Gay Philadelphia: The Latest

West Virginia House to Vote on 'License to Discriminate' Bill

NEWS | By Jonathan Matisse | Feb 11
A religious freedom bill that opponents say would allow for discrimination in West Virginia is set for a House of Delegates vote.

Texas Attorney General Faces Ethics Probe Over Gay Marriage

NEWS | By Jim Vertigo | Feb 11
Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds.

Kentucky Could Have Two Marriage Licenses

NEWS | Feb 11
Kentucky lawmakers have proposed two marriage license forms, one designed for gay couples and another for straight couples.

Rubio Eyes Brokered Convention After NH Setback

NEWS | By Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer | Feb 11
The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

All-Male Panel in Utah Votes to Keep Sales Tax on Tampons

NEWS | By Hallie Gordon | Feb 11
A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it.

Occurpiers at Oregon Refuge Say They'll Turn Themselves In

NEWS | By Rebecca Boone and Lisa Baumann | Feb 11
The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.

New App Lets You Monitor Your Elderly Parents in Their Own Home

NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 10
The new app HeyMomDad lets you keep your elderly parents in their own home, while seeing and hearing in real time that they are safe.

Carly Fiorina Ends 2016 Republican Bid for President

NEWS | By Catherine Lucey | Feb 10
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.

Alan Cumming :: Smart, Silly, Sexy, and Just A Little Bit 'Sappy'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Joel Martens | Feb 10
No grass grows under Alan Cumming's feet -- there isn't time. In fact, I'm betting there is a trail of glorious flames.

HBO Now Has 800,000 Paying Subscribers Since April Launch

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 10
HBO Now has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched on Apple TV in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: How To Be Single

By Padraic Maroney | Feb 11
This movie has all the ingredients to be a classic chick flick, but "How To Be Single" gets bogged down by its own weight.


Business

Companies Lose Billions Buying Back Their Own Stock

By Bernard Condon, Matthew Craft | Feb 11
If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge about what's going on inside businesses than anyone else: Companies that buy their own shares.


Technology

Agencies Contend Facebook is Breaching French Privacy Laws

By Philippe Sotto | Feb 11
Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users, as well as non-users who are browsing the Internet.


Cars

Toyota Recalls Scion FR-S to Fix Ignition Key Problem

Feb 11
Toyota's youth-oriented Scion brand is recalling about 28,000 FR-S sports cars in North America because drivers can take the keys out of the ignition without the car being in park.


Style

Loves Bounty: Shared Experiences

By Billy Nordmeier | Feb 10
This year, Valentine's Day will take on an extra special significance. It is the first Valentine's Day since the landmark LGBT marriage ruling by the Supreme Court, a major victory for Human Rights -- and lovebirds of a same-sex feather.


Travel

The Saga of S.A.G.A.

By Ken Knox | Feb 11
California may be called the "Sunshine State," but that doesn't mean its residents can't take advantage of opportunities to enjoy the bounty of recreational activities held during winter.


Nightlife

Mardi Gras Season Rolls into Last Big Weekend in New Orleans

By Bill Fuller | Feb 7
The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.