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As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

By David E. Lieb | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

Leslie Grace Lives Full-Circle Moment 'In the Heights'

By Sigal Ratner-Arias | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
Like her Nina character in "In The Heights," Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist.

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

By Samuel Petrequin | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
French Open organizers said they took a "pragmatic" approach in their dealings with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka earlier in the tournament, insisting they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw.

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

By David Koenig | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
The airline industry's recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.

Big-winning Whippet, Pekingese Face Off at Westminster Show

By Jennifer Peltz | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
The Westminster Kennel Club dog show finals are shaping up to be a clash of canine titans.

Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre Remembered 5 Years Later

Sunday Jun 13, 2021
The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack.

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

By Josh Boak | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

By Kathleen Foody | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as summer dawns.

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

Saturday Jun 12, 2021
City workers in Reno plan to keep repairing a rainbow-colored Pride Month crosswalk that was marred by tire tracks after it was painted this week under the Reno Arch, while police investigate the damage as a property destruction crime.

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
Leasing a car now provides a number of advantages over a traditional financed purchase. To start with, you don't have to put as much money down.

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Saturday Jun 12, 2021
Billionaire businessman and investor Richard Branson marked the opening Thursday of the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, promoting weekend events that kicked off with a show headlined by Christina Aguilera.

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

By Michael Hill | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lochte, Chastened by Misdeeds, Takes Aim at 5th Olympics

Saturday Jun 12, 2021
Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He's eager to make them forget the worst.

Seized House Records Show Just How Far Trump Admin Would Go

By Colleen Long | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them.

Gay-Themed 'The Hot Wing King' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Friday Jun 11, 2021
"The Hot Wing King" by Katori Hall, a play set around a hot wing cooking competition, has won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for drama during a theater season that saw most venues largely shuttered.

US Will Restore $1B for for California's Troubled Bullet Train

Friday Jun 11, 2021
The federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California's troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.

End of an Era: American Will Drop Its In-Flight Magazine

Friday Jun 11, 2021
After more than half a century in airplane seatback pockets, the American Airlines in-flight magazine American Way is going away.

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

Friday Jun 11, 2021
The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party.

Hungary: Bill Would Ban 'Promoting' Homosexuality to Minors

By Bela Szandelszky and Vanessa Gera | Friday Jun 11, 2021
Hungary's governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18.

In US, Pride Month Festivities Muted by Political Setbacks

By David Crary | Friday Jun 11, 2021
It's Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate but the mood is somewhat bleak.

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