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CVS MinuteClinic Telemedicine Service To Roll Out Nationwide

CVS MinuteClinic Telemedicine Service To Roll Out Nationwide

Drug store giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will be rolling out a new telemedicine service in partnership with virtual care company Teladoc in the coming months. The telemedicine service will be available at all hours every day and will... 
Jason Alexander Is KFC’s New ‘Colonel Sanders

Jason Alexander Is KFC’s New ‘Colonel Sanders

Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander has taken a gig with KFC to be the company’s newest Colonel Harland Sanders. Alexander is the latest in a long line of actors and entertainers to don the iconic white suit. Darrel Hammond,... 
Unusually Severe Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Animals

Unusually Severe Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Animals

Coastal regions in Southwest Florida are seeing thousands of animals die due to an unusually severe “red tide”. A red tide is a rapid bloom of a toxic algae called Karenia brevis, or K. brevis, in the ocean that is large enough... 
Rogue Waves Believed Responsible For Bermuda Triangle Disappearances

Rogue Waves Believed Responsible For Bermuda Triangle Disappearances

The mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle over the years have stumped many of the experts searching for an explanation. Now, a team from the University of Southampton believes that they have found the... 
Justice Department Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

Justice Department Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

The Department of Justice has announced a new religious liberty task force aimed at protecting the rights of the religious across the nation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the task force at the Religious Liberty Summit held... 
Facebook Loses Nearly $120 Billion In Single Day

Facebook Loses Nearly $120 Billion In Single Day

In its biggest loss of its history, Facebook shares have tumbled nearly 20 percent, wiping out about $120 billion in market value. The company’s previous worst single-day performance was on July 27, 2012, when the stock fell... 
Qualcomm Ends Quest To Acquire NXP

Qualcomm Ends Quest To Acquire NXP

Qualcomm has announced that it will end its pursuit of NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch company known for automotive and IoT chips. Qualcomm bid $44 billion for the company in February, but the deal failed to win the necessary approvals... 
Company To Launch Artificial Meteor Showers In 2020

Company To Launch Artificial Meteor Showers In 2020

Japanese startup Astro Live Experiences (ALE) is working on a project that could launch the world’s first artificial meteor shower. The Tokyo-based business is building two micro-satellites which will launch hundreds of tiny pellets... 
Former South Korea President Receives Additional 8 Year Sentence

Former South Korea President Receives Additional 8 Year Sentence

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to an additional eight years in prison for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces more than three decades behind bars. Park, 66, has denied wrongdoing.... 
Alphabet Subsidiary Loon Spreading Internet Access By Balloon

Alphabet Subsidiary Loon Spreading Internet Access By Balloon

Alphabet subsidiary Loon has announced it’s partnering with Telkom Kenya to bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya. With the new partnership, Telkom Kenya will provide the internet signals, and Loon will help those... 
Stolen Plutonium Still Missing After More Than A Year

Stolen Plutonium Still Missing After More Than A Year

On March 21, 2017, a theft from a van in a Marriott hotel parking lot just off Highway 410 resulted in the loss of dangerous nuclear materials. A plastic-covered disk of plutonium and another of cesium, a highly radioactive isotope,... 
FDA Approves First Smallpox Drug Treatment

FDA Approves First Smallpox Drug Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically designed to treat smallpox. The drug, TPOXX, is a small-molecule antiviral treatment made by SIGA Technologies Inc. SIGA develops vaccines and medicines for... 
McDonald’s Salads Linked To Illness Outbreak

McDonald’s Salads Linked To Illness Outbreak

McDonald’s salads have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness that has sickened dozens in recent weeks. Public health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating more than 20 cases in Illinois and another 15 cases in... 
Travis Pastrana Honors Evel Knievel With Amazing Jumps

Travis Pastrana Honors Evel Knievel With Amazing Jumps

Travis Pastrana paid tribute to America’s most legendary stuntman by successfully landing three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps in an event called “Evel Live” on the History channel. Knievel was among... 
Kevin Spacey Under British Investigation For 6 Assault Claims

Kevin Spacey Under British Investigation For 6 Assault Claims

According to reports, the British police are now investigating six claims of sexual assault or assault by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey. While the police in Britain did not identify Spacey by name, they said that they had... 
Scientists Make Breakthrough With Artificial Ovary

Scientists Make Breakthrough With Artificial Ovary

Danish scientists have made a potentially momentous breakthrough with their development of an artificial ovary created from human cells. It is hoped that this artificial ovary could be implanted back into women and restore their fertility... 
New Canadian Tariffs On US Goods Begin July 1

New Canadian Tariffs On US Goods Begin July 1

Canada will impose about $12.6 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on United States goods on July 1. The announcement by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland was accompanied by a list of affected products by the Department of Finance.... 
California Passes Sweeping Consumer Privacy Bill

California Passes Sweeping Consumer Privacy Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a sweeping consumer privacy bill that is considered to be the toughest in the nation. California lawmakers unanimously passed the measure before sending it to the governor’s desk. State Sen.... 
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Goes Back To Studying Sky

The Royal Observatory Greenwich Goes Back To Studying Sky

The Royal Observatory at Greenwich in London has become a working astronomy center again with the installation of a new suite of telescopes. The Royal Observatory was founded in 1675 by King Charles II and was a working observatory... 
Universal Scores A Win With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Scores A Win With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Pictures, which is owned by Comcast (CMCSA), has scored another hit with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”. The fifth installment in the “Jurassic” franchise, co-produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment,... 
Supreme Court Sides With States On Online Sales Taxes

Supreme Court Sides With States On Online Sales Taxes

Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases after a recent Supreme Court decision. States will now be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make purchases online. The decision is a big financial... 
Dangerous Invasive Plant Causes Burns, Blindness

Dangerous Invasive Plant Causes Burns, Blindness

An invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and blindness has been found in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported sightings of the Giant Hogweed in Middlesex County and in Frederick County. More of the... 
Private Investigators Make Public Plea For DNA Data

Private Investigators Make Public Plea For DNA Data

A number of private investigators are spearheading a call for people to contribute their genetic information to a public genealogy database to help solve cold cases. The idea is to get people to transfer profiles compiled by commercial... 
Study Says Bitcoin’s Record Price Manipulated

Study Says Bitcoin’s Record Price Manipulated

A new study is claiming that the sky-high prices hit by Bitcoin last year were the result of market manipulation. Bitcoin hit a near-$20,000 high in December last year, but has dropped to nearly $6,100 this week – the lowest... 
George H.W. Bush Is 94 Today

George H.W. Bush Is 94 Today

Former president George H.W. Bush made history today by becoming the first former president to celebrate a 94th birthday. Bush will mark his birthday with his family in Kennebunkport, Maine. Chief of Staff Jean Becker says the nation’s... 
Life-forming Compounds Found On Mars

Life-forming Compounds Found On Mars

Scientists have reported that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found methane and other organic compounds that serve as the foundations of life on Mars. Scientists from NASA and other research agencies from around the world published their... 
Employees At Chinese Consulate Evacuated Over Mysterious Illness

Employees At Chinese Consulate Evacuated Over Mysterious Illness

The U.S. State Department has sent “a number of individuals” from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, in southern China, back to the U.S. after indications they may have been struck by a mysterious illness. State Department... 
Philadelphia Eagles’ Visit To White House Canceled

Philadelphia Eagles’ Visit To White House Canceled

A ceremony at the White House to honor the Philadelphia Eagles for their Super Bowl victory has been abruptly canceled. The president waited until the day before the event to cancel. Instead, the White House will be holding an event... 
Three Astronauts Return From ISS As Three More Prepare To Go

Three Astronauts Return From ISS As Three More Prepare To Go

Three astronauts are departing the International Space Station after a 168-day mission to make the descent back to Earth. Soyuz MS-07/53S commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA flight engineer Scott Tingle and Japanese physician-astronaut... 
Changes To Volcker Rule To Ease Bank Regulations

Changes To Volcker Rule To Ease Bank Regulations

Federal bank regulators are eyeing changes to soften the Volcker Rule, part of the broader Dodd-Frank law aimed at curbing risky behavior on Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Since its implementation, Wall Street... 
Search Ends For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Search Ends For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

A private hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end roughly four years after the plane’s disappearance. The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board in March 2014. The... 
Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall For 5.3 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall For 5.3 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) has issued a recall for more than 5.3 million vehicles in North America because of a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating the vehicle’s cruise control feature. The company... 
FDA Warns Parents About Teething Medicine Risks

FDA Warns Parents About Teething Medicine Risks

Federal health officials have issued a warning to parents about the dangers of teething remedies containing a popular numbing ingredient. Products containing the drug benzocaine have been linked to rare but deadly side effects in children.... 
Obamas Sign Multiyear Deal With Netflix

Obamas Sign Multiyear Deal With Netflix

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have reportedly entered a multiyear agreement with Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) to produce new films and shows. The couple has established Higher Ground Productions, which will be the entity under which they... 
China Sends Communications Satellite To Moon’s Dark Side

China Sends Communications Satellite To Moon’s Dark Side

China has launched a relay communication satellite in the first step of a mission to probe the far side of the moon. The satellite was launched with the Long March 4C rocket from the LC-3 pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center... 
Vladimir Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Russia

Vladimir Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened a much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula. The new road-and-rail bridge will be the longest dual-purpose span in Europe. Until now, Crimea was accessible... 
NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars

NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars

NASA has announced that a small, autonomous helicopter will be launched with the agency’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. The craft is meant to demonstrate the viability of travel with a heavier-than-air craft above the Martian... 
Boston Red Sox Bringing Attention To Popular Video Game

Boston Red Sox Bringing Attention To Popular Video Game

During an off day before a key three-game series against the Yankees, some Boston Red Sox players spent their personal time holed up in their hotel rooms playing Fortnite, a game that’s gained international attention. Many of the... 
Breakthrough Listen Expands Search For Alien Life

Breakthrough Listen Expands Search For Alien Life

The Breakthrough Listen project has announced the launch of an expanded survey of stars in the Milky Way. The initiative was launched to collect massive amounts of deep space data and make it public in an open effort to identify signals... 
Death Attributed To Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

Death Attributed To Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

An unidentified person in California has been reported as the first fatality in a nationwide food poisoning outbreak from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce. The California Department of Public Health confirmed the death but did... 
Apple To Use Share Buybacks To Satisfy Investors

Apple To Use Share Buybacks To Satisfy Investors

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is expected to announce plans to return between $100 billion and $150 billion to shareholders through an expansion of its share buyback program and an increase in its dividend. Analysts are predicting that Apple... 
NASA Ends Lunar Rover Project

NASA Ends Lunar Rover Project

NASA has canceled its only lunar rover currently in development. According to reports, members of the Resource Prospector mission were to close out the project by the end of May. NASA released a statement saying that some of the instruments... 
Parkinson’s Drug Getting Another Look After Deaths

Parkinson’s Drug Getting Another Look After Deaths

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-examining a new Parkinson’s drug after reports of serious side effects and numerous deaths. Nuplazid, a drug approved in 2016, has been cited as a “suspect” medication... 
Amazon Debuts New Delivery Option

Amazon Debuts New Delivery Option

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced a new delivery service where couriers leave ordered packages inside a person’s vehicle. Amazon has been beta testing the new service for the past six months in California and Washington state.... 
North Korea Announces Retreat From Weapons Program

North Korea Announces Retreat From Weapons Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared the nation will stop nuclear and missile tests in his country. He also said that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted as a show of his dedication... 
Lance Armstrong Settles Government Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong Settles Government Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong will settle a fraud lawsuit against him by paying $5 million to the federal government. Armstrong, 46, is a cancer survivor and cycling champion who won seven Tour de France titles. He was stripped of his Tour de France... 
Crash Disrupts I.R.S. Website On Tax Day

Crash Disrupts I.R.S. Website On Tax Day

The Internal Revenue Service’s website suffered a systemwide computer failure on the last day for taxpayers to pay their 2017 taxes without a penalty or extension. The website malfunction began in the early hours of Tuesday morning.... 
Credit Card Receipt Signatures Becoming A Thing Of The Past

Credit Card Receipt Signatures Becoming A Thing Of The Past

The act of signing your signature to a credit card receipt is becoming a thing of the past. Visa, American Express, Discover and Mastercard have all said that they will no longer require customers to sign their names to credit card... 
Bank Of America Ends Lending To Assault Rifle Manufacturers

Bank Of America Ends Lending To Assault Rifle Manufacturers

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) will stop lending to companies that make assault-style guns for the general public. Anne Finucane, a vice chairman at Bank of America, said, “It’s our intention not to finance these military-style... 
T.J. Miller Arrested Over Fake Bomb Threat

T.J. Miller Arrested Over Fake Bomb Threat

Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. Federal authorities say he was charged “with...