Gay News: The Latest

Prosecutors Seek Right Mix of Charges in George Floyd Case

Prosecutors Seek Right Mix of Charges in George Floyd Case

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | Jun 6
Prosecutors know they must bring the right charges underpinned by sound legal logic if they hope to convict a Minnesota officer in Floyd's May 25 death.

Mayor Downplays Rough Police Treatment of NYC Protesters

Mayor Downplays Rough Police Treatment of NYC Protesters

NEWS | By Michael R. Sisak | Jun 6
Another day of protests brought more examples of New York City officials downplaying or denying the police department's rough treatment of protesters — even when it was caught on video.

Trump Jabs Maine's Democratic Governor; She Hits Back

Trump Jabs Maine's Democratic Governor; She Hits Back

NEWS | By Jill Colvin and Patrick Whittle | Jun 6
President Donald Trump on Friday laced into Maine's Democratic governor for not moving quickly enough to reopen the state's economy. She corrected the record.

Shouts of Solidarity for Black Reporter Pulled from Protests

Shouts of Solidarity for Black Reporter Pulled from Protests

NEWS | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 6
A black reporter from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was told she could not cover the city's protests over the death of George Floyd because of a tweet. That move unleashed a tidal wave of support.

Texas GOP Condemns George Floyd Posts by Its Local Leaders

Texas GOP Condemns George Floyd Posts by Its Local Leaders

NEWS | By Paul J. Weber | Jun 6
Three promoted a Facebook post suggesting George Floyd's death was staged. Another shared a Martin Luther King Jr. quote over a picture of a banana. All of them are local GOP leaders in Texas.

In Powerful Black Lives Matter Post, 'Jurassic World' Star Justice Smith Comes Out

In Powerful Black Lives Matter Post, 'Jurassic World' Star Justice Smith Comes Out

"Jurassic World" star Justice Smith took to Instagram Saturday and shared a moving post about the Black Lives Matter movement while coming out as queer.

AP Fact Check: Trump's Alternate Reality in Time of Anguish

AP Fact Check: Trump's Alternate Reality in Time of Anguish

NEWS | By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Arijeta Lajka | Jun 6
Taking the measure of these days in the nation's capital, President Donald Trump exclaimed: "Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!" He's describing an alternate reality.

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Fight to Save Endangered Species

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Fight to Save Endangered Species

NEWS | By Christina Larson | Jun 6
Around the world, government resources diverted to pandemic efforts have opened opportunities for illegal land clearing and poaching. Lockdowns have derailed eco-tourism that funds environmental projects.

Immigrants Anxious As They Await Supreme Court DACA Decision

Immigrants Anxious As They Await Supreme Court DACA Decision

NEWS | By Astrid Galvan | Jun 6
The Trump administration in 2017 announced the end of the program, resulting in legal challenges now in the hands of the Supreme Court.

Diane Paulus Responds to Being Labeled 'Amy Cooper' by Black Collaborator. (Just Try and Find It on the American Repertory Theater Website)

Diane Paulus Responds to Being Labeled 'Amy Cooper' by Black Collaborator. (Just Try and Find It on the American Repertory Theater Website)

Earlier this week actor/writer/activist Griffin Matthews published a scathing video about the racism he experienced while producing a musical in Cambridge & NYC, aiming his comments at director Diane Paulus. Paulus responded yesterday.


News

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick to Lead Voice of America

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick to Lead Voice of America

NEWS | By Matthew Lee | Jun 6
A divided Senate voted along party lines Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international broadcasters.



Business

Virus Exposes Sharp Economic Divide: College vs. Non-College

Virus Exposes Sharp Economic Divide: College vs. Non-College

BUSINESS | By Josh Boak | Jun 6
For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree. But there's a widening line of inequality based on education.



Technology

Facebook Removes Nearly 200 Accounts Tied to Hate Groups

Facebook Removes Nearly 200 Accounts Tied to Hate Groups

TECHNOLOGY | By David Klepper | Jun 6
Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons.



Finance

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Michelle Andrews | Jun 5
Plans sometimes have exclusions for coverage related to "illegal acts" that could leave people on the hook for at least part of their medical costs. But health policy experts said it's unclear how common these clauses are or when they're used.



Cars

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won't Make Roads Completely Safe

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won't Make Roads Completely Safe

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 5
A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.



Style

Who's Your Daddy? The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

Who's Your Daddy? The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 5
Family of origin. Family of choice. You decide. Father's Day is June 21, and it's a time to celebrate the favorite man (or men!) in your life.