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January 11, 2019 7:38 PM The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules. The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers to opt out of providing 8

January 11, 2019 4:29 PM Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

Alqunun was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. She barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under 10

January 11, 2019 3:22 PM Muslim family: Hospital guard said they looked ‘scary’

FAIRFAX, Va. - A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked “scary” and threatened to kick them out when they went to visit a newborn relative in December. The newborn’s aunt, Arwa Zahr, tells WRC-TV that a security guard confronted the family at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s birthing centre, and told them they weren’t allowed 8

January 10, 2019 10:30 PM R. Kelly’s streams increase after docu-series alleges abuse

LOS ANGELES - Nielsen Music says streaming numbers for R. Kelly have nearly doubled after a recent documentary accused the R&B singer of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. The Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” detailed abuse allegations against R. Kelly in six episodes, but the singer’s streaming numbers grew significantly 10

January 10, 2019 3:50 PM Canada's Milos Raonic to face home-nation Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open

On the women’s side, Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., is scheduled to play wild-card Shuai Peng of China. Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga won her second-round qualifying match Thursday — 6-2, 6-2 over Valentini Grammatikopoulou. Andreescu, who reached the final of the ASB Classic in New Zealand last weekend, began the week ranked No. 107 and needs 9

January 8, 2019 10:36 PM Sarah Thomas first female ref in NFL playoff history

Back in 2017, Thomas was an alternate for the Atlanta Falcons-Los Angeles Rams’ wild-card game but never took the field. She’s spent the last two seasons as a down judge, after starting out as a line judge. Thomas is in her fourth season as an NFL official. And in another move for equality, Terri Valentini, the NFL’s first female instant replay official 10

January 8, 2019 2:23 PM Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman seeking asylum

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at its Geneva headquarters, Babar Baloch, said Tuesday it’s premature to say what will happen next, but that it could take several days for the agency to look into Alqunun’s claims. He said it “too early to tell” if she will be granted asylum or refugee status. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under 11

January 7, 2019 6:24 PM Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleads guilty to murder

KALAMAZOO, MICH. — A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial. Jason Dalton’s surprise move came more than three years after shootings, which occurred over the course a few hours in and around Kalamazoo. Dalton 8

January 7, 2019 4:05 PM Canada’s Andreescu rockets up 45 positions after reaching Auckland final

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu jumped 45 positions to a career-high No. 107 in the world rankings Monday after her surprising run to the final at the ASB Classic. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., stunned former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and American Venus Williams en route to her first appearance in a WTA Tour final on Sunday in Auckland 9

January 5, 2019 10:00 PM Mikaela Shiffrin wins her seventh World Cup slalom in a row

She was challenged by a furious final run by Vlhova, who posted the fastest second-run time on a course set by her coach, Livio Magoni. The Slovakian is the only skier beside Shiffrin to have won a women’s World Cup slalom since the start of last season. Carrying a lead of 1.34 over Vlhova from the opening run, Shiffrin started fast in her final run but briefly 13