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Lawsuits Challenge Virginia's Sexual Orientation Protections

Lawsuits Challenge Virginia's Sexual Orientation Protections

NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Oct 1
A conservative legal group has filed lawsuits challenging a new Virginia law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Push to Bring Coronavirus Vaccines to the Poor Faces Trouble

Push to Bring Coronavirus Vaccines to the Poor Faces Trouble

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng, Lori Hinnant | Oct 1
An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves.

Group: Egypt Police Arbitrarily Arrest, Torture LGBTQ People

Group: Egypt Police Arbitrarily Arrest, Torture LGBTQ People

NEWS | Oct 1
A prominent human rights group Thursday accused Egyptian police of arbitrarily arresting and torturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and urged authorities to end prosecutions for adult, consensual sexual relations.

California Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

California Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

NEWS | By Don Thompson and Robert Jablon | Oct 1
Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Shania Twain Reflects on Breakout Album that Changed Country

Shania Twain Reflects on Breakout Album that Changed Country

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kristin M. Hall | Oct 1
The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come.

Debate Commission Says it Will Make Changes to Format

Debate Commission Says it Will Make Changes to Format

NEWS | By David Bauder | Oct 1
The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

Rihanna Wants to Cheer Up a Troubled World with Fashion Show

Rihanna Wants to Cheer Up a Troubled World with Fashion Show

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Oct 1
With help from Lizzo, Travis Scott, Rosalia and some of the biggest names in modeling, Rihanna said she decided to forge ahead with a new digital-only Savage X Fenty lingerie show to bring something good into a troubled world.

Trump Proud Boys Remark Echoes Charlottesville

Trump Proud Boys Remark Echoes Charlottesville

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire, Michael Kunzelman and Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 1
President Trump tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during the debate but the inflammatory moment was far from the first time the president has failed to denounce white supremacists or has advanced racist ideas.

Eric Trump Clarifies He's 'Not Gay'

Eric Trump Clarifies He's 'Not Gay'

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 30
Following a Tuesday appearance on FOX & Friend where he appeared to come out, Eric Trump now clarifies he's not gay - or even bisexual.

 Historic Boston Nightclubs Ramrod and Machine Permanently Closed

Historic Boston Nightclubs Ramrod and Machine Permanently Closed

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 30
Ramrod and Machine, the last two queer nightclubs in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, permanently shuttered their doors just before quarantine and won't be coming back.


Business

Google Unveils Latest Pixel Phone, Rolls Out New TV Service

Google Unveils Latest Pixel Phone, Rolls Out New TV Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 1
Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service.


Technology

What We Know About the Airborne Spread of the Coronavirus

What We Know About the Airborne Spread of the Coronavirus

HEALTH | By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact | Sep 30
The emerging picture is a work-in-progress, but many of the pieces do point toward the potential for airborne transmission.


Finance

Even Before Pandemic Struck, More US Adults Were Uninsured

Even Before Pandemic Struck, More US Adults Were Uninsured

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 30
About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to a government report issued Wednesday.


Cars

Former Audi Chief on Trial in VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

Former Audi Chief on Trial in VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

AUTO NEWS | Sep 30
The former head of Volkswagen's Audi luxury car division and three others went on trial Wednesday on charges related to the company's cheating on diesel car emissions tests.


Style

Kenzo Gets the Buzz at Bee-Themed Paris Fashion Week Show

Kenzo Gets the Buzz at Bee-Themed Paris Fashion Week Show

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Oct 1
A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities.


Travel

US Extends Ban on Cruise Ships Through October

US Extends Ban on Cruise Ships Through October

Oct 1
Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas.