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Missing boy, 15, from New York found safe; Amber Alert canceled

A 15-year-old boy from New York City who was reported missing Wednesday has been found safe, state police said. Authorities began searching for Ahsan Ali after he vanished in Queens around 4:30 a.m. His disappearance sparked an Amber Alert. New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan said in a tweet Wednesday morning that it was […]

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Farhan Zaidi on politician who mocked George Floyd, masks: ‘F**k that guy’

On Wednesday a member of the Scottsdale, Arizona City Council named Guy Phillips appeared at “an anti-mask rally.” Which, despite Arizona now experiencing the worst COVID-19 outbreak on the planet, is somehow a thing. Philips wore a black mask as he walked up to the microphone, pretended he was gasping for air and said, “I […]

Lifestyle

MRI scan used for heart disease could also pick out aggressive cancers

A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children’s cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study suggests. Researchers showed that the MRI imaging technique, known as T1-mapping, could offer crucial insights into the biology of childhood cancers and […]

Business

Airbus close to slashing jobs as CEO confirms 40% output drop

Airbus (AIR.PA) was finalising an imminent restructuring plan involving thousands of job cuts on Monday as its chief executive confirmed plans to hold output down by 40% for two years. Europe’s largest planemaker is likely to set out its largest ever reorganisation by Wednesday, union sources said at the start of several days of talks […]

Technology

TikTok caught copying iOS users’ clipboard contents, claims it’s an anti-spam feature

Video-sharing social network service TikTok was already popular before the lockdowns, and its userbase saw even more growth during the last three months, but developer ByteDance’s policies and alleged ties to the Chinese government have brought controversy. Now, it’s been revealed that the app has been reading the contents of iOS users’ clipboards, though it […]

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Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest Americans

For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. […]

Sport

Giants to put cardboard photo cutouts of fans in stands at Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants sent a letter to season-ticket holders last night informing them that they can submit an image of themselves to be part of the “Giants Fan Cutout Program” which “allows you to be at Oracle Park even when you’re home watching the game.” Which is to say, cardboard cutouts with fans’ photos pasted […]

Lifestyle

Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, and children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment during early childhood, according to a new study published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. This is the first study to show this […]

Business

Wall Street ends higher on Boeing bump, stimulus eyed

Wall Street stocks closed higher on Monday and the S&P 500 was poised to clinch its biggest quarterly percentage gain since 1998 as investors hoped for a stimulus-backed economic rebound, while a surge in Boeing shares helped boost the blue-chip Dow. The planemaker’s (BA.N) shares jumped more than 14% after a 737 MAX took off […]

Technology

Don’t know why a business is calling? Google’s phone app will soon let you know

A lot of people don’t even answer incoming calls from numbers they don’t recognize these days, but it would help to know who is calling and for what reason. Thanks to an upcoming feature called Verified Calls in Google’s phone app for Android, you’ll soon know why businesses are trying to contact you before answering.Android […]