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US mother ruled too Western by Saudi court will appeal

US mother ruled too Western by Saudi court will appeal

Last month, an American mother named Bethany Vierra lost custody of her young daughter Zaina, on the grounds that she was too Western to raise the child well. Now her own parents worry that they will lose both grand-daughter and daughter, as the window to appeal closes in Saudi Arabia. “If Zaina can’t leave, she…MORE

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends, a rival of video game Fortnite, may be free to play, but the game angered fans this week over its new pricing for limited edition virtual items. The game’s developer, Respawn, owned by Electronic Arts, apologized Friday for the new in-game “loot boxes,” or a random selection of virtual rewards available to players…MORE

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Goalkeeper Adrian’s Liverpool career is proving quite a roller coaster. The Spanish shot-stopper only joined the club on August 5 to provide cover for Alisson Becker, but was immediately thrown in at the deep end after the Brazilian keeper sustained a calf injury in Liverpool’s opening day Premier League victory over Norwich. In his second…MORE

Portland protests wind down after 13 arrested and six injured

Portland protests wind down after 13 arrested and six injured

More than a dozen people were arrested Saturday and six others were injured as left-wing anti-fascist demonstrators spent hours counter-protesting against a rally by far-right and extremist groups. Thirteen people were detained for a variety of charges including disorderly conduct, interfering with police, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a weapon on the…MORE

White House suspends reporter Brian Karem’s hard pass

White House suspends reporter Brian Karem’s hard pass

It’s official: In a letter to Playboy correspondent and CNN political analyst Brian Karem’s lawyer on Friday, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said she had “made a final determination” to suspend Karem’s hard pass for 30 days. The move will be “effective immediately” through Saturday, September 14, 2019. This was, of course, expected. The…MORE

FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988. The federal agency’s staff made the recommendation this week in a report to Congress, finding that using a shorter and easier to remember number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.” The…MORE

Sean Gunn helped launch Rocket Raccoon and now he’s flying high

Sean Gunn helped launch Rocket Raccoon and now he’s flying high

By his own admission, actor Sean Gunn sometimes feels like he has a front row seat to the greatest show in the world. As the man who provided the physical performance for Rocket Raccoon in four Marvel Studios movies, he’s not wrong. While he may not have any face time in the billion-dollar Marvel franchises…MORE

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