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Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

NEWS | May 17

Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay.

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 17

Openly gay Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo praised Jake Daniels' "courage" in coming out and expressed pride in being a role model.

New Video Shows Ezra Miller Misgendered During Arrest: 'I'm Not a Sir'

New Video Shows Ezra Miller Misgendered During Arrest: 'I'm Not a Sir'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 17

Police video shows actor Ezra Miller telling officers in Hawaii that addressing them as "sir" constitutes a federal hate crime.

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 17

An Indiana high school class crowned a student in drag as prom king, and the results couldn't have been more fierce.

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 17

A homework assignment at the Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky reportedly asked students to tell an imaginary friend why "homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction."

'Take Me Out' Producers Take Added Security Measure to Prevent More Nude Leaks

'Take Me Out' Producers Take Added Security Measure to Prevent More Nude Leaks

ENTERTAINMENT | May 17

The producers of "Take Me Out" on Broadway thought they had instituted measures to keep audience members from taking photos of its naked cast members — that was, until someone leaked a naked pic of Jesse Williams.

Press Secretary Hopes Her Rise Helps Kids 'Dream Bigger'

Press Secretary Hopes Her Rise Helps Kids 'Dream Bigger'

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | May 17

Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to "dream big and dream bigger" now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the U.S.

Alex Garland Confronts the Horrors of Past, Present in 'Men'

Alex Garland Confronts the Horrors of Past, Present in 'Men'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | May 17

It wasn't Jessie Buckley's audition but an observation she made that got her the leading role in " Men."

Candidate in Hospital, Others Scrambling Before Pa. Primary

Candidate in Hospital, Others Scrambling Before Pa. Primary

NEWS | By Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam | May 17

The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday.

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

NEWS | By Mead Gruver | May 17

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech.

News

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

NEWS | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

Business

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Technology

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

TECHNOLOGY | By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

Cars

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

CARS | By Nick Perry | May 16

New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars.

Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | May 15

As summer approaches and temperatures rise, it's time to let our legs breathe by breaking out the shorts. But where to start looking? Here are some answers.

Health/Fitness

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Carla K. Johnson | May 16

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

Travel

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

TRAVEL | By Zeke Miller, Andrea Rodriguez, and Aamer Madhani | May 17

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances.