Just under 40% of U.S. high school students surveyed last year reported ever having had sexual intercourse, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of risk behaviors among young people. That represents the lowest rate since the agency began conducting the survey in 1991, as well a significant long-term decrease since then, from 54.1% to 39.5% in 2017. (The 2017 figures represent just a slight decrease from the last survey's findings of 41.2%, in 2015.)
For the second straight year, a small group of transgender athletes dominated their respective events at the girls track and field state championships in Connecticut. Apparently, the second time through the ringer for some fellow competitors was too much, with parents of those athletes now stepping forward to try to ban those transgender athletes from competing as females.
Harvey Weinstein plans to turn himself in to New York City law enforcement on Friday morning, The New York Times reported Thursday citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, along with other news outlets. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has been conducting a criminal probe into accusations against the disgraced former Hollywood producer.
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling with the court's conservatives in the majority, endorsed the legality of the growing practice by companies to compel workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving their right to bring class-action claims on various disputes, primarily over wages and hours. read more