Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case
Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it.
GM charges up new unit to sell electric delivery vans, gear
This photo provided by General Motors shows EP1 electric pallet. General Motors is forming a new business unit to tap the market for delivery vehicles and equipment powered by electricity. Then GM will roll out a clean electric delivery van. Showing Wall Street’s fascination with electric vehicles, GM shares rose to their highest intraday price since the company left bankruptcy protection in 2010. GM has pledged to roll out 30 new electric vehicles globally and spend $27 billion developing them by 2025.
Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens
Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago, Silkroad said Tuesday. The 43-year-old North Carolina native is the first woman and first multiracial artist to lead Silkroad. In addition to her enormous musical talent, she fosters an immense social consciousness and creates unity through her art," said Kathy Fletcher, Silkroad's executive director. Silkroad has recorded seven albums, including Sing Me Home, which won a Grammy in 2016 for best world music.