Redmayne, Hooper Reunite for Transgender Tale 'Danish Girl'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Nov 25
In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina.

Officer Charged with Murder in Teen's Death; Video Released

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Jason Keyser | Nov 25
A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

Rosie O'Donnell Relishes Criminal Role on Fox's 'Empire'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Nov 25
Rosie O'Donnell was delighted when "Empire" creator Lee Daniels invited her to guest star on the Fox drama, then got a case of nerves.

Most States Still Criminalizing HIV

NEWS | By David Crary and Brian Melley | Nov 25
Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated.

Gay Porn Star Arrested in Atlanta for Beating Boyfriend

NEWS | Nov 25
A gay porn star was arrested in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month for attacking his boyfriend during a late-night incident, which marks the fifth time he's been arrested for similar altercations.

PopUps: Instagram to Remove The Game's Epic Bulge Pics?

Has rapper the Game's Instagram bulge saga come to an end? You may want head over to his account to start exercising your "right-click, save-as" finger.

Man Arrested in Va. After Found Naked in Garden & High on Bath Salts

NEWS | Nov 25
A man who was allegedly high on bath salts was arrested and charged Sunday after he was found naked and screaming in a flower bed in Crystal City, Va.

Report: Gay Porn Actor Dimitri Kane Dies at 20

NEWS | Nov 25
Less than a week after it was reported gay porn star Zac Stevens died at the age of 25, Str8UpGayPorn reports that fellow gay porn actor Dimitri Kane has died. He was 20.

Pope Brings Peace Message to Africa Amid Security Fears

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield and Tom Odula | Nov 25
Pope Francis wants to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence, but security concerns are so high that he might be forced to make changes to his itinerary for the final leg of the trip.

UN Weather Agency: It's Record Hot Out There This Year

NEWS | By Seth Borenstein | Nov 25
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.


Russian Crackdown on Muslims Fuels Exodus to Islamic State

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Nov 25
Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.


Afghans Seeking Asylum Buy Fake Taliban Threat Letters

By Humayoon Babur and Lynne O'Donnell | Nov 25
Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe.


College's Holiday Break Starts Early After Social Media Hate Speech

By Dona Gordon Blankinship | Nov 25
After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.


HIV-Positive and Entering the 'Golden Years'

By Chris Tittel | Nov 22
Thanks to major advances in antiretroviral therapies, many people diagnosed with HIV are living much longer than they expected.


Warning! New E. coli Cases Linked to Costco Chicken Salad

By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Nov 25
The strain of E. Coli linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent foodborne illness that led to the closure of some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.


Make Healthier Side Dishes This Holiday

By Stephen Mosher | Nov 25
From Halloween to New Year's Eve, we all have two months to try -- desperately -- not to gain weight, despite party after party, cookie upon cookie, and every cocktail in-between. Here's a few tips to help.


Thanksgiving Travel: Cheap Gas But Terrorism Fears

By Justin Pritchard | Nov 25
That other Thanksgiving tradition - congested highways and jammed airports - is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.