Gay Minneapolis-St. Paul: The Latest

Roy Clark, Country Guitar Virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' Star, has Died

Roy Clark, Country Guitar Virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' Star, has Died

NEWS | By Kristin M. Hall | Nov 15
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85.

Influential President of Human Rights Campaign Stepping Down

Influential President of Human Rights Campaign Stepping Down

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Nov 15
Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization's president.

Denmark, Citing Human Rights, Withholds Some Aid to Tanzania

Denmark, Citing Human Rights, Withholds Some Aid to Tanzania

NEWS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Nov 15
Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country.

Christina Aguilera Denied Song with Band at New Orleans Bar

Christina Aguilera Denied Song with Band at New Orleans Bar

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 15
Pop star Christina Aguilera says a band at a New Orleans bar denied her a turn on the mic the night before she performed in the city.

FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Vapes

FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Vapes

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe | Nov 15
A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

W Hotels Partners with Perfume Genius for LGBTQ Immigrant Rights

W Hotels Partners with Perfume Genius for LGBTQ Immigrant Rights

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 15
W Hotels Worldwide has announced the second phase of their newest music initiative, W Records, with the addition of Matador recording artist, Perfume Genius, to the boundary breaking project.

The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen: Civilian Deaths

The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen: Civilian Deaths

TECHNOLOGY | By Maggie Michael and Maad Al-Zikry | Nov 15
The United States has waged a drone war in Yemen for 16 years, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch here. But the campaign has had a hidden cost: Civilians cut down by the drones' missiles.

Pocket Money Apps Aim to Help Kids in Cashless World

Pocket Money Apps Aim to Help Kids in Cashless World

TECHNOLOGY | By Kelvin Chan | Nov 15
The apps are making inroads amid growing adult uncertainty about how the shift to cashless payments is affecting children's view of money.

Watch: Mass. Middle School Coach Put on Leave for Allegedly Recording Student in Bathroom

Watch: Mass. Middle School Coach Put on Leave for Allegedly Recording Student in Bathroom

NEWS | Nov 15
A teacher and baseball coach at a middle school in Bellingham, Mass. is being put on administrative leave after being accused of recording a male student in a facility bathroom.

Husband's Trial in Murder Case Focuses on Grindr, Male Lovers

Husband's Trial in Murder Case Focuses on Grindr, Male Lovers

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15
A pharmacist accused of murdering his wife earlier this year at their home in Linthorpe, England, used Grindr to look for men with whom to have sex, the court hearing his trial heard.


News

Retired Dallas Cowboys Star Jeff Rohrer Comes Out as Gay, to Marry Partner

Retired Dallas Cowboys Star Jeff Rohrer Comes Out as Gay, to Marry Partner

SPORTS | Nov 15
Jeff Rohrer, a former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, came out as gay in a New York Times story Wednesday and is set to marry is partner, Joshua Ross. The athlete becomes the first former or current NFL player to be in a same-sex marriage.


Business

The 'Worst Toys' for the Holidays, According to Safety Group

The 'Worst Toys' for the Holidays, According to Safety Group

FINANCE | By Philip Marcelo | Nov 15
A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.


Technology

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 15
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.


Finance

Black Friday: Shop It or Skip It?

Black Friday: Shop It or Skip It?

HOME | By Courtney Jespersen, NerdWallet | Nov 14
A solid 70 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a recent NerdWallet study conducted by The Harris Poll. But the nature of a day centered around shopping can almost inevitably lead to overspending.


Cars

Volkswagen to Devote 3 German Plants to Electric Car Push

Volkswagen to Devote 3 German Plants to Electric Car Push

AUTO NEWS | Nov 15
German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday.


Health/Fitness

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 14
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.


Travel

Chilling Details of Fatal Southwest Flight

Chilling Details of Fatal Southwest Flight

By David Koenig, Claudia Lauer | Nov 15
When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman strapped in her lap belt but with her head, torso and arm hanging out a broken window.


Nightlife

Key West Fantasy Fest Headdress Ball  And Island House Pool Party

Key West Fantasy Fest Headdress Ball And Island House Pool Party

PHOTO ALBUMS | Nov 8
Check out these photos from the 35th Annual Headdress Ball which is the annual fundraising event for the Key West Business Guild, and some pool fun from Island House.