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'Scream' Scares Off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M Debut

'Scream' Scares Off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M Debut

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jan 16
After a month at no. 1, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' "Scream" reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking If Abuse Victim Is Gay

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking If Abuse Victim Is Gay

NEWS | Jan 16
A Catholic diocese in Poland apologized on Thursday for having asked a court to determine whether a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest is gay, and whether the sexual contact may have consequently been pleasurable for him.

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

NEWS | By Robert Nesti | Jan 16
Did the New York Times piece about an upcoming gay cruise perpetuate the stereotype of a party-hardy, libidinous gay male traveler?

Australian TikTok Sensation Peach PRC Comes Out as Lesbian

Australian TikTok Sensation Peach PRC Comes Out as Lesbian

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 16
Australian social media starlet Peach PRC turned to social media this weekend to let the world know that she's a lesbian.

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

NEWS | By Jake Bleiberg, Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo | Jan 16
A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist.

Final Valuation of Prince's Estate Pegged at $156.4 Million

Final Valuation of Prince's Estate Pegged at $156.4 Million

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 16
The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince's estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month.

Djokovic Leaving Australia After Losing Deportation Appeal

Djokovic Leaving Australia After Losing Deportation Appeal

NEWS | By Rod McGuirk | Jan 16
Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday evening after losing his final bid to avoid deportation and play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19.

Polish Catholic Church Argues 12-Year Old Sex Abuse Victim Was Willing Participant

Polish Catholic Church Argues 12-Year Old Sex Abuse Victim Was Willing Participant

NEWS | Jan 15
Is being gay a mitigating factor in sexual abuse cases? That is the argument of Polish Catholic Church officials in a case of a 48-year old man who has sued the church over sexual abuse as a 12-year old in 1984.

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

TECHNOLOGY | Jan 15
UCLA researchers have reported preliminary success in a revised strategy eliminating HIV-infected cells.

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz | Jan 15
While home antigen testing remains a useful — and underutilized — tool to curb the pandemic, experts say, it is often misused and may provide false confidence.


Technology

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Jan 15
Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.


Finance

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

By John Raby, Fatima Hussein, and Josh Boak | Jan 14
For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit.


Health/Fitness

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville | Jan 15
A new federal website to request free test kits launches Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month.