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‘The Notebook’ author Nicholas Sparks apologized for emails that banned LGBTQ clubs at his private prep school

Novelist Nicholas Sparks has responded to reports that he tried to stop an LGBTQ student organization from forming at the private prep school he co-founded.
U.S. Secret Service agents walk on the tarmac before the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush on Marine One in Waco, Texas, August 7, 2002.

A Secret Service agent is suing US Park Police officers, saying they targeted and detained him because he’s black

Nathaniel Hicks, who is now retired, said one of the officers approached him with his gun drawn, as Hicks was waiting for a top official's motorcade.

More than half of baby-boomer job seekers say they’ve faced age discrimination, and it’s costing them work

53% of baby boomers say they have experienced age discrimination by their employers, according to a new study by iHire.

Taylor Swift calls on followers to support the Equality Act with powerful #LetterToMySenator

She also shared a petition saying, "Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change.
FBI recruits practice defensive tactics in the academy gym, pulling their handguns and yelling "FBI, Don't Move!" Over 18 weeks, they will undergo 78 hours of training in defensive tactics and arrest techniques, including handcuffing, martial arts, street fighting, kicks, searching and weapon retention.

16 women are suing over a ‘Good Old Boy Network’ at the FBI’s Quantico that they say fueled sexual harassment and gender discriminat...

A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the agency continues to foster a "Good Old Boy Network," and held women to higher standards than men.
Louise Aubery.

A French Instagrammer says she was uninvited from a press trip because she posted a picture with a ‘curvy’ friend in lingerie

Other influencers supported Louise Aubery by boycotting the trip, and she has since launched a campaign to challenge the "prevailing cowardice" in France.
Why activists think ageism is a bigger barrier to work for seniors than a skills gap.

3 million older Americans can’t find high-paying jobs, and it has nothing to do with skills. Here’s the one barrier they face that no one&...

Older workers are struggling to get high-paying jobs. Though job reskilling could be a solution, activists say ageism is the biggest barrier to entry.
Microsoft CFO Amy Hood

Some people inside Microsoft are openly proclaiming that women’s thoughts aren’t as suited to engineering as men’s

This debate has already reached the top of the company, even as Microsoft has been successfully defending itself against a lawsuit by a group of women.
Clips of the rant inside an AT&T in Friendstown, Texas, on Tuesday.

A man in Texas was arrested after he was filmed calling an AT&T employee a ‘f—ing Arab’ and saying he had been ‘killing h...

Joey Christian was charged in Friendswood, Texas, on Tuesday with public intoxication and disorderly conduct related to using abusive language.
Andrews Elementary School in Austin, Texas.

An elementary school principal has been accused of bullying undocumented students and making the school’s slogan MAGA themed

Parents at Andrews Elementary School in Austin, Texas, claimed that Gabbie Soto banned undocumented parents and children from attending a field trip.