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Prosecutors Drop Groping Case Against Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors Drop Groping Case Against Kevin Spacey

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jul 17
Prosecutors dropped a case accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016.

Alabama Senate Candidate Criticizes "Homosexual Activities" on TV

Alabama Senate Candidate Criticizes "Homosexual Activities" on TV

By Sam Cronin | Jul 17
Alabama Senate candidate John Merrill has drawn criticism for telling prospective supporters that "homosexual activities" on television are a sign of cultural decline, and for criticising the "socialist agenda" that's being advanced by democrats.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Had Thousands Working Behind Scenes

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Had Thousands Working Behind Scenes

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 17
It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago, including engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Jul 17
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.

GAO: EPA Skirted Procedures in Overhaul of Science Boards

GAO: EPA Skirted Procedures in Overhaul of Science Boards

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 17
The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures.

House Vote Condemns Trump's Tweets, Draws Some GOP Support

House Vote Condemns Trump's Tweets, Draws Some GOP Support

By Alan Fram and Darlene Superville | Jul 17
In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies.

Trump Defends Tweets About 4 Dem Women of Color

Trump Defends Tweets About 4 Dem Women of Color

By Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan Lemire | Jul 16
President Donald Trump says his tweets telling four female Democratic lawmakers of color to "go back" to the broken countries from which they came were "NOT Racist."

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 16
Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

By Mae Anderson | Jul 16
The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program.

Former Iowa Official Wins $1.5M in Discrimination Case

Former Iowa Official Wins $1.5M in Discrimination Case

By David Pitt | Jul 16
Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday.

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