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Gay Marriage Case May Affect Discrimination, Religion Bills

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jan 27
Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Legislature to keep alive a bill that would amend Michigan's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Japanese Ladies Okanami-Yank It At Female Masturbation Bars

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 27
Japanese women are taking their pleasure into their own hands, so to speak, with female masturbation bars -- places for women to have a drink, browse sex toys and dig the vibes.

'The Essential Diana Ross' at The Venetian Theatre

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 27
AEG Live and The Venetian Las Vegas announced a special nine-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre with world-renowned legend Diana Ross. "The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade" will perform April 1-18, 2015.

Sex Theme Park Planned in Taiwan

NEWS | By Bobby McGuire | Jan 27
Developers of a proposed tourist destination in Taiwan are banking on the age old theory that sex sells.

Texas Transgender Woman Shot and Killed in Possible Hate Crime

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 27
A transgender woman, who was a nursing assistant, was shot and killed in her car Monday morning in a possible hate crime.

Dumb-Ass Lists: 10 Instagram Men to Distract You From Juno

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 27
EDGE presents the first edition of an ongoing feature called Dumb-Ass Lists.

Hundreds Testify in Idaho Capitol for 'Add the Words' Bill

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jan 27
The House State Affairs Committee was in its fourth hour of listening to testimony on legislation that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in Idaho.

LGBT Sport :: Out Across the Land and Here at Home

NEWS | By Joel Martens | Jan 27
If you are interested in participating in a "group activity," the LGBT community offers many options -- some healthy, some perhaps not as much. But here's one that might surprise you: Sport. And more and more LGBT pros are emerging from the closet.

Billy Elliot :: Dancing Through Air

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ken Knox | Jan 27
As "Billy Elliot the Musical" prepares to take flight in its first West Coast regional production, its creative team ponders its powerful statements about individuality and a supportive community.

Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit in Mother Joan Rivers' Death

NEWS | By Colleen Long | Jan 27
While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, took a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice suit filed by her daughter, Melissa.

Philippines Rejects US Marine's Appeal to Drop Murder Case

NEWS | By Oliver Teves | Jan 27
The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

Whiskies of the World Expo Heads to California

STYLE | By EDGE | Jan 27
Are you a fan of brown spirits? Then look no further than the Whiskies of the World Expo, heading to San Francisco and San Pedro this March.

Storm Unleashes Blizzard Conditions on Parts of Northeast

NEWS | By Meghan Barr | Jan 27
A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens: More from Paris Fashion Week

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
The latest from Paris Fashion Week, including appearances by Kate Moss, new designs from Louis Vuitton, and a revealing collection from Rick Owens.

Snowpacolypse by the Hour

NEWS | Jan 27
The latest snow reports by the hour.


News

McCain Gives Thumbs Up to 'American Sniper' Movie

POLITICS | Jan 27
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: A Month in the Country

THEATRE | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 27
Classic Stage Company mounts a stellar production of Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country," a dark look at a married woman's erotic obsession with the strapping young tutor she has hired to teach her young son.


Business

NFL Players Find Second Careers as Entrepreneurs

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Jan 27
As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play. George used his landscape architecture degree from Ohio State University to help found the Edge Group, a company that does landscaping.


Technology

Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

PERSONAL TECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 27
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA.


Finance

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.63 Pct.

REAL ESTATE | Jan 26
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage slipped further below 3 percent.


Cars

Chevrolet Polishes its Mid-Size Truck

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jan 26
In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.


Style

Dior, Hermes and More: Paris Fashion Week Continues

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
Paris Fashion Week was full of surprises, including a 30-piece orchestra revealed by fashion powerhouse Dior.


Health/Fitness

SF General Announces Tenth Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
On February 12, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will debut the brand new artworks of the 'Hearts in San Francisco' series at their tenth annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on the field at AT&T Park.


Travel

Storm of the Century: What You Need to Know

Jan 26
A blizzard expected to dump 2 to 3 feet of snow should begin around midday Monday and last through Tuesday night. Nearly 200 Monday flights had already been canceled Sunday night at the three major airports serving the city.