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Doomsday Approaching, Say Atomic Scientists

BUSINESS | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 26
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that's way too gloomy.

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.63 Pct.

BUSINESS | Jan 26
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage slipped further below 3 percent.

Open E-Book Format Comes with Headaches

ENTERTAINMENT | By Anick Jesdanun | Jan 26
In the world of e-books, you largely have a choice between Amazon's Kindle and everyone else.

Smith to Depart AEF/BCEF

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 26
Mike Smith, the longtime executive director of the AIDS Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, has announced that he is stepping down.

Chevrolet Polishes its Mid-Size Truck

BUSINESS | By Ann M. Job | Jan 26
In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.

Storm of the Century: What You Need to Know

NEWS | Jan 25
A blizzard expected to dump 2 to 3 feet of snow should begin around midday Monday and last through Tuesday night. Nearly 200 Monday flights had already been canceled Sunday night at the three major airports serving the city.

Sundance Watch: Quinto And Franco's Easy Chemistry

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 25
In "I Am Michael," a drama based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis's 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend," James Franco plays the part of Michael Glatze, the ex-gay friend in question.

'American Sniper' Holds Top Spot At Weekend Box Office

ENTERTAINMENT | By Derrik J. Lang | Jan 25
"American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.

'Birdman' Wins Producers Guild's Top Trophy

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 25
"Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards To Offer Oscar Preview

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jan 25
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches.

Angel Rock is Conquering the World

ENTERTAINMENT | By Scott Holland | Jan 25
Angel Rock is not only sexy on the outside, but on the inside as well. It was a pleasure to sit down with Angel for this exclusive Hotspots interview.

First Look: Gerwig Shines In A Delightful 'Mistress America'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 25
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, the crack-pot team behind "Frances Ha," have proven their delightful screwball talents once more with "Mistress America," which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Transgender Teen's Death Stirs Action in US and Beyond

NEWS | By Dan Sewell | Jan 25
Although many details about her life and tragic end are still unclear, the transgender Ohio 17-year-old became, within days of her death Dec. 28, the new face of a growing movement of people hungering for acceptance.

Six Gay Cruises Leaving Florida This Winter

TRAVEL | By Mike Halterman | Jan 25
Florida already feels like paradise in the wintertime, so the only way you can add on to perfection during these beautiful months is to take a cruise and visit the Caribbean!

The Imperial Court of San Francisco, Part 3: Mid-1980s to Mid-1990s

ENTERTAINMENT | By Donna Sachet | Jan 25
The history of the Imperial Court of San Francisco continues in this unique contribution to GLBT History.


Entertainment

PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

CULTURE | By Race Bannon | Jan 24
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, as HIV was beginning to decimate the gay men's community, many people began to embrace BDSM and other forms of kink as "safer" alternatives to insertive sex.


Business

Mike's Hot Honey Creates Powerful Mix of Sweet and Spice

CORPORATE | Jan 26
Sriracha isn't the only condiment that's delighting spicy food lovers. Michael Kurtz was working as a part-time pizza apprentice in Brooklyn when he realized his homemade hot honey might be the next thing to stick. Vladimir Duthiers reports.


Technology

New Link Between Pneumonia and Other Serious Illnesses

SCIENCE | Jan 23
Health Headlines: Patients hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. Also, a new warning about products with BPA. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.


Finance

Aetna Picks Gilead Sciences Hep C Drugs Over AbbVie's

INSURANCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 22
Insurer Aetna has made new hepatitis C drugs from Gilead Sciences Inc. preferred treatments for customers with the liver-destroying virus.


Cars

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe - Come 'n Play With Its Big Fat Stick

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Steve Siler | Jan 24
There is no car so loved as the Ford Mustang. And for 2015, just as the perennial pony car celebrated its 50th birthday, it has been redesigned and reengineered into the best damn pony car in history.


Style

The Best Real Estate Markets in Florida

HOME | By Mike Halterman | Jan 24
Everyone agrees that this is the perfect time to buy a new home. Interest rates are low and the construction industry, which fizzled during the recession, is now stronger than ever in Florida. Here are ten Florida cities to look at.


Health/Fitness

Transgender Adolescents More Likely to Be Depressed

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes.


Travel

Lesbian Surf Camp in Brazil

By EDGE | Jan 23
Brazil Ecojourneys invites women to catch some of the sweetest waves in the country, during South America's first-ever lesbian surf camp May 9-16, 2015.