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Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Allegations

Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Allegations

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 5

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin on Sunday denied allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police noting that he has not been charged with any crime.

Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jul 5

Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior's celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday.

Out NBC Star Brittney Griner, Imprisoned in Russia, Pleads for Biden's Help

Out NBC Star Brittney Griner, Imprisoned in Russia, Pleads for Biden's Help

NEWS | By Doug Feinberg | Jul 5

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home.

Oil Wrestlers Seek Glory in Turkey's Centuries-Old Contest

Oil Wrestlers Seek Glory in Turkey's Centuries-Old Contest

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 5

In the festival, which is on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, wrestlers cover themselves in olive oil, making it more difficult for opponents to grab each other.

L'Oréal Paris Launches Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color

L'Oréal Paris Launches Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 5

A breakthrough in the way that men can address their graying hair, L'Oréal is making it easier than ever to turn back time.

Uneasy US Tries to Fete A July 4 Marred by Parade Shooting

Uneasy US Tries to Fete A July 4 Marred by Parade Shooting

NEWS | By Bobby Caina Calvan and Kathleen Foody | Jul 4

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S.

6 Dead, 24 Wounded In Shooting at Chicago-area July 4 Parade

6 Dead, 24 Wounded In Shooting at Chicago-area July 4 Parade

NEWS | By Michael Tarm and Roger Schneider | Jul 4

At least six people died and 24 were wounded in a shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect who likely fired on the festivities from a rooftop, police said Monday.

Blending Science and Luxury, Clinical+ Skin Makes its Debut

Blending Science and Luxury, Clinical+ Skin Makes its Debut

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 4

Clinical+ Skin set out to revolutionize the skincare category by creating a groundbreaking, professional-grade, science-backed skincare line that combines medical research and proven results with luxury.

Rapinoe's Role Changing as US Preps for World Cup Qualifying

Rapinoe's Role Changing as US Preps for World Cup Qualifying

NEWS | By Anne M. Peterson | Jul 4

The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing a bit. Off the field, however, Rapinoe is outspoken as ever.

What is it Like to be a Gay Adult Star? Woody Fox Explains It All For You

What is it Like to be a Gay Adult Star? Woody Fox Explains It All For You

NEWS | Jul 4

Former gay adult star Woody Fox, who hails from Australia, joined his industry colleagues on an edition of ABC's "You Can't Ask That" to talk about the ins-and-outs of the industry.

News

Biden to Award Medal of Freedom to Jobs, Rapinoe, Giffords

Biden to Award Medal of Freedom to Jobs, Rapinoe, Giffords

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Jul 4

President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people. LGBTQ+ representation in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

Business

Companies Could Face Hurdles Covering Abortion Travel Costs

Companies Could Face Hurdles Covering Abortion Travel Costs

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 5

It's not clear if companies vowing to cover travel costs for employees seeking abortions in states where it reamins legal can protect employees' privacy and keep them safe from prosecution.

Technology

NASA Satellite Breaks from Orbit Around Earth, Heads to Moon

NASA Satellite Breaks from Orbit Around Earth, Heads to Moon

TECHNOLOGY | By Nick Perry | Jul 5

A satellite the size of a microwave oven broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA's plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again.

Cars

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

CARS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Jul 2

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: The electric luxury sedan class. Which is right for you?

Style

Kellogg Loses UK Fight to Block Ban on Sugary Cereal Promos

Kellogg Loses UK Fight to Block Ban on Sugary Cereal Promos

STYLE | Jul 5

Breakfast food giant Kellogg Co. lost a legal bid Monday to block new anti-obesity measures in England banning the promotion of sugary cereals.

Health/Fitness

Happy Valley Massachusetts Is Doing Cannabis Differently

Happy Valley Massachusetts Is Doing Cannabis Differently

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 4

We hear plenty about cannabis dispensaries with huge selections of brands and products.Happy Valley Massachusetts, the most consistent, premium-quality cannabis experiences come from within.

Travel

Flight Cancellations Ease Slightly as July 4 Weekend Ends

Flight Cancellations Ease Slightly as July 4 Weekend Ends

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 5

Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend.

Nightlife

Abort The Court at @ StoneWall Inn :: June 30, 2022

Abort The Court at @ StoneWall Inn :: June 30, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 2

Abort The Court variety show fundraiser was a resounding success, not only in funds raised, but also in the talent and friends that came together to support the cause. Hosted by Brita Filter and Jack Tracy, with music by DJ Chauncey Dandridge.