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Was Stonewall sparked by Judy Garland’s death? Inside the riots’ contested history

NEW YORK — If anyone can be considered the foremost authority on the historic 1969 Stonewall uprising, it is Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, and for two simple reasons:<p>First, Lanigan-Schmidt, a snow-bearded 68, is among the few still alive who participated in the riots that ushered in the modern gay rights …

LGBTQI

Sperm self-sabotage to make sure mothers have a bigger influence on DNA

Roundworm embryos provide answers to a long-standing biological mystery<p>Here’s a fun biological fact: men pass on less DNA to their children than women do. The reason for this has been a long-standing mystery, though a study published today leads us closer to understanding.<p>When humans reproduce, …

Jennifer Lawrence surprises Natalie Dormer with kiss at 'Hunger Games' premiere

Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Dormer got a little bit cheeky at the London premiere of <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2</i>.<p>Lawrence and Dormer were …

Khloé Kardashian Throws Exclusive 36th Birthday Party for Lamar Odom – in the Hospital

Though he remains hospitalized, Lamar Odom will spend his birthday with those closest to him.<p>Odom is celebrating his 36th birthday Friday with a …

Trump’s secret “SNL” promo promises an explosive show: Taunting “real loser” Ben Carson and the FCC teases a no-holds-barred night

Trump hosts this Saturday night, a gig that’s galvanized anti-racism protesters<p>Donald Trump's "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig is already racking up the gaffes, and it isn't even the weekend yet.<p>On Wednesday, “Saturday Night Live” released a bunch of midweek promos for this weekend’s show, hosted …

Ben Carson

How Do Amazon's Fall 2015 Pilots Stack Up?

From meta-sitcoms to bloody-as-hell Westerns, breaking down the streaming site's latest contenders<p>Traditionally, TV pilots are pitched, greenlit and …

Carry-on Essentials for Long Flights

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When it comes to long flights and even longer layovers, let's be honest, it SUCKS. There are few things in life I really hate, and long flights is right up there with diarrhea and Donald Trump (arguably synonymous, but I digress).<p>As a full-time …

Donald Trump

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Leah Remini Looked to Nicole Kidman's Life for 'Inspiration' After Leaving the Church of Scientology

After Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013, she looked to someone she’d never even met for strength and comfort: Nicole Kidman.<p>“Nicole …

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

From A-Ha to Adele, breaking down the franchise's legendary (and legendarily bad) opening numbers<p>James Bond movie theme songs are the cinematic …

North Korean defector trained in propaganda art now uses it to mock rulers

Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names<p>Kim Il Sungand Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names the …

Hong Kong shares rise as China says 2nd stock link coming

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong led gains in Asian stock markets Wednesday after an official said China will set up a second stock trading link with the city this year while Japan surged on a blockbuster share sale.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 3.1 percent to 23,272.66 and Japan's Nikkei …

Stock Markets

Google's Inbox update will take the hassle out of emails by predicting your replies

While some people just hire a PA to respond to their mountain of emails, it’s not really an option for the vast majority of us. Luckily, Google’s launching a new feature called Smart Reply for Inbox that does just that – it generates responses based on your emails so you can just choose the one …

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

Robotics

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

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Sofía Vergara Denies Rumor She's One of Bill Cosby's Alleged Victims

Sofía Vergara has shut down rumors she’s one of Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victims.<p>The <i>Modern Family</i> star fired back via Twitter after radio …

Crime

Brad Pitt on Working with Angelina Jolie Pitt: 'I Trust Her with My Life'

While many people might find it challenging to work alongside their spouse, for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt, the arrangement seems to suit them …

Khloe Kardashian breaks silence on Lamar Odom

<b>(CNN) —</b> Khloe Kardashian knows her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, has a tough road ahead, but she says she "will be there supporting him every step of the way."<p>The reality TV star opened up to People magazine about Odom's recovery after he was found unconscious at the Love Ranch, a Nevada brothel …

Tristan Thompson

The Air Force's Future Starts Now

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon is expected to answer a question of vital importance to three big military contractors and of no small …

Northrop Grumman

Like Prohibition, the fight over guns is about something else

A quarter-century ago, while casting about for a dissertation topic, I decided I wanted to write about alcohol prohibition. In a nation of so many drinkers, banning booze was obviously futile. So why did we try so hard to do it?<p>Then I encountered a book by a UC San Diego sociologist named Joseph …

Report: 10% of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your franks may not be being frank with you if you're a vegetarian.<p>According to a study from Clear Labs, a food analytics startup, 10% of vegetarian hot dog products contain meat.<p>Perhaps worse, the company found hygiene issues in four of its 21 vegetarian samples. It also found human DNA in …

Agriculture

Cutting Sugar for 9 Days Made Kids Look Healthier: Study

Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar — a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday.<p>And it suggests that it doesn't take long to reverse …

Diabetes

Walgreens-Rite-Boots-Aid-Alliance: Trust us, it will work!

Things are moving very quickly in the drug store world. Investors initially welcomed yesterday’s announcement that Walgreens Boots Alliance (WAG), …

Rite Aid

Apple and Huawei Close Gap on Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

The latest numbers from research firm IDC show that Samsung and Apple continue to lead the worldwide smartphone market, but Chinese handset maker Huawei is placing increasing pressure on the industry giants after experiencing strong 60.9% growth compared to the year-ago quarter.<p>IDC's Worldwide …

Skype for Android and iOS gets video filters, 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Microsoft today updated its Skype for Android and iOS apps with video message filters and 3D touch support on the new iPhones. You can download the new apps now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store (iPhone, iPad).<p>First up, the apps are getting video message filters, which are essentially …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Botox After Bypass Surgery Evens Out Heart Rhythms, Study Says

It’s a staple in any dermatologist’s office for releasing wrinkles, but botox could one day become a routine part of heart bypass surgeries, the …

Medicine