THE LATEST

''Mission: Impossible' Climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' Is a Bust

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 2
The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office.

Girl Wounded in Attack on Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Dies

NEWS | Aug 2
An Israeli hospital spokeswoman says a teenage girl stabbed by an anti-gay extremist in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade has died.

Russian Police Detain Several Gay Activists

NEWS | Aug 2
Police in St. Petersburg on Sunday detained several gay activists who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.

Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Indicted for Felony Securities Fraud

NEWS | Aug 2
A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

Israeli Premier Vows 'Zero Tolerance' for Jewish Extremists

NEWS | Aug 2
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.

Woman Sues Credit Reporting Firms for Declaring Her Dead

NEWS | Aug 2
A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive.

'Downton Abbey' Producer Open to Possibility of Big-Screen Film

With "Downton Abbey" coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility.

Bobby Brown's Sister Vows Family Feud is Just Beginning

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. | Aug 2
Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Biden for President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge

NEWS | By Julie Pace & Josh Lederman | Aug 2
Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year.

Higher Wages a Surprising Success for Seattle Restaurant

BUSINESS | By Gene Johnson | Aug 2
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.


News

Lesbian Lawyer Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Aug 2
"I bring leadership skills, experience in the courtroom, and a belief in treating all people fairly," Krauss a room of supporters at a recent "meet and greet."


Entertainment

TV Chef Robyn Almodovar Has Plenty on Her Plate

TELEVISION | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 2
When you're around Robyn Almodovar, you can't miss her. With a unique head of curly hair, she speaks her mind without a filter and cooks pretty damn good food.


Business

NASA Experiments with Plane Crashes for Safety

LEGAL | Aug 2
Multiple crash tests at the Landing and Impact Research Center in Virginia are helping to build a smarter emergency locator transmitter when a crash is imminent.


Technology

Hookup App Scruff Celebrates Five Years

PERSONAL TECH | By John McDonald | Aug 2
Scruff bills itself as one of the largest gay dating apps in the world. The company celebrated five years of existence last week and SFGN interviewed one of its founders.


Finance

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?


Style

Alexander Wang Leaves Balenciaga

FASHION | By Maggy Donaldson | Jul 31
Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday.


Health/Fitness

Get 'Wet' on July 31 for National Orgasm Day

HEALTH | 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

Tropical Heat Key West

By Mike Halterman | Aug 2
Tropical Heat is one of the sexiest events on the Key West gay social calendar, and any gay man who lives in Florida should experience it at least once.


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.