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In speech to forecasters, NOAA chief tries to tamp down Sharpie controversy

Enlarge / President Donald Trump has continued to insist Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A soft-spoken, contrite, and at times emotional...

In speech to forecasters, NOAA chief tries to tamp down Sharpie controversy

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NOAA chief: No one getting fired over Dorian forecast controversy No one at the National Weather Service is at risk of losing their jobs in connection to last week's controversy over Hurricane Dorian's chances of hitting Alabama, according to the top official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....
01:00, 09/11/2019

NOAA Disputes Its Own Experts, Siding With President Trump Over Hurricane Dorian and Alabama. Here’s a Full Timeline of the Controversy As Hurricane Dorian killed dozens of people in the Bahamas and encroached on the United States’ southeastern coastline, President Donald Trump has been criticized for unduly focusing on the storm’s potential impact on a state that was not...
11:01, 09/08/2019

NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders....
01:34, 09/11/2019

NOAA chief defends Alabama office after Trump Dorian tweet The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended a regional National Weather Service (NWS) office in Alabama that told residents the state was not at risk from Hurricane Dorian and said no one will lose their jobs....
22:51, 09/10/2019

House Panel to Investigate Report That Cabinet Official Coerced NOAA Chief The House Science Committee opened an inquiry into a report that the commerce secretary threatened firings at the agency after some forecasters contradicted President Trump....
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UN counterterrorism chief makes controversy trip to Xinjiang China says the U.N. counterterrorism chief has visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in the far west region....
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Rugby chief suggests quoting Bible is hate speech Australian rugby star Israel Folau hit back after the organization that sacked him for posting a Bible verse suggested parts of the Holy Book are a problem....
21:00, 07/09/2019

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09:34, 05/14/2019

In Christchurch, UN chief calls for tolerance, solidarity to extinguish ‘wildfire’ of hate speech On a three-day visit to New Zealand, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid his respects to the victims of the horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, where dozens of Muslims were gunned down in two separate incidents during Friday prayers on 15...
11:34, 05/14/2019

Myanmar army chief's Twitter account suspended over anti-Rohingya hate speech Min Aung Hlaing claims his army did not use excessive force when 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017A Myanmar army general accused of masterminding genocide against the country’s Muslim Rohingya people has had his Twitter account suspended, followi...
08:00, 05/16/2019

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23:17, 07/07/2019

Hate speech ‘on notice’ as UN chief launches new plan to ‘identify, prevent and confront’ growing scourge United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has declared war on hate speech, telling Member States on Tuesday, that we all need to “do better at looking out for each other”....
21:34, 06/18/2019

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. Asked Thursday if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president...
00:34, 05/17/2019

U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said....
02:00, 05/22/2019

Sharpie Makes Its Mark The kerfuffle over President Trump’s use of a weather map draws attention to the marker, but its manufacturer, Newell Brands, shouldn’t push its luck....
01:34, 09/06/2019

Pelosi scrambles to tamp down Trump impeachment frenzy in caucus House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her deputies scrambled Wednesday to tamp down calls from the rank-and-file for Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, holding a closed-door meeting with Democrats to discuss their battles wi...
19:51, 05/22/2019

William Barr tries to tamp down Epstein suicide conspiracy theories Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he has seen no evidence to contradict the determination that Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging — despite “irregularities” at the jail where the pedophile died. “We have found serious ir...
15:17, 08/22/2019

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17:51, 08/21/2019

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18:34, 05/02/2019

Late Night Is Pretty Sure Who Changed That Hurricane Map With a Sharpie President Trump says he doesn’t know who altered his Hurricane Dorian map to put Alabama in its path. Stephen Colbert and others have their suspicions....
14:34, 09/05/2019

Stephen Colbert on Trump's Sharpie map: 'It could be criminally insane' Late-night hosts looked at Trump’s addition to Hurricane Dorian’s projected path, and other fake weather newsOn the Late Show, Stephen Colbert continued to focus on Hurricane Dorian, starting with an update from his friend, the chef Jose Andres, work...
23:00, 09/05/2019

House Democrats move to tamp down internal feud, delete tweets that sparked infighting “We will remain clear-eyed with respect to our unity of purpose,’’ five House leaders said in a statement Thursday. Pelosi is to meet next week with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez....
22:00, 07/18/2019

School forced black student to ‘Sharpie in’ his haircut: lawsuit Another black student has been humiliated by school faculty over hair. Pearland Independent School District in Texas is being hit with a lawsuit by parents Dante Trice and Angela Washington, who say faculty at Berry Miller Junior High School discipli...
17:17, 08/20/2019

Sharpie-gate? Trump shows apparently altered hurricane map U.S. President Donald Trump showed a map of Hurricane Dorian's projected path on Wednesday that appeared to have been altered with a Sharpie pen to include the state of Alabama, which was never in harm's way....
13:00, 09/05/2019

Trump Gets Roasted for Hurricane Dorian Map With Plenty of Sharpie Jokes President Donald Trump seemed to double down yesterday on his false comments that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Following these comments, Trump displayed the National Hurricane Center’s original weather forecast chart for the dev...
00:01, 09/06/2019

Sharpie-gate continued: Trump doubles down on Dorian's aim for Alabama President Donald Trump, not someone who easily lets things go, doubled down on Thursday on his insistence that Alabama could have been hit by Hurricane Dorian and enlisted his top homeland security adviser to back him up....
05:51, 09/06/2019

Pelosi faces twin challenge on Trump impeachment — tamp down talk and give nation a tutorial on the process Democratic proponents envision a speedy procedure similar to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, while the House speaker is thinking about a deliberate approach....
01:00, 06/07/2019

Hurricane Dorian Didn't Threaten Alabama, You Say? Clearly, You Haven't Seen Trump's Sharpie Drawing In the digital age, hoaxes and disinformation pop up whenever there’s severe weather. But in the dark hellscape of 2019, the president is now a prime purveyor of weather disinformation.Read more......
02:00, 09/05/2019

A Thick Black Line on a Hurricane Map Lands Trump and Sharpie’s Maker in a Different Kind of Storm The president’s suspected use of a Sharpie to alter a hurricane map caused a social media storm and unexpected publicity for a staple of American homes and offices....
09:51, 09/06/2019

Bahamas Threatened With Another Storm, Forecasters Warn A storm brewing near the Bahamas is threatening to drench the islands, including areas devastated by the deadly Hurricane Dorian less than two weeks ago....
12:34, 09/13/2019

Forecasters watching 3 other disturbances away from Hurricane Dorian While Dorian will be the most powerful storm over the Atlantic basin the first part of this week, additional disturbances could bring more severe weather over the next several days....
18:34, 09/03/2019

Tropical trouble? Forecasters eye several systems in the Atlantic Now that Hurricane Dorian has passed on, forecasters keep watch on a few other disturbances in the Atlantic.        ...
20:51, 09/09/2019

A Presidential Storm Leaves Forecasters Rebuked The parent agency of the National Weather Service’s Birmingham, Ala., office issued a statement admonishing it for challenging President Trump’s claim about a hurricane threat to Alabama....
03:51, 09/07/2019

Texas school staffer colored in teen’s haircut with sharpie for violating dress code, lawsuit claims PEARLAND, Texas (NBC NEWS) – Staffers at a Texas junior high school colored in a black teen’s fade haircut with a jet-black Sharpie to discipline him for violating the school dress code, according to a lawsuit filed by his parents. Dante ...
05:34, 08/20/2019

Texas School District Faces Lawsuit After Staffers Fill in Black Student’s Hair With a Sharpie: ‘That’s Assault’ If ever there was a perfect justification for throwing hands, it’s the discovery that staffers at your 7th grader’s middle school filled in his fade with a Sharpie....
14:17, 08/21/2019

Hurricane Dorian Now Category 5 Storm: US Weather Forecasters Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, packing 160 mph (267 kph) winds as it was about to slam into the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, US weather forecasters said....
18:51, 09/01/2019

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21:34, 05/31/2019

Tornadoes touch down in Texas and Oklahoma as forecasters warn more could hit Tornadoes touched down on Monday in Texas and Oklahoma, where about 6 million people were facing the risk of twisters, hail and other severe weather, officials said....
05:00, 05/21/2019

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08:34, 08/11/2019

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22:00, 07/19/2019

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03:34, 09/10/2019

Trump says Hurricane Dorian will hit Alabama as forecasters insist there is no threat President Trump repeatedly said that Hurricane Dorian will hit Alabama, even as forecasters insist the powerful storm will not head in that direction....
22:51, 09/01/2019

Forecasters predict busy Central Pacific hurricane season HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year’s hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects five to eight named tropical cyclones in th...
02:00, 05/23/2019

U.S. forecasters predict near average 2019 Atlantic hurricane season U.S. forecasters expect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1 to be near average in the number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday....
05:51, 05/24/2019

New Orleans is already flooded — and the worst may be yet to come: Forecasters are predicting a hurricane New Orleans was already hit by a storm that left its streets swamped. Now, meteorologists say a hurricane could be on its way        ...
08:51, 07/11/2019

NOAA now expects above-normal Atlantic hurricane season The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration increased the odds for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season Thursday in an update to the forecast it gave nearly three months ago....
23:34, 08/08/2019

In a Dangerous Move, NOAA Debases Itself in the Name of Trump's Bad Tweet Against all odds, we have reached an even lower nadir in Donald Trump’s war on the hurricane forecast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal agency in charge of making sure every American has access to trusted, life-...
07:17, 09/07/2019

NOAA: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become hurricanes and two to four of those major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or higher. (May 23)   ...
19:34, 05/23/2019

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16:17, 05/21/2019

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21:34, 07/03/2019

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03:34, 05/21/2019

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15:51, 05/20/2019

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04:17, 09/07/2019

2019 to be ‘above normal’ Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA predicts The earlier forecast in May reflected the presence of El Nino, the climate phenomenon that warms the Pacific Ocean and tends to prevent storms from developing in the Atlantic....
00:00, 08/09/2019

NOAA staff warned in Sept. 1 directive against contradicting Trump They were also told not to “provide any opinion,” according to a copy of the email. NOAA’s backing of Trump has been met with a backlash from scientists and meteorologists....
04:51, 09/08/2019

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10:51, 06/15/2019

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20:51, 08/15/2019

Ajit Pai says NOAA and NASA are wrong about 5G harming weather forecasts Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The FCC recently auctioned spectrum in the 24GHz band under controversial circumstan...
23:51, 06/13/2019

Tropical depression likely to form in Gulf of Mexico, may bring heavy rainfall, forecasters say Just over a month into the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, a tropical threat may be brewing along the Gulf Coast that could bring heavy rain across portions of the Southeast....
16:17, 07/08/2019

Trump told staff to crack down on forecasters who contradicted his claim that Dorian may hit Alabama The order to disavow a National Weather Service tweet contradicting President Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama came from the White House....
01:51, 09/12/2019

Hurricane season starts Saturday as forecasters eye developing system in the Gulf of Mexico The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts Saturday, and, as if on cue, a storm could be forming in the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days.        ...
01:17, 06/01/2019

White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ position....
18:17, 09/11/2019

Donald Trump mocked in memes over map 'doctored with sharpie marker' Donald Trump has become the subject of a stream of comedy memes after he allegedly used a sharpie marker pen to edit a map of Hurricane Dorian's projected path....
22:00, 09/05/2019

Trump tells US troops 'this is not a political speech' and immediately makes a political statement in speech Ed Jones/AP In a speech President Donald Trump gave to US troops and their families in South Korea, the commander-in-chief claimed his remarks was not intended to be political. Immediately after making the comment, Trump alleged Democrats did not su...
14:00, 07/02/2019

A long-lost shipwreck was found by accident as NOAA tested equipment While NOAA tests a remotely operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico, it discovers a shipwreck of what appears to be a mid-1800s, 124-foot-long (37.8 meters) wooden sailing vessel....
05:00, 06/01/2019

NOAA: 260 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say more than 260 dolphins have stranded across the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say it’s too early to know the cause but they&#...
18:34, 06/14/2019

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20:34, 07/05/2019

2019 Atlantic hurricane season to be 'near-normal' with 9 to 15 named storms, NOAA says The Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be close to "normal" this year but it only takes one storm to devastate a community, government forecasters said Thursday....
21:17, 05/23/2019

China faces extreme weather as temperatures rise, more rain falls - government forecasters Extreme weather in China is becoming increasingly frequent, with temperatures in some regions hitting record highs this year and with rainfall set to exceed average levels by 70% in the next 10 days, officials at the nation's weather bureau warned....
11:00, 07/03/2019

NOAA Told Its Scientists to Keep Their Mouths Shut About Trump's False Forecast: Report Hurricane Dorian may have come and gone, but apparently the debacle over Donald Trump’s faulty Alabama forecast has yet to reach rock bottom. Before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration debased itself Friday by siding with Trump, a top...
18:51, 09/09/2019

NASA, NOAA Invite Media to Preview Study of Fires’ Impact on US Air Quality Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of a joint field campaign led by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study the impacts of U.S. wildfires and agricultural fires on air quality and climate....
21:51, 07/09/2019

NASA, NOAA Announce Opportunity for Media to Preview Airborne Air Quality Study Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the second phase of a major field campaign to study the impacts of U.S. wildfires and agricultural fires on air quality and climate....
17:34, 08/06/2019

Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top NOAA brass over Alabama forecast blowup Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration if they did not crack down on forecasters who contradicted President Trump's forecast that Hurricane Dorian could affect Alabama....
11:34, 09/10/2019

Hurricane Dorian nears Category 3 status as forecasters warn Florida of 'hazardous conditions' ahead Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday as forecasters are warning Florida residents that there is an “increasing likelihood” parts of the state will face “a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions” early next week....
18:17, 08/30/2019

Wilbur Ross Reportedly Threatened to Fire NOAA Officials for Making Trump Look Dumb Remember last week, when the news cycle was dominated by stories about Hurricane Dorian and its potential to do grave damage to the East Coast, and how the president kept insisting that it might hit Alabama because he refused to admit he was wrong? I...
10:01, 09/10/2019

Head of NOAA says 5G deployment could set weather forecasts back 40 years. The wireless industry denies it. Both sides agree that American advancement and leadership in 5G is critical, but talks break down when it comes to the acceptable level of interference....
23:51, 05/23/2019

2019 Atlantic hurricane season now favors 'above-normal' activity, with 10-17 named storms, NOAA says After a timid start to the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters are advising that conditions have changed to allow for "above-normal" activity as the peak months of the season have arrived....
00:34, 08/09/2019

Gray whale deaths could reach record levels this year, NOAA opens investigation At least 70 dead or dying gray whales have stranded on the West Coast this year, prompting federal officials to launch a scientific investigation.        ...
01:17, 06/01/2019

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' 2019 Atlantic hurricane season The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with 4 to 8 hurricanes expected to form.        ...
19:34, 05/23/2019

Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 2, nearing Category 3, forecasters say Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to Category 2 strength late Thursday and was expected to continue gathering force over the holiday weekend as it heads toward Florida....
18:17, 08/30/2019

June 2019 was the hottest June on record across the globe - NOAA June 2019 was the hottest June in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on Thursday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....
21:34, 07/18/2019

Punjab Congress Chief Backs "MLAs As Advisors To Chief Minister" Move Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday defended the appointment of six MLAs as advisors to the chief minister, saying the legislators could too give advice as they feel the pulse of people....
21:34, 09/17/2019

Trump Names Counterterrorism Chief As Acting National Intelligence Chief President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Joseph Maguire, the current chief of the National Counterterrorism Centre, will become the acting director of national intelligence....
10:34, 08/09/2019

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01:34, 06/10/2019

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10:17, 07/21/2019

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22:00, 08/17/2019

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02:17, 07/24/2019

The First Peanut Allergy Drug Might Be Approved Soon—but Not Without Controversy On Friday, a panel of experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration voted that the agency should approve a drug called Palforzia designed to help people manage their peanut allergy. But the non-unanimous verdict rendered by the panel highligh...
00:34, 09/14/2019

First on CNN: More NRA leaders step down amid spending controversy Three more National Rifle Association leaders have stepped down, CNN has learned, in a broadening of a leadership exodus amid a controversy over the group's spending....
12:17, 08/21/2019

Sex toys will be officially sanctioned at CES after vibrator controversy Following allegations of sexism and gender bias, the Consumer Technology Association said Tuesday it would officially sanction sex tech companies, allowing them to show their products at next year's Consumer Electronics Show....
08:00, 07/17/2019

Opinion: Why Canadian GP controversy is good for Formula 1 Vettel rejoined circuit just ahead of Hamilton Sebastian Vettel's contentious penalty for his Canadian Grand Prix moment has sparked plenty of debate Several of us were talking about the Canadian Grand Prix in the office this morning – or, specifi...
19:51, 06/10/2019

Controversy swirls over Kentucky Derby finish Country House elevated to victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby as stewards take down the first-place finisher for the first time in the 145-year history of the race....
08:34, 05/05/2019

Alaska swimmer’s win reinstated after swimsuit controversy No butts about this victory! An Alaska high school swimmer’s win has been reinstated after she was initially disqualified over the fit of her team-issued bathing suit, officials said. The Anchorage School District said Tuesday the decision to d...
19:17, 09/11/2019

De Blasio faces new questions in Che Guevara controversy Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a fresh round of questioning Friday about co-opting a Communist rallying cry made famous by Che Guevara – and offered up the same lame excuse. “You can ask 1,000 times and I will give you the same answer: I had ...
23:51, 06/28/2019

Mulvaney calls McCain warship controversy ‘much ado about nothing’ WASHINGTON – Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney called the controversy over the White House requesting that the USS John McCain be moved “out of sight” during President Trump’s recent trip to Japan “much ado about nothing.” “The pr...
00:17, 06/03/2019

Singapore advertisement sparks 'brownface' controversy An ethnically Chinese actor who allegedly darkened his skin to portray characters of different races in an advertisement has sparked a "brownface" controversy in multi-ethnic Singapore....
03:34, 07/31/2019

Huawei’s Q1 revenue grows 39% despite company controversy Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday its revenue rose 39 per cent over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom technology as a security risk....
20:17, 05/01/2019

ICC Responds To World Cup Final Overthrow Controversy A major controversy emerged due to a perceived misinterpretation of rules which resulted in umpires awarding England one extra run in World Cup 2019 final on Sunday....
18:00, 07/16/2019

"...Or We Become Taliban": Anand Mahindra On Godse Controversy Anand Mahindra was responding to controversy surrounding Pragya Singh Thakur's "deshbhakt" comment and warned the country it risked "becoming the Taliban" if it didn't respect Mahatma Gandhi's legacy...
12:34, 05/17/2019

SATs Invite Controversy With New 'Adversity Score' After a week full of terrible ass ideas comes the news that the College Board—the organization responsible for administering SATs—will bestow students with an “Adversity Score” based upon their socioeconomic status....
18:00, 05/17/2019

Roger Federer dismisses seeding controversy "Roger Federer dismissed suggestions that his promotion to second seed has given him a favourable draw when he looked ahead to the Wimbledon Championships on Saturday."...
01:51, 06/30/2019

Sonic the Hedgehog: why his grotesque new look has caused controversy Bringing a much-loved character to the big screen is always a risk, but it appears the makers of the new Sonic film have got it badly wrongName: Sonic the Hedgehog.Age: 27. Continue reading......
00:51, 05/02/2019

Netflix’s first Arabic original causes controversy in Jordan AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Netflix’s first Arabic original series, the supernatural teen drama “Jinn,” has debuted worldwide with much fanfare, but sparked uproar in Jordan where it is set. State-run media reported that the thriller’...
18:34, 06/14/2019

Controversy hangs over revival of Uganda Airlines Two decades after its sudden collapse, Uganda has resurrected its national carrier. Some Ugandans are optimistic about the airline's revival, but can it avoid repeating the same mistakes which led to its closure?...
19:00, 05/12/2019

Billy Vunipola looks to put controversy behind him after Saracens triumph • ‘It’s not about me or what I stand for,’ says No 8 after Leinster win• Mark McCall: ‘We needed him to do his talking on the field’Billy Vunipola was booed by a section of the Leinster supporters when his name was read out before the match but sever...
05:51, 05/12/2019

Nike keeps plans for Arizona factory despite controversy PHOENIX (AP) — Nike is going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb. The shoemaker confirmed its plans Thursday even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last week blocked state money for the facility when Nike pulled a fla...
06:51, 07/12/2019

I'm no diver, insists Kane after penalty controversy "Harry Kane has launched a staunch defence of himself after claims he dived to try to win a penalty at the end of Totenham\u0027s 2-2 draw with Arsenal."...
14:00, 09/02/2019

Nick Kyrgios can’t avoid more US Open controversy Despite a routine rout of French wild-card Antoine Hoang, Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios still managed to have two incidents with tennis authorities Thursday night at the U.S. Open. Kyrgios can’t help himself. In the first flap, with Kyrgios up two ...
08:51, 08/30/2019

‘Old Town Road’: See How Memes and Controversy Took Lil Nas X to the Top of the Charts Watch how an unknown Atlanta artist used his meme-making skills and a country-trap beat from the Netherlands to bring “Old Town Road” to the top of the Billboard charts....
15:00, 05/10/2019

Jim Harbaugh takes one more ‘controversy’ dig at Urban Meyer Jim Harbaugh doesn’t have to deal with Urban Meyer anymore, which should make Michigan fans breathe a little easier. But he hasn’t forgotten about his rival. When asked his reaction to Meyer retiring, Harbaugh gave a very on-brand answer: Compl...
21:17, 07/18/2019

| Serena backs Nike after maternity pay controversy Serena Williams backed her sponsor Nike after controversy over the sporting goods giant's maternity policy, saying that "it's about learning from mistakes"....
00:00, 05/28/2019

Are You a Citizen? The Trump Census Controversy, Explained When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced in March 2018 that he was adding a question about U.S. citizenship to the next full U.S. head count, it set off a firestorm of criticism -- and a spate of legal challenges by cities, counties, states and ...
18:51, 06/27/2019

At NDA Meet, PM Expresses Concern Over "Needless Controversy" On EVMs Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concern over the "needless controversy" created by the Opposition over Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs at a meeting of NDA leaders, even as the......
20:51, 05/21/2019

Disrespectful or funny? Pro riders react to bottle controversy "Marco Haller clashed with a fan who tried to take a bottle from his mouth at the Giro d\u0027Italia - but what did his fellow pros make of the incident?"...
23:34, 05/25/2019

Tax cut controversy claims the head of Poland's finance minister The Polish government is unveiling a cut in income tax to zero for young people from September. Some ask how it will be financed, but others see a cunning plan to attract young voters before the October general election....
11:17, 06/07/2019

| Hamilton ducks controversy, praises British fans Lewis Hamilton did his best to avoid controversy when he ducked comparisons with other drivers and heaped praise on his countrymen ahead of his home British Grand Prix...
22:17, 07/11/2019

Japan edge battling Scotland as VAR controversy mars win "Japan scored twice in the first half in a 2-1 win over Scotland, a result that leaves Shelley Kerr\u0027s side\u0027 hopes hanging by a thread at the women\u0027s World Cup."...
17:00, 06/14/2019

Amazon embraces U.S. government business, despite occasional controversy The head of Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of some controversial sales....
06:17, 06/11/2019

Congress finally catches up to the ‘bitcon’ after Libra controversy As I was saying in a column back on May 22, bitcoin and all the other phony cryptocurrencies need to be investigated. They are “bitcons” — confidence games that are going to eventually cheat anyone foolish enough to entrust their money to these scams...
08:34, 07/18/2019

What to Know About Sean Spicer and the Controversy Over His Dancing With the Stars Casting The announcement Wednesday that former White House Press secretary Sean Spicer will appear in the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars has sparked fierce debate online – with show’s longtime host Tom Bergeron among those sharing con...
22:51, 08/22/2019

Why Rosalía's Best Latin Win at the 2019 MTV VMAs Is Causing Controversy The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were a special night for Rosalía. Not only did the Spanish-born rising star wow the crowd at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Monday night......
01:17, 08/28/2019

British general in Iran controversy is a Romanian prince Chris Ghika, the British major general who was rebuked by the Pentagon for saying there was "no increased threat" from Iran, is a descendant of Romanian royalty who took part in the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton....
20:34, 05/17/2019

How Controversy Over the Census and Immigration Caused a Crisis 100 Years Ago After months of headlines, presidential tweets and a Supreme Court decision, the 2020 Census will not ask people about their citizenship status. President Donald Trump and his advisers tried to add the question, claiming it was necessary to help en...
04:51, 07/24/2019

Whincup apologises for Supercars Pukekohe safety car controversy Triple Eight driver Jamie Whincup has expressed remorse for overtaking the safety car at Pukekohe and his subsequent criticism of race control's actions...
13:17, 09/17/2019

Swimming Gets A New Controversy With Lilly King's Vague Disqualification American breaststroke specialist Lilly King comfortably won the 100-meter race, her best event, at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, but she was denied a chance at the 200-meter gold after she was disqualified from a preliminary heat. She...
20:51, 07/25/2019

Amid USS McCain controversy, Pentagon says military will not be politicized The Pentagon has told the White House that the U.S. military will not be politicized, a U.S. official said on Sunday, in response to a controversy after officials directed the United States Navy to keep the USS John S. McCain out of sight during a re...
22:17, 06/02/2019

Brace for controversy: Edward Snowden has written a memoir Enlarge / This is going to go down on your permanent record. (credit: McMillan Publishers) Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor who spilled some of the deepest secrets of the US government's electronic sur...
23:00, 08/01/2019

Odell Beckham’s $2 million watch now in authenticity controversy Odell Beckham Jr. upped the ante in the accessories department ahead of the Browns’ 23-3 victory over the Jets on Monday night. The polarizing wide receiver, who returned to MetLife Stadium for the first time since being dealt by the Giants ear...
22:00, 09/17/2019

Forest Hills HS ‘pot principal’ steps down after months of controversy They smoked him out. The embattled principal of Forest Hills HS has resigned amid complaints of rampant, unchecked marijuana smoking and general disorder at the school, officials said Monday. Teachers and parents have howled for Ben Sherman’s r...
00:00, 06/04/2019

'Don't shoot': why Vetements' latest T-shirt is causing controversy The garment from the brand’s SS20 collection is a semi-replica of one worn by journalists in Lebanon during the 1982 Israeli invasion – and previously reworked by fashion label QasimiTrend-setting label Vetements has been criticised for featuring a T...
06:34, 06/25/2019

Why Netflix cut ‘13 Reasons Why’ suicide scene after years of controversy It's took two years and millions of concerned parents to convince streaming giant Netflix to censor "13 Reasons Why," a series about teenage suicide....
22:17, 07/16/2019

German conference on Islamic veil sparks controversy Islamic veils are a hot topic in Germany, particularly due to a growing Muslim population. Now, outcry over an academic conference on the issue has surprised even its organizer, who says freedom of speech is at stake....
00:51, 05/03/2019

Valve updates bug bounty rules after Steam zero-day controversy PC gaming giant Valve has said that banning a security research who reported a zero-day vulnerability in its Steam gaming client was “a mistake”.Last month Russian security researcher Vasily Kravets filed a bug report in which he reveal...
00:17, 08/23/2019

Menu items named after ‘Lock Her Up’ spark controversy A new restaurant in New Mexico has sparked controversy over menu items named after popular phrases used by President Trump. Urban Taqueria, located in Albuquerque, is the talk of the town after some customers complained about the use of terms like “T...
14:00, 09/05/2019

University may return largest-ever donation over abortion controversy Controversy over Alabama’s new abortion restrictions could have financial consequences for the state’s public university system. The chancellor of the University of Alabama system this week asked the institution to return $21.5 million donated to its...
22:00, 05/31/2019

Rep. James E. Clyburn under the spotlight after a week fraught with controversy The South Carolina Democrat, who will welcome 22 presidential candidates to his fish fry on Friday, is at the center of disputes in his fractured party and finds his influence under assault in his home state....
21:34, 06/20/2019

| Gyan in Ghana AFCON squad despite captaincy controversy Asamoah Gyan was included in Ghana's squad for the Africa Cup Nations after reverting his decision to retire from international duty having lost the captaincy....
21:51, 06/10/2019

Hope Solo ironically keeps the USWNT celebration controversy going Hope Solo has joined the criticism against the United States Women’s National Team. Solo, who played goalie for the USWNT from 2000-2016 and played every minute of the team’s 2015 World Cup triumph, joined others in ripping the American goal celebrat...
23:34, 06/13/2019

Diary of a Song: ‘Old Town Road’: See How Memes and Controversy Took Lil Nas X to No. 1 TikTok dances. Nine Inch Nails. Billy Ray Cyrus. How an unknown Atlanta artist and a Dutch bedroom producer joined forces online to make a record-breaking, chart-topping smash....
16:34, 05/10/2019

Why a Plan to Redefine the Meaning of ‘Museum’ Is Stirring Up Controversy When you visit a museum, chances are you think more about the items you’re there to see than about the museum itself — much less about the meaning of museums in general. But while art and antiquities are what draw millions of curious visi...
07:51, 09/10/2019

Cummings say there is 'no doubt' Trump is racist following controversy over tweets House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said Sunday that he has “no doubt” that President Trump is racist amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the president’s tweets about four congresswomen....
18:00, 07/21/2019

Singaporean Broadcaster’s Advertisement Prompts ‘Brownface’ Controversy Singapore’s state-owned broadcaster apologized this week for an ad campaign that sparked accusations of “brownface” after an ethnically Chinese actor darkened his skin to play characters of other races, Agence France-Presse reports....
14:00, 07/31/2019

Tom Brady’s odd excuse in ‘Tom Terrific’ controversy: ‘Didn’t like the nickname’ Tom Brady wants out of the “Tom Terrific” debate. The Patriots quarterback tried to trademark the nickname and drew criticism and protest from Mets fans who were insulted that he was trying to take Tom Seaver’s nickname. Brady said ...
00:00, 06/07/2019

Matt Kuchar stumbles into another bizarre PGA Tour controversy Matt Kuchar’s trademark smile disappeared again on Thursday. The American bickered with PGA Tour officials at The Memorial over whether his tee shot on the 17th hole ended up in his own pitch mark or that of another player. You are allowed to m...
17:51, 05/31/2019

‘The Hunt’ controversy: Film’s director breaks silence The filmmaker behind “The Hunt,” a shelved “satire” about a group of bloodthirsty “liberal elites” who set out to slay so-called “deplorables,” is attempting to set the record straight about his controv...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Swimming: Scott returns to pool after podium controversy Britain's Duncan Scott said he was unaware he had been issued a warning by swimming's governing body FINA over his refusal to shake Sun Yang's hand at the medal ceremony for the 200 freestyle on Tuesday....
10:00, 07/24/2019

Sean Gelael back to F2 for Hungary after penalty controversy Sean Gelael will return to race in Formula 2 at the Hungaroring, after withdrawing prior to the Silverstone races following a penalty he had received in practice...
16:00, 07/26/2019

Chirlane McCray speaks out on cop suicides after ThriveNYC controversy First lady Chirlane McCray took to Twitter on Tuesday night to speak out about the rash of cop suicides that has shaken the NYPD this year. Replying to a post from the mayor’s office — which credited McCray’s mental health program, Thirve...
06:51, 08/21/2019

Belgian king's meeting with far-right leader sparks controversy First such audience since 1936 comes after Vlaams Belang wins 18 seats in electionThe leader of Flanders’ far-right separatist party has had an audience with the king of Belgium for the first time in the modern political era.According to Belgian medi...
16:51, 05/29/2019

New Orleans Saints react to Kentucky Derby controversy The New Orleans Saints were apparently watching the Kentucky Derby result closely as the unofficial winner of the race was disqualified after stewards determined the horse impeded the progress of two other horse in an abrupt fashion....
03:00, 05/07/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Second Ebola death on DR Congo’s eastern border, UN chief lauds climate activist Thunberg, Afghan bus attack, and outgoing UN agriculture chief hands over reigns Our main stories today cover:  World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Ebola on DR Congo side of Rwandan border, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg to said to UN climate summit, UN chief condemns deadly Afghan bus attack and UN agriculture agency chief marks last ...
05:00, 08/01/2019

Controversy over possible illegal hand pass clouds Sharks’ OT win over Blues San Jose's Timo Meier appeared to bat a puck in the offensive zone toward a teammate, eventually leading to Erik Karlsson's Game 3 game-winner. Despite outrage from St. Louis players, the incident was not reviewable....
10:17, 05/16/2019

"Was Asked, Didn't Offer": De Villiers Opens Up On Retirement Controversy AB de Villiers has opened up on the retirement controversy that erupted during World Cup 2019 after South Africa suffered their third consecutive defeat....
19:51, 07/12/2019

Rep. Steve King stirs controversy again with Founding Fathers remarks ​Rep. Steve King, who has been rebuked by the House for comments ​about white supremacists, said assuming all cultures are equal devalues the Founding Fathers. “If we presume that every culture is equal and has an equal amount to contribute to ...
18:51, 05/30/2019

Musk courts controversy with tweets on sex video filmed in Tesla Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a series of tweets loaded with double entendre Thursday after a video surfaced this week of two people having sex in a Tesla operating on Autopilot....
14:51, 05/10/2019

Chelsea revel in chaos and controversy to claim another major prize Chaos and controversy are mainstays of the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea, yet no matter what the drama, winning remains a powerful, unstoppable strand of their DNA....
13:17, 05/30/2019

Bolsonaro to Skip New York Gala Amid Swelling Controversy Chamber of Commerce award dinners tend to be low-key affairs. But the Brazilian-American chamber’s decision to honor Brazil’s new leader set off outrage....
04:51, 05/04/2019

Cannes 2019 party kicks off as clouds of controversy gather As the film festival’s 72nd edition begins, disputes surrounding gender parity, Netflix and Quentin Tarantino won’t go awayWhen Thierry Frémaux, artistic director of the Cannes film festival, held the traditional press conference in April to announce...
22:17, 05/13/2019

USWNT takeaways: Celebration controversy re-upped, Lloyd’s history The U.S. cruised past Chile 3-0 in its second Women’s World Cup group stage game, and it could’ve been worse if not for Chilean keeper Christiane Endler. The victory clinched a berth in the knockout round, and set up Thursday’s clash versus Sweden wi...
05:00, 06/17/2019

"Was I Not Prophetic?" Mani Shankar Aiyar Revives "Neech" Controversy Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has resurfaced, with one more round of voting to go in the national election, with an article justifying the "Neech" slur he had used for Prime Minister Narendra......
10:51, 05/14/2019

Exec Derek Jeter swiped from Yankees enmeshed in dog controversy Gary Denbo has rankled plenty of employees in the Marlins organization since taking over as vice president of player development and scouting after Derek Jeter and company bought the franchise in 2017. But picking a fight over dogs? There’s no ...
21:00, 05/06/2019

Kevin Grosskreutz faces Borussia Dortmund reunion after new controversy Five years ago, Kevin Grosskreutz had won the World Cup and was a Borussia Dortmund regular. Since then, controversy has stuck with him as he fell down the leagues. On Friday, he meets his old side in the German Cup....
01:00, 08/09/2019

‘Drug cheat’ controversy resurfaces in intense swimming scene Mack Horton finished second. His principles came first. After claiming a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea, Horton, an Olympic gold medalist swimmer from Australia, refused to stand on the...
23:17, 07/22/2019

Supermarket managers step down amid controversy over safari photos In the photos, the couple could be seen standing over various big-game animals they allegedly hunted, including a hippopotamus, a zebra, an alligator and a leopard...
20:00, 07/11/2019

Controversy and conflict clouds Israel-hosted Eurovision 2019 The Palestinian-led BDS movement, which promotes boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel, has called on performers to pull out of the music contest over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians....
00:17, 05/13/2019

How a Controversy Over Women Entering This Temple Is Shaping India’s Election Jeffrey Gettleman travels to Kerala to see how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is using a controversy at one of India’s holiest shrines to win another five-year term....
20:34, 05/22/2019

NHL considers expanding video review after a postseason plagued by controversy “Clearly what we already do still may not be enough,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said, and the league plans to discuss the issue during the general managers meetings next month....
20:00, 05/28/2019

CBS defends 'Bull' renewal after Michael Weatherly harassment controversy CBS defended its decision to renew the drama series "Bull" after settling a sexual harassment claim against its star Michael Weatherly, saying the actor "owned" and apologized for his on-set behavior toward actress Eliza Dushku....
06:00, 05/16/2019

China's Weibo takes down Instagram-like app after logo plagiarism controversy Chinese microblogging website Weibo Corp has taken down an Instagram-like app just three days after its launch and apologised following accusations of plagiarism about the app's logo, in a stumble for efforts to find new sources of growth....
11:00, 09/05/2019

King Tut Sculpture Sells for $6 Million at Auction Despite Ownership Controversy A 3,300-year-old sculpture of Tutankhamun’s head has been auctioned off at Christie’s for $6 Million, despite claims from the Egyptian government that the relic was stolen.Read more......
04:34, 07/06/2019

Why Dancing With the Stars Courted Controversy for Season 28--And Is Standing By Its Choices Dancing With the Stars is no stranger to controversies, especially when it comes to casting. But, they usually happen during the season and involve contestants with quite a bit of dance......
18:17, 08/22/2019

Ciabatti: Honda boss misinterpreting comments to create controversy Ducati MotoGP sporting director Paolo Ciabatti has accused his Honda counterpart Alberto Puig of misinterpreting his statements in order to manufacturer controversy...
13:34, 07/15/2019

Five things to know about Amy Klobuchar, from her start in politics to her staff treatment controversy Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced she would be joining the 2020 presidential race back in February. Ahead of her Fox News Town Hall on Wednesday, here are five facts to know about the Minnesota senator....
17:51, 05/08/2019

Daniil Medvedev rolls into US Open semifinals, this time without controversy Fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev battles through leg injury Tuesday to oust Stan Warenka in four sets in their quarterfinal match.       ...
03:00, 09/04/2019

Nick Kyrgios sneaks ‘corrupt’ controversy into US Open night Nick Kyrgios, one of the most combustible characters in tennis who was recently fined a six-figure sum over a meltdown in Cincinnati, could be in more trouble for describing the ATP as “corrupt” after his opening match at the US Open. The...
17:51, 08/28/2019

Swimming Controversy Lasts About A Day Before Lilly King Says She Deserved To Be Disqualified Olympic gold medalist Lilly King was tossed from her preliminary heat at the 2019 FINA World Championships when the organization ruled that she performed a non-simultaneous touch on her first turn—that is, she didn’t touch both hands on the wall at t...
18:00, 07/26/2019

US briefing: 2020 election, oil tanker 'attack' and census controversy Thursday’s top story: Trump would ‘want to hear’ dirt on opponents from foreign powers. Plus, transgender ban forces military members back into hiding Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s es...
13:17, 06/13/2019

Mordhau Developers Address Controversy, Saying They Won't Add Gender Or Race Filters After a controversial interview with PC Gamer discussing Mordhau players’ use of slurs and the potential implementation of a race or gender toggle, the game’s developers issued a statement this morning to clarify their stances. They now say they had ...
00:00, 07/04/2019

New Zealand pizza chain stirs controversy with vegan prank A New Zealand pizza chain pranked its patrons by serving plant-based, meatless patties on its so-called Burger Pizza — a stunt intended to “start conversation” about veganism, according to new reports. Hell Pizza last week launched the meat pie, whic...
22:00, 06/28/2019

70-year-old Frank Meza disqualified in hostile marathon controversy It was too fast to be true. Three months after Frank Meza completed the 2019 Los Angeles marathon in 2:53:10, the fastest time ever logged by a man of his age, it has been revealed that the 70 year-old retired physician left the course at one point a...
23:34, 07/03/2019

'They always behave like idiots' - Controversy as Movistar attack after Roglic crashes "Controversy reigned on Stage 19 at La Vuelta after Movistar pounced on a crash involving Primoz Roglic to eat into his GC advantage – a decision that prompted strong opinions both for and against the Spanish team."...
03:18, 09/14/2019

'We've invited you': Chris Wallace spars with Gillibrand over abortion controversy Things got heated at a Fox News town hall on Sunday when New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand used the platform to blame the network for allowing discussions of infanticide in debates about abortion and women's reproductive rights. ...
07:00, 06/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Amazon embraces U.S. government business, despite occasional controversy The head of Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales....
07:34, 06/11/2019

Amidst Controversy, Twitch Confirms That Breastfeeding On Stream Is Allowed Last week, Twitch partner Heather “HeatheredEffect” Kent breastfed her baby while talking to a friend and streaming on Twitch. She didn’t try to draw attention to the act; she did it then and there simply because babies gotta eat, too. However, Twitc...
05:00, 08/02/2019

Pokemon Sword & Shield Producer Says National Dex Will Not Be Expanded, Despite Controversy After weeks of fan outrage and anger, the producer of Pokemon Sword & Shield, Junichi Masuda, released a statement yesterday addressing the decision to not have all Pokemon move forward into Sword & Shield. The statement is fairly short and t...
05:34, 06/30/2019

Bayer to Invest Billions in Weedkillers in Wake of Roundup Controversy Bayer plans to invest $5.64 billion on developing new ways to combat weeds over the next decade, as the German chemicals giant seeks to win back trust in its business in the wake of thousands of lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer....
22:00, 06/14/2019

Wilson Ramos lets bat do talking amid Syndergaard controversy Amid The Post’s report Monday that Noah Syndergaard was frustrated having him as his catcher, Wilson Ramos seemed to only be focused on the Mets’ matchup with the Diamondbacks on Monday night. After the Mets took a 1-0 lead on a Pete Alonso solo home...
20:51, 09/10/2019

US dismisses Beijing's tongue-lashing over Hong Kong controversy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team needled China by urging Hong Kong not to pass a controversial extradition bill, just hours after similar comments provoked a tongue-lashing in Beijing....
09:17, 06/15/2019

Uber's chief operating officer and chief marketing officer are stepping down Now that the company is public, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he has more time to be involved in the day-to-day operations of Uber's core businesses....
00:34, 06/08/2019

Texas secretary of state resigns amid voter purge controversy Texas Secretary of State David Whitley abruptly resigned Monday amid criticism for challenging the citizenship status of thousands of voters in the state....
19:34, 05/28/2019

Polanski's Dreyfus affair film premieres at Venice amid controversy Roman Polanski's new film "An Officer and a Spy", a portrayal of the notorious Dreyfus Affair in 19th-century France, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Friday to renewed controversy over the director, given his conviction for a sex crime....
00:34, 08/31/2019

Customs and Border Protection boss out amid controversy over detention conditions Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders has resigned amid ongoing controversy over conditions at migrant detention facilities along the Mexican border....
22:00, 06/25/2019

Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. are all smiles amid Spider-Man, Marvel controversy While the idea of Spider-Man leaving the MCU sparks panic on Twitter, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. are enjoying time in the sun.        ...
00:17, 08/24/2019

Camping World CEO: 'I'd rather go to jail' than yield to city in American flag controversy The chief executive of a major RV retailer said he will not bend to a North Carolina's city's demand he must reduce the size of the American flag flying on his property....
07:00, 07/02/2019

‘I was the person who made the mistake’: How Gucci is trying to recover from its blackface sweater controversy The company is known for shaping the “ghetto fabulous” aesthetic and elevating black models. But it’s had to take steps to repair its image and change its culture....
11:17, 05/07/2019

Trump Claims He’s the ‘Least Racist Person’ in Response to Elijah Cummings Controversy (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is claiming a groundswell of African American support in response to his comments insulting Rep. Elijah Cummings and calling his majority-black Baltimore district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infeste...
00:00, 07/31/2019

Hilary Duff Sparks Controversy After Piercing 8-Month-Old Daughter's Ears Hilary Duff is coming under fire for piercing her 8-month-old daughter's ears. Eagle-eyed followers of the star noticed the small studs on Banks' ears in a recent photo shared by......
22:34, 07/03/2019

Wimbledon courts controversy with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal seeding Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings.        ...
23:51, 06/26/2019

Naomi Campbell comes to Gucci’s defense after brand’s 'blackface' sweater controversy Naomi Campbell came to Gucci’s defense on Wednesday months after the brand faced a slew of criticism and ultimately apologized for selling a sweater that many said resembled blackface....
16:00, 05/09/2019

Controversy grows over PEI government’s treatment of long-time foster parents They were awarded as outstanding foster parents in New Brunswick but, after moving, and continuing to foster in Prince Edward Island, they say they've been stymied....
01:00, 05/21/2019

Yara Shahidi Weighs in on Halle Bailey's The Little Mermaid Casting Controversy R&B singer Halle Bailey already has a number one fan when it comes to her upcoming role as Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Speaking to E! News during......
07:17, 07/22/2019

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu responds to controversy over writers' pay disparity Last week, the general public learned that Crazy Rich Asians co-writer Adele Lim had dropped out of working on the film’s upcoming sequel late last year after she discovered that the other co-writer—white man Peter Chiarelli—was being paid nearly 10 ...
05:00, 09/10/2019

Trump thumbs-up photo with orphaned baby in El Paso sparks controversy A photo of U.S. President Donald Trump smiling broadly and giving a thumbs-up as his wife, Melania, cradles a baby orphaned in the El Paso, Texas mass shooting has become a social media talking point days after the first lady posted it on Twitter....
16:34, 08/10/2019

Superhuman email client turns off location tracking after 'spying' controversy The email app Superhuman was profiled by the New York Times just a week ago as a buzzworthy startup with big names from Silicon Valley lining up to pay $30 per month for its service. Since then, a blog post by Mike Davidson dived into what that money...
00:34, 07/04/2019

German Cup: Kevin Grosskreutz faces Borussia Dortmund reunion after new controversy Five years ago, Kevin Grosskreutz had won the World Cup and was a Borussia Dortmund regular. Since then, controversy has stuck with him as he fell down the leagues. Now he's set to meet his old side in the German Cup....
11:34, 08/09/2019

Steve Smith, Jack Leach End "Spectacles" Controversy After Ashes Draw Steve Smith was castigated by the English media and fans for supposedly "mocking" Jack Leach by wearing spectacles during the Australian celebrations after they won the 4th Test and retained the......
15:00, 09/16/2019

HBO Boss Casey Bloys on Big Little Lies Controversy and Game of Thrones Backlash Everything is great in HBO land. There may have been a fan petition to reshoot the final season of Game of Thrones and reports circulating that Big Little Lies' second season had......
07:34, 07/25/2019

AOC Memorial Day video controversy causes minor league team to lose sponsorship A Washington Nationals minor league baseball affiliate lost a sponsorship Wednesday days after a Memorial Day tribute video showed an image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., between dictators Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro while former Presiden...
19:00, 05/30/2019

Quebec education minister provokes controversy with Malala Yousafzai photograph Quebec's education minister has sparked controversy after posing for a picture with Malala Yousafzai, then saying the education advocate would not be allowed to become a teacher in the Canadian province unless she removed her headscarf....
03:34, 07/10/2019

Snake oil or genius? Crown Sterling tells its side of Black Hat controversy Enlarge / Crown Sterling's presentation at Black Hat triggered cryptography experts. (credit: Crown Sterling) Robert Grant is a reluctant cryptographer. "The last thing I would've wanted to do is start another company," Grant, the CEO and founder ...
08:51, 08/30/2019

Chinese star Fan Bingbing reflects on tax controversy: 'This trough is actually a good thing' Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing, who is believed to have been disappeared by her own nation for four months last year, is now thanking its Communist authorities for her punishment....
21:00, 08/04/2019

Should Man City and Tottenham have been awarded penalties? VAR controversy strikes Premier League again Another weekend of Premier League football in 2019/20, another raft of VAR controversies to spark fierce debate over the use of technology in the game....
01:17, 08/26/2019

Don’t shake off the Taylor Swift-Beyoncé controversy as just a performance | Arwa Mahdawi Swift’s Billboard Music awards set was reminiscent of Beyonce’s 2018 Coachella show – highlighting the history of black women’s achievements being ignoredSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Co...
17:51, 05/04/2019

Jitan Ram Manjhi Calls Masood Azhar "Saheb", Triggers Controversy Former Bihar Chief Minister and Jitan Ram Manjhi courted controversy today by addressing Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as "Saheb", drawing sharp reactions from the BJP. He soon retracted and......
23:00, 05/03/2019

Chinese company scraps plans to buy New Jersey music college after controversy A Chinese conglomerate will not buy a prestigious college, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., after opponents warned the sale would extend the threat of China's infiltration of American academia....
05:17, 07/03/2019

Trump visits to El Paso, Dayton stir protests, controversy -- instead of consolation Even the Baby Trump balloon made an appearance in Dayton Wednesday to be on hand as a sign of protest for President Donald Trump's visit aimed at remember the victims of a devastating weekend shooting.        ...
00:34, 08/08/2019

University of Alabama trustees vote to refund $26M gift over abortion ban controversy The University of Alabama gave back a philanthropist’s $26.5 million donation and took his name off the law school Friday, a week after he called on students to boycott the institution over the state’s restrictive new abortion ban. Hugh F...
08:00, 06/08/2019

Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh resigns amid book controversy Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday amid a growing scandal over the sale of self-published books and her relationships with firms doing business with the city....
00:00, 05/03/2019

Trump brushes off controversy, says he isn't worried about North Korean missile tests President Trump said Monday that he wasn’t worried whether North Korea violated international agreements with its missile tests, further separating from his advisers....
15:00, 05/27/2019

The Archie Christening Controversy: Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Under Fire Yet Again What's wrong with this picture? There's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their 2-month-old bouncing baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who's wearing the......
11:00, 07/09/2019

Ericsson: 5G can boost enterprise revenue, but security controversy slowing down industry Touting its low latency and high speeds, Ericsson says 5G can introduce a multitude of new applications for businesses and give telcos the cost efficiencies they seek, but the persistent controversy over cybersecurity--specifically involving Huawei--...
13:34, 05/03/2019

Game-streaming app Steam debuts on iPhone and iPad, a year after controversy The introduction of Steam Link on Apple devices is a surprise after an episode in May 2018 in which Valve, Steam's parent company, publicly said that Apple's App Store had rejected the app for "business conflicts."...
04:51, 05/16/2019

Serena Williams moved past U.S. Open controversy after therapy and an apology Williams, 37, writes in a first-person essay in Harper's Bazaar that she reached out to Naomi Osaka, who won the U.S. Open final after Williams was penalized for arguing with a chair umpire....
22:00, 07/09/2019

Oregon Republican senators end walkout, but legislature remains dogged by controversy Most Republican senators returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending their walkout and allowing the chamber to vote on 105 bills.        ...
20:51, 06/30/2019

The Dispatch: How a Controversy Over Women Entering This Temple Is Shaping India’s Election Jeffrey Gettleman travels to Kerala to see how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is using a controversy at one of India’s holiest shrines to win another five-year term....
18:00, 05/21/2019

Serie A returns with goals, VAR controversy and Sinisa Mihajlovic | Nicky Bandini There was a shoot-out between Fiorentina and Napoli, while Bologna’s manager made the bench from hospitalThe opening day of the Serie A season felt more like a recap sequence: that 30-second montage deployed at the start of a returning TV series to r...
16:17, 08/26/2019

Durex manages to swing Spider-Man controversy conversation around to premature ejaculation Since news broke this week that a financial impasse between Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment will mean the end of Spider-Man’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-fans have been making a kerfuffle online. Given the success th...
02:51, 08/23/2019

Rory McIlroy shuts down Matt Kuchar with a hilarious jab about his caddie controversy During Tuesday's Wyndham Rewards ceremony, Rory McIlroy had his turn to poke fun at Matt Kuchar for being stingy.       ...
04:34, 08/07/2019

Hank Haney rips Tiger Woods over sex scandal as racism controversy grows Tiger Woods’ embattled former coach took a swing — and missed. Swing coach Hank Haney continued to double down on the racist statements that earned him a suspension from his SiriusXM radio gig. This time Haney took aim at Woods, whom he coached...
03:17, 06/05/2019

Sheryl Crow weighs in on Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun masters controversy Sheryl Crow shared her thoughts on Taylor Swift's masters issue with Scooter Braun on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."        ...
01:34, 09/14/2019

Carson cleared as HUD inspector general finds no evidence of misconduct in furniture controversy EXCLUSIVE: The inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a new report that investigators found no evidence of misconduct by Secretary Ben Carson concerning a controversial order for expensive furniture in late 2017...
21:01, 09/12/2019

Richard Carranza joins anti-bias rally amid controversy over trainings Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza showed he isn’t backing down from his support of a controversial anti-bias training campaign — as he addressed a rally Thursday that touted the $23 million program. “What an honor it is for all of...
04:17, 06/07/2019

House Oversight Committee to vote on possible Kellyanne Conway subpoena over Hatch Act controversy The House Oversight Committee plans to vote Wednesday whether or not subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway following a government watchdog’s finding that she violated the Hatch Act.  ...
01:00, 06/24/2019

PGA Tour reviewing pace-of-play policy amid Bryson DeChambeau controversy The PGA Tour announced Sunday that it will take a deeper look at its current pace-of-play policies as its been a topic throughout Northern Trust.        ...
07:51, 08/13/2019

Divya Spandana Reminds BJP Of Sedition Case Amid Bengal Meme Controversy As top BJP leaders called out the Bengal government over its handling of the controversy around the morphed photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Divya Spandana......
22:34, 05/14/2019

Months After Labor Controversy, Rockstar Converts Game-Testers To Full-Time Workers at Rockstar Lincoln, the British studio that does the lion’s share of testing for the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption games, are being converted from contractors to full-time employees, three sources familiar with the studio have tol...
17:00, 08/06/2019

What is a foul? Lionel Messi’s anger highlights controversy surrounding VAR | Jonathan Wilson The thought that VAR may end dispute over decisions has proved laughably misguided, if anything football is more controversial than everThere was a time before VAR. There may be a time after VAR. But this is the age of VAR and nothing can ever happen...
21:00, 07/03/2019

Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez suspended after Kentucky Derby controversy Luis Saez lost again. The Maximum Security jockey, who watched a Kentucky Derby crown get stripped from him after his apparent winning horse was disqualified for causing interference at the race’s second turn, has now been suspended 15 racing d...
22:00, 05/13/2019

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy thrown in middle of US Open ‘boycott’ controversy The US Open controversy is starting early this year. A frustrated — and anonymous — group of players vented their growing anger with the USGA and revealed to Golf Digest that it almost led to a boycott of the event. “We had about 10–15 guys who...
18:00, 05/28/2019

Michelle Obama seemingly swipes at Trump amid 'send her back' controversy Former First Lady Michelle Obama has seemingly taken a shot at President Trump amid his ongoing feud with four progressive congresswomen, saying "there's a place" for natural-born citizens and refugees alike.  ...
00:51, 07/20/2019

Controversy over Missouri Planned Parenthood branch shows the dishonesty of the pro-abortion movement In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, the debate over abortion stand outs as an issue that can sway voters like no other. Many Democrats, angry after the seating of Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are convinced th...
23:17, 06/25/2019

Census controversy: House panel votes to hold Trump officials in contempt William Barr and Wilbur Ross face congressional action over refusal to turn over materials relating to changes in national countA congressional committee led by Democrats voted to hold the US attorney general, William Barr, and the commerce secretary...
04:17, 06/13/2019

What to Know About the Controversy Surrounding New Saturday Night Live Cast Member Shane Gillis On Thursday morning, Saturday Night Live announced that three new cast members would be joining the show for its 45th season, premiering later this month. The long-running variety show was lauded for hiring Bowen Yang, the show’s first ever Chi...
01:34, 09/14/2019

Re-Cycle: Kidnappings and controversy - the story of South America's first Grand Tour winner "The opener of our historical Re-Cycle series during this year\u0027s Vuelta a España looks back at the first South American to win a Grand Tour – the Colombian Luis \u0027Lucho\u0027 Herrera. Felix Lowe talks saddle sores, kidnappings and race fixin...
11:51, 08/24/2019

It's vigilante activist vs. politically connected farmer in animal abuse controversy One is the Batman of the animal welfare world. The other is an innovative farmer with ties to Trump. Both are mavericks in their fields.       ...
06:00, 06/08/2019

Controversy Around Netflix's Jinn Highlights a Cultural Divide in Jordan and the Middle East In the opening scene of Netflix’s first Arabic-language series, Jinn, a young woman named Mira (Salma Malhas) kisses her boyfriend, shares her plans of going to a party, and comments on how another male student is an “asshole.” On most American shows...
02:00, 07/11/2019

Sheryl Crow clarifies remarks on Taylor Swift's masters controversy after flap Sheryl Crow was asked on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" about Taylor Swift's masters controversy and now regrets her word choice.        ...
02:00, 09/17/2019

Trump's 'Salute to America' brings military might, fireworks and dose of controversy to Washington In full executive producer mode, President Trump has the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who are flocking to the National Mall to witness the “Salute to America” –Trump’s Fourth of July spectacle replete with displays o...
00:51, 07/05/2019

Kevin Durant defends Devin Booker in NBA’s absurd double-team controversy The NBA never ceases to amaze. Even in the dog days of summer, social media can be buzzing about the silliest of things, and the latest controversy is centered around Suns star Devin Booker complaining about being double-teamed during a pickup game. ...
21:17, 08/22/2019

US women's soccer staffers stoke controversy after appearing at England's hotel before match The U.S. women’s soccer team has come under fire after England’s coach learned American staffers visiting their team’s hotel prior to their upcoming Women’s World Cup semifinal match Tuesday....
18:34, 07/01/2019

Trump praises Labor Department secretary as criticism mounts over Epstein controversy President Trump on Tuesday defended Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under fire for his role in negotiating a lenient plea deal in 2008 for sex offender and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein....
20:34, 07/09/2019

Trump visits to El Paso, Dayton stir protests, controversy and political division Even the Baby Trump balloon made an appearance in Dayton Wednesday to be on hand as a sign of protest for President Donald Trump's visit aimed at remember the victims of a devastating weekend shooting.        ...
02:00, 08/08/2019

2020 Democrats weigh in on Nike's Betsy Ross shoe controversy: ‘They are right to listen’ Democratic presidential hopefuls weighed in Thursday on Nike’s decision to kill the release of a sneaker that featured an early version of the American flag, after NFL athlete Colin Kaepernick reportedly said the design was offensive....
00:51, 07/05/2019

Analysis: The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats' Senate chances in 2020 The re-emergence of the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has put Democrats in a challenging political position....
02:02, 09/18/2019

No ref controversy this time as Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets in Game 2 The referees weren't part of the narrative this time as the Warriors won a ferociously contested Game 2 over the Rockets.        ...
10:00, 05/01/2019

Plan to build country's third largest copper mine in Arizona sparks controversy The San Rita Mountains, nestled in the Coronado National Forest, is home to Juniper trees, a variety of birds and even wildcats like ocelots and jaguars....
05:00, 05/22/2019

Jordan Peterson announces new social media platform amid Pinterest controversy Jordan Peterson recently announced he will be launching a social media website alongside Dave Rubin and other key figures. Peterson says the site will have strong free speech policies, and the announcement is quite timely in light of the new Pinteres...
08:00, 06/14/2019

Cricket World Cup bails controversy under the microscope as India and Australia call for action India captain Virat Kohli and Australia skipper Aaron Finch have called for cricketing authorities to take action after yet another controversial incident involving the stumps at this summer's World Cup....
11:51, 06/10/2019

Report: Rockstar offers contractors full-time work after crunch controversy As we hear more and more about a game industry drowning in crunch, we finally get some good news: Rockstar employees who felt the pinch the hardest are being given better positions. It’s a tiny step, but hopefully the first of many — goodness only kn...
03:00, 08/08/2019

Hope Solo adds to US women's soccer celebration controversy over Thailand win: 'I think it was unnecessary' Former U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo stirred more controversy Thursday adding to the criticism of her former team that their celebrations during a 13-0 blowout against Thailand were unnecessary....
03:00, 06/14/2019

Bella Thorne just leaked her own nude photos — here are 7 other times she's broken the internet with controversy Slaven Vlasic/Getty Image Bella Throne recently posted nudes to thwart a hacker who threatened to post them. Her decision has been met with polarizing reactions with some people describing her decision as empowering, while others thought she should...
07:00, 06/20/2019

AOC Memorial Day video controversy causes minor league team to lose second major sponsorship A Washington Nationals minor league lost a second major sponsorship Thursday, days after a Memorial Day tribute video showed an image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., between dictators Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro while former President Rona...
19:00, 05/31/2019

Nate Parker to premiere movie at Venice film festival after rape controversy The actor and director, who has been absent since a sexual assault charge resurfaced, will premiere American Skin with Spike LeeActor-director Nate Parker will premiere his film American Skin at this year’s Venice film festival, three years after he ...
18:34, 08/07/2019

After smashing vial, China’s Sun Yang brings scrutiny, controversy to swimming championships Latest doping scandal casts dark cloud over sport. “I think all of us would say that we’re racing dopers at some point,” said one American, “and we shouldn’t really have to say that.”...
12:17, 07/21/2019

England 2 Scotland 1 analysis: Work to do for Phil Neville as VAR controversy hurts World Cup debutants England Women got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start against Scotland, thanks to a helping hand from the VAR, but coach Phil Neville will be concerned by the manner in which his side faded in the second half....
01:34, 06/10/2019

New York Times demotes editor after Twitter controversy as paper takes fire from left, right and within Congressional editor Jonathan Weisman was punished one day after executive editor Dean Baquet fielded comments and criticism from the Times’ newsroom employees....
13:17, 08/14/2019

‘Fools:’ Jalen Rose jumps into spiraling Molly Qerim-LaVar Ball controversy Jalen Rose is trying to end the spiraling controversy between his wife Molly Qerim and LaVar Ball. Ball was banned from ESPN after an inappropriate back-and-forth with the “First Take” host. Qerim said, “can I switch gears with you ...
17:34, 06/28/2019

Serena Williams moved past U.S. Open controversy after therapy and an apology to Naomi Osaka Williams, 37, writes in a first-person essay in Harper's Bazaar that she reached out to Naomi Osaka, who won the U.S. Open final after Williams was penalized for arguing with a chair umpire....
22:00, 07/09/2019

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...
04:00, 05/26/2019

'Queer Eye' star Karamo Brown breaks silence on 'DWTS' Sean Spicer controversy “Queer Eye” star and future “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Karamo Brown fired back at critics who called him out for appearing on the competition series with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer....
17:51, 08/22/2019

Elton John defends Prince Harry, Meghan Markle amid private jet controversy The singer came to their defence after they were called hypocritical for accepting jet travel to stay at his home in Nice, France, despite their devotion to eco-causes....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Leeds edge Championship Play-Offs semi-final first leg against Derby after penalty controversy Kemar Roofe struck in the second half to hand Leeds a narrow 1-0 win over Derby in the Championship playoff semi-final, but but once again the game was marred by one moment of controversy....
21:34, 05/11/2019

Bella Thorne Gets Support From Zendaya, Dove Cameron and More Stars Over Nude Photo Controversy Bella Thorne is seeing an outpouring of support from her famous friends. Stars like Zendaya, Dove Cameron and Lily Rose Depp are sharing their love for the actress after Whoopi Goldberg......
09:17, 06/20/2019

Hank Haney fires back at Tiger Woods amid controversy over LPGA remarks Hank Haney, the former swing coach of Tiger Woods and a radio host who was suspended for making insensitive remarks about LPGA golfers, fired back at the legendary golfer Tuesday....
22:17, 06/05/2019

Carrie Severino: Census controversy reflects 'attempts to push back on the very concept of citizenship' Carrie Severino, chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network, defended President Trump's decision to add a citizenship question to the Census and suggested that debate over the issue indicated a deeper problem....
02:51, 06/16/2019

Sheryl Crow clarifies remarks on Taylor Swift's masters controversy after flap Sheryl Crow was asked on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" about Taylor Swift's masters controversy and now regrets her word choice.        ...
20:00, 09/13/2019

Arizona Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury makes light of Antonio Brown helmet controversy Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury entered the helmet controversy with a comment about Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown’s situation about wearing prohibited equipment....
18:17, 08/13/2019

Steven Spielberg and Amblin TV exit CBS drama 'Bull' over Michael Weatherly harassment controversy Steven Spielberg’ Amblin Television is walking away from CBS’ popular legal drama "Bull" in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against star Michael Weatherly....
07:17, 05/10/2019

Rep. John Lewis defends Joe Biden amid controversy on working with segregationists, says remarks not offensive Congressman John Lewis has joined the ranks of Democrats defending Joe Biden after the 2020 hopeful touted his past success in working with racist, segregationist senators....
22:51, 06/21/2019

Stop politicizing the military, Pentagon tells White House after USS John McCain controversy A U.S. defence official said Patrick Shanahan, Trump's acting defence chief, is considering sending out formal guidance to military units in order to avoid similar problems in the future....
22:51, 06/02/2019

Miami Marlins executive mixed up in controversy over minor league team's clubhouse dogs: report A Miami Marlins executive reportedly ruffled some feathers in the organization after having an issue with one of the franchise’s affiliate’s use of dogs in the clubhouse....
22:17, 05/07/2019

Arizona mayor asks Nike to build planned factory there despite governor's opposition after sneaker controversy Mayor Georgia Lord of Goodyear, Arizona, has urged Nike to stick to plans to open a factory in her town despite Republican Gov. Doug Ducey pulling financial support for the project after the company decided not to sell a shoe featuring an early versi...
18:34, 07/04/2019

New York Dem appears to take swipe at Ilhan Omar over anti-Semitic controversy, denies talking about colleague Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said on a podcast last week that leftist extremists aren’t “his cup of tea” when it comes to their stance on Israel, a comment some interpreted as a jab at his Democratic colleagues Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib who hav...
13:51, 05/14/2019

Mitch McConnell tells Nike he'll buy first order of 'Betsy Ross' sneakers if they released after Kaepernick controversy Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, expressed his support for the Betsy Ross flag shoes that Nike pulled from the shelves, saying he'd "make the first order" if they were on sale again. ...
04:17, 07/03/2019

Aziz Ansari discusses Crazy Rich Asians and Simpsons Apu controversy in new Netflix standup special In Aziz Ansari Right Now, the comedian and actor’s third Netflix standup special, Ansari brings his shrewd humor to numerous subjects, including some timely topics such as the #MeToo movement and Crazy Rich Asians. He also addresses the Apu controver...
22:51, 07/09/2019

Miami Dolphins player responds to coach playing Jay-Z at practice amid controversy over rapper's NFL deal Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills responded to his head coach playing several songs by Jay-Z during Wednesday's practice by blasting tracks from the Brooklyn rapper's archrival....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Coco Gauff mixed up in Wimbledon doubles controversy as player dumps partner by text for teenage phenom American tennis phenom Coco Gauff has been riding high during Wimbledon, defeating Venus Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova in her first two matches at her first Grand Slam tournament....
05:52, 07/06/2019

Louis Tomlinson tweets response to 'Euphoria' controversy, saying he 'was not contacted' about the animated scene that has One Direction fans outraged C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Getty Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson tweeted that he "was not contacted nor did [he] approve" of the controversial animated scene in HBO's "Euphoria," featuring him and former band mate Harry Styles. It originates f...
14:00, 07/02/2019

Carli Lloyd Responds To Stupid Celebration Controversy With Polite Golf Clap After Scoring An Absolute Screamer In the UWNT’s first game since dealing with the stupid controversy over how they celebrated the goals in their 13-0 rout over Thailand, the question on everyone’s mind was how the team would celebrate when they inevitably scored against an outmatched...
22:51, 06/16/2019

Turkish president Erdogan attends wedding of soccer star Mesut Ozil, a year after World Cup controversy Former international German soccer player Mesut Ozil was married in Turkey on Friday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as a legal witness in the ceremony....
16:34, 06/09/2019

'The View' hosts jump to Serena Williams' defense, smash Roger Federer, amid latest controversy Panelists on “The View” weighed in Monday on the controversy surrounding tennis players Serena Williams and Dominic Thiem and one host took a jab at Roger Federer....
23:00, 06/04/2019

All About Royal Bride Lady Gabriella Windsor, Mom "Princess Pushy" and the Queen's Controversy-Courting Side of the Family The royal family excels especially in two areas: weddings and scandals. And sometimes, those two go hand in hand. Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II's first......
22:51, 05/18/2019

Controversy over Blue Lives Matter flag forces family of fallen officer to remove it from utility pole The son of a Maine police officer killed in the line of duty said he felt forced to remove a Thin Blue Line flag to mark the anniversary of his father’s death after hearing of complaints that it is racist....
06:00, 07/30/2019

Geraldo Rivera and Juan Williams say Mayor Pete Buttigieg's 2020 dreams may be dashed after town hall controversy Does Mayor Pete Buttigieg still have a chance at winning the Democratic presidential nomination or are his dreams dashed in the wake of his controversial town hall this weekend?...
03:00, 06/25/2019

Pelosi warns Democrats that Republicans can exploit their words as controversy continues over Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘concentration camp’ comments The House Speaker said she was not “up to date” on the freshman lawmaker’s characterization but said members need to be careful given the “politically charged atmosphere.”...
20:17, 06/19/2019

Madonna's emotional speech While being honored at GLAAD's 30th Annual Media Awards Saturday night, Madonna took the chance to explain why she has long identified with the LGBTQ community....
05:00, 05/06/2019

Best speech to text app of 2019 While speech-to-text used to be specifically only for desktops, the development of mobile devices and the explosion of easily accessible apps means that transcription can now be carried out on a smartphone or tablet. This has made speech-to-text...
22:34, 06/19/2019

Gay BYU student comes out in valedictorian speech A gay student who came out during a valedictorian speech at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University said Monday he hopes the speech helps ease loneliness felt by other LGBTQ students at the school. (April 29)        ...
03:17, 04/30/2019

Almost Everything Trump Said in His Environment Speech Was a Lie On the same day that Washington, D.C. was hit by a deluge of dangerous rain and flash flooding, President Trump gave an hour-long speech meant to convince voters he isn’t totally fucking up the environment. According to the New York Times, almost eve...
16:00, 07/09/2019

Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ Speech: His Son Reflects on How Far We Have Come On the 56th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, his son discusses the “best of what America represents.”...
12:34, 08/29/2019

U.N. targets hate speech with new strategy U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday unveiled a new strategy to confront hate speech, which he warned was a precursor to the Holocaust, and genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia and Rwanda....
22:17, 06/18/2019

Planes fly over Washington during Trump speech U.S. military warplanes and presidential aircraft conducted flyovers as planned during President Donald Trump's speech in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, capped by the Navy Blue Angels aerobatics team. (July 5)       ...
17:17, 07/05/2019

Meet DW's champions of free speech DW Freedom works to promote greater freedom of speech and the media around the world by raising awareness of the detention and intimidation of journalists, activists and bloggers. Meet some of them....
22:34, 05/21/2019

"We're With Him": Shashi Tharoor On PM's Upcoming Speech At UN Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today attacked Pakistan over the Kashmir issue and said that the Opposition parties in India stand united with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter being taken to......
16:51, 09/09/2019

Best text to speech software of 2019 The use of audio for commands has become popular for use with assistants such as Alexa and Siri, and audio is increasingly being used for search and other tools. It's also becoming much more common for audio to be used to convert text-to-speech ...
18:00, 06/19/2019

The baby boy’s speech has suddenly exploded. But what is he saying? All of a sudden, he’s gone far beyond mere ‘bababababa’ and ‘plpplpplpplp’After 10 months of patient silence, this week saw an explosion in my son’s vocabulary, as his wayward mash of vowels and consonants gave way to a torrent of altogether more def...
12:34, 05/19/2019

Looking for Free Speech in Russia? Try YouTube The online video site has become a primary information source for tens of millions in a country where television avoids topics uncongenial to the government....
20:00, 06/09/2019

Hear Me Out: Trump Speech Karaoke I came within a bladed edge of red death when I went out for karaoke one night last winter, but I do not hold that against karaoke. Karaoke is good sloppy fun, and it gives me a chance to dazzle the world with my signature rendition of “Purple Rain.”...
23:51, 06/14/2019

Here's what investors are watching for from the Boeing CEO's speech CNBC's Phil LeBeau joins "Squawk Box" to give a preview of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg's speech at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference....
14:00, 05/29/2019

The myth of the free speech crisis How overblown fears of censorship have normalised hate speech and silenced minorities. By Nesrine MalikWhen I started writing a column in the Guardian, I would engage with the commenters who made valid points and urge those whose response was getting...
08:51, 09/03/2019

A PR expert explains what the Boeing CEO should say in his big speech Dean Crutchfield, founder of Crutchfield & Partners, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss what investors hope to hear from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference....
17:51, 05/29/2019

A Louisiana police department is investigating after a social media post from one of its officers pointed at U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is creating controversy (WDSU) A Louisiana police officer is under an internal investigation after suggesting on social media that Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot. Officer Charlie Rispoli’s Facebook post said, “This vile idiot needs a round ...
08:00, 07/23/2019

Google trains its AI to accommodate speech impairments For most users, voice assistants are helpful tools. But for the millions of people with speech impairments caused by neurological conditions, voice assistants can be yet another frustrating challenge. Google wants to change that. At its I/O developer...
01:51, 05/08/2019

Trump delivers 'Salute to America' speech in DC With the Lincoln Memorial in the background and flanked on both sides by camouflaged Bradley fighting vehicles, President Trump used his “Salute to America” speech Thursday evening to praise the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces....
00:51, 07/05/2019

AI can detect depression in children’s speech: study Artificial Intelligence could soon be used to spot signs of depression in humans who are too young to articulate their emotions. While experts estimate approximately one in five children suffer from “internalizing disorders” such as anxiety and depre...
00:34, 05/08/2019

Germany: Former SS soldier charged with hate speech Karl M. was an SS member complicit in the murder of over 80 people in France in 1944. He had disputed whether the Nazis murdered six million Jews in the Holocaust....
02:00, 07/25/2019

YouTubers petition for free speech after AKK criticism The head of Germany's CDU is facing a backlash after suggesting there should be "rules" for influential online bloggers during election campaigns. Thousands signed a petition calling for an end to attacks on free speech....
08:34, 05/29/2019

PM's partner to give first public speech since entering No 10 Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds is expected to give a short speech on the environment this week - marking her first public comments since she entered Downing Street....
22:17, 08/15/2019

When And Where To Watch Nirmala Sitharaman's First Budget Speech India Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget speech will begin around 11:00 am on July 5. The Budget speech will be closely watched by individuals, corporates, economist, taxpayers......
14:51, 06/13/2019

Valedictorian barred from giving speech after he planned to use it to come out as gay A valedictorian from a Wisconsin Lutheran high school was reportedly blocked by school officials from giving his graduation speech once they learned he planned to use the remarks to come out as gay. “In the rough draft of my speech that I submi...
06:51, 06/05/2019

Powell's speech support U.S. rate-cut bets U.S. interest rates futures rose on Friday as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank will do what it can to preserve the longest U.S. economic expansion on record, supporting bets......
18:17, 08/23/2019

Madonna gives emotional speech at GLAAD Awards NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, a pioneer for gay rights, accepted the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards with a rousing speech that went from playful to emotional, bringing the audience to its feet. The 60-year-old pop icon turned hea...
09:00, 05/05/2019

YouTube Said It Was Getting Serious About Hate Speech. Why Is It Still Full of Extremists? Last month, YouTube announced a site-wide change to its hate speech policy, saying it would no longer tolerate videos promoting Nazism, white supremacy, or any other content “alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segre...
20:17, 07/25/2019

Bulgarian journalists protest over freedom of speech Dozens of journalists at the state-run Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) staged a protest on Friday in support of media freedom after a colleague known for her coverage of the country's graft-prone judicial system was briefly suspended from her job....
17:00, 09/13/2019

The best free text to speech software 2019 In years gone by, text to speech software was rather expensive, but these days there are excellent text to speech tools available free of charge. We're here to help you find the very best tools that will make converting written documents to audi...
18:17, 06/18/2019

Trump to deliver immigration speech Thursday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will deliver an immigration speech on Thursday. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has been working to finalize a plan that focuses on border security and changes to the legal immigratio...
21:34, 05/15/2019

"Have One Question...": Congress On PM's Remarks On Economy In Speech The Congress today launched a point-by-point broadside against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech on Independence Day that praised the centre's economic policies. The Congress claimed it has......
14:18, 08/15/2019

5 Top Quotes From Nirmala Sitharaman's First Budget Speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, presenting the annual budget statement to parliament, said the government planned structural reforms to kickstart foreign and domestic investment....
11:51, 07/05/2019

Let Childish Gambino's Motivational Speech Get You Through This Week He's Childish Gambino, motivational speaker. During his concert at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, the hip-hop star, aka Lion King actor Donald Glover, gave an......
22:34, 07/25/2019

Bow Down to Hannah Brown After Her Epic Bachelorette Speech WOW. Just...wow. Just when we were sitting here still trying to figure out why Hannah has kept Luke P. on The Bachelorette through all this madness, she finally explained it and called......
06:34, 06/18/2019

| UK police cadet collapses during Johnson speech Prime Minister Boris Johnson ploughed on with a largely Brexit-themed address on Thursday even though a police cadet behind him appeared to faint after waiting for him on her feet for over an hour....
23:01, 09/05/2019

Free speech and privacy on the wane across the world Autocratic rule, increased media restrictions and use of mass surveillance affect almost half global population, researchers findNearly half the world’s people are living in countries where their freedom of speech and right to privacy are being erode...
11:34, 08/08/2019

Trump supporters set up camp ahead of speech Trump supporters traveling from near and far line the streets outside an Orlando arena camping out ahead of the President’s speech Tuesday. (June 17)        ...
00:51, 06/18/2019

Man Who Poured Water On Baidu CEO During Speech Arrested Chinese authorities have detained a man in connection with an investigation of an incident in which a man poured a bottle of water over Robin Li, chief executive of Chinese search giant Baidu Inc, at......
09:34, 07/04/2019

Microsoft AI creates realistic speech with little training Text-to-speech conversion is becoming increasingly clever, but there's a problem: it can still take plenty of training time and resources to produce natural-sounding output. Microsoft and Chinese researchers might have a more effective way. Th...
06:00, 05/27/2019

PM Modi's First Independence Day Speech Of Second Term Today When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday, he is likely to touch upon a host of topics ranging from the centre's decision to scrap Jammu and......
02:17, 08/15/2019

Google cracks down on political speech among its workforce Google is cracking down on political speech at work amid a widespread backlash from politicians, activist groups and its own employees over a host of issues....
01:17, 08/27/2019

12-year-old reporter gives commencement speech at university A 12-year-old reporter who runs a newspaper in Pennsylvania has delivered the commencement address at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media....
22:51, 05/10/2019

Madonna sparks controversy at 'non-political' Eurovision with her flag display Madonna got political during her anticipated performance at Eurovision, following calls to boycott the event over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.        ...
23:00, 05/19/2019

Gary Bettman 'unhappy' over latest officiating controversy, but will NHL expand replay? Missed call that led to OT goal last round did not please Gary Bettman. Incident prompted calls for NHL to expand replay review, which he addressed.        ...
05:17, 05/28/2019

Theresa May Brexit speech: What happens next for the Prime Minister and her deal? Theresa May has set out a 10-point compromise package ahead of another attempt to secure approval for a deal which has already been rejected three times by MPs....
23:51, 05/21/2019

May warns against 'tribal' politics in final major speech as PM Theresa May has declared she is "worried about the state of politics" in Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, as she used her final major speech as prime minister to encourage politicians to compromise more....
22:34, 07/17/2019

CEE MARKETS-Currencies mixed ahead of Powell speech Central European currencies were mixed on Friday, as investors eyed a speech by Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell for indications as to whether the U.S. central bank will cut rates further. Powell will give a speech to central bankers in Jackso...
12:17, 08/23/2019

Steve Bannon: ‘We went back and forth’ on the themes of Johnson’s big speech In a London hotel, the far-right activist told how he had exchanged texts with the former foreign secretary on his big resignation speechOn 16 July last year, days after his resignation as foreign secretary, the Daily Telegraph gave most of its front...
23:51, 06/22/2019

Man Pours Water On Baidu CEO During Speech In Shocking Video A man burst on to a stage and poured water over the head of Baidu CEO Robin Li as the founder of China's dominant search engine spoke at a company-sponsored event on Artificial Intelligence on......
16:00, 07/03/2019

Google's Translatotron can translate speech in the speaker's voice Speaking another language may be getting easier. Google is showing off Translatotron, a first-of-its-kind translation model that can directly convert speech from one language into another while maintaining a speaker's voice and cadence. The tool...
23:00, 05/15/2019

How Mozilla is crowdsourcing speech to diversify voice recognition The immediate future of human-machine interaction lies in voice control, what with smart speakers, home appliances, and phones listening for commands to do our bidding. But voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri represent their overwhe...
19:51, 08/27/2019

Asian markets edge higher before Powell's speech Asian markets mostly moved cautiously higher Friday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech for clues on whether the US central bank will cut interest rates in the future....
06:17, 08/23/2019

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday....
00:34, 06/21/2019

Nixon’s secret speech if Apollo 11 mission had gone wrong President Richard Nixon, who delivered a message to Armstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins after the successful lunar landing, also asked his speechwriter to write a contingency speech should something go wrong....
21:00, 07/16/2019

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More...
19:17, 05/23/2019

Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments Google's Parrotron is an AI tool that makes disfluent speech from people with impediments more intelligible to both people and automatic speech recognizers.Read More...
21:17, 07/17/2019

Donald Trump delivers July 4th speech – live US president hails ‘heroes who defend our country’ in controversial address marred by poor weatherWhite House ‘struggles to draw crowds’ to July 4th show 1.48am BST A reminder of where Trump may have got the inspiration for today’s show of patriotism...
03:00, 07/05/2019

NY Fed clarifies Williams speech that market took as signal of a rate cut Earlier, Williams delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association in which he said, "It's better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold."...
02:51, 07/19/2019

Google settles with labor board over employee speech SAN FRANCISCO — Google has reached a settlement over employees’ ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google said, the company will post noti...
06:51, 09/14/2019

World must not 'sleepwalk' into war, Macron says in speech on reforming capitalism The world is going through a profound crisis and could be on the brink of a time of war, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech on Tuesday, calling for a global effort to address the dangers of inequality, unchecked technology and climate ...
18:00, 06/11/2019

Man dumps water on tech CEO's head during speech A man pours water on the CEO of Chinese search giant Baidu while he makes a speech at a conference on Artificial Intelligence.       ...
18:00, 07/03/2019

In Pranab Mukherjee's Speech, A Hint Seen For President Kovind Former President Pranab Mukherjee appears to have subtly thrown shade at his successor Ram Nath Kovind, who voted on May 12 along with the rest of Delhi in the sixth phase of the national election....
19:34, 05/22/2019

Sanders: Trump speech lies, distortions, nonsense Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders described President Trump's Tuesday night speech as "an hour-and-a-half speech of lies, distortions and total, absolute nonsense." Trump declared his 2020 election campaign on Tuesday night. (June...
11:51, 06/19/2019

AIR Broadcasts PM Modi's Independence Day Speech In 15 Foreign Languages The All India Radio for the first time translated and broadcast the entire Independence Day speech of Prime Narendra Modi in 15 foreign languages through its External Services Division (ESD),......
21:51, 08/18/2019

Facebook to help French police crack down on hate speech Facebook is agreeing to help French police identify hate speech suspects, in what the French government is celebrating as a global first.       ...
19:51, 06/26/2019

Epstein Looms Over Speech by Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret Speaking for the first time publicly about his longtime ties to the disgraced financier, Leslie Wexner condemned deceptions by “people who have secret lives.”...
01:34, 09/11/2019

Speech-impaired driver won’t lose license after DMV review A speech-impaired Long Island driver who faced losing his license after a traffic cop grilled him about his disability has won his fight to stay on the road. Brian Siegel, 23, had been ordered to take a new road test after Suffolk County officer Jame...
02:17, 07/21/2019

Champions of free speech: Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are Burmese journalists who were imprisoned for more than 500 days for their reporting of a Rohingya massacre. They are two of Deutsche Welle's champions of free speech....
13:51, 05/07/2019

Joe Biden to kick off presidential bid with speech to union workers Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will hold his first event as a presidential candidate in Pittsburgh on Monday, speaking before union members whose endorsements may be key in the primary race....
14:51, 04/29/2019

Jenny Slate Will Give a Graduation Speech to a Class of One The standup comic and “Parks and Recreation” actress will speak at the eighth-grade graduation of Gwen Lynch, 13, the last student on Cuttyhunk Island....
00:34, 06/06/2019

YouTube will remove some hate speech and conspiracy videos YouTube has updated its hate speech policy to ban more types of videos from its platform. They explicitly include those promoting or glorifying Nazi ideology or deny that certain events including the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook shooting took place. A...
02:00, 06/06/2019

"Kashmir Move Will Help Its People": President In Independence Day Speech A week after issuing an order revoking the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution, President Ram Nath Kovind today said that the decisionwill ensure......
02:17, 08/15/2019

China’s Xi presses economic theme in Pyongyang speech Chinese President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for North Korea’s new focus on economic development in a speech in Pyongyang, turning to a theme Beijing has long pressed with its communist neighbor...
08:00, 06/21/2019

Biden apologizes for praising segregationists in defensive speech Joe Biden scrambled Saturday to save his swiftly sinking campaign, finally apologizing for recent remarks in which he had positive words for segregationist Dems. “Was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praisin...
06:17, 07/07/2019

US Treasury yields lower ahead of Powell's speech U.S. government debt prices were higher Tuesday morning, as traders prepare to hear from Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell and monitor fresh sanctions on Iran....
11:34, 06/25/2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo gives emotional speech after winning NBA MVP award Giannis Antetokounmpo was emotional, particularly when discussing his late father, as he accepted the NBA MVP award.       ...
10:00, 06/25/2019

Venezuela web blackout lifted minutes before Maduro speech The Venezuelan regime is clamping down on social media as president Nicolas Maduro battles opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for a popular uprising....
14:00, 05/01/2019

The Latest: Cardinal rebukes Farrakhan, priest over speech CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan’s speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich (blayz SOO’-pich) has condemned...
03:51, 05/11/2019

How American Corporations Are Policing Online Speech Worldwide In the winter of 2010, a 19-year-old Moroccan man named Kacem Ghazzali logged into his email to find a message from Facebook informing him that a group he had created just a few days prior had been removed from the platform without explanation. The g...
17:17, 07/10/2019

Reggie Fils-Aime Gives First Speech Since Leaving Nintendo Reggie Fils-Aime, who retired from Nintendo after spending 15 years at the video game company, will deliver the commencement address at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida later today....
21:34, 05/09/2019

In a first, Facebook will hand over hate speech data to France Facebook has agreed to hand over identifying information on French users suspected of using hate speech on its platform, making it the first deal of its kind between the social media giant and a government. According to Reuters, the decision appears ...
18:00, 06/26/2019

Valedictorian delivers scorched-earth graduation speech A California valedictorian delivered a scorched-earth graduation speech in which she thanked her guidance counselor for having “absolutely no role in my achievements” and a teacher who was “regularly intoxicated during class.”...
23:34, 06/13/2019