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Principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher speech is suspended

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia, principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days. The News and S...

Principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher speech is suspended

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Principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher speech at graduation A West Virginia principal is accused of plagiarizing his graduation speech — by ripping off literary lion Ashton Kutcher. Parkersburg High School principal Kenny DeMoss was called out by a graduate who recognized the administrator’s speech from the 2013 Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards, the Park...
18:26 2019-05-31

Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended A West Virginia, principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days....
13:13 2019-06-12

Principal: I accidentally plagiarized Ashton Kutcher speech PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class says he didn’t mean to use someone else’s work. The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss issued a statement ...
12:01 2019-05-31

Ashton Kutcher testifies in trial of alleged serial killer accused of murdering his friend Ashton Kutcher testified on Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with allegedly killing two women in their California homes including one woman, Ashley Ellerin, who was friends with the actor. ...
02:13 2019-05-30

Ashton Kutcher Testifies Against Suspected Serial Killer Accused of Murdering Woman He Dated Ashton Kutcher appeared at a Los Angeles court on Wednesday to testify against a suspected serial killer charged with murdering three women, including 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was dating......
00:13 2019-05-30

Ashton Kutcher's 'The Ranch' to end after Season 4 Netflix’s "The Ranch" now has an endgame, with creator and star Ashton Kutcher revealing Tuesday that the multi-camera comedy will return for a fourth and final season of 20 episodes....
14:01 2019-06-05

Ashton Kutcher freaked out about his fingerprints day after ‘Hollywood Ripper’ slaying Ashton Kutcher took the stand Wednesday in the “Hollywood Ripper” trial of a “serial sexual thrill killer” accused of killing three women — including one who the actor had a date with — and described freaking out the next day, saying, ‘My fingerprints were o...
21:13 2019-05-29

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Might Just Have the Sweetest Love Story Ever Mila Kunis is well aware that she's #blessed. And not just in the cliche Instagram caption type of way some women throw around when their significant others think to bring home......
16:39 2019-07-04

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Tackle Tabloid Rumors in the Most Hilarious Way Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are setting the record straight on this ridiculous split rumors. Since the speculation is so silly, the famous actors decided to address the salacious gossip......
05:26 2019-06-20

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Silence Divorce Rumors With a Very Comedic Take Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been friends since they starred on That ’70s Show, been married since 2015, have two children, and have no qualms about public displays of affection. None of that manages to insulate them from rumors of an unhappy marriage and imminently impending divorce hit...
00:13 2019-06-21

Ashton Kutcher 'freaked out' after date found killed, Los Angeles court told Actor testifies at trial of ‘Hollywood Ripper’, who is charged with murder of Ashley Ellerin in 2001 along with two othersActor Ashton Kutcher told a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday that he was “freaking out” after learning that a young woman was found dead in Hollywood the day after he called at her ...
04:39 2019-05-30

Ashton Kutcher 'freaking out' after date found slain, Los Angeles court told Actor Ashton Kutcher told a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday that he was "freaking out" after learning that a young woman was found dead in Hollywood the day after he called at her home for a date....
01:00 2019-05-30

Ashton Kutcher testifies in murder trial about knocking on slain woman's door Ashton Kutcher testified about the night in 2001 he went to pick up Ashley Ellerin, only to learn the next day that she had been killed.        ...
22:39 2019-05-29

Justin Bieber Celebrates Fourth of July With Scooter Braun, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Is it too late now to ask for an invite? While celebrating the Fourth of July this week, many celebrities headed to Southern California beaches for fireworks, BBQs and much......
23:39 2019-07-05

A Murder Trial Years in the Making: 3 Deaths, an Alleged Serial Killer and the Chilling Reason Ashton Kutcher's Knock Went Unanswered The story is like something out of a movie, only horrifyingly, it's all too real. On the night of Feb. 21, 2001, Ashley Ellerin had just gotten out of the shower and was about to get......
18:39 2019-05-30

Ashton Kutcher testifies he knocked on slain woman's door: 'I was freaking out' Ashton Kutcher testified about the night in 2001 he went to pick up his date, Ashley Ellerin, only to learn the next day that she had been killed.        ...
02:39 2019-05-30

Protests Break Out At Betsy Layne Elementary School After Principal, Other Admins Suspended FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (Mountain Top News) –  Protests broke out at Betsy Layne Elementary following the apparent suspension of the Principal, Assistant Principal and other Administrators in an apparent state test cheating scheme. According to Mountain Top News, community members gathered on U.S. 2...
21:13 2019-05-29

Letter From Former Middle School Teacher Accused Principal Of Bullying ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/Anderson County News)– A letter written by a former middle school teacher accused of threatening to cut off a student’s genitals in 2017 has surfaced this week. The letter was obtained by the Anderson County News and is from former middle school teacher Chrys...
01:52 2019-06-06

Ashton Kutcher says he has 'nothing to do with' MTV's 'Punk'd' reboot Ashton Kutcher tweeted that he has 'nothing to do' with the reboot of MTV 's prank show 'Punk'd'.        ...
16:52 2019-06-18

Retrial suspended for teen rape victim accused of abortion A controversial court case involving a teenage rape victim and the death of her baby was reopened in El Salvador on Monday—only to be quickly suspended again....
20:52 2019-07-16

Air India Captain Accused Of Shoplifting In Sydney, Suspended By Airline An Air India pilot has been suspended for stealing from a duty-free shop at Australia's Sydney airport. The incident happened on Saturday, after which a complaint was filed by the Australian Regional......
15:52 2019-06-23

Joe Biden Got Caught Plagiarizing His Climate Change Plan Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign came to an abrupt end well before the first primary due to a plagiarism scandal. Thirty years later, his 2020 campaign is facing similar charges, in what his campaign says was a mistake of improper citations....
01:13 2019-06-05

| Pregnancy puts Ashton's RWC in doubt Chris Ashton has all but ended his hopes of playing at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan by withdrawing from England's training squad due to his wife's pregnancy....
03:52 2019-06-24

Trump tells US troops 'this is not a political speech' and immediately makes a political statement in speech Ed Jones/AP In a speech President Donald Trump gave to US troops and their families in South Korea, the commander-in-chief claimed his remarks was not intended to be political. Immediately after making the comment, Trump alleged Democrats did not support adequately funding the military. "I will tel...
05:00 2019-07-03

Kutcher testifies about knocking on slain woman’s door LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher has testified at a Los Angeles murder trial that he went to pick up a woman to go out for drinks on a night in 2001 and left when she didn’t answer her door, only to learn the next day she had been killed. The 41-year-old actor said from the witness stand Wedn...
21:13 2019-05-29

ShowBiz Minute: Kodak Black, Kutcher, Mitchell Judge: Kodak Black should remain jailed until trial; Ashton Kutcher testifies he knocked on slain woman's door in 2001; Actor Jason Mitchell loses MTV awards bid amid misconduct claims. (May 30)        ...
17:52 2019-05-30

'I refuse to regret waking up a day older': Ashton Applewhite's fight for age pride The activist on her manifesto to empower older people, how to challenge age prejudice – and why she dyes her hair grey When Ashton Applewhite hit 55 years old, she dyed her hair. So what? That’s what women the world over do, you might think: dye grey hair to hide their age. But what Applewhite did w...
13:13 2019-06-17

Zawe Ashton: ‘It’s not a wedding dress – but it marks my biggest, riskiest commitment’ The actor and author on how the sophisticated, subverted trouser suit she wore to her book launch made her feel like the experimental indie artist she isThis outfit sticks in my mind because I wore it for the launch of my first book. It seemed to vibrate all the things that I wanted to vibrate; I st...
18:52 2019-06-11

New Wizards broadcaster Justin Kutcher is a ‘big-time talent’ with big shoes to fill “I know that everyone’s going to be like, ‘Who is this Justin Kutcher guy?’ I get it, I totally understand it, and frankly, I’d be the same way,” Kutcher said....
23:00 2019-07-17

Kutcher relives finding love interest was killed - a day after missed date Ashton Kutcher has testified at a murder trial - telling a court that he went to pick up a woman for a date in 2001 but left when she did not answer the door, only to learn the next day she had been lying inside dead....
04:13 2019-05-30

New Wizards broadcaster Justin Kutcher a ‘big-time talent’ with big shoes to fill “I know that everyone’s going to be like, ‘Who is this Justin Kutcher guy?’ I get it, I totally understand it, and, frankly, I’d be the same way,” Kutcher said....
00:00 2019-07-18

Denver custodian starts new job as school principal DENVER (KUSA) — Walking through the playground of Stedman Elementary brings back memories for Michael Atkins. “Basketball — would be [age] 6, 7 up here playing a pretty physical game of hoop,” Atkins said. “This has been a part of my story — Park Hill, Stedman has been a part...
00:52 2019-06-11

Sad Super Bowl icon becomes middle school principal Kevin Dyson may have come up a yard short in one of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history, but he never let up on his pursuit of education — his own and that of others. Nearly 20 years after nearly climbing to the top of the football world, Dyson is sitting atop the academic......
21:26 2019-05-26

Bronx principal could face another investigation over gambling tweets This pony-playing principal is gambling with his career. School staffers and parents at a Bronx elementary school called on the city Department of Education to take action after PS 24’s Steven Schwartz posted hundreds of horse-racing tweets throughout the school year. “He has been telling members of...
01:13 2019-06-09

Teen arrested for stabbing principal during graduation rehearsal A teen was arrested for stabbing a principal during an 8th grade graduation rehearsal in New Jersey Friday morning, local authorities said. The 14-year-old student used a folding knife to attack the principal about 9:30 a.m. inside the Washington School gymnasium in Rutherford, where he was leading ...
08:52 2019-06-15

Forest Hills HS ‘pot principal’ steps down after months of controversy They smoked him out. The embattled principal of Forest Hills HS has resigned amid complaints of rampant, unchecked marijuana smoking and general disorder at the school, officials said Monday. Teachers and parents have howled for Ben Sherman’s removal for months, arguing that he oversaw and ena...
00:00 2019-06-04

District seeks principal’s firing after most annoying trophy GARY, Ind. (AP) — A school district in northwestern Indiana says it’s seeking to fire a principal after a special needs teacher awarded an 11-year-old autistic student a trophy naming him the “most annoying male” of the school year. The (Northwest Indiana) Times rep...
16:52 2019-06-12

Police: Student stabs principal during graduation rehearsal RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey principal was stabbed at a school during a rehearsal for eighth-grade graduation. A Rutherford police release says a 14-year-old male student ran across the Washington School gymnasium on Friday morning and struck the Union School principal in the...
05:13 2019-06-15

Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” said the principal of a high school in Boca Raton, Fla....
22:00 2019-07-08

BJP Takes Aim At "Student" Prashant Kishor Vs "Principal" Amit Shah Taking a dig at TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for engaging election strategist Prashant Kishor for the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls, the BJP said he is not a "bigger" strategist than its president Amit......
22:39 2019-06-08

Florida principal reassigned after saying Holocaust was not a ‘factual, historical event’ BOCA RATON, Fla. (NBC NEWS) – A Florida principal has been reassigned to an administrative position after he told a parent in an email that the Holocaust was not a “factual, historical event.” The Palm Beach Post revealed Friday that in a 2018 email exchange with a parent, Principal William La...
04:00 2019-07-09

Catholic school principal quits after DC strip club arrest BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Catholic school principal has been arrested after visiting a strip club while on a school field trip to the nation’s capital. Diocese of Baton Rouge spokesman Dan Borne says Michael Comeau was arrested early Thursday in Washington, D.C., where he was with st...
20:00 2019-06-01

Ferrari's team principal laments decision against Vettel After a request to review the time penalty given against Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix got turned down, Ferrari's dejected team principal Mattia Binotto expressed how "very unhappy and disappointed" he was by the decision        ...
02:00 2019-06-22

Florida principal told parent he 'can't say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event' The principal of a Florida high school allegedly refused to believe the Holocaust happened because "not everyone believes" the historical event — which left some six million people dead — actually happened....
20:39 2019-07-08

A teenager stabbed his middle school principal at graduation rehearsal, police say The principal of a New Jersey middle school was leading a graduation rehearsal Friday when student stabbed him in the chest multiple times, police said....
03:26 2019-06-16

Catholic school principal resigns after boozy strip-club jaunt The principal of a Louisiana Catholic high school has resigned after he was arrested for drunkenly refusing to pay a bill at a Washington DC strip club — while he was in town for a field trip, according to reports. Michael Comeau, principal of Holy Family Catholic school in Port Allen, was arrested ...
12:39 2019-06-03

US Scheduling Principal-Level Trade Call With China Next Week: Official The Trump administration is in the process of scheduling a phone call for next week between US and Chinese trade principals, an official with the US Trade Representative's office said on Wednesday....
14:00 2019-07-04

Bronx Principal to Challenge Eliot Engel, Powerful House Democrat, From the Left Jamaal Bowman will take on Mr. Engel, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, with help from a group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last year....
13:39 2019-06-18

Catholic school principal resigns after arrest at strip club while on DC field trip Principal Michael Comeau of the Holy Family Catholic School in Port Allen, La. was arrested at a D.C. strip club, while visiting on a school trip.        ...
17:39 2019-06-03

Catholic School Principal Arrested at a D.C. Strip Club While on Student Field Trip In an incident that shocked communities Friday, Michael Comeau, a school principal and recipient of the prestigious Milken award for educators, thought it was a good idea to get belligerently drunk, hit up the strip club, then refuse to pay…all while on a school field trip....
23:52 2019-06-02

Group that helped Ocasio-Cortez backs school principal's primary challenge to top House Dem A middle school principal in New York who's launching a bid to unseat a powerful House Democrat is finding help from the same group that helped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win her long-shot bid in the 2018 midterm elections....
06:39 2019-06-20

Oregon high school students involved in senior prank must pay for cleanup, may not walk at graduation: principal A senior prank carried out by students at an Oregon High School may have cost them the opportunity to walk at their graduation. The principal of the school is also reportedly planning to charge each students about $50 to cover the cost of cleaning up their mess....
00:26 2019-06-10

Florida principal refused to call the Holocaust a 'factual, historical event' William Latson, the principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida, said that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened."        ...
17:26 2019-07-08

Principal, school superintendent bring student's graduation to dying mom's hospital room Noah Siets walked down the hospital corridor to his mother's room in his cap and gown, as "Pomp and Circumstance" played from an iPhone.        ...
09:00 2019-05-24

Bronx, NY, Principal Wins Nod From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Backers in Long-Shot Bid to Oust Long-Term Congressman In a political case of what was good for the goose may be good for the gander, a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal is hoping the same political action committee that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Washington will do the same for him....
09:52 2019-06-20

Bats Welcomes Second Principal Fund to the Bats ETF Marketplace KANSAS CITY and NEW YORK – July 11, 2017 – Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded product (ETP) trading globally, today welcomed a second Principal fund to the Bats ETF Marketplace....
22:13 2019-05-21

Bats Welcomes New Issuer Principal to the Bats ETF Marketplace KANSAS CITY and NEW YORK – May 10, 2017 – Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded product (ETP) trading globally, today welcomed new issuer Principal to the Bats ETF Marketplace with the launch of one fund....
22:13 2019-05-21

A's RHP Montas suspended 80 games for PED use Oakland Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas was suspended 80 games without pay on Friday after testing positive for Ostarine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program....
03:13 2019-06-22

Jake Marisnick Should Probably Be Suspended For This It’s pretty clear-cut: Houston’s Jake Marisnick was nowhere near the plate, wasn’t even aiming toward the plate, when he obliterated Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Lucroy was hospitalized and Marisnick was correctly called out for a violation of MLB’s home-plate collision rule, and the Angels think...
18:26 2019-07-08

Tyreek Hill Won't Be Suspended By The NFL The NFL announced today that Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was accused of breaking his three-year-old son’s arm by his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, will not be suspended for violating the league’s personal conduct policy....
17:01 2019-07-19

A's Montas suspended 80 games, out for playoffs Oakland right-hander Frankie Montas, in the midst of a breakout season, received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Ostarine, a performance-enhancing substance....
03:26 2019-06-22

Golf: Suspended Haney says he was right about 'Lee' win at U.S. Open Tiger Woods's former instructor Hank Haney, who was suspended from a golf radio slot last week, has said Lee Jeong-eun's U.S. Open victory had backed up his controversial comment about Korean players on the women's tour....
12:52 2019-06-03

Two Kenyan athletes suspended for doping: AIU The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday it had provisionally suspended two Kenyan athletes, one of them a Commonwealth Games former champion, for doping, the latest in a string of doping cases in the East African nation....
18:13 2019-07-09

Two Kenyan athletes suspended for doping - AIU "The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday it had provisionally suspended two Kenyan athletes, one of them a Commonwealth Games former champion, for doping, the latest in a string of doping cases in the East African nation."...
18:52 2019-07-09

Blues' Barbashev suspended for Game 6 St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev has been suspended for Sunday's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final after delivering an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson in Thursday's Game 5....
03:13 2019-06-08

Mets may have talked themselves out of win as game gets suspended They were on the verge of returning to .500, and then the Mets possibly talked themselves out of a victory. Wait until Friday for the dramatic conclusion. Thursday night concluded with the score 4-4 between the Mets and Cardinals in a game suspended by rain in the ninth inning at Citi Field. Edwin D...
06:13 2019-06-14

UK politician suspended after grabbing protester UK Prime Minister Theresa May has suspended senior politician Mark Field from office after video emerged of him grabbing and manhandling a protester at an event in London on Thursday evening....
00:52 2019-06-22

Rangers 3B Cabrera suspended for hitting ump with equipment ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera plans to appeal a four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment on the field that hit an umpire. MLB handed down the suspension Friday, a day after umpire crew chief Bill Miller was hit on the foot by a sma...
04:00 2019-06-22

Padres' Machado suspended one game after ejection San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for "aggressively arguing and making contact with" an umpire Saturday, MLB announced Monday....
07:39 2019-06-18

San Diego fraternity suspended over sex assault claims LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of California, San Diego has been suspended over sexual assault allegations involving its members. The university and the national fraternity sent cease-and-desist orders to the Sigma Chi chapter last week. The chapter is barred from taking part...
06:26 2019-06-05

UK junior minister suspended after grappling with eco-protester A junior foreign office minister has been suspended pending an investigation after grabbing a female demonstrator by the neck and pushing her when a climate-change protest interrupted a speech by Britain's finance minister....
20:13 2019-06-21

Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez suspended for 3 games Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined....
13:13 2019-07-18

US Judge Suspended For Anti-Trump Comments A US judge has been suspended for six months without pay after making derogatory comments about Donald Trump, including criticizing his "inability to govern and political incompetence."...
08:00 2019-05-25

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics. Those comments came Tuesday at the beginning of a Senate hearing as Scott Israel fights his sus...
18:26 2019-06-18

Solicitor becomes second man suspended from job after BBC Tory debate appearance An employment solicitor who questioned the Tory leadership candidates during a televised debate has become the second member of the public to be suspended from their job over controversial historic social media comments....
01:26 2019-06-20

Market conditions blamed as £3.3bn London IPO suspended Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has suspended plans for a £3.3bn London stock market flotation of its subsidiary ReAssure, blaming "heightened caution" among investors....
12:52 2019-07-11

Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith suspended four games Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith has been suspended for four games in 2019 for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances....
15:26 2019-07-11

Cardinals knock off Mets in 10 in suspended game Paul DeJong delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the 10th inning Friday afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals finished off a two-day comeback and beat the host New York Mets 5-4 in the completion of a game suspended by rain Thursday night....
01:26 2019-06-15

NFL: Cowboys' Elliott won't be suspended over Vegas incident Ezekiel Elliott won't be suspended over an incident in Las Vegas that police said involved an altercation between the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys and a security guard....
15:26 2019-07-04

Blues C Sundqvist suspended one game for boarding The NHL suspended St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist for one playoff game for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final....
06:39 2019-05-31

Amarnath Yatra Suspended From Jammu To Srinagar The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown, police said....
10:00 2019-07-13

Gymnastics coach suspended for misconduct allegation ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call that John Holman’s suspension issued by...
00:52 2019-06-08

Phils' Herrera suspended for remainder of season Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera has accepted a suspension for the remainder of 2019, including the postseason, for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy....
03:39 2019-07-06

WFP: Aid to Yemen will be suspended unless Houthi rebels allow access The United Nations World Food Program has warned it would suspend aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels unless its leaders allow unfettered access to those in need....
17:13 2019-05-21

5 minor leaguers suspended for drug violations NEW YORK (AP) — Five prospects have been suspended for violating baseball’s minor league drug program. The commissioner’s office said Friday free-agent pitcher Christian Aragon and Cleveland Indians Single-A pitcher Matthew Solter received 80-game suspensions. Three members of the Philad...
23:39 2019-06-28

Man who harassed MP Anna Soubry given suspended sentence Pro-Brexit protester James Goddard, who admitted harassment after calling the MP Anna Soubry a Nazi outside the Houses of Parliament, has been given a suspended sentence....
20:52 2019-07-22

Ohio St-Maryland suspended in 8th inning at B10 Tournament OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ohio State-Maryland game at the Big Ten Tournament will resume Friday morning after being suspended because of inclement weather in the eighth inning Thursday night. Ohio State led 3-2 with Maryland batting with one out and a man on second base in the bottom of the eighth. The...
10:26 2019-05-24

Kentucky lawyer may be suspended for giving inmate $11 BELLEVUE, Ky. (AP) — A north Kentucky lawyer may be suspended for giving her incarcerated boyfriend $11 to use a vending machine. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Virginia Riggs was convicted of promoting contraband in the 2017 meeting, given a suspended jail sentence and reported herself to the Cinc...
10:13 2019-06-21

Corbyn ally suspended after 'antisemitic rant' One of Jeremy Corbyn's close allies has been suspended from the party after he was recorded claiming Labour’s antisemitism crisis was "whipped up" by the Israeli embassy, according to Sky sources....
15:26 2019-05-31

President Trump Says Tariffs on Mexico Suspended Indefinitely WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the two neighbors agr...
15:52 2019-06-08

Louisville leading Auburn 4-1 in CWS game suspended by rain OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Louisville-Auburn game at the College World Series has been suspended until Tuesday night because of rain. The Cardinals led Auburn 4-1 after the fourth inning. That’s when the TD Ameritrade Park grounds crew rolled the tarp over the field. Rain was forecast to continue ...
23:52 2019-06-18

Louisville closer McAvene suspended 4 games after ejection LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville relief pitcher Michael McAvene has received an automatic four-game suspension following his ejection for disputing an umpire’s decision in an NCAA Tournament victory over Indiana. The suspension leaves the seventh-seeded Cardinals without their closer should t...
02:13 2019-06-03

Yankees' Boone suspended 1 game for umpire rant New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his rant at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during Thursday's afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays....
02:00 2019-07-20

Ivan Barbashev Is Suspended For Game 6 And The Blues Will Miss Him When the Blues try to raise the Stanley Cup Sunday night, they’ll do so without forward Ivan Barbashev, who was given a one-game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for a high hit on Boston’s Marcus Johansson. Given the tenor of this series and what the Blues are trying to do (and ha...
21:52 2019-06-08

Djokovic v Thiem suspended in fifth set as rain returns in Paris "The French Open semi-final clash between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was suspended in the fifth set on Saturday as the rain returned in Paris."...
18:52 2019-06-08

Envoy says Sudan talks to resume as strike suspended Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council, an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday, as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes....
22:26 2019-06-11

Royals, White Sox game suspended in 5th for rain, tied at 1 CHICAGO (AP) — Yolmer Sanchez hit a tying single, then entertained his White Sox teammates with a dugout show during a long rain delay before Chicago’s game against the Kansas City Royals was suspended in the fifth inning with the score 1-all Monday. The teams will pick up Tuesday where they l...
03:00 2019-05-28

Gymnastics coach suspended for sexual misconduct allegation A coach at a well-known Pennsylvania gymnastics training center has been suspended by the sport's governing body until a hearing on a sexual misconduct allegation....
00:00 2019-06-08

Sudan talks resume as protest strike suspended Sudan's military council and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The opposition alliance has also decided to suspend its campaign of civil disobedience....
13:39 2019-06-12

Portugal says Iranian visas suspended for consulate upgrade Portugal stopped issuing entry visas for Iranian nationals while it upgrades security at its consulate in Tehran, not because of political issues or any security threats, the Portuguese foreign ministry said....
13:26 2019-07-17

Colts quarterback Chad Kelly suspended for 2 games by the NFL Chad Kelly can participate in offseason and preseason activities but will miss the first two weeks of the season if he makes the team.        ...
03:13 2019-06-01

Spain parliament to keep same number of seats despite suspended Catalans The Spanish parliament's speaker said on Wednesday the suspension of four Catalan lawmakers currently facing trial over their involvement in a 2017 regional independence bid would not affect the total number of seats in the house....
15:39 2019-06-05

MLB notebook: Angels' Ramirez suspended for plunking Marisnick Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games Wednesday and fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick with a pitch in Tuesday's game....
11:13 2019-07-18

Padres’ Machado suspended 1 game, fined after ejection NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado has been suspended one game and fined for making contact with an umpire who ejected him over the weekend for arguing called strikes. Machado is appealing the penalty imposed Monday by Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre. Machado can continue to play u...
05:00 2019-06-18

Warriors co-owner suspended for pushing Toronto player OAKLAND – Klay Thompson is set to return from a left hamstring injury for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. On the Toronto side, Kyle Lowry says the Warriors executive who shoved him in Game 3 should not be allowed to be part of ...
14:39 2019-06-07

Play suspended until Saturday with Djokovic and Thiem locked at one-set all "Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem will have to finish their French Open semi-final on Saturday after rain brought end to play on Friday with the duo locked at one-set all."...
21:00 2019-06-07

Russian runner suspended for working with banned coach: AIU Russian runner Artyom Denmukhametov has been provisionally suspended for working with banned coach Vladimir Kazarin, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday....
15:00 2019-06-14

More than 1,600 drivers now suspended after deadly New Hampshire motorcycle crash The Massachusetts Registry for Motor Vehicles has now suspended over 1,600 drivers after a horrific crash in New Hampshire that killed seven.        ...
03:26 2019-07-13

U.K. minister suspended after grabbing protester by the neck at gala The City of London Police, the Cabinet Office and the governing Conservative Party are all investigating the incident that took place Thursday night....
17:13 2019-06-21

Rangers 3B Cabrera suspended four games for tossing equipment Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing equipment from the dugout toward umpire Bill Miller during the sixth inning game of Thursday's game against the Cleveland Indians....
03:13 2019-06-22

Oakland A's pitcher Frankie Montas suspended 80 games Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas was suspended 80 games after testing positive for Ostarine, a banned performance-enhancing substance....
03:39 2019-06-22

A’s pitcher Montas suspended 80 games for drug violation OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The penalty was announced Friday, a day after another fine outing by the 26-year-old right-hander. He is 9-2 with a 2.70 ...
04:00 2019-06-22

Steve Stricker lead suspended Senior Players Steve Stricker topped the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship leaderboard at 5 under with a half a hole to play when the first round was suspended for the day because of lightning and rain        ...
01:52 2019-07-12

Think tank official suspended for Somali American comments MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota think tank official has been suspended for comments she made about Somali Americans in a New York Times story. The story with the comments from Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the conservative Center of the American Experiment, was p...
08:26 2019-06-22

Campbell beats NC State 5-4 in completion of suspended game Campbell held on to beat North Carolina State 5-4 on Saturday in the completion of a NCAA Tournament opener suspended overnight due to severe weather        ...
20:52 2019-06-01

WNBA looking at dates to makeup game suspended by earthquake The WNBA is looking into dates to finish up the Washington and Las Vegas game that was suspended at the half Friday because of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in California       ...
09:00 2019-07-09

New Orleans Saints DT David Onyemata suspended one game New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata was suspended one game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the league announced Friday....
01:52 2019-06-29

Browns speak with suspended RB Kareem Hunt after argument near bar Kareem Hunt was not arrested and no reports were filed after the Browns running back got into an argument with a friend late Saturday night.       ...
01:00 2019-07-02

Jammu Traffic Cop Suspended After Bribe Footage Goes Viral A traffic policeman was suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered after a video purportedly showed his subordinate demanding bribe from a driver to allow him a passage, officials said on Saturday....
08:26 2019-07-07

MLB notebook: Phils' Herrera suspended for rest of season Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera was suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season without pay for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Herrera's suspension will include the postseason should the Phillies qualify, and the ban is retroactive to June 24....
09:13 2019-07-06

Jets’ Chris Herndon suspended for first four games of the season Sam Darnold will be without one of his top targets for the first four games of the season. The NFL suspended tight end Chris Herndon four games without pay for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension stems from an arrest in June 2018 after Herndon was involved in a two-ca...
22:39 2019-07-12

Jets TE Herndon suspended 4 games by NFL for 2018 DWI arrest Jets second-year tight end Chris Herndon has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy       ...
22:00 2019-07-12

Astros' Marisnick suspended for plate collision with Lucroy Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy before the All-Star break....
13:26 2019-07-12

UK Minister Suspended For Assaulting Activist Who Gatecrashed Event A minister in charge of India in the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was suspended on Friday after footage showed him "grabbing" and forcibly ejecting a climate activist at a political......
16:39 2019-06-21

Buccaneers' Ryan Smith suspended 4 games by NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers       ...
02:39 2019-07-11

TCU tops Baylor in suspended game to reach Big 12 semis OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — TCU defeated Baylor 5-2 in a Big 12 Tournament elimination game Saturday after the game was suspended Friday night because of rain. Sixth-seeded TCU (31-25) will play third-seeded seed Oklahoma State in the semifinals on Saturday. The Horned Frogs need to defeat the Cowboys twic...
17:39 2019-05-25

Utah Judge Suspended Without Pay After Critical Quips About Trump Judge Michael Kwan of Municipal Justice Court in Taylorsville, Utah, had said he was joking about President Trump and that he had a right to free speech....
11:26 2019-05-25

UK junior foreign minister suspended after grappling with protester Mark Field has been suspended as a junior foreign minister pending an investigation after he grabbed a female demonstrator by the neck and pushed her when a climate-change protest interrupted a speech by Britain's finance minister....
13:00 2019-06-21

Almost Everything Trump Said in His Environment Speech Was a Lie On the same day that Washington, D.C. was hit by a deluge of dangerous rain and flash flooding, President Trump gave an hour-long speech meant to convince voters he isn’t totally fucking up the environment. According to the New York Times, almost everything Trump said in the speech was a lie....
19:13 2019-07-09

Best speech to text app of 2019 While speech-to-text used to be specifically only for desktops, the development of mobile devices and the explosion of easily accessible apps means that transcription can now be carried out on a smartphone or tablet. This has made speech-to-text applications increasingly valuable to users in a ...
02:26 2019-06-20

Olympic marathon silver medallist Kirwa suspended for doping "Bahrain\u0027s Olympic women\u0027s marathon silver medallist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement."...
00:39 2019-05-23

Martavis Bryant, indefinitely suspended by NFL, formally applies for reinstatement Serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL, former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has formally applied for reinstatement.       ...
03:39 2019-07-16

Instructor Haney suspended by PGA Tour Radio for insensitive remarks Tiger Woods' former instructor Hank Haney has been suspended by the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel, a day after making disparaging remarks about women's professional golf during his program....
06:39 2019-05-31

Air India Pilot Suspended For ''Physical Altercation'' With Crew Member Aviation regulator DGCA today suspended an Air India pilot for six months for being involved in a "heated argument" and "physical altercation" with a cabin crew member in the aircraft before it was......
18:00 2019-07-15

Google suspended some business with Huawei after Trump blacklisted the company Eric Gaillard/File Photo via Reuters Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses. The decision is a major blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has sought ...
17:52 2019-05-21

Will Resign As Legislator, Says Suspended Congress Leader Roshan Baig In more trouble for the coalition government in Karnataka hit by a flurry of resignations by legislators, disgruntled Congress leader R Roshan Baig, who was suspended last month for his "anti-party"......
00:13 2019-07-09

Cards rally in rain, game vs Mets suspended in 9th tied at 4 NEW YORK (AP) — The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets was suspended because of rain Thursday night, moments after Harrison Bader hit an RBI double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning that made it 4-all. Play will resume Friday at 6:10 p.m. beginning in the bottom of the...
10:52 2019-06-14

Eight Officers Suspended In UP After Cows Found Dead At Cattle Shelters Eight government officers have been suspended in Uttar Pradesh in Ayodhya and Mirzapur districts after cows were found dead at state-run shelters in the last few days....
09:52 2019-07-15

IMF suspended work with Venezuela on economic data after political upheaval The International Monetary Fund suspended work with Venezuela on its economic data in January because of questions about the legitimacy of the government, the IMF said on Thursday, two days after the central bank reported its first data in nearly four years....
21:01 2019-05-30

Smugglers of North Korea coal given suspended sentences in the South A South Korean court has suspended prison terms for three local defendants who were convicted of smuggling North Korean anthracite coal into the country....
17:13 2019-07-14

Stade Francais lock Stassen provisionally suspended for doping Stade Francais' South African lock Hendre Stassen has been provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency after failing a random drug test following a French Top 14 match against Montpellier in May....
14:39 2019-07-12

Afghanistan Fast Bowler Aftab Alam Suspended For One Year During the course of the World Cup, Aftab Alam was sent back home, and an official release mentioned that it was done 'in exceptional circumstances'....
12:26 2019-07-11

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott not suspended for Vegas shoving incident Ezekiel Elliott won’t be suspended over an incident in Las Vegas that police said involved an altercation between the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys and a security guard. The league said Wednesday that Commissioner Roger Goodell determined Elliott didn’t violate the league’...
03:13 2019-07-04

Haney suspended from SiriusXM show for women’s golf comment NEW YORK (AP) — Swing coach Hank Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women’s Open and that he couldn’t name six players on the LPGA Tour. He then said he would go with “Lee” ...
03:26 2019-05-31

Hank Haney is suspended from SiriusXM PGA Tour radio show Haney faced backlash from LPGA star Michelle Wie and others on social media after remarks that were viewed as racist and sexist.        ...
03:39 2019-05-31

Olympic marathon silver medalist Kirwa suspended for doping Bahrain's Olympic women's marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement....
13:52 2019-05-22

Raiders’ Richie Incognito suspended 2 games over personal conduct Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Incognito pleaded guilty in April to disorderly conduct in Scottsdale, Arizona, after being accused of threatening ...
03:26 2019-07-13

Aid To Pak To Stay "Suspended", Says US Report Ahead Of Imran Khan Visit Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States, a Congressional report has said that the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending "decisive and......
09:00 2019-07-19

Hank Haney suspended for ‘insensitive comments’ about women’s golf NEW YORK — Swing coach Hank Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women’s Open and that he couldn’t name six players on the LPGA Tour. Haney then said he would go with “Lee” an...
05:26 2019-05-31

Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist suspended for vicious Stanley Cup final hit ST. LOUIS — Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. The NHL’s department of player safety announced the suspension Thursday after a hearing with Sundqvist, who was assessed only...
05:26 2019-05-31

Utah Judge Is Suspended for Making Critical Comments About Trump Judge Michael Kwan of the Taylorsville Municipal Justice Court in Utah may be on the right side of history, but comments he made challenging President Donald Trump have landed him in trouble with Utah’s Supreme Court....
22:39 2019-05-26

Utah judge suspended for making anti-Trump comments SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months for comments he made online and in court criticizing President Donald Trump. The state’s Supreme Court he determined violated the judicial code of conduct. The court said in a decision posted Wednesday th...
19:26 2019-05-24

Haney suspended from SiriusXM show for women's golf comment Swing coach Hank Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour....
13:00 2019-05-31

Astros’ Marisnick suspended for collision that put Angels’ Lucroy in hospital Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is suspended for two games after an ugly collision at home plate sent Angels catcher Jonathon Lucroy to the hospital this past Sunday, MLB announced on Thursday. Angels manager Brad Ausmus called for the league to evaluate the incident after telling reporters “it cer...
00:00 2019-07-12

Kolkata Policeman Suspended After Ex-Miss India Alleges Harassment The sub-inspector of a Kolkata police station was suspended and two other policemen show caused after former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta alleged inefficiency of the police after she was harassed and......
20:52 2019-06-19

Watchdog examines Guernsey listings of suspended Woodford fund Britain's financial watchdog said it was examining a decision by a frozen Woodford fund to list investments in Guernsey, as wealth manager St James's Place pulled 3.5 billion pounds ($4.45 billion)......
20:26 2019-06-05

Utah judge suspended without pay for 6 months after critical comments about Trump A judge in Utah was suspended without pay for six months last week after criticizing President Trump — both online and in court — for his "political incompetence."...
14:52 2019-05-28

North Korea's mass games suspended after Kim Jong-un criticism Country’s leader dissatisfied because of producers having the ‘wrong spirit of creation’North Korea’s mass games are to be put on hold, possibly for weeks, after Kim Jong-un criticised the producers of the most recent event for their “wrong spirit”, according to foreign tour groups.Kim, North Korea’...
20:13 2019-06-05

Sudan's opposition observes first day of strike, military says communication not suspended Sudan's alliance of opposition and protest groups held a general strike on Tuesday as tensions mounted with the country's military rulers over the transition to democracy....
01:00 2019-05-29

Zimbabwe Cricket Board Suspended, Interim Panel Formed An interim committee to run cricket has been announced and will have David Ellman-Brown, Ahmed Ibrahim, Charlie Robertson, Cyprian Mandenge as its members....
09:13 2019-06-22

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers suspended 1 game by NFL for marijuana arrest The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers one game for a violation of the league's policy on substance abuse.       ...
04:39 2019-06-15

Vikings running back Roc Thomas suspended by NFL for marijuana possession Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been suspended three games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the league announced Tuesday....
03:13 2019-07-17

Rally on: Cards complete comeback vs Mets in suspended game NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong hit an RBI single off Edwin Díaz in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their rally from a night earlier to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Friday. The game Thursday was suspended after 8 1/2 innings, moments after the Cardinals’ Harrison Bader drove i...
01:13 2019-06-15

1 Air India, 2 SpiceJet Pilots Suspended For Safety Violation: Report Three pilots were on Tuesday suspended by civil aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, for violating safety norms, news agency ANI reported today....
18:26 2019-07-16

Hong Kong media say controversial extradition bill may be suspended Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city's government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day....
06:52 2019-06-15

Viral Video Edited, Intrusion Into My Privacy: Suspended BJP Lawmaker After a video purportedly showing him dancing to a Bollywood number with guns in hand went viral, suspended BJP lawmaker Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion on Wednesday claimed that the clip was edited and......
07:26 2019-07-11

Colombia's ex-Davis Cup captain suspended for taking payoffs Colombia's former Davis Cup captain Miguel Tobon has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return for tournament wild card entries in 2017        ...
16:52 2019-05-21

Florida college student, suspended over gun photo, sues school A Florida woman is suing a technical college after she was suspended indefinitely when a photo of her posing with a hand gun at a shooting range on social media was reported to school leaders. ...
02:13 2019-06-01

Astros' Marisnick suspended for plate collision with Lucroy Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick has been suspended for two games by Major League Baseball after his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy       ...
23:26 2019-07-11

U.N. targets hate speech with new strategy U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday unveiled a new strategy to confront hate speech, which he warned was a precursor to the Holocaust, and genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia and Rwanda....
03:13 2019-06-19

Looking for Free Speech in Russia? Try YouTube The online video site has become a primary information source for tens of millions in a country where television avoids topics uncongenial to the government....
18:39 2019-06-09

Best text to speech software of 2019 The use of audio for commands has become popular for use with assistants such as Alexa and Siri, and audio is increasingly being used for search and other tools. It's also becoming much more common for audio to be used to convert text-to-speech for a number of reasons.The traditional one is for...
16:26 2019-06-19

Hear Me Out: Trump Speech Karaoke I came within a bladed edge of red death when I went out for karaoke one night last winter, but I do not hold that against karaoke. Karaoke is good sloppy fun, and it gives me a chance to dazzle the world with my signature rendition of “Purple Rain.” Our own Samer Kalaf once led a singalong of “Smoo...
01:39 2019-06-15

Here's what investors are watching for from the Boeing CEO's speech CNBC's Phil LeBeau joins "Squawk Box" to give a preview of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg's speech at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference....
00:00 2019-05-30

A PR expert explains what the Boeing CEO should say in his big speech Dean Crutchfield, founder of Crutchfield & Partners, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss what investors hope to hear from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference....
00:00 2019-05-30

Meet DW's champions of free speech DW Freedom works to promote greater freedom of speech and the media around the world by raising awareness of the detention and intimidation of journalists, activists and bloggers. Meet some of them....
17:39 2019-05-21

Guns As Props As Suspended BJP Lawmaker Dances At House Party In Video A BJP lawmaker in Uttarakhand, who was suspended by his party last month, dances with abandon to a Hindi song as he holds guns in both his hands, in a video that has been widely shared on social......
12:00 2019-07-10

North Korea’s Famed Mass Games Suspended After Criticism From Kim Jong Un (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea will temporarily suspend the latest edition of its famous mass games, which involve thousands of performers working in precise synchronization, after the premiere drew strong criticism from leader Kim Jong Un, international travel agencies have said. Simon Co...
17:13 2019-06-07

Moldovan president suspended, snap election called as crisis deepens A Moldovan court temporarily relieved President Igor Dodon of his duties on Sunday to allow a stand-in to call a snap election, deepening a standoff between rival political parties over the formation of a new government after months of deadlock....
15:01 2019-06-09

A slew of NYC subway lines were suspended ahead of the hottest weekend of the year The MTA reported that the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains are all facing delays due to a network communications issue impacting service in both directions, NBC New York reports....
03:52 2019-07-20

Air India Pilot, Suspended Over Alcohol In Hair Serum, Moves Court An Air India pilot, suspended last year, after alcohol traces in his hairfall treatment serum showed up on the breath analyser, has challenged aviation watchdog DGCA's decision to ground him....
18:52 2019-06-03

Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera suspended for remainder of 2019 season Herrera, suspended because he violated MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, will miss all remaining regular season games and any postseason games the Phillies play in 2019....
05:26 2019-07-06

Jake Marisnick suspended two games by MLB for collision at home with Jonathan Lucroy MLB announced that it is suspending Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick for two games as for his violent collision at the plate with Jonathan Lucroy.       ...
23:26 2019-07-11

Astros' Jake Marisnick suspended two games for collision with Jonathan Lucroy MLB suspended Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick for two games Thursday after his violent collision at home plate with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy....
08:39 2019-07-12

Colts’ Chad Kelly suspended two games for home invasion arrest Chad Kelly is on double-secret probation, and his last NFL chance is off to a tough start. Just after the Colts gave Kelly a shot at OTAs as their fourth-string quarterback, the NFL suspended him without pay for the first two games of the season. The discipline makes sense. Kelly, you will recall, w...
01:00 2019-06-01

AirAsia Pilot Suspended For Wrongly Transmitting "Hijack Code": Report Aviation regulator DGCA Friday suspended an AirAsia India pilot for a period of three months for erroneously transmitting the ''hijack code'' to the Air Traffic Services during a Delhi-Srinagar flight......
16:39 2019-07-19

Haney suspended from SiriusXM show for women's golf comment Hank Haney suspended from SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel for comments that a Korean would win US Women's Open        ...
03:39 2019-05-31

| Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement on migration and tariffs 'indefinitely suspended' US President Donald Trump has said that Washington had reached an agreement with Mexico on migration, and that the punishing tariffs he had been threatening were "indefinitely suspended"....
12:39 2019-06-08

French prosecutors seek suspended prison sentence for Saudi princess French prosecutors said on Tuesday they were pushing for a six-month suspended prison sentence for the king of Saudi Arabia's daughter, as she went on trial in absentia in a case involving the beating of a workman in her luxury flat in Paris....
03:39 2019-07-10

2 Air Asia Pilots Suspended For Damaging Aircraft Wing: Aviation Watchdog Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended flying licences of two pilots of AirAsia India for violating procedures that caused damage to the wing sharklet of an aircraft, according to a senior official....
01:39 2019-07-12

‘Bitcoin playboy’ given suspended jail sentence for cryptocurrency publicity stunt The “Bitcoin playboy” that made it rain money over one of Hong-Kong‘s poorest neighborhoods has been handed a suspended prison sentence for the stunt. Wong Ching-kit, also known as “Coin Young Master,” fessed up to the stunt and accepted charges for “committing a nuisance in a public place,” South C...
12:13 2019-07-22

Rams’ Aaron Neary suspended 4 games; substance abuse cited NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Aaron Neary has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The NFL said Friday he can participate in preseason practices and games. Neary is eligible to return to the activ...
23:39 2019-06-28

Mumbai Indians Pacer Rasikh Salam Suspended For Two Years For Age Fraud The board in a release announced that Prabhat Maurya has replaced Rasikh Salam in the India U-19 squad that is set to play a one-day tri-series in England starting July 21....
21:52 2019-06-19

Karnataka Congress's Roshan Baig Suspended For "Anti-Party Activities" Senior Karnataka Congressman Roshan Baig has been suspended with immediate effect for alleged anti-party activities. "The AICC (All India Congress Committee) has approved the proposal sent by the KPCC......
01:26 2019-06-19

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing climate protester by neck Police investigate reports of assault as video shows Field forcefully removing woman Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after a video showed him pushing a female Greenpeace activist against a pillar and grabbing her neck while she protested at the chancellor’s Mansion House s...
13:39 2019-06-21

British lawmaker suspended after grabbed protester by neck and removed her from event Britain’s Conservative Party says Mark Field will face an investigation after he ejected a protester seeking to interrupt a speech at a gala dinner.        ...
14:13 2019-06-21

Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump on social media and in court _____ A Utah judge has been suspended for six months without pay after he made a series of critical statements about President Donald Trump online and in his courtroom over the past few years. The Utah Supreme Court filed its court ruling this past week on Judge Michael Kwan’s actions. Kwan, who has...
02:13 2019-05-26

Two Indian fire officials suspended after coaching center blaze kills 22 Indian authorities said on Sunday two fire department officials had been suspended over a fire at a coaching center that killed 21 students and one teacher in the western Gujarat state, renewing questions about building safety standards....
14:52 2019-05-26

Robert Nkemdiche arrested on suspicion of speeding, driving on a suspended license Robert Nkemdiche was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona two weeks ago on suspicion of speeding and driving on a suspended license.       ...
09:00 2019-06-20

Internet Services Suspended In Aligarh's Tappal Amid Tensions Over Murder Authorities maintained a tight vigil in Aligarh's Tappal on Monday suspending internet services and deploying additional forces, a day after police thwarted attempts by right-wing groups to hold a......
21:13 2019-06-10

What's next for Hong Kong? Controversial extradition bill suspended, not scrapped After almost a week of massive street protests, Hong Kong's chief executive said Saturday that she has suspended a controversial extradition bill.        ...
18:52 2019-06-15

Suspended Trinamool Leader Questioned In Saradha Chit Fund Scam The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been probing the money laundering aspect of the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scheme, on Wednesday interrogated suspended Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh......
14:13 2019-07-17

The best free text to speech software 2019 In years gone by, text to speech software was rather expensive, but these days there are excellent text to speech tools available free of charge. We're here to help you find the very best tools that will make converting written documents to audio files as easy as possible.Text to speech softwar...
21:00 2019-06-18

YouTubers petition for free speech after AKK criticism The head of Germany's CDU is facing a backlash after suggesting there should be "rules" for influential online bloggers during election campaigns. Thousands signed a petition calling for an end to attacks on free speech....
07:26 2019-05-29

The Latest: Excerpts from Trump’s D-Day speech released LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump will tell those commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday that American and allied forces who stormed the beaches of Normandy “won back this ground for ...
10:52 2019-06-06

Theresa May hits out at populists in farewell speech Outgoing PM takes aim at absolutism and bemoans ‘descent into rancour and tribal bitterness’Today’s political developments - live updatesTheresa May has criticised absolutism in politics in what appeared to be a coded swipe at populist politicians such as Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump...
20:00 2019-07-17

Valedictorian barred from giving speech after he planned to use it to come out as gay A valedictorian from a Wisconsin Lutheran high school was reportedly blocked by school officials from giving his graduation speech once they learned he planned to use the remarks to come out as gay. “In the rough draft of my speech that I submitted to the administration, I came out in it,̶...
04:00 2019-06-05

Bow Down to Hannah Brown After Her Epic Bachelorette Speech WOW. Just...wow. Just when we were sitting here still trying to figure out why Hannah has kept Luke P. on The Bachelorette through all this madness, she finally explained it and called......
11:39 2019-06-18

Trump supporters set up camp ahead of speech Trump supporters traveling from near and far line the streets outside an Orlando arena camping out ahead of the President’s speech Tuesday. (June 17)        ...
08:13 2019-06-18

When And Where To Watch Nirmala Sitharaman's First Budget Speech Budget 2019: The Budget speech will begin around 11:00 am on July 5 and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will start the speech by addressing it to the speaker of Lok Sabha....
10:39 2019-06-13

Man Who Poured Water On Baidu CEO During Speech Arrested Chinese authorities have detained a man in connection with an investigation of an incident in which a man poured a bottle of water over Robin Li, chief executive of Chinese search giant Baidu Inc, at......
14:00 2019-07-04

Microsoft AI creates realistic speech with little training Text-to-speech conversion is becoming increasingly clever, but there's a problem: it can still take plenty of training time and resources to produce natural-sounding output. Microsoft and Chinese researchers might have a more effective way. They've......
05:00 2019-05-27

5 Top Quotes From Nirmala Sitharaman's First Budget Speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, presenting the annual budget statement to parliament, said the government planned structural reforms to kickstart foreign and domestic investment....
11:52 2019-07-05

Acting Pentagon chief says no need to restore suspended U.S.-South Korea military drills Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea....
17:00 2019-06-02

Colts OT Antonio Garcia suspended for violating NFL performance-enhancing drug policy A former third-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2017, Antonio Garcia spent the second half of last season on the Indianapolis practice squad.       ...
23:52 2019-06-10

Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed suspended first six games of 2019 season Seahawks DL Jarran Reed has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for a violation of the team's personal conduct policy.       ...
21:39 2019-07-22

Lord Heseltine has Tory whip suspended after backing Lib Dems in European elections Former deputy prime minister Lord Michael Heseltine has had the Tory whip suspended after saying he would vote Liberal Democrat at the European elections....
16:00 2019-05-21

LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in the league’s history.The league office handed do...
23:52 2019-07-16

Free-agent CB Rashard Robinson suspended 10 games by NFL for substance abuse violation Free-agent cornerback Rashard Robinson has been suspended by the NFL for a second time, this time for 10 games on a substance abuse violation.       ...
09:13 2019-07-18

British Labour Party readmits lawmaker suspended over anti-Semitism comments Britain's Labour opposition risked further souring its relationship with the Jewish community after readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended for suggesting the party had been "too apologetic" about anti-Semitism....
19:13 2019-06-27

Nixon’s secret speech if Apollo 11 mission had gone wrong President Richard Nixon, who delivered a message to Armstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins after the successful lunar landing, also asked his speechwriter to write a contingency speech should something go wrong....
00:39 2019-07-17

Queen Elizabeth II gives moving speech to commemorate D-Day anniversary Queen Elizabeth II quoted her father King George VI during a moving D-Day remembrance speech in Portsmouth, England.        ...
19:52 2019-06-05

Fox News viewers flock to Trump’s holiday speech Fox News Channel viewers gave the network unusually high ratings for the Fourth of July because it aired President Donald Trump’s Washington parade and speech...
07:39 2019-07-11

"Let Your Thoughts Be Heard": PM Invites Suggestions For August 15 Speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited suggestions from people across the country for his Independence Day speech on the Narendra Modi or "NaMo" app....
13:13 2019-07-19

How American Corporations Are Policing Online Speech Worldwide In the winter of 2010, a 19-year-old Moroccan man named Kacem Ghazzali logged into his email to find a message from Facebook informing him that a group he had created just a few days prior had been removed from the platform without explanation. The group, entitled “Jeunes pour la séparation entre Re...
17:52 2019-07-10

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday....
23:26 2019-06-20

NY Fed clarifies Williams speech that market took as signal of a rate cut Earlier, Williams delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association in which he said, "It's better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold."...
01:52 2019-07-19

Sanders: Trump speech lies, distortions, nonsense Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders described President Trump's Tuesday night speech as "an hour-and-a-half speech of lies, distortions and total, absolute nonsense." Trump declared his 2020 election campaign on Tuesday night. (June 19)        ...
17:26 2019-06-19

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform. Organizers of the “Win With Love Rally” say Trump’s announcement in Orlando on T...
10:13 2019-06-18

Jenny Slate Will Give a Graduation Speech to a Class of One The standup comic and “Parks and Recreation” actress will speak at the eighth-grade graduation of Gwen Lynch, 13, the last student on Cuttyhunk Island....
22:26 2019-06-05

Biden apologizes for praising segregationists in defensive speech Joe Biden scrambled Saturday to save his swiftly sinking campaign, finally apologizing for recent remarks in which he had positive words for segregationist Dems. “Was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men?” he said of his controversial June 18...
03:39 2019-07-07

Facebook Fined $2.3 Million By Germany Under Hate Speech Law (BERLIN) — German authorities say they have issued Facebook with a 2 million-euro ($2.3 million) fine under a law designed to combat hate speech. The Federal Office for Justice said Tuesday that the social networking company had failed to meet transparency requirements for its handling of hate...
20:00 2019-07-02

Dallas officials apologize for stopping graduation speech DALLAS (AP) — Dallas school officials have apologized after a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted by her principal when she read the names of shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. The Dallas Independent School District said in a statement Tuesday that the decisi...
16:52 2019-06-12

UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is launching a plan to combat hate speech and counter what he calls “a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred” around the world. The U.N. chief told diplomats at Tu...
23:52 2019-06-18

Man Pours Water On Baidu CEO During Speech In Shocking Video A man burst on to a stage and poured water over the head of Baidu CEO Robin Li as the founder of China's dominant search engine spoke at a company-sponsored event on Artificial Intelligence on......
14:13 2019-07-03

"My Speech Came From Heart": Mahua Moitra On Plagiarism Allegations Mahua Moitra, the Trinamool Congress lawmaker whose comments in parliament on "seven signs of fascism" went viral last week, has hit out at allegations on social media that her debut speech was......
16:00 2019-07-03

Bernie Sanders to defend his brand of socialism in speech Presidential contender will outline his political philosophy and accuse Trump of profiting from ‘corporate socialism’Bernie Sanders, draping himself in the progressive tradition of Franklin Roosevelt, is poised to defend his political philosophy in a speech that accuses Donald Trump of profiting fro...
08:26 2019-06-12

Donald Trump delivers July 4th speech – live US president hails ‘heroes who defend our country’ in controversial address marred by poor weatherWhite House ‘struggles to draw crowds’ to July 4th show 1.03am BST #SaluteToAmerica#July4th https://t.co/CMxvvow5um 12.56am BST The White House press office has just released the list of those “expected...
02:13 2019-07-05

Man dumps water on tech CEO's head during speech A man pours water on the CEO of Chinese search giant Baidu while he makes a speech at a conference on Artificial Intelligence.       ...
17:13 2019-07-03

Facebook fined $2.3 million under Germany’s new hate speech law The Federal Office for Justice said the social networking company had failed to meet transparency requirements for its handling of hate speech complaints....
18:00 2019-07-02

Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments Google's Parrotron is an AI tool that makes disfluent speech from people with impediments more intelligible to both people and automatic speech recognizers.Read More...
22:00 2019-07-17

YouTube will remove some hate speech and conspiracy videos YouTube has updated its hate speech policy to ban more types of videos from its platform. They explicitly include those promoting or glorifying Nazi ideology or deny that certain events including the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook shooting took place. A......
02:13 2019-06-06

A Year Later, Twitter’s New Banned Speech Policy Adds Little to the Old One An effort to forbid “dehumanizing” tweets was scaled back after criticism and debate, and for now focuses only on those directed at religious groups....
18:00 2019-07-09

Trump: Conway's right to free speech under attack; he won't fire her President Donald Trump said he won't fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and the accusations against her are an attempt to take away her right to free speech....
19:01 2019-06-14

May warns against 'tribal' politics in final major speech as PM Theresa May has declared she is "worried about the state of politics" in Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, as she used her final major speech as prime minister to encourage politicians to compromise more....
18:26 2019-07-17

Germany: Dozens of raids over online hate speech Police have said they carried out searches in 13 federal states over crimes like incitement and the use of banned symbols. Authorities have struggled to enforce Germany's strict hate speech laws on social media....
12:00 2019-06-06

U.S. Democrats ask Trump to rethink Independence Day speech plan Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations, saying it could turn a traditionally non-partisan event into a campaign rally....
22:26 2019-06-06

Steve Bannon: ‘We went back and forth’ on the themes of Johnson’s big speech In a London hotel, the far-right activist told how he had exchanged texts with the former foreign secretary on his big resignation speechOn 16 July last year, days after his resignation as foreign secretary, the Daily Telegraph gave most of its front page to the man whose career it had done so much ...
23:26 2019-06-22

Valedictorian delivers scorched-earth graduation speech A California valedictorian delivered a scorched-earth graduation speech in which she thanked her guidance counselor for having “absolutely no role in my achievements” and a teacher who was “regularly intoxicated during class.” Sardonic senior Nataly Buhr didn’t mince wo...
01:26 2019-06-14

Facebook to help French police crack down on hate speech Facebook is agreeing to help French police identify hate speech suspects, in what the French government is celebrating as a global first.        ...
01:26 2019-06-28

World must not 'sleepwalk' into war, Macron says in speech on reforming capitalism The world is going through a profound crisis and could be on the brink of a time of war, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech on Tuesday, calling for a global effort to address the dangers of inequality, unchecked technology and climate change....
18:26 2019-06-11

The Phrase That Stood Out For Anand Mahindra From PM's Parliament Speech After delivering a landslide win for BJP-led NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the newly elected lawmakers at the Central Hall of the parliament. A particular phrase from the......
02:52 2019-05-27

In Harvard Speech, Merkel Rebukes Trump’s Worldview in All but Name Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told the Harvard graduates of 2019 to be “outward looking, not isolationist,” and not “describe lies as truth and truth as lies.”...
05:13 2019-05-31

Speech-impaired driver won’t lose license after DMV review A speech-impaired Long Island driver who faced losing his license after a traffic cop grilled him about his disability has won his fight to stay on the road. Brian Siegel, 23, had been ordered to take a new road test after Suffolk County officer James Garside pulled him over last year and asked, “Th...
06:39 2019-07-21

DW Freedom of Speech Award presented to Anabel Hernandez The exiled Mexican journalist has received Deutschen Welle's Freedom of Speech Award at the Global Media Forum. In her acceptance speech, she issued a warning against organized crime and a plea for truth....
00:01 2019-05-28

Opinion: Merkel's Harvard speech is noteworthy for what she didn't say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's poignant and personal commencement speech at Harvard University was also a thinly veiled appeal to reject Trumpism. But more interesting than what she said was what she did not say....
08:00 2019-05-31

Theresa May Brexit speech: What happens next for the Prime Minister and her deal? Theresa May has set out a 10-point compromise package ahead of another attempt to secure approval for a deal which has already been rejected three times by MPs....
12:52 2019-05-22

Merkel uses Harvard commencement speech to swipe at Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday where she made not-so-subtle swipes at President Trump. ...
06:26 2019-05-31

HD Kumaraswamy Will Make His Farewell Speech Today: BS Yeddyurappa With the Karnataka Governor asking Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove majority in the Assembly by Friday afternoon, state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa predicted the end of the coalition government......
13:13 2019-07-19

In Pranab Mukherjee's Speech, A Hint Seen For President Kovind Former President Pranab Mukherjee appears to have subtly thrown shade at his successor Ram Nath Kovind, who voted on May 12 along with the rest of Delhi in the sixth phase of the national election....
20:13 2019-05-22

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More...
17:52 2019-05-23

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces China extradition bill is suspended Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced at a press conference on Saturday afternoon that a contentious bill to allow extraditions to mainland China has been put on hold....
10:52 2019-06-15

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing Greenpeace protester by the neck at City dinner Tory MP Mark Field has been suspended as a minister while investigations take place after he ejected a protester from a high profile dinner by grabbing her forcefully by the neck....
15:13 2019-06-21

Watch: Phillies' Hector Neris suspended for intentionally throwing at Dodgers' David Freese Philadelphia Phillies closer Hector Neris has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing intentionally at Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese, the league announced Wednesday....
01:13 2019-07-18

British lawmaker suspended after video shows him violently grabbing female protester by the neck A British lawmaker was suspended Friday by Prime Minister Theresa May’s office after video appeared to show him violently removing a protester from an event the previous night....
18:01 2019-06-21

Rahul Gandhi Press Meet Passes Sold For A Lakh: Suspended Congress Leader Suspended Congress leader Karate R Thiagarajan on Saturday alleged security lapse during party chief Rahul Gandhi's recent visit to Chennai, claiming that the state Congress media coordinator sold......
18:00 2019-06-29

Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera suspended for 85 games in domestic-violence case Domestic-violence charges were dropped against Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, but MLB suspended him for the remainder of the season.       ...
08:26 2019-07-06

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill won't be suspended by NFL over child abuse allegations The NFL will not suspend Tyreek Hill, star wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, after failing to find any evidence of child abuse, the league announced Friday....
16:52 2019-07-19

Pete Alonso fights back on Twitter after Mets, Diaz blow suspended game Edwin Diaz blew it twice for the Mets — first Thursday night and then again Friday — and Pete Alonso defended himself on Twitter for lobbying to get the game in the previous night. This was not how the Mets wanted to finish off a suspended game. After choking away a ninth-inning two-run lead with......
04:13 2019-06-15

Yankees manager Aaron Boone suspended one game after expletive-filled rant at umpire Yankees manager Aaron Boone got a one-game suspension as punishment for the expletive-filled rant he unleashed on an ump Thursday against the Rays.       ...
02:39 2019-07-20

Suspended Hank Haney claims vindication after Jeongeun Lee6 wins U.S. Women’s Open The famed golf instructor set off a firestorm last week by saying he "couldn't name" six LPGA players and predicting that a random Korean golfer named Lee would win the event....
11:13 2019-06-03

A Utah judge made critical comments of Donald Trump. Now he's suspended six months without pay Utah judge Michael Kwan has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump.        ...
07:52 2019-05-27

| Trump celebrates US might, avoids politics in rousing July 4 speech US President Donald Trump sang the praises of the US military and American heroes of the past two and a half centuries as he skirted politics in a rousing Independence Day speech in Washington....
05:52 2019-07-06

Supreme Court rules against Alaska man in free speech case WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ruling against an Alaska resident in a case that affects people arrested by law enforcement officers who want to sue and claim their arrest was retaliation for something they said or wrote. The high court ruled Tuesday that because the officers had probable cau...
16:39 2019-05-28

Trump stays on after commencement speech, shakes hands with 1,000 cadets President Trump stayed after his commencement speech at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Thursday to shake hands with 1,000 graduating cadets....
09:52 2019-05-31

Dallas school speech interrupted when shooting victims named School officials in Dallas say they're investigating why a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted after she said the names of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice....
23:26 2019-06-06

Singapore's anti-fake news law could muzzle free speech Singapore has recently joined the list of countries seeking to protect their citizens from harmful online content. But many complain the government's move "criminalizes free speech" and encourages self-censorship....
22:52 2019-06-06

Bernie Sanders slams Walmart in speech at shareholder meeting US Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled to Arkansas on Wednesday to blast Walmart for paying “starvation wages.” In a three-minute speech at the retail giant’s annual meeting, the presidential hopeful urged shareholders to press Walmart to nominate a low-wage worker to its board of directors — and to start ...
01:26 2019-06-06

Valedictorian posts speech online after her moment is denied by school Administrators at a Florida high school scuttled its valedictorian’s graduation speech because she didn’t send it to them to review in advance — so she posted it online instead. Kriya Naidu, the top-ranked student at University High School in Orange County, posted her 3-minute speech Tue...
18:26 2019-05-31

Antifa tries to disrupt ‘Demand Free Speech’ event in DC, reports say Members of Antifa clashed with police Saturday after attempting to disrupt a “Demand Free Speech” rally on Saturday in Washington, D.C., according to reports....
09:00 2019-07-07

Researchers detail AI that generates character animations from recorded speech In a newly published preprint paper, researchers detail a machine learning system that maps audio to the facial and lip movements of 3D characters.Read More...
17:13 2019-05-28

Hell freezes over as Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough praise Trump’s D-Day speech President Trump’s speech on Thursday to the brave Allied fighters who "stood in the fires of hell" on the 75th anniversary of D-Day shockingly drew acclaim from two of his biggest mainstream media critics: CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough....
17:00 2019-06-06

Pence puts off China speech ahead of Trump-Xi talks The decision came a week ahead of what could be pivotal talks between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Osaka, Japan about tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of each other's goods....
04:00 2019-06-22

Germany fines Facebook $2.3 million for violation of hate speech law German officials issued a 2 million euro ($2.3 million) fine to Facebook Tuesday, accusing the company of violating the country’s new hate speech law....
03:13 2019-07-03

Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call that the social network will run a pilot program where some......
22:26 2019-05-23

Jon Stewart, in a Heated Speech, Slammed Congress’ ‘Disrespect’ for 9/11 Victims Comedian Jon Stewart chastised Congress on Tuesday for failing to act quickly to ensure that the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund does not run out of money. Stewart spoke before a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing packed with firefighters, police officers and other supporters to advocate fo...
08:13 2019-06-12

Theresa May dings populism and ‘absolutism’ in last speech as prime minister U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized populists and those who engage in “absolutism” in her final speech as prime minister -- as she defended her own desire for “compromise” in politics....
23:52 2019-07-17

Biden slams Trump on trade, China during Iowa speech Speaking in Iowa hours ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden ripped the Republican president's trade policies, saying that farmers were being caught in the crossfire between the United States and China....
23:26 2019-06-11

Clinton assails Trump on Mueller probe in speech to NY grads NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton has assailed President Donald Trump at a commencement speech, saying he ignored the special counsel’s findings on Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. The Democrat who lost to Trump addressed Hunter College graduates Wednesday at Madison Square Ga...
01:26 2019-05-30

Try Again, Twitter: New Religious Hate Speech Policy Leaves Much to Be Desired It’s not exactly a secret that Twitter has hate speech and harassment problems, though the lengths CEO Jack Dorsey has gone to dismiss the abusive antics and incendiary rhetoric that fester on the popular social media platform have drawn sharp critique....
23:26 2019-07-11

Anonymous chat apps fuels both free speech and cyberbullying When the anonymous social media app YOLO was launched in May 2019, it topped the iTunes downloads chart after just one week, despite the lack of a major marketing campaign. Designed to be used with social network Snapchat, YOLO lets users invite people to send them anonymous messages. Its viral popu...
19:13 2019-07-21

Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame speech is getting perfect treatment COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It will be just like old times: Mariano Rivera closing out the day. This time, however, he won’t have a baseball in his hand, but a speech to deliver, to somehow sum up a magnificent career that all great relievers will use as a measuring stick. In another highlight to his storie...
15:39 2019-07-21

Tyler C.'s Fantasy Suite Speech Just Made Him a Bachelorette Frontrunner That's it. Show's over. Tyler C. has officially stolen the hearts of every Bachelorette viewer. On the highly-anticipated fantasy suite(s) episode, The Bachelorette is definitely......
07:00 2019-07-16

Bryan Cranston’s Tony speech: ‘The media isn’t the enemy of the people’ Bryan Cranston’s “mad as hell” acceptance speech could have gone very wrong Sunday night at the 73rd annual Tony Awards ceremony. As the actor took to the podium to accept his best actor trophy for his performance as TV newsman Howard Beale in “Network,” he cracked a jo...
20:13 2019-06-10

Bryan Cranston Praises Journalists in Tony Awards Speech “The media is not the enemy of the people,” said Mr. Cranston, who won best leading actor in a play for his performance as a journalist in “Network.”...
17:39 2019-06-10

Airports In The 1700s? Historical Flub Lands In Trump Speech Airports? In the 1700s? A historical flub landed in President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" speech on Thursday marking the US Independence Day holiday....
18:39 2019-07-05

Hollywood has its free-speech moment in fight over movie spoilers Content creators have been trying to restrain what critics and consumers say about their movies online, particularly when it comes to plot revelations. Many in the media have pushed back....
00:26 2019-05-23

As Trump plans July 4 speech, his challengers march to a different drummer U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden and two Democratic rivals marched on Thursday in the same 4th of July parade in Iowa, a small-town scene in sharp contrast with Republican President Donald Trump's plan to speak at Washington's Lincoln Memorial accompanied by battle tanks and military flyovers....
19:39 2019-07-04

Germany fines Facebook for underreporting hate speech complaints The US social media giant has been found guilty of failing to fully report the number of complaints it received, in clear violation of German transparency laws. Facebook may appeal the ruling, saying the law is unclear....
21:26 2019-07-02

Rugby chief suggests quoting Bible is hate speech Australian rugby star Israel Folau hit back after the organization that sacked him for posting a Bible verse suggested parts of the Holy Book are a problem....
18:26 2019-07-09

White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an "authoritarian mentality" in the White House and the United States does not need its own "strongman," as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination....
17:13 2019-05-21

Twitter to Flag Users for Speech Offending Religious Groups Twitter has updated its policy on hateful conduct to better protect religious groups, the latest effort by the company to police speech and prevent abuse on its platform....
02:00 2019-07-10

USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe drops F-bomb during speech on live TV US women’s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe dropped the F-bomb on live TV on Wednesday after she and her squad were gifted the keys to the city. “New York City, you’re the motherf–king best!” the outspoken forward yelled into the mic on the steps of City Hall. The c...
19:52 2019-07-10

Trump's Big Show On July 4: Patriotic Speech Or Campaign Rally? President Donald Trump plans a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and a possible Air Force One flyover for an amped-up Independence Day celebration in Washington, drawing criticism that he wants to......
01:39 2019-06-20

Joy Behar asks why Trump can't be charged with 'hate speech' after rally "The View" host Joy Behar took her anti-Trump talk to another level on Thursday, posing the possibility of the president being charged with hate speech in the wake of Wednesday's controversial rally....
01:39 2019-07-19

"Yelling Expletive At Cop Free Speech, Not Grounds For Arrest": US Court The mere act of yelling an expletive at a police officer is constitutionally protected speech and not grounds for arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday....
06:26 2019-06-04

Twitter revises rules on hate speech targeting religions Twitter has technically banned hate speech based on religion before, but it should now be easier for the company to clamp down on that behavior. The social site has updated its rules to require the deletion of any tweet that "dehumanizes" others bas......
18:52 2019-07-09

Greenpeace activists target chancellor's speech in climate protest Protesters wearing sashes reading ‘climate emergency’ disrupt Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech Dozens of Greenpeace activists interrupted the chancellor’s Mansion House speech on Thursday night as they sought to draw attention to the climate crisis.A group, most dressed all in red and wearing s...
23:39 2019-06-20

Mind-reading device uses AI to turn brainwaves into audible speech People's brainwaves have been converted into speech using electrodes on the brain. The method could one day help people speak who have lost the ability...
15:39 2019-05-21

Pelicans stop skid thanks to Gentry speech, Davis high "Anthony Davis shoulders Pelicans with season high in victory over Dallas Mavericks following tongue-lashing from head coach Alvin Gentry at the half …"...
14:33 2019-05-21

Romney subtly scolds Trump in first Senate floor speech Sen. Mitt Romney used his first speech on the Senate floor to offer a defense of alliances abroad and a plea to avoid divisive conspiracy theories — an indirect rebuke of President Donald Trump who has done neither.Romney’s maiden floor speech comes as the Utah Republican and former 2012 presidentia...
19:52 2019-06-04

Trump ends Japan trip with Memorial Day speech to soldiers U.S. President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces....
13:00 2019-05-28

Farage could be banned from making European Parliament victory speech Nigel Farage could be temporarily banned from the European Parliament, after he refused to give evidence to an investigation into whether he broke its funding rules....
12:39 2019-06-05

Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with himself, they are being treated unfairly by big tech firms, which he says suppress conservative voices....
02:52 2019-07-12

Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces. Trump will land Tuesday on two vessels near a base in nearby Yokosuka. One is the Japanese destroyer J.S. Kaga where he’ll be joined by Japanes...
03:26 2019-05-28

Florida driver who killed 3 teens was exotic dancer with suspended license, smelled of alcohol: report The driver of a car that struck and killed three Florida teens waiting for a bus to a soccer tournament over the weekend was an exotic dancer with a suspended license who reeked of alcohol, a report on Tuesday revealed....
21:26 2019-05-28

Phillies Outfielder Odubel Herrera Suspended For Remainder Of MLB Season For Violating Domestic Violence Policy Days after prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, Major League Baseball announced that Herrera has been suspended for 85 games....
01:26 2019-07-06

College quarterback Kai Locksley arrested on charges including 'terroristic threat,' reportedly suspended from team University of Texas, El Paso reportedly suspended starting quarterback Kai Locksley after online jail records revealed he was arrested on Saturday for allegedly driving drunk and making a "terroristic threat."...
05:52 2019-06-10

Hillary Clinton will give keynote speech at cyber defense summit Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will serve as a keynote speaker at the Cyber Defense Summit 2019, the cybersecurity company FireEye announced on Thursday. “We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at...
01:00 2019-05-31

Apple CEO Tim Cook took shots at other tech companies in his Stanford commencement speech In the commencement speech given at Stanford University, Cook said digital surveillance would have “stopped Silicon Valley before it got started.”       ...
00:52 2019-06-17

President Trump Said Revolutionary War Troops ‘Took Over the Airports’ in His Fourth of July Speech President Trump made a bit of a historical blunder during his Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech Thursday when he said that the Continental Army “took over the airports” from the British during the American Revolutionary War in the 1770s. During his hour-long speech at...
14:39 2019-07-05

San Diego valedictorian slams ‘drunk’ teacher in brutal graduation speech "To the teacher that was regularly intoxicated during class this year, thank you for using yourself to teach these students about the dangers of alcoholism," Nataly Buhr snarked....
07:13 2019-06-16

Trump says malfunctioning teleprompter to blame for ‘airport’ gaffe in July 4th speech President Trump on Friday blamed a malfunctioning teleprompter for a gaffe in his Independence Day speech in which he mistakenly said the Army took over airports during the American Revolution and seemed to confuse that war with the War of 1812....
20:13 2019-07-05

Assange's indictment escalates Trump’s attacks on free speech, experts say Charges against WikiLeaks founder come as Trump assails journalists daily and brands media the ‘enemy of the people’The Trump administration has launched one of the most potent attacks on journalism and the first amendment in US history by indicting Julian Assange on Espionage Act charges, free spee...
20:52 2019-05-24

Nirmala Sitharaman Quotes Tamil Poem In Budget Speech, Thanks Taxpayers Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday quoted Tamil classic "Purananooru", and drew inspiration from it to assert that the NDA government was for judicious taxation ensuring that it does not hurt......
23:26 2019-07-05

YouTube flip-flops on Steven Crowder hate-speech decision Following a considerable amount of public shaming, YouTube announced today that it will no longer allow controversial conservative commentator Steven Crowder to monetize videos on his channel. The decision comes after the company declined to pull a s......
02:13 2019-06-06

New York Fed Says Williams Wasn't Sending Specific Policy Signal in Speech New York Fed President John Williams didn’t intend to suggest Thursday that the central bank might make a large interest rate cut this month, a spokesman said....
01:39 2019-07-19

French lawmakers pass draft law targeting online hate speech France's National Assembly approved a draft bill on Friday which would require social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours....
18:26 2019-07-05

Trump extols U.S. military might in Fourth of July speech as jets fly over Washington The president’s supporters, including many with VIP tickets to the event, say Trump is simply celebrating America. Democrats accuse the White House of turning a taxpayer-funded, nonpolitical event into a reelection rally....
10:13 2019-07-05

Trump meets conservatives at 'free speech' social media summit President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
22:13 2019-07-11

Biden, in Foreign Policy Speech, to Urge Summit Promoting Democracy The address in New York City will take aim at President Trump’s judgment in foreign affairs while also trying to lift Mr. Biden above the Democratic primary fray....
19:13 2019-07-11

Valedictorian blasts school's staff in commencement speech, claims they failed to help her A California valedictorian used her high school commencement speech last week to accuse office staff of nearly making her lose out on scholarship money, a counselor of never having time for her and another teacher of being consistently drunk in class. The address has since gone viral. ...
07:00 2019-06-13

The Duchess Of Cambridge Delivers Impassioned Speech At The First Action On Addiction Gala To make her speech on the valuable work of the charity, of which she has been a patron since 2012, Kate wore a cream off-the-shoulder Barbara Casasola dress and crystal-embellished Jimmy Choos...
13:13 2019-06-13

Roy Halladay’s wife, Brandy, gives powerful speech at Hall of Fame ceremony COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The large crowd rose to its feet as Brandy Halladay, wiping tears from each cheek, stepped to the podium. Roy Halladay’s wife had the unenviable task of making the speech for her late husband and she had plenty of support, helping her deliver the most emotional moments of the mem...
04:39 2019-07-22

Dwyane Wade surprised Stoneman Douglas students with graduation speech Dwyane Wade can still excite them. The recently retired Miami Heat start surprised graduating students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. speaking about his connection with the school after a 2018 shooting left 17 dead while receiving loud cheers from the crowd. “My life...
16:39 2019-06-03

Bernie Sanders to make his case for Democratic socialism in major speech Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is expected to make a speech on Wednesday touting his idea of Democratic socialism, a system promising Medicare-for-all, free public college and a $15-per-hour minimum wage, all of which have caused Republicans to dismiss him as too far to the left....
08:52 2019-06-12

"Ideas Are Meant To Be Free": Graduation Speech Found Borrowed From Actor At Parkersburg High School's commencement ceremony in West Virginia, Principal Kenneth DeMoss took to the stage to deliver an inspiring speech to the 2019 graduates and their families. There was just......
06:52 2019-06-23

Donald Trump’s steam catapult speech grabs headlines in Japan President Donald Trump's preference for steam-powered catapults on U.S. aircraft carriers is drawing attention in Japan, where Trump recently met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a multi-day summit....
20:52 2019-05-29

Biden campaign trail speech to assail Trump's foreign policies Looking to steady his presidential campaign after a debate performance against other Democratic contenders that hurt him in public opinion polls, Joe Biden will seek to play to his strengths on Thursday with a speech that draws upon his experience in foreign affairs....
15:13 2019-07-11

Theresa May tearfully QUITS as Prime Minister in emotional speech outside No10 THERESA May broke down in tears as she resigned as Prime Minister in an emotional speech at Downing Street after failing to unite the Tories over Brexit....
11:52 2019-05-24

Nirmala Sitharaman Draws From Kannada Philosopher To Urdu Poet In Speech Delivering her first budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman quoted from a 12th century Kannada social reformer and philosopher called Lord Basaveshwara...
12:26 2019-07-05

Roy Halladay’s widow delivers emotional Hall of Fame induction speech “We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments,” Brandy Halladay told the crowd in Cooperstown, N.Y....
10:00 2019-07-22

France Will Debate a Bill to Stop Online Hate Speech. What’s at Stake? The plan, which is up for discussion in Parliament this week, would make it mandatory for online platforms to remove hateful content in less than 24 hours. Critics worry about censorship....
19:26 2019-07-01

Pence puts off China speech sequel ahead of Trump-Xi talks U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called off a planned China speech that had been initially cast as a sequel to a blistering broadside he delivered in October, a move aimed to averting increasing tensions with Beijing, a White House official said....
20:13 2019-06-21

Democrats ask Trump to rethink Independence Day speech as his plans proceed apace Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations, saying it could turn a traditionally non-partisan event into a campaign rally....
00:39 2019-06-07

Watch live: Donald Trump touts environmental leadership in speech President Donald Trump is expected to give a speech Monday at the White House praising his administration's leadership on environmental issues despite rolling back Obama-era regulations to combat climate change....
23:26 2019-07-08

YouTube Just Can't Stop Mumbling Nonsense About Its Harassment and Hate Speech Policy YouTube has not had an easy go of it over the last 24 hours. Right in the middle of LGBT Pride Month, the platform responded to Vox Media host Carlos Maza’s claims that right-wing YouTube host Steven Crowder had repeatedly taunted him with racist, homophobic language including “lispy queer,” “token ...
21:52 2019-06-06

Cable News Talking Heads Embarrass Themselves Gushing Over Trump's D-Day Speech Donald Trump was in Normandy on Thursday to participate in one of the easiest things an American president can do: praise the United States for fighting Nazi Germany—the sort of perfunctory, no-brainer sentiment that, for any other commander-in-chief, would be a walk in the park....
20:39 2019-06-06

German police raid dozens of home over online hate speech BERLIN (AP) — Police have raided dozens of homes across Germany as part of a nationwide law enforcement campaign against online hate speech. The Federal Criminal Police Office said the raids took place Thursday in 13 of Germany’s 16 states. Police targeted people suspected of posting anti-Semi...
18:39 2019-06-06

Read Nixon's Never-Delivered Speech in the Event the Moon Landing Failed It’s been 50 years since American astronauts landed on the moon, and it remains one of the single greatest achievements of modern human history. The moon, as it turns out, is really, really difficult to get to, and the fact that we pulled it off at all in 1969 is incredible. So incredible, in fact, ...
19:26 2019-07-19

Google’s Parrotron AI helps people with speech impediments talk freely Earlier this year, Google teased a neural network-powered algorithm that could do speech-to-speech translation in real-time. As impressive as that might be, the app was mostly inaccessible to people with speech impediments. This is why the company’s AI division has been working on new software speci...
19:26 2019-07-18

Trump Sets Off Fireworks of a Different Sort With Fourth of July Speech Plan The mayor’s office confirmed that the president intends to speak from the Lincoln Memorial, prompting criticism that he is politicizing a nonpartisan celebration....
00:39 2019-06-06

HS senior's speech claims school did nothing to stop bullying, sexual assault A high school senior in Washington state used his graduation speech to accuse administrators of turning a blind eye to alleged cases of sexual assault, bullying and depression reported by the student body....
12:52 2019-06-18

Trump touts administration’s environment record during White House speech Trump has a tough case to make as an environmental steward given his record, according to former environmental advocates and former federal regulators....
23:13 2019-07-08

YouTube Changes Hate Speech Policies, Prohibiting White Supremacist Videos (SAN FRANCISCO) — YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find and promote such videos, but it’s now removing them outright. YouTube will ...
01:13 2019-06-06

Sri Lanka readies laws to curb hate speech, false news COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. According to a government statement, those found guilty of di...
10:52 2019-06-06

Trump speech to tout environment record; green groups scoff U.S. President Donald Trump will claim America is “leading the world” on environmental issues in a speech on Monday aimed at touting progress in some areas while defying criticism from environmental groups who have blasted his steps to slash green regulations and back out of global efforts to fight ...
19:39 2019-07-08

'It's important to be nice': Dwayne Johnson urges compassion in MTV awards speech ‘The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves’ says actor on an evening where inclusivity was celebratedDwayne Johnson told fans of the power of compassion and “being ourselves” while accepting a top honour at the MTV Movie and TV awards.“The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves,” said Johns...
16:39 2019-06-18

Andy Murray to continue Queen's doubles quarter-final at weekend after play suspended for bad light Andy Murray will continue the second stage of his return to competitive tennis on Saturday after his doubles quarter-final was suspended for bad light at Queen's Club....
22:52 2019-06-21

Kyle Edmund forced to finish first-round thriller against Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday after play suspended for bad light Kyle Edmund will have to finish off his first-round match at the French Open against Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday after play was suspended for bad light deep in the fifth set....
03:01 2019-05-28

Blogger Bilal Khan's murder spotlights fragile free speech in Pakistan The recent killing of a young Pakistani blogger, known for criticizing the nation's powerful military, has once again reignited the debate about the deteriorating freedom of expression in the country....
17:13 2019-06-18

Theresa May Quoted a Humanitarian in Her Resignation Speech. A Child He Saved From Nazis Says That Was an Insult Toward the end of the speech announcing her resignation on Friday morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May diverted away from Brexit for just a moment, to talk about a man who died in 2015. That man was Nicholas Winton, who organized the safe passage of 669 children out of Nazi-occupied Europe du...
20:52 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

French online hate speech bill aims to wipe out racist trolling Abuse on social networks pushes MP to draw up law that could be copied across EuropeFrance’s tough new law against online hatred aims to wipe out racist and homophobic trolling on social networks and could be replicated across Europe, according to the politician spearheading it as she faces daily ra...
16:13 2019-06-29

Trump says he’ll invite top tech execs to White House to talk about free speech ​P​resident Trump said he will invite the heads of the country’s top social media companies to the White House to discuss free speech and will have his administration ensure that Americans’ voices are not censored by tech companies. “I am directing my administration to explore all ...
01:52 2019-07-12

Trump Praises Military In Fourth Of July Speech As Tanks, Jets Assemble It was a setting tailor-made for President Donald Trump to launch into a partisan address, with a VIP crowd in front of him that included Republican donors and a display of military armor and aircraft......
03:26 2019-07-05

Love of country? Or a political stunt? Trump holiday speech divides Americans Jan Shairrick and two friends drove more than a thousand miles from southern Arkansas to join President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Independence Day celebrations in Washington....
23:13 2019-07-04

In European Parliament Speech, U.K. Lawmaker Compares Brexit to Slaves Gaining Freedom A British lawmaker has compared the U.K’s exit from the European Union to the emancipation of slaves in the first speech from a Brexit Party representative at the new European parliament. The Brexit Party, led by Nigel Farage, won 29 seats in the 2019 election. In a fiery speech at the E.U. he...
20:00 2019-07-04

Theresa May offers Brexit advice to successor, criticizes populism in farewell speech With only a few days left in power, the 62-year-old May railed against the coarsening of politics in what her audience took to be words aimed at Britain's probable next leader Boris Johnson or U.S. President Donald Trump....
00:39 2019-07-18

'We will plant the American flag on Mars': Trump delivers July 4th speech – video The president sailed close to one of his campaign lines when he claimed, “our nation is stronger than it ever was before”, but otherwise swerved past party politics . “For Americans, nothing is impossible,” he said, reciting a litany of American accomplishments over its history, including the moon l...
18:00 2019-07-05

Facebook Pilots Anti-Hate Speech Moderation Team Because, Y'know, All the Nazis and Stuff Four million. That’s the number of pieces of content on Facebook that the platform claims it took action against for containing hate speech from January to March this year, according to its most recent transparency report. (And to put a fine point on it, that’s just the content it actually caught.) ...
03:39 2019-05-24

Figures of Speech: With His 1st Museum Exhibition, Virgil Abloh Says 'I Was Speaking About Race the Whole Time' “QUESTION EVERYTHING” reads the black and white flag waving in front of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, coyly relabeled “City Hall” for the duration of Virgil Abloh’s new exhibition, Figures of Speech, which opens Monday....
20:26 2019-06-10

‘Police officers demanded to see my books’: Elif Shafak on Turkey's war on free-speech The author once put on trial for ‘insulting Turkishness’ explains why writers, academics and especially women, face escalating hostility in Erdoğan’s TurkeyOne day two months ago I woke up to thousands of abusive messages on Turkish social media, many of them generated by bots and trolls. Sentences ...
19:52 2019-07-15

India Calls For Multi-Stakeholder Engagement To Tackle Hate Speech Online Voicing concern over the use of social media by terrorists to radicalise young people, India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on......
11:26 2019-06-28

US briefing: Trump speech 'lies', slavery reparations and record refugee numbers Wednesday’s top story: ‘Make America Great Again’ becomes ‘Keep America Great’ amid anti-Trump protests. Plus: the case for compensating slave descendants returns to Capitol HillSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Mattha Busby with today’s essential stories. Cont...
13:13 2019-06-19

Dwyane Wade surprises Marjory Stoneman Douglas students with speech at graduation Dwyane Wade was a surprise commencement speaker at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School class of 2019 graduation on Sunday.        ...
15:26 2019-06-03

French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France's National Assembly on Friday....
19:00 2019-07-05

In Graduation Speech, Hillary Clinton Calls for Renewed Attention on Russian Interference Speaking at Hunter College commencement in New York City, Mrs. Clinton urged Americans to confront Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election....
03:39 2019-05-30

Donald Trump touts environmental leadership, blasts Green New Deal in speech President Donald Trump praised his administration's leadership on environmental issues and blasted the Democrats' proposal for a Green New Deal on Monday....
01:52 2019-07-09

Mike Pence Takes a Baseless Shot at AOC and Defends Concentration Camps All in One Speech Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump administration’s liason to the Christian right, spoke today at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel, a right-wing evangelical group whose support for Israel is tied to the belief that the country will be ground zero for the apocalypse. Pence used par...
03:52 2019-07-09

Prince Harry Delivers Moving Speech About Son Archie and Late Mom Princess Diana Prince Harry is opening up about his late mother, Princess Diana. The Duke of Sussex--who welcomed his first child, son Archie Harrison, with wife Meghan Markle about two months ago--is......
18:13 2019-07-02

YouTube's Efforts to Scrub Hate Speech Spawn Vicious Reaction Online YouTube’s steps this week to block hate-based and conspiracy-mongering videos have sparked a backlash online, according to social-media intelligence firm Storyful....
07:39 2019-06-07

Trump slams tech firms at 'free speech' social media summit US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior....
13:26 2019-07-12

Dog the Bounty Hunter Gives Emotional Speech at Wife Beth Chapman's Memorial Service Beth Chapman has been laid to rest. Dog the Bounty Hunter paid his respects to his wife on Saturday evening, June 29, and gave an emotional speech at the memorial service.......
06:00 2019-06-30

In Christchurch, UN chief calls for tolerance, solidarity to extinguish ‘wildfire’ of hate speech On a three-day visit to New Zealand, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid his respects to the victims of the horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, where dozens of Muslims were gunned down in two separate incidents during Friday prayers on 15 March....
21:00 2019-05-21

End ‘political opportunism’ that’s letting hate speech flourish, urges top UN genocide official With murderous attacks against religious institutions on the rise, leaders across the world need to do more to end “political opportunism” and policies which allow hate speech and violent extremism to flourish, said the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Wednesday....
15:52 2019-05-21

YouTube bans neo-Nazi and Holocaust-denial videos in push against hate speech Enlarge (credit: YouTube / Getty / Aurich Lawson) YouTube today expanded its hate-speech policy to ban more supremacist videos, such as those that promote Nazi ideology. The site is also banning hoax videos that deny the existence of the Holocaust and other well-documented, violent events. The mov...
23:52 2019-06-05

West Point Graduates Most Diverse Class Ever, Ruins It With Mike Pence Speech If you’re like me, you wish your wife and loved ones would stop complaining about your ballooning weed budget. If you’re like me, you’ve likely also taken the time during a movie about some evil villain, or regime, or crime figure to consider if villains ever take the time to stop and wonder if they...
19:01 2019-05-26

YouTube says it has 'suspended' the ability of a star with millions of fans to make money from his videos, following a huge backlash (GOOG, GOOGL) Screenshot / YouTube A day after YouTube publically refused to take action against one of its most popular stars, Steven Crowder, for making consistent homophobic and racist comments about Vox journalist, Carlos Maza, the company has reversed its decision. YouTube said on Tuesday that although Cro...
21:52 2019-06-05

Ricky Gervais calls out liberal activists for 'milkshaking' trend, limiting free speech Controversial comedian Ricky Gervais took a shot at the recent trend of left-leaning activists throwing milkshakes at conservative politicians, pundits and protesters. ...
15:26 2019-07-01

Dallas valedictorian says high school cut her mic for naming police shooting victims in graduation speech A Dallas high school valedictorian has claimed that administrators turned off her microphone while she spoke at graduation Sunday after she listed the names of black teens killed in a series of police shootings....
00:39 2019-06-06

2020 Democrat has speech shut down amid jeers from California liberals for questioning 'Medicare for all' SAN FRANCISCO — John Delaney's address at the California Democratic Convention Sunday was drowned out by jeers after he criticized "Medicare for all."...
00:52 2019-06-03

Roy Halladay's wife, Brandy, gives emotional speech at Hall of Fame induction ceremony Brandy Halladay, the wife of the late pitcher Roy Halladay, gave an emotional speech Sunday at her husband's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.       ...
22:52 2019-07-21

A high school valedictorian used a pint of strawberries to give a powerful speech about 'migrant culture' Polk County Public Schools/YouTube Brenda Alvarez-Lagunas, 18, used a pint of strawberries to deliver a captivating speech about "migrant culture" during the graduation ceremony at Mulberry High School in Mulberry, Florida in May. In her now-viral speech, she said the fruit represents "sweat," "dir...
05:39 2019-06-02

YouTube will remove more white supremacist and hoax videos, a more aggressive stance on hate speech Youtube will remove false videos alleging that major events like the Holocaust didn’t happen, as well as a broad array of content by white supremacists and others in a move to more aggressively crack down hate speech....
21:00 2019-06-05

Trudeau warns social media regulation could be used to repress citizens, stifle free speech As momentum builds around the globe for regulating tech titans like Facebook and Google, Trudeau made it clear Wednesday that he sees government intervention as a last resort....
05:52 2019-05-30

Proud Boys rally for free speech, protest bias in social media in Washington D.C. An extremist group with ties to white nationalism attracted about 250 supports to its Demand Free Speech rally Saturday in protest of anti-conservative bias on social media....
03:00 2019-07-07

Google CEO defends YouTube amid hate speech controversies: 'It's a hard societal problem' Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended his company's efforts to cleanse YouTube of hate speech and misinformation as growing controversies continue to roil the popular video-sharing platform....
16:52 2019-06-10

Biden campaign pays former Clinton and Obama speech coach the day after rough debate performance The Biden team's second quarter Federal Election Commission filing shows that the campaign wrote a check to a firm run by Michael Sheehan, who was known as the "man behind the curtain" during Bill Clinton's campaigns for president....
20:39 2019-07-16

Sandra Bullock reveals she made 'Bird Box' for her kids during MTV Movie & TV Awards acceptance speech When Netflix released "Bird Box" — starring Sandra Bullock — in December, the horror movie set a new record for the streaming giant, becoming the most-watched film within the first seven days of its release. Now, the 54-year-old actress is revealing the sweet reason why she signed on to do the flick...
05:26 2019-06-18

Angry CNN panel shreds Trump's Independence Day remarks, calls it 'Schoolhouse Rock' speech It appears that CNN's constant bashing of President Trump doesn't stop on holidays as a panel ripped his "Salute to America" speech he gave to a large Fourth of July crowd. ...
18:52 2019-07-05

Hillary Clinton's commencement speech a 'liberal love fest,' but not much of a surprise: Greg Gutfeld Did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's commencement speech Wednesday deliver or did she do the crowd a disservice? "The Five" addressed the issue Thursday after Clinton condemned the Trump administration during the address in New York City saying they have not taken “even the most basic ste...
02:39 2019-05-31

Cruz adds ‘context’ after Kaepernick quotes from Frederick Douglass ‘Fourth of July’ speech Sen. Ted Cruz responded Thursday night after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a passage earlier on the Fourth of July from a famous speech by Civil War-era abolitionist Frederick Douglass....
11:39 2019-07-05

Apollo 11: Secret Nixon speech reveals what would happen if Armstrong and Aldrin couldn't come back Apollo 11 was a rousing success and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to walk on the Moon and return to Earth. But what would happen if they couldn't come back?...
19:13 2019-07-16

Tory MP under fire as footage shows him holding activist by back of neck as he removes her from speech A Tory MP has come under fire after video footage showed him physically removing a climate change activist from a high-profile dinner at Mansion House....
07:26 2019-06-21

Donald Trump Flys Off the Handle in July Fourth Speech, Talmbout Airports During Revolutionary War Donald Trump’s decision to insert himself in Independence Day celebrations in the nation’s capital resulted in a tale of two Fourths — and an erroneous, anachronistic reference to airports being present during the time of the Revolutionary War....
20:26 2019-07-05

Hate speech ‘on notice’ as UN chief launches new plan to ‘identify, prevent and confront’ growing scourge United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has declared war on hate speech, telling Member States on Tuesday, that we all need to “do better at looking out for each other”....
18:13 2019-06-18

Amanda Knox sobs during speech on return to Italy, accuses media of building false story Amanda Knox broke down in tears during a criminal justice festival in Italy on Saturday as she accused the media of depicting her as guilty despite her proven innocence....
16:00 2019-06-15

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by leprosy in Brazil....
16:13 2019-05-21

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Combating hate speech, DR Congo, antimicrobial resistance, peacekeeping, #ActNow for our planet This Tuesday, top stories include: the UN’s war on hate speech; a surge in ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; the ‘invisible pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance; UN peacekeeping Commanders’ meeting at the Security Council; and a new campaign to encourage healthy and sustainab...
00:26 2019-06-19

Trump Voices Support for Social Media Legislation Conservatives Call a Free-Speech Killer “Senator [Hawley] thinks conservatives are too stupid to realize he’s trying to kill free speech online,” FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group, tweeted out last month. It wasn’t alone.Read more......
23:52 2019-07-12

Vice President Mike Pence plans hawkish China speech as trade tensions boil Pence's remarks are expected to bring a censure on China's human rights record from one of the Trump administration's highest ranking China hawks....
22:26 2019-05-30

Monday’s Daily Brief: drug-resistant diseases, Venezuelan refugees, fighting in Tripoli, and hate speech Top stories this Monday include: 10 million people could die every year due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian aid;  civilians continue to be under fire in Libya; and a summit to tackle hate speech. ...
19:00 2019-05-21

‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech The UN Security Council was told on Wednesday that people with disabilities “can’t wait any longer” for more of a say in how the world’s top diplomatic forum for peace and security, factors their needs into its work. ...
15:52 2019-05-21

Dallas High School Cuts Off Valedictorian’s Mic After She Mentions Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice in Graduation Speech Principal Temesghen Asmerom described it as a “technical difficulty” to the students, staff, and family members who had gathered together for the Emmett J. Conrad High School graduation in Dallas last Saturday....
12:26 2019-06-08

St. Louis Blues' Ryan O’Reilly stuns ESPYs crowd by removing front tooth before acceptance speech St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly delivered what’s being called the “ultimate hockey move” when he removed his front tooth before his acceptance speech at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards....
18:26 2019-07-11

Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis attacks Trump's tweets in emotional House floor speech Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis joined his Democratic colleagues in support of the resolution condemning President Trump's tweets, saying on the House floor, "I know racism when I see it."...
03:00 2019-07-17

Dwyane Wade Surprises Students and Gives Powerful Speech at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Graduation Dwyane Wade surprised hundreds of graduating seniors and their families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Sunday. The former Miami Heat star gave a powerful and......
04:52 2019-06-03

Apple's Tim Cook takes apparent swipe at Facebook, says his generation 'failed' on climate change in commencement speech Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduating students at Tulane University that it was their job to remake the world and leave it better for humanity -- while also throwing some shade at Facebook. ...
14:39 2019-05-21

Two Fire Officers Suspended For Surat Fire, Coaching Centres Ordered Shut The Surat Municipal Corporation on Saturday suspended two fire officers for granting a no-objection certificate to the building which was engulfed by a devastating fire that claimed 22 young lives...
02:39 2019-05-26