Australia announces first female defense minister

Sep 22, 2015

Australia announces first female defense minister

Australia on Monday swore in its first female defense minister, Sen. Marise Payne, who will oversee open-ended military engagements in two countries and some of her nation’s most important defense contracts in a generation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week ousted longtime rival Tony ...

Sep 19, 2015

U.S. Marines want some combat roles to remain closed to women

The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps has recommended that women be excluded from competing for certain front-line combat jobs, U.S. officials said Friday, as the Corps distanced itself from the other military services that are expected to allow women to serve in battlefield ...

Women's tech group helps level the coding field

Sep 18, 2015

Women's tech group helps level the coding field


To outsiders, the world of computer programming may seem to be the exclusive domain of male geeks. Yet with their snacks, laptops and convivial conversation, the members of support group Women Who Code Tokyo are a far cry from the stereotype. Together they form ...

Sep 10, 2015

Texas woman hides loaded gun in vagina during traffic stop

A Texas woman had a loaded gun hidden in her vagina when she was pulled over during a routine traffic stop, police said. “The weapon had a round chambered and a full magazine of bullets,” the Waco police department said in a statement posted ...