Apr 25, 2015

Eight women finish first week of grueling U.S. Army Ranger test

Eight women have successfully made it through the initial round of the U.S. Army’s grueling Ranger School course, as commanders weigh allowing female troops to join the ranks of the elite corps, officials said Friday. The results of the first week of the Ranger ...

Apr 24, 2015

Three more women say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

Three more women on Thursday accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago. Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents ...

Model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Apr 23, 2015

Model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 “Rosie the Riveter” painting, which symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died Tuesday in Connecticut after ...

Apr 22, 2015

Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ

South Korea said Wednesday that it is positively considering supporting a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries. The government plans ...

Apr 16, 2015

Global surge reported in people opening first bank accounts

Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts. The number people with an account — either on mobile phones or at bank branches — jumped by 700 ...

Apr 14, 2015

Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic Revolution: reports

Iran will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the semi-official Fars and Mehr news agencies said late on Monday, citing unspecified reports. The post would go to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, one of Iran’s most high-profile female ...