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Attorney Seeks Ruling in ND Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Kevin Burbach | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
The Minneapolis attorney representing the seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling.

Samantha Getman, right, and Victoria Quintana show their marriage license at the Denver Clerk's office.

Federal Judge to Rule on Colorado Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 23
A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane: Straight Actors Can Play Gay Roles

NATIONAL | Jul 23
Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said.

President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden.

Seeking the Limelight, Biden Courts Key Dem Groups

POLITICS | Jul 23
Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in 2016.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

A patio garden view shows the connected sections of seven-story modern modular apartment building called the Stack.

Stackable Apartments Arise in NYC

REAL ESTATE | By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 23
In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

Michael Anderson, left, operates his popular hot dog stand.

Go for the Food: Anchorage, Alaska

FOOD/DRINK | By Rachel D'Oro | Jul 23
There's no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines.

Johns Hopkins to Pay $190M to Gynecologist's Victims

HEALTH | Jul 23
Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to thousands of women after police found more than 1,300 secret pictures and videos on gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy's computer. The doctor killed himself shortly after the investigation began early last year.

Reinventing Opera at the Met

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Bob Simon reports on the Metropolitan Opera's mission: to make opera as popular -- and populist -- as it once was.

Microsoft 4Q Earnings Hurt by Nokia Acquisition

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Microsoft Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April, but the company said growth in Internet-based computing services to businesses boosted results.

LinkedIn to Buy Ad Tech Company Bizo for $175M

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Cox | Jul 23
LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said that it is paying 90 percent in cash and the rest in stock for San Francisco-based Bizo.