Gay Seattle: The Latest

Zika Update: Interview with IOC Medical Chief

NEWS | By Stephen Wilson | Feb 12
Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

As Nominee Faces Heat, Maine Governor Picks Himself Instead

NEWS | By Tom Bell | Feb 12
Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead.

Cliven Bundy to Remain in Jail in 2014 Nevada Standoff Case

NEWS | Feb 12
The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents near his ranch in Nevada.

Ga. House OKs Protection for Clergy to Refuse Gay Marriage

NEWS | By Kathleen Foody | Feb 12
Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety of proposals creating legal exemptions for same-sex marriage opponents.

Judge Says Cosby Wife Must Give Deposition, But With Limits

ENTERTAINMENT | By Denise Lavoie | Feb 12
A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.

Clinton, Sanders Vigorously Agree_Except When They Don't

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey | Feb 12
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.

Dolly Parton and Sister Stella Head Out on Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Feb 12
Stella Parton is honoring her iconic sister with "Mountain Songbird: A Sister's Tribute," an album of re-recorded songs previously made famous by Dolly, with whom she will go on tour.

DNR Resuscitated: The Return of Derek and Romaine

ENTERTAINMENT | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 11
Out of satellite radio and "bootstrapping it" on their own, gay and lesbian duo Derek and Romaine are back on the air.

Cruz App Data Collection Helps Campaign Read Minds of Voters

NEWS | By Michael Biesecker and Julie Bykowicz | Feb 11
Ted Cruz's "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones - tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign.

amfAR Raises Over $2 Million at Annual New York Gala

NEWS | Feb 11
Hollywood stars galore gathered at the 18th annual amfAR New York Gala to pay tribute to legendary Academy Award-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein for his longtime support of amfAR. The event raised over $2 million.


News

Trump Settles Lawsuit Against Univision

NATIONAL | Feb 11
Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.


Business

With Restraint, YouTube Rolls Out Original Programming

CORPORATE | By Derrick J. Lang | Feb 12
For their leap into premium programming, YouTube isn't attempting to imitate Netflix, Hulu or Amazon, which offer films and shows rivaling traditional Hollywood content.


Technology

Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Boost to Replace 'Ancient' Tech

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Feb 12
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.


Style

Jack Daniel's Distillery Announces $140M Expansion

FOOD/DRINK | Feb 12
The historic Jack Daniel's Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey.


Travel

Passes for PTown's INDEPENDENCE 2016 On Sale Now

Feb 11
The Crown & Anchor, Provincetown's premier destination for events and entertainment, is pleased to announce passes for the week long 4th of July celebration, INDEPENDENCE 2016 are now on sale