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Rita Ora Says Sorry for Lockdown-Breaching Birthday Party

Rita Ora Says Sorry for Lockdown-Breaching Birthday Party

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 30

British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was "a serious and inexcusable error of judgment."

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 30

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Study: Half of LGBTQ Americans are Religious

Study: Half of LGBTQ Americans are Religious

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30

A new study looking at faith across America's demographics has found that half of the LGBTQ community are religious.

Dictionary.com Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

Dictionary.com Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

NEWS | By Leanne Italie | Nov 30

Dictionary.com on Monday declared "pandemic" its 2020 word of the year.

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

NEWS | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 30

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection, ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens

Biden Chooses an All-Female Senior White House Press Team

Biden Chooses an All-Female Senior White House Press Team

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Andrew Taylor | Nov 30

President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what's expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation.

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Nov 29

Britain's culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series "The Crown" should come with a disclaimer: It's a work of fiction.

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

NEWS | By Tamara Lush | Nov 29

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

Jill Biden, Joe's Chief Protector, to Step Up as First Lady

Jill Biden, Joe's Chief Protector, to Step Up as First Lady

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman | Nov 29

Protecting Joe stands out among Jill Biden's many roles over their 43-year marriage, as her husband's career moved him from the Senate to the presidential campaign trail and the White House as President Barack Obama's vice president.

Perez Hilton: Ellen Should've Shown 'More Accountability' in Toxic Workplace Scandal

Perez Hilton: Ellen Should've Shown 'More Accountability' in Toxic Workplace Scandal

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton says that Ellen DeGeneres should have shown "more accountability" in the scandal around allegations of a toxic workplace that diminished her social media clout, and dented her ratings.

News

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

NEWS | By Colleen Long | Nov 30

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

Business

How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed's Quest to Defeat COVID-19

How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed's Quest to Defeat COVID-19

BUSINESS | By Rachana Pradhan | Nov 30

Moderna board member Moncef Slaoui is playing a major role in Operation Warp Speed. But with options to buy more than 18,000 shares of the company, is it ethical?

Technology

For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era but No Ease in Scrutiny

For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era but No Ease in Scrutiny

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcy Gordon | Nov 28

Biden may aim to take a bite out of the dominance of Big Tech and may welcome an opportunity to work with the opposing side to curb the power of a common adversary.

Finance

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

FINANCE | By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Carr Smyth | Nov 28

Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended.

Cars

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 27

General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Style

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: 9 Best Food and Drink Holiday Gifts

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: 9 Best Food and Drink Holiday Gifts

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Nov 28

Let the gift-giving begin! Whether you're looking for comfort foods, stocking stuffers or healthy alternatives, 'tis the season for celebrating all things food and drink

Health/Fitness

Recovery Unplugged: What Gratitude Really Looks Like

Recovery Unplugged: What Gratitude Really Looks Like

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 28

"There's a split second when I wake up in the morning when I forget that I'm not waking up dope sick," says recovering addict Jonah Brooks. "Everything about my life is going so well, and it's just more beautiful than I ever thought possible."

Travel

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

TRAVEL | By Lisa Marie Pane, Sophia Tulp | Nov 25

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own

Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

NIGHTLIFE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?