Free labor from college athletes may soon come to an end

Texas guard Ariel Atkins, left, defends against Tennessee guard Jaime Nared in an NCAA college basketball game on Dec. 10, 2017, in Knoxville, Tennessee. | AP A new law in California changes everything. California is shaking up the big business of college sports. Earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would let college athletes make money from endorsement deals for the first time. Right now, they’re the only ones involved in the…

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A brief history of the British tabloids and the Royal Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle filed claims against the publisher of the Daily Mail on October 1. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images The couple filed claims against the publisher of the Daily Mail on October 1. The British tabloids spare no one — not even the royal family — from scrutiny into their private lives. The industry’s ethically questionable practices have come under fire before, but the “red top” press — the nickname derived from the…

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Facebook’s commitment to privacy is about to be tested

Mark Zuckerberg believes the future of Facebook is private. | AMY OSBORNE/AFP/Getty Images Facebook versus the feds. Again. Mark Zuckerberg says he’s convinced that the future of Facebook is private. He now has the first test of that conviction. The Justice Department is preparing to ask Facebook to slow down its plan to encrypt its messaging services across its platforms, setting up a possible standoff between Facebook and the federal government. Facebook has made this…

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Irony is dead: The Trump sons are doing everything possible to make corruption a major 2020 issue

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump at a UFC event in Newark in August 2019. | Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump really should sit this Hunter Biden thing out. A central tenet of Trumpism is never to pass up an opportunity to attack your political foes, but if there’s one situation the president’s children really should stay out of it’s the one unfurling over Joe Biden’s son’s…

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Trump says he wants Ukraine, China to investigate Bidens as ex-U.S. envoy testifies

President Donald Trump again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election, publicly calling on China as well as Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden — similar to a request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress, which is now proceeding with a deposition of a former administration official. Powered by WPeMatico

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