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Proteins that Block Ebola May Also Block Release of HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 2
A recent study has revealed that a family of proteins with the ability to enter the virus-infected cells of people infected with the Ebola virus may also block the release of HIV.

Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers Taken Out of Medically-Induced Coma

By EDGE | Sep 2
Melissa Rivers is keeping her "fingers crossed" as doctors begin to take Joan Rivers out of a medically induced coma, the New York Daily News reporte

Hollywood Hacked :: Explicit Celeb Photos Leaked

Sep 2
Dozens of private, nude photographs were accessed from A-listers' cloud-based storage systems online. Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kate Upton were targeted. Anthony Mason reports.

Counting Species in California's Muir Woods

Sep 2
In a bold effort called a "bioblitz," teams of scientists, students and volunteers took part in a 24-hour inventory of every species living in the 116-square-mile Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco. Carter Evans reports.

SEC Adopts Rules on Loan-Backed Securities

By Marcy Gordan | Sep 2
Federal regulators voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by mortgages and auto loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income.

Contracts to Buy US Homes Rise in Hopeful Sign

By Josh Boak | Sep 2
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black."

The Case Against Binge-Watching TV

By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 2
It's no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching - going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch.

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Oakland Pride Clarifies: Hide Okay - As Long As It's Tanned

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
Oakland Pride kicked off its own event this weekend, but found itself embroiled in a near-tempest with media reports that the leather community had been disinvited.

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After Fresh Start in U.S., TV Host Killed -- by Son-in-Law Lover?

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
A British former dance instructor fled to America after beating child sex abuse charges -- only to be gunned down two decades later. The suspect: His son-in-law and, police say, also his lover.

Hornet Gay Social Network Ups Its HIV Prevention on Website

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Sep 2
Hornet Gay Social Network, one of the largest gay mobile apps, adds another in-app tool for AIDS prevention.