Peloton has responded to a massive amount of criticism for one of its holiday ads.
The maker of high-end at-home fitness equipment last month rolled out a holiday ad that implores viewers to “give the gift of Peloton,” which had onlookers complaining about what they saw as undertones of sexism and classism in the ad. Though the ad first ran on Nov. 4, according to iSpot.tv, the spot more recently went viral on Twitter.
The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday got off to a fiery start when a law professor said she was "insulted" by the committee’s ranking Republican, Rep. Doug Collins.
Collins, as part of the GOP’s effort to discredit the process, argued in his opening statement that for Democrats the calendar — or in other words next year’s presidential election — was driving the impeachment inquiry, not the facts.
Questions about whether chemicals used to color or straighten hair can cause cancer have swirled for years.
The answers have been inconsistent and inconclusive, but a large new study released on Tuesday had some sobering findings: Women who used permanent hair dye or straighteners, or applied straighteners to others, had a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who didn’t use those products.
The link was particularly evident in black women — their use of permanent dye was associated with 45% higher breast cancer risk, while white women faced a 7% higher risk. Straightener use was associated with 18% higher breast cancer risk.
The results suggest using hair dye and straightener “could play a role in breast carcinogenesis,” the study noted.
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman urged lawmakers to consider how they would reflect on their role in the impeachment proceedings when they were in “the...
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Nearly 10 months out of bankruptcy, Sears is limping into the holiday shopping season. The rescue promised by its longtime backer, Eddie Lampert, hasn't materialized. Stores are closing. The ones that remain have the same old problems. They're grungy and understaffed, poorly stocked and losing vendors. The ever-shrinking Sears means more job losses and fewer choices for shoppers and suppliers. But Lampert's failure comes as no surprise to industry experts. He was the only buyer who offered Sears a lifeline and he had already presided over a long decline of Sears going back more than a decade.
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A man is suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend's teenage son and daughter at their Watertown, Connecticut, home Tuesday night after an argument about him smoking cigarettes in the house escalated, according to police. They said the man had moved into the home just two weeks earlier.
He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Watertown police.
Here are the prepared opening statements from Wednesday's first public House Judiciary Committee hearing since the release of a 300-page report by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee alleging "serious misconduct" by President Donald Trump. Four legal experts were testifying as part of the impeachment inquiry.
More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged cover-up to protect him.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that multiple CPD employees were under investigation for allegedly trying to protect Johnson by covering up the circumstances surrounding the incident in which he was found asleep at the wheel of his SUV in the early morning hours of Oct. 17.
The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. Pope Francis has accepted Bishop Richard Malone's resignation and named the bishop of Albany, New York, to run the Buffalo diocese temporarily until a permanent replacement is found.
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For months, asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing claims at U.S. border crossings under a much-criticized Trump administration policy. Now some are sprinting down vehicle lanes or renting cars to try to make it inside the U.S.
Officials say the migrants’ efforts are causing traffic delays at Arizona crossings, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials barricading car lanes for legal entries to the U.S. from Mexico. Drivers waited up to five hours over the Thanksgiving weekend.
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Elon Musk has owned up to insulting a British spelunker in a rash tweet, but wouldn't concede on the witness stand that he called the man a pedophile.
The Tesla CEO returns to the witness stand Wednesday after spending several hours at his defamation trial trying to dance around the meaning of the "pedo guy" tweet he aimed at Vernon Unsworth, a cave diver who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year.
Musk said the insult meant only "creepy old man" and did not literally mean he was calling Unsworth a pedophile.
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China has responded with swift condemnation after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting its mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities. The legislation condemns the detention of an estimated 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and others in China's far west Xinjiang region. Chinese government departments published a slew of strongly-worded rebukes to the bill, calling it another example of U.S. interference into China's internal affairs.
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President Donald Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate, a House report released Tuesday concluded in findings that form the basis for possible impeachment.
The 300-page report from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee does not render a judgment on whether Trump's actions stemming from a July 25 phone call with Ukraine rise to the level of "high crimes and misdemeanors" warranting impeachment. That is for Congress to decide. But it details "significant misconduct" by the president that the House Judiciary Committee will begin to assess Wednesday.
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A woman got an early Christmas miracle after she left her purse on a busy subway train in Manhattan, but was later reunited with it — thanks to some help from social media.
Ashley Patrick had just gotten off a southbound Q train at Herald Square on Monday when she realized her purse — which held her wallet, cash, credit cards and new winter gloves for her son — was still on board.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Sundar Pichai, who has been leading Google as CEO for more than four years, will stay in his role and also become CEO of Alphabet. Page was Alphabet’s CEO, while Brin was its president. Both have been noticeably absent from Google events in the past year. Both founders promised they plan to stay involved as board members. The pair hold more than 50% voting shares of Alphabet.