Politics

August 19, 2019

Planned Parenthood abandons federal program under attack by Trump administration

Planned Parenthood announced Monday that its grantees have no choice but to leave the federal Title X family planning program, after a federal appeals court ruling allowed a Trump administration policy barring abortion referrals to take effect. During a telephone press conference, Planned Parenthood’s acting president, Alexis McGill Johnson said, “Today we are announcing that due […]
August 19, 2019

New York City cop fired for illegal chokehold death of Eric Garner

Five years after Eric Garner’s death — an event that galvanized the cry “I can’t breathe” into a national campaign against police brutality and spawned the Black Lives Matter Movement — Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who used the banned chokehold that killed Garner, has been fired. New York Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill […]
August 18, 2019

Terrible news for Trump on the economy in new WSJ/NBC poll

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has bad news for President Trump on the economy. To start, his net approval rating on the economy is down to a mere three percentage points — 49% of registered voters approve while 46% disapprove. This is a big drop from the 10-point edge he had it in early […]
August 18, 2019

Conservatives rail against New York Times project on America’s sordid slave past

In a sweeping and ambitious journalistic project, the New York Times on Sunday launched its 1619 series, reframing the American story around a single, pivotal historical event: the arrival to America 400 years ago this month of the first enslaved Africans. The premise of the groundbreaking initiative unveiled in the pages of the Sunday magazine […]
August 17, 2019

Koch Brothers’ anti-government group promotes allowing unlicensed, untrained cosmetologists

A video posted by the Koch Brothers’ flagship anti-government organization presents a bold new strategy to break the “cycle of poverty” in America: Get rid of educational and licensing requirements for professionals, such as cosmetologists. Americans for Prosperity — a right-wing tax-exempt dark money group bankrolled by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch — posted […]
August 17, 2019

Supreme Court to decide if LGBTQ workers are protected by US civil rights law

The U.S. Supreme Court in its upcoming session will hear arguments on whether anti-LGBTQ employment discrimination is sex discrimination. The court will hear arguments on October 8 about whether LGBTQ workers are protected by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “This is a momentous occasion. It is a pivotal moment and […]

Trends

August 14, 2019

Swapped Logo Aesthetics – As a Bizarre Marketing Stunt, CDA Swaps the Logos of Big-Name Brands (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) CDA is a kitchen appliance company and in a recent bid to unsettle consumers, the label challenges the perception of logo aesthetics. Tapping the identity of famous, globally renowned brands like...
August 13, 2019

Mobile Biometric Logins – Android Devices Can Now Use Fingerprint Verification for Google Services (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Users of Android smartphones will now be able to access some Google programs using fingerprint verification or a pin code, as well as a conventional password log in. The new fingerprint verification...
August 13, 2019

Rustic Floral Laundry Bags – The Georgina Floral Laundry Bag is Ultra-Chic and Timeless (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Unsightly dirty laundry can make rooms look cluttered and disorganized, but Urban Outfitters' new Georgina Floral Laundry Bag perfectly stows away your used clothing while giving you a...
August 12, 2019

Cream-to-Oil Skincare – The Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt Boasts the Properties of a Cream and an Oil (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Thanks to a fresh brand identity, Crabtree & Evelyn is no longer just known for creating soaps and one of its newest releases is the Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt. This transformative body care...
August 11, 2019

Top 100 Lifestyle Ideas in August – From Beautifying Frozen Treats to Essential Oil Pillows (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) This list of August 2019 Life ideas range from beautifying frozen desserts to breathable essential oil pillows, and offers an expansive look into what grabbed consumers' interest this month....
August 10, 2019

Expertly Balanced Pocket Pens – The Everyman Grafton Mini Pen is Discreet Enough for Everyday Carry (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The Everyman Grafton Mini Pen has been unveiled as a new, smaller version of the Grafton Pen to offer consumers a writing utensil that's suitable for integration with their everyday carry (EDC)...
August 10, 2019

Balanced Last-Mile Commuter Scooters – The Yamaha Tritown Scooter Concept Has a Top Speed of 15mph (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The Yamaha Tritown scooter concept is a premium commuter solution that aims to deliver exceptional power and stability for urban riders to appreciate. The unit is designed with a three-foot length,...
August 9, 2019

Universal Compatibility Projectors – The ‘CIRQ’ 1080p Mini Projector Streams Immersive Entertainment (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The ‘CIRQ' 1080p mini projector is a compact entertainment solution for consumers who are looking for an easier way to enjoy their choice of content from the comfort of their living room....
August 9, 2019

Visually Appealing Multi-Level Houses – Scenario Architecture Creates a Visual Connection Here (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) This multi-level house by Scenario Architecture is located in Hackney. The space is identified by an influx of natural light and a connected layout that is contemporary and visually stimulating....

Latest from the World

August 23, 2019

‘My teenage daughter is terrified in an adult psychiatric unit’

Gillian says her 17-year-old daughter should not be in a psychiatric unit with eight adult men.
August 23, 2019

Boris Johnson: New Brexit deal with EU won’t be a cinch

PM says progress is being made, but people "shouldn't hold their breath" over a breakthrough with the EU.
August 23, 2019

Ed Sheeran closes Divide tour with Ipswich homecoming gigs

Up to 160,000 fans are expected in Ipswich as the singer ends his record-breaking tour with four gigs.
August 23, 2019

Stocks are plunging after China retaliates with tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods

Global stocks and oil plunged on Friday after China announced it would slap tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods. The tariff schedule matches the US, with some taking effect on September 1 and the remainder on December 15...
August 23, 2019

510-pound monster shark reeled in after 3-hour fight: ‘Literally man versus beast’

It was a great day for the Staten Island Fishing Club.
August 23, 2019

All eyes are on the Fed’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Federal Reserve's annual economic symposium will take place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week, starting on Thursday and going through Saturday. Here's everything you need to know about the meeting.  Read more on Mar...
August 23, 2019

Man who urinated all over Starbucks in Pennsylvania has been identified, police say

Pennsylvania’s very own “wet” bandit has been outed.
August 23, 2019

Notting Hill tower block flat fire near site of Grenfell blaze

The fire on the 12th floor of the tower in Notting Hill is now under control, London Fire Brigade says.
August 23, 2019

Costa Coffee franchise workers ‘not treated like humans’

An investigation is launched after staff from multiple stores complain of poor working conditions.
August 23, 2019

HIA compensation: Abuse victims ‘can do business’ with NI secretary

Victims and survivors said their meeting with Secretary of State Julian Smith was "positive".
August 23, 2019

Bury FC fans open hearts as league deadline looms

People who live in the town say the "heart and soul" is at risk of being ripped out of the area.
August 23, 2019

‘A small bite changed my whole world’

Yen says she was "living her best life" until a small bite turned her world upside down.
August 23, 2019

Romance scam ‘targeted women worldwide’

The Japanese woman and a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria started communicating in March 2016 on an international social network.
August 23, 2019

First day at school: Mum’s before-and-after photos of daughter go viral

Lucie's new school uniform is on the dishevelled side by the end of the five-year-old's first day.