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Star Trek's 'Strange New Worlds': In Defense of Episodic TV

Star Trek's 'Strange New Worlds': In Defense of Episodic TV

TELEVISION | By Ted Anthony | Jul 6, 2022

"Strange New Worlds," whose first-season finale "airs" Thursday on Paramount+ in the United States, has been a true errand of mercy for those "Trek" fans who love old-fashioned, self-contained episodes.

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 6, 2022

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.

G-20 Meeting May Lead to Wider Divisions over War in Ukraine

G-20 Meeting May Lead to Wider Divisions over War in Ukraine

BUSINESS | By Matthew Lee | Jul 6, 2022

Instead of providing unity, the talks may well exacerbate existing divides over the Ukraine conflict.

Caribbean Court Finds Anti-Sodomy Law Unconstitutional

Caribbean Court Finds Anti-Sodomy Law Unconstitutional

INTERNATIONAL | By Dánica Coto | Jul 6, 2022

A Caribbean court ruled Tuesday that a law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional.

Spirit Wins Takeoff and Landing Rights at Key Newark Airport

Spirit Wins Takeoff and Landing Rights at Key Newark Airport

TRAVEL | Jul 6, 2022

Spirit Airlines will get valuable takeoff and landing times that Southwest Airlines is abandoning at busy Newark-Liberty International Airport near New York City.

FDA Temporarily Suspends Order Banning Juul Cigarettes

FDA Temporarily Suspends Order Banning Juul Cigarettes

HEALTH | Jul 6, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration issued an administrative stay Tuesday on the order it issued last month for vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market.

J.K. Rowling Defends Macy Gay and Bette Middler After TERF Accusations

J.K. Rowling Defends Macy Gay and Bette Middler After TERF Accusations

CELEBRITIES | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 5, 2022

J.K. Rowling has come to Macy Gay and Bette Middler's defense after recent comments from both stars have fans accusing them of transphobia.

Gay Missouri Political Candidate's Banner Defaced With Homophobic Slur

Gay Missouri Political Candidate's Banner Defaced With Homophobic Slur

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 5, 2022

Justice Horn, who is seeking to be elected to represent the First District on the Legislature in Kansas City, Missouri, shared a photo showing that his campaign banner had been defaced with a gay slur.

Chanel Gets Gently Geometric in Far-Flung Paris Couture

Chanel Gets Gently Geometric in Far-Flung Paris Couture

FASHION | Jul 5, 2022

Birds tweeted -- not fashionistas -- the day Chanel brought its couture guests to the calm of the Bois de Boulogne forest.

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 5, 2022

The shared philosophy of William Chris Vineyards is "great wines aren't made, but grown in the vineyard." Find out why this Texas winegrower is so worth your while.

Review: 'Thor: Love And Thunder' a Romp of a Good Time Filled with Exciting Thrills, Chills, and Wit

Review: 'Thor: Love And Thunder' a Romp of a Good Time Filled with Exciting Thrills, Chills, and Wit

MOVIES | By JC Alvarez | Jul 5, 2022

The Mightiest Avenger of all has never faced a peril as frightening as this! Chris Hemsworth returns (in the flesh) for the fourth installment of the Marvel Studios franchise.

British Star Duncan James Says he Dated Women to Hide His Sexuality

British Star Duncan James Says he Dated Women to Hide His Sexuality

CELEBRITIES | Jul 5, 2022

British singer Duncan James opened up about his difficult coming out experience in an interview, saying he dated women to hide his sexuality.

Watch: Out Rocker Darren Hayes Opens Up about the Torment of the Closet

Watch: Out Rocker Darren Hayes Opens Up about the Torment of the Closet

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5, 2022

Savage Garden's out singer-songwriter Darren Hayes has opened up about the torments of the closet and the life-saving power of his career in music.

'Heartstopper' Cast Responds to Hate with Dance and Whitney Houston at London Pride

'Heartstopper' Cast Responds to Hate with Dance and Whitney Houston at London Pride

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5, 2022

The cast of the Netflix gay dramedy "Heartstopper" were in attendance at London Pride, where they faced off with a group of anti-LGBTQ+ protestors, meeting hate with joy, dance, and Whitney Houston.

Adele Needed a Pride Flag for Her Concert — Fans Lent Her Theirs

Adele Needed a Pride Flag for Her Concert — Fans Lent Her Theirs

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5, 2022

Adele found herself in need of a Pride flag for her concert in Hyde Park over the weekend. Luckily, two fans were willing to lend the singer their own flag — for which they were comped amazing seats.

Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Allegations

Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Allegations

CELEBRITIES | Jul 5, 2022

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin on Sunday denied allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police noting that he has not been charged with any crime.

Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jul 5, 2022

Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior's celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday.

Kellogg Loses UK Fight to Block Ban on Sugary Cereal Promos

Kellogg Loses UK Fight to Block Ban on Sugary Cereal Promos

FOOD/DRINK | Jul 5, 2022

Breakfast food giant Kellogg Co. lost a legal bid Monday to block new anti-obesity measures in England banning the promotion of sugary cereals.

Flight Cancellations Ease Slightly as July 4 Weekend Ends

Flight Cancellations Ease Slightly as July 4 Weekend Ends

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 5, 2022

Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend.

Oil Wrestlers Seek Glory in Turkey's Centuries-Old Contest

Oil Wrestlers Seek Glory in Turkey's Centuries-Old Contest

CULTURE | Jul 5, 2022

In the festival, which is on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, wrestlers cover themselves in olive oil, making it more difficult for opponents to grab each other.

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