Gay Chicago: The Latest

Out University Student Hugged by Gay NFL Player: "It Felt Like Acceptance."

Out University Student Hugged by Gay NFL Player: "It Felt Like Acceptance."

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
The first openly gay football player to be drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam, told students at the University of New Mexico about his experiences - and shared the kind of support that he himself has received.

Workout Wednesday: Grant Holloway's 3 Workouts in 1 Session

Workout Wednesday: Grant Holloway's 3 Workouts in 1 Session

Grant Holloway, a world leader in both the 60m and 60m hurdles, had a busy day back home in Gainesville, Florida, earlier this month.

Genes Linked to Blindness Could Lead to New Therapies

Genes Linked to Blindness Could Lead to New Therapies

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ala Moshiri , University of California, Davis | Feb 20
Inherited diseases of the eye account for at least 2 million cases of blindness worldwide. A few hundred genes that cause eye disease have been identified, but in many cases the cause is unknown because not all eye disease genes have been identified.

High Court Won't Take Case of Ex-Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

High Court Won't Take Case of Ex-Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

NEWS | Feb 20
The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in the corruption case against former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock.

Watch: Michael Jackson Doc 'Leaving Neverland' Gets First Trailer

Watch: Michael Jackson Doc 'Leaving Neverland' Gets First Trailer

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 20
After debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the trailer for the upcoming HBO Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" got its first trailer.

Hello, Sunny! Fort Lauderdale Pride and Beyond

Hello, Sunny! Fort Lauderdale Pride and Beyond

NEWS | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 20
Fort Lauderdale prepares for its 2019 celebrations, but that's just the beginning of what to experience in Florida's LGBTQ mecca.

Twitter is Speculating that Whoopi Goldberg is Going to be a Secret Oscars Host

Twitter is Speculating that Whoopi Goldberg is Going to be a Secret Oscars Host

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 20
A tweet has sparked a wild theory that Whoopi Goldberg is the secret host of the 91st Academy Awards Sunday.

Chicago Prosecutor Recuses Herself from Jussie Smollett Case

Chicago Prosecutor Recuses Herself from Jussie Smollett Case

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago's top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.

Style, Selfies and Hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in Quotes

Style, Selfies and Hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in Quotes

STYLE | Feb 20
Couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday, was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of his memorabale quotes:

Kim or Trump? Hanoi Barber Offers Leaders' Hairdos for Free

Kim or Trump? Hanoi Barber Offers Leaders' Hairdos for Free

STYLE | By Hau Dinh | Feb 20
At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United States.


News

Police Dismiss Tip Smollett, 2 Brothers Together in Elevator

Police Dismiss Tip Smollett, 2 Brothers Together in Elevator

NATIONAL | By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago police have dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men, he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe.


Entertainment

 Review :: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Review :: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

MOVIES | By Greg Vellante | Feb 20
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" lacks the heart and emotional scale found in the previous two entries of the franchise, but it's still a fun, beautifully animated adventure worth taking.


Business

Survey Shows No Rebound for Slowing Germany Economy

Survey Shows No Rebound for Slowing Germany Economy

FINANCE | Feb 20
An index of investor confidence in Germany has improved slightly but remains well below its long-term average amid ongoing signs of weakness in Europe's largest economy.


Technology

Flynn Pushed to Share Nuclear Tech with Saudis, Report Says

Flynn Pushed to Share Nuclear Tech with Saudis, Report Says

PERSONAL TECH | Feb 20
Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report.


Cars

EU Gets Heavy-Duty on Pollution: 1st Standards for Trucks

EU Gets Heavy-Duty on Pollution: 1st Standards for Trucks

AUTO NEWS | By Raf Casert | Feb 20
The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down.


Style

Burberry Apologies for Hoodie with Noose Knot

Burberry Apologies for Hoodie with Noose Knot

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Feb 20
The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway.


Health/Fitness

The High Cost Of Sex: Insurers Often Don't Pay For Drugs To Treat Problems

The High Cost Of Sex: Insurers Often Don't Pay For Drugs To Treat Problems

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Feb 19
For some older people, the joy of sex may be tempered by financial concerns: Can they afford the medications they need to improve their experience between the sheets?