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US Consumer Spending Edges Up in June

BUSINESS | 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.

You're Gay, Now What? New LGBT Social Platform Launches

BUSINESS | By EDGE | Aug 4
MOOVZ, a global LGBT social platform (the first real social network for the LGBT community) created by Interacting Technology, announced the official launch of their new global campaign.

Tesla Offers 1st Incentive in Owner Referral Program

BUSINESS | Aug 4
Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners.

Did Bill Cosby Blackball Janis Ian Because He Thought She Was Gay?

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 3
Did Bill Cosby blackball Janis Ian because he thought she was gay?

Former Broadcaster James Files Lawsuit Against Fox Sports

NEWS | Aug 3
Former college football broadcaster Craig James has filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports saying he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage.

Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Operation

NEWS | Aug 3
Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to make a full recovery after having an operation Monday to remove a small mass in his liver, according to a spokeswoman.

Delta Air Lines: No Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh, My!

TRAVEL | Aug 3
Delta, the only United States airline that offers direct flights to South Africa, has just put up a big roadblock for American hunters hoping to bring home animal trophies.

Senate Voting on Planned Parenthood, Prelude to Fall Battle

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Aug 3
The Senate appeared likely to reject a Republican effort to halt federal funds to Planned Parenthood on Monday. But it was just a prelude to a fall faceoff with higher stakes.

House GOP Says it Has the Votes to Disapprove of Iran Deal

NEWS | By Deb Riechmann | Aug 3
House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

Party on, Abe: Illinois Named Top Party School in the US

NEWS | By David Mercer | Aug 3
The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp.


Entertainment

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally's Thrilling Social Life

Aug 4
The stars of "Parks and Recreation" and "Will & Grace" are one of Hollywood's longer-married couples, but Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally tell Conor Knighton they aren't exactly living the high life of Tinseltown.


Business

Cake: The New Favorite Mode for American Political Debate?

By Deepti Hajela | Aug 3
It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone's happy.


Finance

Owners Turning to Auctions to Sell High-End Properties

By John Marshall | Aug 3
Once considered a last resort to dump a property that was distressed or couldn't sell, auctions have become a viable marketing option for selling luxury homes.


Style

Watch: Dimwitted KKK-Follower Caught Wearing Hip-Hop Brand Shoes

By EDGE | Aug 3
Fashion and irony clashed last weekend during a Confederate Flag rally in Georgia when a man with a Ku Klux Klan tattoo was spotted sporting a pair of FUBU shoes.


Health/Fitness

Get 'Wet' on July 31 for National Orgasm Day

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Today is National Orgasm Day, and the folks at Wet are happy to share their tips for celebrating the big "O." Licensed psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini shares her ideas on how to make your love life and orgasms better.


Travel

Snowboarders Fight to Lift Ban at Utah Ski Resort

Aug 3
A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.


Nightlife

Billy Porter Makes His Provincetown Debut

By EDGE | Aug 3
The Land of Lola comes to the Crown and Anchor when Broadway sensation Billy Porter makes his Provincetown debut for 3 performances only.