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From fat-shamed to billionaire

CEO champions diversity after being told she wasn’t the right weight.  (iStock) Jamie Kern Lima, co-founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics, has a long list of accomplishments – starting her own business, selling her company to L’Oreal for $1.2 billion in 2016 and being honored at the annual Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Achiever Awards are just some. But Lima’s success ...

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Where militaries window shop

Tanks, fighter jets, drones, armored fighting vehicles, laser weapons, bomb defusing robots – and even submarines. These are just a few of the latest military and security innovations from around the world on offer at the Defence and Security Equipment International Show (DSEI) in the U.K. this week. DSEI runs from Sept. 10 through Sept 15 at the Excel Center ...

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Star Wars: Should we care?

Star Wars is a guaranteed money-making film franchise for Disney. Like an enormous Star Destroyer looming over every other film or franchise it’s up against on any opening day, it’s as close to a sure thing you can get in entertainment investments. The question here, however – with Disney, and more specifically with Kathleen Kennedy’s steering and the evolving face ...

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University of Virginia to remove Confederate plaques, ban open flames – Which Confederate statues were removed? A running list

The University of Virginia is removing Confederate plaques from its Rotunda, strengthening its ban on open flames and giving funds from an old KKK pledge to the Charlottesville violence victims as it grapples with the Aug. 11 white nationalist rally on its campus. The school’s student council signed on to a list of demands from a diverse group of students ...

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Fort Bragg soldiers charged in deadly NC parking lot shooting

Mug shots for (l. to r.) Ferris Brown, Javier Rashad Johnson and Daivon Tahjai Chambers.  (Fayetteville Police Department) Two Fort Bragg soldiers and a third man have been arrested and charged with murdering two men they allegedly were trying to rob in a North Carolina restaurant parking lot. Fayetteville Police Department announced Satureday the arrests of 20-year-old Ferris Brown, 19-year-old ...

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British Airways flight held at Paris airport over security threat – VIDEO: Threat prompts plane evacuation in Paris

A British Airways plane was held at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris Sunday morning after a “direct security threat” sparked an evacuation — ultimately leading to a false alarm.  Dozens of armed officers and firefighters surrounded the plane headed to London’s Heathrow Airport Sunday after they received a “security alert,” a spokesman for France’s national gendarme service said. James ...

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Another Obama, Clinton donor joins Mueller's legal team investigating Trump campaign

The newest lawyer to join Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign team collusion with Russia gained notoriety for her conduct in defending former President Obama’s immigration orders, Politico reported Saturday. Besides her work for Obama, Kyle Freeny, now the 16th member of Mueller’s legal team, Federal Election Commission records show she donated in each of the past ...

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California lawmakers approve 'sanctuary state' bill

Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed “sanctuary state” legislation even as President Trump and his administration have vowed to crack down on jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents. The bill approved early Saturday limits police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and is intended to bolster protections for illegal immigrants in the state. But the acting director of ...

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