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  • [Sports]Novak Djokovic mounts rally after racket slam to reach semifinals - ESPN08/18 11:40

    ESPNNovak Djokovic mounts rally after racket slam to reach semifinalsESPNMASON, Ohio -- Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Enraged by his poor play at the outset, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over ...and more »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies08/18 11:40

    Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday after a short illness, his foundation announced. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness," the foundation said in a statement. The Ghanaian national, who lived in Switzerland, was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and who is widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics during his two terms as UN chief, from 1997 to 2006.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Weekend at Elon's: A Tesla subplot with Azealia Banks - CNBC08/18 11:30

    CNBCWeekend at Elon's: A Tesla subplot with Azealia BanksCNBCIn a two-week drama for Tesla, there has been a bizarre subplot, mostly played out on social media. It features the rapper Azealia Banks and the company's chief executive, Elon Musk. The scene is Mr. Musk's Los Angeles home. The time is Friday, Aug. 10.Elon Musk Details 'Excruciating' Personal Toll of Tesla TurmoilNew York TimesWhat If a Female CEO Acted Like Elon Musk?The AtlanticElon Musk Just Revealed His Biggest Problem Without Even Mentioning ItInc.comBloombergall 2,455 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World News]Can surfing lift all boats in one impoverished Salvadoran community?08/18 11:30

    Marcelo Castellanos was 15 years old when he first came up with an idea about how to help the impoverished communities on El Salvador’s Pacific coast, where he was spending all his free time surfing. El Salvador was already recognized for having some of the best “point breaks” in the world, to use a surfing term. The young Mr. Castellanos emailed an international surfing organization and asked if he could start a local chapter.......Search More News

  • [Gossip]5 Movies We've Already Seen That Have A Shot At A Best Picture Nomination - Cinema Blend08/18 11:20

    Cinema Blend5 Movies We've Already Seen That Have A Shot At A Best Picture NominationCinema BlendIt's no exaggeration to say that there was a major shakeup at the Academy Awards recently, with the revelation that a Popular category would likely address a number of blockbusters that will not contend for Best Picture, despite the fact that they ...If there are Oscars for superhero films, how about these unsung heroes? [POLL]GoldderbyThe Oscars, in search of popularityLos Angeles Timesall 14 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World News]Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado08/18 11:10

    Colorado husband who lamented his family's disappearance arrested in their deaths......Search More News

  • [Sports]Photos: Turnovers, penalties hinder Saints in preseason loss to Cardinals - The Advocate08/18 11:10

    The AdvocatePhotos: Turnovers, penalties hinder Saints in preseason loss to CardinalsThe AdvocateThey're upset: Last week, Sean Payton was irritated with how the defense performed and its inability to get off the field. That was fixed. He'll probably have something to say to his team about how it performed on offense. That preseason performance ...and more »......Search More News

  • [World News]U.S. Opposition to Pipeline Hangs Over Putin-Merkel Meeting08/18 11:00

    When President Vladimir Putin meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel to try to safeguard a controversial Russian-German gas pipeline, the U.S. won’t be present but could have a big say in the outcome. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]3 teens charged with murder after alleged deadly robbery of 15-year-old in NW Houston08/18 10:50

    Three suspects have been arrested for the murder of a teenage boy who was just one week away from his 16th birthday.......Search More News

  • [Gossip]Netflix, please stop this experiment with ads before it's too late - BGR08/18 10:40

    BGRNetflix, please stop this experiment with ads before it's too lateBGRFrom the very beginning, an ad-free experience has always been one of those big benefits Netflix has touted for users, partly as a differentiation from the competition and from the annoyance of commercial-filled TV broadcasts. Netflix, of course, wants ...Netflix might be experimenting with post-episode adsNetflix LifeNetflix tests video promos in between episodes, much to viewers' dislikeTechCrunchall 43 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World News]Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake08/18 10:30

    Officials cite a Muslim couple's refusal to shake hands with the opposite sex in their interview.......Search More News

  • [Technology]Beats 1's Zane Lowe Says Streaming Music Goes Beyond Apple: 'There is No League With One Team' - Mac Rumors08/18 10:30

    Mac RumorsBeats 1's Zane Lowe Says Streaming Music Goes Beyond Apple: 'There is No League With One Team'Mac RumorsIn a new interview today with The Los Angeles Times, Beats 1 host Zane Lowe discussed a few topics related to Apple Music's daily streaming radio show, including the company's rivals. Without directly referencing Spotify, Lowe explained the need for ...Volareo Smart Speaker Challenges Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod With Crypto And BlockchainForbesAmazon Is Ready to Take on Apple and Spotify in Streaming MusicBloombergAfter HomePod challenged Echo, Amazon wants to poach Apple Music fansVentureBeatRolling Stone -Pitchforkall 25 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Israeli troops kill two on Gaza border, Jerusalem stabber shot dead08/18 10:30

    In Jerusalem's Old City, another area that Palestinians want for a future state, Israeli police said they shot dead an Arab who attacked them with a knife after leaving a mosque complex. After a more than four-month surge in confrontations over the Gaza Strip border, Israel this week eased its clampdown on the enclave's commercial traffic and fishing. Cairo said it was finalizing details of a longer-term accommodation between Israel and the dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.......Search More News

  • [World News]Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia08/18 10:20

    Fans gather to greet Usain Bolt at Sydney airport as the Jamaican arrives for his training period with A-League side Central Coast Mariners.......Search More News

  • [World News]U.S. Opposition to Pipeline Hangs Over Meeting Putin-Merkel Meeting08/18 10:20

    When President Vladimir Putin meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel to try to safeguard a controversial Russian-German gas pipeline, the U.S. won’t be present but could have a big say in the outcome. ......Search More News

  • [Gossip]Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations - BBC News08/18 09:50

    BBC NewsCrazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectationsBBC NewsWith its bold claims of Asian representation, the Hollywood film extravaganza Crazy Rich Asians was destined for intense scrutiny, coming as it does after bitter debates about whitewashing and "yellowface" casting - where white actors attempt to make ...'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Awkwafina Has Always 'Aggressively Been Myself'NPRAwkwafina Has Her Moment In 'Crazy Rich Asians' — She Told Us How She Started On YouTubeLAistWho Does Harry Shum Jr. Play in Crazy Rich Asians? His Character Is a Big Deal in the BooksPOPSUGARall 83 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Sports]Report: Bills' McCarron suffers collarbone break - ESPN08/18 09:50

    ESPNReport: Bills' McCarron suffers collarbone breakESPNAJ McCarron suffers a fractured right collarbone on a sack and later exits the game. (0:19). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email. 4:07 AM ET. Mike RodakESPN Staff Writer. Close. Previously covered the Patriots for; Providence ...Bills' Josh Allen: Solid with second unitCBSSports.comJosh Allen shines against Browns, deserves start in Buffalo Bills' next preseason gameRochester Democrat and ChronicleAssociated Press News - AP NewsAP Newsall 659 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]DOJ starts new war on encryption, this time with Facebook - BGR08/18 09:40

    BGRDOJ starts new war on encryption, this time with FacebookBGRAs part an investigation into MS-13, the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to box Facebook into the same corner it tried to put Apple in after the 2015 San Bernadino shooting. According to a bombshell Reuters exclusive, the government wants Facebook ...The government is demanding Facebook let it access Messenger callsFast Companyall 60 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World]Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul - ABC News08/18 09:40

    ABC NewsVenezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaulABC NewsNurses holds a sign with a fake Venezuelan's bills, representing how low their salaries have been devalued by inflation, during a protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The ...Venezuela's detention of an opposition lawmaker is chilling. The world must act.Washington PostThe Caracas drone attack won't be the last of its kindThe Vergeall 231 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World News]Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit08/18 09:30

    A Chinese state broadcaster says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma at the start of his trip to China......Search More News

  • [Technology]Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with easier access to Your Phone - VentureBeat08/18 09:30

    VentureBeatMicrosoft releases new Windows 10 preview with easier access to Your PhoneVentureBeatMicrosoft today released a new preview for PCs with easier access to the Your Phone app. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year (likely in October 2018). The company is ...Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official nameArs TechnicaWindows 10 updates: Expect slimmed-down, full-quality versions, says MicrosoftZDNetWindows 10 updates are about to get smaller and less painfulTechRepublicComputerworld -Wccftech (blog) -BleepingComputerall 50 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Fernando Alonso announces he's leaving F108/18 09:20

    Formula One is to lose one of its bona fide stars after two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced he will not race in the sport next year.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]How Ronaldo and celebrity culture have changed soccer fandom08/18 09:20

    Sky Ouyang used to avidly follow Real Madrid. The 23-year-old would keep up to date with how the La Liga club was doing from his Shanghai home. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt08/18 09:20

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  • [Top Story]With at least 324 dead, floods in Kerala the worst in nearly a century08/18 09:20

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  • [Top Story]Queen Elizabeth II's doctor killed in cycling collision08/18 09:10

    One of Queen Elizabeth II's doctors was killed in a road accident while cycling through London, police said Thursday. Peter Fisher, 67, collided with a truck on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. Buckingham Palace said the monarch had been informed.......Search More News

  • [World News]Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticides08/18 09:00

    It may seem like an alarmist local news story to declare your breakfast could kill you, but a new independent study claims that some of your favorite cereals could contain unsafe levels of a chemical used in a popular weed killer. The report, from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), was published online Wednesday and outlines the levels of the chemical glyphosate they found in various breakfast cereals and snacks.  Glyphosate is the major ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp and one at the center of an ongoing tug-of-war.   The World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled the chemical is "probably carcinogenic to humans," and the state of California has categorized it as a chemical linked to cancer. Meanwhile, in late 2017, the EPA concluded an assessment that declared "glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. And its with that intersection in mind that one has to look upon the new EWG report — which wasn't peer reviewed by independent scientists — with quite a bit of scrutiny. EWG versus the EPA For the study, the EWG tested dozens of samples, looking for levels of glyphosate that were above 160 pars per billion (ppb)/0.16 mg, which the organization considers the upper range of safe levels of the chemical for children to be exposed to. You can see their full results here but a few items stand out: Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal had readings of 620 ppb/0.62 mg and 780 ppb/0.78 mg. Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal had readings of 470 ppb/0.47 mg, 490 ppb/0.49 mg, and 530 ppb/0.53 mg. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats had readings of 390 ppb/0.39 mg, 1100 ppb/1.1 mg, and 1300 ppb/1.3 mg.  Those numbers seem not so great — if you use the EWG's threshold.  But the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a much higher bar for how much glyphosate is safe for a person. According to a 1993 EPA report, the safe exposure level could be as high as 2 mg a day, well above any of the rates that the EWG uncovered in their studies.  For what it's worth, The Guardian recently published a report showing that the FDA has been investigating the use of glyphosate for years but has yet to issue any public findings.  The ongoing research into glyphosate is important because It's a hugely popular pesticide, with hundreds of millions of gallons being used on U.S. crops each year. And, per The Guardian's report, "the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide."  Not that eating pesticides is a great thing, but the large discrepancies between the EPA numbers and the EWG numbers can be confusing for consumers trying to determine how much, exactly, is still safe. "Finding glyphosate in food is residue," Kaitlin Stack Whitney, an environmental studies scholar, said in an interview. "Residue limits are a subset of exposure limits as eating pesticides residue is one route of potential exposure." "So finding non-zero amounts isn't unexpected; it's's planned for and limited under current law," Stack Whitney, who also worked as a staff biologist for the EPA, added. There's also the issue of "spray drift," as Stack Whitney notes, pointing to EWG finding traces of the chemical on products labeled organic likely due to some of the pesticide drifting to those organic crops on the wind.  "The current pesticide review process struggles to account for this because agencies can't know what anyone and everyone's neighbors may grow and which chemicals they may apply," she said.  "So whether residues are from direct application or drift is critical to understanding how to address if you think the amount is unsafe." A question of methodology For Lori Hoepner, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, it's about methodology.  She notes that "it's hard enough to have consensus among scientists when you're talking about using the same methods."  "So to go from something that would determine the limit of exposure, and try to extend that information to telling consumers about what it means to find glyphosate in their food, I think it can be perceived as something of a stretch," Hoepner said. Noting that she's familiar with the EWG's work and has vouched for them as a good resource for consumers, Hoepner still expressed some reservations about they way they presented their work for this study.  "It always concerns me when science is presented in a way that is not peer-reviewed, doesn't have the oversight of additional researchers who can validate or question the method." Stack Whitney echoed Hoepner's sentiment:  "[The EWG] study is like a white paper or other reports from think tanks, well researched and written but not peer reviewed. It would be useful to review their actual data and methods but those aren't available." Hoepner also wanted to see more about how they took their samples.  "What was their method? Was it randomized? Was it all from one box? How many different boxes were used? Where did they buy them?" Hoepner said. Noting the wide ranges in some of the results, Hoepner says, "that definitely creates a question mark in my mind for validity." The corporations defend their products As for the companies identified in the study, they're standing by the quality of their products.  A statement sent via email from the Quaker brand maintained the brand's stance they're products are perfectly safe and included a passage that denied the use of glyphosate in the making of their products. A spokesperson for General Mills, producers of Cheerios, echoed this sentiment in a statement. Corporate behemoth Monsanto, which produces RoundUp, has been under fire lately for the chemical, including a recent California verdict that ordered the company to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed his constant and prolonged exposure to the chemical was to blame for him developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  In the wake of the EWG's report, Monsanto posted a rebuttal on their website accusing the EWG of "publicizing misleading information." Additionally, in an email exchange, a spokesperson for Monsanto highlighted this portion: Additionally, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge told the New York Times in response to EWG study, “[The EWG] have an agenda. They are fear mongering. They distort science.” For consumers, there's no right or wrong answer at the moment. While buying different brands may seem like an option, the prevalence of the pesticides used makes it nearly impossible to completely avoid.  The opposing sets of data can only sow more confusion and consumers are left to decide who they trust more: groups like the EWG, government agencies like the EPA, or corporations.  WATCH: Here's how long fruits and vegetables are stored before you buy them at the store......Search More News

  • [World News]Police: Christopher Watts confessed to killing his family08/18 09:00

    Colorado man is charged with the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters that were reported missing earlier this week; chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt reports.......Search More News

  • [Sports]Maryland football players discuss team's culture, defend coach DJ Durkin - USA TODAY08/18 08:50

    USA TODAYMaryland football players discuss team's culture, defend coach DJ DurkinUSA TODAYTwo Maryland football players spoke with Washington TV station WUSA9 about the culture of the Maryland football program — a topic that is also the core of one of two investigations the University System of Maryland is now leading. Defensive lineman ...Maryland board asserts control over probe into football player's deathWashington PostThe Rise of the College Football Strength CoachNew York TimesThe inside story of a toxic culture at Maryland footballESPNWashington Post -University System of Marylandall 319 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer08/18 08:50

    With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.......Search More News