David Sweeney Out as NPR Chief News Editor Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

David Sweeney, NPR’s Chief News Editor, has departed the company following sexual harassment complaints from three different women, NPR reports. Sweeney will be replaced by senior manager Edith Chapin, who has been appointed executive editor. In an email to NPR staff on Tuesday, Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, announced Sweeney’s departure, saying … Read more

Why I Waited So Long to Share My Harvey Weinstein Saga (Guest Blog)

Getty Images I met Harvey Weinstein one winter evening in 1996 outside of the Miramax offices in TriBeCa. I was in my late 20s, a working actress, though not famous. A journeyman, so to speak. I was there to do a reading of a friend’s screenplay, and he introduced himself. He was charming, intelligent and … Read more

Classic ‘Rudolph’ Christmas Special Sparks the Most Cynical 2017 Responses on Twitter

As is tradition, CBS aired the beloved Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Tuesday night and many Twitter users found its classic optimism difficult to relate to in 2017. Some viewers rediscovering the 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion movie took to Twitter to celebrate their nostalgia, sending the hashtag #Rudolph trending during the special’s east coast … Read more

CNN Boycotts White House Christmas Party Over Trump ‘Attacks on Freedom of the Press,’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders Rejoices

CNN CNN will boycott the White House Christmas party for the media, the cable news network announced on Tuesday. Taking issue with President Donald Trump’s frequent habit of making a punching bag of the network, CNN said it would be “inappropriate” to attend the annual party hosted by the White House. “CNN will not be … Read more

AT&T Wants Time Warner Merger Antitrust Trial to Start in February

AT&T responded at length to the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit that seeks to block its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, calling for a 10-day trial set to begin on February 20, 2018. The DOJ had targeted a May 7 trial date, which would prolong by months a transaction that was agreed upon last October … Read more

North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

Asia Asia North Korea ‘tested new long-range missile’ that can reach US From the section Asia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with … Read more

Saudi Arabia detentions: Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released

Middle East Middle East Saudi Arabia detentions: Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released From the section Middle East Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this … Read more

Myanmar Mass: Pope issues warning on exacting revenge

Myanmar Mass: Pope issues warning on exacting revenge From the section Asia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this … Read more

Australian state legalises assisted dying in national first

Australia Australia Australian state becomes first to legalise assisted dying From the section Australia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook … Read more

CFPB row: Judge rules Trump pick to run US watchdog

US & Canada US & Canada CFPB row: Judge rules Trump pick to run US watchdog From the section US & Canada Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a … Read more