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As Biden's Infrastructure Plan Advances, Can GOP Get to Yes?

As Biden's Infrastructure Plan Advances, Can GOP Get to Yes?

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 30
For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there's just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes?

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Liz Szabo | Jul 30
Delta has kept some of the most successful mutations found in earlier variants, but also contains new genetic changes that enable it to spread twice as fast.

aGLIFF Announces the Centerpiece and First Five Films for Prism 34

aGLIFF Announces the Centerpiece and First Five Films for Prism 34

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 30
aGLIFF announces the Centerpiece film and five additional films forPRISM 34 running August 26 — September 6, 2021 in hybrid form, both in-person and online.

Lawsuit Targeting Transgender Student Policies Dismissed

Lawsuit Targeting Transgender Student Policies Dismissed

NEWS | Jul 30
A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by faith-based conservative groups challenging guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, ruling that the group lacked standing.

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Alexandra Jaffe, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jonathan Lemire | Jul 30
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors.

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

NEWS | By David Koenig | Jul 30
Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

NEWS | Jul 30
A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

NEWS | By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jul 30
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1974.

Who's Next? Jodie Whittaker to Leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022

Who's Next? Jodie Whittaker to Leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 30
It's time for another "Doctor Who" regeneration. The BBC said Thursday that star Jodie Whittaker will leave the venerable science fiction series next year, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Harvey Weinstein: 1 Sexual Assault Count Dismissed, for Now

Harvey Weinstein: 1 Sexual Assault Count Dismissed, for Now

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jul 30
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a minor and possibly temporary victory.


News

Janice Mirikitani, Poet, Leader of LGBTQ-Affirming San Francisco Church, Dies

Janice Mirikitani, Poet, Leader of LGBTQ-Affirming San Francisco Church, Dies

RELIGION | Jul 30
Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80.


Business

German Federal Court Sides with Lindt in Gold Bunny Battle

German Federal Court Sides with Lindt in Gold Bunny Battle

Jul 30
A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status.


Technology

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

PERSONAL TECH | By Daria Litvinova | Jul 30
A Moscow court ordered Google to pay a fine for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia — part of a longstanding government effort to clamp down on online activity.


Finance

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

By Ben O'Shea, Nerdwallet | Jul 29
If you're the parent of a young adult, you may be asked to co-sign for a car loan or an apartment lease. Before you agree, know what's at stake.


Cars

Climate Bid Faces Tricky Path over Money for Electric Cars

Climate Bid Faces Tricky Path over Money for Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Hope Yen | Jul 30
The back-and-forth in a closely divided Congress over EV funding reflects a tricky balance for the auto industry and the Biden administration.


Health/Fitness

Japan to Widen Virus Emergency after Record Spike Amid Games

Japan to Widen Virus Emergency after Record Spike Amid Games

HEALTH | By Mari Yamaguchi | Jul 30
Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of a record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics.


Travel

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Jul 29
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry.