Gay Washington: The Latest

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michelle Andrews | Dec 10
The annual open-enrollment period for people who buy their own insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces ends Dec. 15 in most states.

Nick Cannon Defends Kevin Hart Over Anti-Gay Tweets by Retweeting Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer & Chelsea Handler

Nick Cannon Defends Kevin Hart Over Anti-Gay Tweets by Retweeting Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer & Chelsea Handler

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 10
Actor Nick Cannon is coming to the defense of Kevin Hart, who stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars last week after anti-gay tweets and jokes he made during his standup surfaced and spread around social media.

Drugmaker to Sell Cheaper Generic Rival to EpiPen

Drugmaker to Sell Cheaper Generic Rival to EpiPen

Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year.

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Apologizes for Anti-Gay Tweets

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Apologizes for Anti-Gay Tweets

NEWS | Dec 10
Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15.

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

NEWS | By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Dec 10
A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years.

'Bye, Felicia': School Bans Flip Shirt Honoring Dead Seniors

'Bye, Felicia': School Bans Flip Shirt Honoring Dead Seniors

NEWS | Dec 10
A Mississippi high school has banned students from wearing a class t-shirt that lists the names of three seniors who died this year and the dismissive phrase "Bye, Felicia."

Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Christmas Symbols

Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Christmas Symbols

NEWS | By Margery A. Beck | Dec 10
A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school.

Watch: Kirk Douglas Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Watch: Kirk Douglas Celebrates 102nd Birthday

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 10
Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday with a special video message from his daughter-in-law.

Watch: Beyonce Performs at Pre-Wedding Party in India

Watch: Beyonce Performs at Pre-Wedding Party in India

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 10
Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter of India's richest mogul.

Jury to Recommend Sentence for White Nationalist

Jury to Recommend Sentence for White Nationalist

NEWS | Dec 10
The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.


News

Trump Blames Lawyer Michael Cohen for Hush Money 'Liability'

Trump Blames Lawyer Michael Cohen for Hush Money 'Liability'

NATIONAL | Dec 10
President Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and not his.


Entertainment

LA Film Critics Name 'Roma' Best Film of the Year

LA Film Critics Name 'Roma' Best Film of the Year

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Dec 10
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors.


Business

Presidential Hopefuls Pushed to Go Big on Climate Change

Presidential Hopefuls Pushed to Go Big on Climate Change

LEGAL | By Elana Schor | Dec 10
Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights.


Technology

Milan's Plan to Become Cleaner and Greener: Plant a Tree

Milan's Plan to Become Cleaner and Greener: Plant a Tree

SCIENCE | By Colleen Barry | Dec 10
If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution. But Milan now wants to shift its palette toward green.


Cars

Insider Q&A: Zero Motorcycles' CEO on Tax Credits, Rivals

Insider Q&A: Zero Motorcycles' CEO on Tax Credits, Rivals

AUTO NEWS | By Marcy Gordon | Dec 10
Sam Paschel is the CEO of Zero Motorcycles Inc., a privately-held company based in Scotts Valley, California, that designs and makes electric motorcycles and powertrains.


Style

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

FOOD/DRINK | By EDGE | Dec 10
Are you stumped by trying to please a loved one with impeccable taste who seems to have everything? Forgo the ubiquitous gift card and, instead, browse these offerings from some of the most unique entrepreneurs to be found on the East Coast.


Health/Fitness

Beware of Natural Supplements for Sex Gain and Weight Loss

Beware of Natural Supplements for Sex Gain and Weight Loss

HEALTH | By C. Michael White | Dec 8
I'm concerned about the hidden inclusion of prescription drugs in supplements. It increases the risk of patient harm, and it allows people to attribute the benefits and harms they experience to an herb rather than to the true culprit.


Travel

Britain's Unlikeliest Tourist Destination Gets a Festive Makeover

Britain's Unlikeliest Tourist Destination Gets a Festive Makeover

Dec 10
The plastic-covered tunnel linking a Sainsbury's store in Bude, Cornwall, to its car park has been thrilling visitors this year after unexpectedly topping TripAdvisor's list of things to do in the seaside town.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 8
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.