A New gTLD Kills Itself Off For The Second Time

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-18

For the second time, British pharmacy chain Boots has applied to ICANN to terminate its dot-brand contract, Domain Incite reported. In December, the company asked for its .boots Registry Agreement it signed in 2015 to be ended and ICANN opened the request for public comment this week, the report...

China uses facial recognition to monitor ethnic minorities

Engadget | 2018-01-18

China is adding facial recognition to its overarching surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a Muslim-dominated region in the country's far west that critics claim is under abusive security controls. The geo-fencing tools alert authorities when targets ve... ......

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Industrials pull down US stocks from record highs

Hong Kong Standard | 2018-01-19

Losses among Boeing, General Electric and other big industrial companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before. Energy stocks contributed to the modest decline following a slide in crude oil...

American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax law

Lancaster Online | 2018-01-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law. The company also announced it would suspend its share buy-back program ......

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Secrets of longevity protein revealed

The Hindu | 2018-01-18

Scientists have unveiled the 3D structure of a protein linked to longer lives, paving the way for new therapies to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important...

Don’t ignore oral hygiene. Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Hindustan Times | 2018-01-17

Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned. Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. The findings, led...

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Small town students tackle big ideas

Monterey Herald | 2018-01-19

PACIFIC GROVE >> North Korea's weapon program grew so much in 2017 that a bomb tested in September is believed to be a "real hydrogen bomb," according to a story in The Washington Post. At the rate that it's going, North Korea could test a missile loaded with a live nuclear weapon this year. ......

Students in Snapchat video chant racist lyrics from song that celebrates MLK's death

The Arizona Republic | 2018-01-18

A video circulating on social media that shows several Santan Junior High School students chanting racist lyrics has raised parents&apos concerns. ......

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Madrid ends winless run with late Asensio goal in Copa

This is Money | 2018-01-18

MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid took a small step toward ending its crisis by defeating Leganes 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday. Madrid's reserve team gave another lackluster...

UCI chief calls on Team Sky to suspend Froome

PARIS - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome should be suspended by his Sky team over an adverse drug test, according to world cycling chief David Lappartient. "Sky should suspend Froome. Now, it's not up to me to interfere," Frenchman Lappartient, the International Cycling Union (UCI)...

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New Map Shows Titan Has Global Sea Level Similar To That Of Earth

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-19

The Cassini mission ended last September and researchers have now finally completed the map of Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan, IFL Science reports. There are a...

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Roy Bennett Dies In New Mexico Helicopter Crash

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-18

A fiery helicopter crash killed key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett and four others aboard while on vacation in a remote part of the U.S. state of New...

Report Links Hacking Campaign To Lebanese Security Agency

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-18

One of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been involved in a major hacking operation after careless spies left hundreds of...

28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

Hickory Record | 2018-01-18

AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed. Nearly half of the...

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The Washington Post | 2018-01-19

We’re finally letting the Middle East fight its own battles

A U.S. assistance brigade will ship out this spring, but Afghans will be on the front lines. ......

New York Times | 2018-01-19

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of Human Touch

Touch comes with risks, as expressed about the well-publicized Aziz Ansari date. ......