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October 20, 2017 1:21 AM World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger, study says

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic 159

October 19, 2017 7:32 PM China GDP growth slows in Q3 but on course to beat target

China’s economy slowed marginally in the third quarter but is well on course to beat the government’s annual target, cementing President Xi Jinping’s standing as he prepares to be handed a second term in power at a Communist Party conclave. The world’s number two economy expanded 6.8% in July-September, but while the figures released yesterday were slightly 239

October 19, 2017 7:24 PM The iPhone 8 isn't looking so great

Apple took a big risk when it decided to release two new iPhones this year. Now, a few weeks after the first of those devices, the iPhone 8, hit the market, it looks like that gamble isn't paying off. The Economic Daily News report didn't cite any specific sources for the information, but investors have taken notice. Apple shares fell 2.3 percent following 128

October 19, 2017 2:26 PM Verizon Expects Big Sales for the Apple iPhone X

Although sales of Apple’s new iPhone 8 models appear to be slower than anticipated, Verizon is expecting a big pick up in sales for the more expensive iPhone X, which will be available for preorder starting next week. Only 5.5% of Verizon vz customers upgraded their phones in the third quarter when the iPhone 8 first went on sale, down from a 6.3% upgrade 168

October 18, 2017 6:00 PM ‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanish from nature preserves

Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don't see them on the road like you used to. Biologists call this the windshield phenomenon. It's a symptom, they say, of a vanishing population. “For those of us who look, I think 189

October 17, 2017 11:44 PM Activision wins patent that uses matchmaking to make you want to buy stuff

Activision has successfully filed a patent designed for use in multiplayer matchmaking systems. In short, it's an idea to engender envy at teammates' or opponents' gear through the matchmaking algorithm itself. "A system and method is provided that drives microtransactions in multiplayer video games. The system may include a microtransaction arrange 179

October 15, 2017 7:10 PM You can now visit one of the world's most remote islands by plane

One of the world's most remote places became a little less isolated on Saturday when the first commercial flight arrived in St. Helena, a South Atlantic island that until recently was only accessible by boat. The SA Airlink plane left Johannesburg on a six-hour journey to the British-ruled territory, which hopes to draw more tourists to the deposed French 427

October 15, 2017 11:18 AM Motion picture academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its 54-member board of governors, which includes stars such as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Dern, voted "well in excess 168

October 14, 2017 11:12 PM One of the world’s most remote islands was once only accessible by boat. Now you can fly there

PROSPEROUS BAY PLAIN, St. Helena — One of the world’s most remote places became a little less isolated on Saturday when the first commercial flight arrived in St. Helena, a South Atlantic island that until recently was only accessible by boat and where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last years in exile. The SA Airlink plane left Johannesburg on a six-hour 130

October 14, 2017 9:05 PM Coordinated care for breast cancer is now being offered in Siouxland

NORTH SIOUX CITY | Kristi Mullins calls the team of health care professionals who treated her for breast cancer her "dream team." The 45-year-old Sioux City woman was diagnosed with the disease that is estimated to claim more than 40,600 U.S. women's lives this year after having a 3D mammogram in July. She was swiftly referred to Midlands Clinic's Coordinated 148