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Capitol Police Testimony Blunts GOP's Law-and-Order Message

Capitol Police Testimony Blunts GOP's Law-and-Order Message

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Jul 28
The Republican Party's self-portrayal as champions of law and order is colliding with searing testimony from police officers themselves.

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

NEWS | By Stefanie Dazio | Jul 28
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

NEWS | By Mike Corder | Jul 28
Police in Amsterdam said Tuesday that they are treating a brutal assault on a 14-year-old girl as a possible LGBTQ-related attack.

Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jul 27
The Michigan elections board on Monday declined to certify an LGBTQ-rights ballot drive after determining it did not submit enough valid voter signatures.

$15 Wage Becoming a Norm as Employers Struggle to Fill Jobs

$15 Wage Becoming a Norm as Employers Struggle to Fill Jobs

NEWS | By Christopher Rugaber | Jul 27
The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: "Now Hiring, $15 an hour."

Biles Withdraws From Gymnastics Final to Protect Team, Self

Biles Withdraws From Gymnastics Final to Protect Team, Self

NEWS | By Will Graves | Jul 27
Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations.

LGBTQ Advocates Celebrate Approval of Two Illinois Marriage Certificate Modernization Bills

LGBTQ Advocates Celebrate Approval of Two Illinois Marriage Certificate Modernization Bills

NEWS | Jul 27
Trans and non-binary people who were married in Illinois will now be able to obtain marriage certificates that reflect their authentic selves, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. JB Pritzker.

Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jul 27
Author Charles Casillo talks about the turbulent, life-changing relationship he explores in his new book about two of Hollywood's most beautiful stars — Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

NEWS | Jul 27
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Tommy Dorfman Cuddled with Lucas Hedges on Movie Night

Tommy Dorfman Cuddled with Lucas Hedges on Movie Night

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 27
After being seen holding hands in New York last month, Tommy Dorfman and Lucas Hedges were seen cuddling at a movie in Hollywood last Thursday.


News

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

AIDS | Jul 27
There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.


Entertainment

Review: Ledisi Honors Nina Simone at Hollywood Bowl Concert

Review: Ledisi Honors Nina Simone at Hollywood Bowl Concert

MUSIC | By Kevin Taft | Jul 27
Multiple Grammy nominee (and 2021 winner) Ledisi took control of the Hollywood Bowl stage on Saturday night to perform selections from her new album, "Ledisi Sings Nina," and honor the legendary Nina Simone.


Business

Senators, White House in Talks to Finish Infrastructure Bill

Senators, White House in Talks to Finish Infrastructure Bill

NATIONAL | By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe, and Kevin Freking | Jul 27
Senators and the White House are locked in intense negotiations to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress.


Finance

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jul 27
Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck. But work provides us with a lot more than income.


Cars

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 27
Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage.


Style

Mario Batali Harassment Probe Settlement: $600K to Accusers

Mario Batali Harassment Probe Settlement: $600K to Accusers

CELEBRITIES | By Michael R. Sisak | Jul 24
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve a four-year investigation.


Health/Fitness

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads.


Travel

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

LOCAL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Jul 27
A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Closing Party  #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

San Diego Pride Closing Party #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 21
Happy Dark Productions set sail on the San Diego Bay for their annual San Diego Pride closing party. Everyone danced the day and night away before headliner Todrick Hall closed out the night.