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Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

STYLE | By Alanna Durkin Richer | May 24
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.

Adam Levine Leaving 'The Voice' After 16 Seasons

Adam Levine Leaving 'The Voice' After 16 Seasons

ENTERTAINMENT | May 24
Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons.

Quentin Tarantino Wins Top Dog Award at Cannes Film Festival

Quentin Tarantino Wins Top Dog Award at Cannes Film Festival

ENTERTAINMENT | May 24
Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a trophy.

34 Ways to Celebrate NYC Pride, WorldPride and Stonewall50

34 Ways to Celebrate NYC Pride, WorldPride and Stonewall50

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | May 24
Overwhelmed by all of the offerings for NYC Pride, WorldPride and Stonewall50? We've got you covered with the ultimate list of what not to miss.

Watch: Hulu Release Trailer for Cartoon with Gay Dads, 'The Bravest Knight'

Watch: Hulu Release Trailer for Cartoon with Gay Dads, 'The Bravest Knight'

NEWS | May 24
Hulu is announcing a new animated series called "The Bravest Knight," which features a young girl and her same-sex parents.

Kenyan Court Upholds Laws Criminalizing Same-Sex Relations

Kenyan Court Upholds Laws Criminalizing Same-Sex Relations

NEWS | By Tom Odula and Khaled Kazziha | May 24
Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama's New Abortion Ban

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama's New Abortion Ban

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kim Chandler | May 24
A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure.

HHS Rolls Back Protections for Transgender People

HHS Rolls Back Protections for Transgender People

NEWS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 24
The Trump administration proposed Friday to roll back Obama-era discrimination protections for transgender people in health care, a move LGBT groups warn will unleash a wave of discrimination.

Swiping Era is Fading. How a New Dating App Creates Community

Swiping Era is Fading. How a New Dating App Creates Community

TECHNOLOGY | May 24
The dating app is getting an overhaul thanks to Taimi App, which aims to reimagine how members of the LGBTQ connect to one another.

Star Watch: 14 Looks From Glitzy amfAR Gala

Star Watch: 14 Looks From Glitzy amfAR Gala

STYLE | May 24
Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.


News

China Ramps Up War of Rhetoric in Trade Standoff with U.S.

China Ramps Up War of Rhetoric in Trade Standoff with U.S.

FINANCE | By Christopher Bodeen | May 24
Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies.


Business

Texas Moves to Arm More Teachers to Prevent School Shootings

Texas Moves to Arm More Teachers to Prevent School Shootings

LEGAL | By Jim Vertuno | May 24
Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.


Technology

Israeli Scientists Brew Beer with Revived Ancient Yeasts

Israeli Scientists Brew Beer with Revived Ancient Yeasts

SCIENCE | By Ilan Ben Zion | May 24
Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old.


Finance

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

HEALTH | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 21
You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.


Cars

Threat or Promise? E-Auto Boom Could Cost Industry Jobs

Threat or Promise? E-Auto Boom Could Cost Industry Jobs

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | May 24
The world's largest carmaker is creating its first all-electric plant and phasing out production of the internal combustion-engine cars built by generations of local workers.


Nightlife

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 21
The annual GLSEN Respect Awards were held at Cipriani 42nd Street to honor the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made an impact on LGBTQ youth.