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artistsperforming-oct18.jpg Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the line-up of artists performing at the inaugural Intersect music festival to be held in Las Vegas. In addition to the original list of Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Beck, Gesaffelstein, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. and Jamie...

receptayyiperdogan-101819.jpg Turkey agreed to suspend its week-old military offensive targeting Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in Northeast Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who on Tuesday refused his U.S. counterpart's request, agreed to a ceasefire after meeting with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara Thursday. The Turkish side will pause all fighting, code

mammography-oct18.jpg Today, October 18 marks the National Mammography Day in the U.S. The day is observed on the third Friday of October every year. In 1993, the day was first declared by Bill Clinton, when he was the president of the U.S.

elijahcummins-101719.jpg Veteran Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings passed away Thursday at the age of 68. Cummings' office said he died due to "longstanding health challenges". In the U.S. House of Representatives he represented Maryland's 7th congressional district for the last 23 years. Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, was chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Cum

enniferaniston1-oct17.jpg Jennifer Aniston has made her Instagram debut with a bang, breaking the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers. The Friends star reached this milestone in just 5 hours and 16 minutes, which helped her enter the Guinness Book of World Records in no time. The first photo that Aniston posted on the social media platform was a selfie featuring her fellow cast members - Courteney C

ecolibaceria-oct17.jpg The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for row beef products from Ryding-Regency Meat Packers, Ontario, Canada, citing possible E. coli contamination.

ustroops-oct17.jpg The House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday condemning the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. The move, which evoked strong criticism even from Republican Party lawmakers, was approved by 354-60 votes with bipartisan support. The resolution, sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and others, says an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. military personnel

turkeysyria-101619.jpg Turkey rejected the United States' call to suspend its ongoing military offensive targeting Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in Northeast Syria. After the pull-out of U.S. forces, Turkey launched its unilateral attack earlier this month to push the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) away from the border area, and to create a "safe zone" in Syrian border to resettle tens of thousan

hongkongprotests1-oct16.jpg The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at defending human rights in Hong Kong, evoking s 'strong indignation' by China. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, sponsored by Republican Representative Chris Smith, passed easily by a voice vote in the lower House with bipartisan support. The Bill, which will become law if passed by the Senate, would make Hong Kong's special tra

johnson&johnson-oct16.jpg An appeals court in Missouri has overturned a $110-million verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products, Reuters reported. The lawsuit was filed by a Virginia woman who alleged that the continuous use of Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder had caused her to develop ovarian cancer in 2012. The...

michigan1-oct16.jpg The U.S. Government has announced a funding of more than $122 million to support Michigan's public safety efforts. The Department of Justice said that the funds will help law enforcement agencies and community organizations in the state fight gun, gang, drug and sexual violence, and bring criminals to justice. "The fight against crime is a never-ending one, and it is our front-line law enforceme

nobel-economics-101419.jpg Three researchers have been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for their research in helping fight global poverty. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement that it decided to award the prize to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."

trump10-sept_11oct19.jpg Following two days of closely watched trade talks, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the U.S. and China have reached a "very substantial phase one deal." Trump said the deal includes up to $40 to $50 billion in Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural products as well as Chinese concessions on intellectual property and financial services.

plasticshampoobottles1-oct11.jpg California Governor Gavin Newsom signed first-in-nation legislation to ban California hotels from distributing small, single use plastic toiletry bottles to guests. The Assembly Bill 1162 is authored by the California State Assembly- member Ash Kalra, and supported by the California Hotel and Lodging...

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation into law that will allow schools in the state to decide whether parents can administer medical cannabis to their children on K-12 campuses. The bill will allow parents to administer their child's dose of medical cannabis on K-12 campuses under...

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