Simone Biles' spotlight appears to be getting even brighter with a range of political figures and entertainers proclaiming how much of an inspiration she as the first American gymnast to receive four gold medals.
After the 19-year-old Team USA gymnast racked up four gold medals and a bronze at the Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, people like Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took to social media to honor her.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently agreed to join a lawsuit against the Obama Administration over campus sexual assault case standards, arguing that they violate student rights to due process.
The Christian school filed the suit Monday, becoming the first and thus far only higher education institution to challenge a 2011 mandate from the federal government regarding campus sexual assault cases.
In a statement released Monday, Oklahoma Wesleyan President Dr. Everett Piper declared that "OKWU will always defend our students' constitutional rights." more >>
When it comes to her family, actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure keeps things fairly private. But in a social media post earlier this week, the "Fuller House" star shared the family's celebration of her daughter Natasha's 18th birthday.
In a message posted to Instagram Tuesday, Bure allowed followers to join in on the birthday celebration with the message: "My little pumpkin turned 18 today!! Happy birthday @natashabure."
Bure also included a picture of her daughter when she was a toddler. "I wish you could stay this little forever, but you'll always be my baby girl." more >>
Chain store giant Target is responding to the ongoing boycott against its stores over its transgender bathroom policy, which allows customers who are men based on their birth sex to use women's bathrooms and dressing rooms, by announcing it will install single-toilet bathrooms.
CNNMoney reported on Wednesday that the company is planning to spend $20 million to expand its bathroom options at all of its U.S. stores, aimed at providing customers the option to use single-toilet bathrooms away from public facilities.
Target CFO Cathy Smith admitted on Wednesday that the company "has heard objections" to its transgender bathroom policy, but also insisted other customers had voiced support. In response, the retail giant said that the planned single-toilet bathrooms will be offered to any costumers who need privacy, including parents with small children. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Olympian Allyson Felix who became the all-time most decorated U.S. woman in Olympic track and field history during the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, after she won her seventh Olympic medal in the women's 400-meter final.
"Taking a silver in the 400 meter, Allyson Felix has just become the most decorated U.S. women's track and field athlete in history!" Graham wrote on Facebook. "She makes no secret of her Christian faith on social media. Before yesterday's big event, Allyson posted, 'I praise God for it all.' She has also said, 'I came to know Jesus Christ at a very young age. … Faith leads my life. That's definitely the reason that I run.'"
In a photo finish of the 400-m race Monday night, fellow Olympian Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dove across the line, edging Felix for the gold by .07 seconds. more >>
Austrian police in Vienna have arrested nine Iraqi asylum seekers and refugees over the alleged gang-rape of a 28-year-old German woman that happened on New Year's Day, reports have said.
A police spokesman said that the nine men are between the ages of 21 to 47, and all have either applied for or been granted asylum in Austria.
The men deny the alleged crime, Reuters reported, in which they are accused of gang-raping a German woman who was visiting a friend in Vienna in the apartment where two of the suspects were staying. more >>