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'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' Tie for Box-Office Crown with $30.5M Each

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' Tie for Box-Office Crown with $30.5M Each

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jun 26

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic "Elvis" shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — "Elvis" tied "Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

NEWS | Jun 26

Last December there was outrage in Greece when it was learned that a gay sex scene was filmed at the iconic Acropolis. Security measures were then put into place to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

NEWS | Jun 26

Clarence Thomas's hearings to become a Supreme Court justice were presided over by now-President Joe Biden, who chose not to pursue allegations by Anita Hill against the nominee.

Pride Parades March on with New Urgency

Pride Parades March on with New Urgency

PRIDE | By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jun 26

Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America's biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism.

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

NEWS | Jun 26

Norway's prime minister and members of the royal family joined mourners at a memorial service in Oslo Cathedral Sunday for the victims of a shooting in the capital's nightlife district.

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | Jun 25

The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.

Former Brazil Player Richarlyson Says he is Bisexual

Former Brazil Player Richarlyson Says he is Bisexual

NEWS | By Mauricio Savarese | Jun 25

Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson said in a podcast on Friday that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country where macho culture in soccer is rife.

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

NEWS | By Fabiola Sánchez | Jun 25

Mexico, Brazil and Argentina top Latin America in the number of same-sex marriages.

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Jun 25

Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration.

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

NEWS | By Rob Gillies | Jun 25

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights and indicated his country would continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada.

News

Mitt Romney Republican' Is Now A Potent GOP Primary Attack

Mitt Romney Republican' Is Now A Potent GOP Primary Attack

NEWS | By Sam Metz | Jun 25

Mitt Romney isn't up for reelection this year. But Trump-aligned Republicans hostile toward the Utah senator have made his name a recurring theme in this year's primaries, using him as a foil and derisively branding their rivals "Mitt Romney Republicans."

Technology

NASA: Give Us Back our Moon Dust and Cockroaches

NASA: Give Us Back our Moon Dust and Cockroaches

TECHNOLOGY | By Mark Pratt | Jun 24

NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back: The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust that was fed to cockroaches during an experiment.

Finance

Gas Prices Sting U.S. Workers who Depend on Their Cars

Gas Prices Sting U.S. Workers who Depend on Their Cars

FINANCE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 23

Millions of Americans who rely on their cars for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or even ditching their cars for bicycles as gas prices recently hit $5 per gallon

Cars

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

CARS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jun 25

The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience. But there's another small EV also vying for your attention: The Polestar 2.

Style

For National Hydration Day, the Best Skin Hydrators

For National Hydration Day, the Best Skin Hydrators

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Jun 24

In a recent article celebrating National Sunscreen Day, I wrote that there seems to be a national day for just about everything these days. Well, here we are again, but this time in honor of National Hydration Day.

Health/Fitness

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller | Jun 24

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

Travel

Airport Chaos: European Travel Runs into Pandemic Outbacks

Airport Chaos: European Travel Runs into Pandemic Outbacks

TRAVEL | By Kelvin Chan and Mike Corder | Jun 24

The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It's going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.

Nightlife

Pride In The Park Chicago :: June 25-26, 2022

Pride In The Park Chicago :: June 25-26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 26

Pride in the Park returned to Chicago. The annual outdoor music festival drew talents such as EDM act The Chainsmokers, rapper Saucy Santana, and RuPaul Drag Racer Monet X Change.