DeNA founder first woman to own a baseball team in Japan

Jan 16, 2015

DeNA founder first woman to own a baseball team in Japan

Tomoko Namba, the founder of mobile gaming company DeNA Co., has taken over as team owner of the Central League’s Yokohama BayStars, the ball club said Friday. Namba, 52, who in 2013 was listed on Forbes as having a net worth of $545 million, ...

Jan 15, 2015

Spain boosts fight against female genital mutilation

Parents in Spain will be asked to sign a declaration promising their daughters will not undergo female genital mutilation when they visit nations where the practice is common, under a new government protocol approved Wednesday. The measure is part of a comprehensive strategy for ...

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

Jan 15, 2015

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

A model who claims comedian Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 met with Los Angeles police on Wednesday to pursue criminal charges. An attorney for Chloe Goins, Spencer Kuvin, said she is the first woman accusing Cosby ...

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was ...

Jan 9, 2015

Long hair allowed for female sailors: US Navy

Female recruits to the US Navy will not have to endure short hair cuts when they start boot camp under an experiment launched by the military’s top brass. Officers said Thursday the rule requiring a female recruit’s hair be trimmed above the collar is ...

Jan 9, 2015

Boko Haram kills dozens in fresh raids in Nigerian town

Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people and burned down homes in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga in the past two days, in a second killing spree since seizing control there at the weekend, witnesses said on Thursday. Two locals said the ...

Jan 8, 2015

Protesters shout at fans as Cosby returns to stage in Canada

Scandal-plagued Bill Cosby got applause from Canadian fans as he took the stage Wednesday for first time since November, but protesters outside shouted “Shame on you!” at ticket-holders streaming in. Cosby’s show in Kitchener was the first of three performances planned in Canada’s Ontario ...

Jan 8, 2015

Combination therapy shows promise in early breast tumors

Treatment combining low-dose chemotherapy and the targeted drug trastuzumab showed promise in women with early stage breast cancer of a type called HER2-positive, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. Women receiving the treatment were highly unlikely to see their cancer return, said the study in the ...