firms Pour Cash on Tech Startups, is Bubble Brewing?

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Jan 23
Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. So are we approaching another bubble?


Finance

Aetna Picks Gilead Sciences Hep C Drugs Over AbbVie's

INSURANCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 22
Insurer Aetna has made new hepatitis C drugs from Gilead Sciences Inc. preferred treatments for customers with the liver-destroying virus.


Cars

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe - Come 'n Play With Its Big Fat Stick

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Steve Siler | Jan 24
There is no car so loved as the Ford Mustang. And for 2015, just as the perennial pony car celebrated its 50th birthday, it has been redesigned and reengineered into the best damn pony car in history.


Style

Tips for Buying and Maintaining Antique Furniture

HOME | Jan 26
Looking to add a unique and historical flair to your home decor? Here is a guideline for buying and maintaining antique and fine furniture.


Health/Fitness

Transgender Adolescents More Likely to Be Depressed

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes.


Travel

Six Gay Cruises Leaving Florida This Winter

By Mike Halterman | Jan 25
Florida already feels like paradise in the wintertime, so the only way you can add on to perfection during these beautiful months is to take a cruise and visit the Caribbean!