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Transgender, Gay Inmates Sue Over Jail Rights

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services.

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3 States Deny Gay Unions Despite Appellate Rulings

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Oct 23
Officials in the three states are refusing to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses without a court order directing them to do so.

Clay Aiken Seeks Win in North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 23
Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to take pictures.

Appeal Sought in Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Danica Coto | Oct 23
A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans.

Methodist Panel Hears Appeal Over Gay Wedding

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Oct 23
A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.


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Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

MUSIC | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

PopUps: Taylor Swift Releases White Noise 'Song;' Goes to No. 1

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
A theory has been proven: It appears that Taylor Swift, who is currently the biggest pop star in the world, could release audio of her farting and fans would fork over money to own it.

NPH Wasn't Top Choice to Host Oscars

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
Surprise, surprise: Neil Patrick Harris was the Oscars' producers' third pick to host the big event.

Kingpin

MOVIES | By Michael Cox | Oct 22
What offends people is just plain old bad taste, in the cult classic, buddy comedy "Kingpin," which comes to Blu-ray for the first time, in both the theatrical version and the extended director's cut, with new bonus material.


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Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.…

Gay Pride Parade Arrestee Pleads to Tickets, Fined

By Joe Mandak | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester.


The Meaning of Organic Beyond Food

FASHION | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 23
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

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Exploding Airbags: Gov't Issues Warnings

CORPORATE | Oct 23
Dangerous airbags in more than 11 million cars are under recall after it was found that the airbags can explode, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Jeff Glor reports.

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Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

SAVING | By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 21
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

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Kyle Busch, Wife Expecting 1st Child in 2015

AUTONEWS | Oct 21
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife are expecting their first child. They made the announcement Saturday on Twitter with a professionally done photograph. The couple called it: "Now announcing our plans for the 2015 race season!"

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Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

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