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Conservative Move Against Boehner a Sign of Discontent

By Matthew Daly and Alan Fram | Jul 29
An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.

Zimbabweans in Lion Hunt in Court; Kill was 'Unethical'

By Farai Mutsaka | Jul 29
Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was

Brady Vows to Fight On; Kraft Says He Regrets Not Doing So

By Jimmy Golden | Jul 29
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl MVP.

A Real 'Shero': US Drag Queen Pulls Man From Flaming Car in Greece

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Miami drag queen Elaine Lancaster is making headlines this week after it was reported she saved a man's life by pulling him out of a flaming car in Greece.

Kansas Reviewing Foster Care Policies; Advocates Uneasy

Jul 29
Kansas officials are reviewing foster care policies, sparking concerns among some advocates that the state will stop placing abused and neglected children with gay couples, even after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

40 Gay Couples Apply to be Married in SD in 1st Month

By Kevin Burbach | Jul 29
Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.

Rally Held for Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign

Jul 29
United Methodist clergy and churchgoers have held a press conference outside the bishop's office in Lansing in support of an openly gay pastor who says he was forced to resign.

Man Charged With Hate Crime in Assault of Transgender Woman

Jul 29
A deejay has been charged with a hate crime after police say he assaulted a transgender woman at an Omaha bar.

Report: Hulk Hogan Uses Gay Slurs in Sex Tape Leak

By EDGE | Jul 29
World Wrestling Entertainment cut ties with now-disgraced wrestling legend Hulk Hogan after a sex tape from 2006 surfaced, showing the athlete using racist langue. Now, RadarOnline reports the personality also used gay slurs in the same video.

Snap! Jane Birkin Asks For Name Removal From Hermes Croc Bag

By Thomas Adamson | Jul 29
British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over "cruel" slaughtering practices.

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