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UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

By Michelle Chapman | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

Holiday Air Travel Surges Despite Dire Health Warnings

By David Koenig | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.

Bad Bunny is Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist of 2020

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
The year's most played artist on Spotify? Globally speaking: Bad Bunny.

Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, but Also a Threat

By Bill Barrow and Alan Fram | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

By Mogomotsi Magome | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rita Ora Says Sorry for Lockdown-Breaching Birthday Party

Monday Nov 30, 2020
British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was "a serious and inexcusable error of judgment."

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

By Colleen Long | Monday Nov 30, 2020
The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say. Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

By Leanne Italie | Monday Nov 30, 2020 on Monday declared "pandemic" its 2020 word of the year.

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

By Lauran Neergaard | Monday Nov 30, 2020
Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection, ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens

Biden Chooses an All-Female Senior White House Press Team

By Alexandra Jaffe and Andrew Taylor | Monday Nov 30, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what's expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation.

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

By Jill Lawless | Sunday Nov 29, 2020
Britain's culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series "The Crown" should come with a disclaimer: It's a work of fiction.

Jill Biden, Joe's Chief Protector, to Step Up as First Lady

By Laurie Kellman | Sunday Nov 29, 2020
Protecting Joe stands out among Jill Biden's many roles over their 43-year marriage, as her husband's career moved him from the Senate to the presidential campaign trail and the White House as President Barack Obama's vice president.

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

By Tamara Lush | Sunday Nov 29, 2020
The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

Dave Prowse, Actor Who Played Darth Vader, Dies at 85

By Jill Lawless | Sunday Nov 29, 2020
Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. He was 85.

Police Block Warsaw March Against Abortion Ruling, Force Use

By Vanessa Gera | Sunday Nov 29, 2020
Activists seek to keep up the pressure while also demanding a more liberal abortion law and the resignation of the country's right-wing government.

Bad Bunny caps Week of Awards and Grammy-Noms with New Album

By Sigal Ratner-Arias | Sunday Nov 29, 2020
Fans of Bad Bunny are used to expecting something different each time he releases new music.

Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights

By David Crary and Alana Schor | Saturday Nov 28, 2020
As president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists.

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