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Champion Ken Jennings Will be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

Champion Ken Jennings Will be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 24
"Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Victoria Knight | Nov 24
Americans who do choose to fly will be subject to evolving COVID safety policies that vary by airline, a result of the continuing lack of a unified federal strategy.

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

NEWS | By Deepti Hajela | Nov 24
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

NEWS | By Michael Rubinkam | Nov 24
In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

NEWS | By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 23
The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 23
Internationally famous gay penguins Sphen and Magic are now proud parents for the second time to a new baby chick.

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 23
A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

NEWS | Nov 23
A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment.

Wentworth Miller Addresses Stepping Away from 'Prison Break,' Straight Roles

Wentworth Miller Addresses Stepping Away from 'Prison Break,' Straight Roles

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 23
On Saturday, Wentworth Miller spoke out on Instagram about his resistance to having his "Prison Break" character come out as gay in a potential reboot of the series.

Gun-Toting Congresswoman-Elect May Carry Glock at Capitol

Gun-Toting Congresswoman-Elect May Carry Glock at Capitol

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Nov 23
A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone.


News

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

NATIONAL | By Brendan Farrington | Nov 23
A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling issued Friday could put similar prohibitions at risk.


Entertainment

SpeakEasy Stage Goes Virtual for a 30th Anniversary Spectacular
Providence, RI

SpeakEasy Stage Goes Virtual for a 30th Anniversary Spectacular

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 18
Forget the pandemic and get happy! SpeakEasy Stage Company celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a virtual concert. Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault shares details about the Nov. 19 premiere.

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey To Hot Too Handle?

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey To Hot Too Handle?

CULTURE | Nov 23
Australian Harry Jowsey was the break-out star from Netflix's hit reality show "Too Hot Too Handle" this past summer. And a recent trip to California's Venice Beach showed as to why.


Business

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

CULTURE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 23
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?


Technology

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23
IBM apologized to a former employee, Lynn Conway, a trailblazing computer scientist who revolutionized the way computer chips are designed and manufactured, for firing her in 1968 for being transgender.


Finance

Who Will Lead the Travel Industry Rebound in 2021?

Who Will Lead the Travel Industry Rebound in 2021?

Nov 18
With the breaking news this week that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows 95 percent efficacy, the idea of traveling again may be in the not-so-distant future. But who will lead the charge?


Cars

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 22
General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years.


Travel

Many Americans Flying for Holiday Despite CDC Pleas

Many Americans Flying for Holiday Despite CDC Pleas

Nov 23
Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday.