House passes contentious anti-online sex trafficking bill

Sex-trafficking victims, prosecutors and state attorneys will be able to sue websites that host ads and content linked to the sex trade under the bill the House has just approved. The bill called “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017” or FOSTA seeks to amend Section 230 of the 1996 […]

Hazard caught up in contentious penalty call

Video Hazard caught up in contentious penalty call1:08 Premier League: Eden Hazard goes down in the box to gift Chelsea an equaliser against Arsenal. January 4th 2018 a minute ago /display/ news and galleries/Football/ Football ‘Physics defied’ as Sanchez hits both posts0:39 January 4th 2018 an hour ago /display/ news and galleries/Football/ Alvaro Morata’s shock […]

Kenyan police reportedly killed 33 in opposition stronghold area after contentious election

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Excessive force by police against protesters and residents in strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga caused the deaths in Nairobi, the report said. President […]

Nike quietly got rid of a contentious NBA uniform feature — sleeves

Rob Carr/Getty Images It is now official. The NBA will no longer have jerseys with sleeves. In January, Sara Germano of the Wall Street Journal reported that Nike wasn’t planning to make sleeved NBA jerseys as they take over the league’s uniform and apparel contract from Adidas. However, many people noted that the wording left […]

‘Game of Thrones’ may have just confirmed a contentious theory with huge implications for Jon Snow’s future

Helen Sloan/HBO Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” season seven. Another major piece of the puzzle that is Jon Snow’s parentage was just unveiled on “Game of Thrones.” While reading old texts with Gilly, Sam Tarly learned that Rhaegar Targaryen — Jon’s father — had his marriage to Elia Martell annulled. The sixth season finale […]

Kellyanne Conway says the Trump-Russia investigation is ‘not a big story’ in contentious, meandering CNN interview

Screenshot via CNN Senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that the ongoing controversy over President Donald Trump and his campaign’s possible ties to Russia was “not a big story.” The contentious interview with CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host, Brian Stelter, frequently went off the rails. Stelter asked Conway whether the Trump administration’s combative […]

‘There will be no speech’: Ann Coulter cancels her contentious plan to speak at Berkeley

Thomson Reuters Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has canceled her speech planned for this week at the University of California’s Berkeley campus after a dispute with school officials, who feared violent protests, over whether a safe venue could be found. “There will be no speech,” Coulter wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday in which […]

6 arrested at contentious Flint water town hall meeting

Six were arrested at a heavily policed Flint, Michigan, public town hall meeting that was convened at a church to address the mayor’s decision to remain connected with a Detroit-area water system. Hundreds of Flint residents were on hand to grill Mayor Karen Weaver and other city , state and federal public officials on Thursday […]