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Pompeo Asks Saudi Leaders to Free US Citizens Detained in Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has pressed Saudi Arabia to release US citizens detained in a crackdown on women's rights activists in the conservative kingdom.

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.

Serena Williams Fined $17,000 by USTA After Outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka.

Aretha Franklin Funeral is Set for Aug. 31 in Her Hometown of Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Canadian Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamists Sentenced to House Arrest after Two Decades of Legal Wrangling

Two leaders of a fundamentalist Mormon community were sentenced to house arrest Tuesday in the first real test of Canada's 130-year-old ban on having more than one wife.

Norway’s Worst Mass Murderer Appeals to ECHR: Incarceration Conditions are “Inhuman”

 Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

Poland Set to Crack Down on Child Sex Abuse as Priest Film Goes Viral

Poland's right-wing government on Tuesday unveiled plans to crack down on paedophiles by raising prison sentences to a maximum 30 years as a ground-breaking documentary on paedophilia among Polish priests went viral in the Catholic country.

Rare footage of life in Warsaw Jewish ghetto shown in Poland

Scenes of starving Jewish children smuggling food, a dead body on the sidewalk, were captured in never-before-seen footage of Warsaw's wartime ghetto by an amateur filmmaker in 1941. 

Pittsburgh Rabbi to be Honored by Simon Wiesenthal Center

The rabbi at the Pittsburgh synagogue which was the site of the deadliest attack against the Jewish community on U.S. soil will be among the recipients of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Medal of Valor at its annual National Tribute Dinner Wednesday evening at The Beverly Hilton.

Pompeo Asks Saudi Leaders to Free US Citizens Detained in Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has pressed Saudi Arabia to release US citizens detained in a crackdown on women's rights activists in the conservative kingdom.

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.

Abdul-Jabbar Memorabilia Fetches $3 Million at Auction

A trove of NBA memorabilia -- including championship rings and MVP hardware from the hall-of-fame basketball career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, garnered nearly $3 million at an American auction on Sunday. 

Major US Tourist Sites Are in Path of Hurricane Florence

From Charleston's colonial mansions with finely-crafted balustrades, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.

Serena Williams Fined $17,000 by USTA After Outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka.

Aretha Franklin Funeral is Set for Aug. 31 in Her Hometown of Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Historian Phil Savenick Presents Televisionary Art, The Teenaged Inventor of TV, @ Paley Center for Media

The world debut and preview of an international museum exhibit about the 14-year old who conceived electronic television 1922 will be Saturday, August 11, at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. The Philo Farnsworth Exhibit thehistoryoftv.com contains never-before displayed relics of the invention of television.
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