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  • BBC 100 Women 2016: Who are our forgotten women? Join our edit-a-thon

    December 6, 2016 11:08 AM 15

    Did you know that only around 17% of notable profiles on Wikipedia are of women? 100 Women are partnering with multiple global outlets at the BBC and the Wikipedia community to hold a 12-hour edit-a-thon on 8 December and close the gender gap. There will be 15 events in 13 countries happening in multiple languages to grow the number of female editors

  • Trump to meet with retired U.S. Admiral Stavridis on Thursday

    December 5, 2016 1:28 AM 19

    WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump will meet on Thursday with retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, a former supreme allied commander of NATO and dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a spokeswoman for Stavridis said on Sunday. "There has been no discussion of a position in the Trump administration," Stavridis'

  • Secretary of State Search 'Expanding,' Top Trump Adviser Says

    December 4, 2016 9:54 PM 21

    President-elect Donald Trump is reevaluating his search for one of his most crucial Cabinet positions, according to a top adviser. Former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters in Trump Tower Sunday that Trump will sit down in the coming days with candidates for the position outside of the four finalists the transition had narrowed it down to last week. "That

  • Obama expected to sign Iran Sanctions Act extension into law: White House

    December 2, 2016 6:46 PM 19

    WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign U.S. legislation extending sanctions against Iran for 10 years into law, the White House said on Friday. "We believe the Iran Sanctions Act extension is not necessary, but we also believe it won't interfere with the Iran deal," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a daily press briefing

  • Trump team eyes proposed new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran: FT

    December 2, 2016 12:37 PM 21

    WASHINGTON Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the Republican President-elect's team. Officials with Trump's team have been in touch with fellow Republicans in Congress, where they hold the majority

  • Visa buys CardinalCommerce for e-commerce authentication tools

    December 1, 2016 8:11 PM 17

    Visa acquired partner CardinalCommerce so it can ease transactions and security. Visa said that it has acquired CardinalCommerce for e-commerce payment authentication technology. CardinalCommerce specializes in payment technology across browsers, apps and devices. Visa will use those tools to pitch merchants on digital commerce. According to Visa, the acquisition

  • Extension of Iran Sanctions Act passes U.S. Congress

    December 1, 2016 7:41 PM 17

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed a 10-year extension of existing sanctions against Iran on Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law and delaying any potentially tougher actions until next year. The measure passed by 99-0. It passed the House of Representatives nearly unanimously in November, and congressional

  • Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Over Donald Trump Now Exceeds 2.3 Million

    December 1, 2016 2:54 AM 17

    It's been more than three weeks since the November 8 general election, but ballots are still being counted -- and Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead over President-elect Donald Trump continues to grow. According to figures released by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Clinton received 64,874,143 votes, while Trump received 62,516,883 votes -- a difference

  • Chicago tries again with plastic bag tax

    November 29, 2016 1:59 PM 17

    Some of the biggest cities in the United States have taken it upon themselves to wage a war on plastic bags under the guise of environmentalism. But, as many have continued to discover, plastic bags are not the scourge they imagine, and their nanny policies continue to fail. Earlier this month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget was approved by the city council

  • Michigan Certifies Donald Trump as Winner of State's Presidential Race

    November 28, 2016 7:40 PM 19

    A Michigan elections panel has certified Donald Trump as the winner in the state's presidential election, according to The Associated Press. Trump won the state by 11,704 votes -- a mere two-tenths of a percentage point. The result pushes Donald Trump's total to 306 electoral votes to 232 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton. The Michigan State Board