Month: January 2017

Silicon Valley Reacts to Trump’s Travel Ban

Silicon Valley Reacts to Trump’s Travel Ban

Google, Apple, and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The U.S tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical...

/ January 31, 2017
Lyft Donates $1M to ACLU Amid #DeleteUber Controversy

Lyft Donates $1M to ACLU Amid #DeleteUber Controversy

Uber’s actions during President Trump’s immigration ban Saturday stirred an impromptu wave of people deleting the ride-hailing app from their phones, while the company’s chief rival made a donation to fight the blockade. Uber angered some users by temporarily canceling...

/ January 30, 2017
‘Baby Boxes’ Fight the Leading Cause of Infant Death

Can ‘Baby Boxes’ Fight the Leading Cause of Infant Death?

Finland has found an unusual solution to a leading cause of infant death — baby boxes. Now the state of New Jersey and hospitals across the United States are adopting Finland’s example. Since 1949, the Finnish government has offered every...

/ January 30, 2017
White House Reverses Stance on Green Card Holders

White House Reverses Stance on Green Card Holders

The White House on Sunday tried to tamp down concerns about President Donald Trump’s sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests, as some Republicans in Congress urged him to proceed with caution in the face of legal pushback....

/ January 30, 2017
muslim-travel-ban

Trump Travel Ban Causes Chaos

President Donald Trump’s immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering opposition to the sweeping measure that was blocked by several federal courts. Attorneys...

/ January 30, 2017
Scientists Want to Grow Human Organs in Pigs

Scientists Want to Grow Human Organs in Pigs

Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of each embryo, and...

/ January 27, 2017
Trump Properties Face International Terror Risk

Trump Properties Face International Terror Risk

Businesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump’s name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence. As Trump remains a brand...

/ January 26, 2017
Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trump Signs Executive Order to Remove US From TPP

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama’s legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week...

/ January 26, 2017

[Video] Train crashes into Fedex Truck

A transit train slammed into a FedEx tractor-trailer in North Salt Lake, Utah. The gates and flashing lights were not working properly at the time. Apparently, the gates were affected by severe ice and snow and they came down after...

/ January 25, 2017
Winter Storms Leave 19 Dead

[VIDEO] Winter Storms Leave 19 Dead

Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia. Stafford, 74, had just gone to the bathroom during Sunday’s football...

/ January 25, 2017