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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as company's CEO

Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as the ride-sharing app’s chief executive officer in the face of shareholder outrage over company …

Sexual Harassment

Doctor Who Wrote 1980 Letter On Painkillers Regrets That It Fed The Opioid Crisis

A one-paragraph letter, barely a hundred words long, unwittingly became a major contributor to today's opioid crisis, researchers say.<p>"This has recently been a matter of a lot of angst for me," Dr. Hershel Jick, co-author of that letter, told <i>Morning Edition</i> host David Greene recently. "We have …

Medicine

Uber sends apology email to its NYC riders

Uber's list of "issues" seems to grow with each passing day. Even when it tries to turn things around something goes wrong like one of its board members making a sexist remark and ending up leaving his seat. But it's still trying to convince its customers that it's willing to change and has even …

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

London fire: Protests held as fire anger increases

<b>Protests were held in London as residents demanded support for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.</b><p>Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public said the homeless needed help "right now".<p>Crowds gathered outside a hall where PM Theresa May met …

Facebook is testing products to connect its users to local news

As part of its ongoing push to build relationships with local publishers, Facebook is testing products that can help people better connect with local …

Facebook's latest journalism fix connects users with local news

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and company announced the Facebook Journalism Project -- an initiative to repair the social network's reputation with journalists and help fight the spread of fake news. The project already introduced curated news digests and some general tweaks to the News Feed …

No one can tell why this completely normal shirt got an honor student suspended

A high school honor student with a 4.4 GPA has been suspended over an alleged dress code violation, preventing her from participating in senior class …

Columbus could be the next startup city

Ever since I wrote about the Midwest last year I’ve been keeping my eyes on Columbus. I decided to hold a small pitch-off to meet some of the startups I saw last time I had driven through. The pitch-off was a success and a company called Wyzzer took first place and the quirky Hopper Carts came in …

Where have all the children gone?

America’s never-ending war on terror has contributed to the instances of trauma suffered globally among children<p>“This is a war against normal life.” So said CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward, describing the situation at this moment in Syria, as well as in other parts of the Middle East. It was one of …

Trump's Cuba Policy Will Fail

The architect of Obama's Cuba opening argues that the president’s rollback is a pointless mistake.<p>One of the most depressing things about President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back elements of the Cuba opening is how predictable it was. A Republican candidate for president makes last-minute …

Cuba

Trump's latest financial disclosure shows he owes lenders at least $315 million

Trump reported income of at least $594 million for 2016 and early 2017 and assets worth at least $1.4 billion.<p>The 98-page disclosure document posted on the office's website showed liabilities for Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of German-based Deutsche …

Look Inside Spain’s Unusual Baby Jumping Festival

This unorthodox baptism dates back to the 17th century and has roots in paganism.<p>Once a year in mid-June, devils run wild in the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia.<p>A blend of Catholic and pagan rituals meant to represent the triumph of good over evil, the festival of El Colacho dates back to …

Festivals

Amazon’s ready to own the future of grocery shopping

"When I look at the menu," Jeff Bezos allegedly said, "you're the thing I don't understand, the thing I've never had." He was explaining to Matt Rutledge, founder of Woot, why Amazon had bought his online anti-retailer for $110 million. Bezos justified the purchase of the site the same way he'd …

eCommerce

China nursery explosion was a bomb made by man who died at the scene

An explosion at a nursery in China which killed eight people and left dozens injured was caused by a makeshift bomb that was made by a man who died at the scene, police said on Friday.<p>The local public security bureau also said they found carvings on the wall inside the rented home of the …