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Cher Delivers Hit Songs, Voting Encouragement Over the Weekend

Cher Delivers Hit Songs, Voting Encouragement Over the Weekend

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26
Superstar and LGBTQ ally Cher delivered hit songs and voting encouragement to crowds over the weekend, appearing at Biden events in Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona.

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch Lead AMA Nominations with 8 Each

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch Lead AMA Nominations with 8 Each

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 26
The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year's American Music Awards with eight apiece.

Out Comic Fortune Feimster Weds, Cites Supreme Court Uncertainty

Out Comic Fortune Feimster Weds, Cites Supreme Court Uncertainty

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26
Out comedian Fortune Feimster and her fiancée married on Oct. 23 amid uncertainty about what might happen to marriage equality when Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Virus is Pummeling Europe's Eateries — And Winter is Coming

Virus is Pummeling Europe's Eateries — And Winter is Coming

NEWS | By Raf Casert | Oct 26
From Northern Ireland and Italy to the Netherlands and France, governments have shuttered eateries or severely curtailed how they operate.

Watch: Omari Hardwick's Old-School 'Power Workout'

Watch: Omari Hardwick's Old-School 'Power Workout'

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 26
Omari Hardwick ("Power" on Starz) isn't holding back in his daily workout. Take a look at how the TV star stays in shape — you'll be impressed with the results!

Out New Mexico Legislator Flees Home After Threats Received

Out New Mexico Legislator Flees Home After Threats Received

NEWS | Oct 26
A state senator says he received anonymous threatening telephone messages after publicly criticizing people for gathering without masks at a political demonstration outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety.

Show Goes on for Olivier Awards, Even with UK Theaters Shut

Show Goes on for Olivier Awards, Even with UK Theaters Shut

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Lawless | Oct 26
Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Harry Styles Investing in New Music Venue in Manchester

Harry Styles Investing in New Music Venue in Manchester

ENTERTAINMENT | By Hilary Fox | Oct 26
While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline his own arena — one he's putting his money and ideas into.

Democrats Ask Pence to Skip Barrett Vote Over COVID-19 Risk

Democrats Ask Pence to Skip Barrett Vote Over COVID-19 Risk

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Oct 26
A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but Democratic leaders are asking Vice President Pence to stay away from presiding over the session due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19.

Biden, Trump Focus on Battleground States in 11th-Hour Pitch

Biden, Trump Focus on Battleground States in 11th-Hour Pitch

NEWS | By Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 26
President Donald Trump plans to intensify an already breakneck travel schedule in the final full week of the presidential campaign, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House.


News

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

POLITICS | By Nicholas Riccardi and Angeliki Kastanis | Oct 25
With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.


Technology

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

NATIONAL | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23
Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.


Cars

Self-Driving Shuttle Debuts in High-Traffic Virginia Spot

Self-Driving Shuttle Debuts in High-Traffic Virginia Spot

AUTO NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Oct 26
The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region's notorious traffic.


Style

10 Halloween Makeup Transformations

10 Halloween Makeup Transformations

GROOMING | Oct 26
Halloween may be an intimate affair this year, but you can still wow social media with a selfie of your favorite creation. Here are 10 incredible make-up transformations for inspiration.


Health/Fitness

Fear and Anxiety Spike in Virus Hot Spots Across US

Fear and Anxiety Spike in Virus Hot Spots Across US

HEALTH | By Holly Ramer, Adrian Sainz | Oct 26
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington currently forecasts that the U.S. COVID-19 death toll could exceed 318,000 by January 1.


Travel

Lance Bass, Todrick Hall and More Offer Queer-Friendly Virtual Home Town Tours

Lance Bass, Todrick Hall and More Offer Queer-Friendly Virtual Home Town Tours

CELEBRITIES | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 24
In honor of LGBTQ History Month in October, Orbitz has partnered with influencers and celebrities to highlight the best queer-friendly destinations and businesses in their hometowns.


Nightlife

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

CRIME | Oct 21
Sex workers have been saying they face significant violence from police and clients for decades and it is time that we all listen to these voices when determining how to improve safety for sex workers," says an ACLU representative.