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Britney Spears' Ex Convicted of Trespassing in Wedding Raid

Britney Spears' Ex Convicted of Trespassing in Wedding Raid

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 13

A man once briefly married to Britney Spears was convicted Friday of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star's June wedding.

Writer Salman Rushdie in 'Serious' Condition after Attack

Writer Salman Rushdie in 'Serious' Condition after Attack

NEWS | By Joshua Goodman | Aug 13

Salman Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent surgery. His agent said the writer was on a ventilator, with a damaged liver, severed nerves in his arm and an eye he was likely to lose.

Diana Doc 'The Princess' Flips the Focus

Diana Doc 'The Princess' Flips the Focus

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 12

The last thing the world needs, you might think, is another Princess Diana documentary, yet documentarian Ed Perkins managed to find a novel take.

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

NEWS | Aug 12

Out drag race driver Travis Shumake takes Pride to a Kansas racing strip next month thanks to Visit Topeka and Pride Kansas. He hopes to bring his LGBTQ+ identity to the sport.

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

NEWS | Aug 12

Twenty-eight-year-old San Diego resident Weston Brown felt his heart tighten as he looked at a Twitter post: it was his mother on video slamming LGBTQ+ books.

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 12

The "Harry Potter" author joined a growing group of women's rights campaigners who said the non-binary portrayal was "insulting and damaging."

Anne Heche Remains On Life Support For Donor Evaluation

Anne Heche Remains On Life Support For Donor Evaluation

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Aug 12

Anne Heche remains on life support and under evaluation for organ donation after a car crash that led to her brain death, a representative for the actor said Friday.

All the Gay Icons Coming to 'American Horror Story' Season 11

All the Gay Icons Coming to 'American Horror Story' Season 11

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 12

There is a growing list of gay icons coming to season 11 of "American Horror Story."

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

NEWS | Aug 12

Warnings about the possibility of monkeypox becoming a crisis were raised over the past decade from two different sources, but were ignored, the Washington Post reports.

Anne Heche on Life Support, Survival of Crash 'Not Expected'

Anne Heche on Life Support, Survival of Crash 'Not Expected'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber and Andrew Dalton | Aug 12

Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and her survival isn't expected, according to a statement from a representative.

News

More than 3.1 Million TV Viewers for 'Field of Dreams' Game

More than 3.1 Million TV Viewers for 'Field of Dreams' Game

NEWS | Aug 13

More than 3.1 million viewers watched Fox Sports' broadcast of Major League Baseball's second "Field of Dreams" game, about half of the audience for the 2021 game.

Entertainment

Judds Asks Court to Seal Report of Death Investigation

Judds Asks Court to Seal Report of Death Investigation

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kristin M. Hall | Aug 13

The family of country singer Naomi Judd filed an amended court petition Friday to seal police reports and recordings made during the investigation into her death.

Business

Peloton Cuts Jobs, Raises Prices in Bid for Profitability

Peloton Cuts Jobs, Raises Prices in Bid for Profitability

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 13

Peloton is laying off employees and raising prices for some of its equipment as part of its latest bid to make the business profitable and free up cash.

Technology

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcy Gordon | Aug 12

Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies.

Finance

Inflation Reduction Act May Have Little Impact on Inflation

Inflation Reduction Act May Have Little Impact on Inflation

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak | Aug 13

Will the measure actually tame the price spikes that have inflicted hardships on American households? Economic analyses suggest that the answer is likely no — not anytime soon, anyway.

Cars

Kia/Hyundai Seat Belt Pretensioners under Investigation

Kia/Hyundai Seat Belt Pretensioners under Investigation

CARS | Aug 12

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a query into seat belt pretensioners on certain 2020-2022 Kia/Hyundai vehicles, saying that they may rupture or explode.

Style

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 10

In an age where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, it's worth discussing when something comes along that is actually beneficial to the skin.

Health/Fitness

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe and Collin Binkley | Aug 12

The nation's top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.

Travel

New Zealand Welcomes Back First Cruise Ship Since COVID Hit

New Zealand Welcomes Back First Cruise Ship Since COVID Hit

TRAVEL | By Nick Perry | Aug 12

New Zealand on Friday welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry.

Nightlife

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 8

The Anti Violence Project threw The Pink Party, celebrating the lives and victories of the LGBTQ community in Fire Island Pines, complete with drag performances by Shequida, Egypt and Nutwater, and featuring DJ Matty Glitterati.