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Amid Murder Case, Philippines Says US Pact Stays

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 30
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Liberian Religious Leaders Link Gays With Ebola, Sparks LGBT Persecution

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Anti-gay rhetoric from religious leaders in Liberia, where they link Ebola to homosexuality, has sparked persecution against the West African country's LGBT community.

Taylor Swift Talks Books And Music With Kids

FAMILY | By Leanne Italie | Oct 29
Taylor Swift made a stop Tuesday night on her busy tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing with a gaggle of New York City public school kids - and 100 more giggling on computer screens via Skype from classrooms.

Court Orders for Texas Pastors' Speeches Withdrawn

RELIGION | By Juan A. Lozano | Oct 29
Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents.

Sean Hayes Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Actor Sean Hayes confirmed Tuesday that he is engaged to his longtime boyfriend, music producer Scott Icenogle.

Jose Canseco Resting at Home After Shooting Hand

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Jane Lynch, Wife, Finalize Divorce in Los Angeles

FAMILY | Oct 29
A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.

Did Cartoon Network Censor Same-Sex Kiss?

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A writer for a Cartoon Network show says the cable channel's officials censored a same-sex kiss so the episode could air on TV.

Couple Who Killed 'Gay' Child Takes Plea Deal

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A Southern California mother of an eight-year-old boy and her then-boyfriend will take a plea deal to avoid the death penalty for murder and torture charges in the boy's death. The boy was allegedly killed because the couple thought he was gay.