Women to sue Qatar for gynecological airport searches, a case highlighting rights concerns ahead of 2022 World Cup
The women said they were strip-searched as part of an investigation into whether they had recently given birth after a newborn was found in an airport trashcan. Sex and childbirth outside of marriage is illegal in Qatar.washingtonpost.com
UN holds emergency session on Somalia's political crisis
The U_N_ Security Council has held emergency consultations on Somalia’s worsening political crisis, which could threaten long-delayed national elections and further destabilize the east Africa region Britain’s U_N_ Ambassador Barbara Woodward, who called for Friday’s closed briefing by U_N_ special envoy James Swan, expressed serious concern about “the rising tensions between the prime minister and the president.”washingtonpost.com
Sex workers fear OnlyFans decision to ban explicit content will push them further into the shadows
“It’s the fact that we feel like we find a platform that welcomes or tolerates us and then once that platforms gets the engagement from us, now they want more money," Rhee said shortly after the announcement. “Not only do they want more money but they want more corporate money. Corporate money means it has to be more puritan.”washingtonpost.com
Former Lake County official charged with drug possession in Wisconsin
Boney stated “the marijuana appeared to be fresh and not old based on the fact that it was moist and would not crumble when it was squeezed,” according to court records. The sandwich bags “appeared to be new” and both scales “worked as their batteries still had a charge,” according to records.chicagotribune.com
8-year-old girl jumps out of window to escape apartment fire, 2 younger brothers rescued, Chicago fire officials say
District Chief Frank Velez, another Fire Department spokesman, said jumping three stories onto a mattress isn’t necessarily a good course of action in every situation, but he was grateful it worked in this case. He said the girl likely was safe when she jumped because of her small size and the tactic may not have worked as well for adults or bigger children or teens.chicagotribune.com
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies of pancreatic cancer at age 62
Airbnb founder and CEO Brian Chesky, who might have been considered a rival in the competitive hospitality industry, said Sorenson had always been helpful to him. Sorenson and Chesky spent time hosting each others’ leadership teams, Chesky said, and the two CEOs supported each other during the pandemic.chicagotribune.com
Pianist Igor Levit on the power of music during the coronavirus
Pianist Igor Levit on the power of music during the coronavirus "The fact that there was music, no matter how it sounded… the fact that there was some kind of togetherness… was enough for people to feel better. It was enough for me to feel better," says Igor Levit about livestreaming home concerts in the pandemic.cbsnews.com
Trust Index: We’re fact checking the presidential debates live
With the election less than 40 days away, ClickOnDetroit and Local 4 will be factchecking the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates -- live. Vice President Joe Biden and the conventions of both parties. The first is Sept. 29 where President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate in Cleveland, Ohio. What do you want fact-checked from presidential debate? During the debates Grant will factcheck the debates on Twitter which will also be live streamed on ClickOnDetroit.
Trust Index: Fact checking the Sept. 29 presidential debate
The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29. Tuesday’s debate will be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Here at ClickOnDetroit, the Trust Index team will be watching and fact checking statements made by the candidates. Reporter Grant Hermes will be your source for fact checking throughout the debate, and in the next presidential debates (Oct. 15 and Oct. 22). More: Trust Index -- fact checking and fighting misinformation
Fact-check: Photo of Joe Biden at Detroit Athletic Club is from March
A photo circulating social media shows claims to show Joe Biden and other local officials at an event at the Detroit Athletic Club not wearing masks. The post started circulating after Dennis Archer Jr. posted a photo following Joe Biden’s visit to Michigan last week. The posts circulating social media pointed to the fact that Biden wasn’t wearing a mask at this event. The Detroit Athletic Club also debunked the photo, releasing a statement on their Facebook page:“There is a post and photo circulating showing an event at the DAC. The claim that Joe Biden was at the Detroit Athletic Club last week at an event without masks is false.
Twitter adds 'glorifying violence' warning to Trump tweet
WASHINGTON Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald J. Trump's tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform's rules about glorifying violence.Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has been at war with the company since earlier this week, when it applied fact checks to two of his tweets about mail-in ballots. Trump added at the end of his tweet, Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.Twitter did not remove the tweet, saying it had determined it might be in the public interest to have it remain accessible. It does that only for tweets by elected and government officials. A user looking at Trump's timeline would have to click to see the original tweet. On Thursday, Trump targeted Twitter and other social media companies by signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for online free speech.