Laxaro

View the latest news and breaking news today

time

Read Latest News Article in time.



pbs cuts ties with charlie rose after misconduct allegations

(new york) — pbs has ended its partnership with charlie rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.the 75-year-old rose has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics weeknights on pbs’ schedule since 1991. pbs had suspended his show late monday after the washington post published an article about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them....




arianna huffington defends al franken after photos emerge

arianna huffington denied that photos of sen. al franken appearing to grope her during a 2000 photoshoot were inappropriate.one of the photos that emerged tuesday, published in the new york post‘s page six, shows franken on top of huffington with his hand appearing on her breast. another shows them back to back, with franken’s hand on her bottom.huffington on tuesday tweeted in defense of franken. “i think i’m a better judge of how i felt in that satirical photo shoot with al franken than the recollections of an anonymous bystander,” she wrote. “i thought the point of this moment was to believe women’s accounts of their own experiences.” franken’s office declined a request from time to comment on the photos.i think i’m a ...




how syrian refugees hurt angela merkle's hopes at government

on monday morning, as they watched german chancellor angela merkel announce her failure to form a new government, the alsaho family of syrian refugees understood their small role in the chancellor’s troubles. they sympathized with her – the leader whose openness toward refugees they have always admired. but they feared what her predicament would mean for their chances of making germany their home.one of the main issues that blocked merkel’s efforts to form a coalition government was the treatment of families like the alsahos, who have been split and scattered across two continents by the syrian civil war. once they are granted asylum in germany, should such refugees be allowed to invite their relatives to join them from abroad? or shou...




sexual harassment revelations in congress are just beginning

the revelations about sexual misconduct on capitol hill keep coming, but there are signs we’ve barely scratched the surface.in recent weeks, talk radio host leeann tweeden accused democratic sen. al franken of minnesota of forcibly kissing her during a rehearsal for a sketch on a uso tour, then a second woman said he improperly touched her during a photo. (franken has apologized and said he remembers the incidents differently.)six women came forward to say that former president george h.w. bush groped them. (through a spokesman, bush apologized.)buzzfeed reported that long-serving democratic rep. john conyers of michigan settled a sexual harassment claim for $27,000, paid from his office budget in a manner that has raised eyebrows. (conyer...




jennifer lawrence: nude photo hack was like a gang-bang

in a new interview with the hollywood reporter,mother! star and hollywood favorite jennifer lawrence reflected on the “violating” experience of having her nude photos leaked over the internet back in august 2014.“when the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words,” she said. “i feel like i got gang-banged by the f–king planet — like, there’s not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. you can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone.” she also said that she was “still processing” the experience, in which private photos shared to her then-boyfriend nicholas hoult were hacked from icloud.“i th...




donald trump stands by roy moore

(washington) — president donald trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against alabama republican senate nominee roy moore and said tuesday that voters should not support moore’s “liberal” rival.trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding moore for the first time since top republican leaders called on moore to step aside more than a week ago.“we don’t need a liberal person in there,” trump said of moore’s rival, democrat doug jones. “we don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like jones.”trump said he will announce next week whether he will campaign on moore’s behalf. trump spoke to reporters tuesday at the white house before leaving for a thanksgiving break at his mar-a-lago estate in palm beach, f...




over half of female voters experienced sexual harassment

sixty percent of female american voters have admitted experiencing sexual harassment, according to a quinnipiac university poll released tuesday, the majority of which has occurred in the workforce.the poll’s findings come at a time when sexual harassment allegations against prominent figures are emerging almost daily, rocking everything from movie sets and television show writing rooms to newsrooms and capitol hill.during the time the poll was conducted, sexual harassment allegations emerged against minnesota sen. al franken, former president george h.w. bush and alabama senate candidate roy moore. the workplace was the most prom...




meek mill, harvey weinstein and the criminal justice system

ideasjill filipovic is a lawyer and writerthe american criminal justice system is broken: just look at meek mill and harvey weinstein. this month, meek mill, a 30-year-old rapper, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation — probation he’s been on since he was a teenager, all stemming from charges of gun and drug possession. what did he do wrong? he popped a wheelie on a motorcycle.in the meantime, harvey weinstein, who was caught on tape confessing to sexual assault, is a free man. we are so thoroughly used to the sanctity of women’s bodies being ignored and violated — and that “we” includes women ourselves, not to mention law enforcement — that more often than not, the violation of t...




prevent sexual assault and rape by supporting victims

ideasrumburg is the chief executive officer of the national sexual violence resource centerjames toback. john besh. kevin spacey. charlie rose.these are just some of the men who’ve been accused of sexual assault or harassment since the stories of film producer harvey weinstein’s misdeeds first came to light. as more survivors come forward and share their powerful stories, the list will continue to grow.like other recent cases, from bill cosby to bill o’reilly, these new allegations demonstrate that while abusers are responsible for their actions, this problem is much bigger than any one person. they show that this issue isn’t limited to a single profession, age group or community.sexual violence in all forms, including in the workpla...




five best: we’re one step closer to hydrogen cars

ideasthe aspen institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in washington, d.c.1. this invention brings us one step closer to hydrogen cars.by stuart wolpert at ucla2. there’s finally proof that the right brain training can fight dementia.by the indiana university school of medicine3. in an age of extreme weather, one city can teach us about preventing floods.by joe wertz in npr4. could we replace middle managers with arti...




fcc chairman moves to repeal net neutrality rules

(washington) — federal communications commission chairman ajit pai on tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer groups and internet companies who fear the move will stifle competition and innovation.the current rules, known as net neutrality, impose utility-style regulation on isps such as comcast, at&t and verizon to prevent them from favoring their own digital services over those of their rivals.pai said that he believes the net neutrality rules adopted during the obama administration discourage the isps from making investments in their network that would provide even better and faster ...




niger: military finds more remains of la david t. johnson

the pentagon revealed tuesday that military investigators made a grisly discovery this month when they stumbled upon additional human remains of a u.s. soldier killed during the oct. 4 ambush in niger.investigators with the fbi and u.s. military were dispatched to niger to determine what happened and answer questions about whether the forces had adequate intelligence, equipment, and took proper security precautions. the team visited the site of the attack on nov. 12 and interviewed local villagers as well as retraced actions leading up to, during and after the ambush.it was then they found “additional human remains,” according to the pentagonpentagon spokeswoman dana w. white said in a statement that the armed forces medical examiner has...




cbs news fires charlie rose after allegations

(new york) — cbs news fired morning show host charlie rose on tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his pbs interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.the network’s news president, david rhodes, said there is nothing more important than assuring a safe, professional workplace.to date, there have been no accusations of bad behavior by rose from people who work at cbs news. he’s been a co-host of “cbs this morning” since 2012 and a contributor to “60 minutes.” the allegations, first outlined in the washington post, are from people who worked with him or prospective employees at his nightly pbs show, which has been suspended by that ...




women of snl sign letter of support for sen. al franken

on tuesday, 36 women who worked on saturday night live came out to defend minnesota sen. al franken in a signed letter of solidarity for the show’s one-time cast member and current democratic politician. franken has recently come under fire with allegations of sexual misconduct, from radio anchor leeann tweeden and lindsay menz.in their letter, the snl staffers — who had all worked alongside franken at some point during his tenure on the comedy show — say that they “feel compelled to stand up” for franken.“what al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to ms. tweeden, and to the public,” the letter continues. “in our...




iranian charged with stealing hbo game of thrones episodes

u.s. prosecutors have charged an iranian national with hacking into cable tv network hbo and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including “game of thrones,” then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.behzad mesri, also known as “skote vahshat,” was charged with the hack in a sealed indictment that was released on tuesday by the u.s. attorney’s office in manhattan. a spokesman with the u.s. attorney’s office said mesri has not been arrested, and declined to comment on the suspect’s whereabouts.the indictment described mesri as a “self-professed expert” in hacking who had worked on behalf of iran‘s military to attack military systems, nuclear software systems and israeli infras...




justice department threatens to sue harvard university

(boston) – the u.s. justice department has threatened to sue harvard university to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the ivy league school’s admission policies violate civil rights laws.citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school’s affirmative action policies discriminate against asian-american applicants, the federal government in a letter set a dec. 1 deadline for harvard to hand over documents on its admission policies.the justice department is probing the cambridge, massachusetts-based school’s compliance with title vi of the 1964 civil rights act, according to the letter, dated friday and seen by reuters on tuesday. the measure prohibits institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating bas...




megyn kelly shares her story of charlie rose encounter

megyn kelly shared her own story about charlie rose on her show tuesday morning, a day after eight women came forward with allegations that the veteran broadcaster had been sexually inappropriate with them.kelly’s story was not one of sexual misconduct from rose, but instead a story about “an underlying dynamic between men and women that contributes to this culture in which inappropriate conduct goes unaddressed.”“i have known charlie for years,” she said on megyn kelly today. “so this is not a pleasant story for me.”cbs suspended rose, 75, who also works for 60 minutes, on monday evening after the washington post published its lengthy investigation into his alleged misconduct. the allegations against rose all came from women w...




john conyers: democrats are calling for ethics investigation

democratic lawmakers are calling for an ethics investigation into michigan congressman john conyers after a report that he reached a settlement with a staffer who said she was fired because she rejected his sexual advances.buzzfeed reported the news of the settlement, which reportedly exceeded $27,000 on monday. buzzfeed also cited four affidavits from conyers’ former staff members describing his sexual overtures toward female staffers, which included requesting certain acts in exchange for sex.conyers, 88, has served in the house of representatives for over 50 years and is the ranking member on the house judiciary committee. he told the associated press he did not know anything about the allegations.new york rep. jerry nadler, who is seco...




president trump pardons drumstick the thanksgiving turkey

tuesday was drumstick’s lucky day, as the 47-pound turkey was bestowed with an official presidential pardon from president donald trump in the white house’s rose garden.visitors and press assembled hours before the big moment, curious if the honor would go to drumstick or his poultry compatriot, wishbone, who had also been sent to washington, d.c. for the annual occasion. the two turkeys enjoyed an evening at a local four-star hotel thanks to their sponsors, the national turkey federation, and spent the moments before the pardoning getting serenaded by a band and visiting the white house briefing room.the white house put it up to an online poll to see which of the two would receive the ultimate on-air honor; 60% of the votes went to dr...




georgia: elephants stand on interstate after trailer fire

a georgia interstate isn’t the place you’d typically find african elephants, but there they stood.three african elephants stunned drivers and emergency response officials early monday morning as they patiently stood along a georgia interstate after the tractor-trailer carrying them caught on fire. the animals were not injured.the elephants stood along i-24 near the georiga-tennessee border as officials responded to the incident around 2 a.m. et monday morning. the animals, named mikia, lovey, and lou, were from wilstem ranch in french lick, ind., according to wtvc. they were en route to their winter retreat in sarasota, fla. when the incident occurred.battalion chief lesley morgan of the chattanooga fi...