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Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

By David Crary | Oct 16
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights during a Justice Department ceremony commemorating a hate-crimes law named after their son.

School District Backtracks on Transgender Student Policy

School District Backtracks on Transgender Student Policy

Oct 16
A Georgia school district says it won't let transgender students use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity, reversing a previous decision.

House Democrats Not Easing Up on Their Impeachment Probe

House Democrats Not Easing Up on Their Impeachment Probe

By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Laurie Kellman | Oct 16
The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats shows no signs of easing.

Actresses, Gymnast Named Grand Marshals of 2020 Rose Parade

Actresses, Gymnast Named Grand Marshals of 2020 Rose Parade

Oct 16
Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade.

Former WH Aide: John Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

Former WH Aide: John Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 15
National security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani's back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Trump's personal lawyer as a "hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up," according to a former White House aide.

'Sex Fixer' Scotty Bowers of 'Secret History of Hollywood' Fame Dead at 96

'Sex Fixer' Scotty Bowers of 'Secret History of Hollywood' Fame Dead at 96

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15
Hollywood "sex fixer" Scotty Bowers - the subject of the 2017 documentary "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood" - has died at age 96, media outlets report.

Trump Calls for Spicer Votes on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Trump Calls for Spicer Votes on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Oct 15
President Donald Trump is trying to influence votes on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Farrow Details Lack of Enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein Story

Farrow Details Lack of Enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein Story

By David Bauder | Oct 15
In reporter Ronan Farrow's account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be.

Ex-National Security Council Official Testifying to Congress

Ex-National Security Council Official Testifying to Congress

By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Oct 14
Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday.

In or Out? Court Case on Job Bias Casts Pall on LGBT Fests

In or Out? Court Case on Job Bias Casts Pall on LGBT Fests

By Jeff McMillan | Oct 14
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living.

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