Friday, July 30, 2021
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept…
• 2018’s Most Powerful.  Fortune launched our 21st annual Most Powerful Women in Business list this morning. The 2018 ranking includes seven newbies; two execs who previously dropped off the list—only to return in grand fashion this year; public company CEOs who collectively control nearly $1 trillion in market cap; and, oh yes, Oprah! But the…
NBC News sent out an internal memo on Monday defending its decision to not broadcast Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations months before the story broke. The 10-page memo sent to employees by NBC News chief Andy Lack follows allegations that Farrow and his producers were "ordered to stop" by executives who…
As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, a debate is growing around whether greater availability of cannabis products is causing an increase in auto accidents. A report Thursday from a highway-safety research group supports the camp that believe the two are linked. The report, issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents…
Customers walk into an Apple Store after Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max went on sale in Beijing, China September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone…
In the final months of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, Russian agents escalated a yearlong effort to hack and harass his Democratic opponents, culminating in the release of thousands of emails stolen from prominent Democrats and party officials. Facebook had said nothing publicly about any problems on its own platform. But in the spring of 2016,…
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies are warning about rising wages eating into profit margins, increasing investor worries that next year’s expected drop in profit growth may be sharper than feared. FILE PHOTO - A sign for the Wall Street subway station is seen in the financial district in New York City, U.S., August 23,…
When Apple said its new Apple Watch heart monitoring capabilities were FDA cleared, they meant only FDA cleared, it seems. The new Apple Watch touts a fancy new ECG, or electrocardiogram, monitor. It’s the type of device that is medically advanced enough to need clearance before public consumer use. Apple actually only got FDA clearance…
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The woman whose complaint led to Bill Cosby’s conviction for sexual assault called for justice in brief testimony on the first day of the comedian’s two-day sentencing hearing on Monday, where prosecutors asked for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and…
This piece is part of an ongoing series by Boston University’s Dr. Sandro Galea on the intricacies of health care and public health. As we approach the midterm elections, it is clear that health is a core priority for American voters. A Gallup poll taken earlier this year found that “the availability and affordability of…