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Attorneys worry over increased secrecy for Customs and Border Protection officers

Human rights activists and immigration lawyers are concerned over a new policy allowing Customs and Border Protection to withhold certain agency-related information from the public. The Nation first reported on Tuesday that CBP was granted a “security agency” designation Jan. 31. The new policy grants CBP an additional layer of secrecy by keeping the names […]

Sport

Sebastien Bourdais, Dalton Kellett join Tony Kanaan at A.J. Foyt Racing

Four-time IndyCar champion Sebastien Bourdais and NTT IndyCar Series rookie Dalton Kellet each will run partial schedules for A.J. Foyt Racing this season. The duo will split the road and street course races in the team’s No. 14 Chevrolet, which Tony Kanaan will drive in the five oval races of the 2020 season as part […]

Lifestyle

Ketone Supplements Can Control Spikes in Blood Sugar Level, Says Study

Ketone supplements are small dietary doses of a chemical naturally produced by the liver from body fat during periods of low food intake, and a new study says these may lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. The study, published in the Journal of Physiology, showed that a ketone ester supplement can lower blood sugar levels. […]

Business

American, United suspending U.S. flights to and from Hong Kong through February 20

American Airlines Group (AAL.O) and United Airlines (UAL.O) on Tuesday both said they are suspending all flights to and from Hong Kong. Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China. An American Airlines spokeswoman said the airline’s suspension of its Hong Kong flights to and from Los Angeles and […]

Technology

Netflix’s new original series commands viewers to click through to the next episode

Netflix’s newest original series Next In Fashion isn’t taking chances when it comes to viewers skipping episodes or quitting the show entirely. Hosts Tan France and Alexa Chung directly command viewers to click through to the next episode at the end of the one preceding it, taking a cue from YouTubers who often push people […]

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Parents of missing Colorado Springs boy plead for public’s help to find their son

The parents of a missing Colorado boy made an emotional plea to the public on Wednesday, asking any potential witness to come forward and “imagine how afraid” their son must be. Landen Hiott and Al Stauch, the mother and father of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch, said witnesses will be crucial to find their Colorado Springs […]

Sport

Santiago Urrutia to make Indy Lights return with HMD Motorsports

After spending a year away from open-wheel racing, Santiago Urrutia is set to return to Indy Lights competition this season. Urrutia will drive the No. 55 Dallara IL-15 for HMD Motorsports, joining teammate David Malukas. The 2020 season will be the fourth for Urrutia in Indy Lights, where he has eight victories. Urrutia previously finished […]

Lifestyle

Half of All Women are Given Insufficient Heart Failure Treatment, Study Shows

Nearly half of all women suffering from cardiac arrest are given insufficient treatment, since heart failure in them — unlike in men — is not caused by a heart attack, but by untreated high blood pressure, a new study reveals. According to the study, published in Nature Medicine, only 50 per cent of the heart […]

Business

Snap misses quarterly revenue estimates, shares sink

Snap Inc (SNAP.N) missed Wall Street estimates for fourth quarter revenue on Tuesday as it faced tough competition from digital advertising giants Google and Facebook, sending its shares down 10%. Snap, which owns the popular photo messaging app Snapchat, had earlier warned its peak advertising demand period between Black Friday and the December holidays had […]

Technology

Instacart workers voted to unionize this past weekend for better working conditions

A group of Instacart employees in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, voted to unionize this past weekend with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546 chapter, Motherboard reported. The union vote is a landmark victory for gig worker activism, as it represents the first time employees of tech companies that rely predominantly on contract […]