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Country duo Maddie & Tae return with new label, new music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, country duo Maddie & Tae were in the studio working what they thought would be their sophomore record on Dot Records. Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye were both ...

Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of clothing brand, dies

The Benetton Group announced the death of one of its founders late on Monday, saying Gilberto Benetton had died after a brief illness. He passed away in the northern city of Treviso, surrounded by fa...

Sexual abuse and violence against women widespread in Europe's parliaments

Almost half of Europe's female politicians and parliamentary staff members have at some point received threats of death, rape or beating, according to a new study published on Tuesday. This also i...

Study: Widespread sexual harassment in European parliaments

GENEVA (AP) — A study of women serving in European parliaments indicates widespread sexual harassment relating to their work, with almost half the female lawmakers interviewed saying they have receive...

Taiwan promotes women in STEM with new book of success stories

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — A book about 15 women employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields was published by the Cabinet’s Department of Gender Equality Oct. 11, high...

California city is latest to redo 'sexist' school dress code

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable att...

Taiwan translation committee to choose between Marie Curie and Maria Skłodowska

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The name of a European woman who won Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry more than a century ago has unexpectedly become the focus of a dispute in Taiwan’s educational c...

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily...

James Franco an early winner at Critics' Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — James Franco, who had new sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him earlier in the day, was among the early winners at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, but t...

Critics' Choice Awards continue Hollywood's self-celebration

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Hollywood's self-celebratory season is continuing with the Critics' Choice Awards Thursday night. Actress Olivia Munn is hosting the event at the Barker H...

UK Anglicans issue advice to counter anti-LGBT bullying

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England has issued new guidance to counter anti-LGBT bullying at its schools, telling teachers that children should be permitted to wear tutus, tiaras or superhero capes "w...

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday. ...

Lawsuits seek changes to U. of Iowa sexual assault policies

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The law firm that won a landmark gender discrimination case against the University of Iowa athletics department will challenge the school's handling of sexual assault and harass...

Girls in the kitchen? Portugal yanks book over stereotypes

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese publisher has withdrawn exercise books for children showing girls in the kitchen doing domestic chores while boys assemble a robot, which the government complained...

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___ Disney launching new streaming service; ESPN following suit NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is launching a streaming service for animated and live-action movies in 2019 ...