THE LATEST

Discovering Houston's Great Outdoors

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | May 29
Slather on some sunscreen and discover Houston's nearly 50,000 acres of outdoor space.

Beer Geeks Go Local

STYLE | By David Sharp | May 29
The number of small breweries is exploding, providing adventurous offerings to a new generation of beer drinkers who increasingly place a premium on locally produced beer.

'Canceled': When it Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

BUSINESS | By Alex Veiga | May 29
New credit card offers can be tempting, especially when they tout a lower interest rate or more attractive rewards than what's in your wallet.

Sierra All Terrain Does it all for Serious Truck Enthusiasts

BUSINESS | By Ann M. Job | May 29
Trucks aren't bare-bones workhorses anymore and GMC's new Sierra HD All Terrain pickup proves it -- with standard fancy chrome wheels, leather-trimmed seats with accent stitching, standard four-wheel drive and technology that reads text messages to you.

Science Magazine Retracts Study on Voters' Gay-Rights Views

NEWS | May 28
Science magazine has formally retracted an article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage.

Former NY GOP Gov Pataki in the Race for President

NEWS | By Holly Ramer | May 28
George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.

Where They Stand: George Pataki on Issues of 2016 Campaign

NEWS | May 28
Former New York Gov. George Pataki has entered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Here's a look at where the three-term governor stands on various issues that will be debated in the GOP primaries.

Northern Ireland Bakery Owners to Appeal 'Gay Cake' Verdict

NEWS | May 28
The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination.

Exemption for NC Gov't Officials on Gay Marriage Approved

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson | May 28
North Carolina legislators have agreed to give some court officials the option to refuse to carry out same-sex marriage duties based on religious objections.

Trans Bodybuilder Model Sits Down With Ellen

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | May 28
Aydian Dowling, the model poised to become the first transgender person to grace the cover of Men's Health magazine, sat down with Ellen DeGeneres this week to talk about his story.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Heaven Knows What

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | May 29
The film plays in the mode of melodrama: The doomed affair between Harley and Ilya wouldn't be out of place in a Douglas Sirk film.


Business

Should Employers Pay More for After-Hours Email?

CORPORATE | May 29
Off-the-clock emails are prompting a lawsuit and possible legislation regarding overtime pay. In a new Pew Research poll, 39 percent of workers say smartphones have made their working hours more flexible, but 35% say they are also putting in longer hours.


Technology

Congress Wants to Know how Thieves Stole Tax Info from IRS

PERSONAL TECH | By Stephen Ohlemacher | May 28
Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.


Finance

Former Trader Goes on Trial in UK for Market Manipulation

SAVING | May 27
A British prosecutor says a former Citibank and UBS trader motivated by greed served as the ringmaster in the alleged manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.


Cars

Pakistan Vintage Car Collectors Preserve a Part of History

AUTO NEWS | By Asif Shahzad | May 28
Pakistan's gearheads are a testament to the universal appeal of fixing up and maintaining vintage cars, more commonly associated with America and the West from where popular shows like "Top Gear" or "Fast N' Loud" have reached Pakistani cable channels.


Style

Sloppy Seconds: Norwegian Cruise Lines Now Allows Leftovers

FOOD/DRINK | May 28
Norwegian Cruise Line is reversing course on a ban on doggie bags. The Miami-based cruise line recently instituted a rule that banned passengers from taking food from a ship's restaurants back to their cabins.


Health/Fitness

Demi Lovato is the Face of Mental Health in New Campaign

HEALTH | By Sandy Cohen | May 28
Demi Lovato is sharing her story and encouraging others to do the same through Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health, an initiative launched Thursday.


Travel

A Summer Hike in the Arctic Circle

By Cara Anna | May 27
Few people outside Nordic countries know about the Kungsleden, or the King's Path, the most famous trail in Sweden. But National Geographic calls it one of the world's greatest hikes.


Nightlife

A Weekend In Key West :: May 16-17, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 19
Weekends are made for fun in Key West and this was no exception. Pool parties at the Island House, Tea Dance at La Te Da and Kamp Key West from the Key West Business Guild. All of this meant that there was no shortage of fun.