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Review: 'Knock at the Cabin' Twists the Home Invasion Horror

Review: 'Knock at the Cabin' Twists the Home Invasion Horror

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 2

It being mid-winter (typically a doldrums in movie theaters), it's a cozy relief to be able to throw open the door and find M. Night Shyamalan standing there with his near-annual helping of high-concept thriller.

Tenn. GOP Lawmakers Block Questions on Cuts to HIV Funding

Tenn. GOP Lawmakers Block Questions on Cuts to HIV Funding

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Wednesday continued to block Democratic lawmakers from questioning the newly appointed health czar's contentious decision to forgo nearly $9 million in federal funding designed to prevent and treat HIV.

North Carolina Senate Again Seeking LGBTQ+ Limits in Schools

North Carolina Senate Again Seeking LGBTQ+ Limits in Schools

NEWS | By Hannah Schoenbaum | Feb 2

A bill advancing in North Carolina's Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes, defying the recommendations of parents, educators and LGBTQ youths who testified against it.

Arkansas House Panel Advances School Gendered Bathroom Bill

Arkansas House Panel Advances School Gendered Bathroom Bill

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 2

Transgender people at Arkansas public schools would not be able to use the restrooms matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by a state House committee on Tuesday.

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2

Tennessee's Republican-dominant Legislature on Tuesday advanced a handful of proposals that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth and severely limit where drag shows can take place.

Finland Ends Infertility Requirement for Transgender People

Finland Ends Infertility Requirement for Transgender People

Lawmakers in Finland approved amendments Wednesday that will make it substantially easier for people to change their legally recognized gender in the Nordic country.

Grammys to Honor Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, McVie

Grammys to Honor Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, McVie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Feb 2

The Grammys will pay homage to lives of Loretta Lynn, Migos rapper Takeoff and Christine McVie with star-studded performances during Sunday's ceremony.

HBO Orders Special By Out Comedian Jerrod Carmichael

HBO Orders Special By Out Comedian Jerrod Carmichael

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 1

HBO orders a special by out comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The documentary program will star and be executive produced by the comedian.

Gays Hilariously React to Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' World Tour Announcement

Gays Hilariously React to Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' World Tour Announcement

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 1

You won't break Beyoncé's soul, but the Pop Queen is coming to break your bank accounts with her new tour. And gays on social media were quick to comment.

Queer and Strong Female Stories Dominate at Sundance

Queer and Strong Female Stories Dominate at Sundance

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Feb 1

Sundance is proving to be an embarrassment of riches this year, especially for queer and homoerotic stories as well as strong female-directed/driven films.

News

Tom Brady Retires at 45, Insisting this Time It's 'for Good'

Tom Brady Retires at 45, Insisting this Time It's 'for Good'

NEWS | By Fred Goodall | Feb 1

The seven-time Super Bowl winner with New England and Tampa Bay announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, exactly one year after first saying his playing days were over.

Business

Ex-aide Says Elon Musk had 'Handshake Deal' for Tesla Buyout

Ex-aide Says Elon Musk had 'Handshake Deal' for Tesla Buyout

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 2

Elon Musk's former chief of staff on Wednesday testified that the billionaire believed he had a "handshake deal" to take Tesla private in 2018.

Technology

How to make a Mummy: Ancient Egyptian Workshop has New Clues

How to make a Mummy: Ancient Egyptian Workshop has New Clues

TECHNOLOGY | By Maddie Burakoff | Feb 2

For thousands of years, ancient Egyptians mummified their dead in the search for eternal life. Now, researchers have used chemistry and an unusual collection of jars to figure out how they did it.

Finance

Here's What the Fed Interest Rate Hike Means for You

Here's What the Fed Interest Rate Hike Means for You

FINANCE | By Cora Lewis | Feb 2

The rate increase will likely make it even costlier to borrow for homes, autos and other purchases. But if you have money to save, you'll probably earn a bit more interest on it.

Cars

Japan's Honda Outlines Hydrogen Power Plans to Go Green

Japan's Honda Outlines Hydrogen Power Plans to Go Green

CARS | By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 2

Honda is expanding the use of hydrogen to include trucks and construction equipment, electricity for buildings and even outer space, not just cars on the roads.

Style

These Hand Creams Will Save Your Dry, Winter Hands

These Hand Creams Will Save Your Dry, Winter Hands

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 1

Not all hand creams are created equal, and not all boast the ability to actually restore our hands to their former glory. Here are some worth getting.

Health/Fitness

FTC Fines GoodRx for Unauthorized Sharing of Health Data

FTC Fines GoodRx for Unauthorized Sharing of Health Data

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Frank Bajak | Feb 2

The Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data.

Travel

Free Hotel Breakfasts are Getting Bigger and Better

Free Hotel Breakfasts are Getting Bigger and Better

TRAVEL | By Sally French, NerdWallet | Feb 2

Free breakfast can be a money-saver, especially for families or larger groups. But at some hotels, free breakfast can be mediocre. At others, it's downright gross.