THE LATEST

Cruz'n for a Bruising: Boycott on Fire Island Properties in Wake of Party for Anti-Gay Pol

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 24
Social media is ablaze with backlash and damage control in the wake of gay hotelier and newly self-installed "Pope of Fire Island Pines" Ian Reisner's hosting of an event for anti-gay Senator and 2016 hopeful Ted Cruz at his Manhattan penthouse Monday.

Attorney General to Bid Farewell After 6-Year Tenure

NEWS | Apr 24
Attorney General Eric Holder was bidding farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official.

American Indian Actors Quit Adam Sandler Movie Over Names

NEWS | Apr 24
A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.

Arizona Governor Gives OK to Gay Adoptions

NEWS | Apr 24
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has overruled a legal opinion from the attorney general's office and instructed the state's child welfare agency to allow all legally married couples, including same-sex couples, to jointly be adoptive and foster parents.

Franklin Freaks Over Gay X-Men

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 24
Marvel's Iceman from the X-Men comics came out as gay this week. What's a homo-hating Putin-loving son of a preacher man to do? Rant on Facebook, of course.

Hate Group Leader: Satan is Tricking SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 24
Satan has been a busy Bee(lzebub) these days!

Gay Marriage Recognition for Man With Cancer Remains on Hold

NEWS | Apr 24
A western Michigan man stricken with cancer has failed to persuade a judge to order the state to recognize his New York same-sex marriage.

In the Spirit: Wines and Vines in the City

STYLE | By Kristen Siebecker | Apr 24
EDGE's top picks for the few and rare inner city wineries that grow grapes and make wine near some of the world's most coveted urban playgrounds.

Into the Wild: A Women's Adventure in Baja, Mexico

TRAVEL | By Jill Gleeson | Apr 24
We sent a writer on a women-only adventure to Baja, Mexico with Wild Women Expeditions. From pitching tents and kayaking to lazy nights under the star-soaked sky, this is what she discovered.

Dr. Oz Mounts Spirited Defense Against Critical Letter

NEWS | Apr 24
Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods - a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose.

Computer Program to Take on World's Best in TX Hold 'Em

BUSINESS | Apr 24
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.

Stocks Rise on Tech Earnings; Nasdaq Adds to Record

TECHNOLOGY | Apr 24
Stock indexes edged higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

Average US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Slips to 3.65 Pct

BUSINESS | Apr 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed -rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week.

Iraqi Boy's Dream of Becoming Dancer Defied Threats, Borders

NEWS | Apr 24
As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD.

MPTs Protect Women from HIV, STIs and Unplanned Pregnancies

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Researchers at CAMI Health, led by coordinator Dr. Bethany Young Holt, are searching for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies to protect against HIV, STIs and pregnancy.

Kardashian Family to Watch Bruce Jenner's Interview Together

NEWS | Apr 24
Kim Kardashian says her family plans to watch Bruce Jenner's Friday night TV interview as they do most things, which is together.


News

5 Things to Know About Transgender Americans

NATIONAL | Apr 24
These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces.


Entertainment

PopUps: Even Peters to Join 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
Even Peters is the latest "American Horror Story" veteran to be confirmed for the FX anthology series upcoming fifth season, subtitled "Hotel."


Business

Shanghai Auto Show Bans Scantly Clad Female Models

LEGAL | Apr 24
The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models. The show's decision comes as China's government under President Xi Jinping increases efforts to crack down on prostitution, online pornography and what it considers racy or improper programming on TV.


Technology

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

SCIENCE | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 23
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.


Cars

Global, Chinese Automakers Debut New Car Models

AUTO SHOWS | Apr 23
Ford showed off its new Taurus and Nissan unveiled a midsize sedan designed for China at a Shanghai Auto Show that highlighted the commercial resurgence of lower-priced Chinese auto brands.


Health/Fitness

How Pets Transmit Diseases to Humans

HEALTH | Apr 22
Americans own more than 150 million pets, but new research from a team led by the Ohio State University shows the importance of choosing the right ones to bring home, based on your family's health and age.


Nightlife

The Dinah Shores Up 25 Years of Lesbian Festivities

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Apr 22
Club Skirts: The Dinah descended on the southern California desert over Easter weekend 2015, marking the celebration's 25th anniversary. With about 15,000 attendees, the annual festival is considered one of the biggest lesbian events in the world.