As he had done at several stops in his first campaign trip as a presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke on Friday climbed atop a counter at a local Iowa business and addressed a small but adoring crowd. People clapped and cheered. … Continue reading O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?
President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Reuters Continue reading Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall
President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a measure to terminate his emergency declaration to fund a border wall, striking back at Republican and Democratic lawmakers who opposed the controversial move with the first veto of his presidency. Reuters Continue reading Trump vetoes lawmakers' measure against border wall
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street. Reuters Continue reading 'Empire' actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack
The U.S. Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans. Reuters Continue reading Senate poised to pass bill ending border emergency, Trump vows veto
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is due to appear in court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime assault. Reuters Continue reading Empire actor Smollett due in court Thursday over Chicago 'hate crime'
The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges. Reuters Continue reading Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops
A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of an Ohio law to block state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics, in a victory for anti-abortion advocates. CNN News Continue reading Court allows Ohio law blocking Planned Parenthood funding
In a blow to the Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico border strategy, a federal court judge in California has expanded the number of migrant families separated at the border that the government may be required to reunite. Reuters Continue reading U.S. judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated at Mexico border
Adidas-sponsored players on the team that wins the FIFA Women’s World Cup this year will receive the same performance bonus payments as their male counterparts, the sportswear company said on Friday. Reuters Continue reading Adidas to pay equal bonuses for women's soccer World Cup winners
Serena Williams and other prominent American tennis players past and present on Friday expressed support for a lawsuit filed by the U.S. women’s national soccer team against their federation that alleges gender discrimination in wages and conditions. Reuters Continue reading Serena backs U.S. women in soccer gender discrimination lawsuit
The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defense in France. Reuters Continue reading World champion U.S. women's soccer players sue federation for gender discrimination
She was nominated for an Oscar playing a maid in “Roma” and now Yalitza Aparicio is using her fame to campaign for the rights of domestic workers and indigenous women around the world. Reuters Continue reading 'Roma' actress brings star power to support of domestic workers
More than two dozen top women’s soccer players sued the U.S. national soccer federation on Friday, claiming the organization pays them less than male players and denies them equal training, travel and playing conditions. Reuters Continue reading Top women's soccer players sue U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination
With futuristic stage designs, cutting-edge video inserts and industrial noise blended with operatic arias, “Frankenstein” premieres in Brussels on Friday, posing timely questions about ethics, technological progress and creating artificial life. Reuters Continue reading Futuristic 'Frankenstein' opera poses timely questions about human nature