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House Dems Pick Moderate, Out New Yorker to Lead Campaign Arm

House Dems Pick Moderate, Out New Yorker to Lead Campaign Arm

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Dec 4

House Democrats elected centrist Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign arm into the 2022 elections, picking a lawmaker who wins in a closely divided district as they dissect why they unexpectedly lost seats in November's voting.

Volunteer Bitten by Tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Volunteer Bitten by Tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

NEWS | By Curt Anderson and Freida Frisaro | Dec 4

A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which was made famous by the Netflix series "Tiger King," officials said.

World Rugby's Ban on Trans Players Has Nothing to Do With 'Fairness'

World Rugby's Ban on Trans Players Has Nothing to Do With 'Fairness'

NEWS | Dec 4

The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women's events is another setback for transgender athletes.

Trump Loves to Win but Keeps Losing Election Lawsuits

Trump Loves to Win but Keeps Losing Election Lawsuits

NEWS | By Alanna Durkin Richer | Dec 4

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.

Biden Adjusting Agenda to Reflect Narrow Divide in Congress

Biden Adjusting Agenda to Reflect Narrow Divide in Congress

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Dec 4

President-elect Joe Biden is adjusting the scope of his agenda to meet the challenges of governing with a narrowly divided Congress and the complications of legislating during a raging pandemic.

California Monolith Pops Up After Finds in Utah, Romania

California Monolith Pops Up After Finds in Utah, Romania

NEWS | Dec 4

Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California.

Cheers! Or Not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas Card Up for Sale

Cheers! Or Not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas Card Up for Sale

NEWS | Dec 4

The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843.

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 3

Sportscaster Thom Brennaman is "embarrassed" at having used a gay slur on-air during an August 19 game between Cincinnati and Kansas City.

Krysten Sinema in Purple Wig Steals Show at Senate Swearing-In

Krysten Sinema in Purple Wig Steals Show at Senate Swearing-In

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 3

Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), resplendent in a purple wig and zebra striped shawl, stole the show at the swearing-in of new Democratic colleague Sen. Mark Kelly on Wednesday.

Tommy Dorfman Posts In and Out of the Bathtub Thirst-traps

Tommy Dorfman Posts In and Out of the Bathtub Thirst-traps

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 3

Check out the pics of genderqueer/nonbinary actor Tommy Dorfman (from Netflix's "13 Reasons Why") in and out of the bathtub.

News

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NEWS | By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4

Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.

Entertainment

Review: 'Mank' is One of 2020's Best

Review: 'Mank' is One of 2020's Best

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Dec 4

David Fincher's "Mank" is quite simply the best film of 2020, and one of the most significant films of our two-decade old millennium.

Business

Orbitz and IGLTA Foundation Partner For Equality in Travel Industry

Orbitz and IGLTA Foundation Partner For Equality in Travel Industry

BUSINESS | Dec 4

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation is receiving much-needed support this week courtesy of an Orbitz campaign advocating for equality in the travel industry.

Technology

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

TECHNOLOGY | By Kristin M. Hall | Dec 2

From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

Finance

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

FINANCE | By Julie Appleby | Dec 3

People buying their own health insurance have even more to think about this year, particularly those post-COVID-19 patients with lingering health concerns, the "long haulers," who join the club of Americans with preexisting conditions.

Cars

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Dec 1

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

Style

Get Grooming: The Best Men's Skincare Product Gifts of the Year

Get Grooming: The Best Men's Skincare Product Gifts of the Year

STYLE | Dec 3

Dark circle under your eyes? A complexion that says you haven't left the house in days (or weeks). We're with you, which is all the more reason to gift yourself or your loved one of the best grooming brands for men on the market.

Travel

Data Shows Americans Couldn't Resist Thanksgiving Travel

Data Shows Americans Couldn't Resist Thanksgiving Travel

TRAVEL | By Stephen Groves | Dec 4

Americans couldn't resist the urge to gather for Thanksgiving, driving only slightly less than a year ago and largely ignoring the pleas of public health experts.

Nightlife

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.