Kickstarter accused of union-busting after firing workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kickstarter denies firing the employees for their union activity Kickstarter has been accused of “union-busting” after firing three employees. Taylor Moore, the company’s head of comedy and podcasts, tweeted that he and another employee were fired on Thursday, while tech and design lead Clarissa Redwine was fired last week….

Assisted dying campaign video accused of ‘scaremongering’

Image copyright Getty Images A campaign group’s video of a patient dying in agony in a hospice has provoked outrage from doctors and nurses, who say it is ‘”scaremongering” and “sensationalist”. Dignity in Dying, which produced the film, said it was “a realistic portrayal” of the deaths of a minority of people in the UK….

NFL star Antonio Brown accused of rape by personal trainer

Image copyright Getty Images American football star Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by his former personal trainer. Britney Taylor, who decided to forgo her right to anonymity, said Mr Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a civil lawsuit she filed. He has denied the allegations. Mr Brown’s new team, the…

Antonio Brown accused of rape in civil lawsuit

Antonio Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. In the civil lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by ESPN, Brown’s former trainer, Britney Taylor, accuses the newly signed New England Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate…

Student with stoma accused by Wetherspoons staff of taking drugs

Image copyright Amber Davies Image caption Amber Davies and her boyfriend were confronted by door staff A student who was accused of taking drugs while using a disabled toilet at a Wetherspoons pub is calling for better awareness of invisible disabilities. Amber Davies, 21, from Builth Wells, has a stoma after being diagnosed with ulcerative…

Billionaire Bitcoin Skeptic Ray Dalio Accused of Ruining Burning Man – CCN Markets

Billionaire bitcoin skeptic Ray Dalio was trolled on Twitter after gushing how much he enjoyed this year’s Burning Man festival. | Source: (i) Reuters/ Brian Snyder (ii) Ray Dalio Twitter Account; Edited by CCN Ray Dalio, a billionaire investing guru and noted bitcoin skeptic, was teased for “ruining” Burning Man. Dalio is the founder of…

Qandeel Baloch: Parents fail to free brothers accused of killing sister

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Qandeel Baloch was killed in July 2016 The parents of a Pakistani social media star allegedly murdered by her brothers have lost their bid to free their sons. Qandeel Baloch’s parents told the court they forgave Waseem and Aslam Shaheen, who are on trial for the apparent honour killing….

Ex-Texans star Williams accused of trespassing

KATY, Texas — Former Texans star Mario Williams has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of trespassing at a woman’s Houston-area home. Harris County court records show Williams was arrested Tuesday and freed on $100 bond. Online records don’t list an attorney for Williams, the No. 1 draft pick in 2006 who spent…

Government accused of prolonging UK housing crisis

Image copyright Sam Mellish The government has been accused of prolonging the national housing crisis by failing to sell enough land for affordable and social housing. The Public Accounts Committee said the UK would miss its 2020 target of public land sales “by a wide margin”. It said the government “has wasted a once-in-a-generation opportunity…