Gay Columbus: The Latest

Crisis Deepens for Cuomo; AG Wants to Lead Harassment Probe

Crisis Deepens for Cuomo; AG Wants to Lead Harassment Probe

NEWS | By Karen Matthews nd Marina Villeneuve | Feb 28
The crisis enveloping Gov. Andrew Cuomo deepened Sunday as the state's attorney general demanded he grant her the authority to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him.

Watch: TJ Osborne Tells CBS This Morning He's Experienced a 'Tsunami of Love' Since Coming Out

Watch: TJ Osborne Tells CBS This Morning He's Experienced a 'Tsunami of Love' Since Coming Out

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 28
Country star TJ Osborne went on CBS This Morning to talk about how gratifying coming out has been for him.

At Bicoastal Globes on Sunday, 'Borat' Could Triumph

At Bicoastal Globes on Sunday, 'Borat' Could Triumph

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 28
When drained of glamour, what's left of the Golden Globes?

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

NEWS | By Menelaos Hadjicostis | Feb 28
A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus' public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country's "blasphemous" entry into this year's Eurovision song contest.

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

NEWS | Feb 28
The U.N. Human Rights Office says it has received "credible information" that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded.

Virginia Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana in 2024

Virginia Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana in 2024

NEWS | Feb 28
Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin.

'Not a Good Idea:' Experts Concerned about Pope Trip to Iraq

'Not a Good Idea:' Experts Concerned about Pope Trip to Iraq

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab | Feb 28
Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there.

Biden Team Readies Wider Economic Package After Virus Relief

Biden Team Readies Wider Economic Package After Virus Relief

NEWS | By Kevin Freking, Hope Yen and Josh Boak | Feb 28
Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation's infrastructure.

Globes Org Says It Will Recruit Black Members After Outcry

Globes Org Says It Will Recruit Black Members After Outcry

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 28
The organization hosting the Golden Globes says it is developing a plan to recruit Black members after falling under sharp criticism for lacking diverse members.

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

NEWS | Feb 28
A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.


Business

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

NATIONAL | By Kevin Freking | Feb 27
The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.


Technology

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

NATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Feb 27
U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.


Finance

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

NATIONAL | By Jim Mustian and David B. Caruso | Feb 23
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.


Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

AUTO NEWS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20
On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.


Style

Borsalino Looks Ahead with Cool Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps

Borsalino Looks Ahead with Cool Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 27
The new collection displayed during Milan Fashion Week takes inspiration from the Arts & Crafts design movement in mid-19th century Britain


Health/Fitness

Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health

Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health

HEALTH | By Laura Williamson, American Heart Association News | Feb 27
It doesn't take a scientist to understand that laughter feels good, while anger feels awful. But it does take one to explain why one of these feelings can boost the immune system.


Travel

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

NATIONAL | By Dan Allen | Feb 26
Soon-to-open Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground announced it would open this spring and cater exclusively to gay men, setting off a controversy about transgender guests that's reverberating through the queer camping community.


Nightlife

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

BARS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.