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On MLK Day, Yellen Says US Economy Is Unfair to Black People

On MLK Day, Yellen Says US Economy Is Unfair to Black People

NEWS | Jan 17
The U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or, really, for any American of color," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a speech delivered Monday.

By the Numbers: Stats That Tell Story of Biden's First Year

By the Numbers: Stats That Tell Story of Biden's First Year

NEWS | By Josh Boak | Jan 17
By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks.

For Oath Keepers and Founder, Jan. 6 Was Weeks in the Making

For Oath Keepers and Founder, Jan. 6 Was Weeks in the Making

NEWS | By Colleen Long | Jan 17
Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol.

Double Dealing: Legal, Illicit Blur in California Pot Market

Double Dealing: Legal, Illicit Blur in California Pot Market

NEWS | By Michael R. Blood | Jan 17
In the five years since California voters approved a broad legal marketplace for marijuana, thousands of greenhouses have sprouted across the state. But these, under their plastic canopies, conceal a secret.

Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples into Boxes During Food Bank Stop

Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples into Boxes During Food Bank Stop

NEWS | By Colleen Long | Jan 17
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

NEWS | By Nick Perry | Jan 17
New Zealand's military on Monday morning was able to send a surveillance flight to Tonga to assess the extent of the damage from a huge undersea volcanic eruption.

Djokovic Leaves Australia but Debate Goes on in Vaccine Saga

Djokovic Leaves Australia but Debate Goes on in Vaccine Saga

NEWS | By Felicia Fonseca | Jan 17
Australia made its decision, but opinion remains divided worldwide on Novak Djokovic and whether he should have been allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19.

'Scream' Scares Off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M Debut

'Scream' Scares Off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M Debut

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jan 16
After a month at no. 1, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' "Scream" reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking If Abuse Victim Is Gay

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking If Abuse Victim Is Gay

NEWS | Jan 16
A Catholic diocese in Poland apologized on Thursday for having asked a court to determine whether a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest is gay, and whether the sexual contact may have consequently been pleasurable for him.

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

NEWS | By Robert Nesti | Jan 16
Did the New York Times piece about an upcoming gay cruise perpetuate the stereotype of a party-hardy, libidinous gay male traveler?


News

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

NATIONAL | By Jake Bleiberg, Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo | Jan 16
A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist.


Entertainment

Review: Dietrich Rules in Cheesy 'Golden Earrings'

Review: Dietrich Rules in Cheesy 'Golden Earrings'

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Jan 17
"Golden Earrings" is a fascinating cinematic curio — recommended for Dietrich's mesmerizing work and closeted gay director Mitchell Leisen's hidden (and sometimes not-so-hidden) homotexual content.


Technology

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Jan 15
Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.


Finance

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

By John Raby, Fatima Hussein, and Josh Boak | Jan 14
For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit.


Style

Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan Bookend Prada Menswear Show

Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan Bookend Prada Menswear Show

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Jan 17
Jeff Goldblum infused Milan Fashion Week with some levity on Sunday as he shimmied down the Prada runway in a dark overcoat that cast a dramatic silhouette.


Health/Fitness

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz | Jan 15
While home antigen testing remains a useful — and underutilized — tool to curb the pandemic, experts say, it is often misused and may provide false confidence.


Travel

3 Women Charged with Beating Airline Security Officer at JFK

3 Women Charged with Beating Airline Security Officer at JFK

CRIME | Jan 15
Three women are facing federal charges of attacking an airline security worker who tried to block them from boarding a flight at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.