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New Channel Offers Fare for Women in the LGBTQ Community

Thursday Oct 29, 2020
An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama.

Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation

By Sarah Rankin and Elana Schor | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

Thailand Protesters Take to Street to Mock Fashion Show

By Tassanee Vejpongsa | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital's business district, staging something akin to a street fair to bring attention to their contention that the country's monarchy holds too much power and influence.

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

Thursday Oct 29, 2020
While nobody is suggesting you trade in your gym membership for a game subscription, it turns out there probably are worse things you could be doing with your leisure time, experts say.

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved.

Taiwan Marks 200 Days Without Domestic COVID-19 Infection

Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Taiwan hit 200 days without any domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, highlighting the island's continued success at keeping the virus under control even as cases surge in other parts of the world.

Trump Rule Requires Health Plans to Disclose Costs Up Front

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Trying to pull back the veil on health care costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Thursday finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures.

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.

Watch: Khloe Kardashian Confirms She had Coronavirus in Video

Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Country Artist Cam Confronts Hard Truths on 'The Otherside'

By Kristin M. Hall | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

By Darlene Superville | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist.

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Tamara Lush | Thursday Oct 29, 2020
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

By Marcy Gordon | Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
Volkswagen is recalling more than 218,000 Jetta sedans in the U.S. to fix a fuel leak problem that can cause fires. The recall covers certain cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.

Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

By Leanne Italie | Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok.

Illinois Governor Bans Indoor Dining as Virus Cases Surge

By John O'Connor | Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
Surging COVID-19 cases in Chicago prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to ban indoor dining and bar services and limit the number of people gathering in one place.

Whitney Houston Makes History with 3rd Diamond Album

By Mesfin Fekadu | Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat.

Jon Stewart Will be Back in the Host's Chair for Apple TV+

Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of "The Daily Show" and with a new home at Apple TV+.

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

By David Sharp | Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
On Monday, Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her vote against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick without any speech and quickly headed home to Maine to try to save her political career.

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

By David Bauder | Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of "60 Minutes" this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.

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