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Virtual assistants talkback - Beauty brand LUX hacks virtual assistants to outwit casual sexism

An initiative by LUX and Wunderman Thompson Singapore gives female-voiced virtual assistants witty clap backs for sexist comments, discouraging harmful behaviours SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 Apri...

Melissa Lucio's execution was delayed. What to know about it

HOUSTON (AP) — The execution of Melissa Lucio is off. At least for now. Lucio, 52, had been set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the death of her 2-y...

EXPLAINER: Concern mounts as Melissa Lucio's execution nears

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for her to get a new tr...

Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4 in 10 U.S. high school students said they felt persistently sad or hopeless during the pandemic, according to government findings released Thursday. Seve...

'Beacon of goodness': NCAA women's gymnastics is booming

Sunisa Lee and the rest of the Auburn women's gymnastics team filed out of Stegeman Coliseum on Georgia's campus in mid-February, equal parts exhausted and giddy. A happy three-hour trip home awaited ...

William Hurt, star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — William Hurt, whose laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men in movies such as “Broadcast News," “Body Heat” and “The Big C...

Elizabeth Holmes's sordid saga goes from trial to TV series

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — “I am expecting quite a show.” I didn’t realize how prophetic my words would be when ABC News correspondent Rebecca Jarvis asked in early September what I was...

US Soccer responds to players' dismay over misconduct claims

U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone said Thursday she shares the concerns of national team players who expressed dismay over the federation's handling of complaints against former Chicago Red Star...

Players react to abuse allegations with letter to US Soccer

Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe were among players from the U.S. national team who signed a letter criticizing U.S. Soccer for its handling of complaints against former Chicago Red Stars...

Mental health among athletes spotlighted in tumultuous 2021

Simone Biles understands now that she was struggling long before she arrived at the Tokyo Olympics, where the unofficial face of the Games and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time was unable to fo...

1 in 5 women in Taiwan has been in abusive relationship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One in five women in Taiwan has fallen victim to an abusive relationship, according to a report published by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday (Nov. 30). Co...

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in abuse investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched the home of rocker Marilyn Manson on Monday after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women. Los Angeles County sheriff's Dep...

Air Force report: Nearly half in survey saw abuse, violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Air Force and Space Force personnel who responded to a survey said they've experienced some type of mental or physical abuse in the past two years, ranging from wor...

Judge rejects bail for Ghislaine Maxwell in sex abuse case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Tuesday again refused to let British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell trade a jail cell for home detention, citing previous rulings that the nature of charges alleging Maxwell re...

Judge: Prince Andrew sex lawsuit trial likely in late 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — An American woman's claims that Britain's Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 will probably be tried in a New York court late next year, if they survive a legal challenge...