Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Music producer Russell Simmons said on Thursday he was stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991.

Honduran protesters, police clash in escalating election crisis

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduran police fired tear gas at rock-hurling protesters on Thursday after a widely criticized presidential election that saw the opposition cry foul as the incumbent slowly pulled ahead four days after the vote.

U.S. military to indefinitely delay ban on cluster bombs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon will indefinitely delay a ban on the use of older types of cluster bombs due to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, officials said, arguing that safety improvements in munitions technology failed to advance enough to replace older stockpiles.

Apple marks World AIDS Day with in-store and in-app donations

 After raising $160 million for the Global fund as part of its partnership with (Red), Apple is marking tomorrow’s World AIDS Day by offering up a bunch of opportunities to donate. The easiest of the bunch is the company’s promise to donate $1 to the fund for every transaction made with Apple Pay at the company’s retail stores, on its site or in-app. In honor of the occasion,… Read More

FIFA, Russia prepare for 2018 World Cup Final Draw

With 32 teams qualified for the 2018 World Cup, FIFA officials in Russia are preparing to assign each nation its position for the tournament’s group stage with the Final Draw on Friday. Nathan Frandino reports.

How parents of adopted children foiled a U.S. Republican tax proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charles “Chuck” Johnson is not the kind of foot soldier in the army of lobbyists that House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan warned would descend on Washington to fight the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s.