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Pets are Back: Biden's 2 Dogs Settle in at White House

Pets are Back: Biden's 2 Dogs Settle in at White House

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Jan 26
The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 26
House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of him and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capotol.

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

NEWS | Jan 26
Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

NEWS | By Kathleen Ronayne | Jan 26
Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard.

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

NEWS | By Barry Hatton | Jan 26
The pandemic's spread across Europe is increasingly being powered by an especially contagious virus mutation first detected last year in southeast England. The threat is prompting governments to introduce harsh new lockdowns and curfew.

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

NEWS | By David Crary | Jan 26
Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop, and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement of support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.

Body-Builder Joseph Baena Celebrates Film Role with Speedo Thirst Trap

Body-Builder Joseph Baena Celebrates Film Role with Speedo Thirst Trap

NEWS | Jan 25
There's little doubt that a pic of Joseph Baena will bring to mind his famous dad — Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Iris Samuels | Jan 25
There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

Watch: 'It's a Sin' Trailer for HBO Max Miniseries

Watch: 'It's a Sin' Trailer for HBO Max Miniseries

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 25
The trailer for the new British miniseries "It's a Sin," which will debut on HBO Max on February 18, has just dropped.

LA Man Arrested, Charged in Brutal Attack on Gay Man Last Year

LA Man Arrested, Charged in Brutal Attack on Gay Man Last Year

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 25
Chance Seneca has been arrested and charge with the attempted second degree murder of Holden White in Louisiana last year.


Entertainment

Sarah Jessica Parker and the Cosmopolitan Was Not Love at First Sip

Sarah Jessica Parker and the Cosmopolitan Was Not Love at First Sip

CELEBRITIES | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25
"Sex and the City" catapulted the Cosmopolitan into the spotlight, but the show's star, Sarah Jessica Parker, wasn't a big fan at the onset according to a story she wrote for Grub Street.


Business

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

SPORTS | By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 25
For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.


Technology

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25
A vaccine passport "could be the golden ticket to rebooting travel," but how long will it take to get the double dose, and what technology is being developed to prove it?


Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

AUTO NEWS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21
The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.


Style

Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

FOOD/DRINK | By Will Stone | Jan 25
Those who can serve customers outdoors, on patios or sidewalks, are coming up with creative adaptations that can make dining possible in the frigid depths of winter, but is it safe?


Health/Fitness

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

NATIONAL | By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Jan 25
Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.


Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

By Josh Funk | Jan 26
A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites.


Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23
The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.