Stories tagged: women
Sun., May 20, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors
Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
Women make history in Idaho’s primary
Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave
In spring 2016, Microsoft was ready to go public with some important data: The company said it had nearly eliminated the gender gap in pay among its employees. But at …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
AP: Record number of women file to run for US House seats
The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Hillary Clinton explains comments about women voters
Hillary Clinton says she meant no disrespect when she said some women voters are more swayed by men.
Sat., March 17, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
Buffalo women get first NCAA Tournament victory
Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and No. 11 seed Buffalo got its first women’s NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated sixth-seeded South Florida 102-79 in a first-round Albany …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Quinnipiac women oust Miami for second straight year
Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac offense with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami 86-72, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women’s NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season. …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Thomas leads third-seeded Florida State women over Little Rock
Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and third-seeded Florida State defeated No. 14 seed Little Rock 91-49 in a women’s NCAA Tournament first-round game. It is a tournament high for Thomas, …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
Central Michigan outlasts LSU for first women’s tourney win
Tinara Moore scored 25 points to help 11th-seed Central Michigan get its first women’s NCAA Tournament win with a 78-69 victory over No. 6 LSU in the opening round. The …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Odom’s career-high 25 points lead Duke women past Belmont
Leaonna Odom scored a career-high 25 points, including nine in Duke’s dominant third period, and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils beat No. 12 seed Belmont 72-58 in the first round of …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men
Scientists who investigated the unusually shaped skulls say they provide evidence that women also migrated long distances across medieval Europe, not just men.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Int’l Women’s Day: Protests, a strike, a Russian’s apology
A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
Texas primary turnout buoys Democrats’ hopes again
Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation’s primary election season with their biggest midterm turnout in more than a quarter-century.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges
The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:37 p.m.
‘Lady Doritos’? It’s not happening, PepsiCo says
Don’t expect to see “lady Doritos” on store shelves. The company behind the cheesy chips said Tuesday that it’s not developing a line of Doritos designed specifically for women, despite …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Kesha snubbed at Grammys. So was SZA. Academy’s solution? Women need to ‘step up.’
In an award season where the focus is on equality for women, you would think that all award show producers would have some killer quotes ready when they’re inevitably asked …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
Citigroup says it will use raises to narrow pay gap
Citigroup says it will slightly raise pay for women and minorities to close a gap with men and whites.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve faced discrimination
As Silicon Valley’s workplace diversity wars play out, a Pew Research survey finds that half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced some …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
German police union chief slams NYE ‘safe zone’ for women
A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist
The scholarship, established at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Center for Arab American Philanthropy with money from Adawia Alousi’s family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind for Muslim-American …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Women raise their profile in the auto industry
About 28 percent of jobs in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry are held by women, and about 21 percent of dealerships’ employees are women, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
6 women file lawsuit alleging ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’
Six women sued Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, targeting companies he worked at by likening the “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise” to an organized crime group that relied on film agents, producers and …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington women take narrow path out of homelessness
Stories of Kitsap County women who lost their homes and worked to find homes again show the narrow path back to having a place to call home.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Post Falls native named Pacific Northwest regional ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, plans CdA event
A woman who grew up in Post Falls is returning to the area after being named an ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and has organized a conference for local entrepreneurs …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders
Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea
Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
NPR chief placed on leave after sex harassment accusations
The chief editor at National Public Radio, Michael Oreskes, was placed on leave Tuesday after a published report that he abruptly kissed two women who were seeking jobs while he …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Saudi Arabia, which denies women equal rights, makes a robot a citizen
Sophia, the advanced artificial intelligence robot – which looks like Audrey Hepburn, mimics human expressions and may be the grandmother of robots that solve the world’s most complex problems – …