REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-08-14, 03:13

Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling to be honored with RFK Human Rights award

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced Tuesday U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and British author J.K. Rowling are among this year's winners of its Ripple of Hope Award....

Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling to be honored with RFK Human Rights award

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Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climate action....
2019-06-07, 13:13

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04, 20:00

Superintendent Dustin Williams honored with award TUCSON – Pima County School Superintendent Dustin J. Williams was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Correctional Professional of the Year award recipient by the Arizona Correctional Educators Inc. (ACE). Courtesy of Pima County and Matthew StampDustin Williams with his award Superintendent Will...
2019-06-20, 05:26

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included...
2019-06-24, 07:13

Mary J. Blige Set to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 BET Awards Mary J. Blige's list of accolades is about to get even more impressive. The nine-time Grammy winner will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 BET......
2019-06-12, 18:00

Nipsey Hussle to Be Honored With Posthumous Humanitarian Award at 2019 BET Awards The 2019 BET Awards will honor the late Nipsey Hussle and the work he did for his community over the years. In late March, the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper, née Ermias......
2019-06-13, 23:00

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday....
2019-07-04, 21:26

Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions." Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram....
2019-09-10, 19:13

The Marathon Medal: Nipsey Hussle to Be Honored With Humanitarian Award at 2019 BET Awards Along with his business acumen and music, Nipsey Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) was known for his humanitarian spirit. Locals lovingly called him “Neighborhood Nip.” It’s one of the main reasons why the marathon shall, indeed, continue....
2019-06-17, 20:00

Missy Elliott to be honored at 2019 MTV VMAs with Video Vanguard Award, set to perform Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.        ...
2019-08-13, 05:13

Nancy Pelosi Isn't Even Pretending to Try Democrats seem content to let Trump lounge in the White House for as long as he wants. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was not ready to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday. She spoke at a press conference alongside Reps. Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, and Elijah Cummings following congressional...
2019-07-25, 09:00

Is Nancy Pelosi Kidding or What Since Robert Mueller’s Very Important Statement this morning, and the ensuing rush of some Democratic presidential candidates to support impeachment, the question has turned to: What about Nancy Pelosi? What says she? How will she respond to this development?...
2019-05-30, 02:13

Missy Elliott Will Be Honored With Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs Missy Elliott just worked her way to a major new honor. At the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, the music icon will receive the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the network......
2019-08-12, 20:13

The Impeachment Dam Is Breaking Against Nancy Pelosi After multiple reports on Monday night that several members of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team were breaking with her in pushing for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a steady stream of House Democrats have publicly called for impeachment proceedings this morning....
2019-05-21, 22:26

MTV VMAs 2019: Taylor Swift wins big, Missy Elliott honored with Video Vanguard Award Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and more performed at the 36th annual MTV Video Music Awards live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Monday....
2019-08-27, 13:13

Nancy Pelosi won’t answer questions about impeachment A testy Nancy Pelosi walked out on reporters Thursday as they peppered her with questions about impeachment after the House Judiciary Committee approved rules for its investigation into President Trump. “I’m not answering any more questions on investigations,” Pelosi said at her weekly press confere...
2019-09-13, 06:26

Nancy Pelosi Had a Good Opinion For a Change Asked about the horrific photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria which made headlines earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that entering the U.S. shouldn’t be a crime....
2019-06-27, 20:26

The Only Thing Nancy Pelosi Understands Is Power The most prominent freshmen members of Congress in the House have finally grown tired of Nancy Pelosi constantly slamming them in public. Will they do anything about it?...
2019-07-11, 18:13

The evolution of Nancy Pelosi's impeachment talk Speaker Nancy Pelosi has remained firm in her opposition to seeking President Donald Trump’s impeachment, but she’s walked a careful rhetorical line — at times channeling the left’s anger to accuse Trump of crimes worthy of impeachment, at others urging her most hot-blooded colleagues to slow down a...
2019-06-07, 01:26

Alan Dershowitz: Nancy Pelosi should be 'ashamed of herself' Famed Harvard law professor and attorney Alan Dershowitz said Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be "ashamed of herself" for reportedly saying she wanted to see President Trump in prison. Dershowitz also defended the president's right to fight back....
2019-06-07, 07:13

Want To See Trump "In Prison", Not Impeached, Says Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving quickly to quell impeachment talk in her Democratic caucus, telling colleagues she wants to see President Donald Trump "in prison" but not impeached and......
2019-06-07, 07:13

Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see President Trump ‘in prison’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would like to see President Trump “in prison” during a contentious meeting with senior Democrats over whether to launch impeachment proceedings, a report said. Pelosi was speaking with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler at the meeting with Dems when...
2019-06-06, 12:13

Don't You DARE Ask Nancy Pelosi Questions About Trump Nancy Pelosi deeply does not want to answer any more questions about Donald Trump, which she made clear while appearing at a forum today where she mocked a CNN reporter for asking her multiple questions about the president....
2019-06-11, 20:39

‘Very, Very, Very Strange.’ How Nancy Pelosi’s Meeting With Trump Went Down Nancy Pelosi began her day preparing to talk infrastructure with President Donald Trump. By the afternoon, it was clear that was not going to be the subject of the day. On Wednesday morning, the House Speaker met with fellow Democrats in a closed-door session, telling them they had power only in sta...
2019-05-22, 21:39

Nancy Pelosi: Trump is ‘engaged in a cover-up’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes President Trump is “engaged in a cover-up” following a meeting Wednesday with House Democrats over whether to launch impeachment hearings. ​ “It’s important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including th...
2019-05-22, 19:26

AOC and Her Fellow Freshmen Are Fed Up With Nancy Pelosi's Bullshit Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley made history last year. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez both beat seemingly unbeatable establishment incumbents. All four are under the age of 45 and were endorse...
2019-07-11, 04:13

'Queen of shade': five times Nancy Pelosi got the better of Trump The Democrat has mastered the art of setting off a Trumper tantrum. Here’s a roundup of her most recent jabs Nancy Pelosi is adept at getting under Donald Trump’s thin skin. The House speaker has recently traded insults with the president, who this week stooped to calling her “crazy Nancy” and re-tw...
2019-05-25, 09:52

Trump lashes out at ‘Crazy Nancy’ Pelosi, says she’s ‘lost it’ The feud between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi exploded into an exchange of reality-show-style insults on Thursday — with the president claiming “she’s lost it” and the House speaker calling for Trump’s family or staff to stage an ­“intervention.” The duel of put-downs came amid a White House eve...
2019-05-24, 10:39

Nancy Pelosi Says She’s ‘Done With’ Trump as She Pushes Back Against Impeachment (WASHINGTON) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is brushing back impeachment questions, saying “it’s not even close” to having enough support among House Democrats for a vote. Pelosi said at a policy conference Tuesday that her “stock goes up” when President Donald Trump atta...
2019-06-11, 21:39

You Got Complaint? Talk To Me, Do Not Tweet: Nancy Pelosi To Democrats US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged unity among fellow Democrats in the face of battles over the direction of the party and warned members to ditch Twitter and keep their disagreements......
2019-07-11, 01:52

Nancy Pelosi Agrees to Fund More Concentration Camps Today, the House passed a Senate version of a bill that will provide emergency funding to address the crisis on the border, according to CNN. The vote came after disagreements about whether House Democrats should hold out to amend the bill....
2019-06-28, 02:13

Nancy Pelosi says White House is 'crying out for impeachment' House speaker urges family to intervene over Trump’s wellbeingPelosi: ‘Maybe he wants a leave of absence’The Democratic speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said the White House was “crying out for impeachment” and called on Thursday for Donald Trump’s family to intervene in the president’s wellbeing...
2019-05-24, 03:39

Nancy Pelosi invites USWNT to Capitol following World Cup win House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited the US women’s national soccer team to the Capitol following its World Cup win over the Netherlands on Sunday. T​he California Democrat praised the team for its “strength, unity & patriotism.”​ “By popular, bipartisan demand” with Rep....
2019-07-08, 16:52

Nancy Pelosi to Dems: I Don’t Want to See Him Impeached, I Want to See Him in Jail! Suurrrreeeeee She Does House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats during a meeting Tuesday night that President Donald Trump’s impeachment isn’t as high on her list as seeing President Donald Trump in prison....
2019-06-06, 22:39

Frank Pallone and Nancy Pelosi rein in the left Nancy Pelosi tried to quash Frank Pallone five years ago in a nasty proxy war over the future of the Democratic Caucus. Now, with Pelosi reinstalled as speaker and Pallone chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, the New Jersey Democrat has become a key ally to contain the party’s ag...
2019-07-09, 18:13

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump Doesn’t Know Right From Wrong (WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump doesn’t know right from wrong and is “indifferent to law and any sense of ethics about who we are as a country.” The top House Democrat said Thursday that when Trump says he’s open to accepting inform...
2019-06-13, 18:39

Nancy Pelosi says Facebook is lying about Russian manipulation After Facebook refused to take down a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi that made her appear drunk, the House Speaker went on the attack. She said that the social media network's willingness to leave up an obviously false video shows it wasn't an innoce......
2019-05-30, 12:26

UK warns China of serious consequences if Hong Kong rights not honored Britain warned China on Tuesday there would be serious consequences if Beijing broke its promises to protect freedoms in Hong Kong, after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters....
2019-07-02, 14:52

The Only Thing Worse Than Nancy Pelosi's Case Against Impeachment Is Her Supporters Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden has had enough—of people criticizing Nancy Pelosi for her handling of the Donald Trump impeachment non-inquiry—talk of which flared up again after Trump said on Wednesday that he would be happy to take dirt from foreign governments about his 2020 r...
2019-06-13, 19:39

Kellyanne Conway mocks ‘huge catfight’ between AOC and Nancy Pelosi White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday mocked the dispute over border spending between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four female freshman Democratic lawmakers as a “major meow moment” and “huge catfight.” Conway gloated that Pelosi had put Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilha...
2019-07-09, 21:52

Nancy Pelosi says 'the White House is crying out for impeachment' – live House speaker said she does not plan to pursue Trump’s impeachment, though he would like Democrats to pursue it for political reasonsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.34pm BST Republican representative Justin Amash is reiterating his calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment.This pa...
2019-05-23, 19:52

Trump Crying For Impeachment, Democrats Not On That Path: Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed Thursday that President Trump wants to be impeached and is upset that House Democrats are not rushing in that direction now, as tensions continued to......
2019-05-24, 04:52

New Yorker Festival Will Host Two Democratic Candidates and Nancy Pelosi This year’s festival will include Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro at separate events, in addition to Pelosi and an array of artists and entertainers....
2019-09-04, 20:13

Nancy Pelosi blasts Facebook for keeping up doctored video House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Facebook Wednesday for keeping up a phony video on the social media website that appeared to show her drunk. “I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election,” ...
2019-05-30, 10:00

Want To See Trump "In Prison", Nancy Pelosi Tells Democrats: Report Donald Trump should be sent to "prison," US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats in a closed-door meeting about whether to launch impeachment proceedings against the president, Politico......
2019-06-06, 23:26

Nancy Pelosi Has to Decide Whether to Halt a New Push to Impeach Trump Amid Tuesday’s circus show in Congress, it was almost hard to notice that someone did the damn thing and filed articles of impeachment against the president. That person was Rep. Al Green, who acted despite the lack of support from Democratic leaders, according to the Washington Post....
2019-07-17, 14:39

Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats: I want Trump 'in prison' but not impeached House speaker reportedly told Democrats ‘I don’t want to see him impeached’ in a closed-door meetingFollow the latest in US politics – liveThe House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has told Democrats calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment that she would rather see the president in prison.Pelosi made the rema...
2019-06-06, 20:39

Immigration reform is Congress’ moral responsibility: Nancy Pelosi  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees comprehensive immigration reform not only as Congress’ official work but also as its moral responsibility as she finishes up a tour of Central America....
2019-08-12, 02:52

Nancy Pelosi to Dems: 'You have to be ready to throw a punch ... for the children' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., warned Democrats at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting on Friday that they have to be "ready to take a punch" and "be ready to throw a punch- for the children."...
2019-08-24, 06:26

Mitch McConnell: 'For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Thursday that he has found himself in rare agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,  D-Calif....
2019-06-14, 05:52

Trump slams Nancy Pelosi, Mueller before D-Day ceremony in France President Trump on Thursday ripped Nancy Pelosi and mocked Robert Mueller during an interview from France before the solemn memorial ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “Nancy Pelosi, I call her ‘Nervous Nancy.’ Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK? She’s a disaster. Let her do what she wants,...
2019-06-06, 23:52

Nancy Pelosi Criticizes Facebook for Handling of Altered Videos Ms. Pelosi said the company’s decision to leave up manipulated videos of her demonstrated how the social network contributed to Russian manipulation of the 2016 election....
2019-05-30, 01:13

Flame-throwing AOC chief of staff ‘looking for fight’ with Nancy Pelosi Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be putting the heat on Congress, but it’s her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who’s dropping the napalm. In the last three weeks, he’s accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being a weak leader, moderate Dems of being racists, and took heat for a T-shirt glorifying a ...
2019-07-14, 07:13

Nancy Pelosi condemns Facebook as 'willing enablers of Russian interference' House speaker says ‘I can take it’ after site keeps doctored video up, but criticizes their role in spread of false informationHouse speaker Nancy Pelosi has strongly criticised Facebook for failing to tackle misinformation after the social media network refused to take down a video that had been do...
2019-05-30, 15:39

House Democrats Are Openly Fighting With Nancy Pelosi About Impeachment In a closed-room meeting on Monday, House Democratic leadership, including members of the House Judiciary Committee battled with Speaker Nancy Pelosi over impeaching Donald Trump, or at the very least opening an inquiry into impeachment, according to multiple reports....
2019-05-21, 22:26

Nancy Pelosi Keeps Coming for the Fab Freshmen of Congress But She Doesn’t Have the Range House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have overstayed her welcome. For some reason—maybe it’s jealousy, maybe it’s because the new crop of freshmen members of Congress—Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) refuse to kiss the...
2019-07-08, 17:26

Nancy Pelosi defends Joe Biden over racist senator comments WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday, calling him “authentic” and saying comments he made about working with two segregationist senators were simply him showing that he has “worked across the aisle.” “I think that authenticity is the most im...
2019-06-20, 21:39

Nancy Pelosi’s renewed attacks on AOC aren’t just disrespectful, they’re dangerous As America grows increasingly brazen in its bigotry, Pelosi should be standing up for her new colleagues – so why isn’t she?Can progressives please shut up and listen to Nancy Pelosi? The speaker of the House, I would like to remind everyone, is a master strategist, a savvy tactician, and an experie...
2019-07-12, 14:39

Nancy Pelosi: ‘The White House is just crying out for impeachment' – video The Democratic speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said the White House was “crying out for impeachment” and called for Donald Trump’s family to intervene in the president’s wellbeing “for the good of the country”. The dramatic statements came one day after Trump stormed out of a meeting in the Oval...
2019-05-24, 03:39

Nancy Pelosi says Trump wants to 'make America white again' – video US house speaker Nancy Pelosi says president Donald Trump wants to add a citizenship question to next year's census because he wants to 'make America white again.' The California democrat says the administration is battling in federal court to insert the question because it would have a chilling eff...
2019-07-09, 14:00

House Dems defend Nancy Pelosi amid spat with AOC A number of Democrats stood by Nancy Pelosi Thursday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused the speaker of singling her out based on race. “I think the speaker is doing a hell of job under some very trying and tough circumstances,” Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) said. “I first met her in 2011. You c...
2019-07-12, 10:13

Facebook Allowed a Fake Video to Spread and Now Nancy Pelosi Is PISSED Last week, a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been slowed down and edited so she appeared drunk spread like wildfire across the internet, where it was inevitably found and posted by President Trump. The video largely spread via social media, including Facebook and Twitter. On Friday, Fac...
2019-05-30, 02:13

Nancy Pelosi, Trying to Walk a Middle Path, Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation was intended to slow the building momentum toward opening an impeachment inquiry among Democrats, but it set off the president....
2019-05-22, 20:13

Donald Trump Engaged In "Cover-Up", Says US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, about an hour before a White House meeting with him, that......
2019-05-23, 04:26

Here's How a Facebook Exec Defended Leaving Up That Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Doctored videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that make her appear as if she is slurring or intoxicated and went viral toward the end of last week—one was shared by President Donald Trump on Thursday—will not be removed from Facebook despite the fact that they have been determined to be fake. On Fri...
2019-05-27, 05:00

Nancy Pelosi teases statement on impeachment inquiry – live news Sackler family face opioids court hearing in MassachusettsEric Garner case in spotlight after Democratic debateSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.41pm BST Donald Trump has slapped more sanctions on Russia in connection with the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daug...
2019-08-02, 17:00

Nancy Pelosi meets Democrats to talk Trump investigations, impeachment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet with House Democrats in a private meeting Wednesday as pressure from party lawmakers increases about whether to introduce impeachment action for President Donald Trump....
2019-05-22, 13:26

Nancy Pelosi and Ilhan Omar team up to slam Trump, in Africa Rep. Ilhan Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set aside the squabble between The Squad and House leadership — to take a shot at President Trump. “They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar tweeted along with a pho...
2019-08-02, 03:01

Nancy Pelosi calls Trump’s comments on foreign assistance appalling U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blasted Trump's comments saying that he would take assistance from a foreign entity ahead of the 2020 election....
2019-06-13, 18:52

AOC calls Nancy Pelosi ‘outright disrespectful’ for singling out women of color Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued her war of words with Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night, calling the Speaker of the House “outright disrespectful” for criticizing women of color. The Bronx Democrat was reacting to Pelosi’s repeated attempts at reigning in some of the more lef...
2019-07-11, 11:26

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump Is ‘Engaged in a Cover Up’ But Urges Patience (WASHINGTON) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “engaged in a cover up,” but she tamped down some Democrats’ rush toward an impeachment inquiry, telling lawmakers during a closed meeting to be persistent but patient in their showdown with...
2019-05-22, 18:26

Trump defends attack on Nancy Pelosi and rips Russia ‘hoax’ President Trump declared Friday that he was justified in attacking Nancy Pelosi because she fired first, asserted that his administration would get to the bottom of the Russia “hoax” and said he hadn’t decided whether to pardon accused US war criminals. Asked about an edited video he shared on Twitt...
2019-05-24, 23:52

Facebook Defends Decision to Leave Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Up, Because of Course They Do By now, everyone who has seen or heard of the widely circulated video that made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seem intoxicated is fake. YouTube took down uploads of the video, a call which seemed like a no-brainer to most....
2019-05-27, 03:13

Nancy Pelosi warns cuts in foreign aid could jeopardize budget deal Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning the Trump administration that a White House proposal to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid could imperil a recent two-year budget agreement.Before leaving for the August recess, Congress passed a massive budget deal that suspended the debt ceiling through July 202...
2019-08-19, 00:52

Nancy Pelosi 'clearly succeeded to some degree' in getting under Trump's skin, says Chris Wallace Chris Wallace said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was trying to get "under President Trump's skin" this week and "clearly succeeded to some degree" in her efforts. ...
2019-05-24, 21:52

Trump Retweets Video Of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Claims She Has "Lost It" US President Donald Trump, engaged in personal attacks on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, retweeted a heavily edited video that falsely claimed the Democratic leader had difficulty......
2019-05-26, 09:26

Richard Goodstein on AOC remarks: Nancy Pelosi is the speaker because of moderate Dems House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in the position she is because of moderate congressional districts flipping from Republican to Democrat, according to Richard Goodstein....
2019-06-18, 04:26

Facebook is fact checking the 'drunk Nancy Pelosi' video, but won't remove it Facebook won't remove a viral video that purports to show Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nacy Pelosi slurring her words. Instead, according to a Gizmodo report, the social network will display an article from a third-party fact......
2019-05-25, 04:52

Nancy Pelosi Video Flagging Delay An 'Execution Mistake': Facebook CEO Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said his social media company took too long to flag as false an altered video of U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that appeared to show the......
2019-06-27, 18:39

Facebook Scrambles for a Middle Ground on Misleading Video of Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies. This week, she became the subject of an unusual viral video intentionally slowed down to create the impression of slurred speech, which proliferated ...
2019-05-24, 22:13

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign for negotiating a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the multimillionaire financier to spend a little more than a year in jail on sex crime charges. “@SecretaryAcosta must step down,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter late Mo...
2019-07-09, 15:39

Nancy Pelosi's Drug Price Compromise Is Bad Policy and Worse Politics Mere weeks ago, we brought you the news that progressive House Democrats were joyful that Democratic leadership was not “wedded” to a terrible drug pricing proposal that would appoint an arbitrator to set drug prices. This is what I wrote at the time:...
2019-05-24, 22:39

Real v fake: debunking the 'drunk' Nancy Pelosi footage - video Footage of the Democratic House Speaker was edited to make her appear drunk or unwell, in the latest incident highlighting social media’s struggle to deal with disinformation. Compare the original footage with the viral clip.• Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters ...
2019-05-24, 19:26

Nancy Pelosi Warns Move To Impeach Trump New Premature, 'Very Divisive' Democrats are not yet ready to initiate impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump, top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, warning that such a course of action would be "very......
2019-05-24, 04:26

Hillary Clinton Calls Doctored Video of Nancy Pelosi ‘Sexist Trash’ Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about being the target of sexist smear campaigns by Donald Trump and his supporters....
2019-05-25, 23:52

‘She Is Making a Mistake’: Rep. Justin Amash Says Nancy Pelosi Should Move Forward on Impeachment Independent Representative Justin Amash criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her handling of the Mueller report on Sunday, saying that the Democrat from California is wrong to avoid moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. “From a principled moral positi...
2019-07-07, 21:26

Nancy Pelosi Links Facebook's Refusal To Remove Video To Russian Meddling U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Facebook Inc's refusal to remove a heavily edited video that attempted to make her look incoherent had convinced her the company knowingly......
2019-05-30, 11:13

Facebook Fact-Checks Fake Viral Video Of "Drunk" Nancy Pelosi Facebook has decided to show fact-check results of a viral tampered video, instead of removing it,slowed down intentionally to show US Speaker Nancy Pelosi talk in a slurred tongue....
2019-05-25, 15:00

Nancy Pelosi Sends House Into Chaos by Violating Worst Rule in Congress Any regular reader of Splinter will know that we are generally not big fans of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But credit where credit is due: On Tuesday, Pelosi—either inadvertently or purposefully—exposed one of the dumber and more pernicious rules of decorum in the House of Representatives....
2019-07-16, 22:52

Angry Democrats step up calls for Nancy Pelosi to impeach Donald Trump A growing number of Democrats are piling the pressure on House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi to demand the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump....
2019-05-22, 15:39

"Fake" Nancy Pelosi Clips, Slowed To Make Her Appear Drunk, Spread Online Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., altered to make her sound as if she's drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media, highlighting how political......
2019-05-24, 04:52

Nancy Pelosi, 12 other lawmakers to visit Central America, Texas border town House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will lead a U.S. congressional delegation to Central America in the near future, before visiting south Texas to examine the controversial immigration situation....
2019-08-08, 23:52

Impeachment talk is rising among Democrats. Nancy Pelosi is right to shut it down | Zaid Jilani Opening an impeachment inquiry would start a process many Americans would see as an attempt to circumvent the 2020 election Upon taking control of Congress in 2006, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared that impeachment of then-President George W Bush was “off the table.”Her remarks dismayed...
2019-05-27, 22:00

North Korea blasts Nancy Pelosi for support of Hong Kong protests North Korean media is singling out U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she expressed opposition to the use of force against protesters in Hong Kong....
2019-08-13, 17:13

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Wants to Make the U.S. ‘White Again’ by Adding the Census Citizenship Question House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump wants to add a citizenship question to next year’s Census because he wants to “make America white again.” The California Democrat says the administration is battling in federal court to insert the question because it would have...
2019-07-09, 08:26

Nancy Pelosi Says Facebook's Policy Toward Faked Video Shows It Is Complicit in Political Meddling Last week, a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi went viral, slowed down so the House Speaker’s words were slurred, giving off an appearance of intoxication. Facebook left the video up, albeit alongside a message indicating the video is manipulated and lowering its reach. On Wednesday, Pelosi made he...
2019-05-30, 19:13

Progressives blame Nancy Pelosi for 'horrendous' migrant aid bill and holding them back on impeachment Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Sen. Jeff Merkley blamed Democratic leadership for the $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package Congress passed last week that was bitterly opposed by many progressive Democrats. Jayapal and Merkley, who spoke at the annual Netroots Nation conference on Friday, agreed that Hou...
2019-07-14, 02:13

Bullshit Viral Videos of Nancy Pelosi Show Fake Content Doesn't Have to Be a Deepfake Two videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have gone viral over the past 24 hours, raising ethical questions about the use of editing on social media. President Donald Trump even shared one of the videos last night, calling it “PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE.” But only one of the videos is tr...
2019-05-24, 15:26

Nancy Pelosi's Trump 'cover-up' claims the second generation of Russia 'witch hunt,' WH spokesman says Nancy Pelosi's claim of a presidential "cover-up" is the second generation of the "Russia collusion hoax witch hunt," according to a White House spokesman....
2019-05-24, 04:39

Kellyanne Conway, Nancy Pelosi clash after Trump meeting with Democrats was cut short: report White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway had a bitter spat with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, following the meeting that was cut short between President Trump and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday. ...
2019-05-23, 02:52

Nancy Pelosi Says She Hasn't 'Spent Any Time' Thinking About the Most Recent Rape Allegation Against the President Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in Congress and likely all of the Democratic Party, said on Thursday that she hasn’t spent any time thinking about the most recent rape allegation made against the president....
2019-06-28, 02:13

Nancy Pelosi accuses Trump admin of using citizenship census question to 'Make America White Again' Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, slammed the Trump adminisration for its ongoing efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census, suggesting there's a racial component by invoking President Trump's 2016 campaign motto. ...
2019-07-09, 03:13

Nancy Pelosi to meet Democrats amid impeachment talk; Donald Trump slams 'harassment' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet with House Democrats in a private meeting Wednesday as pressure builds on whether to introduce impeachment action against President Donald Trump....
2019-05-22, 14:39

South Carolina Sen. Jim Clyburn Defends Biden’s ‘Boy’ Comments, Accuses Nancy Pelosi of ‘Tokenism’ in Staffing House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) has gone on record as the first black man to run to former Vice President and current Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden’s defense for controversial comments that caused quite a stir amongst black folks—except Clyburn....
2019-06-20, 19:00

Trump slams 'nervous Nancy' Pelosi for accusing him of 'criminal cover-up': It's a 'fascist,' disgraceful statement President Trump called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday on "Fox & Friends" after she again accused him of a "criminal cover-up" and claimed he "does not know right from wrong."...
2019-06-14, 16:26

Mark Levin rails against Nancy Pelosi for declaring Trump a criminal: Democrats 'totally out of control' Fox News host Mark Levin called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats for acting in an "unconstitutional" fashion toward President Trump. ...
2019-06-14, 16:26

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's resignation over deal cut for Jeffrey Epstein Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta for his involvement in a non-prosecution deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was then being investigated under suspicion of sexually abusing underage girls in Florida. The non-p...
2019-07-09, 21:39

Nancy Pelosi: Facebook’s refusal to remove video shows it enabled Russian election meddling U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Facebook’s response to an altered video convinced her the company knowingly enabled Russian election interference.Read More...
2019-05-30, 13:39

Trump Posts Fake News on Twitter, Shares Spliced Video of Nancy Pelosi Stumbling Over Her Words President Trump is so scared of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that he had to post a spliced video of her stumbling over her words because he doesn’t know how to deal with powerful women who think he’s a damn idiot....
2019-05-24, 19:39

Robert Mueller comments on Russia probe leave Nancy Pelosi holding 'a pair of deuces:' Geraldo Rivera Did Special Counsel Robert Mueller deal House Speaker a "pair of deuces" and is that enough to impeach President Trump? That's the question presented by Fox News' Geraldo Rivera Wednesday on "The Five" Wednesday....
2019-05-30, 01:52

Nancy Pelosi Holds Closed Door Meeting With House Democrats to Quell Growing Revolt Calling for Impeachment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a growing swell from a group of valiant Democrats inside her own caucus who want their team to stop sitting on its hands and begin pushing for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump....
2019-05-22, 19:13

‘Riverdale’ to receive award from gay rights education group The cast and creators of “Riverdale” will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show’s portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting...
2019-09-10, 06:26

Pelosi heckled by protesters demanding Trump impeachment at San Francisco award dinner Liberal protesters fed up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance when it comes to impeaching President Trump disrupted a “Heart of the Resistance” dinner where the California Democrat was receiving a lifetime achievement award, claiming Pelosi does not deserve such an accolade unless she pushe...
2019-08-22, 20:52

Steinem among winners of National Civil Rights Museum award The National Civil Rights Museum says this year’s Freedom Award recipients are musician John Legend, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and human rights activist Hafsat Nabiola...
2019-07-31, 18:39

Nancy Pelosi questions if time for Donald Trump 'intervention' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office Thursday. At one point she even joked about the 25th Amendment, the Constitution's provision laying out the procedure for replacing a president. (May 23)        ...
2019-05-24, 00:13

Kellyanne Conway complains Nancy Pelosi treated her like a 'maid' White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is taking verbal jabs at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following a White House meeting that dissolved into rancor, Wednesday. Conway said Pelosi treated her "as she might treat her maid" during the exchange. (May 23)        ...
2019-05-24, 00:13

Nancy Pelosi warns 'no chance' of trade deal between US and UK if Brexit puts Good Friday agreement at risk US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there is "no chance" of a US-UK trade deal passing through Congress if Brexit puts the Good Friday agreement at risk....
2019-08-14, 21:00

Russia in the Council of Europe: What does it mean for human rights? A controversial decision to restore Moscow's voting rights in the Council of Europe has been called a safeguard for human rights in Russia. But how much influence does the body really have over the Kremlin?...
2019-06-27, 19:13

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry it will provide justification to roll back women's and LGBT rights....
2019-07-08, 22:00

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
2019-06-14, 07:13

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to reject the content of a report in which Bachelet highlighted "patterns of violations of all human rights" at the hands of the Venezuelan state....
2019-07-13, 12:39

Allegations Of Human Rights Violations In Kashmir Must Be Probed: UK The UK on Tuesday said any allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir since India revoked the Article 370 of the Constitution must be "thoroughly, promptly and transparently" investigated....
2019-09-03, 21:26

U.S. imposes sanctions on four Iraqis over human rights and corruption The United States imposed sanctions on two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi provincial governors it accused of human rights abuses and corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday....
2019-07-18, 18:52

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban with a federal lawsuit that has saved thousands of ...
2019-06-05, 18:39

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now even chairs the world's top human rights body....
2019-06-27, 21:52

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and says sees no reason to unblock the country’s EU membership talks. In a progress report on Turkey’s membership prospects released Wednesday, the EU’s executive commission cri...
2019-05-29, 16:00

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, ombudsman says Poland's crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union's biggest ex-communist member, the country's ombudsman for human rights said....
2019-06-19, 14:00

Philippines slam UN human rights probe of drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to investigate the thousands of killings in the Philippines tied to President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing war on drugs, a move which the country's foreign minister quickly denounced as unjust....
2019-07-12, 05:52

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children from their families, cramming people into overcrowded detention cells, and preventing refugees from ac...
2019-06-21, 21:00

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean....
2019-06-03, 18:26

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
2019-05-28, 19:26

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."...
2019-06-22, 16:26

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel's Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order....
2019-06-02, 17:13

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a doctor in Ghardaia, which is where much of Algeria’s minority Mozabite population lives, died on Tu...
2019-05-28, 18:52

Single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
2019-08-25, 02:00

Lok Sabha Passes Protection Of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill The Lok Sabha today began a discussion on a bill to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which, the government said, will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights......
2019-07-19, 15:13

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate disputes in small claims courts...
2019-08-08, 20:39

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week The United Nations' top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, among others....
2019-06-14, 17:39

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro The top U.N. human rights official has met in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and later with President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the crisis-wracked country...
2019-06-22, 02:52

Merkel lands in China, caught between human rights and trade Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday amid calls for the German Chancellor to take a stronger line on China's human rights record....
2019-09-06, 11:52

Pompeo launches commission to study human rights role U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights....
2019-07-09, 00:26

Human rights advocates fear Mexico's National Guard Mexico is being credited for helping to reduce Central American migration to the United States, but human rights advocates worry that the newly formed National Guard might be going to far....
2019-07-11, 19:52

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election of the new head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization....
2019-06-27, 20:26

Human Rights Notice To Health Ministry Over Muzaffarpur Deaths The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in......
2019-06-17, 18:00

New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the panel would give the administration guidance, but some lawmakers argued it could limit advocacy for women’s rights and gay rights....
2019-07-09, 01:39

Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses....
2019-09-10, 12:52

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck fear in migrant communities. She also criticized new US asylum policy....
2019-07-16, 02:52

Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals....
2019-09-10, 15:39

Iranian musician risks his freedom to promote human rights Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album shares a message of peace from artists around the Middle East....
2019-09-04, 06:39

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court of Human Rights....
2019-08-01, 12:13

Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published on Friday....
2019-06-28, 11:00

Chinese human rights lawyer ‘totally changed man’ after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of the jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has described her husband as a “totally changed man” after she and her son were allowed to see him for the first time since he disappeared nearly fo...
2019-06-28, 19:39

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have been placed on the country’s justice system “to a...
2019-05-21, 20:00

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”....
2019-09-09, 18:26

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is locked in a prolonged struggle with President Nicolás Maduro for control of the crisis-wracked country. Emerging from the meeting, Guaidó said he ...
2019-06-21, 20:26

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the UN has warned.The UN rights chief, Mi...
2019-09-09, 18:26

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As a result, she has decided not to perform in Jeddah....
2019-07-10, 11:00

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a Qatar shirt has lodged a legal complaint with the UN about his treatment.In the 27...
2019-07-18, 17:13

UN human rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations....
2019-06-20, 13:39

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized....
2019-05-21, 18:26

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi backs bill aimed at protecting Hong Kong rights U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of China's human rights record, on Wednesday threw her influence behind bipartisan legislation to require the Trump administration to certify Beijing is maintaining its special treatment of Hong Kong....
2019-06-19, 19:26

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air forces last year launched a major operation in Sinai to crush Islamist militants behind a wave of a...
2019-05-28, 23:00

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abortion and gay rights....
2019-07-08, 18:39

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations Novalpina Capital to establish new rules at NSO Group following multiple allegations that technology was used to spy on dissidents and the mediaA controversial Israeli cyber weapons company has agreed to establish new internal rules on ways it will protect human rights activists and journalists foll...
2019-06-18, 20:52

Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human Rights....
2019-07-01, 19:00

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, president of the Nicaraguan National Assembly....
2019-06-22, 06:00

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according to a former top U.S. diplomat....
2019-09-14, 08:26

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
2019-09-14, 08:26

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
2019-05-21, 15:39

US Secretary of State Pompeo sets up commission for human rights advice Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and the role these play in shaping US foreign policy. Critics worry it will provide justification to roll back women's and LGBT rights....
2019-07-08, 21:13

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new panel tasked with reviewing “the role of human rights in American public policy” in a move that some advocates warned could imperil LGBT...
2019-07-09, 00:26

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse the “historic destruction” of age-old dialects....
2019-08-08, 02:13

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the places where they live, across the world. ...
2019-08-16, 20:00

Canadian single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
2019-08-23, 17:00

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”...
2019-06-03, 17:39

Human Rights Notice Bihar DGP Over Death Of JD(U) Leader In Police Custody The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent a notice to the Bihar police chief over the death of a JD(U) leader in police custody, hours after he was picked up for interrogation in a......
2019-07-16, 04:39

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
2019-07-17, 08:01

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid criticism that an order he issued could spark a return to serious human rights violations. The nation’s Senate voted Wednesday to make Gen. Nicacio Martínez a four-star general. The move comes as human rights grou...
2019-06-06, 04:26

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing....
2019-06-05, 04:26

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-described “ethical vegan” Adam Knauff, 40, claims his human rights were violated in 2017 when he fought the fire near William’s Lake in British Columbi...
2019-05-22, 19:26

Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protectionsThe president of the United States makes racist comments against members of Congress. He puts kids in cages. Attempts to ban Muslims from entering ...
2019-07-18, 20:52

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused China of being responsible for the human rights “stain of the century” with mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.Speaking at an internationa...
2019-07-19, 08:52

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses claim North Korea has carried out public executions as it continues to arbitrarily and aggressively use the death penalty to intimidate its citizens. The Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working G...
2019-06-10, 18:52

Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesian Papua and elsewhere - risk pushing the world “further and further away from global solutions to global problems”, the UN’s top rights official s...
2019-09-05, 01:13

The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abstentions to approve the resolution on Thursday. The measure, presented by Iceland, cites allegations o...
2019-07-12, 05:39

Russia complicit in human rights abuses in Crimea, court told Case could embarrass Vladimir Putin and prompt Ukrainian demands for reparationsThe Russian state directed and ran the military coup in Crimea and its subsequent annexation in 2014, Ukraine has told the European court of human rights.The case in Strasbourg is one of a series of brought by the Ukrain...
2019-09-11, 12:39

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing for violations against ethnic and religious......
2019-07-19, 06:00

Human Rights Watch accuses of Nicaragua torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
2019-06-19, 22:26

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says....
2019-06-28, 01:13

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human rights....
2019-06-20, 01:01

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant change.The 32-year-old faces the un...
2019-06-06, 19:00

CBI Raids Indira Jaising, Anand Grover: "Targeted For Human Rights Work" Senior lawyers Indira Jaising and her husband Anand Grover are being raided by the CBI, which have accused them of violating a law on foreign funding for Mr Grover's NGO....
2019-07-11, 10:26

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work, are also front and centre in some of the films celebrated this year at the Academy Awards....
2019-05-21, 15:13

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exodus from Rakhine state. ...
2019-07-04, 00:13

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-defense armed group; and referenda asking for the ...
2019-05-21, 14:52

UPDATE 1-Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)....
2019-07-01, 19:00

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-16, 17:26

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a ...
2019-07-17, 04:26

Huawei files motion to block U.S. ban, calling it an affront to global human rights The Chinese tech giant filed a legal motion Wednesday in U.S. federal court to have the Trump administration’s efforts to ban its equipment in the United States declared unconstitutional....
2019-05-29, 19:00

UN human rights chief ‘alarmed’ by detention of child migrants, climate change ``We are burning up our future -- literally,'' Bachelet said. ``The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situation where any country, any institution, any policymaker can stand on the sidelines.''...
2019-09-09, 18:00

Rep. Mike Gallagher: U.S. should regulate surveillance sales to China, prioritize human rights The United States should more strictly regulate sales of U.S. surveillance technology to China when it is used to spy on Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, Rep. Mike Gallagher and human rights experts warned....
2019-06-29, 05:01

Hong and Kong? Berlin's panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row Competition to name Meng Meng’s twins intensifies pressure on German governmentThey may have captured the public’s imagination, but the tiny, pink panda cubs born at Berlin zoo a few days ago have also spurred a national debate about whether panda diplomacy is blinding Germany to the Chinese governm...
2019-09-05, 20:39

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice....
2019-05-21, 17:52

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royal Family Members Over Human Rights Record Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the......
2019-07-11, 05:01

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and severely beaten with clubs and metal rods....
2019-08-03, 20:26

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the latest in a string of protests over a proposed new extradition law — are an omen for the coming years and even decades, experts say. Organizers claim 2 mill...
2019-06-17, 18:00

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties as a “failure of leadership” by the world’s most powerful countries....
2019-07-31, 17:52

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday....
2019-05-21, 16:39

Tiananmen Square protest leader urges West to link human rights, trade TOKYO — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on student pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. China’s authori...
2019-05-29, 22:13

Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abuses in China....
2019-06-03, 18:13

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
2019-07-08, 22:52

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-01, 12:13

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales to the kingdom....
2019-07-10, 17:39

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in New York City....
2019-07-01, 04:26

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declared on Tuesday, describing the situation as an example of “deeply worrying developments” that have ser...
2019-08-07, 01:26

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fes...
2019-07-09, 22:26

Mexico human rights group concerned about National Guard detaining U.S.-bound migrants Mexico's newly created National Guard has detained U.S.-bound migrants and the government should make public the rules governing their power to curb immigration, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said on Monday....
2019-07-09, 00:26

North Korea's forced abortions: The Hermit Kingdom's underreported human rights abuses While North Korea routinely makes headlines for its missile tests, nuclear program and the various apocalyptic pronouncements of dictator Kim Jong Un, one of Pyongyang’s most horrific tools of abuse rarely gets a mention and is largely unchecked: the ongoing implementation of forced abortion....
2019-08-05, 21:26

Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan to talk Afghanistan, human rights Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan makes his first trip to Washington, D.C., Monday and will meet with President Donald Trump, hoping to restore financial ties with the United States....
2019-07-22, 18:52

U.N. Reportedly Has a List of People Who Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Human Rights Violations in Yemen People directly responsible for alleged war crimes in Yemen could face charges, a panel of experts at the United Nations said Tuesday. The United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Iran could potentially be complicit, according to the report....
2019-09-04, 01:26

The Myanmar Military’s Plans to Prosecute Soldiers Draws Skepticism From Human Rights Watch (YANGON, Myanmar) — Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority drew skepticism Monday from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch. The mili...
2019-09-03, 13:39

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday....
2019-09-16, 18:52

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day after an opposition-led uprising appeared to stall. ...
2019-05-21, 20:00

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records • Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve the experience of fans at European finals and to avoid awarding showpiece occasions to coun...
2019-08-28, 10:00

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of his term in office....
2019-05-21, 17:52

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coinciding with the publication of a new UN report on Ven...
2019-08-03, 23:26

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standards”....
2019-05-21, 19:13

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government to immediately end its “crisis” approach to the issue. ...
2019-07-18, 00:00

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by leprosy in Brazil....
2019-05-21, 14:52

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern and condemned “any form” of violence or destruction of property and urged the demonstrators to “express their views in a peaceful way”....
2019-08-14, 14:39

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO)....
2019-05-21, 14:52

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to continue building on progress made, or “risk losi...
2019-05-21, 20:00

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday....
2019-05-21, 20:52

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims of grave abuses during the civil war....
2019-05-21, 16:00

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set to perform at Jeddah World Fest....
2019-07-18, 21:13

Ambassador Grenell: Human Rights Campaign should 'cease to exist' if they stay silent on Antifa attack The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has slammed organizations like the Human Rights Campaign for their silence in light of the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo over the weekend....
2019-07-02, 18:13

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given the role despite “serious allegations of gross viola...
2019-08-19, 22:39

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activists matter to us? Because their cause is universal. Aerial images of vast crowds flooding the streets of the skyscraper-studded island are of course rive...
2019-06-19, 09:26

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community....
2019-07-13, 05:01

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal distributed by the World Food Programme; and post-electoral violence in Benin....
2019-05-21, 14:52

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices....
2019-05-21, 15:01

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendship...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into his death....
2019-07-02, 23:00

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’s Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); trachoma-related blindness on the verge of being eliminated; and updates from the Human Rights Council in Geneva....
2019-06-28, 00:52

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; human rights concerns over a mass terrorism trial in B...
2019-05-22, 04:13

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime and drugs, an official report has said....
2019-05-30, 14:13

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders....
2019-05-30, 07:52

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic....
2019-07-12, 23:13

J.K. Rowling is releasing four new Harry Potter books online Welcome to another year at Hogwarts! “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling announced Thursday that she’s releasing four brand new stories in the magical series These new eBook editions to the mythical tome will be available for $2.99 a piece in June through Pottermore — Rowling&...
2019-05-30, 18:26

JK Rowling's Pottermore to publish four short books on the history of magic Pottermore Publishing due to release non-fiction ebooks, modelled on the curriculum followed by Harry PotterHarry Potter fans are due to be given new insight into the “rich history” of JK Rowling’s wizarding world in a new series of four short books exploring the origins of magic.Rowling’s Pottermor...
2019-05-30, 19:52

Author J.K. Rowling Donates $18.8 Million to Research Into the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (LONDON) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center bas...
2019-09-13, 06:26

JK Rowling donates over $19M to multiple sclerosis research in honor of her late mother J.K. Rowling, the beloved creator of the "Harry Potter" universe, has donated more than $19 million to multiple sclerosis (MS) research in honor of her late mother, who suffered from the chronic neurological condition....
2019-09-15, 13:26

The Saga Continues: J.K. Rowling Has Revealed That Ron Eventually Loses His Job For Calling Busy Philipps A Mudblood On Twitter If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’re going to want to check out this fascinating new update to the series that J.K. Rowling just announced: The Harry Potter author has revealed that Ron Weasley eventually loses his job for calling Busy Phillips a mudblood on Twitter!...
2019-07-10, 18:26

Emma Watson Gifts Harry Potter Fans a "Sexy and Scary" Photo on J.K. Rowling's Birthday Happy birthday, J.K. Rowling! The author of the Harry Potter series turned 54 years old on Wednesday. To celebrate, Emma Watson shared an old photo of the duo hanging out at a costume......
2019-07-31, 19:13

AOC's chief of staff slams Pelosi on Twitter over op-ed controversy: 'Pelosi is just mad that she got outmaneuvered (again)' Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday after a New York Times opinion piece featuring Pelosi downgraded "the Squad" of freshman congresswomen that includes O...
2019-07-08, 03:26

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory....
2019-06-05, 22:26

'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling gives $18.8 million gift for MS research "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling made an $18.8 million donation for research into multiple sclerosis treatment at a center named for her mother.        ...
2019-09-13, 01:52

Emma Watson gives J.K. Rowling a 'sexy and scary' throwback photo for her birthday It's Harry Potter's birthday, and author J.K. Rowling's as well. Emma Watson gave a throwback greeting.        ...
2019-08-01, 03:39

Part-human, part-animal? Scientists may soon try to grow human organs in rodents Thanks to approval by the Japanese science ministry, scientists will experiment with stem cells to create human organs in rodents.        ...
2019-07-31, 22:26

WWII Vet Honored For Service (LEX 18)– A Kentucky man was received France’s Legion of Honor Medal Friday for his service in World War II. The medal is France’s highest award for merit. It was given to Lawrenceburg native Alvin Perry for his work defending France’s land in the battle of Normandy. Perry is...
2019-06-08, 02:26

37 Fallen Troopers, Officers Honored FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky State Police held a memorial Friday honoring troopers and officers who have died while serving. Thirty-seven names were read and thirty-seven people were honored. On Friday, a wreath was placed to recognize their service. Each white carnation in the wreath rep...
2019-06-21, 23:39

Late 9/11 responder will be honored with key to the city After an activist prodded him on national TV Monday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will posthumously award a key to the city to Luis Alvarez– the 9/11 first responder who succumbed to colon cancer just days after delivering a powerful plea to Congress to replenish the fund for other vic...
2019-07-01, 22:52

D-Day at 75: Veterans, memory of fallen honored With somber remembrance, President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and veterans at the Normandy American Cemetery in France to honor those fought 75 years ago on D-Day, the assault that portended the end of World War II. (June 6)        ...
2019-06-06, 20:13

How BH90210 Honored Luke Perry BH90210 is finally here, featuring the main cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 reuniting for a fictional fan convention in the midst of fictional but also reality-inspired personal problems.......
2019-08-08, 15:00

Lauda to be honored with special tributes at Monaco GP MONACO (AP) — Special tributes will be held in memory of Formula One great Niki Lauda at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. The three-time champion died on Monday at the age of 70 , less than one year after undergoing a lung transplant. The Austrian driver won two of his three F1 titles after coming b...
2019-05-24, 19:01

Director Costa-Gavras honored in Venice Greek-born French director Costa-Gavras has been recognized for his "particularly original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema" at the Venice Film Festival, where the Oscar winner also presented his new movie about the Greek debt crisis....
2019-09-01, 16:39

Remembering 9/11: How Americans have honored the victims for 18 years The 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be honored on September 11, 2019. Take a look at how Americans have honored the event.        ...
2019-09-11, 02:26

Louisville Officers Honored By School District LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Two Louisville Metro police officers were honored Tuesday after they stopped a potential school shooting. The district took time to honor at Valley High School Resource Officer Tony Sacra and LMPD Lieutenant Grant Riggs at the end of year recognitions. Back in April, ...
2019-06-12, 19:13

TPD detective honored for sex offender registry management (L-R) Scott Freeman, OffenderWatch, Det. Bryn Fox, Tucson PD, Steve Morrison, Arizona Dept. of Public Safety TUCSON – A detective with Tucson Police Department received national recognition Wednesday for excellence in managing the sex offender registry. Det. Bryan Fox was recognized by OffenderWatch...
2019-08-30, 19:39

Five goats honored for eating their way through Riverside Park These kids are more than all right. Five of the 24 goats brought in to spend the summer chewing their way through the poison ivy and weeds choking the Upper West Side’s Riverside Park were feted Thursday in the first annual Goat Awards. Massey, a 10-year-old animal named for her native Massachusetts...
2019-08-02, 07:39

Black postmaster honored 121 years after lynching Just months after becoming Lake City, South Carolina’s first black postmaster, Frazier Baker was lynched by an angry mob. 121 years later, the Post Office he died trying to protect bears his name. (July 17)        ...
2019-07-17, 13:26

CC Sabathia honored in final season at All-Star Game New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will be honored by Major League Baseball at Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Cleveland       ...
2019-07-05, 22:39

The Latest: Scott Dixon honored by Queen Elizabeth II DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit Grand Prix (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Scott Dixon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday with the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his services to motorsport. The five-time IndyCar champion will receive the award at Bucking...
2019-06-02, 21:13

NYPD sergeants honored for heroics at ceremony in Brooklyn When NYPD Sgt. Roger “RJ” Coleman saw a man with tattoos on his face and neck on a Manhattan subway platform back in May, he knew he was looking at the killer from a wanted poster that he had just handed out to his cops. “We were all looking for this guy,” Coleman told The......
2019-09-13, 07:13

Sunnyside Little League team to be honored by AllSportsTucson.com on Wednesday TUCSON – The Sunnyside Little League team that advanced to the regional finals and finished just one victory away from advancing to the Little League World Series will be honored on Wednesday at Frog N’ Firkin alongside the University of Arizona. AllSportsTucson.com will be hosting the t...
2019-08-13, 12:00

Cop dragged by teen gang member honored for heroism The hero detective who suffered a severe brain injury when he was dragged by a fleeing driver two years ago was met with a standing ovation from fellow officers and friends Wednesday as he accepted an award for heroism at a union ceremony. Attendees at the Police Benevolent Association’s Fines...
2019-05-30, 00:26

Heroic firefighters honored at FDNY Medal Day ceremony Members of the FDNY earned their department’s nickname, The Bravest, Wednesday at a City Hall ceremony that celebrated acts of heroism. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro presented 67 awards at the 150th annual Medal Day. Recipients included Lt. Patrick T. Metaraza, who sh...
2019-06-06, 05:26

Report: Leslie to be honored with Staples Center statue Los Angeles Sparks legend Lisa Leslie will become the first female athlete honored with a statue outside the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday....
2019-09-06, 03:52

WWII veteran and POW survivor honored with Purple Heart United States Senator Martha McSally presented 95-year-old Walter Ram with a Purple Heart Tuesday. Ram, a World War II veteran and P.O.W. survivor, began his service enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 16. For nearly five years, Ram served as a radio operator and gunner. During his si...
2019-08-21, 04:39

Sunnyside Little Leaguers honored by County Board of Supervisors TUCSON – The Sunnyside Little League team that came within a victory of making it to the Little League World Series received a special honor from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.  Here’s more from Monday’s sportscast:...
2019-08-20, 22:52

Delon honored at Cannes as festival shrugs off criticism An emotional Alain Delon received a prize for his six decade-long acting career on Sunday as the Cannes Film Festival shrugged off criticism prompted by his views on women and same-sex couples to give him an honorary Palme d'Or....
2019-05-21, 15:00

Liverpool's European kings honored on World XI shortlist After lifting a sixth European title last season, and enthralling fans with swashbuckling football, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side has provided seven players on the 55-man FIFPro World XI shortlist....
2019-09-06, 09:13

Utley honored, tosses pitch to Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney Chase Utley ran out to second base one more time wearing a red pinstriped No. 26 Philadelphia Phillies jersey and dark blue suit pants while his walk-up song by Led Zeppelin blared and adoring fans stood and cheered...
2019-06-22, 05:52

President Jimmy Carter honored for China-U.S. relations Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who helped set the China-U.S. diplomatic relationship in motion forty years ago, was recognized for his crucial role in an award ceremony on Wednesday. (June 13)        ...
2019-06-13, 18:26

What would Nancy Reagan do, at 98 Nancy Reagan would have turned 98 this week. In remembering her, it’s remarkable to think of how different the world is today from when she first “arrived,” but especially how much has changed since she passed away just over three years ago....
2019-07-06, 08:26

Rosa Parks Honored With a Barbie Doll on Women’s Equality Day Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is being honored with her own Barbie doll. The toy company Mattel unveiled the new doll for Women’s Equality Day on August 26 as part of a range dedicated to celebrating inspiring women. Parks became known as “the mother of the civil rights movement”...
2019-08-27, 23:39

'He's here with us': How the Angels honored Tyler Skaggs with an emotional historic tribute After losing their teammate and friend, the Halos added triumph to tragedy. Those who knew the pitcher best reflect on the hard homecoming and incredible night that followed....
2019-07-16, 00:00

Tucsonans honored at Chicanos Por La Causa 50th anniversary event SAHUARITA, Ariz. – In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) has a special Southern Arizona Dinner & Awards gala on June 6 in Sahuarita. In addition to celebrating 50 years of empowering communities, CPLC honored individuals and an organization that have eliminated...
2019-06-08, 06:52

Student with autism gets diploma, honored with supportive, silent ovation These upstate high school graduates made the commencement day extra special for their autistic classmate — by staying absolutely silent as he walked across the stage to receive his diploma, a heartwarming video of the event shows. Jack Higgins — who had attended Carmel High School in the...
2019-07-11, 02:13

The 1975, Mariah Carey and Dido honored at Ivor Novellos Pop rock band The 1975 were the big winners at the Ivor Novellos in London on Thursday, scooping two major prizes at Britain's annual awards honoring songwriting and composing....
2019-05-23, 19:01

Stanley Cup champion Blues will be honored Saturday with parade and rally A parade 52 years in the making will finally happen Saturday in St. Louis, when the city celebrates the Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup championship       ...
2019-06-14, 02:00

Alan Turing, Computing Pioneer, Will Be Honored on Britain’s £50 Note During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until decades later....
2019-07-15, 17:13

Kylie Rae Harris Honored During Funeral 1 Week After Fatal Car Crash One week after her tragic death, Kylie Rae Harris' loved ones gathered together to honor her memory. A celebration of life for the country star, who passed away on Sept. 4 at the age......
2019-09-13, 02:13

NBA legend Jerry West honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom President Trump awarded basketball legend Jerry West the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on Thursday, continuing a run by Trump of recognizing American sports greats....
2019-09-06, 18:00

Photos: New York park-cleaning goats honored with G.O.A.T. awards A New York conservancy presented G.O.A.T. awards at a ceremony Thursday to five actual goats that have been working to clear invasive plants from a park....
2019-08-01, 23:01

'They're icons': US women's champion team honored with New York parade Women’s World Cup winners to go down ‘Canyon of Heroes’USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to capture second straight titleThe US women’s soccer team, fresh from its second straight World Cup triumph, has returned to Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning to be honored by New Yorkers with a tradit...
2019-07-10, 16:52

Colorado Cop Who Killed Unarmed De’Von Bailey Has Past of Brutality, Still Honored The Colorado Springs police sergeant involved in the August killing of 19-year-old unarmed De’Von Bailey has once before gunned down a fleeing suspect and roughed up another person while enforcing a protection order, of all things....
2019-09-10, 00:52

Liverpool's European kings honored in FIFPro World XI shortlist After lifting a sixth European title last season, and enthralling fans with swashbuckling football, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side has provided seven players on the 55-man FIFPro World XI shortlist....
2019-09-05, 22:39

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed African heads of state and envoys are paying their respects at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains...
2019-09-14, 15:00

Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala NEW YORK (AP) — Anita Hill, Bob Woodward and three Saudi Arabian dissidents were among those honored at the annual gala hosted by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Hill, best known for testifying in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her...
2019-05-22, 09:13

Actress Lily Tomlin to be honored at Michigan film festival Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Lily Tomlin will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual Traverse City Film Festival in northern Michigan...
2019-06-28, 21:26

A slave became a Revolutionary War hero. Now, 151 years late, he's being honored Pvt. James Robinson, a slave, played an important role in the Revolutionary War before his death in 1868 in Detroit.        ...
2019-05-28, 06:13

Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open 'She's our Jackie Robinson': A statue for tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson at US Open        ...
2019-08-24, 19:13

‘Waffle House hero’ honored with joyride in Blue Angels jet SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who wrestled a gun away from a Waffle House shooter has been honored with a joyride in a Blue Angels jet. The Daily News Journal reports James Shaw Jr. enjoyed a stomach-churning flight over Smyrna Wednesday in a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet. Blue Angels pilot Lt. Car...
2019-06-06, 15:39

LGBT pioneers Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson to be honored NEW YORK (AP) — Two pioneering advocates for gay and transgender rights will be celebrated with a public monument in New York City. City officials are announcing Thursday that a monument to Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson will be erected in Greenwich Village. The planned monument is part of an i...
2019-05-30, 03:52

Cardi B wins big, Nipsey Hussle honored at 2019 BET Awards Cardi B, Lil Baby and Snoop Dogg were the big winners Sunday night during the 2019 BET Awards that saw artist Mary J. Blige and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle honored....
2019-06-24, 09:13

Christine Lagarde "Honored" To Be Tapped To Head European Central Bank International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday announced she would step down "temporarily" from the global crisis lender after being nominated to lead the European Central Bank....
2019-07-03, 00:39

Tennis champion, trailblazer Althea Gibson will be honored at US Open with statue Althea Gibson, the first African American to win a major title in tennis, integrated two sports during an era of racial segregation in the 1950s.        ...
2019-08-25, 02:00

Chester Bennington Honored by Mom, Wife and Linkin Park on 2nd Anniversary of His Death Chester Bennington's loved ones paid tribute to the late rocker on Saturday, the second anniversary of his death. The Linkin Park frontman committed suicide in 2017. He was 41.......
2019-07-20, 20:39

Beth Chapman to Be Honored With "True Hawaiian Style" Memorial Service Fans are invited to say goodbye to Beth Chapman in "true Hawaiian style." Just days after the 51-year-old reality star's untimely death amid a battle with throat cancer, her......
2019-06-29, 04:00

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for....
2019-05-21, 15:00

New York high school grad with autism honored with 'silent ovation' The silence was golden at a high school graduation ceremony in New York last week as classmates gave a student with severe autism and noise sensitivity a silent ovation. ...
2019-07-12, 10:01

Groundbreaking World War II unit of black women honored decades after their service A documentary by a Wisconsin filmmaker shines a spotlight on a little-known groundbreaking all-female African American World War II postal unit.        ...
2019-05-26, 18:39

David Bowie's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, honored with Barbie doll US toymaker Mattel has unveiled a limited edition David Bowie Barbie doll modeled on the late artist's alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The collectible honors the 50-year-anniversary of Bowie's cult hit "Space Oddity."...
2019-07-12, 17:52

World War II veteran honored for his life and service at Arlington National Cemetery Carl Mann, a World War II veteran, was honored by the U.S. Army and his family during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.        ...
2019-06-06, 23:39

Olivia Colman honored by Queen Elizabeth ahead of her 'The Crown' debut Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman was honored Friday by Queen Elizabeth II — the monarch she is about to play on television in "The Crown."...
2019-06-08, 18:00

Paul Simon, Alice Quinn honored by Poetry Society of America NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon was honored by the Poetry Society of America, and he celebrated by reading a couple of poems and singing a few songs. During a dinner benefit Tuesday night at the New York Botanical Garden, Simon and poetry editor Alice Quinn were praised for their achievements and love fo...
2019-06-19, 13:13

In photos: Teddy Riley honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Recording artist and music producer Teddy Riley is honored during an unveiling ceremony honoring him with the 2,670th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on August 16, 2019....
2019-08-20, 00:13

A very good Secret Service dog is being honored in UK for stopping a White House intruder in 2014 A very good Secret Service dog, Hurricane, has been awarded a prize in Great Britain, the first-ever non-Brit animal to win the honor.        ...
2019-08-30, 06:52

Tennis Great Arthur Ashe Honored with Street Naming Ceremony in Virginia In 1968, a year fraught with violent civil rights protests and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., tennis legend Arthur Ashe became the first black male athlete to win the U.S. Open. But beyond his groundbreaking accomplishments on the tennis court, his tireless activism off of it is equall...
2019-06-22, 20:39

John Dean on Trump calling him a 'loser' and 'sleazebag': 'I'm honored to be on his enemies list' Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean said Monday, after testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, that he is "honored" to be considered an enemy by President Trump. ...
2019-06-11, 16:13

Zion Williamson, Bill Russell, Giannis Antetokounmpo Among Those Honored at 2019 ESPYs On Wednesday night, some of the most celebrated athletes and entertainers converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year that was in professional sports at the 2019 ESPY Awards....
2019-07-11, 16:26

Wounded US Special Forces veteran honored at Yankee Stadium with family by his side For Marty Bailey, Saturday was about more than just being honored at Yankee Stadium by his favorite baseball team on a picturesque afternoon -- the important part was having his family by his side....
2019-08-22, 22:52

In photos: Judith Light honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Award-winning actress Judith Light is honored during an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Sept. 12....
2019-09-13, 22:52

Hero NYPD cops honored for risking lives to protect fallen comrade The wife of an NYPD sergeant who was gunned down by ex-con in the Bronx became emotional Tuesday when the three cops who put their lives on the line to defend her husband until his last moments were awarded the department’s top honor. “[I want to tell them] just how much I love and appreciate....
2019-06-05, 01:39

Melania Trump honored with odd statue likened to a 'scarecrow' in her Slovenian home town First Lady Melania Trump’s Slovenian home town is paying a tribute to her as a “Slovenian hero” with wood-carved statue that has raised some eyebrows, with some decrying it as a “scarecrow.”...
2019-07-06, 17:39

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 14: Sister Nancy, 'Bam Bam' I literally have zero recollection of the first time I heard Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam.” I don’t remember it at all before college though, so I’ll just go ahead and assume I heard it at the same place I heard so many dope songs during my college tenure: (what we called) “Fashion Fridays” at Spelman Co...
2019-06-15, 00:13

Marvel trio Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, and Jeph Loeb to be honored at Saturn Awards The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will give awards to Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, and Jeph Loeb at their 45th annual awards ceremony in September....
2019-08-23, 01:39

American Gold Medalists Placed on 12 Months' Probation for Pan Am Games Protests: ‘I’m Honored to Make That Sacrifice’ Two American gold medalists were put on probation for a year as punishment for their decision to demonstrate during the National Anthem at the 2019 Pan American Games....
2019-08-22, 20:26

Nancy Meyers: focusing on my movie kitchens is sexist Director of It’s Complicated and Something’s Gotta Give says male directors who make ‘gorgeous’ films don’t face similar criticismNancy Meyers, the multimillion-dollar grossing director of The Intern and It’s Complicated, has hit out at critics who focus on the lavishly designed domestic interiors f...
2019-06-11, 13:26

Harrison Ford honored late Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew at the Galaxy’s Edge opening Last night, Star Wars fans rejoiced as the new Galaxy’s Edge attraction at the Disneyland park in Southern California officially opened for business. There to help Disney CEO Bob Iger kick off the festivities was George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, and a bearded Harrison Ford who, as Vult...
2019-05-30, 19:26

Ohio State campus police officer honored by President Trump for response to knife attack Ohio State police officer Alan Horujko, who fatally shot a knife-wielding attacker on campus, received the Medal of Valor at the White House.        ...
2019-05-23, 12:39

Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman wants her ankle bracelet removed Salzman had been out on $5 million bond and subject to home detention and electronic monitoring following her 2018 arrest on charges of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy....
2019-07-04, 01:13

Abortion is a winning issue for Democrats – look at history | Nancy L Cohen When abortion becomes a presidential campaign plank – as it did in 1992 and 2012 – it results in wins for DemocratsLate Thursday night, Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion. The former vice-president’s abrupt announcement that he now opposes ...
2019-06-10, 12:52

'Friends, you're going to love Greenland. I was there on 9/11' | Lawrence Douglas and Nancy Pick Manhattan? I’d’ve got Staten Island too for half the guilders. Louisiana? Bum deal. But Alaska? I’m giving that back to RussiaDonald Trump tweeted today he had purchased Greenland from the Kingdom of Denmark for $15bn plus Kanye West and the state of Massachusetts. Related: No thanks, we're not for ...
2019-08-18, 00:39

Local Fox reporter Nancy Parker among 2 killed in plane crash Longtime FOX 8 New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was one of two people killed Friday when a small plane crashed near the city’s Lakefront Airport, the station confirmed. The pilot, identified by Fox 8 as Franklin J.P. Augustus, also died in the crash, which happened just after 3 p.m...
2019-08-17, 07:39

Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman must keep curfew, ankle bracelet: judge Brooklyn federal court judge Nicholas Garaufis Tuesday denied a request by Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman that he ease up on the terms of her supervised release. Salzman has been out on $5 million bond since her 2018 arrest, and last week asked Garaufis to lift her curfew and remove her ankle bracel...
2019-07-10, 03:39

Judith Kerr was both sweetness and steel – and I'll miss her | Nancy Banks-Smith She was as dedicated to her work as she was to her family, right to the end. And no one could draw a tiger’s smile quite like her, remembers Nancy Banks-Smith• Share your tributes and memories of Judith KerrWhen I went to interview Nigel Kneale about Quatermass he would keep talking about his wife. ...
2019-05-23, 19:52

Fiery pundit Nancy Grace is back to fight ‘Injustice’ on Oxygen Nancy Grace is back on cable TV covering crime with her trademark doggedness and in-your-face panache. “Injustice With Nancy Grace,” airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. on Oxygen, marks the onetime Atlanta prosecutor’s return to the small screen three years after leaving HLN and starting a website and Sirius...
2019-07-19, 03:39

New Orleans reporter Nancy Parker killed in plane crash while shooting story New Orleans reporter Nancy Parker was killed in a plane crash Friday after the aircraft she was shooting a story in went down in near an airport.       ...
2019-08-17, 12:13

Fox New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker, 53, among 2 killed in plane crash, station says Longtime FOX 8 New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was one of two people killed Friday when a small plane crashed near the city's Lakefront Airport, the station confirmed....
2019-08-17, 21:00

Basketball legend Nancy Lieberman leads charge for women to head NBA teams Nancy Lieberman was the first woman to coach a men's professional basketball team. She wants to see more women follow in her footsteps.       ...
2019-06-24, 10:26

New Orleans TV anchor Nancy Parker dies in plane crash while reporting a story (NBC NEWS) — An award-winning local TV news anchor in New Orleans died in a plane crash while working on a story about a stunt pilot. Nancy Parker, 53, was killed along with the pilot, Franklin J.P. Augustus, on Friday when the plane crashed into a field near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport....
2019-08-18, 02:39

'Nancy Drew' breaks from wholesome roots with dark, sexy reboot geared for adults on The CW The CW is giving the classic literary figure Nancy Drew her own TV show, only the 2019 version of the character is a far cry from her more wholesome 1930s schoolgirl roots. ...
2019-08-05, 16:13

Former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen to be honored NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky The former Kentucky quarterback, who died July 3, will be honored at Kentucky Speedway during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300.       ...
2019-07-12, 05:52

Autistic Boy Given “Most Likely To Get Lost” Award   An end-of-the-year superlative has angered the mother of a student with autism in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Desiree Perez said teachers at Normandin Middle School gave her son a certificate on the last day of school that reads, “Most Likely to Get Lost in a Crowd.” The paper appears to have been...
2019-06-19, 00:13

Braiding a Bond: Serena Williams Shares the Time-Honored Tradition of Braiding With Daughter Olympia It’s been years since we’ve seen Serena or Venus Williams rocking their once-ubiquitous braids and beads; memorably, long before #TeamNatural renewed respect for textured and traditional hairstyles, the Williams sisters were frequently derided for the cornrows and beads they sported on the court. As...
2019-06-15, 00:13

Tarantino picks up best dog award in Cannes Quentin Tarantino surprises Cannes festival goers by picking up this year's Palm Dog Award in person, for his movie "Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood." (May 24)        ...
2019-05-24, 20:00

F1 says Kubica's 'Driver of the Day' award was an error A technical error led to Williams back-marker Robert Kubica being declared 'Driver of the Day' at the Austrian Grand Prix instead of race winner Max Verstappen, Formula One said on Tuesday....
2019-07-02, 19:39

25 Stars Who Are Just One Award Away From EGOT Status It's almost time for the 2019 Emmy Awards! That's right! The Emmys will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox. While there won't be a......
2019-09-16, 14:39

Gates Foundation under fire for Modi award International human rights activists have slammed a decision by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to hand India's controversial Prime Minister an award in recognition of his work to improve sanitation in the country....
2019-09-13, 07:39

Missy Elliott to receive MTV's Vanguard Award The MTV Video Music Awards will honor Missy Elliott this year with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the show's equivalent of a lifetime achievement award....
2019-08-12, 22:26

Award-winning director’s son shoots 60 in Junior PGA Jake Beber-Frankel, the 17-year-old son of Academy Award-winning director David Frankel, shot a 10-under 60 for the lowest score in the history of the Boys Junior PGA Championship...
2019-08-01, 05:39

5 snubs from the 71st Emmy Award nominations The 71st Emmy Award nominations included big names in TV like "Game of Thrones" and "Stranger Things," but it did not include these five names.        ...
2019-07-18, 08:00

Cantona to receive UEFA President's Award "Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona will be presented the 2019 UEFA President\u0027s Award in recognition of his playing career and commitment to charitable causes after it, European soccer\u0027s governing body said on Tuesday."...
2019-08-27, 19:13

Spike Lee to present Denzel Washington with AFI Award LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington’s career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. AFI said Tuesday that Lee will present the actor and director with the honor at a gala Thursday at the Dolby Theatre in ...
2019-06-04, 17:52

Teacher disciplined after boy with autism given ‘most annoying’ award An Indiana special education teacher is in hot water for mocking a fifth-grader with autism by giving him a trophy for “most annoying male.” Rick Castejon said he was “blindsided” when the bizarre award was handed to his 11-year-old son, who is nonverbal, at a luncheon for Ba...
2019-06-04, 22:39

Jimmy V Award recipient Rob Mendez: 'It's only the beginning' Born without arms and legs, Rob Mendez was determined to become a head football coach. Here, the 2019 recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance writes a letter to the game that changed his life and allowed him to inspire others....
2019-06-18, 14:52

| Tinkler slams 'ridiculous' MOM award - to his own goalkeeper! Coach Eric Tinkler has slammed the selection of his goalkeeper, Ghana's Richard Ofori, as man of the match after a goalless Absa Premiership match, calling it "ridiculous"....
2019-08-25, 23:13

Mendez to receive Jimmy V Award at ESPYS High school football coach Rob Mendez, who was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder that caused him to be born without arms or legs, will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at next month's ESPYS....
2019-06-18, 19:00

VentureBeat announces the Women in AI award nominees VentureBeat is pleased to announce its first ever Women in AI Awards at Transform 2019, honoring the changemakers in the field of artificial intelligence.Read More...
2019-07-03, 23:26

Melvil Dewey's name stripped from top librarian award The American Library Association will rename the Melvil Dewey medal in recognition of their co-founder’s racial discrimination and sexual improprietyAmerican librarians have voted to remove the name of Melvil Dewey, widely seen as the father of modern librarianship, from one of their top awards, cit...
2019-06-27, 21:13

Award-Winning Lamb Under Investigation For PEDs A grand champion lamb is currently under investigation after a veterinarian discovered a foreign substance in the animal’s system that might have given it an unfair advantage over its competitors. Tests from the Ohio Department of Agriculture reveal that the lamb was given a diuretic, which is banne...
2019-07-21, 01:26

Cunningham, Westhoff win assistant coach achievement award Mike Westhoff and the late Gunther Cunningham have won the 2019 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. Cunningham spent 33 of his 35 NFL seasons as an assistant coach, renowned for his feared defensive units in Kansas City over two stints and nine...
2019-06-11, 04:26

Award-winning director's son shoots 60 in Junior PGA Jake Beber-Frankel, the 17-year-old son of Academy Award-winning director David Frankel, shot a 10-under 60 for the lowest score in the history of the Boys Junior PGA Championship        ...
2019-08-01, 07:39

CBOE Wins "Equities Exchange of The Year" Award CHICAGO, IL -- September 18, 2014 -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today was named "Equities Exchange of the Year" at GlobalCapital's (www.globalcapital.com) Global Derivatives Awards ceremony in London. ......
2019-05-21, 21:52

Trump to award Medal of Freedom to conservative economist WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer. Laffer is known as the father of supply side economics, which gained popularity under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. His theory, the “Laffer Curve,” establishes t...
2019-05-31, 23:00

Award-winning Latin American photography – in pictures In the second annual Latin American Foto festival, on view at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, a range of photographers from throughout the Caribbean and Latin America will exhibit their varied and vibrant work until 21 July Continue reading......
2019-07-11, 11:26

And the loser is ... when award show hosts tank on stage The backlash surrounding comedian Sebastian Maniscalco’s performance as VMAs host puts him in good, or rather bad, company While MTV is no longer the vanguard of youth culture, the channel has gone to great lengths to keep their annual flagship event, the Video Music Awards, reflective of and subser...
2019-08-30, 19:39

Charlie Schaffer wins 2019 BP portrait award Award comes amid criticism of BP’s funding and sponsorship of National Portrait GalleryA portrait of an English literature student posing in a fake fur coat has won one of the UK’s most prestigious art prizes, which has been overshadowed by criticism of the oil company BP’s sponsorship of the award....
2019-06-10, 21:26

Van Dijk, Ronaldo And Messi Shortlisted For FIFA Award Virgil van Dijk denied Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the European title last week and the same trio are in the running for the FIFA accolade to be announced in Milan on September 23....
2019-09-02, 22:39

Kentucky conservation fund wins award for preservation FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The American Battlefield Trust has recognized the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund for helping preserve battlefields and historic sites. American Battlefield Trust President James Lighthizer recognized the fund last week for a “monumental contribution” to th...
2019-06-10, 12:26

Ohio college says $44M award to business not ‘final outcome’ CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio college ordered to pay $44 million in damages to the owners of a market who said the school ruined their business by branding them as racists said Friday the jury awards are “not the final outcome.” “We are disappointed in the jury’s decisions and the...
2019-06-14, 23:26

Antonio Banderas grateful for a later-in-life Cannes award MIAMI (AP) — Antonio Banderas says despite a long wait to win best actor at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s grateful the honor came later in life. The 58-year-old tells The Associated Press that receiving prestigious awards early in one’s career can lead to “many mistakes” — a...
2019-05-31, 22:39

UPDATE 1-U.S. judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 mln from $80.3 mln A federal judge on Monday slashed a damages award that Bayer AG owed a California man who blamed Roundup weed killer for his cancer to $25.27 million from $80.27 million, saying the punitive damages component was too high....
2019-07-15, 23:26

Max Scherzer, not Hyun-Jin Ryu, should be the front-runner for NL Cy Young Award Scherzer is striking out more batters per nine innings than Ryu, doesn’t get as much run support as Ryu and plays in front of one of the worst fielding teams in the majors this season....
2019-06-18, 22:52

Goodwill looking to return donated Purple Heart award TUCSON –Goodwill Southern Arizona is asking for the communities’ help in locating the family of a war hero and recipient of a Purple Heart award. The organization says the Purple Heart was donated to the store on Houghton and Golf Links roads in mid-June. The name engraved on the heart is “Nic...
2019-07-09, 00:52

Comedy wildlife photo award finalists revealed Lion cubs pouncing on sensitive parts of bigger cats. Two hares appearing to dance. In the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, animals show their funny side....
2019-09-14, 02:00

How I became an award-winning musician and winemaker: John Legend When he's not playing the piano or performing, John Legend spends time being a dad, coaching on “The Voice,” and creating wine.       ...
2019-07-02, 12:39

NHL award thinks ex-Islanders star played for the Rangers It may be the offseason, but former Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner still needs one more big save. On Saturday the 28-year-old Swede tweeted a picture of what appears to be the replica Masterton Trophy — awarded to the “player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and ...
2019-08-11, 01:00

Koepka claims second consecutive PGA Player of Year award Brooks Koepka has claimed PGA of America Player of the Year honours for the second consecutive year, edging the newly crowned Tour Championship winner Rory McIlroy, the PGA of America said on Monday....
2019-08-27, 07:52

Sam Kerr places third in BBC women’s footballer of the year award Australian loses out to winner Ada Hegerberg Pernille Harder comes second in global fan voteMatildas captain Sam Kerr narrowly missed out on adding another accolade to her impressive list of individual honours, placing third in the prestigious BBC women’s footballer of the year award for 2019, behin...
2019-05-22, 09:26

Award-winning musician: 'Nationality is an accident of birth' Editor's note: The UN estimates that around 17 million people born in India live outside its borders. The group is considered the world's largest migrant population. From the NBA's first Indian-origin player to the descendant of an indentured laborer, CNN spoke to a handful of people born to Indian ...
2019-05-22, 13:26

Joe Horrigan wins PFWA award named for his father Football historian Joe Horrigan, who retired on June 1 as executive director after 42 years on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s staff, has been selected as the 2019 Jack Horrigan Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Joe, son of the late Jack Horrigan, is the 47th award ...
2019-06-07, 00:13

Gaurav Gill Nominated For Arjuna Award 2019 In a big step up for the world of Indian motorsport, ace rally driver Gaurav Gill has been nominated for the Arjuna Award 2019. The selection committee for the Sports Awards 2019 announced its......
2019-08-17, 21:26

Pentagon's Cloud Project Under Fire as Award Nears The Pentagon plans to award a long-awaited cloud-computing contract next month, but the huge program—expected to cost up to $10 billion—faces mounting complications from congressional scrutiny and a court challenge....
2019-07-07, 17:13

Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal riffs, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. Madeline Michel from Mo...
2019-05-23, 20:13

DW Freedom of Speech Award presented to Anabel Hernandez The exiled Mexican journalist has received Deutschen Welle's Freedom of Speech Award at the Global Media Forum. In her acceptance speech, she issued a warning against organized crime and a plea for truth....
2019-05-27, 21:52

Tommy Orange among winners of American Book Award Tommy Orange’s novel “There There” and Jeffrey C. Stewart’s biography of Harlem Renaissance thinker Alain Locke are among this year’s winners of American Book Awards...
2019-08-19, 21:26

Jordan Peele to receive Britannia award for directing "Get Out" and "Us" director Jordan Peele will be honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards....
2019-09-12, 00:39

Ohio college says $44M award to business not 'final outcome' An Ohio college ordered to pay $44 million in damages to the owners of a market who said the school ruined their business by branding them as racists after a black student was caught shoplifting said Friday the jury awards are "not the final outcome."...
2019-06-15, 01:26

The five most emotional, meaningful ESPY Award moments of all time The ESPYs have provided some of the sports world's most compelling moments over the last 25-plus years. Here are five from the award show's history.       ...
2019-07-10, 19:26

Rhiannon Giddens, Francis Johnson to get Americana award Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and pioneering composer Francis “Frank” Johnson are named inaugural recipients of the Legacy of Americana Award...
2019-08-07, 16:39

Emmy award winning actor Rip Torn dead at 88 Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side, according to his publicist Rick Miramontez....
2019-07-10, 09:52

The Latest: IMS creates Miller Award for racing dedication INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 11 a.m. Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the creation of the Robin Miller Award, named after the longtime motorsports writer, to honor those dedicated to the service of auto racing. Miller was given...
2019-05-24, 17:39

Rhiannon Giddens, Frank Johnson to get Americana award Grammy-winning folk musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, leader of a 19th century black brass band, are named inaugural recipients of the Legacy of Americana Award...
2019-08-08, 04:39

Rams win Rozelle Award for public relations performance The Los Angeles Rams public relations staff has been selected as the 2019 Pete Rozelle Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. They also won the award in 1997 while in St. Louis. The Rozelle Award is given to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for exc...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Bharat Ratna 2019: Know About This Year's Award Winners 2019 Bharat Ratna Award: Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh will be awarded the countrys highest civilian award....
2019-08-08, 13:52

Police: Award-winning band director had sex with student HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police say an award-winning high school band director gave an underage female student marijuana and engaged in sexual acts with her multiple times. News outlets report 30-year-old Jordan Peveler was arrested Wednesday on multiple sex charges, including third-degree ...
2019-06-06, 18:00

Here are the finalists for 2019’s “Board game of the year” award Enlarge (credit: Spiel des Jahres) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. The nominees for board gaming's biggest award, the German "Spiel des Jahres" trophy, were announced this week and featur...
2019-05-25, 15:00

Gaurav Gill Becomes The First-Ever Recipient Of The Arjuna Award In Motorsport In a big milestone for Indian motorsport, rallyist Gaurav Gill has become the first-ever person from the field of motorsports to win the Arjuna Award. The ace rally driver received the award from......
2019-08-29, 14:52

Four military working dogs given nation's top award for their service Four military working dogs were honored for their service at American Humane's fourth annual K-9 Medal of Courage awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday....
2019-09-11, 20:39

Ken Niumatalolo and his Mids help award his son — a walk-on at Utah — a scholarship The Navy coach and his team assist the Utes in surprising his son, Ali'i, with a scholarship after the Broadneck High alum spent his first two seasons at Utah as a walk-on....
2019-08-17, 12:39

Williamson "Worthy Recipient" Of New Zealander Of The Year Award: Stokes Ben Stokes insisted that Kane Williamson was more deserving of the award than him as he led his side to the final of World Cup 2019 "with distinction and honour"....
2019-07-23, 13:39

Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Tony Award Collector, Dies at 91 Mr. Prince helped bring to life a stunning lineup of shows: “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd,” and Broadway’s longest-running spectacle — “The Phantom of the Opera.”...
2019-07-31, 17:52

US author Siri Hustvedt receives prestigious Spanish award A Spanish foundation says that American writer Siri Hustvedt, author of international bestsellers such as “What I Loved” and “The Summer Without Men,” has won this year’s Princess of Asturias award for literature...
2019-05-22, 13:39

‘Manspreading’ chair wins award for forcing dudes’ legs together Take a pew, sitting down just got woke! A British student has snagged a nifty design award for creating an anti-manspreading chair. Fed up with men who luxuriate in their seating, University of Brighton student Laila Laurel, 23, fashioned a pair of his and hers chairs that challenge the way men and ...
2019-07-19, 21:39

Award-winning lamb under investigation for performance-enhancing drugs An award-winning lamb is currently under investigation and may be stripped of its title after veterinarians at the Logan County Fair in Ohio found illegal drugs in its system....
2019-07-21, 21:00

Chris Long takes 2nd Good Guy Award from football writers Recently retired Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has won his second consecutive "Good Guy Award" from the Professional Football Writers of America        ...
2019-06-05, 03:39

Spike Lee to present Denzel Washington with AFI Life Achievement Award Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington’s career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.        ...
2019-06-05, 02:26

Van Dijk 'very proud' to win Uefa Player of the year Award – video Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has won UEFA's Player of the Year award.The Dutch centre-back was a crucial member of the side that claimed Liverpool's sixth Champions League trophy, and finished Premier League runners-up to Manchester City by a single point. He is the first defender to win the a...
2019-08-30, 13:39

Michael B. Jordan presents Central Park 5 with courage award LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan says the wrongfully convicted men known as the Central Park Five have shown true courage. Jordan praised the men — Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — during a luncheon Friday honoring “When They See Us,” a...
2019-06-08, 02:26

Ryan Shazier wins Halas Award for overcoming adversity Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has won the 2019 George Halas Award by the Professional Football Writers of America        ...
2019-06-03, 22:01

U.S. judge confirms Owens-Illinois arbitration award against Venezuela A U.S. judge on Tuesday confirmed a roughly $500 million arbitration award that a unit of Owens-Illinois Inc obtained against Venezuela in connection with the country's seizure and nationalization of two plants in 2010....
2019-05-22, 01:13

Justin Timberlake Gushes Over Jessica Biel and Son Silas After Award Win Justin Timberlake gave his wife, Jessica Biel, and their son, Silas, the sweetest shout-out during his acceptance speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in......
2019-06-14, 23:26

‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins Toronto’s sought-after audience award Taika Waititi’s Nazi Germany-set satire “Jojo Rabbit” has won the People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been a reliable omen for Academy Awards chances...
2019-09-15, 22:52

UN To Honour Late Malawian Soldier With Highest Peacekeeping Award The United Nations on Monday announced that it will honour the "brave and selfless" action of a late UN peacekeeper from Mali, who sacrificed his life while saving his colleague during an operation......
2019-05-21, 19:26

Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom "US president Donald Trump on Monday said he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday."...
2019-05-21, 18:39

JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract Award to Be Delayed Weeks The Pentagon will take weeks to brief Defense Secretary Mark Esper and await his approval before awarding a potentially lucrative cloud-computing contract....
2019-08-11, 08:13

Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar Former Uefa president detained in ParisPlatini taken into custody as part of investigationThe banned former Uefa president and France football legend Michel Platini has been detained in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged corruption relating to Fifa’s decision to host the 2022 Worl...
2019-06-18, 16:52

Special education teacher gives student with autism award for ‘most annoying’ An Indiana fifth-grader, who has autism, was given a “most annoying male” award by his teacher during a ceremony attended by classmates and the school faculty, according to the boy’s father. Rick Castejon told The Times of Northwest Indiana that he was at the awards luncheon last m...
2019-06-04, 18:52

£200,000, F1 car test for Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner The winner of the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award will receive £200,000, along with a test in a Red Bull Formula 1 car...
2019-08-29, 16:00

PM Arrives In UAE, Will Receive Gulf Nation's Highest Civilian Award Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the UAE on Friday, where he will discuss bilateral and regional issues with the top leadership of the Gulf nation. PM Modi reached UAE's capital Abu Dhabi from......
2019-08-24, 09:39

Nevada woman exonerated after serving 35 years for murder gets $3M award A woman who was released from a Nevada prison in 2015, after she'd been incarcerated for more than three decades for a murder she didn't commit, was awarded $3 million in a partial settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit, her lawyer said Wednesday. ...
2019-08-29, 07:39

Max Scherzer, not Hyun-Jin Ryu, should be the front-runner for this year’s NL Cy Young Award Scherzer is striking out more batters per nine innings than Ryu, doesn’t get as much run support as Ryu and plays in front of one of the worst fielding teams in the majors this season....
2019-06-18, 22:52

Football coach born without limbs to receive Jimmy V Award Rob Mendez never played football, and never could. He taught himself with Madden, playing by tucking a controller under his chin. Mendez was born without arms or legs, a result of tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder. Still, he’s managed a career in football. First as a manager in high schoo...
2019-06-18, 23:39

'No one should be left behind': Lenny Henry in diversity call as he wins award Lenny Henry has called for "no one to be left behind" in the entertainment industry after picking up the trophy for outstanding achievement at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards....
2019-07-08, 02:00

Ducati Hypermotard 950 Concept Wins Award At Villa d'Este The Ducati Hypermotard 950 Concept created by Centro Stile Ducati has won first place in the Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este....
2019-05-29, 12:26

Swiss mountain air exporter in running for environmental shame award A group that draws attention to environmentally unsound transport has named its nominees in the 2019 "especially absurd shipping award." Among them was one firm exporting Alpine air to Asia....
2019-08-19, 19:00

Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d’Or this year, at least he’s not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. The aw...
2019-05-24, 18:26