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FAA: Laptops Pose Risk of Fire and Explosion in Checked Luggage

FAA: Laptops Pose Risk of Fire and Explosion in Checked Luggage

The United States government has urged the entire global airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices such as laptops in checked baggage due to a potential of causing a catastrophic fire. In a paper it filed with the... 
U.S. Regulators Sue Rio Tinto and Two Former Executives

U.S. Regulators Sue Rio Tinto and Two Former Executives

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday filed suit against Rio Tinto and two of its former top executives claiming they misled investors over the value of coal assets in Mozambique obtained in an acquisition gone bad... 
New Spy Satellite Launched in U.S. by Atlas V Rocket

New Spy Satellite Launched in U.S. by Atlas V Rocket

The United States launched a second spy satellite in the last three weeks over the weekend. The NROL-52 satellite was blasted into orbit Sunday October 15 riding on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with lift off at 3:28... 
Court Opens Door for Reinstatement of Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Court Opens Door for Reinstatement of Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

On Thursday, a ruling from a federal appeals court allowed the NFL to reinstate its six-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, over allegations of domestic violence, siding with the NFL in the most-recent... 
Cook County Repeals Soda Tax After Just Two Months

Cook County Repeals Soda Tax After Just Two Months

The biggest soda tax in the U.S. went into effect just two months ago, but lawmakers in Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, voted 15 to 1 to repeal it. The tax from the start was plagued by legal challenges, glitches in its implementation,... 
Walmart Looking to Perform Online Purchase Returns in 35 Seconds

Walmart Looking to Perform Online Purchase Returns in 35 Seconds

Walmart’s announced its latest move to help leverage its chain of stores against Amazon.com. The behemoth retailer has announced it has a new way in which it will handle its in-store returns of purchases made online that it says... 
Argentina Could Miss 2018 World Cup After Draw with Peru

Argentina Could Miss 2018 World Cup After Draw with Peru

Worldwide soccer fans follow players like Lionel Messi as the Argentine is consider by fans as being one of the best if not the best individual player in the sport. He has led his club team Barcelona to European championships, Spanish... 
Yahoo: 2013 Data Breach Included All Three Billion User Accounts

Yahoo: 2013 Data Breach Included All Three Billion User Accounts

On Tuesday, Yahoo announced that all of its 3 billion accounts had been hacked in 2013, tripling the estimate from earlier by the Internet giant for the largest ever data theft in history. The announcement was made in a disclosure... 
Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea

Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea

TransTeleCom a state-owned business in Russia has provided North Korea with a new Internet connection according to the monitoring project of the country known as 38 North. Experts in cybersecurity also confirmed the latest Russian... 
Giant Rat That Eats Coconuts Discovered in Solomon Islands

Giant Rat That Eats Coconuts Discovered in Solomon Islands

A new species of rat, which is four times the size of the rodent that is found across cities in North America, has been discovered in the Solomon Islands. This discovery is just the first in 80 years that a new species of rat was found... 
Tom Brady Says Comments by President Trump Were Divisive

Tom Brady Says Comments by President Trump Were Divisive

Tom Brady the veteran quarterback of the New England Patriots and winner of five Super Bowls addressed the remarks made by President Donald Trump Monday morning by saying he disagreed with what the president said and said it had been... 
Saudi Arabia Lifting Ban on WhatsApp and Skype Calls

Saudi Arabia Lifting Ban on WhatsApp and Skype Calls

The government of Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on calls that are made through apps online such as WhatsApp and Skype it announced on Thursday. The move is part of its ongoing economic reforms, but a government spokesperson said... 
Terrelle Pryor Tells Rams Safety Through Tweet Not to Aim for Knees

Terrelle Pryor Tells Rams Safety Through Tweet Not to Aim for Knees

During last Sunday’s Washington Redskins 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams, Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor caught just two passes for a total of 31 yards. After he caught his last reception of the game, he was tackled by... 
Marshawn Lynch Handed Fine of $12,000 and Other Raiders Happenings

Marshawn Lynch Handed Fine of $12,000 and Other Raiders Happenings

The NFL has fined Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for a hand gesture made during last Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, according to media reports. The fine is for $12,000. The gesture made by Lynch was a double... 
Study: Possible Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage

Study: Possible Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage

A study described by some as puzzling, of pregnancies in the U.S., found that women who miscarried from 2010 to 2012 were more apt to have had flu vaccines for two straight years that included protection from swine flu. Experts in... 
China Wants to End Gas and Diesel Vehicles

China Wants to End Gas and Diesel Vehicles

China is the largest auto market in the world and is currently putting together a detailed plan that would ban the manufacturing and sale of vehicles that are powered just by fossil fuels, said officials on Monday. The government of... 
Life Did Exist On Mars Suggests New Discovery

Life Did Exist On Mars Suggests New Discovery

Scientists said they found new evidence that suggests life might have existed at one time on Mars. The Curiosity rover of NASA detected boron, which is an essential ingredient for life, on the surface of Mars. This discovery is a big... 
Equifax: Cyberattack Might Have Affected 143 Million Consumers

Equifax: Cyberattack Might Have Affected 143 Million Consumers

Equifax, one of three major consumer credit reporting agencies, announced Thursday that cyber hackers gained access to data of the company that potentially compromised personal data for more than 143 million consumers in the U.S.,... 
Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin Receives Racist, Threatening Letter

Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin Receives Racist, Threatening Letter

On Thursday, Texas A&M football head coach Kevin Sumlin’s wife used Twitter to share a racist, threatening letter that her husband received in the mail, following his team’s opening week loss to the UCLA Bruins on Sunday night. Charlene... 
Cancer Pen Designed to Detect Tumors in Seconds During Surgery

Cancer Pen Designed to Detect Tumors in Seconds During Surgery

A medical tool that looks like a handheld pen can detect cancer cells in just seconds and help surgeons to more accurately extract tumors, said researchers on Wednesday. The tool works in real time, and its accuracy is at a minimum... 
Toys ‘R’ Us Weighing Possible Bankruptcy

Toys ‘R’ Us Weighing Possible Bankruptcy

Toys ‘R’ Us has hired advisers specializing in restructuring at a law firm as it attempts to handle debt that has reached millions of dollars, that is coming due, said a pair of sources who know the situation. Amongst options the... 
Deere Acquires Agricultural Tech Startup Blue River

Deere Acquires Agricultural Tech Startup Blue River

Just five months after ending a proposed deal to acquire the precision planting subsidiary of Monsanto, agricultural equipment behemoth Deere and Company has announced it will acquire agricultural tech startup Blue River Technology... 
Height Could be Linked to Risks of Blood Clots and Other Ailments

Height Could be Linked to Risks of Blood Clots and Other Ailments

The height someone is might hold clues to their risk of several health problems, like blood clots, says a new study. Height can be a predictor of risk for VTE or venous thromboembolism, more commonly called blood clots, showed a study... 
Nissan’s Leaf Is Cheaper and Has More Range

Nissan’s Leaf Is Cheaper and Has More Range

The new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle can go further between charges and has new drive technology with the possibility of driving with a single pedal. The electric car will be cheaper as well, although the top-selling electric vehicle... 
HPE Revenue Increase Comes After Trimming Costs

HPE Revenue Increase Comes After Trimming Costs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has emerged from its aggressive slimming down efforts, reporting quarterly sales that were stronger than had been expected on strong demand for storage gear and servers that help in data centers’ operations. Revenue... 
Zika Virus Being Tested for Treating Brain Cancer

Zika Virus Being Tested for Treating Brain Cancer

A dangerous virus which can give babies brain damage might offer a surprising new form of treatment for brain cancer in adults, say U.S. scientists. Up to this point, Zika has been only seen as a health threat and not a remedy. However,... 
U.S. Faces Critical Test in Honduras in World Cup Tie

U.S. Faces Critical Test in Honduras in World Cup Tie

In the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches, things are becoming heated for the U.S. men’s soccer team and not just for its precarious position in the standings. It might be the weather that is far hotter. On Monday morning, during... 
Atlanta Falcons Release Ra’Shede Hageman

Atlanta Falcons Release Ra’Shede Hageman

The Atlanta Falcons have ended the contract of Ra’Shede Hageman a 2014 pick in the second round. The defensive tackle was arrested in 2016 on charges of domestic violence that stemmed from allegations made by a girlfriend he had... 
Xiaomi Wants to Upstage Next iPhone With Mi Mix Successor

Xiaomi Wants to Upstage Next iPhone With Mi Mix Successor

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix, the bezel-less smartphone received a great deal of attention upon its launch in October of 2016. How the phone maker based in China is becoming more opportunistic with its successor, which is planning to be unveiled... 
Gasoline Prices in U.S. Plummet

Gasoline Prices in U.S. Plummet

Benchmark gasoline prices in the U.S. were down Monday to levels before Hurricane Harvey as refineries and pipelines in the Gulf Coast of the U.S. slowly return to activity, which has eased the concerns over supply. Oil futures for... 
Jury Finds Against Nintendo with $10 Million Verdict

Jury Finds Against Nintendo with $10 Million Verdict

A Dallas, Texas jury has awarded iLife $10 million after it found that Nintendo of America had infringed on the motion-sensing accelerometer tech of iLife, which the company had used in its remote controllers for Wii. The jury started... 
Leak of Apple Data Reveals Latest iPhone will be Huge

Leak of Apple Data Reveals Latest iPhone will be Huge

The new generation iPhone is expected to be the biggest ever of Apple’s iPhones in a number of ways. It is going to have the largest display of any previous iPhones, the largest increase of price of any prior iPhone, and most believe... 
Couple Completes Cycle, Eats At All 645 Cracker Barrel U.S. Locations

Couple Completes Cycle, Eats At All 645 Cracker Barrel U.S. Locations

Ray and Wilma Yoder from Indiana can brag all they want when it comes to eating at Cracker Barrel. The couple has eaten at all 645 restaurants the company has in the United States. It took them 40 years to eat at each of the restaurants.... 
Sixty-Six Million Year Old Skull May Reveal Triceratops Secrets

Sixty-Six Million Year Old Skull May Reveal Triceratops Secrets

News spread quickly in Thornton, Colorado this week about a rare dinosaur fossil that was unearthed at the site of a construction project last week. People in Thornton have called the finding one of the most exciting and biggest things... 
Fitbit Attempting to Catch Apple Watch

Fitbit Attempting to Catch Apple Watch

Fitbit has given its biggest rival Apple a head start of over two years on smartwatches. It is now just catching up. The leader in the wearable devices market hopes the Fitbit Ionic is the product that will increase interest in its... 
Revised GDP for Second Quarter Up 3% in U.S.

Revised GDP for Second Quarter Up 3% in U.S.

The U.S. economy grew at a faster rate than was initially thought during the second three months of 2017, marking its quickest pace in over two years, with signs the momentum sustained itself to start the third quarter. Gross domestic... 
Le’Veon Bell Planning to Return for Week 1, But Will He Be Ready

Le’Veon Bell Planning to Return for Week 1, But Will He Be Ready

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play their final preseason game on Thursday then rest the remainder of the week. That means the earliest their star running back Le’Veon Bell will see a team workout is Monday September 4. Bell... 
Houston Athletes and Teams Add to Hurricane Relief Funds

Houston Athletes and Teams Add to Hurricane Relief Funds

Sports teams in Houston along with their athletes are helping the community following Hurricane Harvey. Owners of the NFL’s Houston Texans, MLB’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Houston Rockets have pledged millions of dollars in... 
Uber Ending Its Post-Trip Tracking

Uber Ending Its Post-Trip Tracking

Uber Technologies will reverse its controversial decision to track the location of its users following the end of their trip. The change of strategy related to privacy will come first to its iPhone app, which is expected to be updated... 
Underwriter of Flood Insurance Slammed in Texas by Harvey

Underwriter of Flood Insurance Slammed in Texas by Harvey

As responders from around the nation move into the ravaged areas of Texas damaged by high winds and extreme flooding from Hurricane Harvey, one federal flood insurance program has started to sink even further into debt. NFIP or the... 
Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Early Death Risk

Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Early Death Risk

A just published study has added to the positive news about drinking coffee. The study found that drinking between two and four cups of coffee per day was associated with an overall lower risk of death, in particular amongst drinkers... 
Sprint Achieves Highest Score In Disability Equality Index

Sprint Achieves Highest Score In Disability Equality Index

For three consecutive years mobile carrier Sprint has received recognition from the DEI – the Disability Equality Index for being one of the best places to work for persons with disabilities and has earned the highest score of 100...