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Purple Sex Toy-Wielding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

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Macedonia: Gay Activists Hurt in Cafe Attack

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 24
Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.

Ask the Doc: Serodiscordant Couples and HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Oct 24
In this installation of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner discusses the ramifications of a new study that found that HIV-positive guys with an undetectable viral load were not giving their partners HIV.

After 1st Ebola Case in NYC, 3 Others Quarantined

INTERNATIONAL | By Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long | Oct 24
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel,

Queen Sends First Tweet, Signed 'Elizabeth R'

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 24
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."


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A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

TELEVISION | By Mae Anderson | Oct 24
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Karamo Brown :: OWNing Your Life

TELEVISION | By Joel Martens | Oct 24
It has been a long, long ride since "The Real World" launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show's host city, Philadelphia, in 2004. But look how far he's come. Brown opens up about his journey.

Ouija

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | Oct 24
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.

Force Majeur

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.


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Group Drafts Agenda for AIDS Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 4
A San Francisco-based group is putting forth an agenda for long-term survivors of the AIDS epidemic it hopes will gain traction among local and national leaders.…

Gay Pride Parade Arrestee Pleads to Tickets, Fined

By Joe Mandak | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester.


Artisanal Ciders Give Growers New Revenue Stream

FOOD_DRINK | By Mary Esch | Oct 24
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for artisanal brews.

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Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 24
Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

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Top Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

REALESTATE | By Alex Veiga | Oct 23
One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.

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Gov't Auto-Safety Website Leaving Drivers in the Dark

TIPS&ADVICE | Oct 23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem.

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Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

PERSONALTECH | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

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Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

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Poll: Many Doubt Hospitals can Handle Ebola

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson | Oct 23
Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

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