THE LATEST

West Des Moines Catholic School Allows Gay-Straight Club

NEWS | Apr 27
A West Des Moines Catholic high school has approved a request by students to form a school-based gay-straight alliance called "One Human Family."

RI Congressman Introduces Resolution to Protect LGBT People

NEWS | Apr 27
A congressman from Rhode Island is banding with other lawmakers to introduce a resolution seeking to protect LGBT people from discrimination under the law as religious objection bills are prompting protests in other states.

MU Grad Gives $1M to Journalism School for LGBT Education

NEWS | Apr 27
A University of Missouri graduate has donated $1 million to the journalism school for research and education about LGBT issues.

Kim Kardashian: Supports Bruce Jenner's Gender Transition

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 27
Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in what she called "a daily process."

Obama turns 2016 Hopefuls Into Comic Fodder for Media Dinner

NEWS | By Kevin Freking | Apr 27
A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.

Winehouse Family Criticizes 'Misleading' Movie About Singer

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 27
The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

Quake-Aid Need Acute in Nepal Capital, More so in Villages

NEWS | Apr 27
Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs.

Clinton Foundation Acknowledges Mistakes in Revealing Donors

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Apr 27
The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors.

Thousands Expected at Monday's Funeral for Freddie Gray

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Apr 27
Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Lauer, DeGeneres Team for Racy Daytime Emmys Opening

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Apr 27
Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings - and not worn by DeGeneres.

Correspondents' Dinner Mixes Big Names in Media, Politics

NEWS | By Brett Zongker | Apr 27
The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has become a celebrity magnet, this year drawing some big names from television, sports and movies to rub shoulders with members of Congress and to hear the president speak.

GOP 2016 Hopefuls Talk Social Issues in Iowa

NEWS | By Catherine Lucey | Apr 27
Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses.

Iowans Hear from GOP Field on Social Issues

Apr 27
For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in.

Discovering the Island of Meroe

TRAVEL | By Maggie Michael | Apr 27
The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.

Garten, Stewart and Bourdain Sweep James Beard Awards

STYLE | Apr 27
Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten and Martha Stewart remain the names to beat in food broadcasting.

Q&A: Issues, Possible Legal Outcomes in Gay Marriage Cases

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Apr 27
Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.


News

Transsexual Activist Zoe Tur to Bruce Jenner :: Be Honest, Stop Hyping

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 26
The overwhelming response to Bruce Jenner's announcement on Friday on transitioning has been positive, but Zoe Tur, the outspoken transsexual activist, is less than thrilled with the Olympic champion-turned-reality television star.


Business

New Trax is an Affordable SUV

CORPORATE | Apr 27
Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more. A nimble, five-seat SUV - the 2015 Chevrolet Trax - is a new, commendable alternative, with a low starting retail price of $20,995.


Technology

New Genetic Test Helps Gauge Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

SCIENCE | Apr 24
A California startup is offering a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk of getting the diseases. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potentially life-saving genetic test that is now on the market.


Finance

Average US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Slips to 3.65 Pct

REAL ESTATE | Apr 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed -rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week.


Cars

Shanghai Auto Show Bans Scantly Clad Female Models

AUTO SHOWS | Apr 24
The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models. The show's decision comes as China's government under President Xi Jinping increases efforts to crack down on prostitution, online pornography and what it considers racy or improper programming on TV.


Style

100-Carat Girl's Best Friend Goes for $22M

FASHION | Apr 25
A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday.


Health/Fitness

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

HEALTH | By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.


Travel

Street Art and Shopping in Miami's Wynwood

Apr 27
There are two must-have selfies for any visitor to show off from Miami: one on the sands of South Beach, and one against the bold murals of Wynwood.