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  • 22 January

    Students spend equivalent of two-thirds of a school year checking digital devices

    Students spend the equivalent of two-thirds of a school year, on average, playing with devices instead of paying attention to professors, according to a new report. (Luckybusiness/iStockphoto)

    DENVER – College students spend more class time than ever playing with their smartphones and other digital devices, according to a new University of Nebraska report. The study, which surveyed 675 students in 26 states, …

  • 15 January

    Planned Parenthood sues group over secret recordings

    Planned Parenthood officials have filed suit against an anti-abortion group for fraud and other charges in connection with secret videos released last year. (Wikimedia Commons)

    PHOENIX – Planned Parenthood has sued an anti-abortion group, charging that it acted illegally by secretly recording videos that the group has used to allege that the women’s health organization was selling fetal tissue from …

  • 14 January

    TransCanada seeks $15B from U.S. over Keystone XL

    The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline is tapping rules under NAFTA to try to win more than $15 billion from the U.S. in damages. (Howl Arts Collective/Wikimedia Commons)

    AUSTIN, Texas – The Canadian corporation behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is using provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to recover more than $15 billion in damages from the U.S. Stephen Kretzmann, …

  • 6 January

    Report: Wild Bee decline threatens U.S. Crop Production

    Honey bee in flower

    AUSTIN, Texas – Wild bee populations in the U.S. are disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands, including West Texas, California’s Central Valley, and the Great Plains and California’s Central Valley according to …

December, 2015

  • 30 December

    Medical Marijuana grows up in California


    LOS ANGELES – California’s medical marijuana industry is growing up fast, so to speak, because a new law professionalizing the growth, sale and taxation of the plant goes into effect on Friday. The California Medical …

  • 7 December

    Patriotic Millionaires Group report widening wealth gap


    Patriotic Millionaires, a group that counts Warren Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., and chief executives of Fortune 500 companies among its ranks, has released a report exposing a growing wealth gap between the 400 richest Americans …

  • 2 December

    CNN: At least 14 people killed in mass shooting; two suspects dead

    Map: Google San Bernadino

    (CNN) Two suspects died in a gun battle with police Wednesday hours after authorities say they burst into a holiday party at a center for people with developmental disabilities and killed 14 people. But it was …