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Ebola Outbreak In Congo Now Worst In Country’s History

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Now Worst In Country’s History

Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are calling this latest Ebola outbreak the worst in the country’s recorded history. There are now 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has... 
Florida Bans Greyhound Racing With Vote

Florida Bans Greyhound Racing With Vote

Florida will no longer have greyhound racing within its borders after voters approved a ban on the sport. Amendment 13 ends live greyhound racing in the state by 2021. According to the election results, 69 percent of voters were for... 
Swimmer Completes Circumnavigation Of Great Britain

Swimmer Completes Circumnavigation Of Great Britain

It took him 157 days, but Ross Edgley has completed his circumnavigation swim around Great Britain. Edgley began his attempt to swim around the entirety of Great Britain on June 1, leaving from Margate in southeast England. The swimmer... 
US Re-imposes 2nd Batch Of Iran Sanctions

US Re-imposes 2nd Batch Of Iran Sanctions

The government of the United States has re-imposed tough sanctions against Iran. The sanctions target financial deals with Iran, as well as purchases of Iranian oil, petrochemicals and petroleum products. Iranian oil provides 80 percent... 
Palau Issues Ban On Certain Sunscreens

Palau Issues Ban On Certain Sunscreens

Palau has taken the extraordinary step of banning certain types of sunscreen from its shores. Some of the chemicals found in sunscreens are toxic to corals. Authorities are concerned that a build-up of these chemicals could cause the... 
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Going Offline

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Going Offline

NASA’s Kepler space telescope is going offline after finally running out of fuel. Sometime within the next two weeks, a command will be issued that will deactivate its transmitter and other instruments. The telescope is expected... 
New $150 Million Robot-building Factory To Open In China

New $150 Million Robot-building Factory To Open In China

Swiss engineering group ABB (ABBN.S) plans to spend $150 million to build a new factory in China to make industrial robots. The factory will be located near ABB’s China robotics campus and is due to be operating by the end of 2020.... 
Snap Inc. Beats Estimates For Revenue, Earnings

Snap Inc. Beats Estimates For Revenue, Earnings

Snap Inc. managed to beat Wall Street’s expectations for revenue and earnings despite its user count continuing to drop. Snap lost $325 million this quarter compared to $353 million in the last quarter. The company reported a loss... 
Study: Organic Food May Reduce Cancer Risk

Study: Organic Food May Reduce Cancer Risk

There are many recommendations for ways to reduce your risk of cancer. Health professionals promote exercising, wearing sunscreen, and getting screened regularly as the best ways to limit the chances of developing cancer. Now, they... 
Affirmative Action Trial Exposes Harvard’s Secrets

Affirmative Action Trial Exposes Harvard’s Secrets

Harvard University’s trial regarding affirmative action in its admissions practices has exposed some of the school’s most closely held secrets. The case is currently being heard in federal court in Boston. US District Judge... 
US Merging Jerusalem Consulate With New Embassy

US Merging Jerusalem Consulate With New Embassy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the two major diplomatic facilities in Jerusalem will be merged under the auspices of the newly relocated US embassy. The merger combines the embassy and the US consulate in Jerusalem.... 
Death Toll Soars In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

Death Toll Soars In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is spreading, with nearly three dozen additional cases reported in the past weeks. In the past week, 33 people were confirmed with Ebola virus and 24 of them died. There now... 
Washington Supreme Court Ends State Death Penalty

Washington Supreme Court Ends State Death Penalty

Washington state’s Supreme Court has found that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution. The five justices made a unanimous decision that the “death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and... 
Former Vice President Of Guatemala Receives 15-year Sentence

Former Vice President Of Guatemala Receives 15-year Sentence

Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti has received a 15-year prison sentence for her involvement in a fraudulent state contract to decontaminate a major lake. She was also accused of embezzling millions from the state fund... 
New Zealand Issues New Rules For Digital Devices From Abroad

New Zealand Issues New Rules For Digital Devices From Abroad

New Zealand has issued new rules that require travelers to hand over passwords for their digital devices at security. The New Zealand Customs Service said in a released statement that the new Customs and Excise Act of 2018 would boost... 
Government Agency Accused Of Creating Insect Bioweapons

Government Agency Accused Of Creating Insect Bioweapons

The Insect Allies program administered by the US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been accused of attempting to develop bioweapon-bearing insects. A group of researchers led by Richard Guy Reeves,... 
Amazon Raising Wage Floor To $15

Amazon Raising Wage Floor To $15

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for its employees. With the move, Amazon will now be paying its lowest paid employees more than double the federal minimum wage. The federal minimum... 
Sears Shares Now Worth Less Than $1

Sears Shares Now Worth Less Than $1

Shares of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell to an all-time low of $0.92 per share, marking the first time in the company’s history that its stock has fallen below $1. The department store chain’s shares have fallen more than... 
New Treatment For Alzheimer’s Under Development

New Treatment For Alzheimer’s Under Development

Scientists battling Alzheimer’s are developing a new way of fighting the condition. Scientists in the UK and Sweden are creating new drugs that can target the toxic particles that they believe are a trigger for the brain disease.... 
Sonic Bought By Arby’s Parent Company

Sonic Bought By Arby’s Parent Company

Arby’s parent company Inspire Brands has agreed to buy drive-in burger chain Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) in a deal valued at $2.3 billion. The price represents a premium of roughly 19 percent to the chain’s closing stock price... 
Bali Considering New Rules For Tourists

Bali Considering New Rules For Tourists

Tourists behaving badly have prompted authorities in Bali, Indonesia to consider a slate of new rules aimed at unruly visitors. The Indonesian island has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, attracting... 
Amazon Planning Slate Of New Alexa-enabled Devices

Amazon Planning Slate Of New Alexa-enabled Devices

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year, according to an internal document describing the plans. The company is expected to reveal some of these devices at... 
House Passes Bill Banning Consumption Of Cats And Dogs

House Passes Bill Banning Consumption Of Cats And Dogs

Newly passed legislation in the House of Representatives bans the slaughter of dogs and cats for food. The bipartisan bill, named the Dog and Cat Meal Trade Prohibition Act, was introduced by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican;... 
Gunmen In Libya Attack State Oil Company

Gunmen In Libya Attack State Oil Company

Gunmen in Libya have launched a deadly attack on National Oil Corp.’s headquarters in the capital Tripoli. The company said in a statement that two employees were killed and 10 were injured in the incident. Police have blocked all... 
Water Ice Found On Surface Of The Moon

Water Ice Found On Surface Of The Moon

Scientists say that they have found definitive evidence of water ice on the moon’s surface. A team of scientists led by Shuai Li, a researcher at the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, analyzed... 
Pizza Hut Becomes Official Pizza Sponsor For NFL

Pizza Hut Becomes Official Pizza Sponsor For NFL

The 2018 NFL season is the beginning of Pizza Hut’s tenure as the official pizza sponsor of the league. Pizza Hut intercepted the sponsorship in February after a “mutual decision” by the league and Papa John’s... 
‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Found After 13 Years

‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Found After 13 Years

An iconic pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” stolen from a Minnesota museum more than a decade ago have now been found. According to officials, the slippers were recovered earlier this summer... 
Campbell Soup To Sell Fresh, International Units

Campbell Soup To Sell Fresh, International Units

Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) is planning to sell its international division and its Campbell Fresh unit. The two businesses currently bring in about $2.1 billion in annual sales, about a quarter of Campbell’s overall revenue. The company... 
Trade Agency Overturns Trump’s Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint

Trade Agency Overturns Trump’s Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has overturned recently implemented tariffs on Canadian newsprint imposed by the Trump administration. The tariffs have been in effect since the Commerce Department imposed them... 
Study: Air Pollution Lowers Intelligence

Study: Air Pollution Lowers Intelligence

A study from researchers in China and the United States has found that prolonged exposure to dirty air can have a significant impact on our cognitive abilities. The results of the study showed that breathing polluted air causes a “steep... 
Eye Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Eye Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers believe that an eye test could one day be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms generally appear. Previous research has indicated that a specific protein that affect the brains of those diagnosed... 
EU Sending $20 Million To Iran To Ease Sanctions

EU Sending $20 Million To Iran To Ease Sanctions

The European Union has announced that it will provide more than $20 million in aid to Iran to counter the repercussions of sanctions imposed by the US. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Tehran earlier this month and warned... 
US, Mexico Announce New Plan To Fight Cartels

US, Mexico Announce New Plan To Fight Cartels

US and Mexican authorities have announced some new strategies for combating Mexican drug cartels at a joint press conference in Chicago. Mexico’s acting attorney general, Alberto Elías Beltrán, and Mexico’s chief director... 
Mars Opportunity Rover Remains Unresponsive

Mars Opportunity Rover Remains Unresponsive

For over two months, there has been no sign of NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover. The rover hasn’t shown any sign of life since June 10. That was the day the rover disappeared into a massive Martian dust storm The rover, worth... 
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...