2,000 women are taking state legislatures by storm, even as men hold on to the vast majority of seats

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Much attention has been paid to the wave of women elected to go to Washington this fall, but women are also storming politics at the local levels.  More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures next year — growing the number of women in local chambers by several hundred and breaking […]

US Supreme Court: GOP likely to lock down majority as Rand Paul lends support to nominee Kavanaugh

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has lent his support to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite saying as late as last week that he was “honestly undecided” on the judge. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted on Monday. Paul’s support is crucial to […]

‘The Predator’ Reshoots Have Altered the Majority of Its Third Act

We’ve been waiting for years to see writer/director Shane Black‘s sci-fi sequel The Predator, and this fall, we’ll finally get to see his take on the iconic alien race of big game hunters. Now one of the movie’s actors has revealed that recent reshoots have significantly changed a majority of the film’s final act. Find […]

Antitrust: Majority of Americans don’t trust Facebook to protect their data – poll

More than 50 percent of Americans don’t trust Facebook to adhere to the country’s privacy laws, according to a new poll. The company has been besieged by privacy complaints following recent revelations that the data of 50 million Facebook users was leaked to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm accused of using the data to […]

Dick’s faced boycott threats when it changed its gun policies — but the majority of America agrees with the retailer (DKS)

Reuters/Rick Wilking Dick’s Sporting Goods faced backlash after it changed its gun policies in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting.  However, foot traffic actually increased in the two weeks after Dick’s announced the new gun policies.  73% of respondents polled by MSN said that they agreed with Dick’s decision to stop selling assault-style rifles. While […]

The majority of baby boomers now own a smart device

A new study by the American Association of Retired Persons reports that baby boomers are consistently using new technologies. More and more Americans over the age of 50 are embracing smartphones, laptops, and desktops in order to stay in touch with their family and friends. As this chart by Statista shows, the vast majority of people older […]

Blackstone reportedly in talks to buy majority stake in key Thomson Reuters unit

Thomson Reuters Blackstone Group is reportedly in talks to buy around a 55% stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters for more than $ 17 billion. If the deal is approved, it would represent the biggest shake-up of Thomson Reuters since it was formed a decade ago. Sources cautioned that a deal […]