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Facebook hires State Department lawyer Jennifer Newstead as legal counsel

26 min ago from UPI

Facebook announced Monday that U.S. Department of State legal adviser Jennifer Newstead will join the company as general counsel.

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas former White House counsel Don McGahn

2 hours ago from UPI

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., issued a subpoena on Monday seeking testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn.

U.S. offers $10M for financial disruption to Lebanon's Hezbollah

3 hours ago from UPI

The U.S. government on Monday offered a $10 million reward for information leading to a financial disruption to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

WNBA and CBS agree to multiyear television deal

4 hours ago from UPI

The Women's National Basketball Association and CBS on Monday announced a multiyear partnership in which CBS Sports Network will televise live games this season.

A deep learning tool for personalized workout recommendations from fitness tracking data

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Computer scientists have developed FitRec, a recommendation tool powered by deep learning, that is able to better estimate runners' heart rates during a workout and predict and recommend routes.

UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima killed after argument with ride-sharing driver

4 hours ago from UPI

UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima is dead after allegedly being run over by a car following an argument with a ride-share driver in Belem, Brazil.

Half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the US, according to researchers. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs and...

Kylian Mbappe 'invested' in PSG, won't go to Real Madrid

5 hours ago from UPI

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe said he is invested in the Ligue 1 club and doesn't plan to go to La Liga power Real Madrid.

Social Security costs will exceed revenues next year, analysis says

6 hours ago from UPI

The Social Security Administration's annual trustees report issued a stern warning Monday -- costs will exceed revenues next year for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Eagles OT Lane Johnson claps back at Donovan McNabb for Carson Wentz slight

6 hours ago from UPI

Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson protected Carson Wentz in a different way this weekend, responding to a slight on the quarterback from a franchise icon.

Warriors' Klay Thompson credits ocean swim as key to big game

6 hours ago from UPI

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson was a big factor in the teams' game four win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, putting in 32 points.

Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

6 hours ago from Physorg

Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking.

Students in Vietnam under fire in college admission scandal

6 hours ago from UPI

More than 100 university students in Vietnam are accused of manipulating their test scores.

Oregon man wins $150,000 Powerball prize thanks to checkout confusion

6 hours ago from UPI

A novice lottery player in Oregon who ended up confused while trying to buy a Powerball ticket had his inexperience pay off when he won $150,000.

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

7 hours ago from Physorg

The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state.

Rurality, social identity is driving polarization in Iowa

7 hours ago from Physorg

As the race for the 2020 presidential election ramps up, so too will questions about voter attitudes in states that switched from blue to red in 2016.

USS Charleston arrives in home port in San Diego

7 hours ago from UPI

The USS Charleston, a littoral combat ship, has arrived at its San Diego home port after completing a maiden voyage that began at the shipyard in Alabama.

71 new measles cases push U.S. closer to record level

7 hours ago from UPI

Seventy-one new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, bringing the total near a record for a year, federal health officials said Monday.

Kraft Heinz names former AB InBev exec Miguel Patricio new CEO to replace Bernard Hees

7 hours ago from UPI

Kraft Heinz is replacing CEO Bernard Hees with former AB InBev executive Miguel Patricio, the company announced Monday.

Samsung delays China launch of foldable smartphone

7 hours ago from UPI

Smartphone maker Samsung has postponed the China launch of its new Galaxy Fold after reports of problems with the revolutionary folding display.

Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

8 hours ago from Physorg

An Arizona-based semiconductor supplier will purchase GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing plant in the Hudson Valley, adding 150 new jobs and preserving hundreds of others as part of a $720 million...

Watch: Wine tasting features alpacas as special guests

8 hours ago from UPI

A Texas ranch said unexpectedly high demand led them to turn 1,000 people away from an unusual event: wine with alpacas.

Watch: Mets' Pete Alonso hits 444-foot homer in loss to Cardinals

8 hours ago from UPI

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso obliterated a Dakota Hudson slider for a 444-foot solo homer in the first inning of a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Slime mold memorizes foreign substances by absorbing them

8 hours ago from UPI

The slime mold Physarum polycephalum doesn't have a nervous system, yet the single-celled organism is capable of learning and communicating.

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

8 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Vancouver woman is sounding the alarm for millions of Canadians who have credit and debit cards, after her financial information was shared without her realizing it. Turns out, some...

2020 race for president: Who's running so far

8 hours ago from UPI

Some 2020 presidential campaigns are off and running, with a diverse slate of Democrats -- and one Republican -- vying to challenge President Donald Trump.

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

9 hours ago from Physorg

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly...