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Trump Files $500 Million Lawsuit as Pageant Woes Mount

NEWS | By Frazier Moore | Jul 1
As fallout built over Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit.

Katy Perry Caught in Property Dispute Between Nuns, Archdiocese

NEWS | Jul 1
Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood. The singer is named in a recent lawsuit over the scenic property in the Los Feliz neighborhoo

Greece makes Concession but No Deal Seen Before Sunday Vote

NEWS | By Elena Becatoros | Jul 1
Greece's government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday.

US, Cuba Reach Agreement to Open Embassies

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Jul 1
The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.

Kim Kardashian Says Sexy Selfies can be Empowering

NEWS | By Lisa Leff | Jul 1
The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal cellulite, not her pregnant belly.

Probate Judges Opposed to Gay Marriage Stand Firm

NEWS | By Martin Swant and Claire Galofaro | Jul 1
Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue - but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage is a constitutional right equally held by all Americans.

Indiana's Religious Freedom Bill Among Host of New Laws

NEWS | By Christina A. Cassidy | Jul 1
Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections.

Episcopalians to Vote on Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll | Jul 1
Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Authorities: Gay Slur Carved into Utah Man's Arm was Staged

NEWS | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 1
A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday.

Girl Scouts Refuse $100,000 Anti-Transgender Donation

NEWS | By Phuong Le | Jul 1
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.


News

Greece's Bailout Expires, Country Defaults on IMF Payment

By Elena Becatoros and Derek Gatopoulos | Jun 30
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund


Entertainment

Ivy Levan Scores, With Hits from "Spy" to Sting

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 1
Singer Ivy Levan brings her North American Summer tour to New York on July 8 at Irving Plaza, right off performances at Los Angeles and Indianapolis Pride celebrations.


Technology

26 Million Facebook Users Change Profile Picture with Rainbow Pride Filter

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
If you've noticed that your Facebook news feed looks a lot gayer, you can thank Facebook's rainbow pride filter. According to CNN 26 million social media users have used the website's free tool to transform their profile picture from drab to fab.


Finance

Pensioners Queue Outside Greek Banks Amid Withdrawal Limits

By Elena Becatoros | Jun 30
Banks and ATM machines were shut throughout Greece, the first day of capital controls announced by the government in a dramatic twist in the country's five-year financial saga.


Cars

Senators Express Frustration with Takata, Regulators

Jun 26
Senators expressed anger and exasperation with both air bag maker Takata Corp. and federal auto safety regulators over a problem with defective air bag inflators that has escalated into the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history.


Style

Paris Menswear: A Flashy Finale

By Thomas Adamson | Jul 1
Here are the highlights of the last day of Paris Menswear Week, including Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Paul Smith and Agnes B.


Health/Fitness

French Biosantech Reports HIV Vaccine is Safe

By EDGE | Jun 30
French-based Biosantech Company reported that the company's HIV vaccine candidate is not toxic to 48 HIV-positive patients enrolled in a double-blind study that is taking place in France.


Travel

Quebec Bound? Don't Sweat the Language Barrier

By Calvin Woodward | Jul 1
During weeks of travel in parts of Quebec where few speak much English, I only encountered one problem arising from the language barrier. It happened when I broke into a guy's house.


Nightlife

2015 New York Pride Parade Part 2 :: June 28, 2015

Jun 30
There was so much excitement to cover during the New York Pride Parade that we couldn't fit it all into one album, so here is part two!