BREAKING: Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison for drugging and sexual assault

NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — Bill Cosby, who for a half-century reigned as one of America’s most prominent and universally adored entertainers until a multitude of women publicly accused him of sexual violence, was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in a state prison. Cosby was…

Right-wing US think tanks want complete deregulation as part of US-UK free trade deal

Brexiters have teamed up with prominent right-wing American think tanks to launch a blueprint for a free trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K., which would include gutting environmental regulations and opening up Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to foreign competition. The plan was…

Republicans’ resident white supremacist is at it again

President Donald Trump isn’t the only prominent Republican to embrace white supremacy. On Tuesday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) retweeted prominent white nationalist and Holocaust denier Lana Lokteff, and added his own commentary comparing socialists to Nazis: “Nazi” is injected into Leftist talking points because the…

Saudi Arabia looks to execute 5 human rights activists, as the U.S. stays silent

A prosecutor in Saudi Arabia is calling for the execution of a prominent female Shia rights activist and four others — triggering renewed criticism by human rights groups and calls for their release. But the news has yet to illicit much of a response from the…

Buddhist author loses ‘How to Be Decent’ book deal after ThinkProgress covers alleged sex misconduct

A prominent Buddhist teacher and author has been dropped by his publisher after ThinkProgress published an investigation last month into an allegation of sexual misconduct against him, according to Publishers Weekly. The Penguin Group imprint TarcherPerigee reportedly canceled its fall release of Lodro P. Rinzler’s…

Courtroom screw-up outs name of officer who killed Oregon standoff leader LaVoy Finicum

One of the police officers who killed prominent “sovereign citizen” and anti-government militiaman LaVoy Finicum at the height of the 2016 standoff between extremist ranchers and federal agents was inadvertently identified in court on Tuesday. Officials had striven to keep the names of the two…

PayPal kicks yet more white nationalists off its funding site

Another three prominent far-right figures have been banned from the online fundraising site PayPal and are now scrambling to find new ways of cashing in on their bigotry. The latest crackdown started with Red Ice, an “alternative” media company which regularly traffics in far-right tropes…

Buddhist nonprofit spent half a million dollars on leader they knew was accused of sexual assault

Shambhala International budgeted half a million dollars in pay and other compensation for its leader, prominent Buddhist teacher and author Sakyong Mipham, even after multiple women said they told officials at the Buddhist nonprofit that he sexually assaulted them. It allowed him and his family…

Buddhist leader locked his victim in a bathroom to sexually assault her, report claims

Sakyong Mipham, a prominent Buddhist teacher who has appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor of Jordan, allegedly locked a woman in a bathroom and forcibly groped her during a drunken party in Santiago, Chile, in 2002, according to a report published…

Environmental group fights back after Republicans accuse it of serving ‘foreign interest’

A prominent environmental group informed Republican lawmakers that it has not acted at the direction of any foreign entity in its effort to protect an endangered species on the island of Okinawa in Japan. The group, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), then turned the…