Gay News: The Latest

US Navy to Name Ship After Harvey Milk

NEWS | Jul 29
If "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" wasn't dead already, this would be the final nail in the coffin.

Trump Says He Wants to 'Hit' DNC Speakers Who Made Fun of Him

NEWS | Jul 29
As Hillary Clinton said in her acceptance speech on Thursday, "this is a man you can bait with a Tweet."

Florida Man Arrested; Doughnut Flakes Test Positive for Meth

NEWS | Jul 29
Daniel Rushing probably won't be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.

Cosby Drops Litigation Against Accuser in Sex Assault Case

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 29
Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that demanded the accuser in his criminal case repay the money from their confidential 2006 court settlement.

AP Explains: Conventions Depict Contrasting Views of America

NEWS | By Ken Guggenheim | Jul 29
The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken?

Sandy Hook School Opening to Public, 4 Years After Massacre

NEWS | By Pat Eaton-Robb | Jul 29
When the public gets its first glimpse of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all, safe.

Watch: Father of Fallen Muslim Soldier Blasts Trump at Convention

NEWS | Jul 29
The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?

Clinton Promises Steady Hand in Dangerous World

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Robert Furrow | Jul 29
Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same.

Katy Perry Belts 'Rise' And 'Roar' At Democratic Convention

NEWS | By Leanne Italie | Jul 29
Katy Perry sparkled in a slinky, silver dress Thursday as she belted her new song "Rise" and her signature "Roar" for an audience of Democratic delegates waving their glowing cellphones.

Jack Huston: The New Face of TOD'S

STYLE | Jul 29
TOD'S has announced actor Jack Huston as the face of its men's autumn-winter 2016/2017 global advertising campaign. Huston, the grandson of legendary director John Huston, plays the lead in the 2016's blockbuster remake of "Ben-Hur."


Entertainment

SF's Up Your Alley Street Fair Returns to SoMa

By Race Bannon | Jul 29
As it was last year, the Fair will take place on Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom and continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th Street.


Business

UK Economy Grew Faster Than Expected in Run-Up to EU vote

Jul 29
Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the run-up to the vote to leave the European Union, official figures showed Wednesday - little consolation for a country that is already seeing business activity decline sharply.


Technology

Cooking Oil, Graphene Among CO2 Capture Prize Entry Ideas

By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.


Finance

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Rental Regulation

By Janie Har | Jul 25
San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.


Cars

Investigators Say Tesla Car Was Speeding at Time of Crash

By Joan Lowy | Jul 28
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.


Style

Chipotle Plans to Open Burger Restaurant

By Candice Choi | Jul 29
Chipotle, still struggling to win back customers after a series of food scares, plans to open its first burger restaurant this year.


Health/Fitness

FDA Establishes Public Docket for Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Recommendations

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Elected officials are encouraged by the FDA's establishing a public docket for comment on their current policy that bans sexually active gay men from donating blood.


Travel

Gay No More, NYC's Out Hotel To Go Mainstream

Jul 28
The days of New York City's Out Hotel as a gay-themed vacation spot are numbered. The Real Deal reports that Merchant's Hospitality has bought the long-term lease on the Times Square area complex for $40 million and plans to go for a mainstream crowd.


Nightlife

Interview with Classic DJ Sharon White

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28
Known for her legendary beginning at the historic Saint parties in the famous and long-gone dome on Sixth Street in Manhattan, the 62-year-old DJ will be the featured guest at this Saturday's Flagging in the Park.