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PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

By Randa Kriss | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Here are some of the government funding options that are still available to help small businesses in the time of COVID — and how to get them.

Rare Coin Made in Colonial New England Could Fetch $300,000

By Mark Pratt | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it's put up for auction.

For Sleepy Hong Kong Residents, 5-Hour Bus Tour is a Snooze

By Alice Fung, Matthew Cheng | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Travel-starved, sleep-deprived residents might find a new Hong Kong bus tour to be a snooze.

S Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
South Korea's first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch on Thursday.

Brazil Senate Urges Charges Against Bolsonaro over Pandemic

By Debora Alvares and Diane Jeantet | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
A Brazilian Senate report recommended Wednesday pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil's response to COVID-19.

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
U.S. regulators signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or J&J vaccine, saying anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

Virginia Gives Democrats a Test of Black Turnout before 2022

By Will Weissert | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Activists worry that a lack of action by the Democrat-controlled Congress on voting rights and issues important to African Americans could spell trouble now and in 2022.

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

By Zeke Miller | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world.

Gwyneth Paltrow Tackles Bedroom Taboos in Netflix Series

By Brooke Lefferts | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Six couples of varying ages, races, and sexual orientations work with experts to learn new ways to see each other and increase intimacy on Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series "Sex, Love & goop."

Clinton, on the Mend, 'Touched by the Outpouring of Support'

Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Former President Bill Clinton released a video saying he is on the road to recovery after being hospitalized in Southern California for six days to treat an infection unrelated to COVID-19.

Passenger Revenue Soars at Southwest Despite Hit From Virus

Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Passenger revenue almost tripled and Southwest Airlines posted a smaller loss that most had expected, despite slowing air traffic in the third quarter with the spread of the delta variant.

EU Faces Off with Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland over Rule of Law

By Raf Casert | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
European Union leaders will pressure a defiant Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday to fall back into line on recognizing that EU law trumps national decision-making.

S Korean Military to Appeal Ruling on Transgender Soldier

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
South Korea's military said it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country's first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year.

Chappelle Special Spurs Netflix Walkout; 'Trans Lives Matter'

By Alex Veiga and Lynn Elber | Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted "Trans lives matter," getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up.

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Chinedu Asadu, Rodney Muhumuza and Mogomotsi Magome | Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
Ghana, considered more respectful of human rights than most African countries, faces scrutiny due to a bill in Parliament that would impose prison sentences ranging from three to 10 years for people identifying as LGBTQ or supporting the community.

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices that were seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges.

Hawaii's Governor Welcomes Travelers as COVID Counts Drop

By Audrey McAvoy | Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, the governor said Tuesday.

Meghan McCain Book Shares Why She Left 'Toxic' Times at 'The View'

By David Bauder | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Meghan McCain says she decided to leave "The View" following her second day back from maternity leave in January when frequent foil Joy Behar said "I did not miss you" during a political argument.

Writer Welcomes Positive Reaction to New Bisexual Superman

By Rod McGuirk | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Comic book writer Tom Taylor says he could not be happier with the reaction to his portrayal of a new Superman as bisexual.

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

By Andrea Rodríguez | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

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