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UK bans gender stereotypes in ads

A ban has come into force prohibiting commercials that reinforce gender prejudices. A prominent German feminist told DW that Germany is dragging its heels on the problem....

UK bans gender stereotypes in ads

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Britain bans ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes in advertisements LONDON (AP) — Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms are being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on gender stereotypes comes into force. From Friday, advertisements must not include “gender stereotypes which are likely to ...
09:16, 06/14/2019

Britain Bans Ads Featuring "Harmful Gender Stereotypes" Causing Offence Ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain from Friday under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry....
05:00, 06/16/2019

UK bans ads promoting 'harmful gender stereotypes' tying physique to romantic success The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP)-- the United Kingdom's advertising regulatory agency -- enacted a rule Friday prohibiting ads from employing gender stereotypes that were "harmful" or implied only one gender engaged in particular activiti...
15:48, 06/14/2019

The U.K. Just Banned ‘Harmful Gender Stereotypes’ in Advertising A ban on advertisements containing “harmful” gender stereotypes came into force in the U.K. on Friday, in a move experts hope will reduce gender inequality. Adverts containing stereotypes such as women being bad at driving, or a husband b...
09:16, 06/14/2019

Gender stereotypes can cause serious harm. Now they're banned from British ads From Friday, advertisements in Britain must not include "gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offense."        ...
19:00, 06/16/2019

Gender stereotypes can cause serious harmful. Now they're banned from British ads From Friday, advertisements in Britain must not include "gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offense."        ...
11:48, 06/14/2019

Viral Ad On #BarbershopGirls Of Uttar Pradesh Smashes Gender Stereotypes Neha and Jyoti took over their father's barber shop in 2014, stepping into a profession dominated by men. Today, their inspirational story has been turned into a viral ad....
04:00, 05/01/2019

AI voice assistants fuel sexist gender stereotypes: UN study Hey Siri, is this sexist? A new study from the United Nations says that female AI assistants reinforce harmful gender stereotypes. Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa all come with f...
18:16, 05/22/2019

Does Booksmart spell the end of high school stereotypes? Olivia Wilde’s new film provides a hierarchy without the misfits, jocks and nerds that once occupied teen storiesTeen movies love to classify people into cliques and categories but Olivia Wilde’s new comedy Booksmart blows that all apart. It is a tee...
03:16, 05/27/2019

Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 48 Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48....
03:32, 05/22/2019

Up Next: Patti Harrison Bucks Transgender Stereotypes, One Joke at a Time Her appearance on “The Tonight Snow,” skewering President Trump’s transgender military ban, led to a role on “Shrill” and writing duties on “Big Mouth.”...
09:32, 05/01/2019

UN study finds female voice assistants reinforce harmful stereotypes For the record, the appropriate response to being called a slut isn't, "I'd blush if I could." But that's what Siri is programmed to say. According to a report by the United Nations, the fact that most voice assistant are gendered as y...
15:48, 05/23/2019

Grilling-themed Father's Day cards are at steak: Some folks are done with dad stereotypes Often, Father's Day cards tend to depict dads doing typical "dad" things: shoppers want something more.        ...
08:32, 06/14/2019

Five anchors sue NY1 for age and gender discrimination Five anchorwomen and reporters at NY1 say the local news channel systematically shoved them aside to make room for younger faces while celebrating the long tenure of male anchors like venerable morning man Pat Kiernan. Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy...
12:32, 06/19/2019

Here's what you can do to get a bigger paycheck if you're hit by the gender wage gap More companies are evaluating whether men and women are really earning what they should. Here's what to do if you think you're underearning....
11:16, 04/28/2019

Computer Science's Gender Gap Will Take More Than A Century To Fix The gender gap in computer science research won’t reach equality for more than a century, according to new research released Friday that showed computer science isn’t just lagging behind, it’s also going in the wrong direction.Read more......
15:48, 06/21/2019

Test performance, gender, and temperature (credit: Nest) As we move from a season marked by unstoppable heating units and into one dominated by aggressive air conditioning. Figuring out how to optimize the thermostat involves a balancing of individual comfort and energy efficiency. But a n...
08:00, 05/26/2019

Gender pay gap is narrowing, but there’s still work to do The gender wage gap is still very much alive and well. If you're tired of falling victim to it, here's how you can fight for a fair salary.        ...
07:00, 05/10/2019

Gender pay gap is wider among those with a bachelor’s degree A college degree can provide many benefits, but an equal playing field apparently isn’t one of them. Women with a bachelor’s degree earn 74 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make, according to a recent analysis released by the US Census ...
14:48, 06/06/2019

Gender equality must be at the core of 'Health for All' On this International Women's Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all wom...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Are Music Festivals Finally Becoming Gender Inclusive? As Barcelona’s Primavera Sound becomes the first large-scale festival to adopt a 50/50 gender split, Vogue asks the women on its line-up: is the music industry patriarchy finally about to shatter?...
07:16, 05/23/2019

Technology could widen the gender employment gap, the IMF warns Technology is often espoused as a great leveler, but it could also play a major role in perpetuating the gender gap in employment, according to a new report from the IMF....
00:48, 05/07/2019

Former WeWork Executives Allege Gender, Age Discrimination WeWork is being sued by two former executives who are accusing the shared-office company of gender and age discrimination as it gears up for an initial public offering....
20:16, 06/20/2019

World Cup shines spotlight on gender pay disparity "The players set to light up the Women\u0027s World Cup in France next month may play for big-name clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus but, although salaries are improving, they earn a fraction of the money paid to their male counterparts."...
13:48, 05/15/2019

Daily News gets Cuomo’s name and gender wrong The troubled Daily News keeps cranking out bloopers. On its Web site May 16, it changed both the first name and the gender of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a photo caption on the new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport. A boring grip-and-grin photo shows Tyler Morse, CE...
19:32, 05/16/2019

Google Is Releasing More Than 50 New Gender-Inclusive Emoji Love ‘em or hate ‘em, emoji have become a key part of the way that many of us communicate, and that makes representation vitally important to the way they’re designed. With this in mind, Google is releasing 53 new emoji that work to be more gender in...
02:16, 05/10/2019

Gender Gap Closes When Everyone’s on the Ballot, Study Shows Though white men still dominate the political arena disproportionately, new research shows that when women and people of color are on the ballot, they win just as often....
03:48, 06/24/2019

Janet Mock: Why Gender Pronouns Matter What’s in a name? A hell of a lot when it comes to someone’s identity. Pose’s writer, director and producer Janet Mock speaks on the use of preferred gender pronouns, how they are building blocks in communication, and how they help people feel fully ...
21:16, 06/11/2019

Vatican calls non-binary gender 'fictitious' The Vatican has come under fire from LGBTQ groups after releasing a guide to sexuality for Catholic schools across the world that describes non-binary gender as "fictitious."...
09:16, 06/11/2019

Seek More Gender Diversity Onstage? Look at This List After five years of pressing for parity, the collective known as the Kilroys says it is seeing progress. Meanwhile, more suggestions for plays to present....
13:48, 06/18/2019

Soccer: World Cup shines spotlight on gender pay disparity The players set to light up the Women's World Cup in France next month may play for big-name clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus but, although salaries are improving, they earn a fraction of the money paid to their male counterparts....
11:48, 05/15/2019

Kirsten Gillibrand can't break through – is 'gender bias' to blame? Gillibrand has struggled to get off the ground as white male candidates have dominated media coverage, with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as early frontrunnersKirsten Gillibrand launched her 2020 presidential campaign on Donald Trump’s doorstep. Relat...
23:16, 05/19/2019

Kamala Harris Announces Plan to Close the Gender Pay Gap Ms. Harris would force companies with 100 or more employees to show they were paying men and women equally for analogous work, penalizing those that didn’t....
04:00, 05/20/2019

New UN campaign to bring youth into gender equality fight The U.N. women's agency is launching a campaign to bring a young generation of women and men into the campaign for gender equality ahead of next year's 25th anniversary of the conference that adopted the only international platform to achieve women's...
20:00, 05/06/2019

| No Semenya at Stockholm Diamond League after gender ruling Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who lost her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, will not race at this month's Diamond League meeting....
12:32, 05/16/2019

AI Voice Assistants Reinforce Gender Biases, U.N. Report Says Artificial intelligence voice assistants with female voices reinforce existing gender biases, according to a new United Nations’ report. The new report from UNESCO, entitled “I’d Blush If I Could,” looks at the impact of havin...
14:00, 05/22/2019

No, Met Gala, gender fluidity and camp aren’t the same thing The Met’s Costume Institute threw its big annual bash last night, and despite some confusion over the year’s campy theme, most of the celebrity guests did just fine, sticking to some of camp’s more obvious tropes, like ruffles, feat...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Science of anger: how gender, age and personality shape this emotion What purpose does anger serve? Are men angrier than women? Can it affect our mental wellbeing? Science is beginning to uncover some of the answersAnger is the flash of fire that sparks in your brain when you feel you have been shortchanged. Perhaps a...
02:32, 05/12/2019

‘The Hustle’ review: Gender-swap remake is a rotten con job They’re a couple of dirty, rotten … ladies? The latest comedy to receive a needless gender-switch is the 1988 film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which itself was a remake of 1964’s “Bedtime Story” starring Marlon Brando. In “The Hustle,” actors Michael ...
14:16, 05/09/2019

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won’t Close for 100 Years Women and men are forecast to produce a similar volume of medical research by 2048, according to a new study. In computer science, that won’t happen until 2137....
10:16, 06/21/2019

Girls to the front: why gender is still a headline issue at festivals How hard can it be to have equal gender representation on festival bills? As Primavera proves, not hard at allThe festival lineup poster with all of the male artists’ names taken out, leaving behind a limp smattering of female acts, is now something ...
09:00, 05/03/2019

Gender filter stirs emotions for some trans people Snapchat's new photo filter that allows users to change into a man or woman with the tap of a finger is not necessarily fun and games for transgender people. (April 20)        ...
17:00, 05/20/2019

Vatican condemns gender theory as bid to destroy nature The Vatican condemned gender theory on Monday as part of a "confused concept of freedom", saying in a new document that the idea of gender being determined by personal feeling rather than biology was an attempt to "annihilate nature"....
09:32, 06/10/2019

Bibiana Steinhaus: ‘Being a referee is about quality of performance - not gender’ Now in her second full season as a Bundesliga referee, Bibiana Steinhaus is being recognised for her performances and not her pioneering. In a candid interview, she discusses commanding respect, the VAR process and more....
11:48, 05/01/2019

Screenwriters can play key role in gender parity, actors say LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity in media could happen overnight if screenwriters simply opted for female characters instead of male ones. Davis joined fellow actor Mayim Bialik at AT&T’s S...
00:16, 06/23/2019

FX to give Peep Show a try with gender-swapped remake In 2003, British TV network Channel 4 aired the first episode of Peep Show, a sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb that would go on to become a cult-hit—partially thanks to the stylistic hook of showing the events of the series directly fro...
14:00, 05/26/2019

12 white men sue San Francisco PD for racial, gender bias in promotions A dozen white, male police officers reportedly filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco Tuesday, alleging sex and racial bias in promoting police officers....
04:32, 06/13/2019

Cross-sports push at World Cup for gender pay equality PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight in the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio gathered Saturday night for a forum sponsored by LUNA bar a...
16:00, 06/15/2019

Jumping out of a plane ends in dramatic gender reveal This North Carolina man is diving headfirst into fatherhood. Timothy Goodwin of Oak Island, North Carolina, and his fiancée, Angela Hewett, set up a dramatic gender reveal on Saturday when Goodwin leaped out of a plane into a cloud of pink smoke. The...
15:16, 05/17/2019

Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality Society generally considered women to be women and men to be men in early-20th-century France. Cahun’s work protested gender and sexual norms, and has become increasingly relevant....
15:00, 06/19/2019

'Then I saw RuPaul's Drag Race': coming out as X-gender in Tokyo – a manga As a young manga artist, M A Joy felt they did not fit in – but learning to identify as neither male nor female opened up both their art and the cityI am a manga artist, M A Joy. I draw manga and illustrations; I also like to make things. During my c...
06:16, 06/14/2019

Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an "equal pay certification" or be fined....
04:32, 05/20/2019

Spain's parliament leads Europe in gender-equality despite rise of far right Spain's new parliament, sworn in on Tuesday, has the largest share of women in any European legislature, no small achievement for a country still reinventing itself four decades after the end of a right-wing, traditionalist dictatorship....
08:32, 05/21/2019

Cannes festival adapts to #MeToo era – but gender issues remain Film event adds family-friendly initiative yet for female directors it looks to be business as usualThis year, the Cannes film festival is rolling out an initiative called Le Ballon Rouge – named after a children’s film by Albert Lamorisse – which of...
09:00, 05/10/2019

Catholic Church rejects use of gender identity theory in education In a new document aimed at Catholic schools, the Church has rejected the idea that people should be free to choose their gender. The LGBT community has said the document would encourage more hatred and bigotry....
17:48, 06/10/2019

| Caster to appeal gender rule at Swiss Supreme Court Caster Semenya will appeal the ruling by CAS which ruled in favour of the IAAF and their right to have female athletes regulate their testosterone levels....
13:48, 05/29/2019

Women in Bolivia using theater to fight gender-based violence LA PAZ, Bolivia — On stage, amid the hubbub of a Bolivian street market, women recount their stories of abuse at the hands of men. But the violence depicted in the play isn’t just make-believe for the 22 indigenous actresses: It’s based on their own ...
10:32, 05/27/2019

South Africa’s new Cabinet sees gender balance for first time ever South Africa’s president announced a new cabinet Wednesday that for the first time in the country’s history will be made up of 50 percent women – and one of those women is from the opposition....
09:00, 05/30/2019

Florida couple uses pet alligator to reveal 10th child’s gender Welcome to a gender reveal party with a lot of bite. Stacie Childs-Wright and husband Chad Wright let their pet alligator, Amos, show the world the sex of their unborn baby, which will be the couple’s 10th child. A video from Tampa station Fox 13, co...
22:32, 06/11/2019

AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report. ...
17:16, 05/21/2019

The new American family: trans, gender queer, nonbinary, two-spirit As part of our series, Stonewall at 50, we hear from six people who found love and happiness – after being told they didn’t belong Continue reading......
06:32, 06/20/2019

Why Snapchat’s new gender swap feature is problematic for trans people You’ve probably seen it all over your social media timelines and stories this week — friends using Snapchat’s new gender-bending filter to create uncanny and slightly creepy versions of themselves as men, women, and babies. SNAPCHAT FILTER IS CRAZY! ...
02:16, 05/18/2019

For the Trans Community, Snapchat’s ‘Gender-Swapping’ Filter Is Complicated It’s a simple idea––a new filter on Snapchat lets users alter images of themselves to look like a different gender. The Snapchat lens, introduced last week, has taken off, with “gender-swapping” photos and videos prolife...
16:16, 05/16/2019

Gender-bending Snapchat feature leads to arrest of California cop A California police officer was arrested after a 20-year-old man used the gender-swap filter on Snapchat to pretend to be a 16-year-old girl and patrol for child predators....
12:48, 06/12/2019

Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN Female-voiced tech often gives submissive responses to queries, Unesco report findsAssigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa is helping entrench harmful gender biases, according to a UN agency.Research rel...
20:32, 05/21/2019

Snapchat's Gender-Swap Filter Inspires a Sting Operation Since its launch in May, Snapchat's gender-swap filter, which allows users to see what they would look like as a stereotypical man or woman, has inspired countless pranks and crude jokes....
08:00, 06/13/2019

Fifa set to close gender pay gap after 2019 Women's World Cup Fifa has agreed to negotiate more prize money for women's national teams after this summer's 2019 Women's World Cup, following a successful campaign by Australia....
09:16, 06/04/2019

Kirsten Gillibrand on being underestimated for 2020 Democratic nod: 'I think it's just gender bias' Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said Saturday she feels like she’s being underestimated in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, who will likely go up against President Trump in 2020....
20:48, 05/12/2019

Adam Silver Calls for More Gender Diversity in N.B.A. Officiating and Coaching In a talk in Washington, the N.B.A. commissioner also said that the Golden State Warriors were “not ideal” for the competitive balance of the league....
16:16, 05/09/2019

Employers Who Talk Up Gender Equity, but Silence Harassment Victims The woman leading Australia’s inquiry into workplace sexual harassment is trying to overcome nondisclosure agreements that prevent victims from talking....
04:32, 05/01/2019

Are ‘women in tech’ events helpful or hurtful to gender equality? A tech conference is perhaps one of the very few places where women don’t have to wait in a hellishly long line for the toilets. Countless tech events, like Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, seriously lack female attendance — yet anothe...
05:32, 05/01/2019

Trump Fed pick has a 25-year record of criticizing gender advancement Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, once dismissed the Violence Against Women Act as the "most objectionable pork" in the 1994 crime bill, saying the money would better spent if Americans were forced to...
08:48, 05/01/2019

'Hair hasn't got gender': finally hairdressers are charging men the same as women Men’s hair is just as complicated and time-consuming to cut, says one London salon‘We did contemplate doing it slowly, raising it little by little,” says Susannah Richardson. “But then we thought no, we’re doing it completely, for moral reasons. It’s...
10:48, 05/07/2019

Woman Sues 3 Tokyo Medical Schools Over Gender, Age Discrimination A Japanese woman Wednesday sued three Tokyo medical schools she says rejected her because of her gender and age, in a case her lawyer said was the "tip of the iceberg"....
07:00, 06/05/2019

Without ‘transformative shifts,’ women will wait two centuries for gender equality “I think it's almost a joke that it will take the world so long to create women empowerment, particularly as we know that there’s an economic upside in empowering women in the range of $28 trillion.”...
09:48, 04/28/2019

U.S. Soccer agrees to mediation with U.S. women’s team over gender discrimination: WSJ The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached a tentative agreement for mediation with 28 players in the U.S. women's soccer team to resolve complaints in a lawsuit in which the women are seeking equal pay with the men's soccer team and improvements in work...
10:48, 06/21/2019

U.S. Soccer agrees to mediation with women’s team over pay, gender discrimination: WSJ The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached a tentative agreement for mediation with the women's national team to resolve complaints in a lawsuit over equal pay with the men's team, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday....
16:32, 06/21/2019

FIFA adds new awards categories to provide gender parity ZURICH (AP) — FIFA is introducing gender parity for its awards by adding a women’s goalkeeper category and a female team of the year. The announcement on Monday ensures men and women will be in line for accolades in the same categories at the F...
06:16, 05/06/2019

No need to Google gender bias to see women come up short. S.H.E. hopes to change that A new program created by the hair products company Pantene aims to make sure search results are more equitable between men and women        ...
09:16, 04/30/2019

My queer lioness: the artist unleashing a gender-bending cat on Venice Turner prize-winner Charlotte Prodger is representing Scotland at the Biennale – with gargling bagpipes and a butch lioness with a beard. She reveals all about her wild attractionIt is entirely characteristic of Charlotte Prodger’s gentle, subtle wit...
06:16, 05/08/2019

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Nepal says bans WeChat Pay, Alipay Nepal has banned popular Chinese digital payment apps WeChat Pay and AliPay saying payments from the unregistered systems were illegal and resulting in a loss of income to the Himalayan nation, a spokesman for the central bank said on Wednesday....
09:32, 05/22/2019

‘Apex Legends’ bans 770,000 cheats Just over a week ago Respawn announced that it's taking a stronger stance against cheating in Apex Legends. Today, it revealed that it's blocked 770,000 players, 300,000 account creations and 4,000 cheat seller accounts. The company says th...
08:00, 05/03/2019

Liberals achieve gender parity in new appointments, but minorities left out: docs Documents from the Privy Council Office obtained through the access-to-information law, show that as of last year, 55.5 per cent of appointees to federal agencies, boards and organizations were women, slightly above their proportion in the Canadian p...
14:00, 05/20/2019

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for....
00:48, 05/20/2019

Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body Although the drive to reach gender equality has picked up speed, and diversity initiatives have been put into place in companies and organizations, a significant level of resistance and backlash remains, according to a leading UN business group....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Facial recognition must not introduce gender or racial bias, police told Benefits should be great enough to outweigh any public distrust, says ethics reportFacial recognition software should only be used by police if they can prove it will not introduce gender or racial bias to operations, an ethics panel has said.A repor...
07:00, 05/29/2019

Chef named Ryans claims she was fired when manager discovered her gender A Brooklyn pastry chef with a male-sounding name was hired sight unseen at a Manhattan restaurant because bosses thought she was a man — and promptly fired when she showed up and they learned she was a woman, a lawsuit claims. Ryans McGovern says she...
17:32, 06/08/2019

Report: Female-sounding voice assistants fuel gender bias AI-powered voice assistants from Google, Amazon, Apple, and others could be perpetuating harmful gender biases, according to a recent UN report. The report, titled “I’d blush if I could” — Siri’s response to provocative queries or flirtatious stateme...
04:00, 05/22/2019

Jury rejects St. Louis police officer’s gender bias lawsuit ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have rejected a high-ranking St. Louis police officer’s claim that her colleague was promoted to deputy chief instead of her because of gender bias. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the jury ruled against Lt. Col...
09:16, 06/14/2019

| Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found....
18:00, 05/22/2019

German Social Democrats adopt gender parity leadership model Germany's oldest political party has decided to adopt a twin-leader model in as part of its attempt to regalvanize the party base. The Social Democrats are tanking in opinion polls and casting around for fresh ideas....
12:00, 06/24/2019

'Moral panic' over gender identity film sparks backlash in Indonesia Director gets death threats as 93,000 sign petition to have ‘LGBT film’ Memories of My Body banned lest young ‘imitate behaviour’The release of an award-winning Indonesian film about a male dancer exploring his sexuality has led to a backlash from re...
03:00, 05/16/2019

What/If review – Renée Zellweger in deranged gender-flip of Indecent Proposal Netflix’s absurd new drama doesn’t reinvent the morality tale, but it is tremendous funIt is my contention that any programme that chooses to demonstrate the bone-deep villainy of its protagonist by having her practise archery in her office is the be...
04:16, 05/24/2019

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad....
09:48, 04/28/2019

New York bill aims to stop gender discrimination in product prices ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislation that has passed the New York state Assembly would prohibit companies from charging different prices for similar products marketed to either men and women. The measure, sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic of Que...
05:48, 06/12/2019

UN official blasts US abortion laws as ‘gender-based violence against women’ A UN official blasted the policy of outlawing abortion in some US states as “torture” and said there was a coordinated effort to attack women’s rights. “We have not called it out in the same way we have other forms of extremist hate...
05:00, 06/05/2019

Angry alligators, terrified guests: when gender-reveal parties go wrong A Florida couple’s party went viral after they used an alligator to announce the sex of their new baby. But even less ambitious events have their risksThere are gender-reveal parties, and then there is what just happened in Florida. A video has gone ...
07:16, 06/13/2019

Sixteen women sue FBI, allege gender discrimination at Quantico training academy A group of women who were once FBI recruits have sued the bureau for alleged gender discrimination and accusing them of allowing a “good old boy network” to flourish at the training academy....
15:16, 05/30/2019

Snapchat’s gender-swap photo filter is no game for trans people Hit a button, and you’re “transformed” into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders. “Yo this is SPOT ON my mom.” ”Pretty.” ”Are you in ...
14:00, 05/17/2019

USWNT, USSF agree to mediation in gender-discrimination lawsuit after World Cup Both sides are interested in resolving the longstanding disagreement over pay and working conditions, according to two people with knowledge of each parties’ thinking....
12:32, 06/21/2019

For trans people, gender-swap photo filters are no mere game NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat’s new photo filter that allows users to change into a man or woman with the tap of a finger isn’t necessarily fun and games for transgender people. Some say it reduces their very real and often painful experiences...
03:48, 05/17/2019

Canadiens and Canadiennes in uproar as student paper takes stand on gender A publication at the Université du Québec is ceasing to favour masculine over feminine in its language – not everyone is happyThe changes were slight, though Molière probably wouldn’t have approved.Montreal Campus – the student newspaper serving Univ...
03:32, 05/08/2019

Nerd parents are throwing ‘Game of Thrones’ gender reveal parties You can’t escape “Game of Thrones” in the subways, at parties, in your cab — and now, it seems, even at gender reveal parties. Online retailer Risen Son Creations, purveyor of hand-crafted gender reveal dragon eggs, reports that its sales have ...
15:32, 05/06/2019

Julianne Moore believes in 'quotas' for gender parity in movie industry Julianne Moore said Wednesday that larger efforts are needed in order for the movie industry to reach gender parity, and that means implementing quotas....
05:48, 05/16/2019

Alleged Colorado school shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts One of the Colorado charter school shooting suspects told police he targeted classmates who mocked his gender identity. Alec McKinney, 16, who was born female and identifies as male, said students at the STEM School Highlands Ranch called him “...
03:16, 06/21/2019

Capri bans tourists from using single-use plastics Famed for its designer boutiques, film star visitors and saccharine limoncello, the Italian island of Capri is not typically associated with environmentalism....
05:32, 05/07/2019

Sudan bans Al Jazeera as protests continue Sudan's ruling military government closed media organization Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau and banned its journalists from reporting from the country, the Qatar-based media company said....
03:00, 05/31/2019

What’s worse, Facebook’s bans or government regulation? On Thursday, Facebook decided it had had enough. It banned several accounts that it labeled as “dangerous” from its platforms. The prominent far-right or anti-Semitic figures booted from Facebook and Instagram included Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Mi...
17:00, 05/02/2019

YouTube Bans Hateful Videos From Platform YouTube said it is stepping up efforts to scrub hateful content from its platform, including videos that deny historical events like the Holocaust, taking on more of the task of judging the validity of information on its popular video-streaming site....
16:16, 06/05/2019

What to Do if You're Freaking Out About the Wave of Six-Week Abortion Bans Even though abortion is still legal everywhere in the United States, Republicans are dead-set on changing that. Apart from donating money to abortion funds, it’s hard to know what you can do to help....
10:00, 05/20/2019

Facebook bans extremist figures for being ‘dangerous’ The bans — including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Infowars host Alex Jones — are a sign that the social network is more aggressively enforcing its hate speech policies under pressure from civil rights groups....
21:16, 05/02/2019

Google bans apps that let users buy marijuana Alphabet's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
18:32, 05/29/2019

Facebook bans extremists, 'dangerous individuals' Multiple extremist figures, including Infowars' Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, have been banned from Facebook and Instagram. The social media giant has tried to cut down on extremist content....
23:00, 05/02/2019

Samoa bans 'Rocketman' over gay scenes: media Samoa has banned "Rocketman", the movie-musical based on the life of British musician Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island's censor has said....
02:32, 06/11/2019

Arizona bans coyote killing contests PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has voted to ban organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other predators for prizes. Friday’s 4-0 vote bans contests that require registration and a fee and awar...
16:32, 06/22/2019

How to Divest From the Corporations Funding Abortion Bans Earlier this week, Judd Legum’s Popular Information newsletter reported that, in recent years, six corporations contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind six-week abortion bans in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Mi...
17:00, 05/23/2019

'Women will die': how new abortion bans will harm the most vulnerable Women of color and poor women will be disproportionately affected by new restrictions across the US, opponents sayOn the floor of the Alabama state senate this week, a robotic voice read nine pages of legalese that would define a new reality for wome...
07:16, 05/19/2019

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition San Francisco is following through on talk of banning facial recognition tech. The city's Board of Supervisors has voted 8-1 in favor of a bill, the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, that bans city government (including police) from using fac...
00:00, 05/15/2019

Gun Makers Adjust Rifles to Skirt Bans The proliferation of guns sold legally that operate nearly identically to banned models shows how difficult it can be to make firearm restrictions effective. California first banned the sale of guns it calls assault weapons in 1989, then updated the ...
13:00, 06/21/2019

Colorado Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors Colorado on Friday became the 18th state to ban “conversion therapy,” a discredited practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender expression....
20:48, 06/01/2019

ACLU suing over Iowa's decision to allow restrictions on taxpayer funding of gender surgeries Iowa was "cruel" and violated its state constitution by allowing government officials to withhold Meidicaid funds for surgeries for individuals with gender dysphora, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said on Friday. ...
13:00, 06/01/2019

‘You Have to Open Doors.’ Julianne Moore Says She Backs Quotas for Gender Parity in Film (CANNES, France) — Julianne Moore said Wednesday that larger efforts are needed in order for the movie industry to reach gender parity, and that means implementing quotas. “We will not have gender parity unless everybody is cooperating. W...
13:32, 05/15/2019

Let’s hope the gender-flipped US version of Peep Show isn’t a bad joke | Arwa Mahdawi Female losers deserve to be represented but US TV doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to adapting much-loved British comediesI regret to inform you that the Americans are at it again. After rebooting and ruining a slew of beloved British T...
08:16, 05/29/2019

Is Snapchat’s viral gender-swap filter problematic or just silly fun? | Arwa Mahdawi I, too, wanted to see male-me, but it’s ironic that an app that encourages you to play with gender has such a binary view of itYou may remember Snapchat. The app used to be hugely popular and then suddenly became irrelevant. Thanks to its viral new g...
04:16, 05/15/2019

Should passports require male or female gender? Intersex Coloradan, states argue no Dana Zzyym was born with ambiguous physical sexual characteristics, identifies as nonbinary and wants a passport marked "X'' instead of "M'' or "F."        ...
15:16, 05/16/2019

Body hair: Trim it or treasure it? Unladylike examines the gender politics of shaving For the first eight episodes of CARAVAN, a steamy Weird West adventure, listeners have lived alongside Samir, a queer South Asian man in love with his best friend who tumbled straight into a supernatural canyon. Now, his best friend, Carlyle, takes c...
16:00, 06/10/2019

Pregnant celebrities 2019: Who's due, baby bump pics and gender reveals See when pregnant celebrities are due including Meghan Markle, Amy Schumer, Jessica Simpson, Snooki, Kate Mara and Danielle Fishel.        ...
12:00, 04/28/2019

Are robots sexist? UN report shows gender bias in talking digital tech Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN’s Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in t...
17:00, 05/17/2019

My Catholic, trans child is living proof of how wrong the Vatican is on gender | Anonymous No, my child’s transition has not led to the ‘destabilisation of the family institution’. Instead, we are stronger than everThe recent document from the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education talks of an “educational crisis”, and alleges that ...
07:16, 06/13/2019

Houses passes Equality Act to increase protections for sexual orientation and gender identity The House passed legislation Friday that would protect those living in states where it's legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such a...
22:16, 05/17/2019

YouTube bans videos that promote superiority and discrimination Google is engaged in an ongoing battle against the misuse of its YouTube video platform, with the tech giant changing its policies around what content is allowed on its service on a semi-regular basis.The latest amendment to what’s known as Yo...
20:48, 06/05/2019

Quebec bans religious symbols for state workers in new law Premier Francois Legault's government used its majority to push through Bill 21 by a vote of 73 to 35 after applying the mechanism of closure to end debate on the bill prematurely....
21:00, 06/16/2019

Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses to describe abortion bans New style guidance encourages editors to avoid medically misleading terms like ‘heartbeat bill’ in reference to restrictive abortion laws sweeping the USMake a contribution now and support the Guardian’s independent journalism and coverage of women’s...
05:16, 06/07/2019

London Metal Exchange bans traders from day drinking The London Metal Exchange has banned dealers from trading while under the influence of alcohol, in an attempt to overhaul the workplace culture at the metals center....
08:48, 06/14/2019

Facebook bans Huawei from pre-installing its apps, but does it matter? Another company joined the long list of organizations that’s cut ties with Huawei. According to a report by Reuters, Facebook has banned the Chinese tech company from pre-installing its apps – Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp – on Huawei phones. Thi...
07:48, 06/07/2019

Fury as half-marathon bans African runners Organizers of an Italian half-marathon have backed down after their decision to ban African athletes from participating sparked outrage and led to allegations of racism....
19:16, 04/28/2019

The Latest: Pence says US to lift bans on Venezuelan general WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Venezuela (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is lifting sanctions on a former Venezuelan intelligence official who broke with the government of President Nicolas ...
14:32, 05/07/2019

New Florida law bans release of mass shooting recordings TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that prohibits Florida’s government agencies from releasing photos, video or audio that record the killing of a person in an act of mass violence. The new law was signed Thursday and ...
19:32, 05/23/2019

Sri Lanka bans face coverings for 'public safety' Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena banned all forms of face coverings including the burqa and the hijab in the name of national security, the president's office said....
04:00, 04/29/2019

Tanzania bans plastic bags to clean up environment Under new measures, anyone using plastic bags in Tanzania can be slapped with a fine, and those caught manufacturing the items can get jail time. Environmentalists are celebrating the move....
14:16, 06/01/2019

San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates....
21:16, 05/14/2019

Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary’ for unborn WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the all-male Waskom City Council means the city along the ...
11:00, 06/13/2019

The Latest: San Francisco bans facial recognition technology SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a facial recognition ban in San Francisco (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors approved a ban on police using facial recognition technology, making it the first city in the U.S. with such a restric...
16:16, 05/14/2019

Sudan bans Al-Jazeera as pro-democracy demonstrations continue All broadcaster’s work permits cancelled as military official warns protesters they are ‘a danger to the revolution’ Sudan has closed the Khartoum office of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, the station has said, adding that its staff members’ work perm...
20:48, 05/30/2019

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools Austria has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing a headscarf in primary schools. The Jewish yarmulke and Sikh patka are not included in the new measure....
23:32, 05/15/2019

‘Uber of Weed’ wants to raise $100M despite app store bans Snoop Dogg-backed cannabis company Eaze is raising a new round of financing that’s expected to value it at $800 million — despite Google trying to kill the vibe on Wednesday, sources told The Post. The San Francisco company is seeking $100 million in...
23:48, 05/29/2019

YouTube bans videos promoting Nazi ideology Content promoting fascism, supremacism or Holocaust denial will no longer be hostedYouTube has decided to ban content promoting Nazi ideology from its service.The company confirmed it would no longer host videos that glorified fascist views or materi...
14:48, 06/05/2019

Google bans apps that facilitate sale of marijuana Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
14:00, 05/29/2019

Spain bans Catalonia's ex-leader Puigdemont from EU vote Catalonia separatist Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain after a 2017 secession attempt, has been banned from standing in the EU elections. He and two colleagues had wanted to advance the case for Catalan independence....
11:48, 05/01/2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures Facebook on Thursday designated several extremist figures as “dangerous” — including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones, political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer — and permanently bann...
15:00, 05/02/2019

Abortion Bans Create a Public Health Nightmare Making abortion mostly illegal will kick off an unintentional, vast experiment in public health—one where the outcomes are sick or dying women and children....
06:48, 05/21/2019

Rally at Supreme Court to stop abortion bans Activists were joined by members of Congress to rally near the Supreme Court on "National Day of Action to Stop the Bans" on abortion. (May 21)        ...
17:00, 05/21/2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones and other extremist leaders Facebook on May 2 said it banned half a dozen controversial personalities, including Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, from Instagram and Facebook after deeming them “dangerous.”...
21:16, 05/02/2019

Facial-Recognition Startup Calls for Regulation Instead of Bans The co-founder of SenseTime, a Chinese artificial-intelligence startup under fire for the use of its facial-recognition technology in mass-surveillance systems, said its technology should be regulated rather than banned....
04:32, 05/21/2019

| WATCH: Protesters rally across the US against new state abortion bans US abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the Supreme Court while others protested across the country on Tuesday....
02:16, 05/22/2019

Trump order bans US firms from dealing with Huawei In a move that will likely add fire to the growing trade war between the US and China, President Trump has declared a “national emergency” to protect US communication networks.The President's executive order gives the federal gover...
13:48, 05/16/2019

Google Bans Huawei Phones From Some Android Services Huawei has begun to feel the effects of U.S. moves to curb its access to U.S. technology as Google cut access to some of its Android services on Huawei smartphones and a German chip supplier said it was cutting deliveries to the Chinese giant....
07:00, 05/20/2019

Facebook bans several people cited for hate speech After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.” (May 3)        ...
19:16, 05/03/2019

Policeman arrested after student uses Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter to pose as underage girl Officer Robert Davies is on paid leave after being charged with communicating with a minor to commit a felonyA California student used a “gender swap” filter on Snapchat to pose as an underage girl in a vigilante effort that led to a police officer’s...
14:48, 06/12/2019

Skirt or trousers? Mexican gender-neutral school uniform plan creates stir A proposal to allow children in Mexico City to decide whether to wear skirts or trousers to school has caused a swirl of controversy in a country long regarded as a bastion of Roman Catholic family values....
14:48, 06/04/2019

Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Oceans Day, emphasizing that “we must ensure diversity and g...
06:48, 06/08/2019

HUD Secretary Carson wants to roll back Obama mandate on gender identity at homeless shelters Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson wants to roll back an Obama-era mandate that single-sex homeless shelters funded by his department admit residents based on their stated gender identity instead of their sex at birth, arguing t...
13:32, 05/22/2019

It's a girl! Anna Duggar reveals sex of baby No. 6 with Josh during beehive gender reveal Anna Duggar and husband Josh Duggar, the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 kids, announced what their sixth child is "gonna bee" with a beehive.        ...
17:16, 06/20/2019

For Many Black Voters, Beating ‘The Donald’ in 2020 Trumps Race, Gender or More-Progressive Concerns When it comes to looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election, many black voters aren’t focused on race, gender or who can out-progessive who. They’re focused on ousting Donald Trump from the White House....
22:16, 06/06/2019

Mamata Banerjee Bans BJP's Victory Marches In West Bengal Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of inciting violence in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that no victory march of the saffron party would be allowed in the state......
11:00, 06/06/2019

FIFA bans Afghan official for life for sexual abuse ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players. Keramuudin Karim, who was president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 ...
07:32, 06/08/2019

Crafting website bans users from sharing support for Trump What a tangled web politics can weave — even when it comes to crafting. Ravelry — a popular knitting and crocheting online community that boasts millions of users — is banning forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles and all other content that “cons...
09:16, 06/24/2019

Trump administration bans cruises to Cuba in clampdown on U.S. travel The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....
10:32, 06/04/2019

Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans STERLING, Virginia (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!” Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and...
13:32, 05/04/2019

Vladimir Putin Bans Russian Flights To Crisis-Hit Georgia President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday banning Russian airlines from flying to Georgia, starting in July, after violent clashes in the neighbouring country over a Moscow lawmaker speaking in......
14:48, 06/21/2019

Ravelry, a Popular Knitting Site, Bans Pro-Trump Content The move set off a firestorm in the knitting world. “If it’s one way, then it should be both ways,” one knitter said. Others thought it was necessary: “In a perfect world, we would just craft.”...
15:48, 06/24/2019

Tottenham bans 3 fans for selling Champions League tickets LONDON (AP) — Champions League finalist Tottenham says it banned three season-ticket holders who offered to sell their match seats online for a profit. Tottenham was allocated 16,000 tickets for the game against Liverpool at Metropolitano Stadium in ...
05:00, 05/21/2019

Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook on Sunday removed the prominent health and conspiracy site Natural News from its platform and banned its incendiary founder from posting content. Though Facebook did not immediately respond to Ars’ request fo...
11:48, 06/10/2019

Italy bans unvaccinated children from schools after measles outbreaks As countries around the world grapple with rise of “anti-vax” sentiment, non-vaccinating parents in Italy face fines or their children being turned away from school...
10:32, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka bans social media for 3rd time since suicide attacks The Sri Lanka government on Monday banned all social media platforms -- for the third time in less than a month -- to prevent the spread of false information during a time of religious tension, officials said....
09:00, 05/13/2019

Trump administration bans medical research using fetal tissue The Trump administration is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes and a setback for researchers, who use the tissue while trying to find cures for diseases such as HIV and childhood can...
14:16, 06/05/2019

Facebook Bans Israeli Firm Over Fake Political Activity Facebook removed hundreds of fake accounts, pages and groups linked to a commercial entity based in Israel, the social-media giant’s latest move to curb abusive content, including efforts to influence elections....
16:32, 05/16/2019

Samoa bans Elton John film 'Rocketman' over gay scenes The country's chief censor said the movie "doesn't go well with Christian beliefs here." However, some in Samoa have pointed out what they claim is hypocrisy in cultural attidues towards the LGBT community....
03:16, 06/11/2019

Walmart bans cigarette sales to anyone under 21 years of age starting in July BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart bans cigarette sales to anyone under 21 years of age starting in July....
11:16, 05/08/2019

Paris bans e-scooters from sidewalks, citing rise in accidents France will ban electric scooters from its sidewalks from September, after locals grew frustrated with the vehicles congesting public areas and causing an increase in accidents....
11:32, 05/04/2019

Compagno: Facebook bans are a 'farce,' attempts to virtue signal Emily Compagno, co-host of "The Five," suggested on Friday that Facebook banned a host of controversial figures — author Milo Yiannopoulos, Infowars founder Alex Jones, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — because the platform wanted to distr...
16:32, 05/03/2019

Canada bans the captivity and breeding of orcas, dolphins and other whales Orcas, dolphins and other cetaceans have made for popular attractions at some aquatic theme parks for decades, but their presence has been trailed by ethical concerns about their confinement....
20:00, 06/10/2019

Samoa bans Elton John biopic Rocketman over gay scenes Pacific nation’s censor says homosexual activity depicted on screen violates its lawsThe Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic Rocketman because of its depictions of homosexuality.About 97% of people in Samoa identify as Christian,...
10:00, 06/11/2019

Boston arts museum bans 2 visitors for offensive language Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors and vowed to change protocols for guards after minority middle school students said they were subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last week....
17:32, 05/24/2019

Maine bans Native American mascots in all state schools Maine became the first state to ban the use of Native American mascot in all of its public schools on Thursday, setting a precedent in the nationwide debate over the names and depictions of groups used by amateur and professional sports teams....
17:48, 05/16/2019

YouTube bans supremacist content, limits borderline videos YouTube announced Wednesday new efforts to limit discriminatory and phony content by removing more extremist channels and rewarding more trusted creators....
16:16, 06/05/2019

Trump Jr. accuses Facebook of ‘silencing conservatives’ after it bans some far-right users Donald Trump Jr. on Friday charged that Facebook had engaged in a "purposeful & calculated silencing of conservatives" online, a day after the social-networking giant permanently banned far-right figures and organizations including Alex Jones, the ho...
15:32, 05/03/2019

Quebec Bans Religious Symbols in Some Public Sector Jobs A bill banning some public employees in Quebec from wearing religious symbols like head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crosses has passed despite concerns about civil liberties....
23:32, 06/16/2019

Sri Lanka bans face veils after attacks by Islamist militants Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants....
02:00, 04/29/2019

Expert: Hard to peg abortion bans’ impact on 2020 An expert says it’s “difficult to predict” what impact the issue of abortion will play during next year’s election in battleground states such as Michigan. (May 30)        ...
01:00, 05/30/2019

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Assembly Bans Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, would join California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions....
15:32, 06/13/2019

Google bans one of the biggest Android app developers from the Play Store On the heels of the revelation last week, via a BuzzFeed analysis, that several of the most-downloaded apps from the Google Play Store may have been caught sharing data they collect with the Chinese government, we’ve just learned that Google is...
06:00, 05/02/2019

India Bans Terror Outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which was blamed for the terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka in 2016 in which 22 people including 17 foreigners were killed, has been declared as a banned......
16:16, 05/24/2019

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressio...
09:00, 05/25/2019

Latest Gucci show wades into debate on US abortion bans Alessandro Michele says his focus was on women’s right to respect and freedom of choiceIf fashion is becoming an increasingly politicised space, Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, didn’t waste an opportunity to make his position clear at ...
05:16, 05/29/2019

Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Others as 'Dangerous' Facebook banned an array of personalities whose views it deemed too inflammatory to be shared on its social network, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right talk-show host Alex Jones and conservative Jewish activist Laura Loomer....
13:32, 05/02/2019

Georgia Effectively Bans Abortion Under Bullshit 'Fetal Heartbeat' Law On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state’s so-called “fetal heartbeat” law, banning abortion for women well before many know that they’re pregnant and ushering in one of the harshest abortion bans in the country....
12:00, 05/07/2019

Search result not found: China bans Wikipedia in all languages The community-edited online encyclopedia was barred in April, according to a new report from the censorship research group, the Open Observatory of Network Interference....
12:16, 05/15/2019

FAA bans low flights over Venezuela's airspace, citing political instability The FAA issued an order prohibiting U.S. air operators from flying below 26,000 feet in Venezuela's airspace until further notice, citing "increasing political instability and tensions."...
21:48, 04/30/2019

VA Bans Injectable Wound-Care Products From MiMedx and Other Companies for Many Uses The Department of Veterans Affairs has advised its facilities not to use injectable amniotic tissue products for the most common uses because the effectiveness of the products, including those made by MiMedx, isn’t proven....
15:00, 06/14/2019

London Metal Exchange Bans Daytime Drinking by Traders The London Metal Exchange, a 142-year-old trading venue where traders set prices for metals by shouting orders across a ring of red sofas, has banned drinking on the job....
16:32, 06/14/2019

San Francisco bans police and city use of face recognition technology San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.        ...
06:32, 05/15/2019

China bans pig imports from Laos due to African Swine fever China said on Friday it has banned direct and indirect imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Laos due to the first African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks reported by the country on June 20....
02:32, 06/21/2019

Abortion-rights activists rally across US against extreme new state bans About 400 events are set to take place across the US in what groups are describing as a Stop Abortion Bans Day of ActionUS abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the supreme court a...
11:16, 05/21/2019

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abo...
21:48, 05/14/2019

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

German court bans popular voting advice app Wahl-O-Mat Millions of German voters have used Wahl-O-Mat, the country's official voting advice application, but a court in the city of Cologne has banned the app for putting smaller parties at a disadvantage....
12:48, 05/20/2019

Sudan bans Al Jazeera amid protests over military rule Sudan's ruling military government closed media organization Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau and banned its journalists from reporting from the country, the Qatar-based media company said....
04:16, 05/31/2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan for being 'dangerous' Facebook banned several high-profile people Thursday for violating its policy against "dangerous individuals and organizations," including right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones....
16:16, 05/02/2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures The company has struggled to control far-right hate speech on the platform in recent yearsFacebook banned several prominent accounts promoting white nationalism on the platform on Thursday.Accounts barred from Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Inst...
16:00, 05/02/2019

Salesforce bans companies that sell certain types of guns from using its software The new Salesforce policy will apply to new customers, as well as existing customers when their contracts are up for renewal, and will apply to companies that sell automatic, semi-automatic and 3D printed guns, among other firearms....
11:00, 05/30/2019

California OKs new sex education guidance for public school teachers that includes gender identity, LGBT issues. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California OKs new sex education guidance for public school teachers that includes gender identity, LGBT issues....
17:48, 05/08/2019

A major win for transgender rights: UN health agency drops ‘gender identity disorder’, as official diagnosis “To reflect critical advances in science and medicine”, the World Health Organization, WHO, has removed so-called “gender identity disorder” from its official manual of diagnoses, which is being hailed as a major win for transgender rights....
12:48, 05/30/2019

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Slack, Has AWS and Google Docs on a 'Discouraged' List PC giant Microsoft has informed its staff not to use popular chat app and competitor Slack, adding it to a list of “prohibited and discouraged technology” comprised of software and services that it does not want employees using outside of specific ci...
19:16, 06/22/2019

State bans floating billboards to prevent ‘Times Square on the Hudson’ The proposed legislation, passed Thursday, is intended to address a recent spate of complaints about boats ferrying gaudy ads, which critics said marred some of the Big Apple’s most scenic views....
02:48, 06/23/2019

| Facing measles outbreaks, New York bans religious vaccination exemptions Confronted with both serious measles outbreaks and a growing anti-vaccine movement, New York lawmakers voted Thursday to ban religious exemptions that would allow parents to circumvent school-mandated vaccination....
01:00, 06/15/2019

Online knitting community Ravelry just straight-up bans Trump support In a move that every other website should be paying close attention to, knitting and crochet-based social media platform Ravelry has announced an across-the-board ban for all posts in favor of Donald Trump and his administration. Apparently that’s a ...
17:32, 06/23/2019

Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said....
08:16, 06/22/2019

Quebec bans some public servants from wearing religious clothing, symbols The government of the Canadian province of Quebec passed legislation banning certain public employees, including teachers and judges, from wearing any religious symbolism....
14:32, 06/17/2019

China urges U.S. to cancel bans on tech firms ahead of G20 summit Chinese officials said Monday they want the United States to cancel "inappropriate" actions against Chinese technology companies as part of a new trade deal the presidents of both countries will discuss this week....
05:48, 06/24/2019

British court bans arms sales to Saudis over Yemen concerns A London court issued a historic legal decision Thursday to ban British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as part of an effort to stop the years-long violence wrought by civil war in Yemen....
12:32, 06/20/2019

Huawei Cancels Launch of New MateBook Laptop, Citing US Trade Bans Chinese tech giant Huawei has cancelled the planned launch of a new MateBook laptop at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai this week due to sweeping U.S. sanctions against the company, Ars Technica reported on Wednesday.Read more......
00:00, 06/13/2019

After Social Media Bans, Militant Groups Found Ways to Remain Hezbollah and other groups classified as terrorist organizations by the United States have changed their social media strategies to stay on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter....
10:16, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Negombo after clashes, bans social media The Sri Lankan government has reimposed a ban on social media platforms in an effort to stop the spread of rumors after violence erupted between groups of civilians in Negombo, north of the capital and site of one of the Easter Sunday bombings....
15:16, 05/05/2019

YouTube bans videos glorifying Nazis and denying violent events YouTube said Wednesday that the platform will begin banning videos promoting Nazi ideology as well as those denying “well-documented violent events” such as the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook massacre. “Today, we’re taking another step in ou...
10:32, 06/05/2019

Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings as it Scrambles to Respond to Easter Attacks Eight days after the April 21 bombings in Sri Lanka left at least 253 dead, the government announced that all face coverings would be banned in public, saying the move would help the search for those involved. The bombings, carried out by alleged Isl...
03:32, 05/02/2019

UPDATE 4-Trump administration bans cruises in crackdown on U.S. travel to Cuba The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....
14:48, 06/04/2019

RNC Chairwoman 'personally' supports rape, incest exceptions to abortion bans Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Friday that while she personally favors exceptions for rape and incest, she was willing to accept Alabama's controversial abortion ban as another aspect of the party's broad tent....
13:32, 05/17/2019

NBA bans Pacers’ Evans for violating league anti-drug policy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstateme...
18:16, 05/17/2019

Dutch court bans 'violent' Hells Angels motorcycle club A Dutch court on Wednesday banned the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in the Netherlands, saying it had a track record of violent crime including the killing of rivals, shoot-outs, and drug and weapon offences....
04:16, 05/29/2019

Abortion rights activists hold protests in all 50 states to ‘stop the bans’ Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women’s access to abortion that have passed in several states. Dozens of groups, including P...
19:32, 05/21/2019

FIFA bans South Sudanese official for taking soccer money The only African soccer federation leader to publicly support Gianni Infantino's successful FIFA presidential campaign in 2016 has been banned for corruption        ...
09:00, 05/24/2019

Arthur: Alabama bans episode of kids' show featuring same-sex wedding Episode was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Alabama Public TelevisionAlabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding.An episode of the popular animated serie...
20:32, 05/21/2019

Vermont Moves to Protect Abortion Rights as Other States Impose Bans In Vermont, Democrats are pushing for an amendment protecting abortion rights in the State Constitution. Elsewhere, demonstrators were marching outside statehouses on Tuesday....
11:32, 05/22/2019

Trump administration bans popular forms of tourist travel to Cuba The Trump administration on Tuesday implemented new travel restrictions for US citizens heading to Cuba, eliminating some of the most commons ways American tourists visit the country — including organized group travel and cruise ship visits. Treasury...
14:32, 06/04/2019

UPDATE 2-YouTube bans Holocaust denial videos in policy reversal YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos that deny the Holocaust, school shootings and other "well-documented violent events," a major reversal in policy as it fights criticism that it provides a platform for hate speech and harassment....
12:32, 06/05/2019

Trump says he’s monitoring social media ‘censorship’ after Facebook bans extremists Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would “monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms.”...
14:32, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka bans groups suspected to be behind attacks; ringleader's relatives wounded Sri Lanka's president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and p...
20:32, 04/28/2019

42 elected prosecutors sign statement refusing to enforce new abortion bans Elected prosecutors from a long list of states committed to vowed to uphold the landmark abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade and use their "immense discretion" to refuse charging violations of restrictive abortion bans....
21:32, 06/08/2019

Sri Lanka Bans Face Covering In Public After Easter Sunday Blasts Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after terrorists carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people....
21:48, 04/28/2019

FIFA bans ex-Afghan football chief for life over sex abuse allegations Keramuudin Karim was also fined $1 million after world soccer's governing body received complaints that he sexually assaulted several female players. The controversy left the Afghan women's football team in tatters....
14:32, 06/08/2019

Minority rule: Michigan loophole allows activists to push through abortion bans A state law that foregoes a vote if a proposal has signatures from just 4% of the electorate is being used by special interest groupsMichigan is a state in which Democrats drubbed Republicans in the 2018 midterms, a Democrat governor has promised to ...
00:48, 06/08/2019

NBA bans Warriors investor for a year after he shoved Raptors’ Kyle Lowry “Mr. Stevens’ behavior last night did not reflect the high standards that we hope to exemplify as an organization,” the Warriors said in a statement....
18:48, 06/06/2019

YouTube bans videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened YouTube is to remove videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust, and curb ad revenue with channels that skirt too close to its rules.Read More...
05:32, 06/06/2019

YouTube reversal bans Holocaust hoaxers, stops pay for borderline creators YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened and stop sharing ad revenue with channels that skirt too close to its rules, a major policy reversal as it fights criticism that it pr...
17:48, 06/05/2019

Trump warns social media after Facebook bans: 'I'm watching closely' Donald Trump attacked social media companies after Facebook banned several high-profile right-wing extremists, saying he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!"...
14:16, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings for 'public protection' after bomb attacks Any face covering that "hinders the identification of individuals in a way that threatens national security" is now banned in Sri Lanka, according to a statement from the country's President....
05:00, 04/29/2019

College male uses gender-bending Snapchat filter to pose as girl, allegedly lure accused pedophile cop A California police officer was arrested last week after authorities say a college student used a Snapchat gender-altering filter to trick him into thinking he was a 16-year-old girl who'd agreed to meet up for sex....
11:32, 06/12/2019

Billy Porter Does It Again: The Pose Star Wears Upcycled, Gender Fluid Glamour to the 2019 Peabody Awards If you’re anything like me, you are counting down the days until Pose returns for its second season on FX. But until that happy day arrives, the cast has been giving us no shortage of red carpet drama (see: the Met Gala), most recently at Saturday ni...
07:48, 05/20/2019

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
07:48, 05/21/2019

Harvard Bans Ex-Professor Found Guilty Of 40-Year-Long Sexual Misconduct Harvard University revoked the emeritus faculty privileges of a retired professor and barred him from campus Thursday after an internal investigation found that he engaged in "unwelcome sexual......
03:16, 05/10/2019

Trump bans use of foreign telecom technology that poses national security risks President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday banning the use of information and communications technologies from nations deemed a threat to national security....
23:16, 05/15/2019

'White supremacy': popular knitting website Ravelry bans support for Trump Administrators take action to ensure site ‘is inclusive of all’One of the biggest knitting websites in the world, which claims to have more than 8 million members, has announced that it will ban users from expressing support for Donald Trump, saying ...
22:48, 06/23/2019

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being 'dangerous' Facebook has permanently banned several far-right or hate figures and organizations including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos, for being "dangerous" -- a signal that the social net...
12:16, 05/02/2019

Milwaukee radio station bans Drake’s music during Bucks-Raptors series A Wisconsin radio station announced Tuesday that it will push the mute button on Canadian rapper Drake during the NBA playoffs series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors....
16:16, 05/16/2019

U.S. abortion rights activists blast new state bans in Supreme Court rally Hundreds of U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
10:32, 05/21/2019

Milwaukee radio station bans Drake music for Bucks-Raptors series Grammy-winning rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador Drake is one of the most popular musicians on the planet, but right now, that means nothing.        ...
09:00, 05/16/2019

Anti-vaxxers defeated: NY bans exemptions as doctors vote to step up fight Enlarge / Actress Jessica Biel supporting prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in an effort to protect non-medical vaccine exemptions. (credit: Instragram) Anti-vaccine advocates received a blow in New York Thursday as state lawmakers banne...
15:32, 06/14/2019

As conservative U.S. states pass abortion bans, Missouri's sole clinic could close Missouri could become the only U.S. state without a legal abortion provider on Friday, as its only abortion clinic could lose its license to perform the procedure unless a St. Louis judge intervenes....
11:16, 05/31/2019

Tech Goons and CEOs Argue Abortion Bans Are 'Bad for Business' in Full-Page NYT Ad The overwhelmingly white male leadership of Silicon Valley will be the first to tell you that they, too, are socially liberal. As such, many of them ostensibly support women’s reproductive rights. On Monday, nearly 200 entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, ...
14:32, 06/10/2019

Dutch court bans Hells Angels biker club, citing violence A Dutch court banned the Hells Angels motorcycle club and ordered all of its chapters to close in the Netherlands, saying the organization has a track record of violent crime and is a danger to public order....
16:32, 05/29/2019

Doctors' organization: calling abortion bans 'fetal heartbeat bills' is misleading American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says term does not ‘reflect medical accuracy or clinical understanding’America’s largest professional organization for doctors specializing in women’s health has come out against the term “fetal hea...
04:48, 06/05/2019

YouTube Bravely Bans Nazis Hours After Throwing LGBT Users Under the Bigot Bus The best place online to lead us unsuspecting sheep from an innocent recipe video to either a defense of racialist pseudoscience or pushes pedophiles towards videos of kids has decided maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t want to be known for those things a...
20:32, 06/05/2019

Trump administration bans government scientists from using aborted fetal tissue in research The Trump administration will block government scientists from acquiring new fetal tissue from abortions to use in medical research, a major victory for abortion opponents....
11:48, 06/05/2019

UPDATE 3-YouTube reversal bans Holocaust hoaxers, stops pay for borderline creators YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened and stop sharing ad revenue with channels that skirt too close to its rules, a major policy reversal as it fights criticism that it pr...
17:32, 06/05/2019

YouTube bans neo-Nazi and Holocaust-denial videos in push against hate speech Enlarge (credit: YouTube / Getty / Aurich Lawson) YouTube today expanded its hate-speech policy to ban more supremacist videos, such as those that promote Nazi ideology. The site is also banning hoax videos that deny the existence of the Holocaust ...
14:48, 06/05/2019

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gend...
22:32, 05/24/2019

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

Sri Lanka emergency law bans face coverings as church urges more vigorous crackdown on militants Muslim women in Sri Lanka will no longer be able to cover their faces amid a new emergency law ordered by the president that bans all kinds of facing coverings that may conceal a person’s identity....
06:32, 04/29/2019

Cuban travel crackdown: US bans cruise ships and group tours from visiting island The new restrictions take effect Wednesday, but the government will allow anyone who has already paid for a trip to complete their travel.        ...
13:48, 06/04/2019

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs legislation that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs legislation that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected....
07:48, 05/07/2019

Facebook Bans Far-Right Figures Including Alex Jones for Violating Hate Speech Policies (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting viol...
13:32, 05/02/2019

Spirit Airlines bans passenger whose e-cigarette set off a plane's smoke alarm: reports Spirit Airlines has banned a traveler who set off a plane's smoke alarm after using an e-cigarette, according to multiple reports.       ...
20:00, 06/09/2019

Facebook Bans 'Dangerous' Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and Others for Promoting 'Hatred and Violence' It’s not exactly a secret that Facebook has allowed conspiracy theorists, white supremacists and hate speech to run rampant on its multi-billion dollar platform. But in an effort to curtail all of the above, on Thursday, the social media juggernaut m...
13:48, 05/02/2019

President Trump Criticizes Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans Some Extremist Accounts (STERLING, Virginia) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!” Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted compla...
13:00, 05/04/2019

Hundreds gather at U.S. Supreme Court to protest state abortion bans as step backward Hundreds of abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures...
11:00, 05/21/2019

Science publisher IEEE bans Huawei but says trade rules will have ‘minimal impact’ on members The IEEE’s ban on Huawei following new trade restrictions in the United States has sent shock waves through the global academic circles. The organization responded saying the impact of the trade policy will have limited effects on its members, ...
00:48, 05/30/2019

Report: China Warns Foreign Tech Companies Not to Comply With Trump Trade Bans Chinese government officials summoned representatives from major tech companies both from the U.S. and elsewhere this week to warn them of “dire consequences” if they go along with the Trump administration’s prohibition on sales of certain U.S. techn...
16:16, 06/08/2019

eSwatini bans imports of live pigs from countries affected by African swine fever The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, banned imports of live pigs on Monday from countries that test positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) after an outbreak of the disease in neighboring South Africa....
03:00, 06/17/2019

A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected....
14:32, 05/24/2019

Twitter bans left-wing Krassenstein Bros. for operating fake accounts: report A new report on Thursday says that the prolific anti-Trump Twitter personalities Brian and Ed Krassenstein have been permanently banned from the platform. ...
19:32, 05/23/2019

Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states....
11:48, 05/21/2019

State abortion bans could benefit Democrats in 2020 elections as Republicans distance themselves from controversy Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Several restrictive abortion measures passed by conservative lawmakers could be a valuable asset for Democrats in next year's elections, members of both parties say. Laws like that in Alabama that outlaws virtually all aborti...
14:32, 05/25/2019

Ralliers Gather In Lexington To Stand For Women’s Reproductive Rights In Light Of Recent Abortion Bans LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Hundreds of people rallied in downtown Lexington on Saturday afternoon to take a stand for women’s reproductive rights. A recent push for abortion bans in states across the country have outraged many, who say the...
18:48, 05/25/2019

FAA Bans Flights Near Persian Gulf as President Trump Orders Military Strike Against Iran Then Calls It Off The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order overnight barring U.S.-based airlines from flying over some airspace controlled by Iran. The FAA order came just as news broke that President Donald Trump had ordered a military strike aga...
05:32, 06/21/2019

Ravelry Bans Users Who Publicly Support the Trump Regime and the President's White Supremacist Ideology Ravelry, a knitting and crocheting community with over 8 million registered members, announced over the weekend that it was banning support of the Trump regime. Anyone expressing support for President Donald Trump on the website will be banned, but p...
08:48, 06/24/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF’s plea for Afghani children; Brazil’s bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortage...
20:32, 05/24/2019

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, more for ‘dangerous’ behavior and hate speech Facebook is also removing fan pages, and groups affiliated with these individuals: Paul Nehlen, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer and others.        ...
00:32, 05/03/2019

Vatican rejects gender reassignment as an attempt to 'annihilate nature' The Vatican has condemned gender theory, which allows people to choose or change their gender, as being a "confused concept of freedom" in a new official document....
12:48, 06/10/2019

The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination [Update: Riot Responds] The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said today that it is filing an investigation enforcement suit against League of Legends publisher Riot Games, as part of an investigation into gender discrimination at the company....
05:00, 06/13/2019

5 new music releases we love: Whispery lo-fi, gender transition love songs, and Afrobeat vibes There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify....
01:32, 06/15/2019

Longoria: Cannes going 'in the right direction' over gender parity Walking the red carpet for the Women in Motion event at the Cannes Film Festival, Eva Longoria comments on gender parity at the event and addresses the concerns around French actor Alain Delon receiving an award. (May 20)     ...
11:00, 05/20/2019

After Alabama OKs strictest abortion law in nation, Missouri could be next. Where states stand on abortion bans Alabama's passage of the nation's strictest abortion law is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic.        ...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Harvard bans ex-professor after finding 'unwelcome sexual conduct' spanned four decades Jorge Dominguez was accused of a pattern of groping and other sexual harassment by at least 18 students and junior faculty members at Harvard.        ...
16:00, 05/09/2019

US bans cruise ships and group tours from visiting Cuba; cruise lines scrutinizing rules The new restrictions take effect Wednesday, but the government will allow anyone who has already paid for a trip to complete their travel.        ...
15:48, 06/04/2019

Johnny Galecki reveals baby's gender. Whoops! Not what the 'Big Bang' star said he preferred Johnny Galecki, who just closed out the final season of his wildly popular 'Big Bang Theory,' revealed the gender of his first child on Instagram.        ...
15:16, 05/27/2019

A student used Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter to arrest a cop looking for underage sex The officer faces a charge of contacting a minor to commit a felony, and is currently on paid administrative leave.        ...
16:00, 06/11/2019

10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride month: Tan France, 'Gentleman Jack,' 'Gender Queer' Celebrate Pride Month with a good LGBTQ book, including a memoir from Tan France, a history of the Stonewall riots and a gender queer graphic novel.        ...
04:32, 06/09/2019

'Girls Who Code' founder Reshma Saujani is a boy mom fighting gender norms. 'Let them fail' Reshma Saujani talked to Motherly about her book "Brave, Not Perfect" and offered tips on raising girls to be confident and boys to be vulnerable.        ...
13:48, 06/14/2019

'Big Bang' star Johnny Galecki reveals baby's gender and it's not the one he hoped for Johnny Galecki, who just closed out the final season of his wildly popular 'Big Bang Theory,' revealed the gender of his first child on Instagram.        ...
12:32, 05/28/2019

'Sanctuary city for the unborn': All-male city council in Texas town bans most abortions Waskom, Texas, has no abortion services available, but supporters of the measure wanted to prevent a clinic from being able to open in the city.        ...
12:48, 06/13/2019

Big Banks Ace First Round of Federal Reserve's 'Stress Tests' The biggest banks in the U.S. have enough reserves to continue lending in a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said in its annual review of large financial firms....
14:48, 06/21/2019

How to share files with another Mac using macOS Bluetooth File Exchange When you need to send a file to another Mac user, there are multiple options. Follow these steps to accomplish the task using macOS' integrated Bluetooth File Exchange....
15:00, 06/21/2019

A's pitcher Frankie Montas hit with 80-game PED suspension Oakland A's starter Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games for PED use, MLB announced on Friday. He is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 97 strikeouts.       ...
15:16, 06/21/2019

Iran Tensions Could Prompt Cyber Attacks, U.S. Fears Iran may attempt to retaliate against the U.S. with disruptive cyberattacks, according to current and former U.S. officials, as multiple security firms have seen signs hacking attempts in the past week....
15:32, 06/21/2019

KEF R3 Review: Exemplary speakers that do almost everything right In the world of enthusiast speakers, few names stand out as much as KEF. The British speaker company has been an influence on high-end audio since the 60s, and to date makes some of the most popular hi-fi speakers on the market. Though the company ha...
16:32, 06/21/2019

Rangers 3B Cabrera suspended four games for tossing equipment Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing equipment from the dugout toward umpire Bill Miller during the sixth inning game of Thursday's game against the Cleveland Indians....
16:32, 06/21/2019

Disgruntled PATH riders finally have reason to hope Some relief is on the way for long-suffering PATH train commuters. The Newark-to-New York City system is getting longer trains and more frequent service as part of a $1 billion capital investment, Port Authority officials announced this week. Over th...
16:48, 06/21/2019

|AmorVittone'ssonsustainssportinjurybeforeinternationaltour:'Hehasbeenthestrongone,whileI'mcryinginthewings' Afrikaans singer Amor Vittone spoke to Channel24 about the injury her son sustained during soccer practice, and how her children are the guiding force in her life....
16:48, 06/21/2019

Top 5 Healthcare Startups & Digital Health Tech Disruptors Business Insider Intelligence The healthcare industry is facing disruption due to accelerating technological innovation and growing demand for improved delivery of healthcare and lower costs. Tech startups are leading the way by seizing opportunities...
16:48, 06/21/2019

Phillies vs. Marlins: Count on Aaron Nola and take the Under Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies enters Friday’s showdown with the Miami Marlins with numbers that typically do not translate to a 6-1 record. Nola has a 4.89 ERA, has given up four walks every nine innings and has a 1.51 WHIP while allowing t...
17:00, 06/21/2019

Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran in latest escalation of tensions – video report Donald Trump has said the US air force was 'cocked and loaded' to attack three Iranian targets, but he withdrew the order with 10 minutes to spare after being told the airstrikes might kill as many as 150 people. The strikes were planned in retaliati...
17:48, 06/21/2019

Jack Flaherty Gets Picked Off To End The Game, Soaks In His Failure On The Field This has happened to the Cardinals before, albeit on a much bigger stage. St. Louis was down 7-6 in the bottom of the 11th inning, with two outs and pinch-runner Jack Flaherty on second base, when Marlins reliever Sergio Romo whipped around for a gam...
18:00, 06/21/2019

2019 N.H.L. Draft: Devils Take Jack Hughes at No. 1, and the Rangers Pick Kaapo Kakko The first pick was no surprise. Hughes, 18, has topped draft lists all year and was named the top North American prospect by N.H.L. Central Scouting....
18:00, 06/21/2019

Cabbie who allegedly drove hit-men knew David Ortiz pal was intended target: report Authorities in the Dominican Republic believe a local cab driver knew that the David Ortiz shooting was going to happen, with investigators saying he allegedly drove some of the suspected hit-men to the scene — and later confirmed to cops that ...
18:16, 06/21/2019

Bellinger tops NL in fan All-Star voting; Trout leads AL Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was the top vote-getter in the major leagues and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout led the American League in the first stage of MLB's new two-phase fan balloting for All-Star Game starters &...
18:32, 06/21/2019

Scientists find that Mars is inhabitable for at least one of Earth’s life forms While trying to decide if humans can live on Mars, scientists believe they've found some germs can survive on the red planet.       ...
18:32, 06/21/2019

Canadian man killed in Chilean tourist city Valparaiso A Canadian citizen was stabbed to death on Friday in the Chilean port of Valparaiso while he was strolling with his family in one of the city's hillside tourist areas, local media and police said....
18:48, 06/21/2019

U.S. cities brace for immigration raids, say they will not participate U.S. cities expecting to be hit by a wave of immigration raids intended to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally said on Friday they would not cooperate with federal authorities....
18:48, 06/21/2019

U.S. forces prepare to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base: military sources U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors, three Iraqi military sources said on Friday....
18:48, 06/21/2019

How to Find and Report Fake Businesses on Google Maps The next time you go to order pizza, or call someone to repair an appliance, make sure you aren’t getting scammed by a representative of a business that doesn’t actually exist....
18:48, 06/21/2019

Police Respond to Altercation Between Boris Johnson and His Girlfriend A neighbor called the police when Johnson, who is favored to become Britain’s next prime minister, was heard shouting at his girlfriend, a newspaper reported....
19:00, 06/21/2019

Ron Capps leads Funny Car qualifying at NHRA Nationals NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Ron Capps led Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Capps had a 3.879-second pass at 329.18 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. “Conditions here are always good when the sun goes d...
19:16, 06/21/2019

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 21 at 9:06PM EDT until June 21 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS Louisville KY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 418 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CASEY GREEN HART TAYLOR IN SOUTH CENTRA...
19:16, 06/21/2019

Bath Co. Students Test Out Solar Race Car SPARTA, Ky. (LEX 18)– Students at Bath County High School tested out their solar race car at the Kentucky Speedway Friday. Some of them aren’t even old enough to drive a car, but they certainly can build one. The car is the result of a 24...
19:16, 06/21/2019

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 21 at 6:19PM EDT until June 21 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS Louisville KY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 418 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CRAWFORD HARRISON IN KENTU...
19:16, 06/21/2019

Barty beats Venus to remain on course for No. 1 ranking French Open champion Ashleigh Barty remains on course for the No. 1 ranking after beating seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham Classic        ...
20:00, 06/21/2019

Toys 'R' Us could come back with six stores and a website Following the custom of well-known retailers that went under as a result of leveraged investments and business moving online, Toys R Us is reportedly close to a comeback. According to Bloomberg, a former executive is pitching plans for a chain with l...
20:48, 06/21/2019

New Hampshire State Police say seven people were killed in crash between truck, motorcycles RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say seven people were killed in crash between truck, motorcycles....
21:32, 06/21/2019

Jury awards $6M in Drew Brees diamond-fraud lawsuit SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds. The San Diego Union-Tribune says a Superior Court jury made the ...
21:32, 06/21/2019

World Trade Center dust linked to prostate cancer in 9/11 responders Dust from the World Trade Center in New York, which contained metals and organic compounds, may have triggered chronic inflammation and played a role in prostate cancer in Sept. 11 first responders....
21:32, 06/21/2019

‘They can’t take away your memories’: Evacuee recounts Woodbury Fire TUCSON – The Woodbury Fire prompted evacuations for residents of Roosevelt and Roosevelt Lake. One evacuee came to Tucson to escape the fire Thursday afternoon after she was told she needed to evacuate. “You could see the flames everywher...
22:32, 06/21/2019

The major expenditures of NY’s $1.26B capital-spending plan ALBANY — In the final hours of this year’s legislative session, lawmakers passed a massive “big ugly” bill that jacks up state spending on capital projects by $1.26 billion. The package addresses some worthy causes. It directs $100 million to the tro...
22:48, 06/21/2019

Hong Kong police call protesters 'illegal, irrational and unreasonable' over siege of headquarters Hong Kong police on Saturday condemned protesters that surrounded its headquarters as "illegal, irrational and unreasonable" as tensions over the city's relations with mainland China boiled over into anger toward law enforcement....
00:32, 06/22/2019

The Latest: 9 killed when plane used in sky dives crashes HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Honolulu’s fire chief says the plane that crashed Friday night, killing nine people on board was an aircraft used in a sky dive operation. Fire chief Manue...
01:32, 06/22/2019

Austerity Has Ravaged U.K. Communities. It Has Also Spurred Reinvention. As local governments across Britain grapple with shrunken budgets, many are going into business, funding cooperatives and speculating in real estate....
02:00, 06/22/2019

9 dead after small plane crashes in Hawaii There were no survivors after the twin engine King Air plane crashed Friday night near Dillingham Airfield, on Oahu’s North Shore, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said....
04:32, 06/22/2019

|Ifearedformylife-witnesstellsZondoCommissioninNorthWest,SAExpressprobe My business was hijacked and I did not know what to do about it or whom to talk to, Babadi Tlatsana, director of Koroneka Trading and Projects told the Zondo Commission into state capture on Saturday....
05:16, 06/22/2019

Farewell to Fernando Torres, the man who changed Spanish football forever "I would give anything to score a goal in the final," Fernando Torres said on the eve of the Euro 2008 showpiece against Germany in Vienna. The following day, he not only did score, but his goal proved the catalyst for an era of dominance for La Roja...
05:16, 06/22/2019

The best pop culture of year so far stars in The A.V. Club's favorite stories of the week Here’s a compilation of our favorite features published this week. Be sure to follow along with our TV recaps and check out all our recent reviews....
05:48, 06/22/2019

Ford Teases Hardcore GT Ahead Of Debut At Goodwood Festival Of Speed The image clearly shows that it's not an ordinary GT. There's that massive rear wing which no one can miss and yes of course there will be more changes made to this car which we'll get to know when......
06:00, 06/22/2019

Revealed: the illustrious past of a mystery portrait Zaga Christ, a pretender to the Ethiopian throne, was the first black man depicted in a European miniature in 1635When Sotheby’s sold a 17th-century portrait miniature last year, it was unable to identify its black sitter, cataloguing him only as “a ...
06:16, 06/22/2019

Iran is ready for any threat to territory, says foreign ministry Iran showed no sign of backing down Saturday in the standoff with the United States over the downing of a drone, insisting that it was ready to counter any threats or aggression against its territory....
06:32, 06/22/2019

Officials: Agents in impending ICE raid shouldn't expect cooperation from local authorities Federal immigration agents can expect pushback from some public officials when they begin a mass roundup of migrant families with deportation orders, an operation slated to begin Sunday at the direction of President Trump....
07:00, 06/22/2019

10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Branca, the entertainment lawyer who guided Michael Jackson through some of the highest points of his career when the King of Pop was alive, says it was “exhilarating” but “daunting” to learn that he wo...
07:16, 06/22/2019

Germany's Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis The international community must seek a political solution on Iran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had aborted a military strike to retaliate against Tehran's downing of a U.S. drone....
07:32, 06/22/2019

Mahrez concerned about unknown quantity Kenya "Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez is wary of Kenya being something of an unknown commodity when the two teams kick off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in a Group C encounter on Sunday."...
07:32, 06/22/2019

Andrew Scott: 'It’s mind-blowing being described as a sex symbol' The actor, 42, on the pleasure of acting in Fleabag, Ireland’s new progressiveness and not being the next James BondI was brought up in Dublin. My parents are from Tyrone and Mayo. I went to a Catholic boys’ school. It was a different time for Irelan...
08:00, 06/22/2019

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Seeks Month's Parole For Farming His Fields Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sought parole for over a month for farming at his fields in Haryana's Sirsa, officials said Saturday....
08:16, 06/22/2019

Spider-Man and Venom ‘likely’ to meet up in the MCU at some point After an unsuccessful attempt to reboot the Spider-Man series with Andrew Garfield, Sony struck a deal with Marvel to bring Peter Parker to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This resulted in the webslinger making a cameo appearance in Captain America: C...
08:48, 06/22/2019

Asked about police visit, UK PM hopeful Johnson says people not interested Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British Prime Minister, said on Saturday that party members were not interested in why police were called to investigate concerns for the welfare of a female in his home....
09:48, 06/22/2019

Nashville Predators deal PK Subban to New Jersey Devils to clear salary-cap space The New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban on the second day of the NHL draft as the Nashville Predators clear out salary-cap space.       ...
11:48, 06/22/2019

Summer 2019's Best Designer Collabs So Far We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Who......
12:16, 06/22/2019

Hackers are turning our AI security systems against us — but they can be stopped With the use of AI growing in almost all areas of business and industry, we have a new problem to worry about – the “hijacking” of artificial intelligence. Hackers use the same techniques and systems that help us, to compromise our data, our security...
12:32, 06/22/2019

BJP Compares Mamata Banerjee To Pak PM Imran Khan For Skipping Yoga Day The International Yoga Day on Friday saw the participation of lakhs across the country led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a staunch critic of PM Modi,......
12:32, 06/22/2019

Security Stepped Up After Punjab Sacrilege Accused Killed In Jail Security was stepped up and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh promised strong action after a man, accused in a 2015 sacrilege case, was killed inside a prison on Saturday evening, risking an......
12:32, 06/22/2019

Arrests at protest over New York Times' 'unacceptable' climate coverage Protesters block avenue between Port Authority and NYTExtinction Rebellion calls for better coverage of climate crisisA climate change protest orchestrated by the Extinction Rebellion activist group briefly blocked Eighth Avenue in New York on Saturd...
12:48, 06/22/2019

Women's World Cup: Germany sweep Nigeria aside to reach last 8 Germany are still yet to concede a goal at the World Cup, having become the first team through to the last eight. There was VAR controversy again but it was ultimately a comfortable afternoon for Germany in Grenoble....
13:00, 06/22/2019

Hey, let's watch Aubrey Plaza pour milk into her nostrils Few series have done more for our apparent collective need to see stars we like in sincere physical discomfort than First We Feast’s “Hot Ones,” the interview show that challenges various celebrities to answer fairly standard questions about their ca...
13:16, 06/22/2019

White House unveils $50B Peace to Prosperity plan for Palestine The White House offered a $50 billion economic stimulus package to the Palestinian economy that will be contingent upon signing an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, the Trump administration announced....
15:00, 06/22/2019

Trump delays illegal immigrant deportation plan President Trump has called off his plan to start deporting up to 2,000 illegal immigrant families — for now. “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks,” he tweeted Saturday. The p...
15:00, 06/22/2019

Best medical alert systems of 2019 From 2012 to 2050, the number of US citizens over 65 years of age will almost double from just over 43 million to nearly 84 million according to the United States Census Bureau. While the baby boomers can expect an increased life expectancy for enjoy...
15:16, 06/22/2019

NHL salary cap lower than projected at $81.5 million VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The NHL salary cap for next season has been set at $81.5 million, which is $1.5 lower than initially projected. The league and the NHL Players’ Association announced the figure Saturday, a day before teams can...
15:32, 06/22/2019

Amid tough talk, Trump says he could be Iran’s ‘best friend’ President Donald Trump says military action against Iran is still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but dangled the prospect of eventually becoming a “best friend” of America’s long-time Middle Eastern adversary...
15:48, 06/22/2019

Velodyne Lidar hires bankers for an IPO: Business Insider Autonomous vehicle technology company Velodyne Lidar has hired bankers for an initial public offering, Business Insider reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the process....
16:32, 06/22/2019

Orioles power past Mariners 8-4, end 10-game skid SEATTLE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer, Anthony Santander had a two-run shot and the Baltimore Orioles ended a 10-game skid with an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Andrew Cashner worked six strong innings for the Orio...
16:48, 06/22/2019

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
17:16, 06/22/2019

Britney Spears Is All Smiles in Bikini on Tropical Vacation: Inside Her Mother-Daughter Trip It's Britney beach! Britney Spears is looking happy and healthy as she enjoys some more R&R after months of personal turmoil. The 37-year-old pop star and her mom Lynne......
17:32, 06/22/2019

Meryl Streep Gets the Sweetest 70th Birthday Tributes From Big Little Lies Co-Stars The cast of Big Little Lies is showing some big love for Meryl Streep for her birthday! The three-time Oscar winner turned 70 on Saturday and received sweet online tributes from Reese......
17:32, 06/22/2019

Hall of Fame trainer banned from Santa Anita after latest horse death Jerry Hollendorfer banned after horse sustains fatal injuryThirty horses have died at Santa Anita since 26 DecemberHall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable die...
20:00, 06/22/2019

Zardes scores twice, US rocks Trinidad 6-0 in Gold Cup CLEVELAND (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half and the U.S. men’s soccer team earned a small sample of revenge with a 6-0 blowout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night over Trinidad and Tobago, whi...
20:16, 06/22/2019

Unlocking the point system on Key Food shopper’s cards Dear John: Please check on Key Food in the Bronx. It has taken away our right to get rewards on our cards. The points are going to the workers, not the buyers. Should it be allowed to do this? Something doesn’t seem right. I’m 82 years old, and I l...
21:00, 06/22/2019

US gets measure of payback for one of its worst losses ever CLEVELAND — The only embarrassment and shame was felt on the other side. Two years later, the U.S. soccer team turned the tables on Trinidad and Tobago. Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span, Christian Pulisic added one during a five-g...
22:32, 06/22/2019

The Yankees’ plan for replacing Cameron Maybin The Yankees played a man short Saturday night against the Astros at Yankee Stadium, when outfielder Cameron Maybin was unavailable with a Grade 2 strained left calf that will land him on the injured list Sunday. The Yankees went to 12 pitchers the da...
22:32, 06/22/2019

America's corn belt farmers face uncertainty after rain … and more rain Cold, rainy weather has meant severe planting delays for farmers from Ohio to Nebraska – and next week’s acreage report takes on heightened importanceIn his 32 years of farming, Steve Fourez says he’s almost never been so late planting corn and soybe...
22:32, 06/22/2019

Aston Martin DBX preview: ‘A sensible SUV for 007?’ | Martin Love For the first time in its long history, one of the world’s most famous producers of seductive sports cars is turning its hand to SUVsAston Martin DBXPrice £140,000Engine AMG 4-litre V8 twin turboAvailable early 2020Even James Bond is finally growing ...
00:00, 06/23/2019

Real Salt Lake, Chicago Fire play to 1-1 tie BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty kick in the 33rd minute to help Real Salt Lake tie the Chicago Fire 1-1 on Saturday night. The free kick was set up when Mohammed Adams was called for a hand ball in the penalty area. Rusnak h...
00:16, 06/23/2019

Gabby Logan: ‘This World Cup’s a triumph. Even my builder’s thrilled’ The BBC sports anchor is basking in the success of the sixth Fifa women’s tournament she’s coveredGabby Logan knew things would be different for this World Cup when her builder started discussing the matches with her, play by play. Unlike some of the...
01:16, 06/23/2019

Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed....
01:32, 06/23/2019

FOCUS-Hudson's Bay's chairman's buyout bid pits retail vs real estate The success of Hudson's Bay Co Executive Chairman Richard Baker's $1.3 billion bid to take the department store operator private hinges on whether an independent valuator will view the company more as a retailer and less as a real estate owner, corpo...
01:48, 06/23/2019

Curry in Japan to talk Tokyo Olympics, Rui Hachimura Stephen Curry is already looking ahead to the next challenge in his basketball career, including the chance to represent the United States at next year's Tokyo Olympics       ...
04:00, 06/23/2019

Kiel Week: World's biggest sailing event casts off Northern Europe's largest summer festival has officially begun in the German city of Kiel. More than 3 million people are expected to descend on the Baltic Sea port for the Kieler Woche, week-long sailing extravaganza....
05:32, 06/23/2019

Euro Papers: Neymar's WhatsApp message confirms stunning Barca return "Both Barcelona-based football papers are excited today, as reports emerge that PSG star Neymar is all set to return to La Liga and the Camp Nou. Sound the WhatsApp klaxon!"...
05:48, 06/23/2019

Ivory Coast accident kills Spanish woman, injures 10 girls MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Foreign Ministry says a Spanish woman has been killed and 10 Spanish girls have been injured in a traffic accident in the Ivory Coast. The ministry said Sunday that the accident occurred Saturday when the bus they were tra...
05:48, 06/23/2019

UN food agency members vote to elect new director general ROME (AP) — Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have started voting to elect the new head of the United Nation’s food agency. The 194 member countries, convened at the FAO’s headquarters in Rome for the agency’s 4...
05:48, 06/23/2019

‘A leftward shift’: Communist party USA sees chance as progressives surge In Chicago, an American party derided and feared for 100 years looked eagerly to a brighter futureAs the Communist party USA kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration, Jarvis Tyner called for delegates and guests at the national convention in Chic...
06:00, 06/23/2019

How Bad Is Maharashtra Farmer Crisis? 8 Suicides Every Day For 4 Years As many as 12,021 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra from 2015 to 2018 for reasons that included bank loans and crop failure, averaging eight deaths a day. This number is over double that of the......
07:00, 06/23/2019

How to deal with an unhelpful HR department Human resources is the most redundant, useless, annoying section of any organization. Is there an alternative to going to HR for advice or help? I’d like to take a poll, my dear readers: If you were forced to share an office with an HR person or lawy...
07:32, 06/23/2019

Southeast Asian leaders emphasize economic strength in face of U.S.-China tensions Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on regional economy and security to strengthen their position amid growing U.S.-China tensions, as they wrapped up their summit in Bangkok....
07:32, 06/23/2019

U.S. Supreme Court due to issue rulings in major census, electoral maps cases The court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority, has 12 cases left to decide during its current term, which began in October and is expected to conclude by the end of June....
08:00, 06/23/2019

Fernando Torres says it is the right time to end his football career - video Fernando Torres said on Sunday in Tokyo that he has decided to retire before he reached a point in his career when he can no longer play to the level he expects of himself. The 35-year-old will retire in two months after an 18-year professional caree...
08:32, 06/23/2019

After Math: The price of technological progress San Francisco is on the cusp of banning e-cigarettes while a Florida town is now half a million dollars poorer following a ransomware attack. Google's building 20,000 new Silicon Valley homes (since California won't) and a new predictive ho...
09:00, 06/23/2019

God of War 2 PS5 Game Confirmed, more or less, by Sony PlayStation job ad for PS4 sequel There are new vacancies at Sony Santa Monica that basically confirm a sequel to the PS4 exclusive is in the works. There's also a bonus tease on Twitter, if you've been attentive enough....
09:16, 06/23/2019

Wholesaler Metro gets €5.8bn takeover bid from Czech-Slovak pair The board of the world's eighth largest retailer has advised shareholders to reject the offer saying it is far too low. The German wholesaler is present in 25 countries, but has struggled in recent years....
09:16, 06/23/2019

Prague braces for massive rally against PM Andrej Babis Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is fending off corruption charges, trouble in parliament, and a countrywide protest movement against his government. Hundreds of thousands are expected to rally against him in Prague....
09:16, 06/23/2019

Turkey: Babies behind bars Hundreds of children are locked up in Turkish prisons alongside their mothers. Authorities have said they now want to create more family-friendly living arrangements, but human rights activists doubt this will help....
09:16, 06/23/2019

As U.S. women’s soccer storms through World Cup, there are more boys’ faces in the crowd At a watch party in downtown D.C., one soccer fan and youth coach noted: “There’s a greater interest also on the men’s side with the women’s game. That’s a new dynamic.”...
09:32, 06/23/2019

Prague crowds demand PM Andrej Babis step down Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is fending off corruption charges, trouble in parliament, and a countrywide protest movement against his government. Hundreds of thousands have rallied against him in Prague....
10:00, 06/23/2019

Volkswagen Ameo Class 2019: Jeet Jhabakh & Anmol Singh Sahil Lead Charge In Round 1 Volkswagen Motorsport India's first round of the 2019 National Championship Ameo Class saw Jeet Jhabakh secure the lead with two wins out of three races. The Hyderabad-based driver was at his dominant......
10:00, 06/23/2019

Trade Wars Causing Collateral Damage To Global Economic Outlook: Report Threats to global growth outlook from protectionism have become much more significant in recent months which raise the possibility of disruptions to trade and investments, according to Fitch Ratings......
10:00, 06/23/2019

Suspect in brutal New York rape arrested near Canadian border after weeks-long manhunt Michael Hosang, 53, has been arrested in Washington state after a weeks-long manhunt after being accused of beating and raping a woman for several hours in New York....
10:16, 06/23/2019

Golf: Pavan beats Fitzpatrick in playoff to win BMW International Open Andrea Pavan overcame rain and a tense playoff to beat England's Matthew Fitzpatrick and seal his second European Tour crown at the BMW International Open in Munich on Sunday....
10:48, 06/23/2019

Georgia sheriff steps in after 140 people skipped jury duty DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says he had to get involved when nearly three-fourths of people summoned for jury duty in his county failed to show up for court. WMAZ-TV reports courts in Laurens County faced a small crisis last week when only 6...
11:32, 06/23/2019

Ethiopia’s Military Chief Killed by Bodyguard Amid Failed Coup Attempt (ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday ...
11:32, 06/23/2019

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

David Miliband describes Brexit 'mess' a 'wrecking ball' as he calls for second referendum Former Labour foreign secretary David Miliband described Brexit as a "wrecking ball at the constitution of the country" before arguing for a second referendum....
11:32, 06/23/2019

Trump's new sanctions could deal blow ‘right to the heart’ of Iranian economy, Rep. Turner says President Trump has promised new sanctions against Iran on Monday on top of what has already been a crippling "maximum pressure campaign," and Rep. Mike Turner discussed just how bad it could get for the Islamic nation's economy....
11:48, 06/23/2019

Trump says he'd rather run against Biden than face another campaign against Clinton President Trump said that he would prefer to run against former Vice President Joe Biden than have to face another campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton....
11:48, 06/23/2019

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 23 at 3:09PM EDT until June 23 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Louisville KY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 435 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 31 COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY BRECKINRIDGE BULLITT ...
12:16, 06/23/2019

11 Genius Storage Solutions to Organize Your Home We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. You......
12:48, 06/23/2019

Bolton to Iran: Don't mistake US 'prudence' for weakness National security adviser John Bolton on Sunday warned Iran that 'no one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East.'        ...
13:00, 06/23/2019

'Toy Story 4' tops box office, but doesn't go to infinity and beyond "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season....
13:00, 06/23/2019

"Didn't Even Call After Poll Loss": Mayawati Charges At Akhilesh Yadav A month after the opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh was decimated in the Lok Sabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati scaled up her offensive against Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh......
13:16, 06/23/2019

Huawei Asks India To Take "Informed, Independent Decision" On 5G Trials Huawei has urged India to make an "informed and independent decision" on permitting its 5G trials in the country as the Chinese telecom giant reeled under pressure following the US ban....
13:16, 06/23/2019

Mexican authorities send more migrants to detention center Authorities in southern Mexico have sent about 100 more migrants to a detention center amid the government’s push to deter Central Americans and others from crossing the country to reach the United States...
13:48, 06/23/2019

England Crawl Out Of Dumpster Fire Relatively Unscathed With 3-0 Win Over Cameroon England lived up to their FIFA ranking as the third-best women’s team in the world for maybe 30 minutes in their match against Cameroon on Sunday. Had it not been for Cameroonian players allowing the poor implementation of VAR that has become a stapl...
14:16, 06/23/2019

Double penalty drops Renault F1's Ricciardo out of French GP points Daniel Ricciardo has dropped from seventh to 11th in the final Formula 1 French Grand Prix classification after receiving two five-second penalties for overtakes on the last lap...
14:32, 06/23/2019

RWE tallies economic loss after activists block open-pit lignite mine Germany's RWE is tallying the economic loss after environmental activists entered and occupied its Garzweiler open-pit lignite mine over the weekend, the utility said on Sunday....
14:48, 06/23/2019

England reaches Women's World Cup quarterfinals as Cameroon fumes over VAR England downed Cameroon 3-0 in a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions. In the second game, host France faced Brazil.       ...
14:48, 06/23/2019

Fan taken to hospital after struck by Bellinger's foul A woman at Dodger Stadium was taken to a hospital for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Los Angeles star Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies      ...
15:16, 06/23/2019

Ravelry, a social network for knitters with 8 million members, banned users from showing support for Donald Trump on the platform Lucy Nicholson/Reuters On Sunday, an online knitting community with 8 million members called Ravelry announced it was banning support for President Donald Trump and his administration on its site. It said that it would ban posts or content supportin...
15:48, 06/23/2019

Bob Tasca III races to 2nd straight NHRA Funny Car victory NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Bob Tasca III won consecutive Funny Car events for the first time in his career, beating Jack Beckman in the final round of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on Sunday. A week after winning in Bristol, Tennessee, for his...
15:48, 06/23/2019

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is now in effect for central Kentucky until 8 PM. Scattered strong and severe thunderstorms will move into the area this evening. Storms have a history of damaging winds along the I-65 corridor. The threat for storms will ...
15:48, 06/23/2019

2,000 demonstrate in Moscow against police falsifications MOSCOW (AP) — About 2,000 people rallied in Moscow to protest the falsifying of cases by Russian police and the detention of political activists. The demonstration on Sunday, which authorities had sanctioned to take place, was the latest in a series ...
15:48, 06/23/2019

Oyo Has Remade India's Hotel Business. Now It Is Going Global. A rare emerging-market unicorn is taking the formula it used to transform India’s budget hotel industry to other countries. It is facing a bumpy rollout in the U.S....
16:16, 06/23/2019

Trainer banned at Santa Anita Park after 30th horse dies _____ A Hall of Fame trainer was banned from Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles after the fourth horse from his stable died, marking the 30th death of a race horse at the famed track since December, state officials said Saturday. The horse American Cu...
16:32, 06/23/2019

The Latest: Badger Springs Fire hits I-17 traffic north of Phoenix SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say the Badger Springs Fire east of Interstate 17 north of Phoenix caused traffic backups of several miles and prompted warnings from federal officials for motorists to use caution because of smoke and reduced...
16:32, 06/23/2019

'I'll knock you the (expletive) out, bro!' Mets' Jason Vargas charges reporter as tension mounts Things got heated between Mets manager Mickey Callaway and a reporter. A charging Jason Vargas - held back by teammates - escalated the situation.       ...
17:00, 06/23/2019