Gay Austin: The Latest

In Wake of Trump Endorsement, Log Cabin Republicans Lose Members, Garner Muted Response from Conservatives

NEWS | By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 22
The Log Cabin is getting emptier, even as conservatives can barely bring themselves to mention the endorsement that the national group of LGBTQ conservatives gave Donald Trump.

The Collapse of a Hospital Empire — And Towns Left in the Wreckage

The Collapse of a Hospital Empire — And Towns Left in the Wreckage

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Lauren Weber | Aug 22
How companies run by Miami businessman Jorge A. Perez and his associates were able to drive so many hospitals into the ground so quickly, devastating their communities, is a story about the fragility of health care in rural America.

Louisiana Governor's Race Ad Takes Aim at Transgender Rights

Louisiana Governor's Race Ad Takes Aim at Transgender Rights

NEWS | Aug 22
Republican candidate for Louisiana governor Ralph Abraham has released a new TV ad that takes aim at abortion rights and the transgender community as he works to draw attention for his campaign.

Church: Free Speech Protects Decision to Fire Teacher

Church: Free Speech Protects Decision to Fire Teacher

NEWS | Aug 22
Catholic church leaders in Indianapolis are citing the First Amendment as a defense to a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage.

Gay Pride T-Shirt Case Going Before Kentucky Supreme Court

Gay Pride T-Shirt Case Going Before Kentucky Supreme Court

NEWS | Aug 22
Kentucky Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case over a company's refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to religious beliefs.

Hemsworth Seeks to Divorce Cyrus After 7 Months of Marriage

Hemsworth Seeks to Divorce Cyrus After 7 Months of Marriage

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 22
Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage.

Jury backs Nicholas Sparks in Lawsuit by Former School Head

Jury backs Nicholas Sparks in Lawsuit by Former School Head

NEWS | By Emery P. Dalesio | Aug 22
A federal jury sided Wednesday with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former headmaster that he was unjustly fired and then slandered by the author.

Taylor Swift Says She Plans to Re-Record Her Songs' Masters

Taylor Swift Says She Plans to Re-Record Her Songs' Masters

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 22
Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Iceland's Leader Won't be Around to Welcome Pence

Iceland's Leader Won't be Around to Welcome Pence

NEWS | By Egill Bjarnason | Aug 22
Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference and meetings in Sweden.

Epstein May have Gamed the System from Beyond the Grave

Epstein May have Gamed the System from Beyond the Grave

NEWS | By Curt Anderson | Aug 22
The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages.


Entertainment

Talking with Broadway's Faith Prince: 'A Storyteller by Nature'

Talking with Broadway's Faith Prince: 'A Storyteller by Nature'

THEATRE | By Steve Duffy | Aug 21
Faith Prince returns to Ptown for a pair of concerts this Sunday & Monday with Seth Rudetsky. EDGE spoke to the Tony-winning Broadway star about her career, singing & the key to a happy show-biz marriage.


Business

Report Shows U.S. Deficit to Exceed $1 Trillion Next Year

Report Shows U.S. Deficit to Exceed $1 Trillion Next Year

FINANCE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 22
The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer.


Technology

Earth's Future Is Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

Earth's Future Is Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 22
New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet."


Finance

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

HEALTH | By Caitlin Hillyard | Aug 22
What I learned, besides fascinating facts about rabies, its transmission and the horrible ways one can die from it, was that any one of us is a mere cat scratch away from financial peril if we aren't lucky enough to have good health insurance.


Style

A Weekend of Eating in Pittsburgh

A Weekend of Eating in Pittsburgh

FOOD/DRINK | By Melissa Rayworth | Aug 22
A mix of homegrown chefs and transplants from other cities have been opening risk-taking and award-winning restaurants, offering creative spins on American food and authentic takes on cuisines like Venezuelan and Vietnamese.


Health/Fitness

Guidelines Say More Women May Need Breast Cancer Gene Test

Guidelines Say More Women May Need Breast Cancer Gene Test

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard | Aug 21
More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday.