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Illinois requires public schools teach LGBTQ history

Illinois public schools will be required to teach about the contributions of LGBTQ people across the state and the country — under a new law approved by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The law, signed by Pr...

Illinois requires public schools teach LGBTQ history

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New law allows Illinois schools to teach hunting classes "Students who are exposed to lessons in hunting safety have a greater chance of respecting firearms and using them properly for the rest of their lives," Republican Sen. Jason Plummer, a sponsor on the bill, said....
16:26 2019-08-01

Some German schools teach media competence to kids As children around the globe often feel stressed when it comes to dealing with the demands of the digital world, Germany has taken a more hands-on approach to teach the young generation media competence. (June 11)       ...
20:39 2019-06-11

Schools to teach pupils about perils of fake news and catfishing Education secretary says guidance will help guard children against online harmsGuidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more resilient to catfishing, fake news and other online harms has been announced by the education secretary.The guidelines will combine teaching on relations...
21:13 2019-06-27

Gov. Kate Brown signs bill requiring Oregon schools to teach about Holocaust Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a new law Monday requiring that the Holocaust and other genocides be taught in state public middle and high schools beginning in the 2020-21 school year....
20:52 2019-07-16

Florida schools required to teach mental health courses after state ed board vote Florida's public schools will be required to give students at least five hours of instruction on mental health issues beginning in 6th grade after the state's board of education approved changes to the curriculum Wednesday....
09:26 2019-07-19

The best public high schools by state 24/7 Wall St. reviewed rankings for all public schools from school data clearinghouse Niche to determine the best public high school in every state.       ...
00:39 2019-08-09

10 great places where LGBTQ history was made June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Find out about Stonewall and other significant places in LGBTQ history.       ...
18:13 2019-06-28

Why US public schools’ creepy use of surveillance AI should frighten you Public schools across the US continue to spend millions implementing AI-powered surveillance solutions alleged to prevent or mitigate violence. The only problem: most of them don’t work. US schools now rival China’s when it comes to ubiquitous surveillance, yet our students remain at the highest ris...
01:13 2019-07-24

From All in the Family to Pose and Special, Celebrate TV's LGBTQ History We've come a long way, babies. In the years since All in the Family introduced the first gay character in primetime TV, there's now Pose, an acclaimed FX drama featuring the most......
15:00 2019-06-03

Via shares its ride-pooling technology with NYC public schools Modern-day ride-hailing technology will soon be used to improve the New York City school bus system. Fast Company reported today that transportation company Via -- which offers on-demand ride-sharing in select cities -- will license its technology to......
04:13 2019-08-22

N4T School Supply Drive: Amphitheater Public Schools TUCSON- News 4 Tucson continued its 3rd annual News 4 Tucson School Supply Drive Tuesday at Amphitheater Unified School District’s La Cima Middle School.  Leslie Ferre is a teacher at the school and said that she is always looking for supplies. “My first year, a month in I already had a ...
12:39 2019-07-24

Public pressure prompts Ohio library to cancel LGBTQ event NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Public opposition that included Ohio’s Republican House speaker has prompted a county library outside Columbus to cancel an LGBTQ program for teens. The Newark Advocate reports the Friday event at the Licking County Library in Newark was scheduled ahead of the city’s ...
21:39 2019-06-01

NYC public schools caught tossing books, unused supplies Upper West Side parents are being asked to pony up nearly $100 for classroom supplies like glue sticks, Crayons and washable markers — staples they could find by looking in the trash outside their kids’ schools. Dunces at PS 166 threw away the very items they now want parents to buy, some of them ne...
05:26 2019-08-18

It’s ‘Racial’: Illinois Prison Banned Books on Black History and Empowerment From Inmate Program Some 3 out of every 4 inmates in Illinois prisons are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” content....
06:13 2019-08-17

Amphi Public Schools kicks off free ‘Summer Meals’ program School districts offer summer meal programs for students who rely on school for food. TUCSON – Amphitheater Public School District is kicking off its Summer Meals program on Monday. The district will hold a press conference to let families with children under 18 know about their program at 11 a.m., ...
17:01 2019-06-03

Stephen Miller Wanted to Block Undocumented Children from Public Schools Just when you thought Trump senior adviser and psychopath Stephen Miller couldn’t be any more diabolical, a new report says that he wanted to find a way for the Trump administration to block undocumented children from studying in public schools....
09:00 2019-08-18

Yankees great Bernie Williams goes to bat in Washington for art and music in public schools Bernie Williams' love of music is known to New York Yankees fans. Now he is advocating for more music education in public schools.        ...
04:52 2019-05-23

New Hampshire passes bill to provide free tampons, other menstrual products in public schools New Hampshire middle and high schools must now provide free menstrual products, including tampons, to students under a bill signed Wednesday.        ...
08:52 2019-07-18

White House Sought Ways to Block Undocumented Immigrant Children From Attending Public Schools Some top aides to President Donald Trump sought for months for a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in public schools — all part of the administration’s efforts to stem illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border. Trump senior adviser S...
23:13 2019-08-19

Holocaust history now required in Oregon schools after law championed by teen, concentration camp survivor Oregon public schools will now be required to teach students about the Holocaust, and other genocides throughout history, after the passage of a new bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday....
18:52 2019-07-16

Where Rolling Out a Sales-Tax Bump Requires a Certain Finesse Japan is conducting an intriguing experiment in mass psychology, as history shows consumers take such tax increases so badly that many economists say this treatment for the country’s fiscal woes just isn’t worth prescribing....
19:00 2019-08-04

US now requires social media info for visa applications If you want to stay in the US, you'll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the country now requires virtually all visa applicants to provide their social media account names for the pas......
00:13 2019-06-02

New Filipino law requires students to plant at least 10 trees before they can graduate A new law has been introduced in the Philippines which requires all elementary school, high school and college students to plant at least 10 trees before they can graduate....
18:01 2019-05-28

Buying ammo in California now requires background check Purchases of ammunition surged statewide ahead of a new California law that took effect Monday, which requires almost all buyers to go through background checks....
19:26 2019-07-01

Google Now Requires App Makers To Disclose Loot Box Odds Google rolled out a new Play Store policy requiring game makers to show players what the chances are of getting any items that might be contained in a paid random-chance scenario....
01:39 2019-05-31

Russia requires Tinder to provide data on its users MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications regulator says that Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies. The Russian Communications Oversight Agency published a new list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Ru...
13:26 2019-06-03

Turkey requires broadcast licenses for online media providers Turkey is extending its internet clampdown to media providers. The country now requires that all online content companies obtain broadcast licenses from TV regulator RTUK, which will also watch over their content. If they run afoul of RTUK's rules,......
15:52 2019-08-05

Making industrial chemicals “green” requires a lot of renewable electricity Enlarge / Huntsman Olefins petrochemical industry, manufacturer of ethylene and propylene, Wilton, Teesside, UK. (credit: Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) When we think about climate change, we most often think about emissions from two sectors: energy and transportati...
14:33 2019-05-21

Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder Indonesia's Lion Air "urgently requires" more Boeing Co 737 MAX jets to support its growth strategy once regulators approve the grounded model's return to service, the airline's co-founder, Rusdi Kirana, told Reuters on Wednesday....
13:52 2019-08-14

Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth: co-founder Indonesia's Lion Air "urgently requires" more Boeing Co 737 MAX jets to support its growth strategy once regulators approve the grounded model's return to service, the airline's co-founder, Rusdi Kirana, told Reuters on Wednesday....
16:13 2019-08-14

Greening the chemical industry requires massive amount of renewables To go green, the chemicals industry could use carbon dioxide from the air instead of fossil fuels, but this would require vast amounts of renewable energy...
19:39 2019-05-21

Facebook Settlement Requires Mark Zuckerberg to Certify Compliance Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is following federal officials’ orders for protecting consumer privacy under a settlement expected to be announced with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday....
01:39 2019-07-24

Ajit Pai OKs T-Mobile/Sprint merger, “requires” 5G rollout that’ll happen anyway Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) T-Mobile and Sprint are one big step closer to getting the US government's approval to merge, as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his support for th...
16:39 2019-05-21

Google Stadia requires $130 upfront, $10 per month at November launch The hardware you get with the $129.99 Stadia "Founder's Edition." Players will have to pay $129.99 up front and $9.99 a month, on top of individual game purchase costs, when Google's previously announced Stadia game-streaming service launches in November. A f...
21:13 2019-06-06

Facebook Settlement Requires Zuckerberg to Certify Privacy Protections Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is taking steps to protect consumer privacy under a settlement expected to be announced with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday....
02:39 2019-07-24

The Russian Government Now Requires Tinder to Hand Over People's Sexts Tinder users in Russia may now have to decide whether the perks of dating apps outweigh a disconcerting invasion of privacy. Russian authorities are now requiring that the dating app hand over a wealth of intimate user data, including private messages, if and when it asks for them.Read more......
18:13 2019-06-03

Near-collision between U.S. and Russian warships in Pacific requires emergency maneuvers The U.S. Navy accused the Russian destroyer of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct after the incident involving the USS Chancellorsville. The Russian Pacific Fleet countered that it was the U.S. vessel that had engaged in dangerous maneuvering, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported....
01:52 2019-06-08

Google’s cloud gaming service requires a $129 bundle to play at launch Google today revealed more information about Stadia, its ambitious gaming service, in a special Connect show. We learned that Google was tossing away their one single advantage — namely, that you’re going to have to purchase a $129 not-console in order to play it at launch. The first details we lear...
01:39 2019-06-07

This Indian School Requires Students to Hand Over Plastic Waste as Tuition A school in India’s northeastern Assam state is now requiring students to pay for tuition in plastic waste they collect. Each of the 110 students at the Akshar Forum school must bring 20 plastic items to school a week in order to attend, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Attendance was ...
17:13 2019-06-05

United after pilot arrests: No drinking 12 hours before work, longer than FAA requires United Airlines now requires pilots not to drink 12 hours before reporting to work. The FAA minimum is eight hours.       ...
22:00 2019-08-13

American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog, requires five stitches The flight attendant was bitten on the hand during a flight from Dallas to Greensboro, North Carolina, and required five stitches.       ...
00:39 2019-07-24

Rail Infrastructure Requires Rs 50 Lakh Crore Till 2030: Nirmala Sitharaman "These along with other such initiatives such as Udaan scheme will improve India''s infrastructure, enable connectivity, and bridge the rural and urban divide," said Nirmala Sitharaman....
09:39 2019-07-05

Authors of punk history mainstay Please Kill Me preparing an oral history of Charles Manson and his "girls" First published back in 1996, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s Please Kill Me helped kick off a new trend in the world of music journalism, employing the oral history format to allow people—from all levels of fame and success—to tell their own stories about the wild punk scene of 1970s New York. McN...
09:52 2019-08-11

Gay History Is Black History: These 10 Icons Prove It LGBTQ African Americans have always been here. (Drag) Kings and Queens, dykes, homos, gender nonconforming, same-gender loving, queer and trans folk populate our history and have been foundational to every single emancipatory movement we’ve ever had. But often, they are erased for their sexuality or...
22:39 2019-06-29

uTalk can teach you a new language for just $20 It's been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your mind active and healthy—not to mention the more obvious fact that it makes traveling to your favorite foreign destinati......
18:26 2019-05-23

At Zappos, Algorithms Teach Themselves The online seller of shoes and apparel said a self-learning algorithm has shown promise in solving one of its most perplexing search-engine issues: irrelevant results....
16:26 2019-07-09

What Seinfeld can teach us about science From micro pigs to the doping dangers of a poppy seed bagel, how life may be imitating the US sitcomWhen Jerry Seinfeld starts his UK tour, listen out for a science joke. From early on in his TV career, the comedian poked fun at science. In his 1981 HBO debut, he said of weather forecasts: “And then...
12:13 2019-07-12

What Kylie Jenner Can Teach Us About M&A Coty’s next big idea needs to look less like CoverGirl and more like Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who created a beauty powerhouse. Control of Ms. Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics is reportedly for sale, and Coty is said to be the lead bidder....
20:26 2019-07-12

How to Teach Yourself to Do Hard Things Practice (supposedly) makes perfect, but who among us has never spent hours upon hours practicing something they didn’t even come close to perfecting? I, for one, played a LOT of tennis as a teenager and wrestled with a clarinet for many years in many bands, and guess what? I was never more than sol...
21:52 2019-05-28

Teach Your Kid to Fix Stuff Around the House My single-parent mom couldn’t afford to hire a handyman to fix the house, so we did it all ourselves. Together we fixed windows, installed faucets, and rewired appliances. Even though we did it all out of necessity, I enjoyed doing projects with my mom. A child psychologist might say that learning t...
22:00 2019-07-15

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide Bridging the ‘gender digital divide’ is about more than ensuring that women and girls have basic access to the Internet and cell phones; it means providing training so they have the skills to use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to their benefit, and taking active measures to boost...
18:13 2019-05-21

Use a Fishing Pole to Teach Your Kid to Swing a Bat Because we are not above lazy parent hacks (may we present to you how to entertain your kid while lying down?), we are sharing this one. Attach a baseball (or any similar-sized ball) to a fishing rod, hold it steady, have your kid take a swing, reel the ball in, and then repeat this all damn day. Ri...
04:00 2019-06-22

Teach Your Teens About the Dangers of Too Much Wheel I grew up with the Pierce Brosnan era of the James Bond franchise, and it became one of the most significant factors in me becoming an automotive enthusiast as I grew into a teenager. What those movies couldn’t prepare me for, though, were the dangers of having too much wheel....
22:39 2019-05-27

Use Candy to Teach Your Kid How to Swallow Pills Most children’s medicines are available in chewable or liquid form, but there will come a time when your kid has to swallow a pill. And that can be a weird, scary thing. Here’s a tip from pediatricians that will lessen the struggle: Practice with candy. Doctors Avani Modi and Lisa Ingerski of the Ci...
18:00 2019-06-14

Teach Your Kid That Every Task Has a Beginning, Middle and End If I’m trying to help my six-year-old daughter Maggie become a more organized thinker, my instruction seems to be coming too late. “There are board game pieces everywhere,” I’ll tell her, having noticed the scene hours after she’s fled it and moved onto three different activities. As someone who cur...
05:39 2019-08-13

Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend....
12:13 2019-06-21

Fed Wants to Teach Banks Through Stress Tests, Not Fail Them A top Federal Reserve official said his agency’s tests of whether big banks can withstand a future economic shock need to be more predictable and easier for firms to pass....
09:26 2019-07-10

Teach Your Kid About Money by Creating an Imaginary World When I stumbled into adulthood a couple of decades ago, money was an absolute mystery to me—or at least, the management of it was. Expenses like car maintenance, water, trash, health insurance and taxes came as a huge shock, stunning me with how quickly they could consume my paycheck. And who knew f...
23:00 2019-06-05

Wonderscope uses AR to teach literacy and tackle bullying After Pokemon Go put augmented reality on the radar of a mainstream audience, developers have intensified their efforts to find useful applications for it. Google, for example, added AR navigation to Maps, overlaying arrows on the world in front of y......
21:13 2019-08-13

How do I teach my niece about racism without upsetting my brother? She is 13 and has had a very sheltered, conservative upbringing in one of the southern states of the US. How do I go about exposing her to different views and values?My 13-year-old niece is coming from her home in a southern US state to our smallholding in France, as she has for the past four summer...
21:00 2019-06-14

A boy stole two planes for a joyride. Pilots now want to teach him how to fly The boy trespassed a small airport in Huzhou, a city in eastern China, piloting and crashing a seaplane onto a guard rail and driving another one.        ...
18:13 2019-07-22

This Sad Robot Made From Random Twigs Has to Teach Itself to Get Around Watching Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot backflip its way through a parkour course is impressive, but those seemingly effortless maneuvers actually represent thousands of hours of unseen development and testing to perfect. While this robot made from random branches struggling to crawl across the floor ...
04:26 2019-07-03

Teach Your Kids to Mediate Their Own Sibling Arguments Parenting more than one child can sometimes feel like refereeing. When the sibling bickering and brawling starts, it might seem like you’ve got two choices: Go in and break it up or let ‘em work it out for themselves. Either way, they’ll be right back at it in a few minutes anyway....
17:00 2019-06-19

Parenting guides teach us everything – except how to be parents | Eva Wiseman From breast feeding to sleep training, there is a manual to help new parents. But how useful are they really? And don’t they just make us feel even more stressed?Visiting a maternity ward last week I saw the oddest thing. A series of posters designed to promote breastfeeding, each one a disembodied ...
10:52 2019-06-23

From Bowie to Beyoncé: what the stars can teach us about travelling in style Mia Farrow opted for a kaftan while Marilyn Monroe went for high heels. What can vintage celebrity fashion tell us about cool, comfortable travel? Continue reading......
14:13 2019-08-14

What Slack and Fortnite can teach your business about freemium pricing The phenomenal success of Fortnite and IPO of Slack has me thinking of all the freemium unicorns that have gotten their wings over the last years. Box, DropBox, and Evernote all come to mind, but there are many more. Their success can inspire others to try the freemium model, but it’s not for everyo...
12:39 2019-08-14

Work the room: can comedians teach you to boost your confidence? Standups Alexandra Haddow and Jamie Allerton offer their tips and tricks for speaking in public Almost every time we tell someone we perform standup comedy, we get the same response: “Oh you’re so brave, I could never do that.” To which the reply is: “It’s not as hard as you think.” Sure, not everyo...
15:26 2019-07-08

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the 'Be Internet Awesome' Program As parents, we’re constantly urged to teach our kids about internet safety. It’s something we must do—this is clear. But Moms and dads need more guidance because let’s face it: We ourselves are also struggling to navigate the murky waters of the web. That’s why I’m liking the tools released by Googl...
05:13 2019-06-29

What Hong Kong's Protestors Can Teach Us About the Future of Privacy Something odd happened in Hong Kong last week. Protestors against a controversial proposed extradition bill were afraid to use their metro cards. Instead of swiping their cards through the turnstiles of the city’s subway system, they lined up to buy single-journey tickets with cash, apparently worri...
17:00 2019-06-21

These Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Inmates How to Code The Oregon Department of Corrections [DOC] has barred inmates from reading dozens of books about technology and programming—many of which teach basic skills for many entry-level jobs. Read more......
05:26 2019-06-22

You can’t teach schoolkids ‘resilience’ when they’re micromanaged every day | Richard Godwin The education secretary wants to ‘toughen up’ pupils, but that means less structure, not moreDon’t tell the Conservative leadership candidates, but the education secretary, Damian Hinds, is holding a brainstorming session. He wants ideas on how we can toughen up British schoolchildren. Clearly he kn...
15:26 2019-05-31

Florida dad threw son, 5, into ocean to ‘teach him to swim’: cops A drunk Florida man tried “teaching” his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly tossing him into the Atlantic Ocean — and then proceeded to do backflips off a nearby pier as the boy struggled to stay afloat, cops said....
07:13 2019-07-18

If I’m not trash, what am I? What Forky from ‘Toy Story 4’ has to teach about identity and self-worth The Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale says that he was "overwhelmed" by his Pixar experience — much like his new character in the latest "Toy Story" release....
03:13 2019-06-22

Study: Opioid recovery requires more treatment than alcohol recovery People addicted to drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids have a harder time kicking the habit than those addicted to alcohol, according to a new study....
00:13 2019-08-06

Kashmir: Imran Khan says Pakistan will 'teach India a lesson' Pakistan PM says army is preparing to respond to anticipated Indian aggression in regionPakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has threatened to “teach Delhi a lesson” and vowed to fight until the end against any Indian violations in disputed Kashmir.In some of his strongest words since Delhi revoke...
01:52 2019-08-15

Small talk is cheap: Finland could teach us the art of keeping quiet Lessons in idle chit-chat are taking off among Finns, but what are they filling their lovely, wintry silences with?Few people admit to being skilled in the art of small talk. It’s like saying you’re good at sleeping, or claiming to be highly lactose tolerant – it’s nice, but it’s no accomplishment. ...
17:26 2019-05-29

Former President Jimmy Carter returns to teach Sunday school PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is back to teaching Sunday school in Georgia after taking time off to undergo surgery for a broken hip. Carter told attendees at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains that he and his wife, Rosalynn, have nursing care at home and are doing fine, ...
17:26 2019-06-09

7 Black-Ass Things I Will Teach My Kids to Make Them HBCU Ready My daughter is now 10 years old. This means in 8 years she’ll be off to Spelman College in Atlanta to become the best she can be at the best HBCU in the country. I remember announcing on this here website that her mother was pregnant. Oh how time flies. While my daughter can go wherever she wants—a...
00:00 2019-05-25

Eva Mendes is trying to teach her kids Spanish, but they're more interested in Spanglish Mendes shared how her daughter will combine both English and Spanish words to make a sentence and while adorable, it's "not a language."        ...
16:52 2019-05-21

Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It's partnering with Alphabet's X and Brilliant on an online curriculum for quantum computing. The course starts wit......
05:00 2019-05-27

The White House Learned Four Internet Words and Wants to Teach You How to Say Them Wrong Today, President Trump hosted his big “social media summit,” which coincided almost perfectly with a worldwide Twitter outage. Notably, the White House invited exactly zero social media company representatives to the event, but plenty of online conspiracists and grifters to make up for their absence...
00:00 2019-07-12

Robot babies teach Colombian teenagers about parenthood – in pictures Schoolchildren in Caldas take part in a voluntary project using a rubber doll with built-in software programmed to act like a newborn Continue reading......
11:39 2019-07-03

Dad dons booty shorts to teach his rebel daughter a lesson Her Daisy Dukes didn’t pass the dad test. A Florida father sought to teach his daughter a lesson about revealing outfits when he sported barely-there short shorts, shaming her for her new outfit purchase. Jason Hilley shared a video of himself marching into his daughter’s room, his shorts roll...
22:26 2019-06-18

This chatty, impossibly cute baby could teach us all a thing or two about conversation Babies are smelly and loud, but, yes, are they cute. We acknowledge this. However, their language of goos and gas undoubtedly make for some stale conversation. This baby, though? This baby can put any other talker to shame....
23:13 2019-06-05

Literacy app taps Marvel comics to teach kids to read Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon aren't the only ones invested in app-based literacy programs. Today, Kuato Studios unveiled a new learn-to-read app built around familiar Marvel stories. Marvel Hero Tales is an educational storytelling app m......
10:39 2019-06-13

Mysterious signals from space could teach us how dark energy works Weird bursts of radio waves from space could be used to measure cosmic distances, which would help us learn about dark energy and the universe’s expansion...
21:00 2019-08-08

Nets teach Knicks tough lesson on way to ruling the city Good for the Nets. Good for Brooklyn. Good for New York. It is important to remember today what the Nets were like yesterday, the profound wasteland that Sean Marks inherited when he agreed to take over the team three years ago, because it must serve as a reminder that a smart GM and a smart......
06:26 2019-07-01

Google Glass Has an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and make eye contact....
11:26 2019-07-17

Florida dad threw son into ocean to ‘teach him to swim’ — then did backflips: cops A drunk Florida man tried “teaching” his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly tossing him into the Atlantic Ocean — and then proceeded to do backflips off a nearby pier as the boy struggled to stay afloat, cops said. Upon being arrested, John Bloodsworth — a 37-year-old fr...
08:00 2019-07-18

Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies. Europol declared its intentions to help authorities with the announcement of what it’s calling ...
18:00 2019-06-14

Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front of his son....
04:39 2019-08-14

The best thing to do today to teach kids about money, according to a CEO who worked in finance for 10 years Laura Levine The best way to teach kids about money is to incorporate prices and spending into everyday conversations. That's according to financial literacy expert Laura Levine, who spent 10 years working in finance before becoming CEO of the nonprofit JumpStart Coalition for financial literacy. Y...
21:39 2019-08-18

Polaris Slingshot Dealerships Will Teach You to Drive Stick This Month for Free Most of us can agree that driving stick, or at least knowing how, is a worthwhile investment of our time. It’s enjoyable, it can make a driver feel more focused on the road, and it’s a good skill to have. The act of learning, though, always comes with that one important question: Where will the sacr...
03:39 2019-07-04

Nine-year-old who defies labels helps teach educators about queer youth When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: "drag queen."...
14:13 2019-06-19

You can't enforce a ban on mobile phones in the classroom – we should teach kids to hate them instead | Van Badham Ours is a desperate hour, we can try to learn to read phones, cynically and powerfullyThe Australian state of Victoria has just banned mobile phones in the classroom. This is a noble intention, but a missed opportunity. Really, they should have smashed the machines, every one.The logic of the state ...
09:52 2019-06-28

Intel AI researchers combine reinforcement learning methods to teach 3D humanoid how to walk Intel AI researchers have devised methods to combine forms of reinforcement learning in order to teach OpenAI's Humanoid how to walk without falling.Read More...
01:00 2019-06-12

Illinois plans to self-destruct Here's a basic principle for 21st-century governance: to attract investment and high-skilled workers, a government must make it attractive to do business in their locale....
19:39 2019-05-29

Illinois says it's prepared for another election hack The computers in Sangamon County, Ill., like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the new battlefield against foreign attacks on our election system....
00:00 2019-06-18

Louisville walks off against Illinois State 4-3 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Alex Binelas’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Trey Leonard and top-seeded Louisville edged Illinois State 4-3 in an NCAA regional final on Monday, sending the Cardinals to their sixth Super Regional in the past seven seasons. After committing a c...
05:52 2019-06-04

Constitutionality of $16 billion of Illinois bonds challenged The sale of $10 billion of general obligation bonds in 2003 and $6 billion in 2017 by Illinois was unconstitutional because the proceeds were used for loans to the state's pension funds or to finance budget deficits, according to a court filing on Monday....
01:26 2019-07-02

A Flamingo In An Illinois Zoo Had To Be Put Down After A Child Threw A Rock At It (NBC NEWS FILE PHOTO) (CNN) – A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois, zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused inju...
22:26 2019-05-25

Defense in China student's beheading in Illinois says he did it An Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a graduate student from China two years ago was obsessed with Ted Bundy and other serial killers, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday on the first day of the trial of the sensational case....
09:13 2019-06-13

After Illinois, these states could legalize recreational marijuana next More states have waved the green flag on weed from a medical and/or adult-use, with 33 medical marijuana-legal states. Ten allow adult consumption.       ...
19:00 2019-06-14

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune. The failure of the system was underscored in February when a man killed five former colleagues and w...
19:00 2019-05-27

Trump says he may commute sentence of former Illinois governor U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was seriously considering commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich....
11:26 2019-08-08

$5.5 Million Homes in New York, Illinois and Missouri A minimalist home in the Hudson Valley designed by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, an 1883 Tudor in Evanston and a medieval-style castle in Kansas City....
17:13 2019-07-03

Illinois zoo flamingo put down after a child threw a rock at it (CNN) – A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it bei...
00:26 2019-05-23

Illinois poised to legalize recreational marijuana Illinois is poised to become the 11th state in the US to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after lawmakers voted to legalize the drug on Friday afternoon....
03:26 2019-06-02

Jacksonville State rallies late to eliminate Illinois 7-5 Naismith pinch 2rrun double in 8th as Jacksonville State rallies late to beat Illinois 7-5 in NCAA elimination game        ...
23:52 2019-06-01

Openings set at Illinois trial in slaying of Chinese scholar CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are set for a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. After opening remarks to jurors Wednesday morning in Peoria, in central Illinois, federal prosecutors will c...
09:26 2019-06-12

Illinois Republicans urge Trump to keep Blagojevich in prison Illinois’ delegation of House Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump not to commute the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the state’s former governor, after the president told reporters he was considering doing so.In a statement, Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davi...
05:13 2019-08-09

Illinois man set for trial in missing Chinese scholar case CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Illinois graduate student is set to stand trial in the 2017 disappearance and suspected killing of a visiting scholar from China whose body hasn’t been found. Jury selection starts Monday in Peoria for the federal trial of 29-year-old Brendt Christensen, w...
21:00 2019-06-02

Trial in slaying in Illinois of scholar from China continues PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with slaying a 26-year-old scholar visiting from China is resuming in central Illinois. Monday is the fourth day of testimony as prosecutors present their case against 29-year-old Brendt C...
14:13 2019-06-17

Illinois State Senator to Trump: Hey, Sorry About the Mock Assassination State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Ill.), has apologized to Trump and all who support him for an incident that happened at a fundraiser. And by incident, I mean that one of Sandoval’s supporters pointed an automatic weapon—which was likely fake—at a person wearing a Donald Trump mask. Basically, the man ...
18:13 2019-08-19

Illinois transfer TE Ford to sit 2019 after NCAA decision CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tight end Luke Ford, a transfer from Georgia, will not be eligible to play this season after the NCAA upheld the denial of his request for a waiver. The NCAA initially denied Ford’s request in April, but the school appealed. Illinois announced Friday the appeal ...
00:52 2019-06-08

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15:39 2019-05-25

Clemson powers past Illinois 8-4 in NCAA Tournament OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Wilkie and Grayson Byrd both drove in three runs, Davis Sharpe pitched 6 2/3 innings in relief and Clemson beat Illinois 8-4 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Clemson (35-24) jumped ahead 4-2 in the third inning and never trailed again. Michael Green an...
05:13 2019-06-01

First US death possibly linked to vaping in Illinois: officials E-cigarettes could have claimed their first victim. A user in Illinois has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, following a vaping session, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday. The death comes amid an epidemic of hospitalizations nationwide linked to the ba...
21:26 2019-08-24

First Death Allegedly Linked to Vaping Reported in Illinois A spike in serious illnesses possibly related to vaping has been reported in several states in recent months. Now, health officials in Illinois say they have registered the first case of a patient dying after vaping....
23:26 2019-08-24

Man suspected of shooting Illinois deputy appears in court LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff’s deputy has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held on $5 million bond. Forty-two-year-old Nathan Woodring of Avon appeared Thursday in Fulton County Circuit Court. He’s accused of killing 39-y...
22:39 2019-06-27

Illinois State Police trooper killed during shootout An Illinois State Police Trooper died from a shootout while executing a search warrant with other SWAT team members in a dangerous residential neighborhood in East St. Louis....
03:52 2019-08-25

Insurance Companies Will Have to Cover EpiPen for Kids Under New Illinois Law Illinois will become the first state in the nation to require that insurance companies cover the EpiPen auto-injector for anyone 18 years of age or younger. The state bill, which passed 92-0 in the Illinois House and 51-0 in the state Senate, will take effect on January 1, 2020.Read more......
19:00 2019-08-14

Vaping May Have Caused an Illinois Patient to Die From a Respiratory Illness An Illinois resident who was hospitalized with a respiratory illness linked to vaping has died, according to the state’s public health officials. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a statement Friday saying a person who had “recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe re...
00:26 2019-08-24

Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule' Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring taxpayer-backed family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, announcing the state plans to step in to fund those clinics....
00:13 2019-07-19

Carnival rides injure two in separate incidents at Illinois fairs A woman was injured when she fell from a malfunctioning roller-coaster at an Illinois carnival this week -- and about 45 minutes away, a child was hurt by falling debris when two carnival rides collided, according to new reports....
19:52 2019-07-19

Oriente’s 3 RBIs lift Louisville past Illinois-Chicago 5-3 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Danny Oriente had three RBI with a two-run homer in the third inning and a run-scoring sacrifice fly that helped top-seeded Louisville beat Illinois-Chicago 5-3 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament Louisville regional. The No. 4 Flames (29-22) homered in t...
05:13 2019-06-01

Illinois issued warning after Heartland virus found in ticks Residents in Illinois are being warned after ticks collected in the state tested positive for the Heartland virus, a rare illness that nearly always requires patients to be hospitalized....
15:52 2019-08-16

Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in slaying of student from China A U.S. court jury on Wednesday began deliberating whether life in prison or the death penalty should be imposed on an Illinois man convicted of the abduction and decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
04:13 2019-07-18

Illinois hangs on to low investment-grade credit rating from Moody's Illinois avoided deterioration in one of its low investment-grade credit ratings on Tuesday when Moody's Investors Service affirmed the state at Baa3 with a stable outlook, citing recent steps taken to shore up the state's shaky finances....
04:39 2019-06-05

Illinois to ask residents to vote on how income tax is levied on 2020 ballot The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday voted to put a proposal that would change the state's personal income tax system on a ballot to take place alongside the 2020 U.S. national election vote....
09:26 2019-05-28

Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the U.S. The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal penalties on physicians who perform the procedures....
19:00 2019-06-01

Indiana hits 3 homers, tops Illinois-Chicago 9-5 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Matt Lloyd hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Cole Barr and Drew Ashley each added solo homers and Indiana avoided elimination from the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 9-5 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. A day after striking out 18 times in an 8-7 loss to Il...
21:39 2019-06-01

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people “a fundamental right” to make decisions about their reproductive health. The State Journal-Register reports a House comm...
19:00 2019-05-27

NY church agrees to move Fulton Sheen’s remains to Illinois NEW YORK (AP) — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is going home. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Sunday it’ll cooperate in transferring Sheen’s remains from Manhattan to Peoria, Illinois, after a court ruled Sheen’s niece could bury him there. Sheen, known for his revoluti...
23:26 2019-06-09

An Illinois man blackmailed 100 girls for nude photos. He got 35 years in prison A southern Illinois man who admitted using blackmail to obtain nude pictures of about 100 girls and women has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.        ...
16:52 2019-07-12

Credit analysts cautious over Illinois budget, infrastructure plan Some results from Illinois' action-packed spring legislation session that produced a budget and a variety of revenue-raising measures won initial praise on Monday from credit rating analysts, who cautioned that fiscal challenges remain....
01:39 2019-06-04

Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker signs order protecting transgender students Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker has signed an executive order directing state schools to take "comprehensive action" to support and protect transgender students....
14:13 2019-07-01

Illinois senators request MLB foul ball-injury data Another foul ball led to an injury at a baseball stadium over the weekend, sparking a request from two Illinois senators for data from Major League Baseball surrounding such instances and the league's response to them....
18:52 2019-08-07

Illinois man jailed for life over murder of Chinese graduate student An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
08:26 2019-07-19

Walker pitches Illinois State past Louisville 4-2 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jeremy Gaines’ two-run double capped a three-run sixth inning, Matt Walker threw a complete-game six-hitter and Illinois State upset top-seeded Louisville 4-2 on Saturday in a winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Tournament. Hitless for three innings against the natio...
01:26 2019-06-02

U.S. judge confirms Owens-Illinois arbitration award against Venezuela A U.S. judge on Tuesday confirmed a roughly $500 million arbitration award that a unit of Owens-Illinois Inc obtained against Venezuela in connection with the country's seizure and nationalization of two plants in 2010....
01:39 2019-05-22

Illinois newspaper editor resigns to spare staff more layoffs SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation Friday from the State Jour...
14:33 2019-05-21

U.S. to seek execution for Illinois man in gruesome slaying of Chinese student Federal prosecutors on Wednesday will begin arguing that an Illinois man should be executed for the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student in 2017....
18:52 2019-07-17

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs bill declaring abortion a 'fundamental right' Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a controversial bill into law that provides for broad access to abortion and throws out restrictions on the procedure in the third trimester....
18:13 2019-06-12

Illinois mother accused of driving with kids on top of SUV in inflatable pool An Illinois woman was arrested after authorities say she was spotted driving around with her kids sitting in an inflatable pool on top of her car.        ...
20:39 2019-07-10

Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened with lung problems linked to vaping....
23:13 2019-08-23

Law and Order: SVU Needs a New ADA, So Why Not Make Them An LGBTQ Character? It's been nearly a decade since Law & Order: SVU had an out member of the LGBTQ community as part of its series regular cast. Time for that to change. With the historic season 21......
18:39 2019-05-30

For Emma Gee, being the only out LGBTQ athlete at BYU is complicated BYU's Emma Gee, a track and cross-country runner, became the first athlete in the Mormon institution’s 143-year history to be publicly out last year.       ...
22:00 2019-07-03

How to Talk to Your Kids About LGBTQ+ Issues As a recently out gay woman, I was a little unsure at first about how to talk with my kids about LGBTQ+ topics. But, even before I accepted my identity and told my family I was gay, having these conversations was something that was important to me. I wanted my kids to be allies, not just for me, but...
17:52 2019-07-31

Illinois man on trial for Chinese student's murder obsessed with Ted Bundy: prosecutor An Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a scholar visiting from China two years ago was obsessed with Ted Bundy and other serial killers, a federal prosecutor said as the man's trial opened on Wednesday....
21:13 2019-06-12

Illinois standout Bobby Roundtree able to 'eat and speak normally' after spinal surgery, official says University of Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree’s health appears to be slightly improving after undergoing surgery for a severe spinal injury he suffered in a swimming accident....
03:13 2019-05-22

Illinois man gets life in prison for brutal rape and killing of Chinese scholar Former University of Illinois student Brendt, Christensen was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and killing of Yingying Zhang        ...
02:52 2019-07-19

Jussie Smollett case to be reviewed by special prosecutor, Illinois judge says Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the controversial Jussie Smollett alleged hate crime case -- including the contentious decision to suddenly drop all charges against him -- will be examined by a special prosecutor, an Illinois judge ruled Friday afternoon....
20:13 2019-06-21

Illinois woman allegedly stabs her boyfriend’s genitals during break up attempt A woman in Illinois stabbed her boyfriend in the genitals when he attempted to break up with her, a report said Wednesday. The 30-year-old woman went ballistic on June 24 when her 43-year-old boyfriend became upset because she was out all day and decided to end the relationship, according to the Her...
09:26 2019-07-18

Illinois trooper Nicholas Hopkins dies after being shot while serving a warrant EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East...
12:00 2019-08-24

Illinois man accused of killing his 74-year-old mom with sword in suburban home: police An Illinois man with mental health issues and a history of erratic behavior was arrested Sunday after stabbing his mother with a sword and stuffing her body into a trash can, police said....
06:00 2019-08-01

Illinois passes bipartisan law to allow hunting education classes in school curriculum Wedged in among the basics of science, math and English, a new bipartisan measure in Illinois now gives school districts the option to build hunting safety education into the daily curriculum....
22:52 2019-07-31

Illinois bill to legalize recreational marijuana wins legislative approval Illinois will become the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults under a bill that won final passage in the state legislature on Friday....
03:13 2019-06-01

Illinois man travels to El Paso and Dayton to make crosses for shooting victims Greg Zanis watched the unfolding events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend as those communities became the latest to grapple the all-to-common trend of mass gun violence....
07:13 2019-08-06

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Protect the ‘Fundamental Right’ to Access Abortion While lawmakers in several states are attempting to strip women and other marginalized genders of their reproductive health rights with draconian anti-abortion legislation, Illinois is stepping up with a strong bill to protect the “fundamental right” to have an abortion....
18:26 2019-06-01

Illinois fire department reminds cooks to be safe during grilling season ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The snow is gone, the rain is sort of gone and now, some may be pulling out the grills to grill some meals. Rock Island Fire Department Well, with that mindset, officials with the Rock Island Fire Department are urging cooks to be careful and to be safe during the gr...
01:00 2019-06-20

Federal trial to begin for Illinois man accused of killing Chinese student The federal trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago was set to begin on Wednesday, with prosecutors having already said they would seek the death penalty....
13:26 2019-06-12

Illinois man receives life sentence for murder of Chinese graduate student An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
03:39 2019-07-19

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow sports betting, approve Chicago casino A major gambling expansion in Illinois that will give Chicago its first casino, allow betting on sports and raise money for a massive infrastructure program won final approval on Sunday in the state legislature....
10:26 2019-06-03

Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order to Protect Transgender Students Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order on Sunday that aims to help strengthen protections for transgender students in the state’s schools, calling it a “step toward securing Illinois’ place as a leader in equality and hope.”...
06:13 2019-07-01

With new Illinois gambling bill, Cubs consider opening sportsbook at Wrigley Field The Cubs are considering opening up a sportsbook at Wrigley Field as the state of Illinois prepares to implement a new sports gambling law.       ...
21:26 2019-06-17

Illinois Republicans remove offensive Facebook post about ‘Jihad Squad’ Republican County Chairmen’s Association president sorry for ‘unauthorized’ post that insulted four Democratic congresswomenAn Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by Donald Tru...
22:26 2019-07-22

Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump will commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges....
05:26 2019-08-15

Special Illinois prosecutor named to investigate Jussie Smollett case An Illinois judge appointed a former U.S. Attorney as a special prosecutor Friday to lead an investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report he was assaulted by two men and prosecutors' handling of the case....
00:00 2019-08-24

Illinois corn yields seen below average but improve as tour scouts go West Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across much of the U.S. Midwest, scouts on an annual tour said on Wednesday....
01:00 2019-08-22

Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in gruesome slaying of student from China Federal jurors on Wednesday were deliberating the fate of an Illinois man who was found guilty of the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago, and will decide whether to sentence him to death or life in prison....
23:26 2019-07-17

Illinois senators call on MLB to extend protective netting to corners of ballparks U.S. senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth called on Major League Baseball on Thursday to extend safety netting to the right and left corners of ballparks in the wake of a recent spate of fans being injured by foul balls....
14:00 2019-06-28

'Teach your sons:' Kourtney Kardashian talks Menstrual Hygiene Day in bikini pic The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star shared a sexy swimsuit pic and urged mothers to talk to their sons about periods on Menstrual Hygiene Day.        ...
05:52 2019-05-29

'Go gays!': Why USA's LGBTQ World Cup stars are more important than ever With homophobic attitudes on the rise in the US, the exploits of gay American heroes on the pitch in France are a welcome sight“Go gays!” said Megan Rapinoe following USA’s World Cup quarter-final victory over France. “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team - it’s never been done bef...
11:26 2019-07-05

The Latest: Detroit man arraigned in LGBTQ shootings DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others because they were part of the LGBTQ community (all times local): 3:22 p.m. A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others because they were part of the LGBTQ community has ...
23:01 2019-06-07

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world Soledad Nunez/AP Last week, Ecuador's highest court issued a ruling, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the South American country. Business Insider created a series of maps to visualize how gay rights vary around the world. Despite same-sex marriage being legal in the US, homosexuality is...
03:39 2019-06-18

8 LGBTQ Documentaries to Watch During Pride Month Every June, members of the LGBTQ community and allies celebrate Pride Month. While many honor Pride by attending parades throughout the world, others may choose to celebrate by learning more about the movement and the rich history behind it. This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising of 1...
00:26 2019-06-05

A longtimer's tour of LGBTQ life in the Village New York's Greenwich Village, where LGBTQ people once gathered in force, has gone through several decades of change. Longtime insider Maria-Elena Grant guides you through time and place....
06:00 2019-06-28

Investing opportunities are expanding for the LGBTQ community In a reflection of the progress LGBTQ Americans have made, the range of investment products tailored to their concerns has also been growing in scope and size. However, there can be no one-size-fits-all option for this diverse demographic....
16:00 2019-06-04

How to find LGBTQ-friendly games on Steam Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Pride Month is almost over, but that’s no reason to stick to non-rainbow-infused games for the next eleven months. Yes, LGTBQ-friendly games exist — there are doz...
23:00 2019-06-28

LGBTQ play canceled after actors attacked Two actors were subjected to a homophobic assault Saturday in Southampton, southern England, resulting in the cancellation of two performances of an award-winning LGBTQ play....
00:52 2019-06-11

Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ community TUCSON – June is Pride Month –  it is to honor the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, which was the tipping point for the Gay Rights Movement in the U.S. Fifty years later, the U.S. continues to recognize Pride Month. News 4 Tucson talked with LGBTQ organizations in Tucson who say the community is ...
15:52 2019-06-03

Which Pride Month Merchandise Actually Helps LGBTQ Causes? This June, President Trump is celebrating the start of Pride month by trying to make a profit—and selling a new line of “LGBTQ for Trump” T-shirts on his website, which retail for $24 each....
23:52 2019-05-24

University of Illinois sued for allegedly chilling speech with 'bias response team' Speech First, a First Amendment advocacy group, sued the University of Illinois on Wednesday, claiming that it suppressed political advocacy and instituted a "bias response" regime that chilled students' willingness to express their opinions....
15:39 2019-05-30

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Ise Appeal of CBOE's Index Option Victory Chicago, IL - September 27, 2012 - On September 26, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear International Securities Exchange's (ISE) appeal of the Appellate Court's May 25, 2012 decision that affirmed a permanent injunction prohibiting ISE from listing or providing an exchange market for t...
06:39 2019-05-22

Illinois governor JB Pritzker signs executive order to protect trans students Flanked by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the executive order Sunday — the same day as Chicago's Pride Parade.        ...
20:13 2019-07-01

Rock band called ‘Confederate Railroad’ booted from Illinois state fair A Southern rock group called Confederate Railroad has been booted from the lineup of an upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag, sparking fury from fans and country legend Charlie Daniels. The band, formed in 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia, had been slated to play at the...
17:39 2019-07-09

First Death From Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported by Illinois Health Officials A patient has died after suffering a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, health officials said Friday. The death comes in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing this week that more than a hundred similar possible cases have been documented across the country.Read...
00:00 2019-08-24

Illinois jury to hear sentencing arguments in gruesome slaying of Chinese student A jury that convicted an Illinois man in the kidnapping and gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student will soon begin deliberations about whether Brendt Christensen will spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death....
13:39 2019-07-17

Woman's stolen wallet discovered in vent with 14 others at old Illinois high school 75 years later A woman in Missouri has been reunited with her stolen wallet 75 years after it went missing after it was discovered along with 14 others during a renovation at her old high school in a neighboring state....
21:52 2019-07-09

U.S. charges ex-Illinois software engineer with taking stolen trade secrets to China U.S. prosecutors on Thursday said a software engineer has been indicted on charges he stole trade secrets from the suburban Chicago locomotive manufacturer where he once worked and took them to China....
22:13 2019-07-11

Illinois woman receives mysterious postcard from Hong Kong mailed 26 years ago The woman, who lives in Springfield, says the postcard from 1993 appears to have been written by a father to his children. Now she’s searching online for the recipients, who could be living in Massachusetts....
19:13 2019-07-17

Statement By William J. Brodsky, Chairman And CEO, CBOE Holdings, Inc. On Illinois Pension Reform CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), today issued the following statement regarding Illinois pension reform: "CBOE Holdings joins the Illinois State Chamber, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Civic...
06:39 2019-05-22

Body of slain Illinois student may be in landfill, new details from killer's attorneys suggest New information given Friday to the family of a University of Illinois student who was kidnapped and murdered in 2017 suggests her body may be in a landfill in the eastern part of the state....
12:39 2019-08-03

Illinois basketball coach, 'Hoop Dreams' star Gene Pingatore dies at 83 Illinois high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore, who gained national exposure as one of the stars in the 1994 documentary 'Hoop Dreams,' died at the age of 83....
09:52 2019-06-28

Illinois lawmakers rush to finish big to-do list, including new marijuana, abortion laws Illinois lawmakers are rushing to complete a spring session chocked full of big issues, including marijuana, abortion protections and income taxes.        ...
11:00 2019-06-01

Illinois posed to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes Illinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.        ...
03:26 2019-06-01

Illinois state senator apologizes for mock Trump assassination photos at fundraiser A Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire over the weekend after pictures were posted online showing his supporters at a fundraising event performing a mock assassination on President Trump....
12:13 2019-08-19

‘Jihad Squad’ meme removed after Illinois GOP shares mock poster on Facebook Leaders of the Illinois Republican Party released a Facebook posting depicting the four minority freshmen Democrats in a movie-type poster as “The Jihad Squad” last week before taking it down over the weekend. ​The meme ​released Friday by the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s ...
17:39 2019-07-22

Illinois district withdraws ‘Teaching Palestine’ course critics say was anti-Semitic propaganda A Chicago-area school district came under fire for promoting a course for educators called "Teaching Palestine," which officials agreed was "one-sided" and critics called "anti-Semitic" propaganda....
18:39 2019-05-31

Illinois state senator apologizes for staged Trump assassination photos at fundraiser A Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire over the weekend after pictures were posted online showing his supporters at a fundraising event performing a mock assassination on President Trump. “The tolerant left,” wrote a Facebook user in response to the incident. Photos pos...
13:00 2019-08-19

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's defense lawyer wants to rejoin the Navy to teach prosecutors, says he fears for law-abiding warfighters The defense attorney who won an acquittal for decorated Navy SEAL Edward "Eddie" Gallagher earlier this month is seeking a waiver to rejoin the Navy at a higher rank to help teacher prosecutors how they mishandled the case....
16:26 2019-07-16

Is college worth it? Here are the top 50 schools that pay off the most College costs can be difficult to estimate, and outcomes can be challenging to quantify. Here are the top 50 US colleges that pay off the most.       ...
17:26 2019-07-16

Police detail man’s threat behind panic at DC LGBTQ parade WASHINGTON (AP) — A man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation’s capital and set off a panic that sent hundreds of people, who mistakenly believed gunshots were fired, running in fear, police said Sunday. Aftabjit Singh, 38, was arrested on weapons p...
23:26 2019-06-09

New Organization Aims to Increase Visibility for the LGBTQ+ in Motorsport Motorsport isn’t known for being the most diverse and inclusive thing in the world, and visibility for minorities has always needed more work. Racing Pride, an organization dedicated to promote LGBTQ+ visibility, is determined to change that....
03:26 2019-06-07

Tinder wants to protect LGBTQ users in countries that discriminate Tinder wants to keep its users safe in the nearly 70 countries that have discriminatory LGBTQ laws. Today, the company is launching a feature called Traveller Alert. When members of the LGBTQ community open the app in one of those countries, the aler......
23:13 2019-07-24

Valkyrie is now the first LGBTQ Marvel movie superhero, but she's been bi forever Asgardian warrior Valkyrie is now officially the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel cinematic universe. And who better to blast this barrier with a Freudian crotch cannon than real-life LGBTQ icon Tessa Thompson?...
00:26 2019-07-23

Starz’s new spy-fi show The Rook is already contributing to the LGBTQ+ canon Superhero characters with multiple personalities are often tactless treatments of mental illness masquerading as misguided acting showcases. Looking at you, M. Night Shyamalan. However, the metaphysical reverse—a character with one consistent personality spread over multiple bodies, all working in u...
19:13 2019-07-23

DOJ argues Civil Rights Act does not protect LGBTQ workers The Justice Department on Friday urged the Supreme Court to rule that gay and transgender people are not protected against discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The federal law prohibits discrimination only on the basis of a person’s “biological” sex, the administration a...
12:00 2019-08-24

Sonya Deville champions LGBTQ inclusion in WWE, on Fox and at WorldPride WWE superstar Sonya Deville is working toward representation, inclusion and equality for the LGBTQ community.       ...
23:26 2019-06-27

Steam Finally Adds Official LGBTQ+ Tag For Games The process of finding games on Steam has become increasingly driven by a tag system. Mouse over, say, Sekiro on Steam’s front page, and you’ll see descriptor tags like “Souls-like,” “Difficult,” and “Action.” Click on one of those tags, and you’ll be taken to a hub page for that game category. But ...
01:13 2019-06-21

Thousands March in Kiev for LGBTQ Pride Parade (MOSCOW) — Thousands of supporters of LGBT rights have marched through the center of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, under a heavy police presence to separate them from opponents. Police said Sunday that nine people were arrested on suspicion of preparing provocations against participants in the ...
01:26 2019-06-24

LGBTQ news coverage still evolving 50 years after Stonewall NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising that galvanized the LGBTQ rights movement, media treatment of the groups have changed — and is still changing. Some of the coverage of the rioting outside the New York City gay bar in 1969 is unimaginable today in mainstream publications for i...
13:00 2019-06-21

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Apologises to LGBTQ Community After the LGBTQ community called out to YouTube for not considering homophobic remarks as violation of its platform's policies, company CEO Susan Wojcicki apologised to the community....
17:52 2019-06-11

Google will work with LGBTQ+ groups on harassment policies In the wake of YouTube's controversial decision not to pull videos containing homophobic and racist attacks, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an internal email acknowledging that "the LGBTQ+ community has felt a lot of pain and frustration over recent......
10:39 2019-06-13

WorldPride: New York's best LGBTQ art, heritage and party venues As New York gets ready to celebrate WorldPride on 26 June and 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, locals pick cultural spaces, tours and nightlife that embody the city’s queer spiritThe Metropolitan Museum is marking Stonewall 50 with a gay-related theme for its annual gala and the exhibit Camp: ...
07:52 2019-06-20

Taylor Swift reveals why she took a stand for LGBTQ rights Singer says facing her previous lack of advocacy had been ‘kind of devastating’Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ causes in recent months because rights are being “stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male” in the US today.The singer, who...
10:26 2019-08-09

Axe body spray defends LGBTQ pride on Twitter In a tweet that has since gone viral, Axe, the popular body wash and spray brand, defended LGBT Pride and gay rights. Pride Month began in June.        ...
17:26 2019-06-06

Security guard plotted attacks on synagogue and LGBTQ bar, FBI says A Las Vegas security guard who once patrolled his neighborhood with a semi-automatic rifle has been arrested on a federal charge in connection with possessing "destructive devices." The FBI says he had bomb-making materials and was planning to attack a synagogue and a gay bar....
18:00 2019-08-11

Stonewall: A bar’s path from illicit dive to LGBTQ landmark NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago, the Stonewall Inn was an underground gay bar where a police raid sparked a rebellion that fueled the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Today, it’s still a bar, but a highly visible one. It’s a landmark, and the patrons flocking in this week to honor the Stone...
19:52 2019-06-27

Thousands gather at Stonewall 50 years after LGBTQ uprising Thousands of people have converged on New York City’s Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation...
14:26 2019-06-29

LGBTQ+ creators file lawsuit against YouTube for discrimination A group of LGBTQ+ YouTubers this week filed a federal lawsuit against Google, claiming the site has engaged in discriminatory practices that deliberately suppress their ability to make money. Part of the problem is that YouTube has kept its algorithms so mysterious, there’s no way to know if it’s de...
20:13 2019-08-14

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar Court documents say Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas told an FBI informant in recent weeks that he was scouting places to attack.        ...
07:39 2019-08-10

Jury selection set in death penalty case of Illinois man charged with murdering Chinese scholar Jury selection is set to start on Monday for the trial of an Illinois man charged with kidnapping and murdering a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago, in a case where federal prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty....
15:52 2019-06-03

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student killed visiting Chinese scholar, defense admits The defense attorney's for the former University of Illinois doctoral student admitted to the jury Wednesday that their client brutally beat and killed a foreign exchange student from China but pleaded that he "is on trial for his life," in a case that could warrant the death penalty....
01:52 2019-06-13

Democratic Illinois state senator pocketed nearly $275K from labor union for doing ‘little or no work,’ prosecutors say A Democratic Illinois state senator has been indicted on charges that he embezzled money from a labor union in return for "little or no work," the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Friday.  ...
06:39 2019-08-03

A black hospital patient claims Illinois police arrested him for allegedly trying to steal IV machine Shaquille Dukes says he was walking outside a hospital when a security guard accused him of trying to steal the IV that was attached to his arm.        ...
05:13 2019-07-02

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student gets life in prison in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar After a federal jury said Thursday that its members had failed to agree on the death penalty, a former University of Illinois doctoral student drew a lifetime prison sentence for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China he abducted from a bus stop near campus in 2017....
09:26 2019-07-19

Illinois jury to decide death or life in prison for man convicted of beheading Chinese student An Illinois jury of five women and seven men will continue deliberations on Thursday to decide if a man convicted of abducting and beheading a Chinese scholar will face a death sentence or spend the rest of his life behind bars....
12:13 2019-07-18

Office 365 banned from schools in privacy row Microsoft's Office 365 software has been banned in part of Germany following fears over data privacy.The cloud-based online suite has been barred for use in schools in the state of Hesse after lawmakers ruled it was gathering information from users who were unable to give their consent.Office 3...
13:52 2019-07-16

Two students go missing from city schools Two students went missing from city schools Friday morning, police said. Junior Parker, 21, who suffers from autism, slipped out of the Stuyvesant HS at about 8:45 a.m. while attending a program there, cops said. A flurry of police cars, helicopters and harbor units descended on the area in the effo...
06:52 2019-05-25

DOE job ad sought ‘teachers of color’ for NYC schools The racially targeted post on the Indeed.com job site said Lower Manhattan's Community School District 1 was seeking "teachers of color for the 2019-2020 school year."...
04:13 2019-06-04

Desegregation remains an issue in many US schools CLEVELAND, Miss. — This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past. Two rival high schools in Cleveland, one historically black and the other historically white, had to be merged just two years ag...
01:52 2019-07-12

Odisha To Shut 1,000 Schools Having Less Than 10 Students Close to 1000 schools having less than 10 students on the roll will be shut down in Odisha to tackle the teachers'' shortage issue, the government said on Sunday....
02:26 2019-06-24

Schools rethink vaping discipline HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Officials at schools across the United States have begun rethinking their approach to teen vaping, as statistics show a rise in suspensions and other disciplinary actions for students caught using e-cigarettes on school grounds. Many who previously emphasized discipline ...
05:39 2019-05-27

Student loan crisis: These are the schools that pay off the least With college tuition burdening the wallets of so many Americans, these schools aren't necessarily helping to solve the problem.       ...
14:26 2019-07-21

Changing gender is easier than ever in NYC schools City kids can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation — and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education announced Friday. With parental permission, students can alter their genders, change their names and join sports teams...
03:39 2019-06-29

Apple's contactless student IDs come to 12 more schools A new school year is approaching, and for Apple that means an expansion of its contact-free student IDs. Apple Watch and iPhone owners can tap their devices to access campus facilities in 12 more schools, and these are institutions you'll likely rec......
21:13 2019-08-13

6 schools to be notified of serious NCAA violations A high-ranking NCAA official told CBS Sports on Wednesday that at least six Division I men's basketball programs will receive notices of allegations for Level I violations as a result of the federal government's investigation into corruption in the sport....
05:00 2019-06-13

Love and Resistance review: priceless pictures of LGBTQ pioneers Fifty years after Stonewall, photographs Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies pin the zeitgeist to the pageThe riot that changed America’s gay rights movement foreverForty-nine years ago, on the first anniversary of the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, thousands of “young men and women homosexuals” fr...
15:52 2019-06-30

Detroit man charged with first-degree murder, other felonies in LGBTQ killing A 26-year-old man was charged with numerous felonies, including first-degree murder and four firearm counts, for allegedly assaulting two gay men in Detroit, one of whom died. ...
02:00 2019-07-13

Poland Is Holding Massive Pride Parades. But How Far Have LGBTQ Rights Really Come? The biggest pride event in Central and Eastern Europe brought more people than ever to the streets in the Polish capital of Warsaw on June 8. Tens of thousands of people marched, danced and sang waving colourful flags and umbrellas. Back in 2005, gay rights activists had to fight to march in Warsaw....
20:26 2019-07-03

LGBTQ heroes celebrated with wall of honor at Stonewall Inn in New York A half century after the launch of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, 50 trailblazers in the struggle for equality were honored on Thursday with the unveiling of a wall of honor inside New York's historic Stonewall Inn....
03:39 2019-06-28

Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements....
16:52 2019-06-11

Lady Gaga Says She Would 'Take a Bullet' for the LGBTQ+ Community at Stonewall Rally Lady Gaga was one of the celebrities who performed at the rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City on June 28, during which she gave an impassioned speech, telling the audience she would “take a bullet for you any day of the week.”...
17:00 2019-06-30

Democratic candidate Buttigieg: 'No going back' in fight for LGBTQ rights Democrat Pete Buttigieg, running to become the first openly gay U.S. president, told activists at an Iowa Pride festival on Saturday there was "no going back to normal" in fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community....
00:13 2019-06-09

Las Vegas security guard plotted attacks on a synagogue and an LGBTQ bar, FBI says A Las Vegas security guard who once patrolled his neighborhood with a semi-automatic rifle has been arrested on a federal charge in connection with possessing "destructive devices." The FBI says he had bomb-making materials and was planning to attack a synagogue and a gay bar....
07:52 2019-08-11

Polish city holds first LGBTQ pride parade despite far-right violence A Polish city celebrated its first-ever LGBTQ equality march on Saturday, but it struck a starkly different tone to the joyous and hedonistic affairs associated with pride parades....
12:13 2019-07-21

Madonna tackles gun control, LGBTQ rights in new album 'Madam X' Madonna released her 14th studio album and pulled no punches when talking about LGBTQ and womens’ rights as well as advocating for gun control in America....
22:52 2019-06-14

Alan Cumming and other LGBTQ stars on their game-changing roles Alan Cumming: “Instinct” (CBS) If you want to see how far the pendulum has swung for LGBTQ representation, try the CBS crime procedural “Instinct,” based on a popular series of thrillers by James Patterson. The network used to have a reputation for bland, middle-of-the-road programming. At least unt...
19:13 2019-06-21

LGBTQ+ creators file lawsuit charging YouTube with discrimination In a federal lawsuit filed yesterday, a group of LGBTQ+ video creators claims YouTube discriminates against their content. The group alleges that YouTube suppresses their videos, restricts their ability to monetize their channels and enforces its pol......
17:00 2019-08-14

Saks Fifth Avenue taps top designers for LGBTQ fundraising capsule Love, acceptance and rainbow sequins are always in style, especially at Saks Fifth Avenue. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and WorldPride in NYC, the iconic department store has teamed with more than a dozen designers on a LGBTQ fundraising capsule, which includes this ROYGBI...
19:13 2019-06-21

LGBTQ student group receives homophobic threat over voicemail An official at a Lower Manhattan organization that supports LGBTQ students received a homophobic voicemail during Pride Month, cops said Monday. The 32-year-old employee of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network on William Street received a voicemail on June 8 that said, “I hate f&#...
19:13 2019-07-01

Lady Gaga fires up LGBTQ rally for Stonewall anniversary Lady Gaga electrified thousands of revelers who gathered in New York on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ rights movement, exhorting the crowd to honor the past by using its "power" to extend and defend a half-century of progress....
08:52 2019-06-29

Pence calls US ban on flying LGBTQ flags from embassies 'the right decision' Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration's decision to prohibit American embassies from flying LGBT flags on their flagpoles to commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month, saying in a new interview that only the American flag should fly in that place....
02:26 2019-06-12

200 businesses sign brief to extend job discrimination laws to LGBTQ people More than 200 U.S. and international companies signed an amicus brief Tuesday calling on the Supreme Court to include sexual orientation and gender identity in federal civil rights law....
02:13 2019-07-03

Pride 2019: World's 15 biggest LGBTQ celebrations June is Pride Month and we're taking a look at all the exciting ways cities around the globe plan to celebrate the LGBTQ this year.       ...
21:39 2019-06-11

Florida library’s LGBTQ prom canceled over safety concerns A Florida library canceled an LGBTQ-inclusive prom after receiving threats, fearing objections to the event would jeopardize the safety of those attending....
23:52 2019-06-28

Google CEO Tries to Smooth Things Over After YouTube's Anti-LGBTQ Shitshow The complete and utter shitshow that is YouTube’s bungled response to addressing anti-LGBTQ harassment on its platform today brings us a response from Google CEO Sundar Pichai following a meeting with LGBTQ groups at the company.Read more......
01:26 2019-06-13

Cincinnati City Hall to fly LGBTQ pride flag for first time CINCINNATI (AP) — The City of Cincinnati is raising a rainbow pride flag at City Hall for the first time to kick off Cincinnati Pride. The rainbow pride flag was to be raised at City Hall at 11 a.m. Friday. City Councilman Chris Seelbach, the council’s first openly gay member, says he’s ...
10:13 2019-06-21

IMDb alters birth name policy following criticism from LGBTQ+ groups IMDb will allow people in the entertainment industry to remove their birth names from the site. The move follows criticism from several LGBTQ+ groups for continuing to publish the birth names of transgender people in the industry without their consen......
21:13 2019-08-13

Pride Media sued by LGBTQ publisher over back payments Pink News, an LGBTQ digital publisher in London, is suing Pride Media, owner of Out and The Advocate, claiming the American publisher owes it close to $200,000 in back payments for advertising that ran adjacent to its copy on the Pride Media publications. According to court filings, Pride Media was ...
07:26 2019-06-19

Driver suspended for refusing to operate LGBTQ-pride-themed bus A bus driver in England has been suspended for refusing to drive a bus adorned with LGBTQ-pride-themed numbers, a report said. The driver allegedly got on the bus in Norwich and told passengers, “this bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it,” according to the BBC. The bus fea...
15:52 2019-08-16

Gov. DeSantis removes LGBTQ reference from Pulse anniversary proclamation Florida’s governor was accused of “straight-washing” his remembrance proclamation of the Pulse nightclub shooting on the third anniversary of the deadliest attack on gay people in the US. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was criticized for not acknowledging the LGBTQ community as he as...
20:39 2019-06-12

Cash-strapped Illinois counties using collection agency to badger drivers over unpaid traffic tickets Current and former Illinois residents are complaining that local counties have resorted to hiring a collection agency to harass them over unpaid parking and traffic tickets from as far back as the 1980s....
01:13 2019-07-19

Illinois governor signs abortion protection bill pro-life groups call a 'death penalty' Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Wednesday establishing a woman's "fundament right" to abortion, keeping a campaign promise to make the state the most progressive in the country when it comes to abortion rights....
22:00 2019-06-12

Confederate Railroad locks down new venue for charity performance after removal from Illinois state fair lineup Just two days after being excluded from performing at the upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag, country rock band Confederate Railroad has found another venue in the region....
07:26 2019-07-12

YouTube in schools: A digital revolution in the classroom Teachers and parents might not have noticed, but students don't only use YouTube for fun. According to a new study, about half of them watch videos to learn things as well. How does this affect the educational program?...
21:39 2019-06-04

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion A federal watchdog agency says public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students’ behavior. The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday detailed reporting errors in which New York City, Philadelphia and other districts entered zeros in...
04:26 2019-06-19

Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’ BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers say they’re seeing so much student anxiety that a national union newsletter labels it a “mental health tsunami.” Many of those educators, along with doctors and researchers, say smartphones — especially the nonstop pull of social media — are at least p...
09:26 2019-06-07

| SA Schools squads named for U18 International Series The SA Schools and SA Schools A squads to contest the U18 International Series against Argentina, England, France, Wales has been announced by SA Rugby....
21:00 2019-07-15

Schools Fight Websites That Sell Homework Help As the school year starts off, colleges and high schools are increasing steps to spot and fight a persistent form of cheating in which students find someone online to do their homework....
10:26 2019-08-13

Malta schools ask what's a better uniform — ties or tracksuits Children in Malta are obliged to wear school uniforms, a tradition that many European countries abandoned long ago. State schools may finally ditch ties and blazers, a relief for kids as one private school has shown....
17:00 2019-05-29

If English women’s football is to catch the USA’s, schools will be key There is a gulf in funding for girls’ and women’s football between the two countries but the FA plans to narrow it“The last Fifa World Cup was a remarkable achievement but we are setting an even more ambitious target for 2023. To achieve this we will be working tirelessly with the clubs in the FA Wo...
22:39 2019-07-04

6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six Southeastern Conference schools are among the 16 regional hosts for the NCAA baseball tournament, with LSU playing at home in the first round for the 26th time. The NCAA announced the hosts Sunday night. The rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday. The tournament beg...
04:39 2019-05-27

New law prevents New York schools from arming teachers NEW YORK (WNBC) – A new law in New York will prevent local school districts from authorizing teachers from carrying firearms on school grounds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Wednesday. Guns send 8,300 kids a year to hospitals, study finds. Courtesy: NBC While law enforcement...
20:00 2019-08-01

Students found safe after disappearing from NYC schools Both students who disappeared Friday from their respective New York City schools have been found safe, police said Saturday. Junior Parker, the 21-year-old autistic man who disappeared from lower Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School, where he had been attending a program, was found around 2:15 p...
01:13 2019-05-26

In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against schools have increased three-fold in just one year. The call coincides with the third International Conference on Safe Schools, taking place this...
23:26 2019-05-28

NYC schools were most ‘violent and disruptive’ in state last year New York City schools had the most “violent and disruptive incidents” in the state last year — accounting for more than half, with incidents including assaults, sexual offenses and bomb threats, a new report reveals. The data released Tuesday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows 17,991 incidents ...
10:13 2019-08-14

Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings....
23:00 2019-07-31

CFB notebook: Schools not required to report injuries The NCAA declined to implement standardized injury reports in college football for the 2019 season as a potential response to the rise of legal sports wagering....
18:39 2019-08-08

How to Curb Bullying in Schools? Fine the Parents, Some Say A Wisconsin city is due to vote next week on a bill that would make parents pay if their children bully others — a measure several municipalities have already tried....
05:13 2019-06-12

Vote on Los Angeles schools tax hike today Trump administration rollback of school lunch rules to face scrutiny on the Hill — House Democrats to probe Education Department on disaster response...
16:52 2019-06-04

Schools should have one meat-free day a week, says charity Soil Association calls for pupils in England to get ‘healthier and more climate-friendly’ mealsAll state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, under new recommendations to the government that aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly and re...
22:26 2019-05-21

Rural Americans are changing their views on LGBTQ rights. Just look at this Kentucky town Henderson, Kentucky residents passed protections for gay residents, then rejected them. Now, they're coming around full circle.        ...
21:39 2019-06-22

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people....
21:26 2019-06-17

For China's LGBTQ people, Taiwan's rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy....
05:13 2019-05-23

Some US embassies are still flying LGBTQ pride flags despite Trump administration advisory against it ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images US embassies and diplomatic missions are honoring LGBTQ pride month around the globe, despite the State Department's decision to reject requests to fly rainbow flags. Several embassies also honored pride month and other LGBTQ celebrations in other ways. Visit BusinessI...
23:39 2019-06-09

Stonewall Forever: 50 years after the raid that sparked the LGBTQ movement, it goes digital Stonewall Forever: As a digital monument to the Stonewall uprising debuts, the riots' legacy couldn't be more relevant today, LGBTQ activists say.        ...
17:52 2019-06-04

Top Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Civil Rights For LGBTQ Community The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community....
15:13 2019-08-12

Over 200 major companies sign Supreme Court brief in favor of LGBTQ workers More than 200 major U.S. and international corporations signed an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing that excluding sexual orientation and gender identity from federal civil rights law “would undermine the nation’s business interests.” “The 206 businesses that join this b...
07:00 2019-07-03

Tinder’s Newest Feature Aims to Keep LGBTQ People Safer Across the World With a new feature, Tinder says it wants to make the swiping experience safer for its LGBTQ users traveling and living in certain countries. On Wednesday, the dating app introduced a new safety update dubbed “Traveler Alert” that will warn users who have identified themselves as lesbian,...
00:26 2019-07-25

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters Movies like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Love, Simon" and "Deadpool 2" helped increase the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in Hollywood movies last year....
18:00 2019-05-23

Las Vegas security guard arrested for plot to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar A man who worked a security guard was arrested this week for allegedly planning to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a local LGTBQ bar after authorities discovered bomb-making materials at his home....
16:00 2019-08-10

New York leads Pride parade cavalcade with huge LGBTQ celebration Two marches in Manhattan, many more around USLove and Resistance: priceless pictures of LGBTQ pioneersNew York will throw a massive LGBTQ Pride march on Sunday, as other US cities including San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle also host parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between p...
15:52 2019-06-30

Protecting Pride: Safe Spaces Are Crucial to the Existence of the LGBTQ Community Pride Month is a time of celebration. A time where same-gender-loving men get together to celebrate love, liberty and the occasional Beyoncé. During these celebrations, it is imperative for us to feel safe in the spaces we inhabit. Our mere existence can be viewed as a threat to some, and therefore,...
23:39 2019-06-28

Florida Governor Snubs LGBTQ Community on Eve of Pulse Shooting Anniversary Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is backtracking on Twitter after his proclamation on the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting garnered criticism for omitting any mention of the LGBTQ community targeted in the attack....
20:39 2019-06-12

Palestinian Authority bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank, reports say The Palestinian Authority has reportedly banned members of a Palestinian LGBTQ community from holding events in the West Bank, and further threatened to arrest members for activities authorities called “harmful” to the ideals of society....
22:26 2019-08-19

Tinder launches LGBTQ safety feature in countries with discriminatory laws Tinder will be launching "Traveler Alert" in approximately 70 countries around the world which have laws "effectively criminilazing LGBTQ status."        ...
18:52 2019-07-24

Lexington’s Pride Festival Celebrated On Anniversary Of Other LGBTQ Community Milestones LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington’s annual LGBTQ Pride celebration is noting several milestones this year. The city’s 12th annual Pride Festival coincides with a important anniversary for the gay rights movement. It was on June 28, 1969, when patrons at a gay bar called Stonewall in New York City’...
01:00 2019-06-30

Florida gov adds LGBTQ note to Pulse nightclub memorial after backlash Florida’s governor has changed his Pulse nightclub remembrance proclamation after being accused of “straight-washing” the massacre on its third anniversary. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis faced a storm of protest after his initial remembrance failed to note the LGBTQ community at the heart of the 2106...
21:26 2019-06-12

Rock band Confederate Railroad fires back at Illinois state fair after being removed from performance lineup A Southern rock band called Confederate Railroad is firing back after it was barred from performing at an upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag....
03:00 2019-07-10

Schools, telephone lines to reopen in Kashmir after lockdown Authorities began restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir on Friday night, the top state official said, as heavy security prevented some protests in the region's main city of Srinagar from getting out of control....
22:13 2019-08-16

Review: ‘Rockonomics’ Schools Us in the Costs and Benefits of Creativity The suicide earlier this year of Princeton economics professor, Alan B. Krueger, colors the reading of his final book: a highly personal exploration of the economics of creativity....
16:39 2019-06-03

City schools not prepared for mass shootings: report City schools are not adequately prepared for the next Adam Lanza, according to a hair-raising new report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that found Department of Education campuses are relying on faulty alarms and radios, late and outdated safety plans and incorrect personnel records. “The stat...
07:39 2019-06-14

Virginia NAACP sues over schools with Confederate names A Virginia chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit saying school names that commemorate Confederate leaders "champion a legacy of segregation and oppression."...
09:52 2019-08-17

Safe For Catholic Schools To Reopen, Says Sri Lanka Army Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening Tuesday of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the army chief said....
19:13 2019-05-21

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement’s response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. School districts are using products like gunsho...
14:33 2019-05-21

WannaCry? Hundreds of US schools still haven’t patched servers Enlarge / School IT is old school. And still vulnerable to EternalBlue. (credit: PhotoAlto / Frederic Cirou / Getty Images) If you're wondering why ransomware continues to be such a problem for state and local governments and other public institutions, all you have to do to get an answer is poke ...
14:13 2019-05-22

Pokémon manga e-books are available in schools and libraries worldwide Pokémon manga e-books are now available to public libraries and schools worldwide through OverDrive, Inc. Students and library patrons can visit overdrive.com to find a participating library. From there, you'll be able to download Pokém......
20:26 2019-06-11

A Ballot Measure Could Help Los Angeles Schools, but Will Voters Support It? Wednesday: An update on the L.A. teachers’ strike; a proposal to stop unconstitutional abortion restrictions; and Michelin restaurant picks sans stars....
01:26 2019-05-30

Netherlands 'burka ban' introduced in schools, hospitals and on buses The Netherlands has introduced a so-called burka ban which prevents people from wearing face coverings in hospitals, schools and on public transport....
14:39 2019-08-01

Brazilian rural schools suffer from lack of connectivity Infrastructure limitations and high cost of services are among the challenges faced by educators, who often use their personal devices to support teaching activities, says study....
05:00 2019-07-20

DOE to roll out contentious admission test to more schools across city For the first time, the Specialized High School Admission Test, SHSAT, will be offered at 55 locations across the city. In the past, the test for entrance to the eight specialized schools....
00:52 2019-08-04

Over 190 Primary Schools In Srinagar To Re-Open Today: Official The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that over 190 primary schools will re-open on Monday in Srinagar, besides restoring "full functionality" of government offices across Kashmir......
00:00 2019-08-19

NYC schools could save billions by using existing facilities: report New York City’s public school system could save $2.4 billion and alleviate overcrowding if education officials think outside the box instead of drawing up costly construction plans, according to a new study. The report by the Citizens Budget Commission said the Dept. of Education spends too mu...
06:39 2019-07-11

‘Phenomenal’ nine medals for England at European Schools championships The future is bright for England boxing in this week's Amateur Scene The post ‘Phenomenal’ nine medals for England at European Schools championships appeared first on Boxing News....
17:13 2019-08-13

New York law bans teachers from carrying guns in schools New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law Wednesday that bars teachers from carrying guns on school grounds -- arguing that introducing more firearms is not the way to make students safer....
21:39 2019-07-31

Judge Real, who desegregated California schools, dies at 95 LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, who desegregated schools in Southern California, has died. He was 95. The court’s Central District of California said in a statement posted Friday that Real died on Wednesday. His courtroom was in Los Angeles. Real was the longest-serving act...
02:00 2019-07-01

Arizona’s rural schools squeezed by declining enrollment PHOENIX (AP) — Schools in 10 of Arizona’s 15 counties have together lost more than 10,000 students in the past decade. Meanwhile, the Arizona Republic reports that school enrollment in the state’s most populous county has risen by over 70,000. For rural areas, declining enrollment can me...
20:52 2019-06-16

Immigrants Brought Riches to Urban Schools. Now They’re in the Shadows. As immigrant families forgo services or are dropped from public assistance, schools are seeing their student populations undercounted and their funding cut....
19:13 2019-06-15

NYC schools investigator alleges he was denied promotion because of race Thomas Chin claims in his Manhattan federal suit that his bosses at the Special Commissioner of Investigation’s Office routinely passed him over, despite a stellar track record of investigating sexual-abuse cases involving students....
06:52 2019-07-14

Arizona’s rural schools lose thousands of students PHOENIX (AP) – Schools in 10 of Arizona’s 15 counties have together lost more than 10,000 students in the past decade. Meanwhile, the Arizona Republic reports that school enrollment in the state’s most populous county has risen by over 70,000. For rural areas, declining enrollment ...
02:52 2019-06-17

Mandarin Made Mandatory In Many Nepal Schools: Report Many schools across Nepal have made it mandatory for students to learn Mandarin lured by the Chinese government's offer to cover salaries of teachers who teach the language, a media report said on......
13:13 2019-06-15

Middle schools can help prevent teen dating violence (Reuters Health) - Middle schools that offer a comprehensive dating violence prevention program in every grade may have fewer youth involved in abusive relationships, a U.S. study suggests....
12:13 2019-06-06

| Safe for Catholic schools to reopen - Sri Lanka army Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the army chief said....
17:39 2019-05-21

BJP Slams Bengal Over Dining Rooms In Schools With "70% Muslims" West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday lashed out at the West Bengal government, saying that it had ordered the construction of dining rooms in state-run schools in Cooch Behar district......
11:26 2019-06-28

137 children aged 10 and 11 caught with knives in London schools More than 130 children aged 10 and 11 have been caught with knives or used them to commit violence in London schools in the past four years, the Standard can reveal....
04:26 2019-06-11

'Senseless': attacks on schools soar in Afghanistan – report Unicef research shows more than 1,000 schools were closed by the end of last year due to ongoing conflictAttacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled between 2017 and 2018, surging from 68 to 192, according to the UN children’s agency, Unicef, the first increase since 2015.According to figures collecte...
16:26 2019-05-28

Baltimore schools’ mission: Help students cope with trauma BALTIMORE — When she transferred to a new K-8 school two years ago, Tinazsha Johnson was in deep distress. The Baltimore sixth grader was crushed by the death of her mother. Her father was in and out of lockups. She’d witnessed searing violence in her neighborhood and felt overwhelmed helping ...
20:52 2019-07-31

Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered....
11:52 2019-05-28

Schools 'crowd fund for pencils, glue and books' The prime minister says the government is putting a "record level of funding". into schools, after Jeremy Corbyn asks about some closing early on Fridays....
20:52 2019-05-22

UN agency: Attacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled in 2018 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations children’s agency says attacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled in 2018, compared to the year before. UNICEF’s press release on Tuesday says the number of attacks on schools went from 68 in 2017, to 192 in 2018. It was the first time school a...
11:39 2019-05-28

Ex-Arizona schools considered for temporary migrant lodging Arizona school district officials are considering former school buildings to house migrant families. The Phoenix Elementary School District approved a three-month lease Friday for the Ann Ott School to temporarily house more than 80 people. The Tucson Unified School District is considering using Men...
07:52 2019-07-13

Google Celebrates 50 Years of LGBTQ Pride with ‘Living Monument’ to the Stonewall Riots To celebrate 50 years of LGBTQ Pride, Google is debuting a “living monument” to the Stonewall Riots. In conjunction with the The Center, a New York City LGBT community center, and the National Park Service, Google has announced the project, “Stonewall Forever,” ahead of the ...
21:13 2019-06-04

LGBTQ Community Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Passage Of Fairness Ordinance In Lexington LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – LGBTQ community leaders are celebrating the 20th anniversary of a milestone in the fight for equality here in central Kentucky. The Fairness Ordinance passed in Lexington in 1999, protecting people against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity....
01:39 2019-06-24

Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie Is the First Openly LGBTQ Superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe When Thor: Ragnarok was released in theaters in November 2017, Tessa Thompson stole the show as the badass Valkyrie. However, criticisms arose when her rich backstory was scrapped and the fascinating character was relegated to a supporting character and plot device....
16:00 2019-07-22

YouTube is failing the LGBTQ community by allowing Steven Crowder’s homophobic slurs Besides changing its logo to feature a rainbow of colors, YouTube is hardly celebrating Pride Month the right way this June, as it’s failed to address a key concern for LGBTQ users in its community. At the end of May, Vox host Carlos Maza tweeted a thread exposing several instances where right-wing ...
15:26 2019-06-05

Pride 2019: The world's 15 biggest LGBTQ celebrations, from New York to Tel Aviv June is Pride Month and we're taking a look at all the exciting ways cities around the globe plan to celebrate the LGBTQ this year.       ...
00:26 2019-06-11

Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke outlines LGBTQ policy proposal Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday outlined his proposal to improve gay rights in the United States and to reverse what he called "discriminatory policies" under President Donald Trump....
13:26 2019-06-12

Taylor Swift letter urges Republican senator to back LGBTQ rights Swift calls on home-state senator to support Equality Act‘Let’s demand … our laws truly treat all our citizens equally’Taylor Swift kicked off Pride Month on Saturday by asking the Tennessee Republican senator Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. Related: Tennessee m...
22:13 2019-06-01

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologizes to LGBTQ community over handling of anti-gay content YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized at to the gay and lesbian community over the handling of anti-gay content on the Google owned video platform.       ...
03:13 2019-06-11

Americans' perception of LGBTQ rights under federal law largely incorrect: Reuters/Ipsos Almost half of all Americans incorrectly believe that federal law protects lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released this week....
12:26 2019-06-11

Gayming Magazine: New media platform aims to bring gaming LGBTQ+ communities together A new online magazine is set to take the gaming world by storm by acting as a hub for LGBTQ+ stories and voices across the industry. Here's what you need to know....
16:52 2019-05-31

Rammstein band members kiss onstage in Moscow in support of LGBTQ rights In support of Russia's LGBTQ community, two male members of the German heavy metal group kissed in front of a massive crowd in Moscow. Under a so-called gay propaganda law, the kiss could be considered illegal....
12:13 2019-08-01

Jonathan Van Ness Demands More "Racial and Size" Diversity in LGBTQ Advocacy Groups If you see--or don't see--something, say something! After celebrating World Pride in New York City over the weekend, Jonathan Van Ness took to Instagram where he shared his thoughts......
00:39 2019-07-02

Beto O'Rourke's plan for LGBTQ equality aims to overturn Trump policies Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a proposal Wednesday morning to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned by President Donald Trump....
14:13 2019-06-12

'Here, I feel free': Mexico City celebrates role as haven for LGBTQ migrants Tens of thousands of people paraded through the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to celebrate the capital's growing role as a beacon of tolerance for migrants fleeing persecution for their gender......
05:26 2019-06-30

Tennessee detective's church sermon calls for execution of LGBTQ people Knox County Sheriff's Office detective Grayson Fritts made references to his law enforcement role during the sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church.        ...
00:26 2019-06-13

Taylor Swift Urges GOP Senator to Support LGBTQ Equality Act: ‘Think About the Lives You Could Change’ Taylor Swift is imploring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee to defend LGBTQ rights by supporting the Equality Act. The legislation, which prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, was passed by the House in May and has now moved to the Senate. Swift shared t...
00:39 2019-06-02

Sheriff: Fear of lawsuits is why Tennessee detective won't be fired over LGBTQ comments Knox County deputy Grayson Fritts can take a voluntary buyout, Sheriff Tom Spangler says, because Spangler fears a lawsuit from the ACLU.        ...
01:52 2019-06-15

'I'm So Fucking Woke, I'm Ready to Go to Sleep': Lee Daniels Speaks on the Progress of LGBTQ Liberation Fifty years. It’s been fifty years since the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969. Fifty years worth of struggles, pain, blood, sweat, tears, oppression, erasure, rebellion, progression, and much, much more....
15:39 2019-06-28

Costa Rica education minister resigns under Evangelical fire for LGBTQ policy Costa Rica's education minister Edgar Mora resigned on Monday following protests against policies including his support for gender-neutral bathrooms, in a sign the cultural issues that dominated last year's presidential election remain divisive....
04:13 2019-07-02

Diana Ross celebrates LGBTQ community at birthday Radio City concert When Diana Ross began her 75th birthday concert at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night with “I’m Coming Out” — her 1980 hit that she released without knowing exactly why it would become a gay anthem — the legendary diva was fully aware of what this song, this moment, meant to the LGBTQ community...
22:13 2019-06-23

After pressure from LGBTQ groups, IMDb agrees to let users change birth names The weird irony of IMDb is that anyone can submit obviously bogus cast lists for upcoming movies that may or may not exist (throwing the entire purpose of the website into disarray) but altering any sort of data about actors themselves is completely out of the question—to the point where California ...
03:00 2019-08-14

Millions celebrate LGBTQ pride in New York amid global fight for equality Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality and renew calls for action in what organizers billed as the largest gay pride celebration in history....
03:26 2019-07-01

Nicholas Sparks tried to ban an LGBTQ+ club and student protest from his school, like a villain in a book And now for a bit of news as predictable as his novels: Per an extensive report from The Daily Beast, prolific heteronormative romance bro Nicholas Sparks- who also co-founded and runs the Epiphany School of Global Studies in North Carolina - is currently embroiled in a legal battle for an alleged p...
20:52 2019-06-13

Donald Trump Campaigned as a President for LGBTQ Americans. But He Keeps Rolling Back Protections for Them As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly vowed to protect LGBTQ Americans. When a debate broke out over which bathrooms transgender individuals should be able to use, Trump told the Today show that Caitlyn Jenner could use any bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower. He later tweeted that he...
19:13 2019-05-26

Halsey Sets the Record Straight After Being Accused of Using LGBTQ Community as a "Marketing Strategy" Halsey is not here for unnecessary drama. On Saturday, the 24-year-old star took to Instagram to share a candid snapshot from her concert in Brazil. "peak bi gurl evolution," she......
05:52 2019-07-08

Detective's sermon calling for LGBTQ executions far outside many Christian teachings, expert says Detective Grayson Fritts has defended his comments against the LGBTQ community. He is currently on leave and his pending cases are under review.        ...
01:52 2019-06-15

Sweet note from LGBTQ teen thanks couple for displaying a pride flag in Texas The note said the Pride flag waving outside the couple’s home gave the teen courage to come out to their family.        ...
22:13 2019-06-21

Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China. The post Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China appeared first on LEX18.com....
18:26 2019-06-12

Top Carranza executives ditched their residential zones for ‘whiter’ schools Two of Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s top executives ditched their residential zones to get their kids into better — and less diverse — schools, The Post has learned....
07:13 2019-07-07

De Blasio shouts that he ‘hates’ charter schools at campaign event Mayor Bill de Blasio went scorched earth against charter schools at a teachers union-sponsored education forum for Democratic presidential contenders bellowing, “I hate the privatizers and I want them to stop them.” De Blasio made the comments as part of his opening statement at the National E...
18:39 2019-07-08

Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases....
12:26 2019-06-13

Inside China’s top ‘party schools’: Plenty of Communist doctrine on tap Playing a crucial role in Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s campaign to promulgate Communist Party ideology to skeptical young Chinese are nearly 3,000 training institutes, where thousands of visiting party members are taught how to carry out and maintain its rule....
07:52 2019-07-17

FBI warns of rise in cyberattacks against schools as they embrace digital learning The kind of attacks more commonly reserved for banks and other institutions holding sensitive data are increasingly targeting school systems around the country....
23:39 2019-07-16

NYC schools investigator arrested for drunk driving following marijuana complaint A NYC schools investigator was arrested on charges of drunken driving less than two months after a complaint was sent to Chancellor Richard Carranza that she reeked of pot, records show. Camille Blake, a prober with the city Department of Education, has now come under investigation herself, but rema...
05:26 2019-06-09

Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to deteriorate due to the three-year conflict between the Government and armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported ...
23:13 2019-06-21

Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks Enlarge / Germany's government continues its history of principled Microsoft opposition. (credit: Flickr user fdecomite) Last week, the German state of Hesse declared that its schools may not legally use the Office 365 cloud product. Hesse is one of the sixteen federal states of Germany, with a po...
23:26 2019-07-15

Two vacant TUSD schools considered shelters for asylum seekers TUCSON —  TUSD board member Kristel Foster said the image of using what used to be the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center to house migrant families on a temporary basis sends the wrong message. “We don’t detain migrants in Tucson looking for asylum,” Foster said. “Th...
17:13 2019-07-15

Two vacant TUSD schools considered as shelters for asylum seekers TUCSON —  TUSD board member Kristel Foster said the image of using what used to be the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center to house migrant families on a temporary basis sends the wrong message. “We don’t detain migrants in Tucson looking for asylum,” Foster said. “Th...
07:52 2019-07-13

Cousin of Parkland victim pushes bill for alarms in schools An upstate teenager whose cousin died in the Parkland, Fla., massacre is pushing a state bill that would force public schools to install silent panic alarms to alert law enforcement when an active shooter is on the loose, she told The Post on Monday. Jadyn Turner, a 15-year-old from Nyack, and her d...
00:26 2019-06-11

Illegal immigrant population to surge 10% this year, flood schools The continued surge of Latin American illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border will lead to hundreds of thousands being released into the country, increasing the already massive population of migrants by some 10%, according to a new analysis....
18:13 2019-07-11

German government backs compulsory measles jab for schools, kindergartens Children in Germany will have to prove they've had a measles vaccination before they can attend kindergarten or go to school, under a new draft law. Parents who object to immunizing their kids face hefty fines....
13:00 2019-07-17

Schools Wrestle With Privacy of Digital Data Collected on Students For Maryland lawyer Bradley Shear, his push to protect the data privacy of children became an obsession three years ago when his son, who was in the second grade, was accused by a teacher of googling a profane song....
18:13 2019-07-10

Why migrants who speak indigenous languages slip through cracks in US schools Many students end up in special education classrooms as schools lack infrastructure and have few, if any, translators Looking back on her first day of high school in New York, Elisa, 18, can now laugh about it. But on that day, she was nervous. She and her dad navigated the New York subway to get he...
01:13 2019-06-19

Schools deserted in Indian Kashmir as parents fear more unrest Schools reopened in Indian Kashmir's main city on Monday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government's decision two weeks ago to revoke the region's autonomy....
11:13 2019-08-19

Notre Dame fire: lead decontamination of schools begins Work to protect children from risks of poisoning to be completed before schools openWorkers have started decontaminating schools in Paris that were found to have unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of poisoning. Rel...
17:26 2019-08-08

Italy bans unvaccinated children from schools after measles outbreaks As countries around the world grapple with rise of “anti-vax” sentiment, non-vaccinating parents in Italy face fines or their children being turned away from school...
15:52 2019-05-21

Big pharma pours millions into medical schools — here’s how it can impact education The opioid crisis has highlighted the power of drug manufacturers when it comes to swaying physicians' prescribing habits, but exposure to industry starts much earlier on....
21:26 2019-08-12

10 things that stood out from our examination of recruiting costs for Power Five schools College basketball and college football programs spend a lot on recruiting. 10 takeaways from an examination of Power Five public schools expenses.       ...
01:13 2019-08-23

Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell A struggle in California, one of three states creating K-12 ethnic studies materials, highlights some of the fraught questions around the discipline....
21:00 2019-08-16

Sixth grader represents Amphi Schools in national spelling bee TUCSON – A local 12-year-old spelling bee contestant made it to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to compete with more than 500 other kids. News 4 Tucson learned that Tanish Doshi was eliminated in the third round Tuesday afternoon. Doshi, a sixth grader at Richard B. Wilson K-8 School, is one of nine stud...
06:52 2019-05-30

Prohibitory Orders Lifted In 5 Districts In J&K; Schools, Colleges Reopen Prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 were lifted in five Jammu districts and restrictions were relaxed in Doda and Kishtwar, paving the way for resumption of normal activities that were badly hit......
13:39 2019-08-10

In South Korea, schools are bringing video games into the classroom High schools and universities offer esports as an academic discipline, a plan being copied around the world. It’s helping give some students a sense of achievement and self-worth. ...
06:13 2019-08-25

The top ‘party schools’ in America, according to the Princeton Review Colleges probably love to be put on “best of” lists for things like academics and school spirit. Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.        ...
19:00 2019-08-10

Trump’s Trade War Targets Chinese Students at Elite U.S. Schools First trade, then technology — now talent. The Trump administration has started taking aim at China’s best and brightest in the U.S., scrutinizing researchers with ties to Beijing and restricting student visas. Several Chinese graduate students and academics told Bloomberg News in recent...
05:00 2019-06-04

Woman Sues 3 Tokyo Medical Schools Over Gender, Age Discrimination A Japanese woman Wednesday sued three Tokyo medical schools she says rejected her because of her gender and age, in a case her lawyer said was the "tip of the iceberg"....
11:39 2019-06-05

State Dems fighting charter schools near end of legislative session State Democratic lawmakers have declared war on charter schools in the waning days of the legislative session — introducing four bills that parrot recommendations by the anti-charter teachers’ union....
02:39 2019-06-03

State to probe DOE special education schools after Post exposé The state comptroller will audit conditions at the city’s special education schools — after a series of Post articles exposed harrowing conditions at a Queens facility for disabled kids last month. State officials sent schools Chancellor Richard Carranza a letter Tuesday asking for the Departm...
10:39 2019-08-17

U.S. shale firms put up $16.5 mln to build West Texas charter schools Twenty top U.S. energy companies agreed to contribute $16.5 million to open new schools in West Texas, where an influx of oil and gas workers have strained schools, roads and other civic services....
23:00 2019-07-12

Law schools will face tougher sanctions if too many graduates fail bar exam Law schools could get their American Bar Association accreditation revoked if 75% of graduates who take the bar exam don't pass within two years.        ...
00:13 2019-05-22

SEC clears path for schools to sell alcohol at sporting events The SEC cleared member schools to sell alcohol in general seating areas. The measure means sales are allowed at football and basketball games.        ...
20:39 2019-05-31

Typhoon shuts down businesses, schools in Taiwan as it heads for China Two people were injured Saturday when a weakening Typhoon Bailu crossed southern Taiwan. The storm forced the shutdown of businesses and schools, and airlines canceled more than 350 flights as the island braced for landslides, floods and high seas, Reuters reported. Some 34,000 soldiers were deploye...
21:26 2019-08-24

| Sudan shuts schools as pupils' killing sparks outrage Sudanese authorities Tuesday ordered all schools nationwide to suspend classes indefinitely after crowds of students launched demonstrations against the killing of five pupils at a rally in a central town....
19:39 2019-07-31

'Education under fire' as attacks on Afghan schools jump, UNICEF says Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF said on Tuesday....
05:39 2019-05-28

A Pennsylvania mayor calls off an LGBTQ flag-raising at City Hall just minutes before the event The rainbow flag that is the symbol of the LGBTQ community was set to be raised at Reading, Pennsylvania, City Hall to kick off the city's weeklong Pride celebration. But the mayor called things off just minutes before the ceremony because, he says, it's a political movement....
01:52 2019-07-18

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used air horns to emphasize her LGBTQ policy points at Bronx Pride REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an appearance at Bronx Pride on Sunday to give a speech about LGBTQ policies – along with some air horn sound effects. Her policy points included making PrEP free for all, tackling the LGBTQ youth homelessness crisis, and...
01:13 2019-06-24

Nicki Minaj drops out of Saudi Arabia concert in support of women and LGBTQ rights Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression....
22:13 2019-07-09

Millions celebrate LGBTQ pride in New York amid global fight for equality: organizers Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality and renew calls for action in what organizers billed as the largest gay pride celebration in history....
21:39 2019-07-01

LA is largest city to formally include LGBTQ businesses in contracting process worth billions Los Angeles is now the largest city in the U.S. to formally include LGBTQ-owned businesses in its project procurement process, following Nashville, Orlando and Baltimore. Similar changes are being considered in Chicago and New York....
18:52 2019-07-31

Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers for Their Sexual Orientation Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing three major cases on discrimination against LGBTQ workers, the Department of Justice asked the court to legalize anti-gay workplace discrimination on Friday, arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 doesn’t protect LGBTQ workers from being fired becau...
11:13 2019-08-24

Pride month: companies launch rainbow-themed products and donate to LGBTQ nonprofits Major retailers have either launched Pride-themed products, run LGBTQ-themed ads, or donated to nonprofit organizations that support the community.       ...
07:13 2019-06-29

Investigators say 23-year-old Conor Climo was plotting to attack synagogues and members of the LGBTQ community (KSNV)   A Las Vegas man is in custody after allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on synagogues and LGBTQ bars. Federal authorities say 23-year-old Conor Climo plotted to kill Jews and members of the LGBTQ community. On Thursday, FBI agents raided Climo’s home. Authorities say they found bomb-...
09:26 2019-08-13

Cracker Barrel turns away Grayson Fritts, detective who called for LGBTQ executions in Tennessee The Cracker Barrel restaurant chain says it has a zero-tolerance policy for "discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort."        ...
18:39 2019-06-19

Virginia Schools’ Bathroom Rule Violates Transgender Rights, U.S. Judge Says The ruling is an important victory for transgender rights advocates as legal battles over school bathroom policies continue to play out across the country....
06:00 2019-08-10

Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools In a 10-point declaration of his education policy priorities, the Vermont senator framed efforts to curtail charter schools as a means to “desegregate” public education....
08:52 2019-05-22

Government's Big Change As Southern States Protest Hindi-In-Schools Plan The government has tweaked its draft education policy after an outcry over a three-language plan that required children in southern states to compulsorily learn Hindi. In the new draft National......
10:52 2019-06-03

Christian Co-Ed Schools Regarded "Highly Unsafe" For Girls' Future: Court The Madras High Court on Friday observed that there was a general feeling that coeducational study in Christian educational institutions was "highly unsafe" for the future of girl children and though......
00:39 2019-08-17

Brexit Is Sending Students Packing, Straining Private Schools on Both Ends While campuses in Britain look toward Asia in their struggle to refill seats, those on the Continent are scrambling to prepare for a crush of new pupils....
15:13 2019-05-27

Critics cry ‘grade inflation’ at NYC schools as students pass without meeting standards At the Science School for Exploration and Discovery, MS 244 in the Bronx, an impressive 94 percent of students in grades 6-8 passed their math classes in the 2017-18 school year. But how much math they actually mastered is questionable. Only 2 percent of those same Mott Haven students — nearly all H...
07:13 2019-06-30

Ilhan Omar Wants Schools to Stop Humiliating Kids Who Can't Afford to Pay for Lunch A few weeks ago, The Hill circulated a piece about a nine-year-old boy who used his allowance to pay off everyone in his class’s lunch debts. The story was pitched as “heartwarming,” but it was not, because debt shouldn’t even exist for third graders, particularly for something as imperative as a ho...
03:39 2019-06-20

"Separatists Close Schools, But Send Their Children Abroad": Amit Shah As many as 130 family members of separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir are either studying abroad or working, Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. He was replying to queries......
04:00 2019-07-02

Private schools angry over state proposal to give city more oversight New York’s elite private-school community is “furious” over a state proposal to give the city Department of Education oversight of their kids’ curricula — and they’re fighting back, insiders told The Post. The blanket Albany proposal is primarily intended to ensure that ­yeshiva students get quality...
08:00 2019-07-12

State Education Department moves to boost oversight of private schools The state Education Department proposed revised rules Friday to boost its oversight of private and religious schools. The regulations would require the nonpublic schools to provide “substantially equivalent instruction” to what’s offered at public schools. The scrutiny comes amid complaints from edu...
11:39 2019-06-01

U.S. shale firms put up $16.5 million to build West Texas charter schools Twenty top U.S. energy companies agreed to contribute $16.5 million to open new schools in West Texas, where an influx of oil and gas workers have strained schools, roads and other civic services....
00:39 2019-07-13

French town plans to give out free Viagra to save its schools Free viagra offered to help repopulate a town. Yeah, you read that right. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details.        ...
04:39 2019-05-23

NCAA's Power 5 schools see steep raise in pay for non-revenue coaches Amid controversy over athlete compensation, the rate of increase for head coaches' pay in non-revenue sports is close to the rise in football.       ...
02:26 2019-08-13

Collaboration with US med schools helps Rwanda improve women's health care (Reuters Health) - Rwandan women have better access to obstetrics and gynecology services thanks to an international partnership to train more doctors, a new study finds....
19:13 2019-07-12