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WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

NEWS | By Jim Hentz | Aug 15

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported, in a case denounced by the United States that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap.

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

NEWS | Aug 15

The World Health Organization says it's holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations.

Lawmaker, Florida School at Odds on Alleged Bathroom Attack

Lawmaker, Florida School at Odds on Alleged Bathroom Attack

NEWS | By Freida Frisaro | Aug 15

Police in Florida will investigate a lawmaker's allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred.

Singer Teraj & BF Barry Hoy Share Prides Around the World on New Series

Singer Teraj & BF Barry Hoy Share Prides Around the World on New Series

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 15

How about a travel series of Prides around the world? That is the idea behind a new travel series from Out Traveler and equalpridevideo, called "Making It With Pride" that is hosted by American pop and R&B singer Teraj and his boyfriend, Barry Hoy.

Anne Heche Dies of Crash Injuries after Life Support Removed

Anne Heche Dies of Crash Injuries after Life Support Removed

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 14

Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53.

Thinking of Trying Skin Cycling? Here are 10 Products to Get You Started

Thinking of Trying Skin Cycling? Here are 10 Products to Get You Started

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 14

If you're thinking about giving this derm-loved nighttime routine a go, here are five exfoliants and five retinoids that earn top marks from EDGE.

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

NEWS | Aug 14

Sarah Palin was zoom-bombed with a drawing of a penis at a streaming candidate's forum on August 11.

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

Want to Put a (Cock) Ring On It? Frank Ocean Has One for $25,570

Want to Put a (Cock) Ring On It? Frank Ocean Has One for $25,570

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 14

Singer Frank Ocean is one of the few Black artists to address his queerness openly, and what better way than with a $25,570 cock ring he is selling on his website?

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14

Hitmaker Christina Aguilera invited her LA Pride audience to say gay —¬†and they did, as her rousing set included a montage raking the anti-LGBTQ+ Florida law.

Entertainment

'Euphoria' Star Jacob Elordi Reveals He Was Called Gay for Wanting to Act

'Euphoria' Star Jacob Elordi Reveals He Was Called Gay for Wanting to Act

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14

In an interview with GQ, the "Euphoria" star opens up about what it's like to be a Get Z leading man and how he started "welcoming the femininity" of his characters.

Business

Private Prison Firm to Settle Lawsuit over Inmate Death

Private Prison Firm to Settle Lawsuit over Inmate Death

BUSINESS | By Jonathan Mattise | Aug 14

A private prison company has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit over a Tennessee inmate's killing that got national attention after a judge ordered the plaintiff's attorney to stop tweeting about it.

Technology

AP-NORC Poll: Many in U.S. Doubt their Own Impact on Climate

AP-NORC Poll: Many in U.S. Doubt their Own Impact on Climate

TECHNOLOGY | By Hannah Fingerhut and Nuha Dolby | Aug 14

Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally — and about how their personal choices affect the climate — than they were three years ago, a new poll shows.

Finance

Expanded IRS Free-file System One Step Closer in Dems' Bill

Expanded IRS Free-file System One Step Closer in Dems' Bill

FINANCE | By Fatima Hussein | Aug 13

The flagship climate change and health care bill soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system.

Cars

Edmunds: How to Mitigate or Avoid Dealer Markups

Edmunds: How to Mitigate or Avoid Dealer Markups

CARS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Aug 13

Edmunds experts what you can expect from dealerships for the remainder of 2022 and offers tips on getting the best deal.

Style

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 10

In an age where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, it's worth discussing when something comes along that is actually beneficial to the skin.

Health/Fitness

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

HEALTH/FITNESS | Aug 13

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Travel

Hidden Treasures in Asheville's Least Hidden Hotel

Hidden Treasures in Asheville's Least Hidden Hotel

TRAVEL | By Brandon Schultz | Aug 13

The Grove Park Inn is known as the other spectacular resort in Asheville, NC. While it is well-known, it has numerous hidden treasures.

Nightlife

King Me: Drag King Contest Returns to Oasis

King Me: Drag King Contest Returns to Oasis

NIGHTLIFE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 9

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.