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'Arthur' to End on PBS Kids after 25-Season Stint

'Arthur' to End on PBS Kids after 25-Season Stint

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 29
PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children's series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022.

ZZ Top: Bearded Bassist Dusty Hill Dies in His Sleep at 72

ZZ Top: Bearded Bassist Dusty Hill Dies in His Sleep at 72

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 29
ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as "Legs" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72.

Bob Odenkirk Condition Stable after 'Heart Related Incident'

Bob Odenkirk Condition Stable after 'Heart Related Incident'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jul 29
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk had a "heart related incident" when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital.

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

New guidance from the federal government set off mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back.

State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants

State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants

NEWS | By Susan Haigh | Jul 29
While the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 ruled racially restrictive housing covenants unenforceable, many remain on paper today and can be difficult to remove.

IOC Sponsors Facing Heat over Beijing Olympics, Human Rights

IOC Sponsors Facing Heat over Beijing Olympics, Human Rights

NEWS | By Stephen Wade | Jul 29
Faced with criticism over human rights issues tied to next year's Beijing Winter Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday that its only responsibility was to "deliver the Games."

Mena Suvari Explains Writing about Kevin Spacey in New Book

Mena Suvari Explains Writing about Kevin Spacey in New Book

ENTERTAINMENT | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 29
Mena Suvari wants to explain her reasoning for writing about Kevin Spacey on the set of their 1999 film "American Beauty" in her new book "The Great Peace" (Hachette).

1 Arrested in Shooting that Wounded TikTok Star, Killed Teen

1 Arrested in Shooting that Wounded TikTok Star, Killed Teen

NEWS | Jul 29
Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched "The Forever Purge" at a Southern California movie theater.

Infrastructure Deal: Senate Suddenly Acts to Take Up Bill

Infrastructure Deal: Senate Suddenly Acts to Take Up Bill

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Kevin Freking, and Alan Fram | Jul 29
The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts.

Italian Rockers Maneskin Enjoy Blurring Gender Stereotypes

Italian Rockers Maneskin Enjoy Blurring Gender Stereotypes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Paolo Santalucia | Jul 28
With their androgynous outfits, in-your-face videos and what their lead singer calls "cathartic anger," they're having a blast blurring stereotypes.


News

Watch: Peter Tatchell Recalls 50+ Years of LGBTQ Activism

Watch: Peter Tatchell Recalls 50+ Years of LGBTQ Activism

INTERNATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 28
Called "the most hated man in Britain," Peter Tatchell has stood up to everyone from Margaret Thatcher and the Catholic church to Russia's oppressive government. Tatchelll recalls the drive for activism in light of a new documentary about his life.


Business

Delivery Apps Expand Reach to Meet Customer Demands

Delivery Apps Expand Reach to Meet Customer Demands

PERSONAL TECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are expanding their services.


Finance

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

By Ben O'Shea, Nerdwallet | Jul 29
If you're the parent of a young adult, you may be asked to co-sign for a car loan or an apartment lease. Before you agree, know what's at stake.


Cars

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 27
Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage.


Health/Fitness

Tap Into Your Most Creative State with THC Delta 8 Gummies

Tap Into Your Most Creative State with THC Delta 8 Gummies

HEALTH | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 28
Delta 8 gummies provide all the benefits of CBD, a milder psychoactive effect than THC, and taste delicious — making it one of the most popular CBD/Delta 8 products on the market.


Travel

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

LOCAL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Jul 27
A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.


Nightlife

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

NATIONAL | Jul 27
In what may be the first move for LGBTQ businesses in Boston, Jacques' Cabaret — a popular nightclub that caters to drag performers — announced that it has made changes to its COVID-19 protocols, which requires proof of vaccination.