"Seinfeld" repeats migrated to Netflix on Oct. 1, meaning a new generation of fans have a chance to get introduced to an American classic. But where to begin? Here are my 10 favorite episodes, in order of preference, that I first shared back in 1998. 1. "The Bubble Boy" (episode 45): George's most unlikely and hilarious nemesis was a cranky kid forced to live in a plastic bubble. During an ... Read more

Faster than a speeding bullet, change is coming to the Superman comics. The new Superman, Jon Kent, will come out as bisexual in a new issue, DC Comics said Monday in a groundbreaking announcement. The comic book will feature Jon, the son of Clark Kent, beginning a relationship with a male reporter, Jay Nakamura. “I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves ... Read more

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sending Merck & Co.’s COVID-19 pill to an advisory committee for review, using a public forum to discuss any safety concerns ahead of a potential authorization. The FDA announced the hearing for Nov. 30, saying it would weigh data on the use of the drug, molnupiravir, to treat mild-to-moderate cases in high-risk adults, confirming an ... Read more

Booster shots of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine should be given to older people and those at high risk of the disease, advisers to U.S. regulators said. Additional doses of the two-shot messenger RNA vaccine should be offered to people 65 and older, along with adults 18 and older who are at high risk for medical or occupational reasons, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory ... Read more

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined plans to expand offshore wind development across almost all U.S. coasts, raising the prospect that turbines could be installed from the Carolinas to California. “We have big goals to achieve a clean energy economy,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said during a speech at American Clean Power’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference in Boston on ... Read more

WASHINGTON — Social Security recipients will get a 5.9% boost in benefits next year, representing the highest cost-of-living adjustment in almost four decades, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. The inflation adjustment eclipses last year’s 1.3% increase and would be the highest since July 1982, according to the SSA, before benefits began being calculated in December the ... Read more

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants to save Christmas — but he may not be able to. He announced Wednesday that the Port of Los Angeles would operate around the clock to alleviate a logistical bottleneck that has left dozens of container ships idling off the California coast and Americans waiting longer to get products manufactured overseas. Longshoremen will work through the night and major ... Read more

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"Star Trek" actor William Shatner became the oldest person to go to space when he lifted off Wednesday morning on Blue Origin's second crewed flight. Shatner, 90, was part of a four-person crew who rode inside Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule and experienced a few minutes of weightlessness in suborbital space before coming back down to Earth. Liftoff occurred at about 9:50 a.m. Central time ... Read more

WASHINGTON — The House raised the nation’s debt ceiling on Tuesday, averting a default for about three months but setting up a tougher political hurdle for Democrats at the end of the year. The bill was packaged with several other measures so there was no stand-alone vote on the unpopular debt limit increase. The larger package passed 219 to 206. The Senate had previously approved the ... Read more

Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson said that data they’ve gathered supports the need for booster shots for their COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of a key regulatory meeting later this week. A panel of scientific experts who advise the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on vaccines is scheduled to meet Thursday and Friday to weigh the evidence for booster doses for each of the two vaccines. The ... Read more

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