KU coach Les Miles, while at LSU, settled with intern who claimed harassment: report
A Louisiana newspaper is reporting that Kansas Jayhawks football coach Les Miles reached a previous settlement with a former LSU student who alleged Miles harassed her. The Times-Picayune and New Orleans Advocate, through anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that a student intern in the LSU athletic department had several years ago accused Miles, the LSU football coach from 2005-16, of “hitting on her.” Miles, when reached by The Times-Picayune and Advocate on Wednesday, said “That’s not true” when asked if he had “made advances” toward that student. The newspaper said Miles did not address q...
The Kansas City Star
Marcus Hayes: Phillies should cut Odubel Herrera while they still can
PHILADELPHIA — Hand print markings on his girlfriend’s neck. I can’t get past it. That phrase chills me today as much as it chilled me in May of 2019. It comes from the police report concerning the domestic violence incident between burly Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera and his petite girlfriend, Melany Martinez-Angulo at an Atlantic City casino. Herrera somehow remains a Phillie. He’s at spring training right now. I want him gone. Why? Try this. Put your hand around your own neck. Now squeeze. Harder. Hard enough to leave a mark. Now close your eyes. Imagine that hand belongs to a man nick...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Judge blocks Biden's 100-day deportation pause in nationwide order
AUSTIN, Texas — Granting a nationwide injunction requested by Texas officials, a federal judge has blocked the Biden administration's plans to pause deportations for 100 days under a comprehensive review of immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton of Corpus Christi, appointed by former President Donald Trump last summer, had issued a temporary order halting enforcement of the deportation freeze on Jan. 26. Late Tuesday night, shortly before that temporary order was set to expire, Tipton ruled that the pause exceeded the president's authority because it improperly suspended or a...
'Sisters in Hate' author Seyward Darby on the roots of the Capitol riot — and how to stop hate groups
In her book "Sisters in Hate," author Seyward Darby investigates the roots of white nationalism in America with much-needed rigor, examining what draws people into hate movements — and what makes them leave. In the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Darby's coverage contextualized the overlap between widespread disinformation and the opportunistic ideology of hate. Here's what she had to say about the long roots of the Capitol attack, what it says about American history, and what to do if someone you love gets sucked into the white nationalism-adjacent world of extreme online...
The Seattle Times
Portraits gifted by St. Louis-area nonprofit honor children lost to gun violence
ST. LOUIS — Artists who work with the nonprofit group Faces Not Forgotten all receive the same advice: Focus on the eyes. It was more than 10 years ago that Christine Ilewski founded the St. Louis-area organization that creates hand-painted portraits for families that have lost children to gun violence. Artists have completed more than 300 portraits of those killed across the country, including more than 60 from St. Louis, most age 20 and younger. "It's the eyes where you get the emotion," said Ilewski, a college art instructor who lives in Alton. "That's where you can connect that this was so...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Millions of masks to be sent to households in Biden equity planPresident Joe Biden will announce a program to send cloth masks to disadvantaged U.S. communities to curb the coronavirus pandemic while deciding for now to shelve a proposal to send masks to every American, according to two administration officials familiar with the plans. The U.S. will probably send millions of masks around the country “very shortly,” Biden said Tuesday at a virtual roundtable event with Black essential workers who discussed the pandemic response with him. Brig. Gen. David Sanford, director of the supply chain ta...
Tribune News Service
Sen. Ron Johnson airs conspiracy theory about ‘fake Trump supporters’ in hearing on Capitol riot
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson claimed Tuesday that leftists posing as Trump supporters played a role in storming the Capitol. The Wisconsin Republican, who has said the attack “didn’t seem like an insurrection,” read from an uncorroborated account of the riot that included claims that “fake Trump supporters” and provocateurs help stir the violence. “An organized cell of agents-provocateurs corral(ed) people as an unwitting follow-on force behind the plainclothes militants tussling with police,” Johnson said during a Senate hearing on security failings that led to the Jan. 6 disaster. The account, whic...
New York Daily News
Temp agencies have long been accused of discriminating against Black job applicants. An experiment set out to prove it
Two men walk into a temporary staffing agency near O’Hare International Airport to inquire about a job. They are both in their 50s, with similar work histories. One is Black, the other Latino. The Black man, who arrives first, is told the agency is not hiring at the moment. He leaves his contact information and never gets a call. The Latino man, who arrives 20 minutes later, is told about a warehouse job at an electronic assembly plant that pays $11 an hour. He is given a work order to start the following Monday and is encouraged to refer friends. That anecdote is included in a new report, rel...
Rutgers, Penn take steps to confront ties to slavery on their campuses
PHILADELPHIA —As part of continued racial reckoning, Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania are taking steps to educate the public about ties to slavery on their campuses. Rutgers said Tuesday it plans to erect four historical markers on its New Brunswick, New Jersey, campus that show how the university’s earliest benefactors, including the university’s first president, Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, and New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston, built their fortunes through slavery. “These markers are an invitation for us to talk about the complicated legacies of namesakes and...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Rep. Greene says pro-LGBTQ Equality Act is an 'attack' on God, people of faith
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is declaring war on the Equality Act, calling the effort to defend LGBTQ rights an attack on people of faith. The Georgia Republican says the act will force Christians to approve abortions and would treat transgender people the same as those born as a boy or a girl. She also asserted it uses protecting gay rights as a smokescreen to prevent religious people from living according to their beliefs. “It has everything to do with attacking God & believers,” Greene said. Greene called the act “disgusting” and asserted it attacks women’s rights, without elaborating. The a...
New York Daily News