Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

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  • Written by By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press

Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; '90s R&B shines


Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.


  • Written by By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.

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  • Written by By JOSEPH WILSON , Associated Press

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests


LONDON (AP) — The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.


  • Written by By SYLVIA HUI , Associated Press