• Executive director Oct 10, 2019

    Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

    An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Bono of the rock band U2 “committed to raise at least a further $100 million...

  • France Aug 31, 2019

    Knife Attack Kills 1, Injures 9 Near Lyon; Suspect Detained

    Police detained an Afghan man seeking asylum in France after one person was fatally stabbed and nine others injured Saturday outside a subway station near the city of Lyon, authorities said. The reason for the attack was unclear. The assailant was a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France and was awaiting a response, according to a...

  • Canada Jul 31, 2019

    FIFA Expands Women's World Cup From 24 Teams to 32 for 2023

    FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by Oct. 4:...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    US Women's Team Boldly Embraces Off-the-Field Activist Role

    Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay and treatment vis-a-vis the men’s...

  • Massachusetts Jul 8, 2019

    Samantha Mewis, Hanson's Hometown Hero, Hailed After Women's World Cup Win: ‘Doing What It Took'

    A Massachusetts town is celebrating one of their own, who helped the U.S. Women’s national soccer team make history Sunday with their first back-to-back World Cup titles — a fourth overall for the team. Midfielder Samantha Mewis grew up in Hanson and was a star player for Whitman-Hanson High School. After helping her team defeat the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon,...

  • Massachusetts Jul 8, 2019

    Samantha Mewis, Hanson's Hometown Hero, Hailed After Women's World Cup Win: ‘Doing What It Took'

    A Massachusetts town is celebrating one of their own, who helped the U.S. Women’s national soccer team make history Sunday with their first back-to-back World Cup titles — a fourth overall for the team. Midfielder Samantha Mewis grew up in Hanson and was a star player for Whitman-Hanson High School. After helping her team defeat the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon,...

  • Massachusetts Jul 8, 2019

    World Cup Champion Celebrated in Hanson

    A Massachusetts town is celebrating one of their own after she helped the U.S. Women’s national soccer team with their first back-to-back World Cup titles on Sunday.

  • Instagram Jul 7, 2019

    Morgan Says Tea-Sipping Celebration Was Nod to Sophie Turner

    Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn’t a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. “My celebration was actually more ‘that’s the tea,’ which is telling a story, spreading news,”...

  • United States Jul 7, 2019

    Women's Soccer Enters New Era With Huge World Cup Audiences

    No longer a sideshow, women’s soccer has stepped into the spotlight. The sport will hope to further establish its growing appeal on Sunday as millions prepare to watch the reigning world champions, the United States, take on the reigning European champions, the Netherlands, in the World Cup final. This World Cup has been widely popular with fans and nonfans alike,...

  • social media Jul 7, 2019

    Morgan Says Tea-Sipping Celebration Was Nod to Sophie Turner

    Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn’t a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. “My celebration was actually more ‘that’s the tea,’ which is telling a story, spreading news,”...

  • United States Jul 7, 2019

    Women's Soccer Enters New Era With Huge World Cup Audiences

    No longer a sideshow, women’s soccer has stepped into the spotlight. The sport will hope to further establish its growing appeal on Sunday as millions prepare to watch the reigning world champions, the United States, take on the reigning European champions, the Netherlands, in the World Cup final. This World Cup has been widely popular with fans and nonfans alike,...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Dutch Beat Swedes to Set Up Women's World Cup Final With US

    The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night. A slick passing sequence ended in the 99th minute with Groenen driving a shot from outside the penalty area past goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.

  • Massachusetts Jul 3, 2019

    1 Teen Killed, 1 Injured in Worcester Shootings

    An 18-year-old male has died after being injured in a shooting in Worcester on Tuesday night. The teen was rushed to a local hospital after a 10:25 p.m shooting in a residential neighborhood on Gage Street, according to police.

  • Massachusetts Jul 3, 2019

    1 Killed, Another Injured in 2 Worcester Shootings

    An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were shot in two separate incidents just moments after the city wrapped up its Fourth of July event.

  • United Kingdom Jun 29, 2019

    Dutch Beat Italy 2-0 to Make 1st Women's World Cup Semifinal

    Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt headed in free kicks to send the Netherlands into its first Women’s World Cup semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Italy on Saturday. In the sweltering heat of the northeast French city of Valenciennes, the set-piece specialists of the tournament made the most of Sherida Spitse’s deliveries to secure victory for the European...

  • Germany Jun 29, 2019

    Surprising Sweden Ousts Germany at the Women's World Cup

    Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory Saturday night at the Women’s World Cup. The second-ranked Germans, who won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, were the presumptive favorites on their side of the bracket. Instead, they’ll head home. Ninth-ranked Sweden goes on to...

  • Germany Jun 29, 2019

    Dutch Beat Italy 2-0 to Make 1st Women's World Cup Semifinal

    Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt headed in free kicks to send the Netherlands into its first Women’s World Cup semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Italy on Saturday. In the sweltering heat of the northeast French city of Valenciennes, the set-piece specialists of the tournament made the most of Sherida Spitse’s deliveries to secure victory for the European...

  • Germany Jun 29, 2019

    Surprising Sweden Ousts Germany at the Women's World Cup

    Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory Saturday night at the Women’s World Cup. The second-ranked Germans, who won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, were the presumptive favorites on their side of the bracket. Instead, they’ll head home. Ninth-ranked Sweden goes on to...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Rapinoe Scores Twice as U.S. Women Beat France, 2-1, to Advance to World Cup Semifinals

    Controversy didn’t drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did. Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory. Two days earlier, Rapinoe had been called out on social media by President Donald Trump after...

  • counsel Jun 22, 2019

    US Soccer, Women's Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

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