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Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

By Justin Spike | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
Hungary's populist prime minister has used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBTQ community turned the European Championship into a stage to challenge liberal values.

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

By David Koenig | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers. Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

By Mark Kennedy | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, "David Byrne's American Utopia" and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Freestyle Love Supreme" are getting special awards.

Britney Spears to Make Rare Remarks to Conservatorship Judge

By Andrew Dalton | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008.

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

By Mari Yamaguchi | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama said they are transgender — a revelation praised in the U.S. where they play in the National Women's Soccer League but an identity not legally recognized in Japan.

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

By Roxana Hegeman | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday.

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

By Kelli Kennedy | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Travel marketers in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida commissioned an original, scripted TV series, seeking to draw quarantine-weary tourists to the area's sugar sand beaches.

UEFA Declines Munich Application for Rainbow-Colored Stadium

By Ciarán Fahey | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
UEFA has declined the Munich city council's application to have its stadium illuminated in rainbow colors for Germany's final European Championship group game against Hungary on Wednesday.

Activists: Vatican is 'Meddling' in Italy's LGBT Rights Law

By Colleen Barry | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italian newspaper reported Tuesday.

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

By Kelvin Chan | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.

Hungary's Foreign Minister Defends Law Limiting LGBT Rights

By Justin Spike | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Hungary's foreign minister alleged Tuesday that a disinformation campaign was being used to rally international criticism of a recent Hungarian law widely seen as targeting LGBT people.

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

By Michael Kunzelman | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

In Surprise Move, Norwegian Low-Cost Airline Names New CEO

Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
A new CEO for low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle was tapped Monday when the carrier's Chief Financial Officer Geir Karlsen was named a day after the board decided to immediately terminate the contract with former CEO Jacob Schram.

Armani Talks Succession at First Live Show Since Pandemic

By Colleen Barry | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Giorgio Armani hinted at his succession plans on Monday as he staged his first live runway show since the pandemic, and following a fall that landed him the hospital for two weeks.

Ransomware Gangs Get Paid Off as Officials Struggle for Fix

By Frank Bajak | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends.

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

By Andrew Dalton | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
When Britney Spears speaks to a Los Angeles judge, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

By Barbara Ortutay | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Spielberg's Amblin to Make Several Films a Year for Netflix

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Steven Spielberg has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant.

Armani Talks Succession at 1st Live Show Since Pandemic

By Colleen Barry | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Giorgio Armani hinted at his succession plans on Monday as he staged his first live runway show since the pandemic, and following a fall that landed him the hospital for two weeks.

Nissan CEO Promises Turnaround for Disgruntled Shareholders

By Yuri Kageyama | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida pleaded for patience from disgruntled shareholders Tuesday and promised a turnaround at the Japanese automaker.

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