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Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

NEWS | 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.

House Passes $1.9t Pandemic Bill on Near Party-Line Vote

House Passes $1.9t Pandemic Bill on Near Party-Line Vote

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Feb 27

The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they'd revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.

Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely After Theft, Shooting

Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely After Theft, Shooting

NEWS | By Stefanie Dazio | Feb 27

Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said.

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New 'Superman' Film

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New 'Superman' Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 27

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new "Superman" film from Warner Bros.

Could Pandemic Further Erode the New England Town Meeting?

Could Pandemic Further Erode the New England Town Meeting?

NEWS | By Wilson Ring | Feb 27

The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition.

With House Voting on Relief Bill, Dems Mull Wage Plan Rescue

With House Voting on Relief Bill, Dems Mull Wage Plan Rescue

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Feb 27

A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage Friday, even as Democrats searched for a way to revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.

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

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

NEWS | 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.

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

NEWS | By Eric Tucker and Aamer Madhani | Feb 27

Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday.

At Conservative Conference, Trump Is Still the Golden Boy

At Conservative Conference, Trump Is Still the Golden Boy

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Feb 27

A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump on Friday as speakers declared their fealty to the former president.

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

NIGHTLIFE | 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.

Business

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

BUSINESS | By Jake Coyle | Feb 26

Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.

Technology

Never Too Late: Pandemic Propels Older Shoppers Online

Never Too Late: Pandemic Propels Older Shoppers Online

TECHNOLOGY | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 26

The pandemic has motivated many who have been isolated at home or unable to leave their senior communities to learn something they may have resisted until now: how to buy groceries and more online.

Finance

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

FINANCE | 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

CARS | 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

NYC Steakhouse Stunt: A Wax Don Draper Hanging at the Bar

NYC Steakhouse Stunt: A Wax Don Draper Hanging at the Bar

STYLE | Feb 26

Brooklyn's famed Peter Luger Steak House has teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures mingle with patrons, promoting the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions on indoor dining in New York City.

Health/Fitness

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Danica Kirka | Feb 26

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.

Travel

Fort Lauderdale's Expanding Vision for LGBTQ Travel

Fort Lauderdale's Expanding Vision for LGBTQ Travel

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26

If you think you know Fort Lauderdale, think again. A new campaign rolls out an all-inclusive welcome mat for the LGBTQ community as Florida's holiday hot spot.

Nightlife

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

NIGHTLIFE | Feb 16

British police have fined dozens of people for breaking coronavirus restrictions after officers found 150 guests packed into an illegal nightclub in England over the weekend.