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Tweaked COVID Vaccines in Testing Aim to Fend Off Variants

Tweaked COVID Vaccines in Testing Aim to Fend Off Variants

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 13
Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mayor Open Times Square Vaccine Site

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mayor Open Times Square Vaccine Site

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry.

Arkansas House Sends Governor Stripped-Down Hate Crimes Bill

Arkansas House Sends Governor Stripped-Down Hate Crimes Bill

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Apr 13
Arkansas lawmakers approved a stripped-down alternative to hate crimes legislation that longtime supporters of such laws have criticized as not providing true protections following a succession of new measures restricting the rights of transgender people.

Biden Picks 2 Trump Critics for Border, Immigration Roles

Biden Picks 2 Trump Critics for Border, Immigration Roles

NEWS | Apr 13
President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security.

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt Join Oscars Starry Presenting Cast

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt Join Oscars Starry Presenting Cast

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 13
The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help hand out statuettes.

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to Close for Good

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to Close for Good

NEWS | By Lindsey Bahr | Apr 13
Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening.

Fox Stands Behind Tucker Carlson after ADL Urges His Firing

Fox Stands Behind Tucker Carlson after ADL Urges His Firing

NEWS | By Tali Arbel | Apr 13
Fox Corp. is standing behind Tucker Carlson after the Anti-Defamation League last week called for the company to fire the opinion host for his on-air defense of the white-supremacist "great replacement" theory.

India Reels Amid Virus Surge, Affecting World Vaccine Supply

India Reels Amid Virus Surge, Affecting World Vaccine Supply

NEWS | By Sheikh Saaliq, Aniruddha Ghosal | Apr 13
The surge, which can be seen across India, is particularly alarming because the country is a major vaccine producer and a critical supplier to the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative

US Recommends 'Pause' For J&J Vaccine Over Clot Reports

US Recommends 'Pause' For J&J Vaccine Over Clot Reports

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller | Apr 13
The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Sebastian Stan Promotes New Film With Bare Backside Shot

Sebastian Stan Promotes New Film With Bare Backside Shot

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 13
Not to be undone by Christopher Meloni, Sebastian Stan showed off his melonis, but this time it's a Full Monty shot he posted on Instagram.


Entertainment

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

MUSIC | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 12
On April 22, SF Gay Men's Chorus will present their 15th annual "Crescendo: Voices Rising," an online gala with guest-stars LeeAnn Rimes, Jake Shears, Shangela, Rita Moreno and others.


Business

After Amazon: Labor Tries to Regroup in Wake of Alabama Loss

After Amazon: Labor Tries to Regroup in Wake of Alabama Loss

WORKPLACE | By Paul Wiseman and Anne D'Innocenzio | Apr 10
Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.


Finance

6 Ways to Increase Your Social Security Benefits

6 Ways to Increase Your Social Security Benefits

NATIONAL | By Emily Guy Birken | Apr 9
Unlike investment portfolios, annuities or pensions, Social Security is the only retirement income that is guaranteed for life and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.


Cars

Edmunds: The Most Affordable New SUVs for 2021

Edmunds: The Most Affordable New SUVs for 2021

AUTO NEWS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Apr 10
Edmunds' experts have compiled a list of five SUVs that come in a variety of sizes and have unusually low starting prices for their competitive segments.


Health/Fitness

Las Vegas Family Awarded $29.5 Million in Allergic Reaction Case

Las Vegas Family Awarded $29.5 Million in Allergic Reaction Case

HEALTH | Apr 12
A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013.