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Scores protest against new Amazon HQ in Queens, NY

5 days ago from Physorg

Around 100 people on Wednesday protested against Amazon's impending arrival in New York's borough of Queens, condemning $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives, and worried ordinary families will be...

EU to curb phone costs, set up emergency alert system

5 days ago from Physorg

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to limit prices for phone calls and text messages between EU countries and to set up an alert system during natural disasters or terror attacks.

Peppers among nominees for sportsmanship award

5 days ago from UPI

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz are three of the 32 nominees for the fifth annual Art...

Bucs' Pierre-Paul on facing Giants: 'Emotions running big'

5 days ago from UPI

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul plans to let out his frustrations against his former team on Sunday.

Snapchat parent hands over data for US inquiry

5 days ago from Physorg

Snapchat's parent company Snap said Wednesday US officials are looking into how forthright the company was with aspiring investors prior to its stock market debut last year.

Unintended consequences of dams, reservoirs worsen water shortages, study finds

5 days ago from UPI

Reservoirs are supposed to solve the problem of water shortages, but new research suggests their unintended effects can worsen water crises in the long run.

Watch: Wood sent flying on highway breaks bus windshield

5 days ago from UPI

A bus dashboard camera on a Chinese highway captured the moment a piece of wood went airborne and smashed into the windshield.

Senate leaders keep their posts; Kevin McCarthy gets House post

5 days ago from UPI

Republicans in the House elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy as their new leader Wednesday while Senate leaders kept their posts for the new Congress.

U.S. has spent nearly $6 trillion on 'war on terror,' study says

5 days ago from UPI

The United States has spent or will have spent nearly $6 trillion on its war on terrorism since it began in 2001, a new study showed Wednesday.

U.N. Security Council lifts nine-year-old embargo against Eritrea

5 days ago from UPI

The United Nations Security Council unanimously lifted sanctions against Eritrea Wednesday that lasted for nearly a decade.

Senate leaders keep their posts; House leadership less certain

5 days ago from UPI

GOP and Democratic Party leaders in the Senate were reaffirmed to their posts Wednesday, as lawmakers try and sort out candidates in the newly-constructed House.

Watch: Deer leaps through window into principal's office

5 days ago from UPI

A student recording video of a deer outside an Iowa high school captured the moment the animal jumped through a window into an office.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David nursing sprained MCL

5 days ago from UPI

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David's availability for Sunday's road game against the New York Giants is in question after sustaining a sprained MCL.

Look: Miley Cyrus posts photo of burned down house from California wildfires

5 days ago from UPI

Miley Cyrus posted on Twitter a photo of her burned down house that was affected by the raging wildfires in California.

Retired Gen. John Abizaid nominated as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

5 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has nominated retired Gen. John Abizaid as the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a position that's been vacant for nearly two years.

Retired Navy Capt. Jeff Breslau pleads guilty in 'Fat Leonard' corruption scandal

5 days ago from UPI

A retired Navy captain has pleaded guilty to charges in the U.S. Navy's "Fat Leonard" corruption case.

DARPA issues contract proposition for hypersonic missile defense

5 days ago from UPI

DARPA has released proposals for the development of missile defense systems called Glide Breaker fielding interceptors capable of downing the hypersonic weapons currently in development.

Family claims second lotto prize 60 years later

5 days ago from UPI

A Western Australia family celebrating a nearly $1.5 million lottery jackpot said it's actually their second win after scoring a lottery prize 60 years ago.

Watch: LSU's Skylar Mays completes gigantic one-handed slam

5 days ago from UPI

LSU junior Skylar Mays soared through the sky for a gargantuan one-handed jam in the Tigers' win against Memphis.

Watch: Jennifer Aniston is a former beauty queen in first trailer for 'Dumplin''

5 days ago from UPI

Jennifer Aniston stars as a former beauty queen who judges her daughter in a beauty pageant in the first trailer for "Dumplin'."

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz charged with attacking jail guard

5 days ago from UPI

Parkland High School shooter Nikolas Cruz attacked a police officer this week at his South Florida jail, court records showed Wednesday.

Reinforcements arrive to back pro-government fighting in Hudaydah, Yemen

5 days ago from UPI

Reinforcements loyal to the former Yemen government arrived in Hudaydah for an offensive to retake the port city from Houthi rebels.

Using social media to weaken the wrath of terror attacks

5 days ago from Physorg

Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism experts from...

ɸ and citizen science

5 days ago from European Space Agency

During ɸ-week, Margaret Gold from the European Citizen Science Association talks about the advantages of citizens getting involved to support Earth observation

Justice Department, SEC seek info from Snap over IPO claims

5 days ago from UPI

Snap said Tuesday the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission have requested documents in connection with its 2017 initial public offering.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson, Packers' Aaron Rodgers set to rekindle rivalry

5 days ago from UPI

In 2014, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks played in the NFC Championship Game.

The million dollar drug that patients can't access

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Glybera is a made-in-Canada discovery that made history, becoming the world's first drug approved to treat a genetic disease. But when it went on the market at a price of...

Watch: Disabled car leads to highway wedding photo

5 days ago from UPI

A vintage car's break-down at the side of a Texas highway led to a couple getting some truly unique wedding photos on the freeway.