Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

An online commercial released by Nike (NKE.N) this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region.

Ex-doctor Nassar faces 22 new charges in 'biggest serial sexual assault in MI history'

LANSING ― Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, who is in federal custody after more than 80 young girls and women came forward about his sexual assault since September, was hit with 22 more charges Wednesday morning.

Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed.

Houston hospital “shooting” false alarm

HOUSTON- Police swarmed a Houston hospital on Tuesday after reports of a shooting but found no evidence any weapon had been fired and said no one was injured in the incident.

France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf

French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon's grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter.

NYPD investigates Facebook threats to Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour

NEW YORK- Palestinian American activist, Linda Sarsour, received a social media threat and the New York Police Department Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating it.

Active shooter reported at major Houston hospital

Houston police on Tuesday reported an active shooter at Ben Taub Hospital, a major healthcare center, and initial indications were that all of its patients and staff were safe.

FBI investigating death threats against Muslims in North Carolina

KERNERSVILLE. – North Carolina Muslims reported death threats they received from people who attended a conservative meeting in Kernersville on Thursday. The FBI started an investigation.





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