Gay New York City: The Latest

Hong Kong Protesters Set Up Roadblocks, Clash with Police

Hong Kong Protesters Set Up Roadblocks, Clash with Police

NEWS | By Kelvin Chan | Oct 20
Hong Kong protesters flooded the city's streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by police.

GOP Congressman Weighing Impeachment Won't Seek New Term

GOP Congressman Weighing Impeachment Won't Seek New Term

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman | Oct 20
Florida Rep. Francis Rooney, one of the few Republicans openly weighing whether to impeach President Donald Trump, said Saturday he will not run for reelection.

Tulsi Gabbard Elevated in Iowa by Clinton Spat

Tulsi Gabbard Elevated in Iowa by Clinton Spat

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 20
Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended.

Italian Experts Defuse WWII Bomb in Northern City

Italian Experts Defuse WWII Bomb in Northern City

NEWS | Oct 20
Italian authorities have evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction.

Exhibit on Jefferson's Architecture Weaves in Slavery's Role

Exhibit on Jefferson's Architecture Weaves in Slavery's Role

NEWS | By Bin Finley | Oct 20
As an architect, Thomas Jefferson envisioned buildings for a new republic — not old-world kings. The domes and columns in his designs recalled ancient Greece and Rome to symbolize liberty and democracy.

In Many Parts of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle to Cartels

In Many Parts of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle to Cartels

NEWS | Oct 20
The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago.

Hong Kongers Use Masquerade As New Protest Tactic

Hong Kongers Use Masquerade As New Protest Tactic

NEWS | Oct 20
Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog — these are the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement.

Schiff, A Longtime Prosecutor, Angers GOP in Impeachment

Schiff, A Longtime Prosecutor, Angers GOP in Impeachment

NEWS | Oct 20
There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case.

AP Fact Check: Trump's Syrian Mission-Accomplished Moment

AP Fact Check: Trump's Syrian Mission-Accomplished Moment

NEWS | By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Lolita C. Baldour | Oct 20
As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization." Not everyone bought it.

'Only God is with Us': A Syrian Family Feels Betrayed by U.S.

'Only God is with Us': A Syrian Family Feels Betrayed by U.S.

NEWS | Oct 20
"For a whole year the Turks threatened us," Hanna said. "I kept saying we should escape, because with the Turks there is no security. But my husband always said there are Americans, Britain, France, and they won't abandon us."


News

Shifting Explanations from White House Alarm Some in GOP

Shifting Explanations from White House Alarm Some in GOP

POLITICS | By Lisa Mascaro, Andrew Taylor, and Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 20
The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance.


Entertainment

 Review :: Fresh Fruit is Back... Inappropriate as Ever
New York City, NY

Review :: Fresh Fruit is Back... Inappropriate as Ever

THEATRE | By Clinton Campbell | Oct 17
Fresh Fruit is back, inappropriately funny and timely as ever. The satirical drag cabaret group that entertained Boston audiences for thirteen years in the early 2000s has returned to help us deal with the world in the age of Trump.

New HBO Series 'Watchmen' Hopes to Match Original's Ambition

New HBO Series 'Watchmen' Hopes to Match Original's Ambition

TELEVISION | By Mark Kennedy | Oct 20
Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time.


Business

Despair in Burgundy and Beyond, As U.S. Tariffs Hit EU Goods

Despair in Burgundy and Beyond, As U.S. Tariffs Hit EU Goods

FINANCE | By Claire Parker and Angela Charlton | Oct 20
French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products.


Technology

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 20
At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.


Finance

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

HEALTH | By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.


Cars

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 17
On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.


Style

Move over, Honeycrisp: New Apple to Debut At Grocery Stores

Move over, Honeycrisp: New Apple to Debut At Grocery Stores

FOOD/DRINK | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 19
They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It's a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1.


Travel

Oahu: 72 Hours in the Heart of Hawaii

Oahu: 72 Hours in the Heart of Hawaii

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 18
Our essential guide for things to do on Oahu, from shopping and beaches to terrific restaurants and one of the best beachfront hotels.


Nightlife

Frank Ocean To Launch LGBTQ Dance Night in NYC in Honor of PrEP

Frank Ocean To Launch LGBTQ Dance Night in NYC in Honor of PrEP

CELEBRITIES | By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
Frank Ocean's Blonded brand is set to host a queer club night called PrEP+, so named for the HIV prevention drugs, and to imagine what the 80s would have been like if PrEP had existed then.