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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... 
Planned Space Hotel Gets Closer To Becoming A Reality

Planned Space Hotel Gets Closer To Becoming A Reality

Houston-based Orion Span is attempting to develop the “first luxury hotel in space”. The company’s planned Aurora Station is being designed to appeal to those who are passionate about space and astronomical study. Company officials... 
University Facing Boycott Over Killer Robots

University Facing Boycott Over Killer Robots

A boycott of a major South Korean research university has been called for by many of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence and robotics. The university has reportedly been working with an arms company on integrating... 
China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

China has responded to President Trump’s new tariffs by threatening tariffs of its own. Beijing is planning to place 25 percent levies on a range of U.S. goods worth about $50 billion. The list of products that would be affected... 
Chinese Satellite Burns Up In Descent To Earth

Chinese Satellite Burns Up In Descent To Earth

Chinese satellite Tiangong 1 re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night. The spacecraft made its descent at around 8:16PM ET on April 1st. Most of the material comprising the 8.5-ton satellite burned up over the central South... 
Tesla Investors Suing Over SolarCity Deal

Tesla Investors Suing Over SolarCity Deal

A Delaware judge has ruled that a lawsuit by Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) investors challenging the acquisition of SolarCity Corp. may proceed. Delaware Chancery Court Judge Joseph Slights concluded Musk being Tesla’s founder, CEO and... 
The Boring Company Announces Plans For Recycled Tunnel Material

The Boring Company Announces Plans For Recycled Tunnel Material

The Boring Company will soon be re-selling the rocks excavated as part of its massive tunneling projects. Founder Elon Musk described the bricks as “Lifesize LEGO-like interlocking bricks made from tunneling rock that you can use... 
Second Transgender Troops Ban Issued

Second Transgender Troops Ban Issued

President Donald Trump has issued orders to ban transgender troops from serving in the military except in select cases. The memorandum states that “persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — including individuals... 
Travis Kalanick Joins City Storage Systems

Travis Kalanick Joins City Storage Systems

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is joining a startup called City Storage Systems. The company was formerly led by Diego Berdakin, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and an early Uber investor. Kalanick will be the new CEO and is investing... 
First Self-driving Car Pedestrian Fatality Reported

First Self-driving Car Pedestrian Fatality Reported

An Arizona pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving Uber car. The pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was struck and killed at the intersection of Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe by a Volvo XC90 operating in “autonomous mode”.... 
Help NASA By Taking Cloud Photos

Help NASA By Taking Cloud Photos

NASA has a great opportunity for you if you like to look at clouds and take photos. Citizen scientists on the ground are needed to take photos of the sky help them corroborate satellite information. NASA’s Marilé Colón Robles,... 
Charles Manson’s Grandson Wins Custody Of His Body

Charles Manson’s Grandson Wins Custody Of His Body

A bizarre California court battle has ended with custody of cult leader Charles Manson’s body going to his grandson. Kern County Superior Court Commissioner Alisa Knight ruled that Jason Freeman can take custody of the remains. Freeman... 
Housing Charity Shows Off First 3-D Printed House

Housing Charity Shows Off First 3-D Printed House

San Francisco-based housing charity New Story has partnered with construction technology company ICON to design a 3-D printer for building homes for low-income people around the world. The team has been working on its designs for the... 
NCAA Revenues Top $1 Billion For First Time

NCAA Revenues Top $1 Billion For First Time

According to an audited financial statement released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the association surpassed $1 billion in annual revenue during its 2017 fiscal year. The amount is a 6.6 percent jump from... 
United Airlines Under Fire For Bonus Lottery

United Airlines Under Fire For Bonus Lottery

United Airlines parent company, United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), has announced that it is rethinking its plan to replace its modest monthly employee bonuses with a lottery system. The new plan would have offered large... 
Facebook Expands Job Posting Feature

Facebook Expands Job Posting Feature

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) says that its new job posting feature has been wildly popular in the U.S. and Canada, where it rolled out last year. The company has now rolled out the feature to 40 more countries. The international expansion... 
Hope Hicks Ends Tenure As Communications Director

Hope Hicks Ends Tenure As Communications Director

Hope Hicks has announced that she is resigning from her post as Communications Director for the White House. In the announcement, she said that she plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks. She did not say what her next job...