Cheerleaders Sue The Houston Texans For Unfair Pay, Discrimination & Harassment

Five former cheerleaders announced at a press conference on Friday that they are suing the Houston Texans for unfair pay practices, gender discrimination, and alleged harassment. The women are being represented by feminist firebrand Gloria Allred, who has a long history of facing powerful men head-on, recently representing 33 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Former cheerleader Ainsley Parish summed up the women’s determination to seek justice, saying, “The Houston Texans should not have given us a uniform if they did not want us to become an army.” According to Allred, team officials harassed and intimidated cheerleaders, threatening to fire them if they spoke out. To make matters… Read More

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Olesen edges home favourite Molinari to win Italian Open

BRESCIA, Italy — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark sunk a 10-foot putt on the final hole to win the Italian Open on Sunday and avoid a playoff with home favourite Francesco Molinari. Olesen finished one stroke ahead of the Italian for his fifth European Tour victory and first Rolex Series win. When Olesen stepped up to the tee at the par-4 18th at Gardagolf Country Club, he held a two-stroke lead over Molinari. But ahead on the green, Molinari sunk a 30-foot putt for birdie to slice the lead to one stroke and prompt roars from the crowd. Then Olesen hit his second shot into a green-side bunker after driving into… Read More

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Neymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beats Croatia

LIVERPOOL, England — Brazil striker Neymar made a spectacular return on Sunday after a three-month absence with a foot injury and celebrated a superb individual goal with his surgeon. Playing for the first time since February, Neymar scored the opening goal in Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win against Croatia in Liverpool. Neymar then ran to hug the Brazilian soccer confederation doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, on the sidelines. Neymar had replaced midfielder Fernandinho at halftime with the score at 0-0 and needed only 23 minutes to make his mark. The Brazilian received the ball from Philippe Coutinho, dribbled past Croatia defenders Sime Vrsaljko and Duje Caleta-Car and smashed the ball into the net… Read More

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Trudeau lashes out at Trump’s ‘frankly insulting’ steel and aluminum tariffs; Trump administration accuses him of ‘overreacting’

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit back at the recent tariffs implemented by President Donald Trump against Canada. Trudeau said that the tariffs are a result of the US believing Canada and its steel and aluminum are a national security threat, but insisted that Canada is not “going to be pushed around.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit back at the recent tariffs implemented by President Donald Trump against Canada, telling NBC’s Chuck Todd it was “insulting” that the tariffs were imposed under the guise of protecting US national security and that Canada is not “going to be pushed… Read More

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I asked a marriage therapist to tell me 3 surprising things about modern relationships

Marriage and relationships can be challenging. Therapist Hal Runkel shared three surprising insights about modern marriage, from the importance of displaying vulnerability to the importance of being able to live independently. This post is part of Relationships 101, a series which aims to help us all be happier and healthier in love — and to stop fighting over who should take out the trash. There were multiple moments while listening to Hal Runkel where I could easily have shouted, “Preach, Hal!” but instead scribbled furiously in my notebook. Runkel, a marriage and family therapist based in Atlanta, Georgia, visited the Business Insider office for a video interview in May 2017.… Read More

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20 years ago: Chicago Bulls embarrass Jazz 96-54 in Game 3 of NBA Finals

Editor’s note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News takes a look back into our archives. The Utah Jazz shattered records, albeit dubious ones in a 96-54 embarrassment in Game 3 of the NBA Finals to give the Chicago Bulls a 2-1 series lead. The margin of victory was the highest in the Finals. Not only did the Jazz score the fewest points ever in the Finals, breaking a 43-year-old mark when Syracuse lost to Fort Wayne 74-71 in 1955, but it was at the time the fewest points in an NBA game. The Bulls held the Jazz to 30 percent shooting and forced 26 turnovers — a Jazz franchise high in… Read More

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Homeland Security detected signs of cell phone spying in Washington DC

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security launched a pilot project in Washington DC, deploying a network of sensors to ascertain the extent of cell phone surveillance being conducted in the capitol. They found that not only were International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers in use, but some were being used in proximity to “potentially sensitive facilities like the White House.” The revelation comes from a letter sent to Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence from Christopher C. Krebs, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Undersecretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), who was recently nominated to become the directorate’s… Read More

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Giuliani: Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself

WASHINGTON — An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president’s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel’s Russia probe but downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself. Rudy Giuliani, in a series of television interviews, emphasized one of the main arguments in a newly unveiled letter sent by Trump’s lawyers to special counsel Robert Mueller back in January: that a president can’t be given a grand jury subpoena as part of the investigation into foreign meddling in the 2016 election. But he distanced himself from one of their bolder arguments in… Read More

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