Millville Boardwalk aims to become a destination | Culture & Leisure

The “World’s Largest Beach Ball Park” will be open on the Millville Boardwalk from Saturday, May 21, through Memorial Day, and tickets are available now. Coastal Point • Kerin Magill When the Millville Boardwalk Resort opened its doors three years ago, its owners intended to bring the feel of a summer night on the beach … Read more

Student protest as discontent mounts over China’s zero-COVID | Health and fitness

By KEN MORITSUGU and DAVID RISING – Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university backed off plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest. end at school, according to students on Tuesday. Peking University graduate students staged a rare but peaceful protest on … Read more

Pulitzers Live Updates: Art Prize Winners Announced | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen’s “The Netanyahus” has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The work is a comically rigorous campus novel based on the true story of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s father looking for a job in academia. The late artist Winfred Rembert won in biography for “Chasing Me to My … Read more

Parents challenge law outlawing treatment of trans kids | Health and Fitness

Idaho attorney general faces challengers in lively debate |  Health and Fitness

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The new lawsuit was filed in Montgomery federal court after two previous laws … Read more

Rowing start-up Hydrow scores fresh financing from Lizzo, Timberlake

Rowing start-up Hydrow scores fresh financing from Lizzo, Timberlake

Hydrow broadcasts some of its live content for at-home users from instructors rowing out on the water. Source: Hydrow Hydrow, the maker of a connected rowing machine, said Tuesday it has secured nearly $200 million in financing after its latest funding round with celebrity backers including Lizzo and Justin Timberlake. Founder and Chief Executive Bruce … Read more

For ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series, a case of diminishing returns

For 'Fantastic Beasts' series, a case of diminishing returns

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” got off to a less than magical start in its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters. The third installment in the Harry Potter spinoff opened to $43 million in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was enough to secure the film the top spot on the … Read more

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers | Health and Fitness

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don’ t Say Gay.” The … Read more

Families, doctors contest Alabama transgender treatment ban | Health and Fitness

Families, doctors contest Alabama transgender treatment ban |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Families with transgender teens sued the state of Alabama in federal court on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The two lawsuits—one … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by lawsuit in Alabama | Health and Fitness

Transgender treatment ban challenged by lawsuit in Alabama |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two families with transgender teens and two physicians sued the state of Alabama on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The lawsuit … Read more

Proposed 8,000-seat amphitheater in Colorado Springs: 5 things to know | Arts & Entertainment

Proposed 8,000-seat amphitheater in Colorado Springs: 5 things to know |  Arts & Entertainment

A local entertainment company announced plans this week to develop an 8,000-seat, outdoor amphitheater on Colorado Springs’ north side. The venue would bring top-name music performers, entertainment acts and concerts to the Springs, the company says. Here are five things to know about the project: • The proposed amphitheater would be built on 6.5 acres … Read more