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Purple Sex Toy-Wielding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

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Purple Sex Toy-Wielding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

Ask the Doc: Serodiscordant Couples and HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Oct 24
In this installation of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner discusses the ramifications of a new study that found that HIV-positive guys with an undetectable viral load were not giving their partners HIV.

ACLU: Kansas Court Hearing on Gay Marriage is Off

FAMILY | Oct 24
An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a federal judge in Kansas has canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the group's lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage.

With Gay Marriage Comes Question: I Do or I Don't

FAMILY | By John Rogers | Oct 24
When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."


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A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

TELEVISION | By Mae Anderson | Oct 24
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Karamo Brown :: OWNing Your Life

TELEVISION | By Joel Martens | Oct 24
It has been a long, long ride since "The Real World" launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show's host city, Philadelphia, in 2004. But look how far he's come. Brown opens up about his journey.

Disgraced

THEATRE | By Steve Weinstein | Oct 24
Operating on all cylinders, this Pulitzer-winning drama dives into the heart of the ambiguity we all feel toward Islams & the Moslems in our midst, whether we know it or not.

Ouija

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | Oct 24
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.


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Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.…

Gay Pride Parade Arrestee Pleads to Tickets, Fined

By Joe Mandak | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester.


Artisanal Ciders Give Growers New Revenue Stream

FOOD_DRINK | By Mary Esch | Oct 24
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for artisanal brews.

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Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

LEGAL | Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

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New Rules Adopted in Hopes of Spurring Home Loans

REALESTATE | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 22
Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the government is loosening some financial rules.

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Exploding Airbags: Gov't Issues Warnings

AUTONEWS | Oct 23
Dangerous airbags in more than 11 million cars are under recall after it was found that the airbags can explode, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Jeff Glor reports.

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Verizon Reports Higher 3Q Net Income, Revenue

PERSONALTECH | Oct 23
Verizon Communications Inc. reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

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Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

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Poll: Many Doubt Hospitals can Handle Ebola

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson | Oct 23
Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

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