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'Too Many are Selfish': US Nears 5 Million Virus Cases

'Too Many are Selfish': US Nears 5 Million Virus Cases

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Susan Naishadham, Carla K. Johnson, Philip Marcelo | Aug 5
Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country.

Lady Gaga's New Radio Show on Apple Music

Lady Gaga's New Radio Show on Apple Music

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 5
Beginning on Friday August 7 at 2pm, and every week throughout the month, Lady Gaga will host a new radio show — "Gaga Radio" — on Apple Music.

Bette Midler, Dan Levy Star in New HBO Comedy 'Coastal Elites'

Bette Midler, Dan Levy Star in New HBO Comedy 'Coastal Elites'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 5
Fresh off their star turns on "The Politician" and "Schitt's Creek," respectively, Bette Midler and Dan Levy will feature in the new HBO comedy "Coastal Elites" on September 12.

New Charges Against Democratic Donor Ed Buck

New Charges Against Democratic Donor Ed Buck

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 5
NBC reports that Ed Buck, who has made donations to the campaigns of several Democratic politicians, is now facing new charges including "allegations of luring men across state lines for the purpose of prostitution."

'Not as Nice as You Think.' Did Ellen's Fall Begin with Her 2018 NYTimes Interview?

'Not as Nice as You Think.' Did Ellen's Fall Begin with Her 2018 NYTimes Interview?

Ellen's woes continue as her ratings fall and her celebrity friends aren't exactly rallying to her support. A rare NYT's interview from 2018 she acknowledges seeing herself as "playing a character of a talk-show host."

Biden Won't Go to Milwaukee to Accept Democratic Nomination

Biden Won't Go to Milwaukee to Accept Democratic Nomination

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | Aug 5
Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.

Adult Studio Seeks Participants for Group Film, But are They Pushing NYC's COVID Guidelines?

Adult Studio Seeks Participants for Group Film, But are They Pushing NYC's COVID Guidelines?

NEWS | Aug 5
An adult male entertainment company is seeking participants in a "no load refused gang bang" to be filmed next month. But are they skirting COVID guidelines?

Watch: FBI Raids Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul's Calif. Home

Watch: FBI Raids Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul's Calif. Home

NEWS | Aug 5
TMZ is reporting that a "small militia" from the FBI raided controversial YouTuber Jake Paul's home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Calabasas.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Apologize for Plantation Wedding

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Apologize for Plantation Wedding

Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively are apologizing for having their 2012 wedding on a former plantation in South Carolina,/

Will Kansas Elect Its First Trans Person to State Legislature?

Will Kansas Elect Its First Trans Person to State Legislature?

NEWS | Aug 5
Only two openly LGBTQ people have ever been elected to the Kansas state legislature. Stephanie Byers is determined to make it three.


News

Chasm Grows Between Trump and Government Coronavirus Experts

Chasm Grows Between Trump and Government Coronavirus Experts

NATIONAL | By Aamer Madhani, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jonathan Lemire | Aug 5
In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe.


Entertainment

'Ellen Show' DJ Tony Okungbowa Says He Felt 'Toxicity' on Set

'Ellen Show' DJ Tony Okungbowa Says He Felt 'Toxicity' on Set

CELEBRITIES | Aug 5
Tony Okungbowa, who served as the DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for a number of years, took to Instagram Tuesday to responded to the toxic workplace allegations made against the talkshow in the past week.


Business

Harmony CBD: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Harmony CBD: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 5
A desperately sick child. A mother who refused to take "no" for an answer. It was this call to action that motivated the launch of Harmony CBD, an organic American hemp company.


Cars

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Aug 5
A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.


Style

Taste Test: 10 LGBTQ-Helmed Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

Taste Test: 10 LGBTQ-Helmed Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 5
Check out some of our favorite LGBTQ chefs and restaurateurs, and if you live nearby, consider ordering take-out or socially distant dining.


Health/Fitness

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

Against the background of rising HIV incidence and disappointing behavior change interventions in Malawi, a group of researchers designed a study to identify where the gap could be.


Travel

Another Cruise Ship in Norway Stalled Over Virus Case

Another Cruise Ship in Norway Stalled Over Virus Case

By Jan M. Olsen | Aug 5
A cruise ship carrying more than 200 people docked in a Norwegian harbor Wednesday and ordered to keep everyone on board after a passenger from a previous trip tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning home to Denmark.


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

CULTURE | Aug 2
Fire Island remains one of the major summer destinations as the place to relax and party during summer. But this year public events are out, officially at least. Here's a look back at some of them - from drag flotillas to beach parties.