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'Drag Race' Stars Featured in Starbucks's 1st LGBT-Friendly Ad

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 31
"Drag Race" stars Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano are featured in Starbucks' first LGBT-friendly commercial.

Man Found Dead in NYC Hotel Tycoon's Bathtub

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
A young bioengineering graduate has died of an apparent drug overdose after he was found unconscious Wednesday morning in the bathtub of a New York hotel tycoon's apartment in Manhattan.

Poll: Economy, Other Issues Overshadow Abortion

NATIONAL | By Nicholas Riccardi and Jennifer Agiesta | Oct 30
As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

Judges to Hear Case of San Diego Man Arrested for Wearing Gladiator Kilt

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 30
The case of a man arrested for public nudity in 2011 for wearing a leather gladiator kilt during the city's annual Gay Pride Parade is now making its way through the court system.

Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

NATIONAL | By Bob Salsberg | Oct 30
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Viral Video Documents New York Street Harassment

NATIONAL | By Deepti Hajela | Oct 30
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.

Gunfire, Arrests Erupt as Giants Fans Revel in Win

SPORTS | By Lisa Leff and Bob Seavey | Oct 30
The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.

Amid Murder Case, Philippines Says US Pact Stays

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 30
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Liberian Religious Leaders Link Gays With Ebola, Sparks LGBT Persecution

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Anti-gay rhetoric from religious leaders in Liberia, where they link Ebola to homosexuality, has sparked persecution against the West African country's LGBT community.