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What to do if you’re planning or attending a wedding during the pandemic

They had the artsy, rustic venue, the tailored dress and a guest list including about 150 of their closest friends and family. But the pandemic had other plans, forcing Carly Chalmers and Mitchell Gauvin to make a difficult decision about their wedding — twice. “Everything was changing,” said Chalmers, a Toronto-based marketing manager whose nuptials…MORE

State Department announces winners of Diversity Visa Program

State Department announces winners of Diversity Visa Program

The State Department on Saturday announced the winners of the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as “The Green Card Lottery.” The program benefits upwards of 55,000 people per year, allowing winners to apply for visas from countries with lower levels of immigration to the US. This year’s program has taken on new meaning…MORE

Obamas announce family dog Bo has died

Obamas announce family dog Bo has died

The Obamas announced Saturday that their beloved family dog Bo has died. “This afternoon was a difficult one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend —our dog, Bo — after a battle with cancer,” former first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement posted to Instagram Saturday. The Obama family got Bo…MORE

3 dead, suspect killed after shooting and fire in Baltimore County

3 dead, suspect killed after shooting and fire in Baltimore County

Three people are dead and another was injured in a shooting and fire at a townhome Saturday morning just outside Baltimore, officials said. Police and fire crews responded to calls of “an active fire, as well as an active shooter” around 6:40 a.m. in Woodlawn, Baltimore County Police spokesperson Joy Stewart said. “Our officers responded…MORE

Miami-Dade police officer charged with sexual battery

Miami-Dade police officer charged with sexual battery

A Miami-Dade police lieutenant and former high-ranking union member has been charged with sexual battery and was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on Friday, according to police. John Jenkins Jr. has been “relieved of his official duties as a Miami-Dade Police Department lieutenant,” said Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III in a statement…MORE

Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director Jeff Baena

Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director Jeff Baena

It appears that Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director Jeff Baena. Plaza, 36, known for playing April Ludgate on the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation,” referred to Baena, 43, as her husband for the first time on Instagram on Friday. Her revelation came while announcing her role in Baena’s new movie “Spin…MORE

Woman learned birth mother was star on ‘That’s My Mama’

Woman learned birth mother was star on ‘That’s My Mama’

Lisa Wright always knew she was adopted, but had no idea her biological mother was a star on one of her favorite television shows. Now Wright is sharing the story of having been reunited with actress Lynne Moody after 50 years in what reads like the perfect Hollywood ending, according to NBC’s “Today.” “I grew…MORE

Dream job: This company will pay you to nap

Dream job: This company will pay you to nap

Sleeping on the job is one thing, but getting paid to do it? That’s what eachnight, a company focused on sleep health, is offering: $1,500 for taking a nap every day for 30 days. Eachnight, which offers mattress reviews and sleep guides and tips, is hiring a team of “Nap Reviewers” to “test a few…MORE

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