Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne, the company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources. Court documents show that the man, Gary Funkhouser, and LabOne agreed to dismiss the case permanently after mediation in 2006. Ramsey, a 56-year-old retired business executive from Leawood, was one of the Democratic candidates vying to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in 2018 in Kansas’ 3rd District.
In September 2012, researchers put a tracking device on a 3,456-pound great white shark and named her Mary Lee. Now, after five years of tracking, the signal has gone silent. No one has heard from the animal in six months. Has the 50-year-old shark bit the dust? Probably not, says Chris Fischer, who leads ocean research expeditions and was part of the team that caught and tagged her. “She’s fine,” Fischer tweeted. “Just batteries done in her tag. She’s been amazing for sharks, science and the future. Now time to let her be.” He later said that they might see a response from her tag at a later date, but they might not. Ocean research organization “OCEARCH” has tagged and tracked dozens of animals
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Thursday tried to mock supporters of net neutrality, the rule repealed by the FCC that had required Internet service providers to treat all traffic equally.
A former Today show staff member is detailing an alleged in-office affair with Matt Lauer that transpired 16 years ago.
After a year in which a woman ran for president of the United States, won the popular vote, but lost the election to a man who is accused by 16 women of sexual misconduct , American culture appears to now be fully submerged in a fourth wave of feminism - so much so that the dictionary of record, Merriam-Webster, just designated “feminism” as its latest word of the year. And if 2017 was the year of feminism, fashion followed suit with the year of the slogan T-shirt, meant to inspire, empower, and of course, drive sales. There were those tees created at local screen print shops and donned during the Women’s March on Washington or sold on Etsy, alongside high-priced designer shirts. But, many wondered: To what end? In a world where the citizen-consumer becomes citizen-advertiser , some T-shirt sales benefited causes not quite on the same wavelength as Trump’s America. “Nevertheless, she persisted” T-shirts, inspired by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, raised at least $300,000 for Planned Parenthood; Dior pledged a percentage of sales of its “We Should All Be Feminists” tees, which retailed for a little more than $700, to Rihanna’s nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation; and after Robert Geller wore a T-shirt that said “immigrant” during his 2017 fall-winter runway show, the German-born designer mass-produced the garment and pledged to donate its sales to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). And the support for groups like the ACLU didn’t end after the Women’s March in January. To cap the year, the organization hosted a dinner at the international art fair Art Basel Miami Beach to promote - you guessed it - collaborative designer T-shirts from Everlane, Opening Ceremony, and Public School, the proceeds of which were donated to the ACLU. Aside from fundraising, is there any real point to wearing your politics on your sleeve? “You can empower and encourage others to speak up or become more active as well,” Kristina Haugland, the Le Vine associate curator of costume and textiles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, told Allure. And what’s fashion, after all, if not self-expression?
The White House released the Trump family's first official Christmas portrait on Thursday -- capturing the president and first lady holding hands and smiling as they posed nestled between flags and Christmas trees.
A north suburban couple whose dog was recently attacked by a coyote are warning other pet owners to take precautions when small animals are outside. Vicky Dinges said her dog Boozer had been out of her Northfield home for less than a minute early Wednesday when a coyote emerged and attacked the cairn terrier, leaving the small dog with a bloody head wound. Dinges said she ran out of the house screaming and the coyote scurried off. She retrieved Boozer, who suffered a deep gash in his head, a bloody eye and other injuries. “He was shaking, I was shaking,” Dinges said. “It could have been so much worse. “ Her home’s surveillance camera captured the attack on video, where the small dog is seen walking