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‘Because I care.’ Lubbock teacher’s success with mental health check-ins
Teachers at Cavazos Middle School in the Lubbock ISD are spotting red flags among students with mental health check-in boards in their classrooms.
Aug 17, 2019 23:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

'Travis Strikes Again' comes to PC and PS4 on October 17th
You won't have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51's Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is…
Aug 17, 2019 23:50 UTC Technology Read More

How women can achieve equality between the sheets so they enjoy their sex lives as much as men
WOMEN know all about the gender pay gap. We also know from bitter, dishwasher-stacking experience that women still do more of the unpaid housework.
Aug 17, 2019 23:44 UTC Health Read More

'Extreme' Bitcoin Warning Spooks Crypto Market
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency traders and investors are nervously watching prices after market sentiment appeared to take a turn for a worse, dropping to its lowest…
Aug 17, 2019 23:10 UTC Markets Read More

Last orders: Rise of closing auctions stirs worries in European stock markets
The final five minutes of trading have become the busiest time of day for stock market traders in Europe.
Aug 17, 2019 23:03 UTC Business Read More

Last orders: Rise of closing auctions stirs worries in European stock markets
The final five minutes of trading have become the busiest time of day for stock market traders in Europe.
Aug 17, 2019 23:03 UTC Markets Read More

Colorado city may require detention center disease reporting
AURORA, Colo. — A Colorado city is considering whether to require detention center employees to promptly notify health officials of infectious disease…
Aug 17, 2019 22:56 UTC Health Read More

Making calls with Siri or Google could lead to you getting scammed
If you've ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. Phone calls made with voice assistants could open…
Aug 17, 2019 22:10 UTC Technology Read More

Dragon Age 4 Lead Producer Leaves BioWare
Today, lead producer on Dragon Age 4, Fernando Melo, left BioWare, a company he has been at for the past 12 years. As you may know, this comes only two…
Aug 17, 2019 21:43 UTC Technology Read More

Google Assistant is much smarter than Siri and Alexa
Google is the best and most accurate smartphone assistant, according to new research from Loup Ventures.
Aug 17, 2019 21:39 UTC Gadgets Read More

US cuts funding to Kenya’s Aids war, cites sharp drop in cases
The US government justifies the drop in funding to what it says are huge successes in bringing down the threat of HIV to controllable levels.
Aug 17, 2019 20:59 UTC Health Read More

Alabama native ready to lead NASA back to the moon
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, hands off the space agency's astronaut lunar landing program Aug. 16, 2019 to Human Landing Systems Program…
Aug 17, 2019 20:44 UTC Science Read More

NAMI golf tournament helps support local mental health programs
GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – A golf tournament in Hampshire County is hoping to raise awareness and funds for people struggling with their mental health.
Aug 17, 2019 20:31 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Pig hearts 'could be used in human transplants within three years' after gene breakthrough
Pig hearts adapted for human use could be available to patients within three years, the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK has said.
Aug 17, 2019 20:30 UTC Health Read More

Crypto Markets Descending, With Bitcoin Price Sinking Below $10,200
Most major cryptocurrency markets have seen a slight drop today, with Bitcoin price falling below the $10200 point.
Aug 17, 2019 20:07 UTC Markets Read More

Health officials warn restaurant customers about Hep A case
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials say customers who ate at a Lynnwood restaurant that was shut down because of a Hepatitis A infection could…
Aug 17, 2019 20:04 UTC Health Read More

Democrats, including three presidential candidates, want FCC to delay vote on T-Mobile-Sprint
Some Democrats are asking the FCC to delay voting on the $26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint until the regulatory agency collects comments on…
Aug 17, 2019 19:49 UTC Business Read More

Asteroid shock: NASA preparing for ‘colossal God of Chaos’ rock to arrive in next 10 years
NASA has already begun preparations for the arrival of asteroid 99942 Apophis - dubbed the 'God of Chaos' asteroid - which will skim past the earth in 10 years.
Aug 17, 2019 19:36 UTC Science Read More

Why gold’s ‘strong undercurrent’ has some analysts eyeing $2,000 an ounce
Some gold bulls are setting their sights on $2000-an-ounce after the precious metal's recent rally.
Aug 17, 2019 19:25 UTC Business Read More

How low-paid Microsoft contractors train Cortana by listening to you
Not only does Microsoft have human contractors listen to some of your Skype and Cortana voice recordings, those contractors are paid poorly and given…
Aug 17, 2019 19:05 UTC Technology Read More

The best back to school gadgets under $30
We're halfway through August, which means many college students are already on campus -- and the rest will be joining them by Labor Day. But whether you're…
Aug 17, 2019 18:58 UTC Gadgets Read More

Aides convinced Trump to postpone tariffs by warning they could 'ruin' Christmas: CNN TheHill
President Trump's decision to delay tariffs may have been partially driven by concerns that implementing such tariffs would hurt Christmas,
Aug 17, 2019 18:55 UTC Business Read More

Democratic Senators Urge FCC to Delay T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Vote, Seek Public Comment
In July, the Department of Justice cleared T-Mobile's planned takeover of Sprint, paving the way for the nation's third and fourth largest wireless carriers to merge…
Aug 17, 2019 18:29 UTC Business Read More

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