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Rare Tornado Tears Through Boston Area

Jul 29
Extreme weather conditions continued to pop up across the country, as the Boston-area saw its first tornado since record keeping began in 1950. The same weather system also dumped softball-sized hail in eastern Tennessee, & dumped torrential rain on Ohio.

George A. Manko waits on customers at his father George Manko's shave ice concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I.

Beach Town's Ban Prompts Battle Over Shaved Ice

By Jennifer McDermott | Jul 29
A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.

Blue Lagoon Pool Party :: July 26, 2014

Jul 29
The Blue Lagoon was the absolute perfect pool party to get everybody prepared for Pines Party, one of the most anticipated events of the year. DJ Matty Glitterati was in charge of the happy tunes and Fire Island iconic Porsche was the MC. Fun for everyone

A Man for All (Summer) Seasons: From Swim to Street to Swank

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 29
Whether you're getting skimpy at the beach or hosting a sunset cocktail party, dressing for summer is a strategic affair. We say if you've got it, flaunt it.

'Bears of Beirut' :: New Documentary Looks for Help

By EDGE | Jul 29
"The Bears of Beirut" -- a new documentary about two Lebanese gay men doing their best to help other gay people streaming in from Syria's brutal war -- is looking for your help.

The Asus Padfone X

Gadget Watch :: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 29
This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The Sarah Palin Channel Now Online, Just $99.95

By Frazier Moore | Jul 29
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters.

Pastory Yvonne Harrison and her partner, Tiffany

Growing the Flock: Lesbian Pastor Yvonne Harrison Starts a Family

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Pastor Yvonne Harrison of the Pentecostal Restoration Temple Ministries

Campaign of Hate :: Russia and Gay Propaganda

By EDGE | Jul 29
Adult-film icon Michael Lucas ventures into mainstream pictures with an eye-opening documentary about gay life in Russia.

Justin Bieber

PopUps :: Single White Bieber

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Australian singer Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber share managers and now also share the same haircut.