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Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop.

Judge Asks Pointed Questions in Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Kristi Eaton and Nicholas Riccardi | Friday Apr 18, 2014
A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

A coat of arms and a corporate logo of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc

Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

NATIONAL | By Jeff Amy | Apr 18
A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

MoneyWatch :: New App for Caffeine Junkies

CORPORATE | Apr 18
There’s a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another.

Royal Caribbean Chief on Getting Customers Back

Apr 18
Trust in the cruise industry is down 12 percent since last year and 13 percent say they’re less likely to book a cruise. Adam Goldstein, newly-named president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., talks.

’The Finisher’ Author David Baldacci on Young Adult Audience

CORPORATE | Apr 18
The best-selling author of the new novel "The Target" is also the writer behind a new young adult book called "The Finisher." Baldacci discusses the importance of reading and what he hopes to impart to his young fans.

Barack Obama in the Oval Office replica at the LBJ library

Obama Ties LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Apr 18
President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

How to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

HOME | By Mike Halterman | Apr 18
Sometimes it can feel like this blessed time is here only for a few days, but we have a good few weeks left to enjoy springtime. Here are a few things you can do to get your home energized for this fun time of year.

Get tested and take a selfie in Hartford!

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 18
On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians’ Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.

Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Apr 18
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Director Bryan Singer

Lawsuit: Gay ’X-Men’ Director Accused of Sex Abuse of Teen Boy

NATIONAL | By Oskar Garcia | Apr 18
A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

A Walking Tour Through Istanbul

By Sisi Tang | Apr 18
Istanbul has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city’s multilayered history.