Google removes links to California news sites for some users

[ad_1] SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people’s search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google announced the move in a blog post on Friday, calling … Read more

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

[ad_1] SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people’s search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google announced the move in a blog post on Friday, calling … Read more

Several writers decline recognition from PEN America in protest over its Israel-Hamas war stance

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Several authors have turned down awards and awards nominations from PEN America, citing unhappiness with the literary and free expression organization’s stance on the war in Gaza. This week, PEN announced its long lists in categories ranging from the $75,000 Jean Stein Award for best book to the $10,000 PEN/Hemingway award … Read more

Book Review: Jen Silverman’s gripping second novel explores the long afterlife of political violence

[ad_1] Earlier this year a former member of the far-left Baader-Meinhof gang who spent decades in hiding was arrested by German police in connection with a string of crimes. It was just another example of the long afterlife of the anti-war movement of the late 1960s, which Jen Silverman explores in a brilliant, beautifully written … Read more

South Korea’s president meets leader of doctors’ strike as he seeks to end their walkouts

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met the leader of a strike by thousands of junior doctors on Thursday and said that the government is open to talks about its contentious push to sharply increase medical school admissions. The meeting was the first of its … Read more

Idaho lawmakers pass bills targeting LGBTQ+ citizens. Protesters toss paper hearts in protest

[ad_1] BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers have passed a series of bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents this year, including two this week that prevent public employees from being required to use someone’s preferred pronouns and redefine gender as being synonymous with sex. On Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill allowing people to sue schools and libraries … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon vows not to back down in the face of doctors’ strike over medical school plan

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president vowed Monday not to back down in the face of vehement protests by doctors seeking to derail his plan to drastically increase medical school admissions, as he called their walkouts “an illegal collective action” that poses “a grave threat to our society.” About 12,000 medical interns and … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon vows not to back down in the face of doctors’ strike over medical school plan

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president vowed Monday not to back down in the face of vehement protests by doctors seeking to derail his plan to drastically increase medical school admissions, as he called their walkouts “an illegal collective action” that poses “a grave threat to our society.” About 12,000 medical interns and … Read more

NBC says it will cut ties with former RNC head Ronna McDaniel after days of employee objections

[ad_1] FILE – Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel speaks before a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NBC News, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami. Former NBC News “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd criticized his network Sunday, March 24, 2024, for hiring … Read more

UK farmers in tractors head to Parliament to protest rules they say threaten livelihoods

[ad_1] LONDON — Farmers drove dozens of tractors in a slow-motion convoy towards Britain’s Parliament on Monday to protest post- Brexit rules and trade deals that they say are endangering livelihoods and food security. Supporters of the campaign groups Save British Farming and Fairness for Farmers of Kent rolled from southeast England and through southern … Read more