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Southwest Airlines Posts New Support Animal Restrictions

Southwest Airlines Posts New Support Animal Restrictions

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is tightening its policies regarding support animals on flights, with the changes scheduled to take effect on Sept. 17. In the most notable change, psychiatric-service animals, which are trained to help... 
Romania Erupts In Violence During Corruption Protests

Romania Erupts In Violence During Corruption Protests

Hundreds of people were injured in Romania after anti-corruption protests turned violent. An estimated 100,000 people had joined the protest at Piata Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, while tens of thousands more protested... 
NCAA Announces New Rule Changes

NCAA Announces New Rule Changes

Significant changes are coming to college basketball as the NCAA has approved rewrites to a number of the rules governing college athletics. Most of the changes come from recommendations made by the Commission on College Basketball,... 
Scientists Detect Mysterious Space Signal

Scientists Detect Mysterious Space Signal

A new radio telescope in Canada has picked up a mysterious new radio signal believed to have come from deep space. A radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) discovered a transient radio pulse... 
TSA Screening At Small Airports May End

TSA Screening At Small Airports May End

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considering ending screening of passengers at about 150 smaller airports across the country. Those airports serve planes with 60 seats or fewer and see about 10,000 passengers per... 
Facebook Unveils New Time Management Features

Facebook Unveils New Time Management Features

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has created several new features for the Facebook and Instagram apps that will help users manage and limit the amount of time they spend on them. Facebook wrote in a blog post: “We developed these tools... 
Tesla Reports Biggest Loss Ever

Tesla Reports Biggest Loss Ever

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) just reported its largest quarterly loss in its history. In the quarter ended June 30, the electric car company had a net loss of $717.5 million, or $4.22 per share. Tesla recorded a loss of $336.4 million, or... 
Chicago Police Department Reform Plan Draft Unveiled

Chicago Police Department Reform Plan Draft Unveiled

Reforms in the Chicago Police Department will be overseen by a federal judge, according to a proposed court agreement that was recently unveiled. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood side by side to announce... 
Greek Wildfires Claim 80 Lives

Greek Wildfires Claim 80 Lives

A firestorm has swept through seaside resort towns near the Greek capital, causing massive casualties. The death toll from the fires has climbed to at least 80 people. Many homes in the resort villages of Mati, Rafina, Neos Voutzas... 
Papa John’s Board Moves To Prevent Founder Takeover

Papa John’s Board Moves To Prevent Founder Takeover

The Papa John’s (NASDAQ: PZZA) board of directors is taking action to prevent the company’s founder, John Schnatter, from taking control of the company. The board has created a limited-duration stockholder rights plan it... 
Republican 2020 Convention To Be Held In Charlotte

Republican 2020 Convention To Be Held In Charlotte

The Republican National Committee has chosen Charlotte, North Carolina for its 2020 national convention. The city’s council voted to approve a tentative contract to host the convention by a narrow 6-5 vote. The Charlotte Regional... 
Researchers Vow To Never Develop Killer AI

Researchers Vow To Never Develop Killer AI

Thousands of researchers working in artificial intelligence have signed a pledge not to develop lethal autonomous weapons. The pledge was announced at the International Joint Conference on AI in Stockholm, Sweden. The pledge states... 
US And Iran Disagree On Oil Output Caps

US And Iran Disagree On Oil Output Caps

A disagreement has erupted between the United States and Iran over the amount of oil nations can put on the world market under current agreements. US President Donald Trump wants Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of... 
More than 500 Illnesses Linked To Tennessee Zipline Attraction

More than 500 Illnesses Linked To Tennessee Zipline Attraction

A popular ziplining attraction in Tennessee has been linked to more than 500 instances of gastrointestinal illness. The massive number of illnesses came to light after dozens of visitors to CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg... 
Seven Fast Food Chains Agree To Stop Using No-poach Clauses

Seven Fast Food Chains Agree To Stop Using No-poach Clauses

Washington State has announced reaching agreements with seven major restaurant chains to end a hiring practice that has limited employee mobility for years. The companies have agreed to end the use of so-called no-poach clauses in... 
Nissan Admits Emissions Tests Falsified

Nissan Admits Emissions Tests Falsified

Nissan Motor has admitted that its employees have been found to be falsifying product-quality data for 19 vehicle models sold in Japan. According to currently available data, the tampering incidents date back to 2013 and have involved... 
Study: HPV Test Better Than Pap Smears At Cancer Detection

Study: HPV Test Better Than Pap Smears At Cancer Detection

A recently published paper has detailed a large clinical trial that found a HPV test was better than a Pap smear in detecting precancerous changes of the cervix. The test for HPV detected precancerous changes earlier and more accurately.... 
Border Camps For Asylum Seekers Coming To Germany

Border Camps For Asylum Seekers Coming To Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has agreed to build border camps for asylum seekers in a stunning change of policy. The new policy would establish camps, called “transit centers,” at points along the border to screen newly... 
Toys ‘R’ Us Closed for Good

Toys ‘R’ Us Closed for Good

Toys ‘R’ Us, a brand that dates to 1957, has shut its doors for good. The company closed the last of its 735 stores in the United States this week. Once one of the world’s largest toy retailers, the company was felled by slowing... 
Amazon To Acquire Online Pharmacy PillPack

Amazon To Acquire Online Pharmacy PillPack

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced it will be acquiring pharmaceutical startup PillPack. The companies said they expect to close the deal in the second half of 2018. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Amazon’s CEO of... 
Researchers Fighting Brain Tumors With Modified Polio Vaccine

Researchers Fighting Brain Tumors With Modified Polio Vaccine

Researchers have found that a modified version of the polio vaccine, infused straight into aggressive brain tumors, may help some patients fight a deadly form of brain cancer. The team, from the Duke University School of Medicine,... 
U.S.-South Korea Military Training Suspended Indefinitely

U.S.-South Korea Military Training Suspended Indefinitely

The U.S. government has announced that two military training programs and a military exercise that had been planned with South Korea have been suspended indefinitely. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise and two Korean Marine Exchange... 
New Plan To Protect Earth From Asteroids Unveiled

New Plan To Protect Earth From Asteroids Unveiled

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a new report outlining the steps that NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will take both to prevent dangerous asteroids from striking Earth. The 18-page... 
Gaming Disorder Now Officially Recognized As Mental Health Condition

Gaming Disorder Now Officially Recognized As Mental Health Condition

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The ICD is a diagnosis standard used by doctors... 
Visit To ICE Detention Center Sparks Uproar

Visit To ICE Detention Center Sparks Uproar

A weekend visit by members of Congress to an immigration detention center in New Jersey has caused an uproar. Seven Democrats from New York and New Jersey made a surprise visit to the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility in Elizabeth,... 
Comcast Offers More Than Disney For Fox

Comcast Offers More Than Disney For Fox

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has formalized a $65 billion all-cash bid for most of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX), topping Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) $52.4 billion bid for the same film and TV assets. Comcast also said it would cover the $1.5... 
SoftBank Makes Large Investment In Cohesity Startup

SoftBank Makes Large Investment In Cohesity Startup

Cohesity has reportedly raised $250 million in a series D round of funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund. Other funding round participants included Sequoia Capital, Cisco Investments, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Morgan Stanley... 
New Fossil Find Stuns Scientific World

New Fossil Find Stuns Scientific World

Newly-discovered fossils have revealed something stunning to the scientific world: that some of the first animals to walk on land lived in Antarctica. Scientists unearthed the fossils of prehistoric Devonian Period amphibians at a... 
Hurricanes Getting Slower, More Dangerous

Hurricanes Getting Slower, More Dangerous

A new study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that hurricanes and tropical storms, also known as tropical cyclones, have seen a striking slowdown in their speed of movement around the... 
Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Deceased

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Deceased

Fashion designer and businesswoman Kate Brosnahan Spade has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment. She was 55. She is survived by her husband, Andy Spade (brother of actor David Spade) and 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix... 
Uganda To Charge Consumers A Social Media Tax

Uganda To Charge Consumers A Social Media Tax

The parliament of Uganda has passed a tax on social media use in the country. Beginning on July 1, Ugandans will have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.... 
Telegram App Updates Being Blocked, Says CEO

Telegram App Updates Being Blocked, Says CEO

31Pavel Durov, CEO of the messaging app Telegram, is placing the blame on Apple for the app’s latest woes. Durov, who founded Telegram in 2013, said that Apple had stopped approving Telegram’s iOS updates. Telegram has been... 
Poland Offers To Pay For Permanent US Troop Presence

Poland Offers To Pay For Permanent US Troop Presence

Poland has offered to finance the cost of having thousands of US troops permanently stationed in the country as a deterrent to foreign aggression. According to reports in the Polish media, Poland is offering up to $2 billion to help... 
Russia-Linked Malware Found On Household Routers

Russia-Linked Malware Found On Household Routers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a blanket warning to owners of small business and household networking equipment that Russian-linked malware has been found infecting router devices. A router directs traffic on the... 
Harvey Weinstein Facing Sex Assault Charges In New York

Harvey Weinstein Facing Sex Assault Charges In New York

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, is facing sexual assault charges in Manhattan in connection with the accusations of two women. He began facing official inquiries about his history of sexually assaulting women in New York,... 
Children’s Exposure To ADHD Drugs Has Increased Considerably

Children’s Exposure To ADHD Drugs Has Increased Considerably

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. According to the study’s authors, “exposure”... 
Orbital ATK Sending Rocket To International Space Station

Orbital ATK Sending Rocket To International Space Station

Private space company Orbital ATK is launching its Antares rocket with a Cygnus spacecraft at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. It is headed to the International Space Station, where it will drop off more than 3 tons NASA... 
U.S.-North Korea Summit In Jeopardy

U.S.-North Korea Summit In Jeopardy

Next month’s summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump is in jeopardy after North Korea threatened to cancel the meeting. The proposed summit between Trump and Kim is scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. It would... 
Xerox Cancels Fujifilm Deal

Xerox Cancels Fujifilm Deal

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has canceled a $6.1 billion takeover by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. The transaction would have ceded control of Xerox to the Japanese company. In its statement, Xerox cited Fujifilm’s failure to provide audited... 
SpaceX Latest Rocket Launch Rescheduled

SpaceX Latest Rocket Launch Rescheduled

SpaceX has rescheduled the launch of its latest upgrade to the Falcon 9 rocket, the Block 5 version, after an issue was detected shortly before launch. The Falcon 9’s computers initiated an abort with just 58 seconds left in... 
Democratic Republic of Congo Confirms New Ebola Cases

Democratic Republic of Congo Confirms New Ebola Cases

Health officials have confirmed that at least two people have been infected in a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two out of five samples collected tested positive for a Zaire strain of Ebola. There has been... 
Cedar Point’s New Coaster Closes After Collision

Cedar Point’s New Coaster Closes After Collision

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio was forced to close its newest coaster, hybrid steel-meets-wood Steel Vengeance, after some cars collided on opening day. One of the trains returning to the station “bumped” another train as it was... 
Amazon Halts Seattle Expansion Over Proposed Tax

Amazon Halts Seattle Expansion Over Proposed Tax

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced a halt to its expansion plans in Seattle over a tax being considered by the City Council. The company said it would halt construction of a new building, known as Block 18, it was planning to erect... 
Some U.S. Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Delayed

Some U.S. Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Delayed

Some of President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have been delayed for an additional 30 days. The announcement was made just hours before the tariffs would have kicked in. The White House said this would be... 
Jack Nicklaus Says Back Improved With Stem Cell Therapy

Jack Nicklaus Says Back Improved With Stem Cell Therapy

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus has disclosed that he has used stem cell therapy to treat his chronic back pain and has seen an improvement. Nicklaus said the treatment didn’t immediately provide relief, but the pain did subside within... 
Danish Inventor Convicted Of Premeditated Killing

Danish Inventor Convicted Of Premeditated Killing

Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor, has been convicted of premeditated killing in the death of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist. The trial was heard by a three-person panel who convicted him unanimously of the crimes. The court in Copenhagen... 
Feds Crack Down On E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Feds Crack Down On E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

A U.S. government-led sting operation led to 40 warnings to retailers for selling Juul e-cigarettes to kids. The undercover operation was conducted to stop retailers from enabling underage tobacco use. Juul e-cigarettes, made by San... 
Cyber Terrorist Who Hacked CIA Gets 2 Years Jailed

Cyber Terrorist Who Hacked CIA Gets 2 Years Jailed

Kane Gamble, 18, has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials. The teenager targeted CIA, FBI and US Department of Justice databases and... 
South China Sea Conflict Continues With Australia

South China Sea Conflict Continues With Australia

The situation in the South China Sea has gotten more complicated after Australian warships were “challenged” by the Chinese navy earlier this month. It is not clear what took place during the encounter. One official, speaking... 
Southwest Airlines Passenger Dies After Tragic In-flight Accident

Southwest Airlines Passenger Dies After Tragic In-flight Accident

A Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) passenger suffered fatal injuries after nearly being sucked outside the airplane during a flight. The mortally wounded woman was identified as bank executive and mother of two Jennifer Riordan from...