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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.

Review: Mark Wahlberg Discovers He's Special in 'Infinite'

By Lindsey Bahr | Friday Jun 11, 2021
This Mark Wahlberg actioner is exactly the kind of big, silly, occasionally exciting spectacle that have come to define summer movie season.

US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

By Matthew Perrone | Friday Jun 11, 2021
Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.

Message in a Jacket: Jill Biden Offers 'Love' During UK Trip

By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Friday Jun 11, 2021
Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of "love" as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas.

Christie's Sale Highlights L'Wren Scott Creations

By Jocelyn Noveck | Friday Jun 11, 2021
Designing concert clothes for a rock star is not a simple task, especially if that rock star is as specific as Mick Jagger about the message he wants to send.

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

By Edith M. Lederer | Friday Jun 11, 2021
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world's nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls.

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

Thursday Jun 10, 2021
The World Health Organization's Europe director warned that the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India is "poised to take hold in the region."

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Thursday Jun 10, 2021
Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

Watch: Raptors, Twists and Drops on Universal's New Jurassic Ride

Thursday Jun 10, 2021
The ride has two launches, four inversions, a 360-degree barrel roll above a lagoon, an inverted zero-gravity stall that sends riders upside down across 100 feet of track and a 155-foot ascent with a 140-foot drop at 80 degrees.

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