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GOP Oklahoma Lawmaker Criticized for Transgender Comments

GOP Oklahoma Lawmaker Criticized for Transgender Comments

NEWS | By Sean Murphy | Apr 17
An Oklahoma lawmaker who helped revive a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women's sports is coming under fire for saying transgender people "have a mental illness."

Funeral to Praise Philip's 'Courage' and Support for Queen

Funeral to Praise Philip's 'Courage' and Support for Queen

NEWS | By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless | Apr 17
Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of "courage, fortitude and faith" on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century.

Worldwide COVID-19 Death Toll Tops a Staggering 3 Million

Worldwide COVID-19 Death Toll Tops a Staggering 3 Million

NEWS | By David Biller, Maria Cheng and Joshua Goodman | Apr 17
The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.

Star British Choreographer Liam Scarlett Dies at 35

Star British Choreographer Liam Scarlett Dies at 35

NEWS | Apr 17
Liam Scarlett, a star British choreographer whose career was clouded by abuse allegations, has died. He was 35.

Mysterious Ailment, Mysterious Relief: Vaccines Help Some Covid Long Haulers

Mysterious Ailment, Mysterious Relief: Vaccines Help Some Covid Long Haulers

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Will Stone | Apr 17
As the U.S. pushes to get people vaccinated, a curious benefit is emerging for those with this post-illness syndrome: Their symptoms are easing and, in some cases, fully resolving after vaccination.

Watch: 'Sorry Boris.' British Healthcare Worker Quits Medicine for OnlyFans after 1% Raise

Watch: 'Sorry Boris.' British Healthcare Worker Quits Medicine for OnlyFans after 1% Raise

NEWS | Apr 17
A British healthcare worker left his job as a medical assistant after six years to pursue a full-time OnlyFans career after receiving a one-percent raise.

Jeffree Star Hospitalized after Wyoming Car Crash

Jeffree Star Hospitalized after Wyoming Car Crash

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 16
YouTube personality, businessman and musician Jeffree Star was hospitalized after a car crash in Wyoming.

'Bridesmaids' Stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to Pen Evil Stepsisters Disney Film

'Bridesmaids' Stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to Pen Evil Stepsisters Disney Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Apr 16
The "Bridesmaids" and "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" comedic co-stars are teaming up again for a live-action Disney movie about Cinderella's evil stepsisters.

Watch: Turning 42, Luke Evans Shares Buff Thirst Trap as He Returns to his London Gym

Watch: Turning 42, Luke Evans Shares Buff Thirst Trap as He Returns to his London Gym

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 16
Luke Evans turned 42 on April 15 and shared a post on Instagram in which he sported a salt-and-pepper mustache and beard while spinning in a make-up chair on the set of a new project.

Watch: HBO Max Announces 'Legendary' Season 2 With Dazzling Teaser

Watch: HBO Max Announces 'Legendary' Season 2 With Dazzling Teaser

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | Apr 16
Earlier today, HBO Max announced the second season of "Legendary," the streaming service's hit ballroom competition show.


News

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

NATIONAL | By Sarah Rankin | Apr 16
Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.


Business

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

NATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 15
Mickey's high-waisted red shorts and Minnie's polka-dot flared skirt with a sensible yellow heel won't be changing any time soon, but for Disney Park "cast members" (aka employees), new policies indicate that times are changing.


Technology

Reports: Hackers Hit Hookup App Manhunt, Steal User Info

Reports: Hackers Hit Hookup App Manhunt, Steal User Info

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 15
Hackers cracked a database belonging to gay hookup app Manhunt, and stole the information of more than a half million users, including "usernames, email addresses and passwords," the company confirmed.


Finance

Are Crypto Rewards Credit Cards A Good Idea?

Are Crypto Rewards Credit Cards A Good Idea?

NATIONAL | By Toni Perkins-Southam | Apr 16
Crypto rewards credit cards are the newest incentive-style payment option meant to reward users via the ability to earn cryptocurrencies. But how do they work and are they right for you?


Cars

Safety Groups, Unions Urge U.S. to Fix Recalled Gov't Vehicles

Safety Groups, Unions Urge U.S. to Fix Recalled Gov't Vehicles

AUTO NEWS | Apr 16
More than a dozen consumer groups and three federal employee unions are asking the U.S. government to stop using vehicles in its fleet with unrepaired safety recalls.


Health/Fitness

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

HEALTH | By Katja Ridderbusch | Apr 16
Airport chaplains have become close witnesses to people's worsening mental condition. "No doubt, the pandemic has accelerated the need for our services to a new level," said the Rev. Greg McBrayer.