U.S. Virgin Islands News: St. Thomas Man, Teron Stevens Indicted for Disaster Fraud and Wire Fraud Stemming From Theft of FEMA Relief Money

St. Thomas, USVI – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that Teron Stevens, 27, of St. Thomas, was indicted on Friday, June 8, 2018, by a federal grand jury charging him with one count of Disaster Fraud and one count of Wire Fraud, in relation to … Continue reading U.S. Virgin Islands News: St. Thomas Man, Teron Stevens Indicted for Disaster Fraud and Wire Fraud Stemming From Theft of FEMA Relief Money

TRENTON, N.J. | Trooper accused of harassing female drivers forfeits job

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state police trooper accused of repeatedly pulling over women to ask them out on dates has agreed to forfeit his job as part of a plea deal to resolve the allegations. Prosecutors say also as part of the deal Eric Richardson pleaded guilty Monday to illegally using an … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | Trooper accused of harassing female drivers forfeits job

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother when she scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak last week, breaking … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women

NEW YORK  | New York Stock Exchange names first female leader

NEW YORK  — The New York Stock Exchange has named its first female leader in the history of the 226-year-old exchange. The parent company of the NYSE, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., told The Wall Street Journal Monday night that Stacey Cunningham will become the 67th president. She’s currently NYSE’s chief operating officer. Cunningham will start her … Continue reading NEW YORK  | New York Stock Exchange names first female leader

WASHINGTON | Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA’s 1st female director

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA’s first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques after 9/11. The 33-year … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA’s 1st female director

LAS VEGAS  | Wynn Resorts female directors address policies after scandal

LAS VEGAS — The four female directors of casino operator Wynn Resorts said at a forum Monday they are committed to helping the company move onto a new chapter following the sexual misconduct scandal that engulfed its founder earlier this year. The directors, three of whom have held their posts for less than a month, … Continue reading LAS VEGAS  | Wynn Resorts female directors address policies after scandal

France | Cannes: Chastain’s female-led spy film sells to Universal

CANNES, France — In one of the biggest sales of the Cannes Film Festival, Universal Pictures has acquired the female-led spy thriller “355,” which Jessica Chastain has promoted as an antidote to male-centered action films. Universal on Saturday closed the sale of the highly touted project. Earlier this week, Chastain and co-stars Penelope Cruz, Marion … Continue reading France | Cannes: Chastain’s female-led spy film sells to Universal

CANNES, France | Cannes: Chastain, Nyong’o, Cruz promote female-led spy film

CANNES, France— At last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain noticed the paucity of female-led action films at the movie marketplace. This year, she brought a corrective. Chastain and her co-stars on Thursday promoted plans for “355,” a James Bond-like spy thriller led by female stars. Along with Chastain, the film is to star Marion … Continue reading CANNES, France | Cannes: Chastain, Nyong’o, Cruz promote female-led spy film