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Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

NEWS | By Mead Gruver | May 17

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech.

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

NEWS | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

'You Couldn't Ask for a Better Role.' Sara Gettelfinger on Playing Title Role in 'The Cher Show'

'You Couldn't Ask for a Better Role.' Sara Gettelfinger on Playing Title Role in 'The Cher Show'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | May 16

It takes three actresses to play Cher in "The Cher Show." Playing the diva role of the three is Sara Gettelfinger, who says she couldn't have asked for a better one.

Review: Just the Right Moment for Gamm's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'
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Review: Just the Right Moment for Gamm's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Will Demers | May 16

Closing its 37th season with this comedy, the Gamm has found the right moment to bring this fanciful and fun tale to audiences that are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

NEWS | May 16

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

NEWS | By Rob Harris | May 16

English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game.

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

NEWS | By Danica Kirka | May 16

The woman dubbed Wagatha Christie by British tabloids testified about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press.

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

NEWS | By Carla K. Johnson | May 16

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke: I Want Jennifer Coolidge as My Cool Grandma!

'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke: I Want Jennifer Coolidge as My Cool Grandma!

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 16

If "Heartstopper" is renewed for a second season by Netflix, star Joe Locke already knows who he wants to play his "cool" and "American grandma" - Jennifer Coolidge.

Watch: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael Opens Up to Ellen: Gay Jokes were 'Smoke Bombs'

Watch: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael Opens Up to Ellen: Gay Jokes were 'Smoke Bombs'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 16

Newly out comedian Jerrod Carmichael appeared on Ellen's talk show to promote his new film — and discuss gay jokes from earlier in his career and his eventual embrace of authenticity.

News

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

NEWS | May 16

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander, the incoming leader of the House Democrats, says he will not seek reelection following allegations that he sexually harassed a former male employee of Florida A&M.

Business

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Technology

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

TECHNOLOGY | By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

Cars

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

CARS | By Nick Perry | May 16

New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars.

Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | May 15

As summer approaches and temperatures rise, it's time to let our legs breathe by breaking out the shorts. But where to start looking? Here are some answers.

Health/Fitness

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

HEALTH/FITNESS | May 13

The Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.

Travel

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

TRAVEL | By Zeke Miller, Andrea Rodriguez, and Aamer Madhani | May 17

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances.