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Raiders sign Peyton Barber off Washington practice squad

Las Vegas is adding a running back to its roster. According to multiple reports, the Raiders are signing Peyton Barber off Washington’s practice squad. The Raiders had only two running backs on their active roster in Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake. They reportedly put in a claim on former Broncos running back Royce Freeman, but […]

Lifestyle

Study illuminates origins of lung cancer in never smokers

A genomic analysis of lung cancer in people with no history of smoking has found that a majority of these tumors arise from the accumulation of mutations caused by natural processes in the body. This study was conducted by an international team led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National […]

Business

EXCLUSIVE U.S. funding tapped for Pacific undersea cable after China rebuffed

The Federated States of Micronesia will tap a U.S. funding facility to construct a Pacific undersea communications cable, two sources said, after rejecting a Chinese company-led proposal that was deemed a security threat by U.S. officials. The United States has taken great interest in several plans in recent years to lay optic fibre cables across […]

Technology

Twitter launches Super Follows on iOS

Twitter is starting to roll out Super Follows, its new feature that lets users charge for subscriber-only content. Creators can set their tweets to go out to Super Followers only, and the tweets will appear in the timelines of just those subscribers. The feature, announced in February, is currently only available on Twitter’s iOS app […]

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Idaho dad breaks Guinness record with stroller run

An Idaho man enlisted the help of his 5-year-old son to break a Guinness World Record for the fastest 10-meter shuttle run while pushing a stroller. David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said the stroller run record had been on his radar for a couple of years, […]

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Rich McKay: Emphasis on taunting fouls was requested by NFLPA, NCAA

The NFL, for the second time in the last seven years, has made taunting a point of emphasis for game officials. Falcons CEO Rich McKay, the chairman of the NFL’s Competition Committee, recently addressed this dynamic in an interview with Kris Rhim of the team’s official website. More importantly than explaining what this new approach […]

Lifestyle

Schizophrenia study suggests advanced genetic scorecard cannot predict a patient’s fate

With the help of cutting-edge computer programs, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai went through the genetic and medical records of more than 8,000 schizophrenia patients. They found that a tool commonly used in research for evaluating a person’s genetic risk for a disease, called a polygenic risk score, was no […]

Business

Cargill opens new Brazil pectin factory, first outside Europe

The Brazilian unit of U.S. commodities trader Cargill has finished building a new facility to produce pectin, a fruit by-product used in jams, beverages, dairy products and confectionery, the company said on Friday. The plant is Cargill’s only pectin facility outside of Europe, where it owns three such units. It will make Cargill the world’s […]

Technology

Niantic admits it needs to communicate better with Pokémon Go players

Last month Niantic sparked a backlash in the Pokémon Go community when it announced plans to reverse some of the changes it made last year to make the game more playable while staying at home. The company said it would set up a “task force” to figure out the best way to move forward and […]

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Lawn-mowing goats and rams escape, wander through Michigan town

A herd of goats and rams rented to graze on an overgrown Michigan lawn wandered away from the home and were rounded up by police. The Southfield Police Department said officers responded to a report of loose goats wandering through a neighborhood Monday and arrived to find several goats and rams behind a resident’s house. […]