U.N. Security Council slaps North Korea with strong sanctions
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday imposed sharply increased economic sanctions on North Korea worth one-third of its annual $3 billion exports, an effort to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile program. China, which holds enormous financial leverage against North Korea, joined other members of the council in the 15-0 vote. The sanctions ban a variety of exports and prohibit countries from increasing the number of North Koreans working abroad, among other penalties. Nikki Haley, the United States' ambassador to the U.N., said the vote "put the North Korean dictator on notice" and represented a "strong, united step holding North Korea accountable for its behavior."
Fox News host suspended after lewd texts allegations
Fox News suspended host Eric Bolling on Saturday, one day after a report accused him of sending an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to at least three female co-workers years ago via text message. Citing 14 sources, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity, The Huffington Post reported Friday that two female colleagues at Fox Business and one at Fox News received the lewd message from Bolling. The channel taped one of Bolling's shows, Cashin In' on Friday morning, but the episode was pulled once the allegations surfaced. The allegations against Bolling are the latest in a wave of sexual harassment charges at Fox News following the highly publicized departures of former news host Bill O'Reilly and ex-CEO Roger Ailes.
Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto goes viral
A document written by an unnamed senior software engineer at Google generated anger within the company and in Silicon Valley by suggesting the company encourage "ideological" rather than gender diversity. In the document, the male author writes that women make up less than half of the company's tech and leadership positions not because of sexism but because of differences in preferences and abilities. He also writes that the company's focus on diversity tends to alienate conservatives. Women, he writes, tend to be more interested in people rather than things — "empathizing vs. systemizing" — and have greater "neuroticism" than men.
Search called off for 3 missing Marines who crashed off Australia
The search for three Marines missing after a "mishap" Saturday near the east coast of Australia was called off Sunday. The transition from a search-and-rescue to a recovery effort took place at 3 a.m. local time, military officials said. The three were among 26 personnel aboard an MV-22B Osprey aircraft taking part in a U.S.-Australia training exercise in Shoalwater Bay. The Osprey tilt rotor aircraft, which can take off and land vertically but fly like an airplane, has been involved in a series of high-profile crashes in recent years.
Usain Bolt upset in final individual race
Usain Bolt's final individual race on the global stage ended in shock and disappointment. In the 100-meter final Saturday at the IAAF world track and field championships, Bolt finished third after his usual slow start. Bolt was behind at the halfway point but, for the first time in a championship since 2008, was unable to overtake the field. American Justin Gatlin, who bowed to his fellow runner after the race, won in a close finish.