Gay News: The Latest

GOP Governors Who Turned Down Medicaid Money Have Hands Out

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples | Jan 19
Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula

Obama Praised for Bridging Gap Between Politics and Hip Hop

NEWS | By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. | Jan 19
Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief.

NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars

NEWS | By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

One More Day: Obama in His Final Hours in the White House

NEWS | By Josh Lederman | Jan 19
Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.

Prosecutor: Orlando Gunman's Widow Knew About the Pulse Attack

NEWS | By Eric Tucker and Paul Elias | Jan 18
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.

Chelsea Manning: a Potent Symbol for Transgender Americans

NEWS | By David Crary | Jan 18
For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.

Obama Defends Decision to Commute Chelsea Manning's Sentence

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Josh Lederman | Jan 18
President Obama defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.

Orlando Gunman's Widow Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding Husband

NEWS | By Paul Elias | Jan 18
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty to charges that she aided and abetted her husband's support of the Islamic State group and then hindered the investigation of the attack.

'Orange is the New Black' Actress Denies Quitting Show

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 18
"Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show.

Sundance Directors, Actors Find Reteaming a Winning Formula

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 18
Whether muse or friend or both, actors and directors choosing to work together again is a tale as old as cinema.


News

Pence Calls Manning 'Traitor,' Clemency Mistake

NATIONAL | Jan 18
Vice President-elect Mike Pence says President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence was a "mistake," and is calling the convicted leaker a "traitor."


Entertainment

Octavia Spencer is Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CELEBRITIES | Jan 18
Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.


Business

As Robots Take Jobs, Europeans Mull Free Money for All

FINANCE | By John Leicester | Jan 18
The radical notion that governments should hand out free money to everyone - rich and poor, those who work and those who don't - is slowly but surely gaining ground in Europe.


Finance

Woodstock, VT, Fights to Save Its Charm, One Shutter At a Time

HOME | By Wilson Ring | Dec 31
Some property owners are questioning the community's requirement, arguing that the regulations are enforced irregularly, and that some buildings look better without shutters.


Cars

Auto Show Concepts: Would You Build Them or Forget Them?

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 17
Car companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future.


Style

Coffee and a Slice? 7-Eleven Launches Breakfast Pizza

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 18
The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover pizza for the first meal of the day with traditional breakfast foods.


Health/Fitness

Intarcia Therapeutics Teams Up With Gates Foundation on Chronic Health Issues Like HIV

AIDS | By EDGE | Jan 18
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing up to $140M in grants and equity with the intent to develop the first once- or twice-yearly anti-HIV prophylactic therapy.


Travel

Tourists Flee Gambia As Violence Looms

INTERNATIONAL | By Abdoulie John | Jan 18
More than 1,000 mainly British and Dutch tourists began leaving the tiny West African nation on specially chartered flights. Hundreds were streaming into the airport, seeking information on departures.


Nightlife

Latinx United to Celebrate Reproductive Justice

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Jan 18
On January 18 at El Cortez in Brooklyn, performers and drag queens will gather for the Happy Anniversary Roe V. Wade party. The event will bring together Latinxs to celebrate reproductive justice.