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YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — When Soleil R. Sykes took an internship in Washington during her first year as a student at Antioch College, she experienced a bit of culture shock.<p>She was working at a German think tank and noticed that both in the office and at social events, friends and colleagues were far …

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus

We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.

College & University

Trump Pardons Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WASHINGTON — For more than 100 years, Jack Johnson’s legend as the first black heavyweight boxing champion has been undisputed, but his legacy had been tarnished by a racially tainted criminal conviction.<p>His battles against white opponents, in the ring and outside of it, gave rise to “The Great …

Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents

A jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages, following four days of deliberation — and years of ongoing legal battles.<p>The verdict is almost exactly in the middle of the $1 billion in damages Apple was requesting, and the $28 million Samsung’s lawyers felt the South Korean …

Samsung

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over ‘forced consent’

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four complaints relating to (certain) companies’ ‘take it or …

Amazon Echo device recorded and sent a family’s conversation without their consent

• A family has reported that a conversation in their home was recorded and sent to someone in their contact list by an Amazon Echo smart speaker.<br>• The device reportedly misheard parts of a private conversation as instructions to send a message.<br>• While no doubt a strange experience for those involved, it …

Smart Homes

World stocks mixed as NKorea's restraint eases concerns

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors eyed the diplomatic rhetoric over North Korea, developments in global trade disputes and prepared for a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,961 and France's CAC 40 added 0.4 …

Stock Markets

Harvey Weinstein formally charged with rape and a criminal sex act; posts $1M bail

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1 million bail, following his arraignment Friday.<p>He was charged in Manhattan court with rape, criminal sex act and other sex charges stemming from encounters with two women.<p>Accused by more than 80 women, Weinstein surrendered to the New …

Harvey Weinstein

Coming to Netflix: The Obamas Sign Deal to Produce Shows

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama formally announced on Monday a multiyear production deal with Netflix in which he and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, will produce television shows and films for the streaming service.<p>The deal will give Mr. Obama an international television platform …

Michelle Obama

How the NBA, MLB are lobbying states to cash in on sports betting

A little before 1 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2017, an analyst working the night shift on the third floor of a stately stone building in central London saw his …

Can I gamble legally on sports now?

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the New Jersey sports gambling case and declared that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act …

New Jersey

What it means: Supreme Court strikes down PASPA law that limited sports betting

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of New Jersey on Monday effectively killed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal law that essentially limited sports betting to one state for the last 25 years.<p>PASPA was declared unconstitutional in the 6-3 decision, meaning …

Sports Law

We’ve been waiting for Warriors-Rockets for what feels like forever

<i>The Houston Rockets closed out the Utah Jazz in Game 5 to advance to a collision with the Golden State Warriors, who eliminated the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 5, in the Western Conference finals starting Monday night in Houston. For Wednesday night’s Game 5 between the Celtics and Sixers, click</i> …

“Yeah, but …” Arguments for the 2017-18 NBA Playoffs

A thing that happens often is someone, either in real life or on the internet, will say nice and good and complimentary words and sentences about …

Russell Westbrook

Warriors, Cavaliers Favored to Reach 2018 NBA Finals in Latest Postseason Odds

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have met for the past three years in the NBA Finals, and it's looking increasingly likely a fourth matchup will be in the cards this postseason.<p>According to OddsShark's Stephen Campbell, the Warriors are 2-3 favorites to win their second straight …

The East Will Always Be at the Mercy of LeBron James

The question came right away, because it was the only question that mattered.<p><i>What is it about this matchup that gives you guys so much trouble?</i><p>For …

Celtics advance to Eastern Conference finals rematch with Cavaliers

BOSTON (AP) Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston …

Revamped Celtics hope they've closed gap with new-look Cavs

BOSTON -- The day after one of the most memorable seasons in Boston Celtics history ended last spring -- and that's saying something, considering it …

Basketball

The future is bright for the 76ers, but was The Process worth it?

In an effort to ignite their beloved, young 76ers squad in the second half of Game 3 of the conference semifinals, the crowd at the Wells Fargo …

NBA

The Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals

Boston eliminates Philly in 5 games!<p>What a game and series for the Celtics and Sixers. If this was the beginning of a long rivalry to come, NBA fans are in for a treat. In a series that was missing huge stars on Boston’s side, and a young and fun Sixers team, it still showed the future of a …

Rihanna Says She's Not Friends With Drake: "It Is What It Is"

| Thu., May. 3, 2018 6:40 AM<p><b>Rihanna</b> and <b>Drake</b> are officially over—personally and professionally.<p>The low-key couple called it quits years ago, and the …

Anne Hathaway

Camille Cosby Defends Bill Cosby, Says He Was The Victim Of 'Lynch Mobs'

Bill Cosby's wife says the 80-year-old comedian was the victim of "lynch mobs" and that her husband's conviction on sexual assault charges was the result of a "frenzy" advanced by the media and the untrustworthy account of main accuser Andrea Constand.<p>In the first public statements made by Camille …

Justice

Why Christina Aguilera Says She’ll Never Do 'Churning Hamster Wheel' The Voice Again

Between 2011 and 2016, Christina Aguilera was a television mainstay as a coach on six seasons of <i>The Voice</i>. But despite the apparent camaraderie and …

Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled from the Academy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski are no longer members of one of Hollywood's most important organizations.<p>The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Academy Awards, has voted to expel the actor and director from its membership, according to a statement from the …

Bill Cosby

'We Will Not Negotiate Under Threat'

Trump is using the possibility of tariffs to get trade concessions from Europe. The Europeans are not interested.<p>At the last minute, the United States this week deferred a decision about whether to subject Europe to steel and aluminum tariffs. Trump at first announced sweeping and expensive …

Globalization

Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks settle for $1

<b>Two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks cafe by Philadelphia police last month have reached a financial settlement with the city.</b><p>Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson will each receive a symbolic $1 and a promise from officials to set up a programme for young entrepreneurs.<p>The arrest of the men, …

Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Hold Hands But Prince William and Kate Middleton Rarely Do

Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge had the kiss seen ’round the world on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 when …

Will.i.am leads Kanye West backlash over 'ignorant' slavery remarks

<b>Will.i.am has led the fierce backlash against Kanye West after he claimed the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been a "choice".</b><p>The singer said it was "one of the most ignorant statements that anybody who came from the hood could ever say about their ancestors".<p>He also said …

Teenager’s Prom Dress Stirs Furor in U.S. — but Not in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — When Keziah Daum wore a Chinese-style dress to her high school prom in Utah, it set off an uproar — but not because of its tight fit or thigh-high slit.<p>After Ms. Daum, 18, shared pictures on social media of her prom night, a Twitter user named Jeremy Lam hotly responded in a post …

China