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Google, Facebook and Amazon face tough questioning over potential monopolies
The tech giants weathered many critiques during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Meanwhile, Apple got less attention.
Jul 16, 2019 23:50 UTC Business Read More

Microsoft worker charged with stealing millions in digital currency scam
A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency.
Jul 16, 2019 23:45 UTC Business Read More

Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik's Cube Without Human Help
Fancy algorithms capable of solving a Rubik's Cube have appeared before, but a new system from the University of California, Irvine uses artificial intelligence to…
Jul 16, 2019 23:29 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Alzheimer's Could Be Slowed by Fewer Than 9,000 Steps a Day, Shows Study Linking Exercise With the Disease
Scientists believe even moderate amounts of exercise can slow cognitive decline in people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A study published in the…
Jul 16, 2019 23:14 UTC Fitness Read More

Biden’s doubling down on ObamaCare — lies included
President Barack Obama's claim about keeping your doctor under ObamaCare was the 2013 PolitiFact “Lie of the Year.” Now ex-veep Joe Biden's echoed claim…
Jul 16, 2019 22:41 UTC Health-Care Read More

Mental illness means shorter life expectancy but physical health is key, experts say
Early intervention in physical health is key to closing a 20-year life expectancy gap for people with mental illness, experts say.
Jul 16, 2019 22:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Pro bodybuilder, recovering from anorexia, hopes to compete at world champs
In her hospital bed, Amy George's grandma asked her not to die before she did. Ten years later, the bodybuilder is recovering from anorexia.
Jul 16, 2019 22:10 UTC Fitness Read More

Tiny vibration-powered robots could repair your body from the inside
There are many challenges to developing robots that could operate within your body, not the least of which is finding a power source -- you can't exactly strap...
Jul 16, 2019 21:48 UTC Science Read More

Stocks Decline as Earnings Roll In; Bonds Climb: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell as investors assessed mixed corporate earnings amid *fresh* trade tension. Treasuries rose and the dollar was steady. The S&P 500 Index…
Jul 16, 2019 21:45 UTC Markets Read More

Nurse practitioners are the solution to health care provider shortages TheHill
NPs are uniquely qualified to provide high-quality, comprehensive and cost-effective primary health care to all patients. It's time that policymakers at both the…
Jul 16, 2019 21:45 UTC Health-Care Read More

DC news outlet pulls feature crediting Nazi rocket scientist for Apollo 11 moon landing TheHill
Washington radio station WTOP apologized Tuesday after pulling a story that commended Nazi aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun as part of the…
Jul 16, 2019 21:43 UTC Science Read More

Hahnemann announces timeline for shutdown; ER closes entirely Aug. 16
Hahnemann University Hospital's owners have said the debt-ridden institution will stay open until Sept. 6, but a new timeline announced Tuesday indicates the…
Jul 16, 2019 21:42 UTC Health-Care Read More

CMS approves GuideWell Connect for ACA direct enrollment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved GuideWell Connect as an Affordable Care Act direct enrollment platform.
Jul 16, 2019 21:34 UTC Health-Care Read More

Perkins Coie Adds Trio of Employment Pros from McGuireWoods
McGuireWoods partners Richard Hankins, Brennan Bolt, and Seth Borden have joined Perkin Coie as partners; The trio have advised corporations like Boeing…
Jul 16, 2019 21:33 UTC Jobs Read More

Financial Crisis Bear Market Is Scary Close
Everyone knows something bad is brewing not just in the USA but globally within the financial systems. Most countries are bankrupt, and almost all currencies…
Jul 16, 2019 21:33 UTC Markets Read More

Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death, study finds
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and…
Jul 16, 2019 21:18 UTC Health Read More

Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death, study finds
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and…
Jul 16, 2019 21:18 UTC Nutrition Read More

The TSP stock funds and the coming bear market
The current bull market is more than a decade old and is long overdue for a major correction. Financial planner Arthur Stein offered his thoughts.
Jul 16, 2019 21:15 UTC Markets Read More

46 mosquitoes with serious viruses found in Fresno County
Collection of infected mosquitoes has spread across Fresno, Clovis, and Sanger putting people in danger of getting an infection causing problems ranging from…
Jul 16, 2019 21:09 UTC Health Read More

Evolutionary guard against starvation linked to difficulty losing weight
Researchers have linked a protein dubbed "RAGE," evolved as an anti-starvation mechanism, with difficulty losing weight.
Jul 16, 2019 21:07 UTC Health Read More

Kyle Wingfield column: Dont fear Affordable Care Act court case fallout
The first time Obamacare supporters had their day in court, the law largely survived. Could another lawsuit to overturn the law prove more successful?
Jul 16, 2019 20:54 UTC Health-Care Read More

Stop Using These Recalled Eye Drops Right Now
Several types of over-the-counter eye drops, including those packaged specifically under the Walmart, Walgreens and CVS brands have been recalled due to…
Jul 16, 2019 20:44 UTC Business Read More

5 easy ways to keep your smartphone safe from hackers
Our smartphones hold a massive amount of personal information. Here are five easy steps you can take to keep your data safe.
Jul 16, 2019 20:43 UTC Gadgets Read More

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