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Watch: Killer Lured Victim with Grindr, Texas Police Say

Watch: Killer Lured Victim with Grindr, Texas Police Say

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24
Police say a convict in Houston, Texas used Grindr to lure a gay man, intending to rob him but killing him instead. The suspect has been charged with capital murder.

Watch: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Ben Platt Goes 'Wicked' on TikTok

Watch: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Ben Platt Goes 'Wicked' on TikTok

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24
COVID might have shut down the Great White Way, but Ben Platt, the Tony-winning star of "Dear Evan Hansen," proved that his stage skills are staying sharp with a TikTok rendition of "No Good Deed" from "Wicked."

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Feb 24
Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume.

Pandemic Art Sales: Prettying Up the Walls We're Staring At

Pandemic Art Sales: Prettying Up the Walls We're Staring At

STYLE | Feb 24
It seems many Americans who are stuck staring at their walls have decided the pandemic gives them a good reason to pretty them up.

Black Health Activists Gain Momentum From Pandemic and Build on History

Black Health Activists Gain Momentum From Pandemic and Build on History

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michelle Hiskey, American Heart Association News | Feb 24
When Khadijah Ameen and her fellow health activists gather in community groups in Atlanta, everyone is in a circle. It connects to their central message: Achieving a society in which all Black lives matter means Black health must matter, too.

Watch: Elton John Says 'It's a Sin' Star Olly Alexander Reminds Him of Freddie Mercury

Watch: Elton John Says 'It's a Sin' Star Olly Alexander Reminds Him of Freddie Mercury

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24
Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander has proven his chops as an actor with the Russell T. Davies miniseries "It's A Sin" - and he's also impressed Elton John, who likened Alexander to the late Freddie Mercury.

J&J Single-Dose COVID-19 Shot Poised for FDA Decision

J&J Single-Dose COVID-19 Shot Poised for FDA Decision

NEWS | By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Feb 24
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.

Biden Administration Withdraws from Transgender Athlete Case

Biden Administration Withdraws from Transgender Athlete Case

NEWS | By Pat Eaton-Robb | Feb 24
The Biden administration has withdrawn government support for a federal lawsuit in Connecticut that seeks to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls' high school sports.

Betty White, Furry Friends Star in 50-Year-Old 'Pet Set'

Betty White, Furry Friends Star in 50-Year-Old 'Pet Set'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Feb 24
On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett.

Tiger Woods Seriously Injured in Crash on Seep LA-Area Road

Tiger Woods Seriously Injured in Crash on Seep LA-Area Road

NEWS | By Stefanie Dazio and Doug Ferguson | Feb 24
Tiger Woods crashed his SUV on sweeping, downhill road in the Los Angels suburbs Tuesday morning, and doctors tried to stabilize "significant" injuries to his right leg with rods and a combination of screws and pins.


News

Southern Baptists Oust 2 Churches over LGBTQ Inclusion

Southern Baptists Oust 2 Churches over LGBTQ Inclusion

RELIGION | By David Crary | Feb 24
The Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people.


Business

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

NATIONAL | By Jim Mustian and David B. Caruso | Feb 23
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.


Technology

Chanel Releases AI Lipscanner App

Chanel Releases AI Lipscanner App

GROOMING | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 24
Chanel is taking advantage of the latest AI technology with a groundbreaking new app that will assist users in finding that right shade of lipstick.


Finance

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

WORKPLACE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21
As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.


Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

AUTO NEWS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20
On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.


Travel

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

LOCAL | By John Flesher | Feb 23
Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants.


Nightlife

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 16
British police have fined dozens of people for breaking coronavirus restrictions after officers found 150 guests packed into an illegal nightclub in England over the weekend.