By Leora Arnowitz USA Today Jayme Deerwester Sat., Jan. 12, 2019 It’s over, folks. Megyn Kelly enjoyed a steady career at Fox News for 13 years, but she lasted a little over 18 months at competitor NBC. The controversial journalist formally — and finally — parted ways with NBC News on Friday night, nearly three months after she stirred controversy by defending the use of blackface in Halloween costumes on her Oct. 23 show. “The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” the network told USA TODAY in a statement. A rep for Kelly did not immediately respond to USA TODAY. Article Continued Below Financial terms were not disclosed, but according to CNN, NBC bowed to the terms of her contract and will pay Kelly the remaining sum of money, believed to total about $30 million (U.S.). She will, however, be subject to an industry standard non-disparagement clause, limiting what she can … [Read more...] about Megyn Kelly is officially out at NBC — what will her next move be?
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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (Dec 12) said investigations into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were still ongoing but that the United States would hold those found responsible accountable for his death.Pompeo's comments to Fox News echoed US President Donald Trump's stance on the killing even as the CIA has assessed with medium to high confidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi's death.Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and US resident, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2, provoking an political crisis in Saudi Arabia and tearing relations with the United States and other Western allies.Pompeo called Khashoggi's murder "a tragic incident" and "not something that America approves of", and pointed to sanctions that the United States has imposed on 17 Saudis that is has said were responsible.Pompeo and Trump have called Saudi an important partner in the … [Read more...] about Pompeo says journalist Khashoggi’s death still being probed: Fox News
caption This map shows what abortion policies states would enact if Roe v. Wade were overturned. source Samantha Lee/Business Insider The landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade and subsequent rulings upholding it have granted Americans the right to abortion since 1973, but the reality of that right varies dramatically from state to state. Since Roe became the law of the land, individual states have found dozens of ways to make it as difficult as possible for patients to actually access the procedure. From strict regulations on clinics and bans on abortion after a certain number of weeks, to requiring patients to receive counseling and undergo waiting periods, these laws have tested the limits of Roe – with some ending up in federal court. If President Donald Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, the Supreme Court will have a solidly conservative majority, causing many abortion rights advocates to fear that such a makeup would overturn Roe … [Read more...] about 7 maps and charts show the state of abortion access in America
caption President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy is having a negative impact on America’s global standing and it could take the US years to recover, experts warn. source Reuters President Donald Trump’s recent trip to Europe is under a great deal of scrutiny after he clashed with key allies and had a controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In this context, many are concerned Trump is doing immense damage to America’s global standing. A majority of Americans (61%) feel the US is less respected across the globe with Trump in the White House, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Wednesday. Experts warn it could take “years” for the world to trust the US again as Trump continues to attack the international institutions it played a fundamental role in building following World War II. President Donald Trump returned from a trip to Europe this week in which he insulted key … [Read more...] about America’s global reputation will take ‘years to repair’ from the Trump era, experts warn
United Airlines has dealt with a large number of highly-publicized customer service incidents over the past few years. The airline has hurt customers, threatened them, and mishandled their pets. While it appeared the United had recovered from the April 2017 incident when it dragged a passenger off an overbooked flight, two pet-related incidents this week started a new round of controversy. United Airlines can’t seem to stop shooting itself in the foot. After it seemed like the airline had recovered from the backlash to the infamous April 2017 incident when it dragged a customer off an overbooked flight, the airline proceeded to kill a passenger’s dog and send another pet dog to the wrong destination this week. The former caused some customers to call for a boycott of the airline. Over the past few years, the airline has had a number of customer service problems that have kept it in the news for … [Read more...] about 12 times United was America’s most hated airline