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FBI Report Doesn’t Hold Good News on Hate Crimes

November 13, 2018 |

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17% in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row. An annual report shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias (59.6% of incidents),…
Newser

Elephants Have Bad News for Poachers: We Evolved

November 11, 2018 |

How can elephants fend off ivory poachers? By never growing tusks at all. A shocking 32% of female elephants in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park are now born tuskless—a far cry from the 2% to 4% naturally occurring in Africa’s wild, according to research published in National Geographic . But it…
Newser

CNN

Duterte goes after top Philippines news site

November 11, 2018 |

The Philippine Department of Justice has charged one of the country’s top media outlets and the company’s president with tax evasion.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Two news anchors at China’s state-run news agency aren’t human

November 10, 2018 |

The news never sleeps, and neither do the two new anchors at China’s state-run news agency.

New China News Agency on Wednesday unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first news anchors powered by artificial intelligence, at the World Internet Conference in China’s Zhejiang province. From the outside,…


L.A. Times – Business

New Report on Hush Payments Could Be Bad News for Trump

November 9, 2018 |

The Wall Street Journal is out with an investigative report on President Trump asserting that he played a direct role in arranging hush-money payments to women alleging affairs with him, despite two years of denials. Trump “was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements,” says the…
Newser

Trump, at News Conference, Vows to Retaliate Against Any Investigations

November 8, 2018 |

President Trump pledged to retaliate against any investigations launched by majority House Democrats in the new Congress, during a post-midterm news conference in which he repeatedly struck a combative stance while also calling for bipartisanship.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

8 Big Lines From Trump’s News Conference

November 7, 2018 |

In his news conference following the midterms, President Trump touted the history-making elements of his party’s wins Tuesday night, spoke of bipartisanship, and got into it with a CNN reporter. Highlights: “It was a big day yesterday, an incredible day. And last night the Republican Party defied history to expand…
Newser

More Bad News for Nation Already Plagued by Suicide

November 6, 2018 |

Tragic news for Japan: The nation’s youth suicide rate has reached its highest point in 32 years, the New York Times reports. The government says 250 children from elementary to high-school levels killed themselves in 2017, a slight uptick from the year before in a nation already grappling with high…
Newser

Fox News: Hannity’s Campaign Appearance With Trump Not OK

November 6, 2018 |

Hours after Fox News host Sean Hannity’s controversial appearance at President Trump’s final rally before the midterm elections, the network issued a rebuke of his actions, the AP reports. “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” the network said in a statement Tuesday, per Variety . “We…
Newser

There’s Good News for 401(k) Account Holders

November 5, 2018 |

The average 401(k) balance in the US has hit a record high. According to Fidelity Investments’ most recent quarterly analysis of its 30 million customers, that average was $ 106,500 at the end of the third quarter, USA Today reports. That’s almost 7% higher than a year prior and almost…
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