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Feds Appeal Judge in Texas' Blocking Gay-Couple Rules Change

NEWS | Apr 1
The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Texas to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

TowerBrook to Buy Women's Clothing Brand J. Jill

STYLE | Apr 1
Woman's clothing retailer J.Jill said Tuesday that it is being acquired by an investment management firm.

The Latest Developments on Religious-Objection Laws

NEWS | By Jeni O'Malley | Apr 1
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's move to urge lawmakers to clarify a new religious-objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians came as Arkansas lawmakers passed similar legislation. A look at the latest developments:

Trevor Noah Defends Self in Backlash to Old Tweets

NEWS | By Frazier Moore | Apr 1
Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.

'General Hospital' Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress.

A Day After Missing Deal Deadline, Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

NEWS | By Matthew Lee and George Jahn | Apr 1
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on.

Lufthansa CEO at Crash Site: 'Long, Long Time' to Understand

NEWS | By Lori Hinnant | Apr 1
Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week.

Indiana Debate Exposes Republican Divisions

NEWS | Apr 1
The GOP's leading White House contenders have been drawn into a messy clash that highlights the party's strong opposition to same-sex marriage and threatens to inject social issues into the early stages of the presidential primaries.

Wal-Mart Urges Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Bill

NEWS | Apr 1
Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

NEWS | Apr 1
Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Gardening's New Ethos: Help the Planet (And Look Good, Too)

STYLE | Apr 1
From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there's a movement underway to make gardens work harder for the environment.

Next Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples and Purple Tomatoes

STYLE | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 1
Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

UConn's Ollie Won't Travel to Final Four Because of New Law

NEWS | By Pat Eaton-Robb | Apr 1
UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Gives Final Approval to Religious-Freedom Bill

NEWS | Apr 1
Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down PC Prices

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke, Anick Jesdanun | Apr 1
Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Antarctica: The Wild and Unexpected

TRAVEL | By Luis Andres Henao | Apr 1
It's the last terrestrial tourism frontier that nature lovers, adventurers and explorers are rushing to visit. This tourist season, more than 37,000 people are expected to visit the coldest continent on Earth.


News

Does Signing Photo Show Pence's True Intent?

POLITICS | By EDGE | Mar 31
Indiana governor Mike Pence attempted to put a new spin on the religious freedom law he signed last week. But photos from the ceremony point to what may be relationships with anti-gay lobbyists.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Woman in Gold

MOVIES | By Robert Nesti | Apr 1
"Woman in Gold" is both a compelling historical melodrama and clunky legal procedural that's elevated by the presence of Helen Mirren.


Business

Google Maps Turns into Pac-Man's Chomping Grounds

CORPORATE | Apr 1
The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.


Technology

New Dating App for Potheads

There's a new gold rush in Colorado from the state's legal pot industry. Instead of growing weed, some entrepreneurs are cashing in without getting anywhere near the crop. The newest source of money from Colorado's billion-dollar marijuana market.


Finance

Thousands of Detroit-Area Homeowners Try to Stop Foreclosure

REAL ESTATE | By Corey Williams | Apr 1
More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.


Cars

How Mercedes Became the Dominant Power in Formula 1

Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and are expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams in their wake?


Style

An Apple A Day May Not Keep Doctor Away

FOOD/DRINK | By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 31
An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.


Health/Fitness

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Mar 31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.


Travel

An Israeli Trifecta: 3 Not-to-Miss LGBT Festivals

By EDGE | Mar 31
Are you looking for an LGBT getaway to the Promised Land? Israel plays host to three epic weekends that will have you revisiting by the time you're ready to return stateside. Here's the rundown.


Nightlife

Cromer Comes Back to Boston for 'Little Sheba'

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Mar 31
Huntington Theatre Company brings the American classic "Come Back, Little Sheba" by William Inge to life in an intimate theatrical setting. David Cromer, the creative force behind "Our Town," explores desire and addiction in this portrait of a marriage.