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Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

NATIONAL | By Rae Ellen Bichell | Oct 18, 2021

The ability to get a COVID test — and timely results — can vary widely nationwide.

Report: Gay Couple Beaten, Stomped as Gang of 5 Hurl Anti-Gay Epithets

Report: Gay Couple Beaten, Stomped as Gang of 5 Hurl Anti-Gay Epithets

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18, 2021

A gay couple in the town of Basildon, in Essex, England, say they were attacked by a gang of five assailants in the early morning hours of Oct. 10, just after leaving an LGBTQ+ night spot called Colors.

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Oct 18, 2021

President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration's accomplishments on a global stage.

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

INTERNATIONAL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 18, 2021

Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story.

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

NATIONAL | By Kathy McCormack | Oct 18, 2021

A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a "drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on.

Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says

Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says

OBITUARIES | Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. He was 84.

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

NATIONAL | Oct 17, 2021

A Los Angeles realtor came up with a novel approach to get attention with one property - posting nudes of himself around the house.

Grand Game: Boston's 2 Slams Lead 9-5 ALCS Win Over Astros

Grand Game: Boston's 2 Slams Lead 9-5 ALCS Win Over Astros

SPORTS | By Kristie Rieken | Oct 17, 2021

J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston.

Pete Buttigieg Shades Tucker Carlson: He Doesn't Understand 'Bottle Feeding'

Pete Buttigieg Shades Tucker Carlson: He Doesn't Understand 'Bottle Feeding'

POLITICS | Oct 17, 2021

After Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave during the current supply-chain crisis, the former presidential candidate struck back.

Meet (and Vote for) the Mr. Gay World Contestants

Meet (and Vote for) the Mr. Gay World Contestants

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 17, 2021

Voting has opened for this year's Mr. Gay World Contest.

Watch: Man Called Gay Slur While Working Out Shirtless

Watch: Man Called Gay Slur While Working Out Shirtless

NATIONAL | Oct 17, 2021

TikToker Nick Nush, a college student from Bensalem, Pennsylvania was working out shirtless, and was harassed by the other man in a TikTok that has gone viral.

Is Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Working? More Russians Oppose Same Sex Relationships

Is Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Working? More Russians Oppose Same Sex Relationships

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 17, 2021

The Russian propaganda campaign against the LBGTQ+ lifestyle is beginning to pay off if a new poll is to be believed. "

Ptown's Crown and Anchor in Process of Being Sold

Ptown's Crown and Anchor in Process of Being Sold

NATIONAL | Oct 17, 2021

Provincetown's iconic resort The Crown and Anchor is in the process of being sold.

Michael Sam Speaks Out About Raiders Coach Jon Gruden's Homophobic Emails

Michael Sam Speaks Out About Raiders Coach Jon Gruden's Homophobic Emails

SPORTS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2021

The first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, Michael Sam said it was "unfortunate" that homophobic emails came from the same team that drafted Carl Nassib, the league's first out player.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2021

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos once again defended Dave Chappelle's comedy special, which has been deemed transphobic, saying "content doesn't directly translate to real-world harm."

Bill Clinton to Spend 1 More Night in California Hospital

Bill Clinton to Spend 1 More Night in California Hospital

NATIONAL | By Haven Daley and Lou Kesten | Oct 17, 2021

Bill Clinton will spend one more night at a Southern California hospital where he is recovering from an infection, a spokesman said Saturday.

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

NATIONAL | By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Oct 17, 2021

After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.

Strike Dodged with Deal Between Film and Tv Crews, Studios

Strike Dodged with Deal Between Film and Tv Crews, Studios

WORKPLACE | By Andrew Dalton | Oct 17, 2021

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs.

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

NATIONAL | Oct 16, 2021

In his book "Bathhouse Babylon," industry insider Jameson Farn spills the tea about working in a sex establishment.

Netflix Employee Fired in Wake of Chappelle Special Furor

Netflix Employee Fired in Wake of Chappelle Special Furor

WORKPLACE | Oct 16, 2021

Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic.

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