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Europe's Instex is a failed attempt at appeasing Iranian regime

6 days ago from UPI

Europe's front-line appeasers are trying desperately to rescue their flagship sanctions-busting policy for Iran.

Suncor taps winged thugs to scare off warmth-seeking ravens at oilsands plant

Two winged thugs are getting soaring reviews for their raven-management program at an oilsands base plant.

International "fake news" committee to demand testimony from tech giants

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

The "International Grand Committee" wants to hear from Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, and other industry giants

Man dead after Bay Area standoff with hijacked UPS truck

6 days ago from UPI

What started as a police chase through San Jose, Calif., quickly escalated to a hostage situation, as a package delivery driver was held at gunpoint.

U.N. campaign aims to raise $920M to help displaced Rohingya refugees

6 days ago from UPI

A pair of United Nations aid agencies started a campaign Friday to raise nearly $1 billion to help more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

The Curious Case of the Cassowary Casque

6 days ago from Science Blog

An incendiary flash of colour – Your violent hues scatter the scrub; We watch as you forage for food, Using your casque like a fork.   Reptilian eyes stare unblinkingly,...

Federal Student Aid audit: Oversight of student loans lacking

6 days ago from UPI

The U.S Department of Education's student loans unit failed to oversee and hold accountable the companies it pays to manage the nation's student loan debt.

Police: reports of Jussie Smollett attack a hoax 'unconfirmed'

6 days ago from UPI

Chicago police said Thursday that media reports calling the attack against actor Jussie Smollett a hoax are "unconfirmed."

Combatant Command chiefs warn of ongoing threats from Russia, Islamic State

6 days ago from UPI

The heads of U.S. Cyber Command and Special Operations Command warned lawmakers Thursday about growing threats and declaring victory in Syria.

'I'm standing up for our planet'

Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done over climate change.

Ask Well: Can You Get Over a Food Intolerance?

6 days ago from NY Times Health

Foods most often associated with intolerances were chocolate, food additives, citrus fruits, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese, eggs and nuts.

China's Didi to restructure following passenger murders

6 days ago from Physorg

Chinese ride-hailing leader Didi Chuxing will streamline operations and make cuts to non-core business units as it doubles down on safety after the murders of two passengers clobbered its image,...

India warns Pakistan it will pay 'a hefty price' for Pulwama attack

6 days ago from UPI

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan that it "is on a path to its own destruction."

Lawmakers taking multi-pronged approach to make Hawaii 1st state to ban cigarettes

6 days ago from UPI

Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to ban cigarettes entirely -- an idea bolstered this year by a plan to raise the legal smoking age to 100.

European car sales begin 2019 in reverse

6 days ago from Physorg

European car sales fell by 4.6 percent in January from the same month last year, an industry body said Friday, in another worrying sign of economic slowdown.

Alibaba takes stake in Chinese video platform Bilibili

6 days ago from Physorg

Alibaba has bought an eight percent stake in Chinese online video sharing and entertainment service Bilibili for an undisclosed amount, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Federal Student Aid audit: oversight of student loans lacking

6 days ago from UPI

The U.S Department of Education's student loans unit failed to oversee and hold accountable the companies it pays to manage the nation's student loan debt.

Victory or catastrophe? Amazon's pull-out leaves New York divided

6 days ago from Physorg

Thousands of lost jobs or a victory against a monolith: reactions were sharply divided Thursday after Amazon abandoned its plans for a new headquarters in New York.

In America, high-speed train travel is off track

6 days ago from Physorg

California's suspension this week of a high-speed rail project underscores the up-hill battle the modern mode of transport faces in the United States—including myriad cultural, political and economic obstacles.

Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

6 days ago from Physorg

Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said Thursday in response to media reports of the security tactic.

Report: Facebook, FTC discussing 'multibillion dollar' fine

6 days ago from Physorg

A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.

USFK chief: American troop presence in South Korea not related to end-of-war declaration or peace treaty

6 days ago from UPI

U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Robert Abrams said Friday that the presence of American troops in South Korea is not related to an end-of-war declaration.

Police: reports of Jussie Smollett attack a hoax 'unconfirmed'

6 days ago from UPI

Chicago police said Thursday that media reports calling the attack against actor Jussie Smollett a hoax are "unconfirmed."

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

6 days ago from Physorg

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax...

State department issues Haiti travel warning as protests turn violent

6 days ago from UPI

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning Thursday ordering all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members home.

Latest plan for California high-speed rail: Build incrementally

6 days ago from Science Blog

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tues., Feb. 12, 2019 in his first State of the State address since taking office announced a new plan for the state’s high-speed rail project....

Markieff Morris agrees to deal with Oklahoma City Thunder

6 days ago from UPI

Free-agent forward Markieff Morris agreed to a deal with Oklahoma City on Thursday as the Thunder gear up for a postseason run.

California man receives 12 years in prison for starting Cranston Fire

6 days ago from UPI

A judge in Riverside County, Calif., sentenced a man to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to starting a wildfire last year.