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Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

STYLE | By Will Stone | Jan 25

Those who can serve customers outdoors, on patios or sidewalks, are coming up with creative adaptations that can make dining possible in the frigid depths of winter, but is it safe?

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio Won't Seek Reelection

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio Won't Seek Reelection

NEWS | By Dan Sewell | Jan 25

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, said he won't seek reelection due in part to how it's gotten "harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress," and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades.

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25

A vaccine passport "could be the golden ticket to rebooting travel," but how long will it take to get the double dose, and what technology is being developed to prove it?

Biden Reversing Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military

Biden Reversing Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military

NEWS | By Lolita C. Baldor and | Jan 25

President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military.

Liz Cheney to Matt Gaetz: Leave Your Beauty Bag at Home

Liz Cheney to Matt Gaetz: Leave Your Beauty Bag at Home

NEWS | Jan 25

Republican Liz Cheney shot shade at her fellow Republican Matt Gaetz as he heads to Wyoming to speak at a rally seeking her resignation from Congress.

PopUps: Justin Bieber Reflects on 2014 DUI Charge in Instagram Post

PopUps: Justin Bieber Reflects on 2014 DUI Charge in Instagram Post

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 25

Justin Bieber took to Instagram over the weekend to reflect on the DUI charge he received back in 2014, which resulted in his smiling mugshot photo going viral at the time.

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

NEWS | By Colleen Long | Jan 25

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Watch: After Coming Out, YouTuber JoJo Siwa Opens Up in Moving Vid: 'I'm Really Happy'

Watch: After Coming Out, YouTuber JoJo Siwa Opens Up in Moving Vid: 'I'm Really Happy'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 25

YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa thanked fans for support after she came out over the weekend. She additionally opened up about how she's not ready to talk labels on how she specifically identifies.

Watch: Giant Snow Penis Appears in Swedish Town, Ruled Safety Hazzard

Watch: Giant Snow Penis Appears in Swedish Town, Ruled Safety Hazzard

NEWS | Jan 25

In the Swedish town of BorĂ¥s a tradition has grown over the past five years of building a large snow sculpture in a roundabout after a snowstorm. The latest has gone viral.

Honduran Lawmakers on Track to Toughen Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

Honduran Lawmakers on Track to Toughen Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25

Lawmakers in Honduras are on track to amend that nation's constitution in a way that will more deeply enshrine anti-LGBTQ bias in bedrock law.

Entertainment

'Eternals' Star Opens Up About Marvel's Gay Superhero, First Same-Sex Kiss

'Eternals' Star Opens Up About Marvel's Gay Superhero, First Same-Sex Kiss

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25

Haaz Sleiman, one of the cast in the upcoming Marvel film "Eternals," shared his take on the upcoming movie's introduction of a married gay superhero and the film franchise's first same-sex kiss.

Business

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

BUSINESS | Jan 24

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the cranky Christian group One Million Moms are not fond of the Cadbury Creme Egg ad campaign featuring two men sharing one of the seasonal treats.

Technology

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

TECHNOLOGY | By Jill Lawless | Jan 22

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Style

Dry January is Moist for Some at the Rocky Start of 2021

Dry January is Moist for Some at the Rocky Start of 2021

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Jan 25

A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some.

Health/Fitness

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Jan 25

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.

Travel

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

TRAVEL | By Aamer Madhani | Jan 25

President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials

Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23

The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.