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Father of Gynecology’s Statue Comes Down

April 20, 2018 |

Another controversial 19th-century statue has been taken down in a big city, but this time the controversy doesn’t involve the Confederacy. Instead, the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims— regarded as the father of modern gynecology—came down in New York’s Central Park because much of his breakthrough work derived…
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TMZ

Philly Prosecutors Want Meek Mill’s Gun Conviction Thrown Out, Judge Shuts Down

April 16, 2018 |

Prosecutors in Meek Mill’s case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper — but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend. Philly’s D.A. Office made a rare move Monday morning in court ……

TMZ.com

WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell Steps Down

April 15, 2018 |

WPP’s Martin Sorrell is leaving his post as CEO following the conclusion of a probe into an allegation of personal misconduct, ending his more than three decades of leadership atop the world’s largest advertising company.
WSJ.com: US Business

State senator seeks to crack down on wage theft in port trucking industry

April 12, 2018 |

A California state senator is proposing a bill aimed at holding major retailers accountable for using port truck companies that have a history of engaging in wage theft of drivers who are misclassified as independent contractors.

Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), who represents the Port of Long…


L.A. Times – Business

Dow Ends Day Down 218

April 11, 2018 |

Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street as losses in banks and technology companies offset gains in oil producers, the AP reports. Facebook stock continued to rise Wednesday as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress about the company’s data privacy scandal. Microsoft and Alphabet each fell 1.1%, while…
Newser

Apologies Are Not Enough, Zuck: It’s Time to Step Down

April 7, 2018 |

With pressure mounting on Mark Zuckerberg, he has taken responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He has apologized . He has apparently agreed to testify before a House committee. But that’s not enough for Felix Salmon: “Zuckerberg’s resignation would open up the possibility of a world-changing and reputation-enhancing second chapter, not…
Newser

TMZ

Chris Pratt Takes Down Another UFC Legend, I Love MMA!

April 4, 2018 |

Chris Pratt’s Hall of Fame MMA tour has hit Sao Paulo, Brazil — where the Hollywood stud is takin’ on (and takin’ down) ANOTHER former UFC heavyweight champ!! You might remember … a few months back, the ‘Guardians’ star crashed Jay Glazer’s MMA…

TMZ.com

Trump Says It’s No Trade War, but Dow Down 500 at Open

April 4, 2018 |

“We are not in a trade war with China,” President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, but that didn’t calm investors. The Dow opened down 500 points, and is hovering about 350 points, or about 1.5%, down as of this writing. The sell-off was sparked by news that China recommended slapping…
Newser

CNN

In Costa Rica, conservative gets thumbs down in presidential runoff

April 2, 2018 |

Costa Rican voters soundly rejected a presidential candidate who campaigned on social conservative issues on Sunday, instead voting overwhelmingly for a well-known political figure and writer.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas