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Activists in support of unionized rail workers protest outside the House side of the Capitol on Tuesday.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 15:02

The Senate has approved a measure meant to avert a railroad strike in eight days — without the paid sick days rail workers have been asking for.

Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Portland Thorns, announced Thursday he is putting the women's professional soccer team up for sale.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:40

Merritt Paulson's decision to sell the Thorns comes after a pair of team executives were dismissed for their roles in systemic abuse and misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League.

Seattle Mariners pitcher Gaylord Perry throws in his 300th Major League victory, a 7-3 win over the New York Yankees in Seattle, on May 6, 1982. The Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young winner died Thursday.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:13

The Baseball Hall of Famer, a master of the spitball, made history as the first player to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. Perry pitched for eight major-league teams from 1962 until 1983.

Christian Pulisic of the United States attends a news conference before a training session at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 13:47

Pulisic suffered a pelvic injury when scoring the winning goal in the U.S. squad's game against Iran on Tuesday. The victory moved the U.S. team onto a knockout match against the Netherlands.

Jacob Wohl, pictured here surrounded by police officers at a 2020 protest in Washington D.C., is one of two right-wing activists who were behind a 2020 robocall scheme that targeted minority voters. Wohl will now face probation, fines and 500 hours of voter registration assistance for pleading guilty to telecommunications fraud.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 13:38

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman robocalled roughly 85,000 voters across five states, falsely telling them that voting by mail would risk "giving your private information to the man."

The U.S. Virgin Islands has reached a settlement announced on Wednesday of more than $105 million in a sex trafficking case against the estate of financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 12:41

The U.S. territory sought to hold the late financier accountable after he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of causing environmental damage on the two tiny islands he owned.

South Korean actor Oh Young-soo speaks Sept. 21 during a press conference at the Welcome Daehakro Festival 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 12:11

The 78-year-old Emmy nominee is accused of inappropriately touching a woman during a meeting in 2017. A South Korean outlet says Oh denies wrongdoing in the incident.

In this photo illustration, the LastPass logo is reflected on the internal discs of a hard drive in 2017 in London. On Wednesday, the password service reported "unusual activity" within a third-party cloud storage service but said that customers' passwords remain safely encrypted.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 11:27

LastPass said an unauthorized party used information gained in an August breach to access customer information. But the company said customers' passwords remain safely encrypted.

President Joe Biden answers questions with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in October as they leave an event about the student debt relief portal.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 11:07

The 5th Circuit Court rejected a Education Department appeal on Wednesday, the latest setback in several parallel lawsuits. The administration is expected to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in.

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, watch an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat on Wednesday in Boston.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 10:51

His said "racism has no place in our society" as he sought to prevent the backlash over his godmother's treatment of a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse from overshadowing his U.S. trip.

The Google Doodle on Dec. 1 honors Jerry Lawson on what would have been his 82nd birthday. The engineer and entrepreneur created the technology that paved the way for modern gaming.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 10:11

Jerry Lawson would have turned 82 on Dec. 1. Google is celebrating the late engineer with a Doodle on its homepage, made up of several interactive games that users can customize themselves.

Antwon McGhee is one of about 500 Warrior Met Coal miners in Brookwood, Ala., who have been on strike for 20 months.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:57

The miners have survived more than 600 days on the picket line, thanks to widespread support and anger at their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Even now, neither side seems ready to budge.

This photo from 2019 provided by the U.S. Air Force/Alaska National Guard photo shows how closely the village of Napakiak, Alaska is at risk of severe erosion by the nearby Kuskokwim River.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:01

The Biden administration gave $75 million in aid to the three communities in Alaska and Washington. Eight other Tribal communities received an additional $40 million.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:00

President Biden will host a joint press conference with Emmanuel Macron on Thursday as a part of the French president's three-day state visit.

Lucy Greco (left), a web-accessibility specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, is blind. She reads most of her documents online, but employs Liza Schlosser-Olroyd as an aide to sort through her paper mail every other month, to make sure Greco hasn't missed a bill or other important correspondence.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:00

When health bills aren't legible — via large-print, Braille or other adaptive technology — blind patients can't know what they owe, and are too often sent to debt collections, an investigation finds.

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