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A Pueblo County Sheriff's deputy carries marijuana plants from a grow site on private property near the San Isabel National Forest above Rye, Colo., on Aug. 15, 2012

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

NATIONAL | By Joan Lowy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

In this Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer, left, signs off on her last broadcast as anchor of "World News," with new anchor, David Muir, right, looking on in New York

David Muir Takes Over at ABC's 'World News'

TELEVISION | By David Bauder | Sep 1
Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.

"Guardians of the Galaxy"

'Guardians' Tops Labor Day, Summer Box Office

MOVIES | By Sandy Cohen | Sep 1
The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes.

Viral Vids :: Dad Builds His Kids a Homemade Hovercraft

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including an infrared F1 burnout, a fireworks safety suit and a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps. Plus, a creative father treats his kids to a homemade hovercraft.

People pour ice water over themselves during an "ice bucket challenge" fund raising event in Bangkok.

Cold Cash Just Keeps Washing in from ALS Challenge

SAVING | By Allen G. Breed | Sep 1
Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations. Since the end of July, the money has been sloshing in.

Obama's Tan Suit is All the Buzz

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Sep 1
Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 1
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

Jeff White

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

Joe Posa

For Joe Posa, Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

By EDGE | Sep 1
Joe Posa turned his love of Joan Rivers into a successful club act, which he's been performing all summer with Thirsty Burlington (as Cher) in Provincetown. EDGE spoke to Posa about the show and Rivers' sudden health emergency.

'World Congress' of Homophobia Sparks Protests Down Under

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
The World Congress of Families, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group for its vicious rhetoric and support of discriminatory laws, convened in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend.

Gay Car Geek :: The Future is Fast -- 2015 BMW i8

By Steve Siler | Sep 1
For the last four years, I, and much of the car world, have been waiting the arrival of the revolutionary 2015 BMW i8. After what has seemed like an eternity, the car is finally ready to hit the streets - and it's freakin' amazing.