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Lily McBeth

Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

NATIONAL | By Wayne Parry | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.

Luka Magnotta (center)

Trial Underway for Gay Porn Star Accused of Murdering Boyfriend

INTERNATIONAL | By Benjamin Shingler | Sep 30
A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country admitted to the killing but pleaded not guilty Monday.

Divorce Law Out of Synch With Same-Sex Marriage

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Sep 30
Some same-sex couples are trapped in a state of bitter, desperate "wedlock," an emerging antithesis to same-sex marriage victories for those who want to divorce but can't find a way around legal snarls that prevent it.

Christian Group Wants NC Marriage Limit Preserved

NATIONAL | Sep 30
Christian conservatives who helped pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in North Carolina are gathering again in Raleigh to try to keep the prohibition defended in court.

Levy Fidelix, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party

Anti-Gay Remarks at Debate Spark Anger in Brazil

INTERNATIONAL | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 30
A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population

War and Peace: Jewelry for the Next Generation

FASHION | By Daniel Scheffler | Sep 30
EDGE profiles three brands with forward-thinking vision yet distinct styles. They originate from three different continents yet seek to create beauty out of war - using peace bomb metal, bullets and even illegal guns.

Linda Eder

Eder Brings Diverse Repertoire to 'Bucks County Cabaret'

MUSIC | By EDGE | Sep 30
Celebrated singer Linda Eder will bring her diverse repertoire of Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz to this year's "Bucks County Cabaret," a one‐night‐only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Amy Rademaker

Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

John Crawford III , right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod.

Caught in the Act? Videos of Police Can Mislead

LEGAL | By Kentele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sep 30
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object - a gun? - as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later,

Roku 3, a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition.

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

CORPORATE | By Ron Harris | Sep 30
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

The Benham twins

Roundup: Top 5 Ridiculous Comments From Values Voter Summit

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
Sarah Palin's 1400 Pennsylvania Ave gaff wasn't the only stupid thing said at the Values Voter Summit podium this week. Here's our round-up of the top 5 anti-gay statements.