THE LATEST

1st African-American Actor To Play Valjean on Broadway Dies

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Rowan County Clerk Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest

NEWS | Aug 29
The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Ahead of Pope's Visit to US, Some Friction Over LGBT Issues

NEWS | By David Crary | Aug 29
The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage.

Survey: Generation LOL Most Irked By Grammar, Spelling Slips

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Aug 29
It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Calls Broadway Debut 'Incredible'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.

Donald Trump Speaks at $100-per-person Event near Boston

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Aug 29
Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event - which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser - outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.

Egypt Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Reporters to 3 Years in Prison

NEWS | By Brian Rohan | Aug 29
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

Maryland AG Issues Guidance Against Police Profiling

NEWS | By John Riley | Aug 29
After months of protest over police brutality and issues surrounding racial profiling, Maryland is issuing guidance to law enforcement officers about the acceptability of the practice.

Kristin Chenoweth on Faith, Career, and Loving the Gays

ENTERTAINMENT | By Randy Shulman | Aug 29
Reveal to Kristin Chenoweth that the publication she's doing an interview with caters to the LGBT community and you get the following response: "Yay!"

Discover Gay Florida - Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Daytona Beach

TRAVEL | By Mike Halterman | Aug 29
There is so much history on the First Coast, as evidenced by the many museums and historical sites. However, northeast Florida is so much more than that.


News

AP Sues Over Access to FBI Records Involving Fake News Story

By Michael Biesecker | Aug 29
The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.


Technology

Pentagon Funding New High-Tech Venture

By Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 29
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.


Finance

Key Factors to Consider on Interest-Only Mortgages

By Alex Veiga | Aug 28
The loans can lower monthly mortgage payments by letting borrowers put off paying the principal on their loan for several years. When the interest-only period ends, the borrower's monthly payment spikes.


Cars

US Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints

Aug 26
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that some newer Jeep SUVs can roll away unexpectedly after drivers put them in park. The probe covers 408,000 Grand Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.


Style

Sardinia, Part II: Rocking Around the Island

Aug 29
More advanced in fashion than their Mediterranean contemporaries, ancient Nuraghic men sported trousers, jackets with sleeves and hoodies, gloves, handbags, and berets.


Health/Fitness

Your Most Devoted Training Partner

By Blake Beckcom | Aug 29
Since our furry friends need exercise too, why not incorporate their need, with your need to work out and buddy up?


Travel

Million Gallons of Wastewater Closes Another Beach in Hawaii

By Caleb Jones | Aug 28
For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.


Nightlife

Times Finds Rentboy Raid 'Peculiar,' CEO Jeffrey Hurant Defends Site

By EDGE | Aug 28
The raid on Rentboy.com earlier this week has raised questions about the government prosecuting a company that provided escorts a cyber-space to do their business.