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A Look at Apple CEO's Coming Out

By Mae Anderson | Friday Oct 31, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes.

Judge to Hold Hearing in Kansas Gay Marriage Suit

Oct 31
A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Man Found Dead in NYC Hotel Tycoon's Bathtub

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
A young bioengineering graduate has died of an apparent drug overdose after he was found unconscious Wednesday morning in the bathtub of a New York hotel tycoon's apartment in Manhattan.

Poll: Economy, Other Issues Overshadow Abortion

By Nicholas Riccardi and Jennifer Agiesta | Oct 30
As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

Judges to Hear Case of San Diego Man Arrested for Wearing Gladiator Kilt

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 30
The case of a man arrested for public nudity in 2011 for wearing a leather gladiator kilt during the city's annual Gay Pride Parade is now making its way through the court system.

Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

By Bob Salsberg | Oct 30
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Viral Video Documents New York Street Harassment

By Deepti Hajela | Oct 30
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.

'Drag Race' Stars Featured in Starbucks's 1st LGBT-Friendly Ad

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
"Drag Race" stars Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano are featured in Starbucks' first LGBT-friendly commercial.

Gunfire, Arrests Erupt as Giants Fans Revel in Win

By Lisa Leff and Bob Seavey | Oct 30
The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.

Amid Murder Case, Philippines Says US Pact Stays

By Jim Gomez | Oct 30
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.