Heeding mom, Tennessee lawmaker helped women gain the vote

One hundred years ago this month, women in the United States were guaranteed the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment — secured by a 24-year-old Tennessee legislator's decisive vote, ...

Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campa...

Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on Harris

CHICAGO (AP) — In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women's groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a v...

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has died. She was 91. ...

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music vid...

0casio-Cortez, Dems assail men's abusive treatment of women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assa...

South Koreans fight back against weak sex crime punishments

In the latter part of last week, hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition on the website of the presidential Blue House demanding action against the judges who turned down a request from the ...

Despite risks, Trump invests big in attacks on Biden's age

President Donald Trump has accused his Democratic rival Joe Biden of having connections to the “radical left” and has pilloried his relationship with China, his record on criminal justice, his plans f...

Women's rights groups protest French ministers' appointments

PARIS (AP) — Women’s rights groups are protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and a justice minister who has criticized the #MeT...

Rockies OF Desmond decides to sit out this season

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow youth baseball in his hometown in Florida. The 34-year-old Desmond wrote Mond...

Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issues

PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have announced they plan to sit out this season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffl...

Christine Lahti plays friend, feminist icon Steinem on PBS

Christine Lahti's portrayal of Gloria Steinem in PBS' “Gloria: A Life” reflects both a veteran artist's skill and a passion for the subject. Lahti's discovery as a young woman of Ste...

Hugill & Ip continues to push its D&I agenda with the private screening of "Suk Suk"

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 June 2020 - Since its early days, Hugill & Ip has been extremely committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the community. Th...

With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening this week for a likely vote to break up over differences on same-sex marri...

Looking to laugh? SiriusXM launches channel for women comics

NEW YORK (AP) — The midst of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a radio channel devoted to women comedians, but executives at SiriusXM believe that it's precisely the right time. ...