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LGBT Jamaicans Holding First Gay Pride Celebration on Island

NEWS | By David McFadden | Aug 5
Jamaica's LGBT community is holding its first gay pride celebration, a weeklong observance that was previously almost unthinkable in a Caribbean country long described as the one of the globe's most hostile places to homosexuality.

Utah Group To Start Boy Scout Troop Welcoming Gay Leaders

NEWS | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Aug 5
Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the legalization of gay marriage in the state announced Tuesday it will sponsor a Boy Scout troop.

Israel Jails Jewish Extremist for 6 Months Without Trial

NEWS | By Tia Goldenberg | Aug 5
Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.

Kelly Osbourne Apologizes for Racist Remarks on 'The View'

Kelly Osbourne apologized Tuesday for remarks she made on "The View" that suggested if Latinos were expelled from the United States, there would be no one to clean Donald Trump's toilets.

Police: 007 Actor Brosnan Stopped at Airport with Knife

Police say former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has been stopped at a Vermont airport security checkpoint because of a knife he was carrying.

Half of Blacks Say Police Have Treated Them Unfairly

NEWS | By Jesse J. Holland | Aug 5
A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

Experts Say Pieces of Missing Flight 370 May Still Be Afloat

NEWS | By Nick Perry | Aug 5
If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

Economists Dump on Trump Boast to Bring Jobs Back from China

NEWS | By Paul Wiseman | Aug 5
Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House.

Designer Arnold Scaasi Dead at 85

STYLE | By Jocelyn Noveck | Aug 5
Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose bright, flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and film stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, has died. He was 85.

The Top iPhone and iPad Apps on App Store

TECHNOLOGY | Aug 5
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 3, 2015.


News

Debate Field is Set: Trump, Bush In; Fiorina, Santorum Out

POLITICS | Aug 4
Beyond Trump, those selected among the top 10 - based on recent national polls - Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and John Kasich


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Shaun the Sheep

MOVIES | By Michael Cox | Aug 5
This almost nostalgic, stop-motion animation from the creators of "Wallace and Gromit" has something that none of the summer's blockbusters can claim: Charming, meticulously handcrafted artistry.


Finance

US Consumer Spending Edges Up in June

SAVING | By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 4
Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.


Cars

Congress Passes 3-Month Highway, Transit Aid Patch

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Aug 3
Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds.


Style

Would You Wear This? Duggars Go Into the T-Shirt Business

FASHION | By EDGE | Aug 4
Following a media backlash stemming from a money beg for their YouTube channel, the millionaire Duggar family has now entered the apparel business to raise money to keep them in the media by producing "quality content" for their fans.


Health/Fitness

amfAR Awards $6M in Grants to Eradicate HIV

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Aug 4
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced that three research teams have been awarded $2 million each to pursue a range of strategies aimed at curing HIV.


Travel

Discovering Salzburg's Real 'Sound of Music'

By Heather Cassell | Aug 4
Contributor Heather Cassell heads to Salzburg to discover the truth behind one of the most iconic films of the 20th century, "The Sound of Music."


Nightlife

Amanda Lepore Releases "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions"

MUSIC | By EDGE | Jul 30
The world's mega-famous transsexual returns to the dance floor with "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions," her long-awaited double-disc album of remixes and re-edits of classics from her acclaimed debut.