Published reports indicate that cable channel ESPN is preparing another round of cuts to its on-air talent, as parent company Walt Disney Co (ticker: DIS) continues to try to right the ship at the popular network. Traditional cable TV viewers have flo...Read More »
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Many people are wary of applying for a new credit card because they've heard that their credit score takes a hit when they do it. The truth is that if you play your cards right (pun intended), that credit score ding (typically about five points that l...Read More »
The lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane, said he will also represent a woman whose clash with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend. Thomas Demetrio told CNBC on Monday that he wi...Read More »
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer has lodged a complaint against a former French diplomat accusing him of inciting the assassination of Turkey's leader, his spokesman confirmed Monday. The move follows comments by Philippe Moreau Defarges about ...Read More »
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that speciali...Read More »
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson urges Americans to become more scientifically literate in a short video he posted yesterday (April 19) on his Facebook page. In the video he titled "Science in America," Tyson comments on 21st-century attitu...Read More »
Donald Trump's verbal prowess has often raised eyebrows among the public, with baffled linguists often in the uncomfortable situation to try to guess what he was trying to say on several occasions (the 'bigly' vs. 'big league' debate, anyone? So it doesn't exactly come as a surprise that AP's transcribers struggled to discern what the U.S. president was saying during an interview with White House correspondent Julie Pace. In the transcript of its Friday interview, AP found 16 (!) "unintelligible" instances, which is quite a compelling figure for a single interview. It isn't clear whether Trump mumbled nonexistent words or the recording was of poor quality. Here are a few examples: About the military About Syria About the press and the taxes What was the president trying to say? We're just as baffled as you probably are. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [H/T Jezebel] WATCH: Eric Trump is now a front-runner for the Most Oblivious Thing Ever Said About the Internet by Anyone, Anywhere
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to take down symbols of the Confederacy and the Jim Crow South.
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An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been "compromised." The articles were published by the Springer Nature publishing company in the journal Tumor Biology, between 2012 and 2016. SEE ALSO: Doctors are treating brain cancer with an electric cap The publisher said it found that the papers, which are required to be peer-reviewed, had been submitted to reviewers who had fake email addresses. "We are retracting these published papers because the peer review process required for publication in our journals had been deliberately compromised by fabricated peer reviewer reports," Springer Nature said in a statement on RetractionWatch.com. The articles were submitted with the names of real researchers, but fabricated email addresses, Peter Butler, editorial director at Springer Nature for cell biology and biochemistry, was quoted in a report by state-run China Daily. After investigating and following up with the real reviewers, the latters confirmed to Springer Nature that they did not do the peer review. The authors involved in the incident all hail from Chinese organisations, with a large majority of the articles involving research in the field of cancer. WATCH: Scientists discovered a rare giant black worm monster in the Philippines
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
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