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New York Explosion Empties Port Authority; Suspect Is in Custody

A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor on Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringing the heart of Midtown to a standstill as hundreds of police officers …

Extremism

The Latest: Senator foresees obstruction of justice case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the removal of a veteran FBI agent from the special counsel's investigative team (all times local):<p>1:20 p.m.<p>The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel is starting to see "the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice" against …

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Sheryl Sandberg Warns Of #MeToo Backlash Against Women

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg warned Sunday morning about the potential for women to wind up on the losing end of what seems like a watershed moment in feminism.<p>The <i>Lean In</i> author is cheering women on, but she writes in a lengthy Facebook post<p>, “I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash.”<p>…

Sexual Harassment

In 'Bombshell,' The Double Identity Of Hollywood Star Hedy Lamarr

If you're reading this through some kind of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi gadget, here's an interesting fact: Some ideas behind that technology can be traced back to a famous actress from the 1930s. Her name was Hedy Lamarr.<p>The story of this stunning beauty of the silver screen is told in the new documentary</i> …

Pop Culture

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell

Sun-scorched desert mesa, 140 miles of it, lies between Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir, and Utah’s Washington County, one of America’s driest metropolitan regions.<p>It’s a long way in miles — but not insurmountable to the Washington County Water Conservancy District, which is …

Feinstein: Senate Russia probe building obstruction case against Trump

WASHINGTON — A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election has revealed a possible obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on "Meet The Press" Sunday.<p>"The [Senate] Judiciary Committee has an investigation …

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’When They See Me Happy, They Are Confused’: Vidya Balan on How Society Views ‘Fat’ Women

Vidya Balan recently spoke on the first day of Agenda Aaj Tak, an event that brings together prominent personalities for discussions on various …

Vidya Balan

How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men

Hours after I gave birth to my first child, my husband cradled all five pounds of our boy and said, gently, “Hi, Sweetpea.” Not “Buddy” or “Little …

Jimmy Kimmel
Sexual Harassment

A Meme About Taylor Swift Is Being Used To Teach The History Of "Bad Bitches"

It turns out bad bitches are all around us.

Social media, the 'bikini bridge' and the viral contagion of body ideals

What happens when you combine a cultural obsession with thinness, a bit of organised propaganda and a catchy hashtag? Enter the “bikini bridge”: the …

Social Media

Ridicule as police say kissing under the mistletoe without consent is 'rape'

Police have warned Christmas party goers to obtain consent before kissing under the mistletoe otherwise they may be guilty of rape.<p>The advice came in a tweet, since deleted, by the Police Service of Northern Ireland which has been criticised for “trivialising” sexual violence.<p>The force, which has …

Northern Ireland

Trump could be forced to testify on sexual-harassment allegations — and if he lies he could be impeached

President Trump could be forced to testify on allegations that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by one of his accusers, if his lawyers fail to get the case dismissed.<p>Trump's legal team is arguing for a dismissal on Tuesday at a hearing in a New York …

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