A Look at the Hot Toys for Holiday 2015

NEWS | Nov 28
Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season?

Kansas City Cool: Everything Really Is Up To Date

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Gleeson | Nov 28
In the past 15 years, $9 billion - largely a mix of public and private funds - has poured into Kansas, sparking a Renaissance that just might outclass anything seen in any other American city. Here's part one of our insider's look at KC.

The DOMA Destroyer: Attorney Roberta Kaplan's New Book Tells Story Behind Legal Battle For Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 28
Edie Windsor's attorney, Roberta Kaplan, chronicles the struggle for marriage equality in her new book, "Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA."

Denis O'Hare: Ubiquitous, Edgy, Out, and Grateful

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Nov 28
The word "ubiquitous" suits actor-author-activist Denis O'Hare. But he's not simply grabbing gigs to cash a paycheck -- the beguiling thespian has been a part of some of the most significant projects in recent years.

Dumb-Ass Lists: Ugly Holiday Sweater Edition

STYLE | Nov 28
Looking to turn heads around the egg nog bowl at the holiday party this year? There's no better way to do that than by donning your gay apparel --one of those hideous-chic holiday sweaters.

NBC's 'The Wiz Live!' To Ease On Down That Tuneful Road

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frazier Moore | Nov 27
Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"

As Many African Americans See It, There Are Two Ben Carsons

NEWS | By Jesse J. Holland | Nov 27
For many African-Americans, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics and wishes to "de-emphasize race."

Standoff at Planned Parenthood in Colo. Ongoing, Shooter Had 'Items'

NEWS | Nov 27
A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, wounding multiple people and engaging in gun battles with police as patients and staff members ducked behind tables to hide and dodge the crossfire.

Accused Chair-Wielding Dallas BBQ Assailant Countersues: Claims He's the Victim

NEWS | Nov 27
Don't you hate it when you're left with no other option than to bash a chair over the head of someone half your size in order to make a quick escape?

Pope Says 'Catastrophic' if Interests Derail Climate Talks

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield and Tom Odula | Nov 27
Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions.


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among Its Thai Seafood Suppliers

By Martha Mendoza | Nov 28
Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA's supply chains.


Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

By Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah | Nov 28
Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.


New Estate and Financial Planning Opportunities for Same-Sex Couples

By Stuart Furman, Esq. | Nov 28
After last summer's landmark marriage ruling, states must provide same-sex couples with the same marital benefits that were previously only awarded to heterosexual couples. So what does that include? You'll find out here!


Toyota Recalls Vehicles in Japan, Europe for Air Bag Defect

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 28
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1.6 million vehicles for defective air bags supplied by embattled Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.


UNICEF: AIDS Leading Cause of Death for African Teenagers

Nov 27
The United Nations' agency for children says AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe.