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Illinois requires public schools teach LGBTQ history

Illinois public schools will be required to teach about the contributions of LGBTQ people across the state and the country — under a new law approved by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The law, signed by Pritzker last week, mandates tha...

Illinois requires public schools teach LGBTQ history

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ABCs of LGBTQ history mandated for more U.S. public schools A picture book for second graders about a family with two moms. A lesson for fourth graders about Gold Rush era stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, who was born a woman but lived as a man....
06:48, 05/03/2019

New law allows Illinois schools to teach hunting classes "Students who are exposed to lessons in hunting safety have a greater chance of respecting firearms and using them properly for the rest of their lives," Republican Sen. Jason Plummer, a sponsor on the bill, said....
13:48, 08/01/2019

South Dakota now requires all public schools to display ‘In God We Trust’ motto Public schools in South Dakota must have the “In God We trust” motto on display at all times now due to a new state law — which is meant to “inspire patriotism.” “Some have plaques. Others have it painted on the wall, ma...
07:16, 07/27/2019

New state law requires all public schools to display ‘In God We Trust’ in South Dakota RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — When students return to public schools across South Dakota this fall, they should expect to see a new message on display: “In God We Trust.” A new state law that took effect this month requires all public schools i...
14:00, 07/26/2019

Some German schools teach media competence to kids As children around the globe often feel stressed when it comes to dealing with the demands of the digital world, Germany has taken a more hands-on approach to teach the young generation media competence. (June 11)       ...
10:32, 06/11/2019

Schools to teach pupils about perils of fake news and catfishing Education secretary says guidance will help guard children against online harmsGuidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more resilient to catfishing, fake news and other online harms has been announced by the education secretary...
11:48, 06/26/2019

Gov. Kate Brown signs bill requiring Oregon schools to teach about Holocaust Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a new law Monday requiring that the Holocaust and other genocides be taught in state public middle and high schools beginning in the 2020-21 school year....
14:48, 07/16/2019

Florida schools required to teach mental health courses after state ed board vote Florida's public schools will be required to give students at least five hours of instruction on mental health issues beginning in 6th grade after the state's board of education approved changes to the curriculum Wednesday....
20:16, 07/18/2019

10 great places where LGBTQ history was made June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Find out about Stonewall and other significant places in LGBTQ history.       ...
04:48, 06/28/2019

Why US public schools’ creepy use of surveillance AI should frighten you Public schools across the US continue to spend millions implementing AI-powered surveillance solutions alleged to prevent or mitigate violence. The only problem: most of them don’t work. US schools now rival China’s when it comes to ubiquitous survei...
16:00, 07/23/2019

From All in the Family to Pose and Special, Celebrate TV's LGBTQ History We've come a long way, babies. In the years since All in the Family introduced the first gay character in primetime TV, there's now Pose, an acclaimed FX drama featuring the most......
10:48, 06/03/2019

Public pressure prompts Ohio library to cancel LGBTQ event NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Public opposition that included Ohio’s Republican House speaker has prompted a county library outside Columbus to cancel an LGBTQ program for teens. The Newark Advocate reports the Friday event at the Licking County Library ...
11:48, 06/01/2019

N4T School Supply Drive: Amphitheater Public Schools TUCSON- News 4 Tucson continued its 3rd annual News 4 Tucson School Supply Drive Tuesday at Amphitheater Unified School District’s La Cima Middle School.  Leslie Ferre is a teacher at the school and said that she is always looking for supplies....
22:32, 07/23/2019

U.S. Senator Sanders calls for end to for-profit public charter schools Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for a sweeping overhaul of charter schools, rolling out a plan on Saturday that will put him at odds with some of his opponents and renew questions about his ability to win black voters....
15:48, 05/17/2019

Jewish schools seek piece of public grants for security HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Students and staff members at Jewish day schools near the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of October’s mass shooting are asking state lawmakers for help paying for security measures. They went to Pennsylvania’...
09:48, 05/07/2019

Political Controversies Can Inspire Bullying in Schools, Public Health Researchers Say Political controversies that receive heavy media coverage trickle down into classrooms and spark bullying, suggests a new study out this week. It found that children in California reported being bullied more over their sexual orientation during 2008 ...
05:16, 05/15/2019

Yankees great Bernie Williams goes to bat in Washington for art and music in public schools Bernie Williams' love of music is known to New York Yankees fans. Now he is advocating for more music education in public schools.        ...
23:00, 05/22/2019

Amphi Public Schools kicks off free ‘Summer Meals’ program School districts offer summer meal programs for students who rely on school for food. TUCSON – Amphitheater Public School District is kicking off its Summer Meals program on Monday. The district will hold a press conference to let families with child...
08:48, 06/03/2019

It’s ‘Racial’: Illinois Prison Banned Books on Black History and Empowerment From Inmate Program Some 3 out of every 4 inmates in Illinois prisons are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” content....
19:32, 08/16/2019

New Hampshire passes bill to provide free tampons, other menstrual products in public schools New Hampshire middle and high schools must now provide free menstrual products, including tampons, to students under a bill signed Wednesday.        ...
20:32, 07/17/2019

Holocaust history now required in Oregon schools after law championed by teen, concentration camp survivor Oregon public schools will now be required to teach students about the Holocaust, and other genocides throughout history, after the passage of a new bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday....
14:16, 07/16/2019

Teaching the Bible in Public Schools Is On the Rise Across the Nation, Raising Alarm About Preserving the Separation of Church and State An increasing number of states across the U.S., buoyed by a January post by tweeter in chief Donald Trump, are adding Bible study to public school curricula in a move critics see as an attack on the separation of church and state as outlined in the C...
02:48, 05/15/2019

New York City schools chief’s top deputy got her children into selective middle schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s top deputy has gotten her two youngest children into two of the city’s most selective and desirable middle schools — in one case, after the application period had ended, The Post has learned. Cheryl Watson Harris, a Bost...
20:32, 05/11/2019

FDA Requires Box Warnings for Pfizer Drug Xeljanz The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring that health warnings be added to Pfizer Inc.’s drug Xeljanz, advising patients they could experience a higher risk of blood clots or death with a specific dose....
01:00, 07/27/2019

Where Rolling Out a Sales-Tax Bump Requires a Certain Finesse Japan is conducting an intriguing experiment in mass psychology, as history shows consumers take such tax increases so badly that many economists say this treatment for the country’s fiscal woes just isn’t worth prescribing....
12:16, 08/04/2019

The Bewater bottle – pretty, but requires you to swallow too much These gorgeous drinking vessels come pre-installed with semi-precious gemstones intended to energise your water with positive properties. Sounds a bit wishy-washyA warning: crystal talk is incoming, which is always a sign you have stayed at the party...
04:00, 05/07/2019

New Filipino law requires students to plant at least 10 trees before they can graduate A new law has been introduced in the Philippines which requires all elementary school, high school and college students to plant at least 10 trees before they can graduate....
18:00, 05/28/2019

US now requires social media info for visa applications If you want to stay in the US, you'll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the country now requires virtually all visa applicants to provide their social media account names for th...
20:48, 06/01/2019

Russia requires Tinder to provide data on its users MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications regulator says that Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies. The Russian Communications Oversight Agency published a new list of online services operating in Russia that...
04:00, 06/03/2019

Google Now Requires App Makers To Disclose Loot Box Odds Google rolled out a new Play Store policy requiring game makers to show players what the chances are of getting any items that might be contained in a paid random-chance scenario....
16:32, 05/30/2019

Buying ammo in California now requires background check Purchases of ammunition surged statewide ahead of a new California law that took effect Monday, which requires almost all buyers to go through background checks....
14:48, 07/01/2019

Greening the chemical industry requires massive amount of renewables To go green, the chemicals industry could use carbon dioxide from the air instead of fossil fuels, but this would require vast amounts of renewable energy...
13:48, 05/13/2019

Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder Indonesia's Lion Air "urgently requires" more Boeing Co 737 MAX jets to support its growth strategy once regulators approve the grounded model's return to service, the airline's co-founder, Rusdi Kirana, told Reuters on Wednesday....
04:32, 08/14/2019

Facebook Settlement Requires Zuckerberg to Certify Privacy Protections Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is taking steps to protect consumer privacy under a settlement expected to be announced with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday....
22:16, 07/23/2019

Making industrial chemicals “green” requires a lot of renewable electricity Enlarge / Huntsman Olefins petrochemical industry, manufacturer of ethylene and propylene, Wilton, Teesside, UK. (credit: Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) When we think about climate change, we most often think about e...
11:00, 05/20/2019

Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth: co-founder Indonesia's Lion Air "urgently requires" more Boeing Co 737 MAX jets to support its growth strategy once regulators approve the grounded model's return to service, the airline's co-founder, Rusdi Kirana, told Reuters on Wednesday....
09:32, 08/14/2019

Turkey requires broadcast licenses for online media providers Turkey is extending its internet clampdown to media providers. The country now requires that all online content companies obtain broadcast licenses from TV regulator RTUK, which will also watch over their content. If they run afoul of RTUK's r...
15:16, 08/04/2019

Ajit Pai oks T-Mobile/Sprint merger, “requires” 5G rollout that’ll happen anyway Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) T-Mobile and Sprint are one big step closer to getting the US government's approval to merge, as Federal Communications Commission Ch...
17:00, 05/20/2019

Google Stadia requires $130 upfront, $10 per month at November launch The hardware you get with the $129.99 Stadia "Founder's Edition." Players will have to pay $129.99 up front and $9.99 a month, on top of individual game purchase costs, when Google's previously announced Stadi...
13:48, 06/06/2019

EU picks 26GHz for 5G millimeter wave, requires support by end of 2020 The EU is requiring member states to allocate the 26GHz band for millimeter wave 5G services, a major step in deploying next-generation cellular service.Read More...
08:32, 05/15/2019

Near-collision between U.S. and Russian warships in Pacific requires emergency maneuvers The U.S. Navy accused the Russian destroyer of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct after the incident involving the USS Chancellorsville. The Russian Pacific Fleet countered that it was the U.S. vessel that had engaged in dangerous maneuvering, Russi...
23:48, 06/07/2019

This Indian School Requires Students to Hand Over Plastic Waste as Tuition A school in India’s northeastern Assam state is now requiring students to pay for tuition in plastic waste they collect. Each of the 110 students at the Akshar Forum school must bring 20 plastic items to school a week in order to attend, accord...
04:00, 06/05/2019

Google’s cloud gaming service requires a $129 bundle to play at launch Google today revealed more information about Stadia, its ambitious gaming service, in a special Connect show. We learned that Google was tossing away their one single advantage — namely, that you’re going to have to purchase a $129 not-console in ord...
19:16, 06/06/2019

United after pilot arrests: No drinking 12 hours before work, longer than FAA requires United Airlines now requires pilots not to drink 12 hours before reporting to work. The FAA minimum is eight hours.       ...
16:00, 08/13/2019

Authors of punk history mainstay Please Kill Me preparing an oral history of Charles Manson and his "girls" First published back in 1996, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s Please Kill Me helped kick off a new trend in the world of music journalism, employing the oral history format to allow people—from all levels of fame and success—to tell their own storie...
06:00, 08/11/2019

Rail Infrastructure Requires Rs 50 Lakh Crore Till 2030: Nirmala Sitharaman "These along with other such initiatives such as Udaan scheme will improve India''s infrastructure, enable connectivity, and bridge the rural and urban divide," said Nirmala Sitharaman....
01:48, 07/05/2019

American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog, requires five stitches The flight attendant was bitten on the hand during a flight from Dallas to Greensboro, North Carolina, and required five stitches.       ...
17:32, 07/23/2019

Top lawmakers: Trump ignoring law that requires sanctions on Russia for chemical weapons poisoning President Trump is ignoring a legal requirement to punish Russia’s use of a chemical weapon to poison a former spy in the U.K., according to top lawmakers....
20:16, 07/29/2019

1993’s Doom Requires A Bethesda Account To Play On Switch, Quickly Becomes An Internet Joke Today, Bethesda announced the first three Doom games were all be coming to modern consoles including the Nintendo Switch. What Bethesda didn’t mention was that you’d first need to create a Bethesda.net account in order to play them....
18:48, 07/26/2019

1993’s Doom Requires A Bethesda Account To Play On Switch, Quickly Becomes An Internet Joke [Updated] Today, Bethesda announced the first three Doom games were all be coming to modern consoles including the Nintendo Switch. What Bethesda didn’t mention was that you’d first need to create a Bethesda.net account in order to play them....
18:16, 07/27/2019

Gay History Is Black History: These 10 Icons Prove It LGBTQ African Americans have always been here. (Drag) Kings and Queens, dykes, homos, gender nonconforming, same-gender loving, queer and trans folk populate our history and have been foundational to every single emancipatory movement we’ve ever had....
10:16, 06/29/2019

How to Teach Your Kid They Don't Have to Be Perfect at Everything One Saturday morning, my 6-year-old daughter was making a birthday card for a friend. She was sitting at a small table, and on the floor next to her were about ten crumpled sheets of paper. She kept writing the letter “H” for “Happy Birthday,” then d...
10:48, 05/07/2019

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide Bridging the ‘gender digital divide’ is about more than ensuring that women and girls have basic access to the Internet and cell phones; it means providing training so they have the skills to use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Teach Your Kid What to Do If Someone Grabs Them While Swimming After many lessons, my six-year-old daughter is becoming a proficient swimmer. She can tread water, retrieve toys at the bottom of the pool, and find her way to the wall after jumping into the deep end. But there’s a skill she still needs to learn, a...
23:16, 07/29/2019

What Kylie Jenner Can Teach Us About M&A Coty’s next big idea needs to look less like CoverGirl and more like Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who created a beauty powerhouse. Control of Ms. Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics is reportedly for sale, and Coty is said t...
12:48, 07/12/2019

At Zappos, Algorithms Teach Themselves The online seller of shoes and apparel said a self-learning algorithm has shown promise in solving one of its most perplexing search-engine issues: irrelevant results....
05:00, 07/09/2019

Teach Your Kid to Fix Stuff Around the House My single-parent mom couldn’t afford to hire a handyman to fix the house, so we did it all ourselves. Together we fixed windows, installed faucets, and rewired appliances. Even though we did it all out of necessity, I enjoyed doing projects with my m...
15:00, 07/15/2019

What Seinfeld can teach us about science From micro pigs to the doping dangers of a poppy seed bagel, how life may be imitating the US sitcomWhen Jerry Seinfeld starts his UK tour, listen out for a science joke. From early on in his TV career, the comedian poked fun at science. In his 1981 ...
03:16, 07/12/2019

The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the h...
10:48, 07/30/2019

How to Teach Yourself to Do Hard Things Practice (supposedly) makes perfect, but who among us has never spent hours upon hours practicing something they didn’t even come close to perfecting? I, for one, played a LOT of tennis as a teenager and wrestled with a clarinet for many years in man...
12:16, 05/28/2019

Teach Your Kid That Every Task Has a Beginning, Middle and End If I’m trying to help my six-year-old daughter Maggie become a more organized thinker, my instruction seems to be coming too late. “There are board game pieces everywhere,” I’ll tell her, having noticed the scene hours after she’s fled it and moved o...
07:32, 08/13/2019

Use Candy to Teach Your Kid How to Swallow Pills Most children’s medicines are available in chewable or liquid form, but there will come a time when your kid has to swallow a pill. And that can be a weird, scary thing. Here’s a tip from pediatricians that will lessen the struggle: Practice with can...
12:48, 06/14/2019

Use a Fishing Pole to Teach Your Kid to Swing a Bat Because we are not above lazy parent hacks (may we present to you how to entertain your kid while lying down?), we are sharing this one. Attach a baseball (or any similar-sized ball) to a fishing rod, hold it steady, have your kid take a swing, reel ...
18:48, 06/21/2019

Teach Your Teens About the Dangers of Too Much Wheel I grew up with the Pierce Brosnan era of the James Bond franchise, and it became one of the most significant factors in me becoming an automotive enthusiast as I grew into a teenager. What those movies couldn’t prepare me for, though, were the danger...
10:32, 05/27/2019

Teach Your Teen That Networking Is Actually Important Growing up, I’m not sure I ever heard the term “networking.” When I finally heard it in college, it sounded to me like a trendy buzzword that only a business major would use. It made me think of briefcases and fat rolodexes—definitely not anything th...
13:32, 05/08/2019

Here's how the super rich teach their kids about money The wealthy are different from average Americans when it comes to educating their children about finances. Here's what the experts say they should do....
11:16, 04/28/2019

A boy stole two planes for a joyride. Pilots now want to teach him how to fly The boy trespassed a small airport in Huzhou, a city in eastern China, piloting and crashing a seaplane onto a guard rail and driving another one.        ...
18:48, 07/22/2019

How do I teach my niece about racism without upsetting my brother? She is 13 and has had a very sheltered, conservative upbringing in one of the southern states of the US. How do I go about exposing her to different views and values?My 13-year-old niece is coming from her home in a southern US state to our smallhold...
09:00, 06/14/2019

Fed Wants to Teach Banks Through Stress Tests, Not Fail Them A top Federal Reserve official said his agency’s tests of whether big banks can withstand a future economic shock need to be more predictable and easier for firms to pass....
16:32, 07/09/2019

This Sad Robot Made From Random Twigs Has to Teach Itself to Get Around Watching Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot backflip its way through a parkour course is impressive, but those seemingly effortless maneuvers actually represent thousands of hours of unseen development and testing to perfect. While this robot made from ran...
19:16, 07/02/2019

Teach Your Kid About Money by Creating an Imaginary World When I stumbled into adulthood a couple of decades ago, money was an absolute mystery to me—or at least, the management of it was. Expenses like car maintenance, water, trash, health insurance and taxes came as a huge shock, stunning me with how quic...
14:48, 06/05/2019

Duolingo and Twitch help streamers teach new languages You won't have to rely on canned videos if you want to learn a new language through online streams. Duolingo and Twitch are launching a Duolingo Verified Streamer Program that will showcase broadcasters using their channels to teach new languag...
06:48, 07/25/2019

Wonderscope uses AR to teach literacy and tackle bullying After Pokemon Go put augmented reality on the radar of a mainstream audience, developers have intensified their efforts to find useful applications for it. Google, for example, added AR navigation to Maps, overlaying arrows on the world in front of y...
11:01, 08/13/2019

Teach Your Kids to Mediate Their Own Sibling Arguments Parenting more than one child can sometimes feel like refereeing. When the sibling bickering and brawling starts, it might seem like you’ve got two choices: Go in and break it up or let ‘em work it out for themselves. Either way, they’ll be right ba...
08:48, 06/19/2019

Bletchley Park’s codebreakers still have lessons to teach The breaking of the Enigma code is rightly considered one of the triumphs of the Allied war effort. This landmark feat marked a significant turning point in the conflict, saving thousands of lives, and bringing the Second World War to earlier en...
04:32, 07/19/2019

What World War II can teach us about fighting fake news With local and European elections just mere days away, the UK government is heavily promoting its S.H.A.R.E Checklist campaign across social media, which warns against the dangers of proliferating fake news. Just because a story is online, doesn’t me...
03:16, 04/30/2019

Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend....
03:00, 06/21/2019

Parenting guides teach us everything – except how to be parents | Eva Wiseman From breast feeding to sleep training, there is a manual to help new parents. But how useful are they really? And don’t they just make us feel even more stressed?Visiting a maternity ward last week I saw the oddest thing. A series of posters designed...
02:32, 06/23/2019

What eight presidents who weren’t elected can teach us about leadership The founder and CEO of a unit of Google parent Alphabet has written a book about the eight men who became president after a predecessor died -- and the lessons it has about succession and the vice presidency....
10:32, 04/28/2019

Teach Your Kids How to Respond to Hate Speech Online The main thing that’s keeping me from allowing my eight-year-old son to join all his friends on popular online multiplayer games isn’t a fear that he’s going to give personal information away to creeps. It’s that I don’t want him exposed to the hate...
08:48, 05/14/2019

What Hong Kong's Protestors Can Teach Us About the Future of Privacy Something odd happened in Hong Kong last week. Protestors against a controversial proposed extradition bill were afraid to use their metro cards. Instead of swiping their cards through the turnstiles of the city’s subway system, they lined up to buy ...
08:32, 06/21/2019

Campaign helps teach students financial skills TUCSON – Young students learned how to save money through the “Teach Children to Save Campaign” on Tuesday, May 7. Wells Fargo and The American Banker Association teamed up to teach students at C.E. Rose K-8 about important financial skills. Th...
02:48, 05/08/2019

These Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Inmates How to Code The Oregon Department of Corrections [DOC] has barred inmates from reading dozens of books about technology and programming—many of which teach basic skills for many entry-level jobs. Read more......
15:48, 06/21/2019

Indian Air Force has released a mobile game that will teach you how to fly a jet In an attempt to encourage the youth of the country, the Indian Air Force has released a new flight simulation mobile game in India. Titled Indian Air Force: A Cut Above offers players to experience the role of an IAF Commander and also has links to ...
07:16, 08/02/2019

You can’t teach schoolkids ‘resilience’ when they’re micromanaged every day | Richard Godwin The education secretary wants to ‘toughen up’ pupils, but that means less structure, not moreDon’t tell the Conservative leadership candidates, but the education secretary, Damian Hinds, is holding a brainstorming session. He wants ideas on how we ca...
09:48, 05/31/2019

Cases Will Go Down "If We Can Teach Our Youth To Be Happy": Chief Justice If we can make the youth learn to be happy, we can control the number of litigations in the country, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said on Wednesday and mooted the idea for running happiness......
02:48, 07/31/2019

If I’m not trash, what am I? What Forky from ‘Toy Story 4’ has to teach about identity and self-worth The Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale says that he was "overwhelmed" by his Pixar experience — much like his new character in the latest "Toy Story" release....
22:00, 06/21/2019

Work the room: can comedians teach you to boost your confidence? Standups Alexandra Haddow and Jamie Allerton offer their tips and tricks for speaking in public Almost every time we tell someone we perform standup comedy, we get the same response: “Oh you’re so brave, I could never do that.” To which the reply is:...
07:32, 07/08/2019

Don't teach kids – I've shown their hive mind can learn on its own Educationalist Sugata Mitra's pioneering experiments suggest teaching facts doesn't work in the internet age – fostering creativity and collaboration is the key...
09:48, 04/28/2019

America's Got Talent Host Terry Crews Is Here to Teach You How to Pec Pop Terry Crews is a man of many talents. The former NFL player turned to acting with a breakout role in Everybody Hates Chris and now makes viewers laugh weekly on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He added......
12:48, 05/10/2019

Florida dad threw son, 5, into ocean to ‘teach him to swim’: cops A drunk Florida man tried “teaching” his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly tossing him into the Atlantic Ocean — and then proceeded to do backflips off a nearby pier as the boy struggled to stay afloat, cops said....
21:32, 07/17/2019

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the 'Be Internet Awesome' Program As parents, we’re constantly urged to teach our kids about internet safety. It’s something we must do—this is clear. But Moms and dads need more guidance because let’s face it: We ourselves are also struggling to navigate the murky waters of the web....
14:48, 06/28/2019

From Bowie to Beyoncé: what the stars can teach us about travelling in style Mia Farrow opted for a kaftan while Marilyn Monroe went for high heels. What can vintage celebrity fashion tell us about cool, comfortable travel? Continue reading......
08:32, 08/14/2019

Study: Opioid recovery requires more treatment than alcohol recovery People addicted to drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids have a harder time kicking the habit than those addicted to alcohol, according to a new study....
22:16, 08/05/2019

7 Black-Ass Things I Will Teach My Kids to Make Them HBCU Ready My daughter is now 10 years old. This means in 8 years she’ll be off to Spelman College in Atlanta to become the best she can be at the best HBCU in the country. I remember announcing on this here website that her mother was pregnant. Oh how time fl...
22:48, 05/24/2019

Dad dons booty shorts to teach his rebel daughter a lesson Her Daisy Dukes didn’t pass the dad test. A Florida father sought to teach his daughter a lesson about revealing outfits when he sported barely-there short shorts, shaming her for her new outfit purchase. Jason Hilley shared a video of himself marchi...
13:32, 06/18/2019

Robot babies teach Colombian teenagers about parenthood – in pictures Schoolchildren in Caldas take part in a voluntary project using a rubber doll with built-in software programmed to act like a newborn Continue reading......
08:00, 07/03/2019

Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It's partnering with Alphabet's X and Brilliant on an online curriculum for quantum computing. The course ...
19:32, 05/26/2019

Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies. Europol declared its intentions to help autho...
04:16, 06/14/2019

Former President Jimmy Carter returns to teach Sunday school PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is back to teaching Sunday school in Georgia after taking time off to undergo surgery for a broken hip. Carter told attendees at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains that he and his wife, Rosaly...
11:00, 06/09/2019

Ned Yost Can Teach You Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two About The Moon Landing, So Listen Up! The Royals beat the White Sox 11-0 last night, and got a complete game shutout from starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman. But who gives a shit about any of that? We’re here to learn about space from Royals manager Ned Yost....
12:00, 07/17/2019

Literacy app taps Marvel comics to teach kids to read Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon aren't the only ones invested in app-based literacy programs. Today, Kuato Studios unveiled a new learn-to-read app built around familiar Marvel stories. Marvel Hero Tales is an educational storytelling ...
13:16, 06/12/2019

Mysterious signals from space could teach us how dark energy works Weird bursts of radio waves from space could be used to measure cosmic distances, which would help us learn about dark energy and the universe’s expansion...
09:16, 08/08/2019

Eva Mendes is trying to teach her kids Spanish, but they're more interested in Spanglish Mendes shared how her daughter will combine both English and Spanish words to make a sentence and while adorable, it's "not a language."        ...
07:16, 05/21/2019

The White House Learned Four Internet Words and Wants to Teach You How to Say Them Wrong Today, President Trump hosted his big “social media summit,” which coincided almost perfectly with a worldwide Twitter outage. Notably, the White House invited exactly zero social media company representatives to the event, but plenty of online consp...
16:32, 07/11/2019

Kashmir: Imran Khan says Pakistan will 'teach India a lesson' Pakistan PM says army is preparing to respond to anticipated Indian aggression in regionPakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has threatened to “teach Delhi a lesson” and vowed to fight until the end against any Indian violations in disputed Kashmir...
22:32, 08/14/2019

Google Glass Has an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and make eye contact....
03:48, 07/17/2019

Small talk is cheap: Finland could teach us the art of keeping quiet Lessons in idle chit-chat are taking off among Finns, but what are they filling their lovely, wintry silences with?Few people admit to being skilled in the art of small talk. It’s like saying you’re good at sleeping, or claiming to be highly lactose ...
10:00, 05/29/2019

Florida dad threw son into ocean to ‘teach him to swim’ — then did backflips: cops A drunk Florida man tried “teaching” his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly tossing him into the Atlantic Ocean — and then proceeded to do backflips off a nearby pier as the boy struggled to stay afloat, cops said. Upon being a...
01:48, 07/18/2019

In a Flood-Prone State, Past Disasters Have Lessons to Teach In 2008, the University of Iowa suffered a devastating flood. In a changing world, what happened next has lessons that go far beyond the Hawkeye state....
03:16, 05/10/2019

Nets teach Knicks tough lesson on way to ruling the city Good for the Nets. Good for Brooklyn. Good for New York. It is important to remember today what the Nets were like yesterday, the profound wasteland that Sean Marks inherited when he agreed to take over the team three years ago, because it must serve...
08:00, 07/01/2019

Royal doody: What Prince Harry can teach us about modern fatherhood It is possible to read a lot into the media’s handling of ‘news’ that the prince has been on nappy duty. But how does he compare to other famous fathers?Nobody thought it possible, but it has finally happened: a man has changed a nappy. In undeniable...
12:00, 05/13/2019

This chatty, impossibly cute baby could teach us all a thing or two about conversation Babies are smelly and loud, but, yes, are they cute. We acknowledge this. However, their language of goos and gas undoubtedly make for some stale conversation. This baby, though? This baby can put any other talker to shame....
05:48, 06/06/2019

Telstra TV no longer requires a Telstra broadband connection Acting as a unified streaming platform for all of Australia's video catch-up services, along with likes of Netflix and Stan, the Telstra TV box has long been a decent option for households without access to a smart television. Of course, th...
00:32, 05/15/2019

Polaris Slingshot Dealerships Will Teach You to Drive Stick This Month for Free Most of us can agree that driving stick, or at least knowing how, is a worthwhile investment of our time. It’s enjoyable, it can make a driver feel more focused on the road, and it’s a good skill to have. The act of learning, though, always comes wit...
18:32, 07/03/2019

Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front of his son....
17:00, 08/13/2019

Texas wants to move away from abstinence-only sex ed, may teach sexual health as early as kindergarten The Education Commissioner's Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills study recommendations could include conversations on contraceptives, healthy relationships, and anatomy in grades as early as kindergarten....
13:00, 06/26/2019

Nine-year-old who defies labels helps teach educators about queer youth When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: "drag queen."...
04:48, 06/19/2019

You can't enforce a ban on mobile phones in the classroom – we should teach kids to hate them instead | Van Badham Ours is a desperate hour, we can try to learn to read phones, cynically and powerfullyThe Australian state of Victoria has just banned mobile phones in the classroom. This is a noble intention, but a missed opportunity. Really, they should have smash...
06:32, 06/28/2019

Teach, Earn And Pay With Plastic: Assam School Brings Hope For Poor Kids Older children studying at the Akshar School for a few years have been trained to teach the younger students. They get paid for this, which encourages them to remain in the school and not drop out......
17:16, 05/20/2019

Intel AI researchers combine reinforcement learning methods to teach 3D humanoid how to walk Intel AI researchers have devised methods to combine forms of reinforcement learning in order to teach OpenAI's Humanoid how to walk without falling.Read More...
11:32, 06/11/2019

LOL! Watch "Mr. Scott" Disick Teach House-Flipping 101 to a Class of Elementary School Kids Scott Disick is raising a new generation of house-flippers! And they've got big ideas. The Flip It Like Disick star--Mr. Scott, for today's purposes--takes a break from luxury......
11:00, 07/25/2019

Illinois plans to self-destruct Here's a basic principle for 21st-century governance: to attract investment and high-skilled workers, a government must make it attractive to do business in their locale....
08:32, 05/29/2019

Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana and the second to enact It through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. (June 25)        ...
23:48, 06/25/2019

Illinois says it's prepared for another election hack The computers in Sangamon County, Ill., like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the new battlefield against foreign attacks on our election system....
17:00, 06/17/2019

$5.5 Million Homes in New York, Illinois and Missouri A minimalist home in the Hudson Valley designed by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, an 1883 Tudor in Evanston and a medieval-style castle in Kansas City....
07:00, 07/03/2019

90-year-old to become Northeastern Illinois' oldest graduate A 90-year-old great-grandfather is about make history by becoming the oldest student to earn a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University since the school started keeping records in 1962....
14:32, 05/04/2019

After Illinois, these states could legalize recreational marijuana next More states have waved the green flag on weed from a medical and/or adult-use, with 33 medical marijuana-legal states. Ten allow adult consumption.       ...
16:16, 06/14/2019

Trump says he may commute sentence of former Illinois governor U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was seriously considering commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich....
00:16, 08/08/2019

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune. The failure of the system was underscored in Febru...
11:00, 05/27/2019

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize marijuana Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday morning legalizing recreational use of marijuana, making Illinois the 11th state to decriminalize the drug....
18:00, 06/25/2019

Defense in China student's beheading in Illinois says he did it An Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a graduate student from China two years ago was obsessed with Ted Bundy and other serial killers, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday on the first day of the trial of the sensational case....
08:48, 06/13/2019

Illinois zoo flamingo put down after a child threw a rock at it (CNN) – A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo&...
10:48, 05/22/2019

Illinois poised to legalize recreational marijuana Illinois is poised to become the 11th state in the US to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after lawmakers voted to legalize the drug on Friday afternoon....
16:16, 06/01/2019

Constitutionality of $16 billion of Illinois bonds challenged The sale of $10 billion of general obligation bonds in 2003 and $6 billion in 2017 by Illinois was unconstitutional because the proceeds were used for loans to the state's pension funds or to finance budget deficits, according to a court filing on Mo...
17:16, 07/01/2019

Louisville walks off against Illinois State 4-3 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Alex Binelas’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Trey Leonard and top-seeded Louisville edged Illinois State 4-3 in an NCAA regional final on Monday, sending the Cardinals to their fifth Super Region...
13:32, 06/03/2019

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislatu...
13:00, 06/25/2019

How to Talk to Your Kids About LGBTQ+ Issues As a recently out gay woman, I was a little unsure at first about how to talk with my kids about LGBTQ+ topics. But, even before I accepted my identity and told my family I was gay, having these conversations was something that was important to me. I...
10:16, 07/31/2019

For Emma Gee, being the only out LGBTQ athlete at BYU is complicated BYU's Emma Gee, a track and cross-country runner, became the first athlete in the Mormon institution’s 143-year history to be publicly out last year.       ...
05:00, 07/03/2019

How to Find a LGBTQ-Affirming Therapist Finding the right therapist—someone you trust, someone you like, someone you click with—is important for anyone to ensure their therapy is effective. But for those who identify as LGBTQ, finding a therapist who is LGBTQ or LGBTQ-affirming is critical...
10:16, 04/30/2019

How safe is Germany for LGBTQ travelers? Berlin travel guide "Spartacus" reports that Germany has lost a lot of its attractiveness as a destination for gays and lesbians. The reason is increasing violence against homosexuals. But not everyone shares this view....
11:00, 07/26/2019

Openings set at Illinois trial in slaying of Chinese scholar CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are set for a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. After opening remarks to jurors Wednesday morning in Peori...
00:32, 06/12/2019

Illinois transfer TE Ford to sit 2019 after NCAA decision CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tight end Luke Ford, a transfer from Georgia, will not be eligible to play this season after the NCAA upheld the denial of his request for a waiver. The NCAA initially denied Ford’s request in April, but the scho...
18:00, 06/07/2019

One dead, two missing after 'catastrophic' plant explosion in Illinois A "catastrophic explosion" rocked a chemical plant in northern Illinois, sending four people to hospitals and three others unaccounted for and feared dead....
10:32, 05/04/2019

One confirmed dead after blast at Illinois silicon plant One person was confirmed dead and two others remained missing after a massive explosion in a silicon plant in northern Illinois. The victims were among nine employees working inside the 30,000-square-foot AB Specialty Silicones facility when the expl...
12:32, 05/04/2019

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. Pritzker joined fellow Democrats Saturday to announce the legislation. It...
13:32, 05/04/2019

The Latest: 1 body found after explosion at Illinois plant WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at and Illinois (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Authorities have recovered the body of one person following an explosion and fire at an Illinois factory. They believe two other people who are still missi...
13:32, 05/04/2019

4th victim of Illinois blast ID’ed, memorial planned Friday WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Officials have identified the fourth victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant and say a memorial is planned Friday morning at the site. AB Specialty Silicones general manager Mac Penman on Thursday identified...
07:32, 05/09/2019

Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80 CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes has died. He was 80. Cheever Griffin, Hynes’ son-in-law, confirmed that Hynes died Saturday in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital...
10:16, 05/05/2019

Illinois: one dead, two missing after silicone plant explosion Nine employees were inside the plant in Waukegan when it occurred at about 9.30pm Friday while the cause is unknownAuthorities have recovered the body of one person and said two others who are missing are feared dead after an overnight explosion and ...
16:32, 05/04/2019

The Latest: Another body found in Illinois plant rubble WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Search and rescue personnel have located and are recovering the body of a third employee killed in the explosion and fire at an Illi...
17:00, 05/05/2019

Illinois Republicans urge Trump to keep Blagojevich in prison Illinois’ delegation of House Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump not to commute the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the state’s former governor, after the president told reporters he was considering doing so.In a statement, Reps. Darin...
18:48, 08/08/2019

Illinois proposes $1K annual registration fee for electric cars Owners of all-electric vehicles in Illinois may get a huge shock to the wallet — thanks to a proposed $1,000 annual registration fee. The proposed hike is more than 57 times the current yearly fee of $17.50 for electric vehicle owners in the state. I...
18:00, 05/10/2019

Report: Illinois gunman vowed to kill others if he was fired A report on the February shooting at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant found that the man who killed five people after he was fired told another employee that if he lost his job he would kill other workers and "blow police up."...
11:16, 04/29/2019

Jacksonville State rallies late to eliminate Illinois 7-5 OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Andrew Naismith had a pinch two-run double in the eighth inning as Jacksonville State rallied late to beat Illinois 7-5 in an NCAA Tournament elimination game Saturday at the Oxford Regional. Jacksonville State (38-22) was scorel...
15:00, 06/01/2019

Illinois Republicans consider push to separate Chicago from state Illinois Republicans unhappy at the influence the Democrat-controlled city of Chicago holds over the state are looking at trying to blow the Windy City out of the state altogether....
12:00, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Illinois 11th to legalize recreational marijuana CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on recreational marijuana legalization in Illinois (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat signed ...
09:16, 06/25/2019

Large exotic cat mauls mom, child in Illinois, report An Illinois woman and her child were hospitalized Sunday after they were attacked by a caracal, which is a large exotic cat that is often compared to a lynx, reports said....
22:32, 06/23/2019

Illinois man dies while working on sign in northwest Indiana DYER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a contract worker from Illinois has died while working on an electronic sign at a restaurant in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports crews responded Sunday to Pop’s Italia...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Police: 5 dead after SUV hits truck in southern Illinois MARION, Ill. (AP) — Police say five people have died after an SUV crashed into the back of a semitrailer along an interstate in southern Illinois. Illinois State Police Trooper Bridget Rice says the crash happened Thursday afternoon near the West Fra...
05:32, 05/03/2019

Trial in slaying in Illinois of scholar from China continues PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with slaying a 26-year-old scholar visiting from China is resuming in central Illinois. Monday is the fourth day of testimony as prosecuto...
05:00, 06/17/2019

Prosecutors try to revoke parental rights in Illinois case An Illinois mother and father charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son have agreed to let the state's child welfare agency care for their younger son....
15:32, 04/29/2019

Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new r...
12:16, 06/25/2019

Illinois man beheaded Chinese grad student, prosecutors say Federal prosecutors on Monday accused an Illinois man of carrying out a calculated plan to kidnap and kill a Chinese graduate student two years ago, in closing arguments of the man's murder trial in central Illinois....
11:48, 06/24/2019

Dangerous storms to rumble from Illinois to Pennsylvania through Sunday if (typeof apgPageInfoObj != 'undefined' && apgPageInfoObj.adUnit.platform == "web") { (function () { var _sf_async_config = window._sf_async_config = (window._sf_async_config || {}); /** CONFIGURATION START **/ _sf_async_config.uid = 65786; _sf_asyn...
07:00, 05/25/2019

Wisconsin, Illinois sued over transgender name-change laws Attorneys are suing Wisconsin and Illinois over laws that forbid transgender individuals from changing their names if they have certain criminal convictions....
16:00, 05/01/2019

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on...
23:16, 06/25/2019

'Go gays!': Why USA's LGBTQ World Cup stars are more important than ever With homophobic attitudes on the rise in the US, the exploits of gay American heroes on the pitch in France are a welcome sight“Go gays!” said Megan Rapinoe following USA’s World Cup quarter-final victory over France. “You can’t win a championship wi...
02:48, 07/05/2019

Stonewall Stories: Legacy of the LGBTQ rebellion It was a speakeasy-like bar with one of the few floors in New York City where men danced with other men. On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn became the place where a rebellion against a police raid helped propel the modern LGBTQ rights movement. (Jun...
13:48, 06/24/2019

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world Soledad Nunez/AP Last week, Ecuador's highest court issued a ruling, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the South American country. Business Insider created a series of maps to visualize how gay rights vary around the world. Despite same-se...
19:32, 06/17/2019

Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ community TUCSON – June is Pride Month –  it is to honor the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, which was the tipping point for the Gay Rights Movement in the U.S. Fifty years later, the U.S. continues to recognize Pride Month. News 4 Tucson talked with LGBTQ...
08:48, 06/03/2019

8 LGBTQ Documentaries to Watch During Pride Month Every June, members of the LGBTQ community and allies celebrate Pride Month. While many honor Pride by attending parades throughout the world, others may choose to celebrate by learning more about the movement and the rich history behind it. This yea...
17:00, 06/04/2019

The Latest: Detroit man arraigned in LGBTQ shootings DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others because they were part of the LGBTQ community (all times local): 3:22 p.m. A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others ...
13:00, 06/07/2019

A longtimer's tour of LGBTQ life in the Village As New York marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising this pride weekend, welcoming WorldPride to the city, the neighborhood where LGBTQ people once gathered in force has gone through several decades of transformation....
11:32, 06/27/2019

How to find LGBTQ-friendly games on Steam Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Pride Month is almost over, but that’s no reason to stick to non-rainbow-infused games for the next eleven month...
16:32, 06/28/2019

Investing opportunities are expanding for the LGBTQ community In a reflection of the progress LGBTQ Americans have made, the range of investment products tailored to their concerns has also been growing in scope and size. However, there can be no one-size-fits-all option for this diverse demographic....
05:48, 06/04/2019

GOP threat to LGBTQ bill triggers Dem mobilization Some senior House Democrats are privately anxious that GOP floor antics on Friday could jeopardize the fate of a sweeping bill to shield LGBTQ people from discrimination.Democratic leaders have been doing everything they can to beat back the Republic...
20:32, 05/16/2019

Which Pride Month Merchandise Actually Helps LGBTQ Causes? This June, President Trump is celebrating the start of Pride month by trying to make a profit—and selling a new line of “LGBTQ for Trump” T-shirts on his website, which retail for $24 each....
18:00, 05/24/2019

How to Use Tinder's New Safety Features for LGBTQ+ Travelers Dating apps can be great for mingling while you’re traveling, but they can also be a major security risk. That’s why Tinder is rolling out a new “Traveler Alert” feature that was developed in collaboration with the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexua...
13:48, 07/25/2019

LGBTQ play canceled after actors attacked Two actors were subjected to a homophobic assault Saturday in Southampton, southern England, resulting in the cancellation of two performances of an award-winning LGBTQ play....
16:00, 06/10/2019

Illinois sheriff’s deputy fatally shot; suspect barricaded AVON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot while responding to a call in Illinois where a suspect was barricaded in a home. Illinois State Police say the Fulton County sheriff’s deputy was responding to...
04:48, 06/26/2019

Mourners gather to honor 4 killed in Illinois factory blast WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — More than 100 people gathered to remember four men from Illinois and Wisconsin who died in a silicone plant explosion. The mourners congregated Friday morning along a chain-link fence outside the badly damaged AB Specialty Silic...
12:48, 05/10/2019

Illinois to ask residents to vote on how income tax is levied on 2020 ballot The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday voted to put a proposal that would change the state's personal income tax system on a ballot to take place alongside the 2020 U.S. national election vote....
17:48, 05/27/2019

Closing arguments to start in Illinois man's death penalty case Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to make their closing arguments on Monday in the trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
03:48, 06/24/2019

Illinois issued warning after Heartland virus found in ticks Residents in Illinois are being warned after ticks collected in the state tested positive for the Heartland virus, a rare illness that nearly always requires patients to be hospitalized....
18:00, 08/15/2019

Jesse Jackson urges Trump to pardon former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich The Rev. Jesse Jackson sent a personal appeal to President Trump last Friday, asking him to pardon the imprisoned former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich....
13:00, 07/17/2019

Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in slaying of student from China A U.S. court jury on Wednesday began deliberating whether life in prison or the death penalty should be imposed on an Illinois man convicted of the abduction and decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
18:16, 07/17/2019

Parents of Illinois boy found in grave plead not guilty to murder The parents of a boy whose body was found wrapped in plastic near his Illinois home pleaded not guilty on Friday to murder and other charges stemming from his death, according to court documents....
14:48, 05/10/2019

Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation Electric car owners in Illinois could take a large hit to their bank accounts after lawmakers proposed an extreme hike in registration fees for electronic vehicles in the state. ...
13:00, 05/11/2019

Illinois man jailed for life over murder of Chinese graduate student An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
00:48, 07/19/2019

U.S. to seek execution for Illinois man in gruesome slaying of Chinese student Federal prosecutors on Wednesday will begin arguing that an Illinois man should be executed for the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student in 2017....
08:32, 07/17/2019

Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule' Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring taxpayer-backed family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, announcing the state plans to step in to fund those clinics....
16:32, 07/18/2019

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people “a fundamental right” to make decisions about their reproductive healt...
11:00, 05/27/2019

Carnival rides injure two in separate incidents at Illinois fairs A woman was injured when she fell from a malfunctioning roller-coaster at an Illinois carnival this week -- and about 45 minutes away, a child was hurt by falling debris when two carnival rides collided, according to new reports....
08:48, 07/19/2019

Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker signs order protecting transgender students Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker has signed an executive order directing state schools to take "comprehensive action" to support and protect transgender students....
14:48, 07/01/2019

Illinois governor plans to sign recreational marijuana bill SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Illinois the nation’s 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana use. The Democrat has scheduled a bill-signing ceremony Tuesday morning in Chicago. His staff listed the event on his ...
21:00, 06/24/2019

NY church agrees to move Fulton Sheen’s remains to Illinois NEW YORK (AP) — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is going home. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Sunday it’ll cooperate in transferring Sheen’s remains from Manhattan to Peoria, Illinois, after a court ruled Sheen’s niece c...
14:00, 06/09/2019

U.S. judge confirms Owens-Illinois arbitration award against Venezuela A U.S. judge on Tuesday confirmed a roughly $500 million arbitration award that a unit of Owens-Illinois Inc obtained against Venezuela in connection with the country's seizure and nationalization of two plants in 2010....
18:48, 05/21/2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs bill declaring abortion a 'fundamental right' Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a controversial bill into law Wednesday that provides for broad access to abortion and throws out restrictions on the procedure in the third trimester....
13:00, 06/12/2019

Illinois governor gets boat speed warning on Wisconsin lake CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s press secretary says the governor received a warning for speeding during a boating trip on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh tells the Chicago Tribune in an email that i...
09:00, 06/27/2019

Illinois newspaper editor resigns to spare staff more layoffs SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served no...
17:16, 05/15/2019

Illinois mother accused of driving with kids on top of SUV in inflatable pool An Illinois woman was arrested after authorities say she was spotted driving around with her kids sitting in an inflatable pool on top of her car.        ...
10:00, 07/10/2019

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed....
19:48, 05/18/2019

Walker pitches Illinois State past Louisville 4-2 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jeremy Gaines’ two-run double capped a three-run sixth inning, Matt Walker threw a complete-game six-hitter and Illinois State upset top-seeded Louisville 4-2 on Saturday in a winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Tourn...
16:32, 06/01/2019

Illinois hangs on to low investment-grade credit rating from Moody's Illinois avoided deterioration in one of its low investment-grade credit ratings on Tuesday when Moody's Investors Service affirmed the state at Baa3 with a stable outlook, citing recent steps taken to shore up the state's shaky finances....
15:16, 06/04/2019

Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A staff writer for Illinois’ capital-city newspaper says its editor has resigned to spare more layoffs. Angie Muhs (MYOOZ’) resigned from The State Journal-Register on Friday. Longtime health writer and union stew...
16:16, 05/14/2019

Explosion at Illinois silicone plant kills 2 people and 2 are still missing A massive blast rocked parts of an Illinois town Friday night, killing two people and leaving three others injured, authorities said. Two people were still missing....
21:16, 05/05/2019

Indiana hits 3 homers, tops Illinois-Chicago 9-5 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Matt Lloyd hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Cole Barr and Drew Ashley each added solo homers and Indiana avoided elimination from the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 9-5 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. A da...
15:00, 06/01/2019

Applications to grow hemp pour in to Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Agriculture received nearly 400 applications to grow or process industrial hemp in the first 24 hours after they became available. Agriculture officials said Wednesday they received 295 applications to g...
06:00, 05/02/2019

Credit analysts cautious over Illinois budget, infrastructure plan Some results from Illinois' action-packed spring legislation session that produced a budget and a variety of revenue-raising measures won initial praise on Monday from credit rating analysts, who cautioned that fiscal challenges remain....
19:00, 06/03/2019

Illinois State edges Indiana 8-7 in NCAA tournament opener LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Joe Aeilts hit a go-ahead, RBI double in the top of the eighth inning, and Illinois State recovered from blowing a five-run lead to beat Indiana 8-7 on Friday in the opener of the Louisville regional. Aeilts delivered the last ...
15:16, 05/31/2019

Jury convicts man of Illinois drug-case informant’s death CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors in Chicago have convicted a man in the 2012 murder of an informant who cooperated with a federal investigation into a central Illinois drug ring. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Marquelle Palmer, of Bloomington, was found guilty F...
09:48, 05/06/2019

Jury convicts man of Illinois drug-case informant's death Jurors in Chicago have convicted a man in the 2012 murder of an informant who cooperated with a federal investigation into a central Illinois drug ring....
09:00, 05/06/2019

Smith’s 3-hitter carries Louisville past Illinois State 11-2 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Luke Smith allowed three hits in 8 1/3 innings and Jake Snider had three RBI with a homer as top-seeded Louisville routed Illinois State 11-2 on Sunday night in an elimination game of the NCAA tournament. Hours after knocking o...
20:16, 06/02/2019

Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the US The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal pen...
15:32, 06/01/2019

Mississippi River reaches record level in northern Illinois The Mississippi River has reached record high levels in the area of Rock Island, Illinois, as melting heavy snowpack coupled with rain has caused widespread flooding, a national hydrologist said on Friday....
12:16, 05/03/2019

An Illinois man blackmailed 100 girls for nude photos. He got 35 years in prison A southern Illinois man who admitted using blackmail to obtain nude pictures of about 100 girls and women has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.        ...
08:32, 07/12/2019

Tinder launches a new safety feature for LGBTQ travelers Dating app Tinder has launched a safety feature for LGBTQ travelers. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard has the story.       ...
08:16, 07/26/2019

Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy NEW YORK (AP) — It was a speakeasy-like bar with one of the few floors in New York City where men danced with other men. And on June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn became the place where a rebellion against a police raid helped propel the modern LGBTQ r...
04:00, 06/24/2019

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar Court documents say Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas told an FBI informant in recent weeks that he was scouting places to attack.        ...
05:48, 08/10/2019

Police detail man’s threat behind panic at DC LGBTQ parade WASHINGTON (AP) — A man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation’s capital and set off a panic that sent hundreds of people, who mistakenly believed gunshots were fired, running in fear, police said Sun...
14:00, 06/09/2019

Thousands gather at Stonewall 50 years after LGBTQ uprising Thousands of people have converged on New York City’s Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation...
20:32, 06/28/2019

Thousands March in Kiev for LGBTQ Pride Parade (MOSCOW) — Thousands of supporters of LGBT rights have marched through the center of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, under a heavy police presence to separate them from opponents. Police said Sunday that nine people were arrested on suspicion of p...
11:32, 06/23/2019

Valkyrie is now the first LGBTQ Marvel movie superhero, but she's been bi forever Asgardian warrior Valkyrie is now officially the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel cinematic universe. And who better to blast this barrier with a Freudian crotch cannon than real-life LGBTQ icon Tessa Thompson?...
18:00, 07/22/2019

LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill passes House The House passed a bill Friday, 236-173, extending federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. The Equality Act sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity ...
10:16, 05/17/2019

Taylor Swift reveals why she took a stand for LGBTQ rights Singer says facing her previous lack of advocacy had been ‘kind of devastating’Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ causes in recent months because rights are being “stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight whi...
06:16, 08/09/2019

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Apologises to LGBTQ Community After the LGBTQ community called out to YouTube for not considering homophobic remarks as violation of its platform's policies, company CEO Susan Wojcicki apologised to the community....
18:32, 06/11/2019

WorldPride: New York's best LGBTQ art, heritage and party venues As New York gets ready to celebrate WorldPride on 26 June and 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, locals pick cultural spaces, tours and nightlife that embody the city’s queer spiritThe Metropolitan Museum is marking Stonewall 50 with a gay-relate...
00:00, 06/20/2019

Surviving 'conversion therapy' for LGBTQ+ people in Germany An estimated 1,000 queer-identified people in Germany undergo "conversion therapy" every year. But the practice could soon be banned. During LGBTQ Pride Month DW spoke to Mike F., who underwent the controversial therapy....
06:16, 07/28/2019

Paris names squares and streets for LGBTQ icons Paris has renamed three squares and one street for four iconic LGBTQ people and events: Ovida Delect, Harvey Milk, Pierre Seel and the 1969 Stonewall riots....
11:32, 06/25/2019

Google will work with LGBTQ+ groups on harassment policies In the wake of YouTube's controversial decision not to pull videos containing homophobic and racist attacks, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an internal email acknowledging that "the LGBTQ+ community has felt a lot of pain and frustration over re...
13:16, 06/12/2019

Steam Finally Adds Official LGBTQ+ Tag For Games The process of finding games on Steam has become increasingly driven by a tag system. Mouse over, say, Sekiro on Steam’s front page, and you’ll see descriptor tags like “Souls-like,” “Difficult,” and “Action.” Click on one of those tags, and you’ll b...
04:32, 06/21/2019

Tinder wants to protect LGBTQ users in countries that discriminate Tinder wants to keep its users safe in the nearly 70 countries that have discriminatory LGBTQ laws. Today, the company is launching a feature called Traveller Alert. When members of the LGBTQ community open the app in one of those countries, the aler...
10:48, 07/24/2019

Pride or protest? Disillusioned plan their own LGBTQ march NEW YORK (AP) — Activists who believe New York City’s annual LGBTQ Pride march has become too commercialized are staging an alternative march the same day. The two marches through Manhattan streets will take place Sunday, the last day of a mont...
04:48, 06/26/2019

New Organization Aims to Increase Visibility for the LGBTQ+ in Motorsport Motorsport isn’t known for being the most diverse and inclusive thing in the world, and visibility for minorities has always needed more work. Racing Pride, an organization dedicated to promote LGBTQ+ visibility, is determined to change that....
12:32, 06/06/2019

Sonya Deville champions LGBTQ inclusion in WWE, on Fox and at WorldPride WWE superstar Sonya Deville is working toward representation, inclusion and equality for the LGBTQ community.       ...
18:48, 06/27/2019

Security guard plotted attacks on synagogue and LGBTQ bar, FBI says A Las Vegas security guard who once patrolled his neighborhood with a semi-automatic rifle has been arrested on a federal charge in connection with possessing "destructive devices." The FBI says he had bomb-making materials and was planning to attack...
08:51, 08/11/2019

Axe body spray defends LGBTQ pride on Twitter In a tweet that has since gone viral, Axe, the popular body wash and spray brand, defended LGBT Pride and gay rights. Pride Month began in June.        ...
09:32, 06/06/2019

LGBTQ+ creators file lawsuit against YouTube for discrimination A group of LGBTQ+ YouTubers this week filed a federal lawsuit against Google, claiming the site has engaged in discriminatory practices that deliberately suppress their ability to make money. Part of the problem is that YouTube has kept its algorithm...
11:32, 08/14/2019

Illinois woman allegedly stabs her boyfriend’s genitals during break up attempt A woman in Illinois stabbed her boyfriend in the genitals when he attempted to break up with her, a report said Wednesday. The 30-year-old woman went ballistic on June 24 when her 43-year-old boyfriend became upset because she was out all day and dec...
01:48, 07/18/2019

Illinois man accused of killing his 74-year-old mom with sword in suburban home: police An Illinois man with mental health issues and a history of erratic behavior was arrested Sunday after stabbing his mother with a sword and stuffing her body into a trash can, police said....
19:16, 07/31/2019

Illinois man receives life sentence for murder of Chinese graduate student An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
14:32, 07/18/2019

Illinois Republicans remove offensive Facebook post about ‘Jihad Squad’ Republican County Chairmen’s Association president sorry for ‘unauthorized’ post that insulted four Democratic congresswomenAn Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic co...
07:48, 07/22/2019

Illinois standout Bobby Roundtree able to 'eat and speak normally' after spinal surgery, official says University of Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree’s health appears to be slightly improving after undergoing surgery for a severe spinal injury he suffered in a swimming accident....
10:48, 05/21/2019

Illinois bill to legalize recreational marijuana wins legislative approval Illinois will become the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults under a bill that won final passage in the state legislature on Friday....
16:32, 05/31/2019

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Protect the ‘Fundamental Right’ to Access Abortion While lawmakers in several states are attempting to strip women and other marginalized genders of their reproductive health rights with draconian anti-abortion legislation, Illinois is stepping up with a strong bill to protect the “fundamental right”...
18:48, 06/01/2019

Illinois man gets life in prison for brutal rape and killing of Chinese scholar Former University of Illinois student Brendt, Christensen was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and killing of Yingying Zhang        ...
18:32, 07/18/2019

Illinois governor eyes $41.5 billion plan to rebuild state's infrastructure Illinois would spend $41.5 billion over six years to rebuild roads, bridges, schools and other facilities that have fallen into "dire shape," under a preliminary plan floated by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Illinois boy, 14, born without arms lands 20-inch box jump in viral video A 14-year-old Illinois boy who was born without arms accomplished a 20-inch box jump Sunday, an achievement captured in a video that has since gone viral....
14:32, 07/26/2019

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow sports betting, approve Chicago casino A major gambling expansion in Illinois that will give Chicago its first casino, allow betting on sports and raise money for a massive infrastructure program won final approval on Sunday in the state legislature....
21:16, 06/02/2019

Jury convicts Illinois man of Chinese graduate student's kidnap-murder An Illinois man prosecutors described as obsessed with serial killers was found guilty on Monday of kidnapping and the decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago and could now face the death penalty....
15:00, 06/24/2019

Illinois senators call on MLB to extend protective netting to corners of ballparks U.S. senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth called on Major League Baseball on Thursday to extend safety netting to the right and left corners of ballparks in the wake of a recent spate of fans being injured by foul balls....
13:32, 06/27/2019

Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump will commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges....
20:00, 08/14/2019

Death toll in Illinois plant explosion raised to 3 as another body found Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed t...
02:48, 05/06/2019

Illinois man travels to El Paso and Dayton to make crosses for shooting victims Greg Zanis watched the unfolding events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend as those communities became the latest to grapple the all-to-common trend of mass gun violence....
18:48, 08/05/2019

Workers killed in Illinois plant blast alerted colleagues before explosion Three men believed to have been trapped in a massive explosion at an Illinois industrial plant warned others to leave the building before the blast, officials believe....
12:48, 05/06/2019

Eighth-grade football phenom fatally shot at Illinois party Jaylon McKenzie, who was featured in a Sports Illustrated article about young athletes who would rule sports, was shot in Illinois at a party.        ...
14:48, 05/06/2019

Illinois fire department reminds cooks to be safe during grilling season ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The snow is gone, the rain is sort of gone and now, some may be pulling out the grills to grill some meals. Rock Island Fire Department Well, with that mindset, officials with the Rock Island Fire Department are urgin...
17:48, 06/19/2019

Federal trial to begin for Illinois man accused of killing Chinese student The federal trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago was set to begin on Wednesday, with prosecutors having already said they would seek the death penalty....
09:16, 06/12/2019

Jussie Smollett case to be reviewed by special prosecutor, Illinois judge says Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the controversial Jussie Smollett alleged hate crime case -- including the contentious decision to suddenly drop all charges against him -- will be examined by a special prosecutor, an Illinois judge ...
12:00, 06/21/2019

Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes Illinois is the first state to legalize marijuana sales via the legislature. It now joins 10 other states in allowing recreational pot use.        ...
11:16, 06/25/2019

Illinois becomes 11th state in US to legalize recreational marijuana, first to set up statewide marketplace Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that permits residents to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis at a time and non-residents up to 15 gr...
13:16, 06/25/2019

With new Illinois gambling bill, Cubs consider opening sportsbook at Wrigley Field The Cubs are considering opening up a sportsbook at Wrigley Field as the state of Illinois prepares to implement a new sports gambling law.       ...
11:48, 06/17/2019

Explosion at Illinois factory kills one person, two more presumed dead, officials say At least one person was killed and two more are presumed dead after a massive explosion took place at an Illinois silicone factory Friday night, officials said....
22:48, 05/04/2019

1 dead, 2 missing in massive Illinois plant explosion felt 20 miles away Three people were likely killed and four people were injured after a massive explosion in Waukegan, Illinois at the AB Specialty Silicones factory.        ...
12:00, 05/04/2019

Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order to Protect Transgender Students Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order on Sunday that aims to help strengthen protections for transgender students in the state’s schools, calling it a “step toward securing Illinois’ place as a leader in equality and hope.”...
22:32, 06/30/2019

LGBTQ heroes celebrated with wall of honor at Stonewall Inn in New York A half century after the launch of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, 50 trailblazers in the struggle for equality were honored on Thursday with the unveiling of a wall of honor inside New York's historic Stonewall Inn....
16:16, 06/27/2019

Madonna tackles gun control, LGBTQ rights in new album 'Madam X' Madonna released her 14th studio album and pulled no punches when talking about LGBTQ and womens’ rights as well as advocating for gun control in America....
11:16, 06/14/2019

Gov. DeSantis removes LGBTQ reference from Pulse anniversary proclamation Florida’s governor was accused of “straight-washing” his remembrance proclamation of the Pulse nightclub shooting on the third anniversary of the deadliest attack on gay people in the US. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was criticized ...
08:48, 06/12/2019

Florida library’s LGBTQ prom canceled over safety concerns A Florida library canceled an LGBTQ-inclusive prom after receiving threats, fearing objections to the event would jeopardize the safety of those attending....
14:48, 06/28/2019

LGBTQ student group receives homophobic threat over voicemail An official at a Lower Manhattan organization that supports LGBTQ students received a homophobic voicemail during Pride Month, cops said Monday. The 32-year-old employee of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network on William Street received ...
12:00, 07/01/2019

Polish city holds first LGBTQ pride parade despite far-right violence A Polish city celebrated its first-ever LGBTQ equality march on Saturday, but it struck a starkly different tone to the joyous and hedonistic affairs associated with pride parades....
03:32, 07/21/2019

Lady Gaga fires up LGBTQ rally for Stonewall anniversary Lady Gaga electrified thousands of revelers who gathered in New York on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ rights movement, exhorting the crowd to honor the past by using its "power" to extend and defend a half-century of progress....
18:48, 06/28/2019

Las Vegas security guard plotted attacks on a synagogue and an LGBTQ bar, FBI says A Las Vegas security guard who once patrolled his neighborhood with a semi-automatic rifle has been arrested on a federal charge in connection with possessing "destructive devices." The FBI says he had bomb-making materials and was planning to attack...
02:35, 08/11/2019

Democratic candidate Buttigieg: 'No going back' in fight for LGBTQ rights Democrat Pete Buttigieg, running to become the first openly gay U.S. president, told activists at an Iowa Pride festival on Saturday there was "no going back to normal" in fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community....
19:16, 06/08/2019

LGBTQ+ creators file lawsuit charging YouTube with discrimination In a federal lawsuit filed yesterday, a group of LGBTQ+ video creators claims YouTube discriminates against their content. The group alleges that YouTube suppresses their videos, restricts their ability to monetize their channels and enforces its pol...
09:32, 08/14/2019

LGBTQ students fight for rights at 'unambiguously Christian' Baylor Gay and lesbian students were hopeful a 2015 policy change could pave their way to more rights at Baylor University, one of the country's most prominent Baptist colleges. It hasn't....
10:48, 06/26/2019

Pride Media sued by LGBTQ publisher over back payments Pink News, an LGBTQ digital publisher in London, is suing Pride Media, owner of Out and The Advocate, claiming the American publisher owes it close to $200,000 in back payments for advertising that ran adjacent to its copy on the Pride Media publicat...
00:48, 06/19/2019

200 businesses sign brief to extend job discrimination laws to LGBTQ people More than 200 U.S. and international companies signed an amicus brief Tuesday calling on the Supreme Court to include sexual orientation and gender identity in federal civil rights law....
17:00, 07/02/2019

Tinder Seeks to Keep LGBTQ Users Safe While Travelling Internationally Tinder has announced a new safety feature for members of the LGBTQ community aiming to protect them from the risk of using dating apps in nearly 70 countries where the LGBTQ status still remains......
07:00, 07/25/2019

Love and Resistance review: priceless pictures of LGBTQ pioneers Fifty years after Stonewall, photographs Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies pin the zeitgeist to the pageThe riot that changed America’s gay rights movement foreverForty-nine years ago, on the first anniversary of the riots outside the Stonewall Inn,...
04:48, 06/30/2019

IMDb alters birth name policy following criticism from LGBTQ+ groups IMDb will allow people in the entertainment industry to remove their birth names from the site. The move follows criticism from several LGBTQ+ groups for continuing to publish the birth names of transgender people in the industry without their consen...
11:01, 08/13/2019

Lady Gaga Says She Would 'Take a Bullet' for the LGBTQ+ Community at Stonewall Rally Lady Gaga was one of the celebrities who performed at the rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City on June 28, during which she gave an impassioned speech, telling the audience she would “take a bullet for y...
08:00, 06/30/2019

Google CEO Tries to Smooth Things Over After YouTube's Anti-LGBTQ Shitshow The complete and utter shitshow that is YouTube’s bungled response to addressing anti-LGBTQ harassment on its platform today brings us a response from Google CEO Sundar Pichai following a meeting with LGBTQ groups at the company.Read more......
18:32, 06/12/2019

Pence calls US ban on flying LGBTQ flags from embassies 'the right decision' Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration's decision to prohibit American embassies from flying LGBT flags on their flagpoles to commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month, saying in a new interview that only the American flag should fly in that...
16:48, 06/11/2019

Poland Is Holding Massive Pride Parades. But How Far Have LGBTQ Rights Really Come? The biggest pride event in Central and Eastern Europe brought more people than ever to the streets in the Polish capital of Warsaw on June 8. Tens of thousands of people marched, danced and sang waving colourful flags and umbrellas. Back in 2005, gay...
11:32, 07/03/2019

Alan Cumming and other LGBTQ stars on their game-changing roles Alan Cumming: “Instinct” (CBS) If you want to see how far the pendulum has swung for LGBTQ representation, try the CBS crime procedural “Instinct,” based on a popular series of thrillers by James Patterson. The network used to have a reputation for b...
12:48, 06/21/2019

Driver suspended for refusing to operate LGBTQ-pride-themed bus A bus driver in England has been suspended for refusing to drive a bus adorned with LGBTQ-pride-themed numbers, a report said. The driver allegedly got on the bus in Norwich and told passengers, “this bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to ...
08:00, 08/16/2019

LGBTQ acceptance in ‘toxic’ decline among young Americans: study It’s disappointing news for the LGBTQ community as Pride month is celebrated across the US. An alarming new statistic from the annual Accelerating Acceptance report finds that young Americans — generally regarded as the most socially tolerant ...
13:00, 06/25/2019

Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements....
04:16, 06/11/2019

Pride 2019: World's 15 biggest LGBTQ celebrations June is Pride Month and we're taking a look at all the exciting ways cities around the globe plan to celebrate the LGBTQ this year.       ...
20:00, 06/11/2019

Saks Fifth Avenue taps top designers for LGBTQ fundraising capsule Love, acceptance and rainbow sequins are always in style, especially at Saks Fifth Avenue. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and WorldPride in NYC, the iconic department store has teamed with more than a dozen designers on a LGB...
12:48, 06/21/2019

'Teach your sons:' Kourtney Kardashian talks Menstrual Hygiene Day in bikini pic The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star shared a sexy swimsuit pic and urged mothers to talk to their sons about periods on Menstrual Hygiene Day.        ...
14:16, 05/28/2019

Illinois lawmakers rush to finish big to-do list, including new marijuana, abortion laws Illinois lawmakers are rushing to complete a spring session chocked full of big issues, including marijuana, abortion protections and income taxes.        ...
02:00, 06/01/2019

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student guilty in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar A former University of Illinois doctoral student was convicted Monday of killing a visiting scholar from China after abducting her at a bus stop as she headed to sign an off-campus apartment lease....
22:00, 06/24/2019

Illinois basketball coach, 'Hoop Dreams' star Gene Pingatore dies at 83 Illinois high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore, who gained national exposure as one of the stars in the 1994 documentary 'Hoop Dreams,' died at the age of 83....
20:00, 06/27/2019

Illinois posed to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes Illinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.        ...
20:16, 05/31/2019

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Ise Appeal of CBOE's Index Option Victory Chicago, IL - September 27, 2012 - On September 26, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear International Securities Exchange's (ISE) appeal of the Appellate Court's May 25, 2012 decision that affirmed a permanent injunction prohibiting ISE ...
21:16, 05/01/2019

Statement By William J. Brodsky, Chairman And CEO, CBOE Holdings, Inc. On Illinois Pension Reform CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), today issued the following statement regarding Illinois pension reform: "CBOE Holdings joins the Illinois State Chamber, the Civic Comm...
21:16, 05/01/2019

Woman's stolen wallet discovered in vent with 14 others at old Illinois high school 75 years later A woman in Missouri has been reunited with her stolen wallet 75 years after it went missing after it was discovered along with 14 others during a renovation at her old high school in a neighboring state....
11:32, 07/09/2019

University of Illinois sued for allegedly chilling speech with 'bias response team' Speech First, a First Amendment advocacy group, sued the University of Illinois on Wednesday, claiming that it suppressed political advocacy and instituted a "bias response" regime that chilled students' willingness to express their opinions....
06:32, 05/30/2019

‘Catastrophic explosion’ at Illinois silicone plant leaves 2 dead, 2 missing: reports One person is dead, four people are injured and two remain unaccounted for after an explosion at a silicone manufacturing and distribution company in Lake County, Ill., U.S. media reports say....
01:48, 05/05/2019

Illinois football prodigy, 14, recently featured in Sports Illustrated, is shot dead A 14-year-old recently featured in Sports Illustrated as one of six teens “who will rule the future in sports,” died after he was shot at a party in Illinois on Saturday night, according to police....
15:00, 05/05/2019

Illinois teens charged with beating special-needs girl in viral video, police say Three teenage girls in Illinois were charged Thursday in connection with the beating of a 15-year-old special-needs girl, which was recorded in a video that went viral, police said....
16:48, 07/25/2019

Illinois Senate Dems pave way for graduated-rate income tax -- after debating less than 7 minutes It took just seven minutes for Illinois state senators on Wednesday to advance major legislation that would revamp how personal income is taxed since the state income tax was enacted 50 years ago....
04:00, 05/02/2019

Police seek suspects in shooting death of 14-year-old Illinois football star Illinois State police continued to look for suspects Monday as they asked the public for help in the weekend shooting death of a promising 14-year-old middle school athlete who had already received college football scholarship offers....
10:00, 05/06/2019

Illinois district withdraws ‘Teaching Palestine’ course critics say was anti-Semitic propaganda A Chicago-area school district came under fire for promoting a course for educators called "Teaching Palestine," which officials agreed was "one-sided" and critics called "anti-Semitic" propaganda....
07:00, 05/31/2019

U.S. charges ex-Illinois software engineer with taking stolen trade secrets to China U.S. prosecutors on Thursday said a software engineer has been indicted on charges he stole trade secrets from the suburban Chicago locomotive manufacturer where he once worked and took them to China....
12:48, 07/11/2019

Illinois governor JB Pritzker signs executive order to protect trans students Flanked by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the executive order Sunday — the same day as Chicago's Pride Parade.        ...
09:32, 07/01/2019

‘Jihad Squad’ meme removed after Illinois GOP shares mock poster on Facebook Leaders of the Illinois Republican Party released a Facebook posting depicting the four House minority freshman Democrats in a movie-type poster as “The Jihad Squad” last week before taking it down over the weekend. ​The meme ​released Fr...
11:16, 07/22/2019

Body of slain Illinois student may be in landfill, new details from killer's attorneys suggest New information given Friday to the family of a University of Illinois student who was kidnapped and murdered in 2017 suggests her body may be in a landfill in the eastern part of the state....
09:16, 08/03/2019

Rock band called ‘Confederate Railroad’ booted from Illinois state fair A Southern rock group called Confederate Railroad has been booted from the lineup of an upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag, sparking fury from fans and country legend Charlie Daniels. The band, formed in 1987 i...
09:48, 07/09/2019

Weed in the Windy City: Illinois Becomes the 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, the 11th state to do so and the first to implement a comprehensive...
15:32, 06/25/2019

Stonewall Forever: 50 years after the raid that sparked the LGBTQ movement, it goes digital Stonewall Forever: As a digital monument to the Stonewall uprising debuts, the riots' legacy couldn't be more relevant today, LGBTQ activists say.        ...
09:00, 06/04/2019

Tinder’s Newest Feature Aims to Keep LGBTQ People Safer Across the World With a new feature, Tinder says it wants to make the swiping experience safer for its LGBTQ users traveling and living in certain countries. On Wednesday, the dating app introduced a new safety update dubbed “Traveler Alert” that will war...
16:00, 07/24/2019

Protecting Pride: Safe Spaces Are Crucial to the Existence of the LGBTQ Community Pride Month is a time of celebration. A time where same-gender-loving men get together to celebrate love, liberty and the occasional Beyoncé. During these celebrations, it is imperative for us to feel safe in the spaces we inhabit. Our mere existence...
14:32, 06/28/2019

House Passes LGBTQ Civil Rights Bill in Historic Vote The House of Representatives passed a sweeping LGBTQ protection bill on Friday, thanks to support from most congressional Democrats and nearly total opposition from House Republicans....
13:16, 05/17/2019

New York leads Pride parade cavalcade with huge LGBTQ celebration Two marches in Manhattan, many more around USLove and Resistance: priceless pictures of LGBTQ pioneersNew York will stage a massive LGBTQ Pride march on Sunday, as cities including San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle also host parades commemorating th...
10:00, 06/30/2019

Las Vegas security guard arrested for plot to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar A man who worked a security guard was arrested this week for allegedly planning to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a local LGTBQ bar after authorities discovered bomb-making materials at his home....
08:48, 08/10/2019

Happy Pride From AT&T and the $1.8 Million It Gave to Anti-LGBTQ+ and Republican Candidates Pride is a time to celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ people who have fought for equal rights before the law—sometimes literally, like the crowds at Stonewall, who defended themselves against cops raiding the New York City gay bar 50 years ago this mon...
08:48, 06/24/2019

Lexington’s Pride Festival Celebrated On Anniversary Of Other LGBTQ Community Milestones LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington’s annual LGBTQ Pride celebration is noting several milestones this year. The city’s 12th annual Pride Festival coincides with a important anniversary for the gay rights movement. It was on June 28, 1969, when patro...
13:32, 06/29/2019

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people....
15:32, 06/17/2019

Top Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Civil Rights For LGBTQ Community The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community....
06:02, 08/12/2019

Tinder launches LGBTQ safety feature in countries with discriminatory laws Tinder will be launching "Traveler Alert" in approximately 70 countries around the world which have laws "effectively criminilazing LGBTQ status."       ...
10:48, 07/24/2019

Over 200 major companies sign Supreme Court brief in favor of LGBTQ workers More than 200 major U.S. and international corporations signed an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing that excluding sexual orientation and gender identity from federal civil rights law “would undermine the nation’s busines...
23:16, 07/02/2019

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters Movies like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Love, Simon" and "Deadpool 2" helped increase the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in Hollywood movies last year....
09:32, 05/23/2019

Florida Governor Snubs LGBTQ Community on Eve of Pulse Shooting Anniversary Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is backtracking on Twitter after his proclamation on the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting garnered criticism for omitting any mention of the LGBTQ community targeted in the attack....
14:48, 06/12/2019

Florida gov adds LGBTQ note to Pulse nightclub memorial after backlash Florida’s governor has changed his Pulse nightclub remembrance proclamation after being accused of “straight-washing” the massacre on its third anniversary. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis faced a storm of protest after his initial remembrance failed to...
12:32, 06/12/2019

A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks NEW YORK (AP) — For Pride month, retailers across the country are selling goods and services celebrating LGBTQ culture. They range from Macy’s same-sex wedding registries to digital billboards in New York’s Times Square beaming apparel so...
05:48, 06/23/2019

Some US embassies are still flying LGBTQ pride flags despite Trump administration advisory against it ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images US embassies and diplomatic missions are honoring LGBTQ pride month around the globe, despite the State Department's decision to reject requests to fly rainbow flags. Several embassies also honored pride month and other...
13:16, 06/09/2019

For China's LGBTQ people, Taiwan's rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy....
18:32, 05/22/2019

Rural Americans are changing their views on LGBTQ rights. Just look at this Kentucky town Henderson, Kentucky residents passed protections for gay residents, then rejected them. Now, they're coming around full circle.        ...
16:32, 06/22/2019

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's defense lawyer wants to rejoin the Navy to teach prosecutors, says he fears for law-abiding warfighters The defense attorney who won an acquittal for decorated Navy SEAL Edward "Eddie" Gallagher earlier this month is seeking a waiver to rejoin the Navy at a higher rank to help teacher prosecutors how they mishandled the case....
14:16, 07/16/2019

Before developers build cathedrals, teach them to build sheds It‘s a truth universally acknowledged that managing fewer things is easier than managing lots of things. Yet, why do so many of us in tech exalt “scale” as a paramount virtue? The cloud-native arena is a particularly interesting focal point for this ...
02:48, 05/09/2019

Two students go missing from city schools Two students went missing from city schools Friday morning, police said. Junior Parker, 21, who suffers from autism, slipped out of the Stuyvesant HS at about 8:45 a.m. while attending a program there, cops said. A flurry of police cars, helicopters ...
21:32, 05/24/2019

Office 365 banned from schools in privacy row Microsoft's Office 365 software has been banned in part of Germany following fears over data privacy.The cloud-based online suite has been barred for use in schools in the state of Hesse after lawmakers ruled it was gathering information from us...
05:32, 07/16/2019

DOE job ad sought ‘teachers of color’ for NYC schools The racially targeted post on the Indeed.com job site said Lower Manhattan's Community School District 1 was seeking "teachers of color for the 2019-2020 school year."...
17:32, 06/03/2019

Odisha To Shut 1,000 Schools Having Less Than 10 Students Close to 1000 schools having less than 10 students on the roll will be shut down in Odisha to tackle the teachers'' shortage issue, the government said on Sunday....
13:16, 06/23/2019

Desegregation remains an issue in many US schools CLEVELAND, Miss. — This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past. Two rival high schools in Cleveland, one historically black and the other hist...
20:32, 07/11/2019

Schools rethink vaping discipline HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Officials at schools across the United States have begun rethinking their approach to teen vaping, as statistics show a rise in suspensions and other disciplinary actions for students caught using e-cigarettes on school g...
18:48, 05/26/2019

6 schools to be notified of serious NCAA violations A high-ranking NCAA official told CBS Sports on Wednesday that at least six Division I men's basketball programs will receive notices of allegations for Level I violations as a result of the federal government's investigation into corruption in the s...
00:00, 06/13/2019

Changing gender is easier than ever in NYC schools City kids can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation — and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education announced Friday. With parental permission, students can alter their...
17:00, 06/28/2019

Apple's contactless student IDs come to 12 more schools A new school year is approaching, and for Apple that means an expansion of its contact-free student IDs. Apple Watch and iPhone owners can tap their devices to access campus facilities in 12 more schools, and these are institutions you'll likel...
11:01, 08/13/2019

Where can you get the most affordable MBA? Purdue and four schools come in at under $100K When it comes to highly ranked schools where the price tag for an MBA is more affordable, only Purdue and four other schools come in under $100,000.        ...
09:48, 05/05/2019

Student loan crisis: These are the schools that pay off the least With college tuition burdening the wallets of so many Americans, these schools aren't necessarily helping to solve the problem.       ...
07:48, 07/21/2019

Democratic Illinois state senator pocketed nearly $275K from labor union for doing ‘little or no work,’ prosecutors say A Democratic Illinois state senator has been indicted on charges that he embezzled money from a labor union in return for "little or no work," the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Friday.  ...
19:48, 08/02/2019

A black hospital patient claims Illinois police arrested him for allegedly trying to steal IV machine Shaquille Dukes says he was walking outside a hospital when a security guard accused him of trying to steal the IV that was attached to his arm.        ...
00:16, 07/02/2019

Illinois jury to decide death or life in prison for man convicted of beheading Chinese student An Illinois jury of five women and seven men will continue deliberations on Thursday to decide if a man convicted of abducting and beheading a Chinese scholar will face a death sentence or spend the rest of his life behind bars....
08:16, 07/18/2019

Jury selection set in death penalty case of Illinois man charged with murdering Chinese scholar Jury selection is set to start on Monday for the trial of an Illinois man charged with kidnapping and murdering a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago, in a case where federal prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty....
04:16, 06/03/2019

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student killed visiting Chinese scholar, defense admits The defense attorney's for the former University of Illinois doctoral student admitted to the jury Wednesday that their client brutally beat and killed a foreign exchange student from China but pleaded that he "is on trial for his life," in a case th...
18:00, 06/12/2019

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student gets life in prison in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar After a federal jury said Thursday that its members had failed to agree on the death penalty, a former University of Illinois doctoral student drew a lifetime prison sentence for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China he abducted fro...
20:16, 07/18/2019

'I'm So Fucking Woke, I'm Ready to Go to Sleep': Lee Daniels Speaks on the Progress of LGBTQ Liberation Fifty years. It’s been fifty years since the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969. Fifty years worth of struggles, pain, blood, sweat, tears, oppression, erasure, rebellion, progression, and much, much more....
08:16, 06/28/2019

Gayming Magazine: New media platform aims to bring gaming LGBTQ+ communities together A new online magazine is set to take the gaming world by storm by acting as a hub for LGBTQ+ stories and voices across the industry. Here's what you need to know....
09:16, 05/31/2019

Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie Is the First Openly LGBTQ Superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe When Thor: Ragnarok was released in theaters in November 2017, Tessa Thompson stole the show as the badass Valkyrie. However, criticisms arose when her rich backstory was scrapped and the fascinating character was relegated to a supporting character ...
07:16, 07/22/2019

Google’s LGBTQ+ employees unsuccessfully demand SF Pride to remove company from parade Google’s LGBTQ+ employees are petitioning to remove Google as a sponsor from San Francisco’s Pride celebration this weekend. As reported by Bloomberg, the search engines’ employees published a petition on Medium addressed to San Francisco Pride’s boa...
05:00, 06/27/2019

Small business owners: take care with marketing, and don't change LGBTQ | Gene Marks The backlash to a Kentucky cook who changed the acronym for marketing purposes shows: common sense is everythingHow many times do I have to tell you? It’s 2019!That means if you’re running a small business, you need to be very careful about your mark...
14:32, 05/01/2019

Diana Ross celebrates LGBTQ community at birthday Radio City concert When Diana Ross began her 75th birthday concert at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night with “I’m Coming Out” — her 1980 hit that she released without knowing exactly why it would become a gay anthem — the legendary diva was fully aware of what th...
19:00, 06/23/2019

Taylor Swift letter urges Republican senator to back LGBTQ rights Swift calls on home-state senator to support Equality Act‘Let’s demand … our laws truly treat all our citizens equally’Taylor Swift kicked off Pride Month on Saturday by asking the Tennessee Republican senator Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights ...
13:16, 06/01/2019

After pressure from LGBTQ groups, IMDb agrees to let users change birth names The weird irony of IMDb is that anyone can submit obviously bogus cast lists for upcoming movies that may or may not exist (throwing the entire purpose of the website into disarray) but altering any sort of data about actors themselves is completely ...
07:00, 08/14/2019

World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump....
04:16, 06/26/2019

Sweet note from LGBTQ teen thanks couple for displaying a pride flag in Texas The note said the Pride flag waving outside the couple’s home gave the teen courage to come out to their family.        ...
13:00, 06/21/2019

In the Donald Trump Era, People Ages 18-34 Are Less Accepting of LGBTQ Community, GLAAD Finds Conventional wisdom goes: The young will lead when it comes to matters of tolerance and acceptance regardless of race, color, creed — or sexual orientation. But according to GLAAD, that conventional wisdom has been turned on its head, and Donald Trum...
20:32, 06/24/2019

Taylor Swift Urges GOP Senator to Support LGBTQ Equality Act: ‘Think About the Lives You Could Change’ Taylor Swift is imploring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee to defend LGBTQ rights by supporting the Equality Act. The legislation, which prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, was passed by the House in M...
15:32, 06/01/2019

Donald Trump Campaigned as a President for LGBTQ Americans. But He Keeps Rolling Back Protections for Them As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly vowed to protect LGBTQ Americans. When a debate broke out over which bathrooms transgender individuals should be able to use, Trump told the Today show that Caitlyn Jenner could use any bathroom s...
14:32, 05/26/2019

Google Celebrates 50 Years of LGBTQ Pride with ‘Living Monument’ to the Stonewall Riots To celebrate 50 years of LGBTQ Pride, Google is debuting a “living monument” to the Stonewall Riots. In conjunction with the The Center, a New York City LGBT community center, and the National Park Service, Google has announced the proje...
11:32, 06/04/2019

Detective's sermon calling for LGBTQ executions far outside many Christian teachings, expert says Detective Grayson Fritts has defended his comments against the LGBTQ community. He is currently on leave and his pending cases are under review.        ...
11:00, 06/14/2019

Tennessee detective's church sermon calls for execution of LGBTQ people Knox County Sheriff's Office detective Grayson Fritts made references to his law enforcement role during the sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church.        ...
18:48, 06/12/2019

Jonathan Van Ness Demands More "Racial and Size" Diversity in LGBTQ Advocacy Groups If you see--or don't see--something, say something! After celebrating World Pride in New York City over the weekend, Jonathan Van Ness took to Instagram where he shared his thoughts......
21:00, 07/01/2019

'Here, I feel free': Mexico City celebrates role as haven for LGBTQ migrants Tens of thousands of people paraded through the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to celebrate the capital's growing role as a beacon of tolerance for migrants fleeing persecution for their gender and sexuality in Latin America....
20:00, 06/29/2019

Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke outlines LGBTQ policy proposal Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday outlined his proposal to improve gay rights in the United States and to reverse what he called "discriminatory policies" under President Donald Trump....
03:48, 06/12/2019

Halsey Sets the Record Straight After Being Accused of Using LGBTQ Community as a "Marketing Strategy" Halsey is not here for unnecessary drama. On Saturday, the 24-year-old star took to Instagram to share a candid snapshot from her concert in Brazil. "peak bi gurl evolution," she......
14:00, 07/07/2019

Petition calls for New Jersey town to cancel LGBTQ pride flag raising A planned flying of the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride, is being met with controversy in Rutherford, New Jersey.        ...
10:32, 05/13/2019

Beto O'Rourke's plan for LGBTQ equality aims to overturn Trump policies Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a proposal Wednesday morning to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned by President Donald Trump....
11:00, 06/12/2019

Millions celebrate LGBTQ pride in New York amid global fight for equality Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality and renew calls for action in what organizers billed as the largest gay pride celebration in history....
17:32, 06/30/2019

Costa Rica education minister resigns under Evangelical fire for LGBTQ policy Costa Rica's education minister Edgar Mora resigned on Monday following protests against policies including his support for gender-neutral bathrooms, in a sign the cultural issues that dominated last year's presidential election remain divisive....
21:48, 07/01/2019

Sheriff: Fear of lawsuits is why Tennessee detective won't be fired over LGBTQ comments Knox County deputy Grayson Fritts can take a voluntary buyout, Sheriff Tom Spangler says, because Spangler fears a lawsuit from the ACLU.        ...
20:00, 06/14/2019

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologizes to LGBTQ community over handling of anti-gay content YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized at to the gay and lesbian community over the handling of anti-gay content on the Google owned video platform.       ...
20:00, 06/10/2019

Pride 2019: The world's 15 biggest LGBTQ celebrations, from New York to Tel Aviv June is Pride Month and we're taking a look at all the exciting ways cities around the globe plan to celebrate the LGBTQ this year.       ...
14:48, 06/10/2019

Rammstein band members kiss onstage in Moscow in support of LGBTQ rights In support of Russia's LGBTQ community, two male members of the German heavy metal group kissed in front of a massive crowd in Moscow. Under a so-called gay propaganda law, the kiss could be considered illegal....
02:16, 08/01/2019

YouTube is failing the LGBTQ community by allowing Steven Crowder’s homophobic slurs Besides changing its logo to feature a rainbow of colors, YouTube is hardly celebrating Pride Month the right way this June, as it’s failed to address a key concern for LGBTQ users in its community. At the end of May, Vox host Carlos Maza tweeted a t...
08:48, 06/05/2019

Tinder launches new safety feature for LGBTQ users when traveling to 70 countries where being gay is still illegal Reuters Dating app Tinder has unveiled a new 'traveler alert' aimed at LGBTQ users who may face danger when traveling abroad to countries with discriminatory laws in place. The feature will trigger a safety update giving users the choice of keeping ...
14:16, 07/25/2019

Americans' perception of LGBTQ rights under federal law largely incorrect: Reuters/Ipsos Almost half of all Americans incorrectly believe that federal law protects lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released this week....
05:16, 06/11/2019

Nicholas Sparks tried to ban an LGBTQ+ club and student protest from his school, like a villain in a book And now for a bit of news as predictable as his novels: Per an extensive report from The Daily Beast, prolific heteronormative romance bro Nicholas Sparks- who also co-founded and runs the Epiphany School of Global Studies in North Carolina - is curr...
09:32, 06/13/2019

Official: 6 schools to be notified of NCAA violations A high-ranking NCAA official told CBS Sports on Wednesday that at least six Division I men's basketball programs will receive notice of allegations for Level I violations as a result of the federal government's investigation into corruption in the sp...
18:16, 06/12/2019

Schools Fight Websites That Sell Homework Help As the school year starts off, colleges and high schools are increasing steps to spot and fight a persistent form of cheating in which students find someone online to do their homework....
04:32, 08/13/2019

YouTube in schools: A digital revolution in the classroom Teachers and parents might not have noticed, but students don't only use YouTube for fun. According to a new study, about half of them watch videos to learn things as well. How does this affect the educational program?...
00:48, 06/05/2019

Why young, black girls are often criminalized in schools Black girls don’t misbehave more, but experts say they often receive more severe punishments for the same behavior as white peers.        ...
03:00, 05/15/2019

| SA Schools squads named for U18 International Series The SA Schools and SA Schools A squads to contest the U18 International Series against Argentina, England, France, Wales has been announced by SA Rugby....
08:16, 07/15/2019

NYC schools were most ‘violent and disruptive’ in state last year New York City schools had the most “violent and disruptive incidents” in the state last year — accounting for more than half, with incidents including assaults, sexual offenses and bomb threats, a new report reveals. The data released Tuesday by stat...
20:32, 08/13/2019

Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings....
12:16, 07/28/2019

How to Curb Bullying in Schools? Fine the Parents, Some Say A Wisconsin city is due to vote next week on a bill that would make parents pay if their children bully others — a measure several municipalities have already tried....
19:00, 06/11/2019

In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against schools have increased three-fold in just one year. The call coincides with the third Internati...
14:00, 05/28/2019

Students found safe after disappearing from NYC schools Both students who disappeared Friday from their respective New York City schools have been found safe, police said Saturday. Junior Parker, the 21-year-old autistic man who disappeared from lower Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School, where he had...
14:48, 05/25/2019

If English women’s football is to catch the USA’s, schools will be key There is a gulf in funding for girls’ and women’s football between the two countries but the FA plans to narrow it“The last Fifa World Cup was a remarkable achievement but we are setting an even more ambitious target for 2023. To achieve this we will...
12:32, 07/04/2019

6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six Southeastern Conference schools are among the 16 regional hosts for the NCAA baseball tournament, with LSU playing at home in the first round for the 26th time. The NCAA announced the hosts Sunday night. The rest of the 64-team...
23:32, 05/26/2019

New law prevents New York schools from arming teachers NEW YORK (WNBC) – A new law in New York will prevent local school districts from authorizing teachers from carrying firearms on school grounds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Wednesday. Guns send 8,300 kids a year to hospitals...
11:16, 08/01/2019

Bullying in NYC schools hit unprecedented levels last year As city schools have gone soft on discipline, students are tormenting each other more than ever — both in person and online, according to a Post analysis of teacher-generated state data. Staffers flagged a record-high 5,875 incidents of harassment, d...
21:00, 05/09/2019

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion A federal watchdog agency says public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students’ behavior. The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday detailed reporting errors in which New York City,...
19:32, 06/18/2019

Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools Law refers to ‘ideologically or religiously influenced clothing’ but Sikh and Jewish headwear not affected Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing governm...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Vote on Los Angeles schools tax hike today Trump administration rollback of school lunch rules to face scrutiny on the Hill — House Democrats to probe Education Department on disaster response...
08:32, 06/04/2019

Schools should have one meat-free day a week, says charity Soil Association calls for pupils in England to get ‘healthier and more climate-friendly’ mealsAll state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, under new recommendations to the government that aim to make...
00:16, 05/17/2019

Illinois governor signs abortion protection bill pro-life groups call a 'death penalty' Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Wednesday establishing a woman's "fundament right" to abortion, keeping a campaign promise to make the state the most progressive in the country when it comes to abortion rights....
13:32, 06/12/2019

Illinois boy told doctor ‘maybe Mommy didn’t mean to hurt me’ months before beating death, records show Months before his body was found buried in a shallow grave, a 5-year-old Illinois boy had disclosed information about possible abuse to a doctor — but his alarming words wasn’t enough to place him in protective custody, records showed....
12:48, 04/28/2019

Confederate Railroad locks down new venue for charity performance after removal from Illinois state fair lineup Just two days after being excluded from performing at the upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag, country rock band Confederate Railroad has found another venue in the region....
16:48, 07/11/2019

Cash-strapped Illinois counties using collection agency to badger drivers over unpaid traffic tickets Current and former Illinois residents are complaining that local counties have resorted to hiring a collection agency to harass them over unpaid parking and traffic tickets from as far back as the 1980s....
15:00, 07/18/2019

LA is largest city to formally include LGBTQ businesses in contracting process worth billions Los Angeles is now the largest city in the U.S. to formally include LGBTQ-owned businesses in its project procurement process, following Nashville, Orlando and Baltimore. Similar changes are being considered in Chicago and New York....
07:16, 07/26/2019

Cracker Barrel turns away Grayson Fritts, detective who called for LGBTQ executions in Tennessee The Cracker Barrel restaurant chain says it has a zero-tolerance policy for "discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort."        ...
11:32, 06/19/2019

Millions celebrate LGBTQ pride in New York amid global fight for equality: organizers Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality and renew calls for action in what organizers billed as the largest gay pride celebration in history....
11:16, 07/01/2019

Historical dramas finally show black and LGBTQ characters thrive. Here's why that matters Historical dramas "Les Miserables," "Gentleman Jack" and "The Spanish Princess" highlight the importance of representing powerful diverse characters.        ...
11:00, 04/28/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used air horns to emphasize her LGBTQ policy points at Bronx Pride REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an appearance at Bronx Pride on Sunday to give a speech about LGBTQ policies – along with some air horn sound effects. Her policy points included making PrEP free for all,...
15:48, 06/23/2019

Investigators say 23-year-old Conor Climo was plotting to attack synagogues and members of the LGBTQ community (KSNV)   A Las Vegas man is in custody after allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on synagogues and LGBTQ bars. Federal authorities say 23-year-old Conor Climo plotted to kill Jews and members of the LGBTQ community. On Thursday, FBI agents raided Cl...
03:33, 08/13/2019

A Pennsylvania mayor calls off an LGBTQ flag-raising at City Hall just minutes before the event The rainbow flag that is the symbol of the LGBTQ community was set to be raised at Reading, Pennsylvania, City Hall to kick off the city's weeklong Pride celebration. But the mayor called things off just minutes before the ceremony because, he says, ...
21:32, 07/17/2019

Pride month: companies launch rainbow-themed products and donate to LGBTQ nonprofits Major retailers have either launched Pride-themed products, run LGBTQ-themed ads, or donated to nonprofit organizations that support the community.       ...
19:32, 06/28/2019

$9M grant will target mental health in Kentucky schools FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky school districts are sharing a $9 million federal grant aimed at increasing awareness of mental health issues. The grant will provide resources for public school districts in Bullitt, Henderson and Warren County f...
04:16, 05/10/2019

Pokémon manga e-books are available in schools and libraries worldwide Pokémon manga e-books are now available to public libraries and schools worldwide through OverDrive, Inc. Students and library patrons can visit overdrive.com to find a participating library. From there, you'll be able to download Pok&eac...
15:48, 06/11/2019

Immigrants Brought Riches to Urban Schools. Now They’re in the Shadows. As immigrant families forgo services or are dropped from public assistance, schools are seeing their student populations undercounted and their funding cut....
17:00, 06/15/2019

Pakistan to bring religious schools under government control Pakistan's military spokesman says authorities plan to bring over 30,000 religious schools under government control as part of their campaign against extremism....
06:32, 04/29/2019

UN agency: Attacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled in 2018 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations children’s agency says attacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled in 2018, compared to the year before. UNICEF’s press release on Tuesday says the number of attacks on schools went from 68 in 20...
23:16, 05/27/2019

New York law bans teachers from carrying guns in schools New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law Wednesday that bars teachers from carrying guns on school grounds -- arguing that introducing more firearms is not the way to make students safer....
18:16, 08/01/2019

Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered....
23:00, 05/27/2019

Oregon teachers are walking out, forcing 600 schools to close Tens of thousands of teachers will air their grievances at protests across the state Wednesday. But unlike with other protests, these teachers aren't fighting for higher pay....
15:32, 05/08/2019

Brazilian rural schools suffer from lack of connectivity Infrastructure limitations and high cost of services are among the challenges faced by educators, who often use their personal devices to support teaching activities, says study....
15:16, 07/19/2019

Schools 'crowd fund for pencils, glue and books' The prime minister says the government is putting a "record level of funding". into schools, after Jeremy Corbyn asks about some closing early on Fridays....
13:48, 05/22/2019

NYPD won’t arrest students for low-level offenses in schools Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that he’s ordered cops to stop arresting or summonsing Big Apple students “whenever possible” for a host of crimes — such as boozing, smoking pot and vandalism — in city schools. Controversial Schools Chance...
14:48, 06/20/2019

Review: ‘Rockonomics’ Schools Us in the Costs and Benefits of Creativity The suicide earlier this year of Princeton economics professor, Alan B. Krueger, colors the reading of his final book: a highly personal exploration of the economics of creativity....
07:00, 06/03/2019

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings LOS ANGELES (AP) — Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims. Security experts say gunshot detection systems, apps and artificial intelligence are becoming more common because...
23:32, 05/15/2019

Netherlands 'burka ban' introduced in schools, hospitals and on buses The Netherlands has introduced a so-called burka ban which prevents people from wearing face coverings in hospitals, schools and on public transport....
16:16, 08/01/2019

Bernie Sanders calls for end to for-profit U.S. charter schools Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for a sweeping overhaul of publicly-funded charter schools, rolling out a plan on Saturday that will put him at odds with some of his opponents and underscore his renewed efforts to win black ...
19:48, 05/17/2019

BJP vs Mamata Banerjee Over Dining Rooms In Schools With "70% Muslims" The Mamata Banerjee government landed in a huge political firestorm on Friday over a directive to build dining halls in state-run schools with more than 70 per cent minority students, drawing......
06:00, 06/28/2019

Arizona’s rural schools squeezed by declining enrollment PHOENIX (AP) — Schools in 10 of Arizona’s 15 counties have together lost more than 10,000 students in the past decade. Meanwhile, the Arizona Republic reports that school enrollment in the state’s most populous county has risen by over 70...
10:32, 06/16/2019