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Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released

Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released

NEWS | Jun 27

Istanbul's LGBTQ Pride organizers say more than 360 people were detained by police Sunday following a ban on all Pride events.

Judy Garland's Most Memorable Performances

Judy Garland's Most Memorable Performances

ENTERTAINMENT | By Christopher Ehlers | Jun 27

June is the month that marks not only the anniversary of Judy Garland's birth — she would have been 100 this year — but also the anniversary of her death.

Out U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner Due in Russian Court

Out U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner Due in Russian Court

NEWS | By Jim Heintz | Jun 27

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial.

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month Attack Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month Attack Won't Talk to Police

NEWS | By Kostya Manenkov | Jun 27

The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks.

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy Pride Ban

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy Pride Ban

NEWS | Jun 27

Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday.

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' Tie for Box-Office Crown with $30.5M Each

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' Tie for Box-Office Crown with $30.5M Each

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jun 26

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic "Elvis" shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — "Elvis" tied "Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

NEWS | Jun 26

Last December there was outrage in Greece when it was learned that a gay sex scene was filmed at the iconic Acropolis. Security measures were then put into place to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

NEWS | Jun 26

Clarence Thomas's hearings to become a Supreme Court justice were presided over by now-President Joe Biden, who chose not to pursue allegations by Anita Hill against the nominee.

Pride Parades March on with New Urgency

Pride Parades March on with New Urgency

PRIDE | By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jun 26

Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America's biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism.

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

NEWS | Jun 26

Norway's prime minister and members of the royal family joined mourners at a memorial service in Oslo Cathedral Sunday for the victims of a shooting in the capital's nightlife district.

News

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | Jun 25

The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.

Entertainment

FBI Seizes Disputed Basquiat Artwork from Florida Museum

FBI Seizes Disputed Basquiat Artwork from Florida Museum

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Fischer | Jun 27

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity.

Business

Did Corporate Greed Fuel Inflation? It's Not Biggest Culprit

Did Corporate Greed Fuel Inflation? It's Not Biggest Culprit

BUSINESS | By Paul Wiseman | Jun 27

Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices.

Technology

After Roe, Dems Seek Probe of Tech's Use of Personal Data

After Roe, Dems Seek Probe of Tech's Use of Personal Data

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcy Gordon | Jun 27

Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data.

Finance

What's the Impact of a Russian Debt Default?

What's the Impact of a Russian Debt Default?

FINANCE | Jun 27

Russia calls any default artificial because it has the money to pay its debts but sanctions have frozen its foreign currency reserves held abroad.

Cars

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

CARS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jun 25

The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience. But there's another small EV also vying for your attention: The Polestar 2.

Style

Kenzo Channels Preppy, Celine Goes for Razzmatazz in Paris

Kenzo Channels Preppy, Celine Goes for Razzmatazz in Paris

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jun 27

Kenzo's designer, Nigo, found his groove for his sophomore collection at the LVMH-owned house, drawing vibrant parallels with house founder Kenzo Takada.

Health/Fitness

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller | Jun 24

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

Travel

Pilots in Line for Big Raises Amid Global Travel Disruptions

Pilots in Line for Big Raises Amid Global Travel Disruptions

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 27

The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14% over the next 18 months.

Nightlife

Chicago Pride Parade :: June 26, 2022

Chicago Pride Parade :: June 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 26

Chicago's Pride parade returned in 2022 following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Kicking off at Montrose and Broadway, the 51st annual Pride march was full of allied business floats, colorful rainbows and strong political statements.