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HOUSTON | Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS

HOUSTON— Jose Altuve was denied a potential two-run homer for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series when umpires ruled at least one fan interfered with Mookie Betts’ attempt at a leaping catch above the right-field wall Wednesday night. Crew chief Joe West, working the right-field line at Minute Maid Park, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS

NEW YORK | Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding

NEW YORK— Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women’s Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups, chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, are focused on marginalized and underserved communities, including immigrant communities and communities of color as well as LGBTQ people, the foundation … Continue reading NEW YORK | Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding

LONDON | Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON — The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. Prime Minister Theresa May says revealing the figures might “uncover some uncomfortable truths.” She says “too often ethnic minority employees feel they’re hitting a brick … Continue reading LONDON | Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

RPI replaced with new evaluation tool for NCAA Tournament

The NCAA is ditching the RPI for its own evaluation tool to select teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the 2018-19 season by the … Continue reading RPI replaced with new evaluation tool for NCAA Tournament