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Pastor’s Foul-Mouthed Tweets Lead to His Resignation

May 20, 2018 |

A California pastor has resigned in the wake of controversy that followed his use of some foul language while bashing his city on social media. In Twitter posts that wound up on the desks of Palo Alto city council members, Rev. Gregory Stevens, associate pastor at First Baptist Church, reportedly…
Newser

Following US lead, Guatemala moves embassy to Jerusalem

May 16, 2018 |

Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States.
FOX News

Dennis Rodman: My Gift Helped Lead to Korean Summit

April 30, 2018 |

Dennis Rodman has been striving for a diplomatic solution regarding the Korean Peninsula going back to Obama , claiming he knows exactly what North Korea needs. And now that last week’s summit has concluded with promises to end the war between the two nations and work toward “complete denuclearization,” the former…
Newser

Stock market surges as Facebook, technology companies lead rally

April 26, 2018 |

U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as Facebook leads a big rally for technology companies.

The social media platform jumped after its recent data privacy scandal didn’t appear to affect business in the first quarter. Other big technology companies also moved higher, as did retailers. Chipotle Mexican…


L.A. Times – Business

Tech Companies, Consumer Products Lead US Indexes Lower

April 19, 2018 |

The stock market had its first loss of the week as technology companies and consumer products makers led US indexes lower, the AP reports. Apple lost 2.8% Thursday and tobacco maker Philip Morris International plunged 15.6% after reporting weak results, noting that sales of its iQos device in…
Newser

Technology, bank stocks lead market to early gains

April 5, 2018 |

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the market builds on a solid gain from late in the day before.

Technology companies and banks put up solid gains early Thursday. Facebook climbed 3% and JPMorgan Chase rose 1.6%.

Stocks rose late in the day Wednesday and fears eased that the U.S. and…


L.A. Times – Business

A Midlife ‘Wealth Shock’ May Lead to Your Death

April 4, 2018 |

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn’t. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a “wealth shock,” crossed…
Newser

Austin Cops Hope Surveillance Tapes Lead to ‘Serial Bomber’

March 19, 2018 |

Austin police appear to have no leads after the fourth explosion by someone they’re now calling a “serial bomber,” but they hope the public can help. Interim Police Chief Brian Manley on Monday asked residents to hand over their home surveillance footage after Sunday night’s blast, reports the Austin American-Statesman…
Newser

Florida Bridge Collapse May Lead to Criminal Charges

March 16, 2018 |

“It’s obviously an accident,” the Miami Herald quotes Juan Perez as saying of Thursday’s deadly pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University. “We have to look to see if somebody contributed to that accident.” The Miami-Dade police chief says criminal charges are possible after the brand-new bridge collapsed, killing at…
Newser

US Deaths Tied to ‘Ubiquitous but Insidious’ Lead: 410K a Year

March 13, 2018 |

A study on “ubiquitous but insidious” lead exposure is being deemed a “big deal” after researchers found a link between lead exposure and the deaths of around a quarter-million Americans annually from heart disease. In what USA Today says is the first study using a nationally representative sample to look…
Newser