Lead poisoning across California
2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell |
NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.
The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was gay while hosting the U.S. late night sketch show...
Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
By Giulia Segreti | MILAN
Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week.
As with his Emporio line, shown on Friday, the designer brought to life his creation...
States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - including populous California, Illinois and Maryland...
Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
2020-06-13 02:42:21 UTC
<h1>Happy Loving Day!</h1>
<p><em>The US Supreme Court struck down laws that banned interracial marriages in 16 states 53 years ago. The case that resulted in this decision was brought to the court by Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were jailed in Virginia and told to lea...
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools.
California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a
href="http://global-gathering.com/pictures/20420"><strong>memo</strong></a> that considered the use of <a href="http://globa...
Nobel laureate Malala condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy
2017-01-29 19:07:58 UTC
In a powerful statement, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy.
Donald Trump’s executive order which reportedly bans people from several majority-Muslim countries—along with his explicit promise to prioritize Christian refugees over people from other religions—...
Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington.
Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend their gathering, a number that cou...
Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol helps curb the o...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a romantic musical about a struggling actress and a jazz...
Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
Merkel's conservative "Union" alliance of her Christian Dem...
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goodman_-global-gathering" src="/system/images/20084/...
North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months.
U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win
2016-12-05 05:01:52 UTC
<h2>Data Dive: U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win: civil rights group.</h2>
The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, according a report released on Tuesday by a civil righ...
U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta.
Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, one thing was clear: We knew this was coming.
President Obama Just Gave the Speech America Needed Right Now
2016-11-10 04:55:08 UTC
President Barack Obama called on Americans to come together after a contentious presidential election, urging both Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday to take the high road and support Donald Trump in order to heal a deeply divided nation.
"Everybody is sad when their side loses an election...
Mystery whale has scientists shocked
2016-08-04 07:39:07 UTC
Scientists discovered a new species of whale on the island of St. George, Alaska. This species of whale has never been seen alive and is yet to be named.
It turns out, according to new research published Tuesday, that this was not a Baird's beaked whale at all, but an entirely new species—a sm...
Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy.
Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on the morning of July 10, when they spotted a flock...
Will Britain fall into post-Brexit recession?
2016-06-28 07:56:12 UTC
Brexiters continually dismissed claims that the UK economy would suffer from a vote to leave the EU as establishment "scaremongering". Now we will see which side was right.
It was frequently noted during the referendum campaign that a "striking" majority of financial experts were forecasting d...
The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
By Bob Schneider,
The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born American Citizen carried out the attack. ISIS takin...
Muhammad Ali, Boxing Legend, Dead at 74
2016-06-04 07:29:48 UTC
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74.
Ali's death was confirmed in a statement issued by family spokes...
Muhammad Ali Timeline
2016-06-04 08:13:54 UTC
Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporaries are the values that he has been upholding all ...
Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
<h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i>
Published in the international science magazine "Nature" the r...
The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When D...
Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab and then put back.
But the data has not been pub...