News

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrew Meldrum and Mogomotsi Magom | Nov 26, 2021

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province,

Out in the World: Campaign Tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ Violence Issues; Travel Initiative Launched

Out in the World: Campaign Tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ Violence Issues; Travel Initiative Launched

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Nov 26, 2021

This year marks a new beginning for Puerto Rico's LGBTQ community following the deadliest year for transgender people in the U.S. territory in 2020.

Saudi Critic's Fiancee Urges Justin Bieber to Cancel F1 Show

Saudi Critic's Fiancee Urges Justin Bieber to Cancel F1 Show

INTERNATIONAL | By Aya Batrawy | Nov 26, 2021

Pop star Justin Bieber is facing growing calls to cancel his concert in Saudi Arabia next month.

2021 Now Deadliest Year on Record, with 45 Trans Victims of Lethal Violence

2021 Now Deadliest Year on Record, with 45 Trans Victims of Lethal Violence

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 26, 2021

With reports of the death of Marquiisha Lawrence, violent killings of transgender people in 2021 has reached at least 45 known victims — the most ever in a single year.

Thirst-trapping Thomas Beattie Inspired Josh Cavallo to Come Out

Thirst-trapping Thomas Beattie Inspired Josh Cavallo to Come Out

SPORTS | Nov 26, 2021

Thomas Beattie inspired Josh Cavallo to come out.

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

NATIONAL | By Anne d'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2021

Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy

World Takes Action as New Variant Emerges in Southern Africa

World Takes Action as New Variant Emerges in Southern Africa

INTERNATIONAL | By Raf Casert | Nov 26, 2021

A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant.

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated To Italy

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated To Italy

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 26, 2021

National Geographic magazine's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" has arrived in Italy as part of the West's evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday.

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Nov 26, 2021

President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families.

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

NATIONAL | By Russ Bynum and Kate Brumbac | Nov 25, 2021

The video of Ahmaud Arbery's shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man's killing into the national consciousness.

'Yassification' is Making the World a Gayer Place

'Yassification' is Making the World a Gayer Place

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2021

The image-editing craze known as 'yassification' is trending on Twitter. See why this gay-inspired meme has caught on.

Court Revives Lawsuit Of Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage

Court Revives Lawsuit Of Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2021

A lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed, a state appeals court ruled.

Ahmad Arbery's Mom: Thankful for Justice and Son's Legacy

Ahmad Arbery's Mom: Thankful for Justice and Son's Legacy

NATIONAL | By Rodrique Ngowi and Jeffrey Collins | Nov 25, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day.

The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing

The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Nov 25, 2021

Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.

Chinese Fashion Photographer In Dior Controversy Apologizes

Chinese Fashion Photographer In Dior Controversy Apologizes

INTERNATIONAL | By Zen Soo and Huizhong Wu | Nov 25, 2021

A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai.

Watch: Rachel Maddow Calls Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Names 'Really Gay'

Watch: Rachel Maddow Calls Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Names 'Really Gay'

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 25, 2021

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says Proud Boys and Oath Keepers names "sound really gay." She recommended "Lesbian Avengers" as an alternative name for the groups.

Holiday Season Moves into High Gear but Challenges Remain

Holiday Season Moves into High Gear but Challenges Remain

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2021

Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2021

Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions.

Explainer: Trio Guilty of Killing Ahmaud Arbery. What Now?

Explainer: Trio Guilty of Killing Ahmaud Arbery. What Now?

CRIME | By Kate Brumback | Nov 25, 2021

The killing was captured on video and shared around the world: Ahmaud Arbery running toward and then around an idling pickup truck before its driver blasted him at close range with a shotgun.

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

NATIONAL | By David Koenig | Nov 25, 2021

Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

11 - 30 of 66684 Stories