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Janet Jackson's Ensembles from 'Scream' Video Sold for $125K

Janet Jackson's Ensembles from 'Scream' Video Sold for $125K

ENTERTAINMENT | May 16

Janet Jackson's ensembles she wore in the "Scream" music video opposite of her brother Michael Jackson are among the items up for bid in a three-day auction.

Florida's Amusement Parks Loosen Pandemic Mask Requirements

Florida's Amusement Parks Loosen Pandemic Mask Requirements

NEWS | May 16

Florida's major theme parks are adjusting their face mask policies after the federal government loosened its recommendations as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

NYC Pride Parade Bans Police; Gay Officers 'Disheartened'

NYC Pride Parade Bans Police; Gay Officers 'Disheartened'

NEWS | May 15

Organizers of New York City's Pride events said Saturday they are banning police and other law enforcement from marching in their huge annual parade until at least 2025.

Pipeline Operator Says 'Normal Operations' Have Resumed

Pipeline Operator Says 'Normal Operations' Have Resumed

NEWS | May 15

The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7th by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed "normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.

Watch: 'The Viewers Fired Her' — Former Producer Slams Ellen DeGeneres

Watch: 'The Viewers Fired Her' — Former Producer Slams Ellen DeGeneres

ENTERTAINMENT | May 15

A former producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" told an Australian morning chat show this week that the viewers fired the talk show host. "I think the viewers have woken up finally," said Hedda Muskat.

After Donating a Kidney, Out Pol Brian Sims Encourages Organ Donor Registration

After Donating a Kidney, Out Pol Brian Sims Encourages Organ Donor Registration

NEWS | May 15

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims shared an empowering series of social media posts this past week that said he had shared a dinner with the man to whom he donated a kidney last year.

Watch: Shooting Deaths of Danny Henson and Serenity Hollis Mark at Least 25 Anti-Trans Killings in 2021

Watch: Shooting Deaths of Danny Henson and Serenity Hollis Mark at Least 25 Anti-Trans Killings in 2021

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 15

The May 4 shooting death of Danika "Danny" Henson and the May 8 shooting death of Serenity Hollis marked the year's 24th and 25th cases of lethal violence targeting trans and gender-nonconforming people.

Watch: 'The Gaycation Travel Show' Takes on Manhattan

Watch: 'The Gaycation Travel Show' Takes on Manhattan

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | May 15

The first episode of "The Gaycation Travel Show" takes viewers on a virtual tour on Manhattan with host Ravi Roth and special guest Ivan Quintanilla.

Prosecutors Ask to Drop Most Charges in Doctor Rape Case

Prosecutors Ask to Drop Most Charges in Doctor Rape Case

NEWS | May 15

State prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to dismiss most sex crime charges filed against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend, who are accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home.

Newsom's Spending Binge Reshapes California Recall Election

Newsom's Spending Binge Reshapes California Recall Election

NEWS | By Michael R. Blood | May 15

A fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars have reshuffled California's emerging recall election, allowing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to talk about an end to most COVID-19 restrictions and propose billions in new spending.

Entertainment

Why Did Colton Underwood Come Out? Reality Star Comes Clean in Interview

Why Did Colton Underwood Come Out? Reality Star Comes Clean in Interview

ENTERTAINMENT | May 15

Out ex-Bachelor Colton Underwood opened up to Variety today in a lengthy interview explaining how he was blackmailed after going to an L.A. gay spa a few years ago. He also discussed his upcoming Netflix series and coming out to his father.

Finance

In a Year of Lemons, How Lemonade Insurance Also Supports Vital LGBTQ Organizations

In a Year of Lemons, How Lemonade Insurance Also Supports Vital LGBTQ Organizations

SPONSORED CONTENT | May 13

Lemonade has turned wishful thinking into a reality with a technology-driven business model that makes acquiring various insurance types as easy as a few clicks, as well as a robust social action plan.

Cars

U.S. Opens Probe of Steering Problems in Honda Accord Sedans

U.S. Opens Probe of Steering Problems in Honda Accord Sedans

CARS | May 13

The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans.

Style

Find Serenity with a CBD-Inspired Home Spa Day

Find Serenity with a CBD-Inspired Home Spa Day

SPONSORED CONTENT | May 14

There are easy ways to create a custom spa experience in the comfort of your home. Better still, adding CBD as your star ingredient can take your DIY spa experience to a new level.

Health/Fitness

'Great Day for America': Vaccinated Can Largely Ditch Masks

'Great Day for America': Vaccinated Can Largely Ditch Masks

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller, Michael Balsamo | May 14

In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people.

Travel

Watch: Turkish Tourism Video Taken Down After Online Outcry

Watch: Turkish Tourism Video Taken Down After Online Outcry

TRAVEL | May 14

A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read "Enjoy, I'm vaccinated."