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Purple Sex Toy-Wielding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Friday Oct 24, 2014
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

Ask the Doc: Serodiscordant Couples and HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Oct 24
In this installation of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner discusses the ramifications of a new study that found that HIV-positive guys with an undetectable viral load were not giving their partners HIV.

ACLU: Kansas Court Hearing on Gay Marriage is Off

FAMILY | Oct 24
An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a federal judge in Kansas has canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the group's lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage.

With Gay Marriage Comes Question: I Do or I Don't

FAMILY | By John Rogers | Oct 24
When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 24
Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

TELEVISION | By Mae Anderson | Oct 24
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Karamo Brown :: OWNing Your Life

TELEVISION | By Joel Martens | Oct 24
It has been a long, long ride since "The Real World" launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show's host city, Philadelphia, in 2004. But look how far he's come. Brown opens up about his journey.

Rudi Gernreich: A Fashion Revolutionary

FASHION | By Andy Smith | Oct 24
"The two most important pieces of the Mid-Twentieth Century design are Yves St. Laurent's beatnik alligator jacket and Rudi Gernreich's topless swimsuit." -Cameron Silver

Rural Areas Seek Piece of Subprime-Loan Settlement

LEGAL | By Hope Yen | Oct 24
Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.

Artisanal Ciders Give Growers New Revenue Stream

FOOD_DRINK | By Mary Esch | Oct 24
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for artisanal brews.

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

LEGAL | Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.