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Anne Heche Dies of Crash Injuries after Life Support Removed

Anne Heche Dies of Crash Injuries after Life Support Removed

OBITUARIES | Aug 14, 2022

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.

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

POLITICS | Aug 14, 2022

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'

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

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.

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

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

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

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.

Norway Puts Down Freya the Walrus that Drew Oslo Crowds

Norway Puts Down Freya the Walrus that Drew Oslo Crowds

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

Authorities in Norway have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans.

1 Dead, 17 Hurt in Crash During Fundraiser for Fire Victims

1 Dead, 17 Hurt in Crash During Fundraiser for Fire Victims

CRIME | Aug 14, 2022

One person was killed and another 17 people injured when a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar for a fundraiser for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month.

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

RELIGION | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14, 2022

The Door church in McAllen, Texas, has given the Broadway show a homophobic makeover and lawyers for the real show have issued an order to cease and desist.

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

NATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Aug 14, 2022

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox.

Drag and Democracy: Alaska Voters Learn New System

Drag and Democracy: Alaska Voters Learn New System

POLITICS | By Becky Bohrer | Aug 14, 2022

Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos and filled out ballots ranking the shows. This was a lesson in Alaska's new election system.

Police: Man Killed Himself after Ramming U.S. Capitol Barrier

Police: Man Killed Himself after Ramming U.S. Capitol Barrier

NATIONAL | By Michael Balsamo | Aug 14, 2022

A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, police said.

More U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan 12 Days after Pelosi Trip

More U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan 12 Days after Pelosi Trip

POLITICS | By Johnson Lai and Ken Moritsugu | Aug 14, 2022

A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prompted China to launch days of threatening military drills.

Major Wildfire in Spain Forces the Evacuation of 1,500

Major Wildfire in Spain Forces the Evacuation of 1,500

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

A large wildfire in northeast Spain grew rapidly overnight and was burning out of control Sunday, forcing the evacuation of eight villages and 1,500 people in Zaragoza province, firefighters said.

Salman Rushdie 'On the Road to Recovery,' Agent Says

Salman Rushdie 'On the Road to Recovery,' Agent Says

NATIONAL | By Hillel Italie and Carolyn Thompson | Aug 14, 2022

Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery," his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of "The Satanic Verses" suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York.

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit from Their Jan. 6 Crimes

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit from Their Jan. 6 Crimes

NATIONAL | By Michael Kunzelman | Aug 14, 2022

Facing prison time and dire personal consequences, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash and boost social media profiles.

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

NATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

Twenty-eight-year-old San Diego resident Weston Brown felt his heart tighten as he looked at a Twitter post: it was his mother on video slamming LGBTQ+ books.

Watch: Religious School Turns Away 5-Year-Old after Lesbian Aunts Adopt Her

Watch: Religious School Turns Away 5-Year-Old after Lesbian Aunts Adopt Her

RELIGION | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

A same-sex couple who adopted their orphaned niece were shocked when a Baptist school refused to allow the child into its kindergarten.

Residents Raise Thousands for Library Defunded over LGBTQ+ Books

Residents Raise Thousands for Library Defunded over LGBTQ+ Books

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

Residents of a Michigan town rose to the defense of their local library, which was defunded in the wake of attacks over the inclusion of LGBTQ+ books on its shelves.

'Say Gay' is the Palm Springs Pride Theme

'Say Gay' is the Palm Springs Pride Theme

PRIDE | Aug 14, 2022

Palm Springs Pride announced the 2022 theme "Say Gay" as a challenge to fight extremism at the ballot box this November, with a slate of in-person Pride events scheduled for November 4 — 6.

Minor League Baseball Player Solomon Bates Comes Out

Minor League Baseball Player Solomon Bates Comes Out

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

Solomon Bates, a pitcher who had been a prospect for the San Francisco Giants since 2018, came out as gay on social media after being released by the team.

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday that "huge amounts of chemical waste" were probably dumped intentionally into his country's second-longest river.

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