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  • 1 day ago
    Current Event TNY

    Teen overdose death rate climbed 19% in one year

    The rate of teen drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000, according to data released this week. The new numbers involve teens ages 15 to 19 and were released by the National Center for Health Statistics.

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    You Thought a $4000 Bitcoin Price Was Big, Just Wait -- $5000 Is Coming

    The world erupted in excitement when the bitcoin price hit $4000 USD for the first time in history. Get ready to celebrate again: $5000 is on its way. The bitcoin price hit last week’s technical goal, which propelled the markets into a big upward movement. A bubble could be starting, evidenced by the abundant volatility emerging at the first support of $3500. If that support does not hold against the volatility, the next one should emerge at $3000.

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Rhino Poaching is Decreasing in South Africa

    Good news out of South Africa (home to a very large rhinoceros population) - poaching numbers seem to be decreasing and poaching related arrests are increasing. 2016 saw 1,054 rhinos poached for the horns, a drop from the 1,174 rhinos taken in South Africa in 2015. At the same time, there were approximately 680 arrests that came as a direct result of park ranger intervention, up from about 315 such arrests in 2015.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says CIA chief

    There is no imminent threat of a nuclear war with North Korea, the top US intelligence official says, amid growing tensions between the countries. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Pyongyang was moving at an "ever-alarming rate" with its weapons programme and another missile test would not be surprising. But he warned that Washington's "strategic patience" was over.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Amazon May Take On Ticketmaster With New Event-Ticketing Business

    Though many have tried, no online ticket sellers have even come close to touching Ticketmaster. It doesn’t hurt that its parent company is Live Nation, which owns or operates many of the biggest concert venues and promotes the biggest touring acts. Is Amazon one of the few companies with enough size and reach to actually take on Ticketmaster? We might soon find out.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Walmart apologizes for sign above gun rack: 'Own the school year like a hero'

    Budget retailer Walmart has been forced to apologise after a store sign appeared to sell guns as back-to-school items for kids. In one of the US stores, a case containing rifles was on display below a sign that seemed to point to the cabinet. "Own the school year like a hero," it read, a photo of which was posted on Twitter by a concerned customert.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Got Almond Milk? Dairy Farms Protest Milk Label on Nondairy Drinks

    If milk comes from a plant, can you still call it milk? Not according to the dairy industry. Facing growing competition from dairy alternatives like almond, soy and coconut milk, the nation’s dairy farmers are fighting back, with an assist from Congress. Their goal: to stop companies from calling their plant-based products yogurt, milk or cheese. Dairy farmers say the practice misleads consumers into thinking that nondairy milk is nutritionally similar to cow’s milk.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Seoul says fundamental resolution of N. Korean issues 'highly possible'

    Tensions around the Korean Peninsula remain high after North Korea's recent missile tests followed by its provocative threat Wednesday to engulf a U.S. territory in a barrage of missiles, a ranking South Korean official said. However, the situation does not represent a crisis, the official from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, noting the North Korean threat may have been multipurposed but not to incite an actual conflict.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    'Hero': In Turkey Wearing a T-shirt Could Get You Arrested

    Turkey Purge website has reported that at least 35 people have been arrested for wearing "hero" t-shirts in the last month. The latest was detained on Monday while drinking juice at cafe in Adana province, according to the website which was set up by exiled journalists to monitor post-coup rights abuses.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Eleven horses have died at Saratoga Race Course this season

    Eleven horses have died so far at Saratoga Race Course in just over two weeks since opening day. The track is on pace to surpass last year's 15 deaths. The 11th horse, "Unbroken Chain," suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury and was euthanized after a race on Sunday, according to NYS Gaming Commission's equine incident database.

  • 8 days ago
    Comment TNY

    Explains why Trump wanted a "transgender ban" controversy that day.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Russia Wants Innovation, but It’s Arresting Its Innovators

    Dmitri Trubitsyn is a young physicist-entrepreneur with a patriotic reputation, seen in this part of Siberia as an exemplar of the talents, dedication and enterprise that President Vladimir V. Putin has hailed as vital for Russia’s future economic health.

  • 10 days ago
    Analysis TNY

    Study: Female brain is more active than the male brain

    The results of the largest functional brain imaging survey ever conducted suggest female brains are more active than male brains. Scientists surveyed the results of 46,034 brain imaging studies involving single-photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT, a type of 3D gamma ray imaging.

  • 10 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Steam Gains 1.5 Million New Members a Month, Now Bigger than Xbox and PlayStation Combined

    PC gaming is dead! Oh wait, let me put that tired cliche back in the bin where it belongs. PC gaming is more alive than ever, with Valve revealing there are 33 million players active every day on Steam, and 67 million every month. In fact, new players are coming to Steam at a rate of 1.5 million each and every month.

  • 10 days ago
    Expression TNY

    Venezuela’s descent into dictatorship shows democracy can be lost

    Venezuela's descent into dictatorship is a cautionary tale for Americans: democracy can be lost.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Japan Marks Hiroshima Anniversary, With North Korea on Its Mind

    Every year in early August, Japanese politicians and peace activists converge on Hiroshima to commemorate the day when the city was devastated by an American atomic bomb. In the famous peace park, the horrors of World War II are vividly recounted. Speakers of all political stripes repeat Japan’s postwar mantra: “Never again.”

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Investors Have Growing Concern about Viacom’s Anti-Cord Cutting Stance

    Earlier this year Viacom took a hard anti-cord cutting stance. It pulled its popular stations MTV, Spike TV, Comedy Central, and others from services such as Hulu and PlayStation Vue. It also decided not to strike deals with newcomers such as YouTube TV.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Milkshake overnighted for dying woman’s final wish

    D.C. -- Sam Klein and Tommy Fello had never met, but together they granted a dying woman her last wish. Emily Pomeranz was battling pancreatic cancer and had to be moved to hospice. Her dear friend, Klein, came to visit her and asked if he could get her anything - anything to make her comfortable in this impossible situation she was in. The two friends, now living in the D.C. area, had both grown up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. And they were both very familiar with a local favorite, Tommy’s Res...

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Chris Cornell’s Daughter Toni, 12, Sings ‘Hallelujah’ on Good Morning America as Tribute to Her Dad

    Chris Cornell‘s 12-year-old daughter Toni is honoring her father through the language he understood best: music. Toni, Cornell’s younger daughter, sported all white on Friday as she belted out Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” alongside OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder to honor her late father and his close friend Chester Bennington during a Good Morning America appearance.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Tower building game ‘Tricky Towers’ gets boxed release

    Today, publisher SOEDESCO announced that Weirdbeard games’ physics-based tower building game Tricky Towers gets a boxed release for PlayStation® 4 and PC. The game will hit stores on November 3.

  • 13 days ago
    Current Event TNY

    Marijuana company buys entire town and plans to create 'pot paradise'

    Now that one of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in Northern Calfornia.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Analysis TNY

    How Electricity Cooperatives in the US are Paving the Way for a Renewable Future

    Curtis Wynn had a problem. Since 1997, Wynn has led the Roanoke Electric Cooperative in North Carolina. For a good chunk of that time, he'd been pushing for the cooperative's members to adopt clean technology. The problem? His members thought their bills were too high — some were paying more than $200 a month. A third of the co-op's members live in mobile homes and about a half live in single family homes — almost none live in apartments. Many of these buildings were badly in ...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event TNY

    NASA Jets Will Extend Eclipse By Chasing Moon's Shadow

    If you're lucky enough to be in the path of totality for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse over North America, you will get at best about 2 ½ minutes to view "totality" – when the moon almost completely covers the disc of the Sun. But a team of NASA-funded scientists have figured out a way to get a much longer look. For them, totality will last three times as long as for the rest of us — more than 7 minutes. They plan to use the extra time to produce detailed observations of the Sun&...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event TNY

    Chick-fil-A patrons trash restaurant after heated exchange with staff

    A pair of Chick-fil-A customers in Florida were unsatisfied with their local restaurant’s service — so they decided to trash the place on their way out. The incident took place on Monday night at a Chick-fil-A in the River City neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla., according to Allison Music, a witness who shared footage of the ordeal on Facebook.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event TNY

    Portland could hit 108 degrees this week, breaking all-time record

    A brutal heat wave is scorching the Northwest. Following previous punishing heat waves in the Southwest and East, folks in northern California and western portions of Oregon and Washington are enduring blistering temperatures, some of which are shattering records.