Fox News Sexual Harassment Allegations, Syria Attack, and More
Fox News is back in the spotlight, as more women come forward with sexual harassment allegations.
Fox’s Julie Roginsky is now accusing Fox’s current management of trying to cover up for Roger Ailes, who lost his job last year following sexual-harassment complaints that he has denied. This comes just days after a New York Times report that says Bill O’Reilly, who hosts The O’Reilly Factor, and his employer had paid five women $13 million to settle allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate conduct. Read the story from The AP.
A suspected chemical attack in Syria today has killed dozens of people, and activists who are there have described it as being among the worst in the country’s six-year civil war. The White House condemned the attack, saying that the previous administration’s lack of consequences against chemical attacks is to blame. Read the story from The AP.
Student Loan Servicer Lawsuit
Navient, the country’s largest student loan servicer, is under fire from the CFPB, which claims Navient was deceitful to its borrowers about their student loans. In the court filing, Navient says that it has no legal obligation to give borrowers good advice. Read the story from Mic.
Bomb in Russia
A bomb ripped through the St. Petersburg metro system on Monday, killing more than 10 people and injuring dozens. And now a suspect has been identified. Read the story from NPR.
It was a super close game, but the North Carolina Tar Heels came away with the W, beating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65. Read the story from NPR.
Russia, Russia, Russia
Carter Page, who was President Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisor during the election, met with Russian spies in 2013 and handed them documents. The documents weren’t necessarily sensitive, and this was years before Page was in Trump’s orbit. But this is the most clearly documented contact so far between Russian intelligence and someone Trump associated with. Read the story from The AP.
Equal Pay Day
Today is Equal Pay Day, which is meant to highlight wage discrimination among women. Learn the facts from The AP.
Take the ‘Oath’
Once Verizon’s $4.5 billion deal to purchase the failing Yahoo, it will combine it with its AOL operations and call the new company Oath. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer won’t be a part of the new company, however. Read the story from The AP.
Big Tesla Win
Tesla’s market value: $4.87 billion. Ford’s market value: $4.56 billion. Read the story from NPR.