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Hikers Behaving Badly: Appalachian Trail Partying Raises Ire

NEWS | By Alanna Durkin | Aug 30
When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

'Compton' Tops Box Office For 3rd Week; 'War Room' Surprises

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Aug 30
The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.

'Awakenings' Author, Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies At 82

NEWS | By Malcolm Ritter | Aug 30
Oliver Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. In February, he had announced that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver.

Professional Rugby Player Sam Stanley Comes Out

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 30
Sam Stanley became the first professional English rugby union player to come out, it was reported today in an interview in the Sunday Times.

Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-Free Option

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng | Aug 30
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says.

Poland's Mixed Feelings Over Memorial to Rescuers of Jews

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Aug 30
Many scholars and ordinary Jews fear that a monument to Polish rescuers at Warsaw's key site of Jewish tragedy will bolster a false historical narrative.

At A Virtual Reality Expo, VR Comes in Many Forms

TECHNOLOGY | By Derrik J. Lang | Aug 30
At the third annual VRLA, a gathering of VR creators and enthusiasts in Southern California, the immersive technology transported more than 2,000 attendees to other countries, worlds and dimensions.

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Parade to Demand Rights

NEWS | Aug 30
Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution.

LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid

NEWS | By Jason Parsley | Aug 30
After the federal government raided and shutdown the popular worldwide male escort website Rentboy.com several LGBT and human rights organizations have blasted the authorities.

Gay Men Detail Islamic State Anti-Gay Brutality in U.N. Testimony

NEWS | By John Riley | Aug 30
Two gay men who fled their home countries after Islamic State militants seized control of their hometowns shared the gruesome details of anti-gay persecution and killings of men suspected of being homosexual.


News

India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.


Technology

Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

By Phuong Le | Aug 30
The shrinking glaciers here mirror what is happening around the U.S. and worldwide: As the planet warms, glaciers are losing volume, some faster than others.


Finance

Key Factors to Consider on Interest-Only Mortgages

By Alex Veiga | Aug 28
The loans can lower monthly mortgage payments by letting borrowers put off paying the principal on their loan for several years. When the interest-only period ends, the borrower's monthly payment spikes.


Cars

US Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints

Aug 26
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that some newer Jeep SUVs can roll away unexpectedly after drivers put them in park. The probe covers 408,000 Grand Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.


Style

Fashion FIX: Summer Trends in Menswear

By Steve Soto | Aug 30
Hi there, and welcome back for your Fashion Fix! I'll be sharing with you some fashion trends: this week I have some trends in menswear for you as we wind down summer and head into fall. So, let's get started!


Health/Fitness

Your Most Devoted Training Partner

By Blake Beckcom | Aug 29
Since our furry friends need exercise too, why not incorporate their need, with your need to work out and buddy up?


Travel

Bleisure: When Your Workday is Over, Evenings in London

By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 30
Business travelers to London always have plenty of options for exploring the city after the workday is done. But this fall, visitors have a few special evening activities to choose from.


Nightlife

Times Finds Rentboy Raid 'Peculiar,' CEO Jeffrey Hurant Defends Site

By EDGE | Aug 28
The raid on Rentboy.com earlier this week has raised questions about the government prosecuting a company that provided escorts a cyber-space to do their business.