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Pedestrians stroll between gleaming luxury apartment buildings along the High Line in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The last stretch of the elevated walkway opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 21.

Final Stretch of NYC's High Line Park Opens

NATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik | Sunday Sep 21, 2014
The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.

People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.

Thousands March in NYC, Around Globe Over Climate

INTERNATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik and Michael Sisak | Sep 21
Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

Wayne Allen Huntsman sits in El Dorado Superior Court for charges related to the King fire in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. He was being held on $10 million bail after authorities said he started the blaze.

Huge Northern California Wild Fire Keeps Growing: Accused Arsonist in Custody

NATIONAL | Sep 21
As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

Anti-gay preacher gets dressed down by a hymn.

VIDEO - Anti-Gay Preacher Drowned Out by Students' Hymn

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 21
An anti-gay preacher with a mission of spreading the gospel of hellfire and damnation got some unwanted accompaniment this week. Proving that the guitar is mightier than the sword,

Gay and Lesbian Rights Group Keeps Wyoming Staffed

NATIONAL | Sep 21
One of the country's largest gay and lesbian rights organizations says it will permanently station staffers in Wyoming.

Utah Anti-Gay Activists Use Photos of Kids as Propaganda

NATIONAL | Sep 21
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Utah are condemning opponents they accuse of exploiting the children of same-sex couples by using their photos as propaganda at an anti-gay marriage rally.



Election Year Politics Complicate Passage of Michigan Anti-Discrimination Law

POLITICS | Sep 21
For almost a year, advocates of prohibiting discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity geared their strategy to this month.

'Tranny' and 'Gay' Joke Didn't Offend Pres: Obama Pens Letter Praising Rivers

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 21
In a recent marathon length edition of E! network's "Fashion Police," Melissa Rivers, daughter to the late actress comedienne spoke with hosts about a letter of condolence she received from the White House following her mother's death

Mayor Ed Lee

SF Bids to Host 2018 AIDS Confab

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 21
San Francisco is a finalist to host the 22nd International AIDS Conference, set to take place in 2018.

The 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

IG Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds

NATIONAL | By Mark Pratt | Sep 20
Does anybody smell bacon? Packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize.

A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House

Security Breached: Intruder Gets Into White House

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Sep 20
The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.