Paul Campagna

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Grammy Awards Hits Seven-Year Ratings Low

The overstuffed, overdone interval known as awards season appears to be losing its luster, as the latest big-ticket trophy TV franchise just posted …

We're not sure if Zika is causing all those microcephaly cases. But there's no evidence it's pesticides.

The Zika virus isn't the only thing that seems to be spreading quickly in Brazil. Rumors about the surge in microcephaly cases are, too.<p>The most widely accepted hypothesis is that Zika is responsible for at least some of the cases of the severe birth defect. It’s a plausible one, given what we know …

SolarCity to Use Tesla Batteries for Project in Hawaii

Solar installer SolarCity announced on Tuesday that it plans to use batteries from electric car maker Tesla for a solar project that it has been …

New Evidence Stacks Up in Case Against the NFL's Former Helmet Maker

Helmet maker Riddell’s defense in a lawsuit from former NFL players over concussion-related issues is weakening.<p>The company is currently embroiled in …

Scrap the $100 bill and make life tougher for criminals, Larry Summers says

The $100 bill should be scrapped to make things more difficult for tax cheats and other criminals, according to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.<p>Summers cites a study just published by researchers at Harvard business school arguing that eliminating large denomination bills would have little …

Central Banks

Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

A new study says a person’s risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.<p>It’s the latest in a series of studies of the Neanderthal genetic heritage in modern people. Past studies have suggested that heritage raises the risk of allergies, for …

Manitoba government ad has erroneous job number in lead-up to election

An advertising campaign that touts the Manitoba government's environmental-job creation record has a big math problem.<p>The ad, which ran on television …

Chinese-only bus shelter ads in Richmond being phased out

Chinese-only bus shelter advertising in Richmond is about to be phased out thanks to tweaks the city has made to a contract with a yet-to-be named …

This beautiful commercial shows people finding love and acceptance from their parents

Graham-cracker Honey Maid has built a new brand over the past year or so around embracing the full scope of American families — making a point of …

Social media companies aim to take advertising to the next level

The amount of time people spend on their phones every day is, quite literally, jaw-dropping. And considering how much of that time is spent checking in on social networks, it's no surprise that for some time now, they have been a growing draw for advertisers.<p>But recent, and ongoing, changes to …

S.C. Dem chair: Sanders 'has to make it real'

For all his success in communicating his message about income inequality, Bernie Sanders may face a challenge in bringing in voters in South Carolina, the state's Democratic Party chairman said Thursday.<p>"We’ve been pushing equal pay for women, and that’s an important point within the Democratic …

Federal grand jury begins hearing evidence in Eric Garner’s death

A federal grand jury has begun hearing evidence in the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man whose videotaped takedown by New York City police officers sparked national outrage, according to an official familiar with the case and an attorney for one of the officers involved.<p>Federal prosecutors, …

Associated Press News

Negative Interest Rates Won't Save Us

The hot topic on Capitol Hill is negative interest rates.<p>With central banks in Europe and Asia increasingly turning to the once unthinkable monetary …

Mexican inmates' kin seek answers after deadly prison riot in Monterrey

The families of some prisoners at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, gathered outside the facility Thursday after a brawl left about 50 inmates dead and 12 injured.<p>In the absence of news about their loved ones, others turned to a local agency, Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos, or …

Scene Report: Housing in Seattle

<b>It's no secret</b> that the rental market in Seattle is bonkers. Still, development is a gradual process. While some Seattleites have been forced to pony …

9 Surprising Foods That Are Only Pretending to Be Healthy

It’s no shock that nutritionists will tell you to load up on more avocados and kale than chili cheese fries and cake, but sometimes the line between healthy and unhealthy food seems pretty blurry. When you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet, you don’t want any surprises throwing you off track. …

Nutrition

An Artist Discovers His Black Heritage Through Photography

German-born photographer Zun Lee documents the special non-special moments of black family life.<p>In his late thirties, Zun Lee discovered that he was not the son of two Korean immigrants to Frankfurt, Germany, as he had believed for most of his life. He was the son of one Korean immigrant—his …

Uber agrees to pay $28.5 million to end lawsuit about safety ads

On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay $28.5 million to 25 million riders to settle a class-action case surrounding its safety practices advertisements.<p>After expected lawyer's fees, that will leave riders with a whopping 82 cents each.<p>As part of the settlement, Uber must refrain from using certain …

Judiciary

AIG Settles with Activist Carl Icahn

Score another victory for activists, sort of.<p>On Thursday, American International Group (aig) agreed to give two board seats to hedge fund managers …

The Clinton-Sanders Fight: What Does It Mean to Be Progressive?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to redefine progressive politics in a way that would in effect create a new wing of the Democratic Party. And Hillary Clinton is fighting Sanders over what it means to be a progressive, wary of being labeled a centrist or a moderate in an increasingly liberal …

Tropical Tonga declares Zika outbreak after five cases confirmed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The tiny South Pacific island nation of Tonga has declared an outbreak of the Zika virus after five cases of the mosquito-borne illness were confirmed and another 259 suspected, the country’s chief medical officer said on Friday.<p>Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec …

Public Health

Clinton and Sanders Take the High Road on Scandals at Democratic Debate

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders passed on opportunities to attack each other at Thursday night’s debate on the …