Gay Columbus: The Latest

Status Hearing Set for Civil Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

Status Hearing Set for Civil Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

NEWS | Aug 20
A hearing is set in the city of Chicago's effort to recover costs from actor Jussie Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged.

Palestinian Police Vow to Crack Down on Planned LGBT Event

Palestinian Police Vow to Crack Down on Planned LGBT Event

NEWS | Aug 20
Palestinian police have threatened to arrest anyone involved in a gathering planned by LGBT activists and have called on people to come forward with information about them.

Records: Epstein Signed Will 2 Days Before Jailhouse Suicide

Records: Epstein Signed Will 2 Days Before Jailhouse Suicide

NEWS | By Jim Mustian and Curt Anderson | Aug 20
Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune.

White House Insists 'Fundamentals' of US Economy are Strong

White House Insists 'Fundamentals' of US Economy are Strong

NEWS | Aug 20
The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

Brand-Name Drug Prices Rising at Slower Pace, Lower Amounts

Brand-Name Drug Prices Rising at Slower Pace, Lower Amounts

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Linda A. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Aug 20
Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Baggy Buttigieg? Tom Ford Offers Mayor Pete Fashion Advice

Baggy Buttigieg? Tom Ford Offers Mayor Pete Fashion Advice

NEWS | Aug 19
Baggy Buttigieg? That is the nickname that designer Tom Ford could give Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (or Mayor Pete) after the candidate's team rejected his fashion advice.

Elton John Slams Media for Criticizing Harry, Meghan

Elton John Slams Media for Criticizing Harry, Meghan

NEWS | Aug 19
Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet.

Brad Paisley Out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to Host CMAs

Brad Paisley Out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to Host CMAs

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 19
Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime.

Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants

Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Sophia Tareen | Aug 19
Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid

Berlin Memorial to Gay Victims of Nazis Vandalized

Berlin Memorial to Gay Victims of Nazis Vandalized

NEWS | Aug 19
Berlin police say a central memorial to the gay victims of the Nazis has been vandalized.


News

Warren Offers Public Apology Over Claim to Tribal Heritage

Warren Offers Public Apology Over Claim to Tribal Heritage

POLITICS | By Elana Schor and Josh Funk | Aug 19
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be her biggest political liability.


Entertainment

 Review :: Inspired By True Events

Review :: Inspired By True Events

MUSIC | By JC Alvarez | Aug 19
Tori Kelly's new album "Inspired by True Events" is very much an inspirational and a welcome blessing to the pop music spectrum; it shows significant promise and a skillfull use of narrative and lyrics that aspire to new heights.


Business

AP Exclusive: U.S. Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Boss

AP Exclusive: U.S. Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Boss

LEGAL | By Joshua Goodman | Aug 20
The U.S. has made secret contact with Venezuela's socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede to growing demands to remove him.


Finance

Europe on a Budget? 'Secret Flying' Says Yes

Europe on a Budget? 'Secret Flying' Says Yes

SAVING | Aug 14
If you're looking for deeply discounted airfare, Secret Flying aggregates hundreds of flight routes each week to make your next bucket list vacation a reality.


Cars

Uber's Deng Talks Post-Airport Food Delivery, Stress Relief

Uber's Deng Talks Post-Airport Food Delivery, Stress Relief

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 14
Uber began as a ride-hailing company, but its ambition to become the "Amazon of transportation" has pushed its leaders to experiment with bus fleets, transit and its growing food delivery business.


Style

The Average American Foodie Spends $3K a Year on Gourmet Treats

The Average American Foodie Spends $3K a Year on Gourmet Treats

FOOD/DRINK | Aug 19
If you like giving restaurant recommendations, picking up new snacks in the grocery store and think introducing people to new cuisines is fun — then odds are, you're a foodie.


Health/Fitness

Is Burning Man's Playa Dust a Health Concern? Experts Say No

Is Burning Man's Playa Dust a Health Concern? Experts Say No

HEALTH | Aug 19
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine.


Travel

7 Places to Fall in Love with New York State This Autumn

7 Places to Fall in Love with New York State This Autumn

Aug 16
These exciting new hotels are the perfect way to anchor a day-long or weekend getaway, and this autumn will showcase an array of impressive additions to a rapidly expanding hotel landscape.