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Oklahoma Sports 'Biological Sex Affidavit' Raises Questions

Oklahoma Sports 'Biological Sex Affidavit' Raises Questions

NEWS | By Cliff Brunt | Oct 5

Oklahoma public school athletes, from kindergarten to college, are now required to submit a "biological sex affidavit." The form — part of a law its author says is aimed at ensuring teams allow only cisgender females — asks what sex a student was at birth

Depeche Mode Line up 1st Album, Tour in over 5 Years

Depeche Mode Line up 1st Album, Tour in over 5 Years

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 5

Depeche Mode have lined up a new album and the band's first live shows in more than five years, an announcement that comes months after the death of founding member Andy "Fletch" Fletcher.

Watch: Iowa TV Reporter Reintroduces Herself to Viewers... as a Trans Woman

Watch: Iowa TV Reporter Reintroduces Herself to Viewers... as a Trans Woman

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5

A reporter on a Des Moines-area TV news channel came out as transgender in an interview that introduced her all over again to viewers.

Oklahoma Governor Urges Action on Anti-Transgender Medicine

Oklahoma Governor Urges Action on Anti-Transgender Medicine

NEWS | By Sean Murphy | Oct 5

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday targeting medical treatments for transgender youth and called on the GOP-controlled Legislature to impose a statewide ban when it returns in February.

Nothing but Love Songs, Anthony Nunziata Promises for Boston Concert

Nothing but Love Songs, Anthony Nunziata Promises for Boston Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Amodeo | Oct 5

Crooner Anthony Nunziata calls his latest concert "Love Songs from Broadway and Beyond." He explains why ahead of a Boston concert this weekend.

Coming Stateside, Drag Star Ana Macho Talks 'Realismo Mágico'

Coming Stateside, Drag Star Ana Macho Talks 'Realismo Mágico'

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 5

Ahead of their upcoming dates in Boston and New York, Puerto Rican drag star Ana Macho talks about their career, their name and 'Realismo Mágico.'

Handball Player Lucas Krzikalla Says 'I'm Gay' — First Active German Sports Professional to Come Out

Handball Player Lucas Krzikalla Says 'I'm Gay' — First Active German Sports Professional to Come Out

NEWS | Oct 4

German handball player Lucas Krzikalla came out this week, making him the first active professional sports figure from his country to do so.

Jolie Details Brad Pitt Abuse Allegations in Court Filing

Jolie Details Brad Pitt Abuse Allegations in Court Filing

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Oct 4

A court filing Tuesday from Angelina Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt grabbed her by the head and shook her then choked one of their children and struck another when they tried to defend her.

Watch: Velma Is Officially Gay in New 'Scooby-Doo' Film

Watch: Velma Is Officially Gay in New 'Scooby-Doo' Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 4

In the brand new "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!" film, Velma is officially a lesbian and the fans are loving it.

Report: Donald Trump Told Mike Pence Gay People 'Love Me'

Report: Donald Trump Told Mike Pence Gay People 'Love Me'

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 4

A new book by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times claims that former President Donald Trump told Mike Pence that gay people "love me."

News

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter and Country Queen, Dies

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter and Country Queen, Dies

NEWS | By Kristin M. Hall | Oct 4

Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner's daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.

Business

Musk Says he Wants Twitter Again and Will Pay $44B Price

Musk Says he Wants Twitter Again and Will Pay $44B Price

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher, Matt O'Brien, Randall Chase, and Barbara Ortutay | Oct 5

Elon Musk wants Twitter again — and Twitter is game. The billionaire Tesla CEO has proposed to buy the company at the originally agreed-on price of $44 billion.

Technology

White House Unveils Artificial Intelligence 'Bill of Rights'

White House Unveils Artificial Intelligence 'Bill of Rights'

TECHNOLOGY | By Garance Burke | Oct 5

The Biden administration unveiled far-reaching goals aimed at averting harms caused by the rise of artificial intelligence systems, including guidelines for how to protect people's personal data.

Finance

Can Biden Save Democracy One U.S. Factory Job at a Time?

Can Biden Save Democracy One U.S. Factory Job at a Time?

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Oct 5

President Joe Biden is working to create a manufacturing revival — even helping to put factory jobs in Republican territory under the belief it can restore faith in U.S. democracy.

Cars

Biden Pledge to Make Federal Fleet Electric Faces Slow Start

Biden Pledge to Make Federal Fleet Electric Faces Slow Start

CARS | By Hope Yen, Matthew Daly, and David Sharp | Oct 3

Biden last year directed the U.S. government to purchase only American-made, zero-emission passenger cars by 2027 and electric versions of other vehicles by 2035.

Style

Louis Vuitton's 'Blow Up' Show Caps Energetic Fashion Season

Louis Vuitton's 'Blow Up' Show Caps Energetic Fashion Season

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Oct 5

The funfair lights at Louis Vuitton shone as brightly as the starry front row Tuesday for the vibrant and infectious spring collection from Nicolas Ghesquiere that capped Paris Fashion Week.

Health/Fitness

CDC Drops Traveler Health Notices for Individual Countries

CDC Drops Traveler Health Notices for Individual Countries

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices that it began issuing early in the pandemic.

Travel

Spotlight Events and Fall Colors Shine in Putnam County

Spotlight Events and Fall Colors Shine in Putnam County

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 29

Putnam County is calling all day-trippers and travelers. This fall, visits to the historic Hudson Valley county bring both radiant autumn colors and exclusive seasonal events.