Ackley Bridge spoilers: Viewers in tears at brutal domestic abuse scene

Ackley Bridge viewers saw Jordan Wilson (Samuel Bottomley) get himself into further debt, leading him to make mistakes and get himself into trouble. The school informed Jordan’s dad, who in turn gave him a beating when he returned home. Jordan exploded at his father and blamed him for his mother walking out on them. His […]

Jeff Sessions just announced a massive shift in asylum protections for victims of gang and domestic violence

Joshua Roberts/Reuters Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced broad new restrictions on who can qualify asylum in the United States that effectively blocks most victims of gang or domestic violence.  “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions said in his […]

‘Solo’ Drops 65% in Second Weekend But Still Tops Domestic Box Office

Solo: A Star Wars Story continues to fly so low at the box office, with its second weekend seeing a drastic 65% drop. Solo only made $ 29.3 million at the domestic box office this weekend, far less than its $ 84 million three-day opening, though still enough to maintain its No. 1 spot. And while the Star […]

How to Regularly Score First Class, Domestic AA Awards for Only 8,750 Miles

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Strategic Russian firm dumps SWIFT in favor of domestic bank transfer alternative

Russian state tech giant Rostec will use Russia’s analogue of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, the company said in a press release. Read more The tech firm will connect to the Russian system for transfer of financial messages (SPFS) to make its payments safer. “The digital infrastructure will help to exchange data in encrypted mode, […]

People say they are deleting Snapchat after Rihanna slammed the app for showing a ‘tone-deaf’ ad about domestic violence

Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images People claim they’re deleting Snapchat after Rihanna slammed the app for showing an ad that seemingly made light of domestic violence. Snap apologized earlier this week for showing the ad, which appeared to joke about Chris Brown’s 2009 conviction for assaulting Rihanna. On Thursday, after Rihanna criticized Snapchat on Instagram, social media users […]

Rihanna slams Snapchat over ad that mocked domestic violence

A few days ago, Snapchat allowed an ad on its platform that plenty of folks thought made light of domestic violence. The ad was apparently for a game and it asked if viewers would rather “Slap Rihanna” or “Punch Chris Brown,” likely referencing Brown’s 2009 felony assault on the pop star. Snap then apologized for […]

TSA accused of searching domestic travelers’ devices with no warrant

Enlarge / A Transportation Security Administration baggage screener inspects an electronics device as a man is screened in the background at the international terminal of San Francisco International Airport August 5, 2003 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has sued the Transportation Security Administration, alleging […]

ACLU sues the TSA for domestic electronics screening details

When the TSA launched stricter screening procedures for domestic passengers’ electronic devices last year, it didn’t reveal the whys and hows. That didn’t sit well with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, which has now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the organization in an effort to extract more info about its […]

Russian-made cars now hold lion's share of domestic market

Russians are buying a record number of domestically-made cars, according to a recent study by PwC. Sales have grown for the first time since the economic crisis. The share has grown to a record 83 percent from the 65 percent seen in 2012, the audit firm reports. In total, 1.475 million cars were sold last […]