Michelle Quirk

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The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

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Snapchat turned down more than $3B from Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has dangled more than $3 billion in cash to woo Snapchat, the popular photo-messaging used by younger audiences, amid growing signs of waning interest among teens in the world's largest social network.<p>The Los Angeles-based company, founded by 23-year-old Evan Spiegel, …

Student charged after 3 injured in shooting outside Pittsburgh high school

Authorities say a 16-year-old student has been charged with shooting and injuring three students as they headed to their cars outside of Brashear High School in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.<p>Anjohnito Willett Jr. awaited arraignment on four counts each of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and …

Europe to allow gate-to-gate electronics use by the end of November

Certain air travelers in Europe will soon be free to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers and music players during all phases of flight. An announcement today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) states that the organization will extend new guidelines by the end of this month, enabling …

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Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …