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‘Adult Content’ No Longer Allowed On Tumblr

‘Adult Content’ No Longer Allowed On Tumblr

Tumblr, owned by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary Oath, has announced that it will begin banning “adult content” from its service starting Dec. 17. CEO Jeff D’Onofrio said in a blog post that the site would no longer allow adult... 
Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has expanded the testing of its cashierless checkout technology. The online retail giant is reportedly experimenting with the technology in Seattle, Washington in a large space formatted like a big store.... 
Abercrombie & Fitch Delivers Strong Results For Third Quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch Delivers Strong Results For Third Quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) reported quarterly earnings and sales for the third quarter of its fiscal year that topped Wall Street expectations. CEO Fran Horowitz was happy with the results, saying during the earnings announcement,... 
Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

Confirmed Cases Of Rare Condition Continue To Rise

Confirmed cases of a rare, polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has now risen to more than 100 nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest update “So far in 2018, there are 116... 
Adenovirus Claims 12th Victim

Adenovirus Claims 12th Victim

A University of Maryland freshman has become the 12th victim to die of complications from Adenovirus. Olivia Paregol has been named in reports as the student who died. The University of Maryland issued a letter acknowledging the death,... 
‘El Chapo’ Guzman Trial Begins In Brooklyn Court

‘El Chapo’ Guzman Trial Begins In Brooklyn Court

The trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has begun in a Brooklyn court after the successful completion of the jury selection process. His day in court comes nearly two years after his extradition from Mexico. The trial... 
VA’s Controversial Experiments On Dogs To Continue

VA’s Controversial Experiments On Dogs To Continue

A government agency is under fire over its use of dogs in some controversial experiments. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently has nine studies involving dogs occurring at four of its facilities. The tests have been opposed... 
Facebook Debuts New Portal Smart Displays

Facebook Debuts New Portal Smart Displays

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has debuted its new Portal products, a line of smart displays enhanced for video calling. The company says that the Portal is designed to bring you closer to your closest Facebook contacts, providing you... 
USA Gymnastics Targeted For Shut Down By USOC

USA Gymnastics Targeted For Shut Down By USOC

The United States Olympic Committee is taking action to take over the operations of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body. Under its bylaws, the USOC has the power to review all matters related to the continued recognition of... 
NASA Announces End Of Two Major Missions

NASA Announces End Of Two Major Missions

Two of NASA’s most ambitious missions ended this week. The Kepler space telescope mission came to a conclusion this week after the telescope ran out of fuel. The Kepler telescope had the largest digital camera ever outfitted for... 
New Project Aims To DNA Sequence Every Species In UK

New Project Aims To DNA Sequence Every Species In UK

Researchers have announced a plan to DNA sequence all known species in the United Kingdom, excluding its overseas territories. The initiative has been named The Darwin Tree of Life project. The project is part of the Earth BioGenome... 
Southern California Edison Equipment Linked To Thomas Fire

Southern California Edison Equipment Linked To Thomas Fire

Southern California Edison said its equipment likely sparked one of the two starting points for the blaze. Witnesses reported a fire igniting along Koenigstein Road in Santa Paula near a SCE power pole. The other starting point for... 
Latest Investment Round For Epic Games Boosts Valuation To $15 Billion

Latest Investment Round For Epic Games Boosts Valuation To $15 Billion

Epic Games, the creator of video game sensation “Fortnite”, has completed its latest investment round with a valuation of nearly $15 billion. The value of the firm has risen threefold in six months. The company was estimated... 
New Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Global Warming

New Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Global Warming

The nation’s top scientists are proposing some ambitious plans to reduce global warming by midcentury. They say that nations need to limit the rise in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius within a few decades. Temperatures... 
Rare Rectangular Iceberg Found In Antarctica

Rare Rectangular Iceberg Found In Antarctica

A rare rectangular iceberg has been found in Antarctica floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf. The huge, flat iceberg has perfect right angles in a unique geometric shape. NASA shared an image of the rectangular iceberg... 
New Study Sheds Light On How T-Rex Arms Were Used

New Study Sheds Light On How T-Rex Arms Were Used

A new study takes a close look at how Tyrannosaurus Rex’s arms would have functioned, a question that has been hotly debated for years. By studying the limbs of two distant modern relatives of the extinct theropod, the researchers... 
NBA G League Creates New Path For Elite Prospects

NBA G League Creates New Path For Elite Prospects

The NBA’s G League has created a new professional path for the best American basketball prospects. Starting in the summer of 2019, “Select Contracts” worth $125,000 will be offered to elite prospects who are at least... 
Supreme Court Lets $400 Million Lead-paint Ruling Stand

Supreme Court Lets $400 Million Lead-paint Ruling Stand

The US Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that requires Conagra Brands and Sherwin-Williams Co. to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation. Sherwin-Williams and units of Conagra had contested the ruling in separate... 
Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

The Music Modernization Act has been signed into law in a high-profile event at the White House. H.R. 1551, known formally as the “Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act”, was written to update music copyright law... 
Anthony Weiner To Be Released From Jail Early

Anthony Weiner To Be Released From Jail Early

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former US representative from New York, will be released three months early next year, according to prison records. His inmate record on the Bureau of Prisons website shows that his release date has been... 
Installment Financing Now Available From Square

Installment Financing Now Available From Square

A new service from Square allows its small business sellers to offer financing to their customers. The service is called Square Installments and it is being run out of Square Capital, a subsidiary of Square that also offers cash advances... 
Walmart Buys Online Retailer Eloquii For Undisclosed Amount

Walmart Buys Online Retailer Eloquii For Undisclosed Amount

Plus-sized online retailer Eloquii has reached a deal to be acquired by Walmart (NYSE: WMT). The terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed to the public. The deal is expected to close later this quarter. Eloquii is considered to... 
Syrian Man To Be Deported After Seven-month Airport Stay

Syrian Man To Be Deported After Seven-month Airport Stay

A Syrian man who has been living in a Malaysian airport for the last seven months has been arrested and will be deported back to Syria. Hassan al-Kontar, 36, had been stranded in the budget terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International... 
First Human Case Of Rat Disease Hepatitis E Found

First Human Case Of Rat Disease Hepatitis E Found

The world’s first human case of rat hepatitis E has been diagnosed in a 56-year-old man from Hong Kong. Chinese scientists discovered the strain of hepatitis was “highly divergent” from other strains found in humans.... 
Montana Judge Blocks Grizzly Bear Hunts In Wyoming, Idaho

Montana Judge Blocks Grizzly Bear Hunts In Wyoming, Idaho

A federal judge in Montana has reinstated legal protections for grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park. The move reverses a 2017 decision by US Fish and Wildlife Service officials to remove the bears’ protections... 
Study Links Popular Herbicide To Honey Bee Deaths

Study Links Popular Herbicide To Honey Bee Deaths

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin appears to link the popular herbicide glyphosate to the widespread destruction of honey bee colonies. According to the University of Maryland and Bee Informed, beekeepers... 
US Sanctions Chinese Agency Over Russian Arms Purchase

US Sanctions Chinese Agency Over Russian Arms Purchase

The United States government has levied economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. According to a statement from US State Department... 
EU Court: British Surveillance Violated Human Rights

EU Court: British Surveillance Violated Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that British surveillance programs are in violation of provisions in the European Convention on Human Rights. The court found the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had failed... 
Pluto May Regain Planet Status

Pluto May Regain Planet Status

A new research study has concluded that Pluto should be reclassified as a planet. According to the study, the reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid. Philip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida,... 
US Accused Of Plotting Coup Of Venezuelan President

US Accused Of Plotting Coup Of Venezuelan President

Venezuela has accused the United States of plotting a coup of its president, Nicolás Maduro. Officials from President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly met secretly with Venezuelan military officials to discuss plans... 
Measles Becoming A Growing Concern Around The World

Measles Becoming A Growing Concern Around The World

More people in Europe contracted measles in the first six months of 2018 than in all of last year. The World Health Organization says more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year. The... 
Argentina Announces New Measures To Slow Currency Collapse

Argentina Announces New Measures To Slow Currency Collapse

Argentina has announced a series of new austerity measures to grapple with the collapse of its currency. Those measures include getting rid of half of its government ministries and hiking taxes on exports. The ministries that would... 
China Accused Of Recruiting Spies On LinkedIn

China Accused Of Recruiting Spies On LinkedIn

China has been accused of using fake LinkedIn accounts to recruit spies in the United States that have government intel. The suspected targets include experts in the fields of supercomputing, semi-conductors, green energy, health care,... 
Arbitrator Rules NFL Collusion Case Can Proceed

Arbitrator Rules NFL Collusion Case Can Proceed

The arbitrator overseeing the case brought by Colin Kaepernick accusing the NFL of colluding to keep him off the field has ruled that the case can proceed. Arbitrator Stephen B. Burbank, who was appointed by the league and the NFL... 
Missouri Regulates What Can Be Called Meat

Missouri Regulates What Can Be Called Meat

This week, Missouri becomes the first state in the country to have a law on the books that prohibits food makers from calling plant-based meat alternatives “meat.” The state law says that if a product doesn’t come from... 
Walt Disney World Employees To Receive Wage Increases And $1,000 Bonuses

Walt Disney World Employees To Receive Wage Increases And $1,000 Bonuses

A settlement reached between Walt Disney World (NYSE: DIS) and a group of unions will give thousands of employees raises under a new contract. The unions represent 38,000 service employees at Walt Disney World, roughly 50 percent of... 
Tax Deduction Limits To Be Reinforced With New Rules

Tax Deduction Limits To Be Reinforced With New Rules

The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department have proposed new rules meant to block schemes by high-tax states to help their residents avoid new limits on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. The tax overhaul passed by President... 
Simone Biles Sets Impressive New Record

Simone Biles Sets Impressive New Record

Simone Biles won a record-breaking fifth US all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships. Biles also won gold in all four events: floor exercise, balance beam, vault, and uneven bars. According to Team USA, Biles is the first... 
Muslim Faithful Prepare For Hajj Holy Pilgrimage

Muslim Faithful Prepare For Hajj Holy Pilgrimage

Over 2 million Muslim faithful, including 1.68 million from abroad, are ready to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The holy pilgrimage is once-in-a-lifetime experience for many Muslims. During the hajj, the pilgrims... 
NYU Offering Free Tuition To Medical Students

NYU Offering Free Tuition To Medical Students

The New York University School of Medicine has announced plans to give every student a full ride. The university will now cover the annual tuition costs of $55,018 for current and future students, regardless of need or merit. About... 
Home Depot 2nd Quarter Results Beat Expectations

Home Depot 2nd Quarter Results Beat Expectations

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) beat Wall Street forecasts for earnings and revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year. The company reported that net earnings rose to $3.5 billion or $3.05 per share in the three months ended July... 
Hurricane Maria Donations Found Rotten And Infested

Hurricane Maria Donations Found Rotten And Infested

Trailers of donations meant for distribution to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico have been found rotten and infested in the parking lot of at a state elections office in San Juan. Radio Isla, a local radio station, posted... 
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...