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 2021-01-27 22:38 

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Lunar cycle can influence circadian rhythms of humans, study says...

New research suggests human sleep patterns are synced to the lunar cycle, based on a study of indigenous groups in Argentina and college students in Seattle....

 2021-01-27 22:36 

AP

Virginia Senate approves measure rebuking Amanda Chase...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Wednesday approved a measure rebuking one of its most far-right members for a "pattern of unacceptable conduct," including an allegation that she voiced......

 2021-01-27 22:33 

AP

Facebook 4Q results soar, in prelude to an uncertain 2021...

Facebook capped a tumultuous 2020 with soaring earnings in the final quarter, its user base boosted by people staying home and its revenue buoyed by a shift to digital advertising amid the......

 2021-01-27 22:25 

UPI

Man discovers $2M lottery jackpot hours after crashing car...

A North Carolina man who started off his day with a car accident said his luck turned around when he won a $2 million lottery jackpot later in the same day....

 2021-01-27 22:25 

UPI

Hormonal IUD effective option for emergency contraception, study finds...

Hormonal intrauterine devices are just as effective as their copper and plastic counterparts at providing emergency contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies, according to a study published Wednesday by NEJM....

 2021-01-27 22:24 

AP

Tesla fights pandemic, rides sales jump to 1st annual profit...

Riding a sales surge amid a global pandemic, Tesla Inc. on Wednesday reported that it posted its first annual net profit in 2020.In a year that saw its stock soar to make it the world's......

 2021-01-27 22:21 

AP

Review: Timberlake seeks redemption in formulaic 'Palmer'...

There's a kitchen-sink full of Serious Drama Cliches in the new Justin Timberlake film "Palmer," about a high school football star turned convict who must help the young gender fluid boy with the......

 2021-01-27 22:18 

AP

Bucs fans set to cheer inside, outside Super Bowl stadium...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Warren Sapp wishes fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team's home stadium.Because of coronavirus pandemic......

 2021-01-27 22:09 

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U.S. markets fall amid negative Fed outlook, GameStop speculation...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst day since October and the S&P 500 erased its gains for the year amid pessimism from the Federal Reserve and concern over speculative trading of GameStop and AMC stock....

 2021-01-27 22:02 

AP

New supercomputer in Wyoming to rank among world's fastest...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new supercomputer in Wyoming will rank among the world's fastest and help study phenomena including climate change, severe weather, wildfires and solar......

 2021-01-27 21:59 

Reuters

New Pentagon chief praises Germany for hosting U.S. troops, reversing Trump's tack...

New U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin praised Germany for hosting U.S. troops in a call with his German counterpart on Wednesday, fueling speculation that President Joe Biden could overturn a drawdown ordered by his predecessor Donald Trump....

 2021-01-27 21:57 

UPI

New York man's class ring found after 11 years...

A New York man who lost his high school class ring during a walk in the park was reunited with the ring 11 years later, thanks to the daughter of the man who found it....

 2021-01-27 21:56 

AP

Lefty Jon Lester finalizes $5M, 1-year deal with Nationals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals finalized a $5 million, one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a fourth member of a rotation led by Max......

 2021-01-27 21:55 

Reuters

Microsoft investigating Outlook issues for North America users...

Microsoft Corp is investigating an issue that is causing connectivity problems with its Outlook email app for users in North America, it said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 21:54 

Reuters

Biden administration temporarily holds some U.S. weapons exports, official says...

President Joe Biden's administration has temporarily paused some pending arms sales to U.S. allies in order to review them, a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 21:54 

Reuters

NJ Transit can claim up to $400 mln for Superstorm Sandy losses, state high court holds...

The New Jersey Transit Corporation can collect up to $400 million from Lloyd's of London and its other insurers for water damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the New Jersey Supreme Court held Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 21:53 

Reuters

Microsoft investigating Outlook issues for North America users...

Microsoft Corp is investigating an issue that is causing connectivity problems with its Outlook email app for users in North America, it said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 21:53 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Americas COVID-19 death toll hits 1 million, hospitals brimming, warns PAHO...

Over 1 million people have died from COVID-19 in North and South America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 21:52 

Reuters

New Pentagon chief praises Germany for hosting U.S. troops, reversing Trump's tack...

New U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin praised Germany for hosting U.S. troops in a call with his German counterpart on Wednesday, fueling speculation that President Joe Biden could overturn a drawdown ordered by his predecessor Donald Trump....

 2021-01-27 21:51 

Reuters

Blinken says taking close look at designation of Yemen's Houthi movement...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said the State Department was taking a "very urgent and very close look" at the Trump administration designation of Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization and wants to ma...

 2021-01-27 21:51 

Reuters

U.S. returns indictment against Oath Keeper members over plot to storm U.S. Capitol...

The United States has secured an indictment against three members of the far-right "Oath Keepers" militia, charging they conspired to storm the U.S. Capitol in a bid to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's electoral victory....

 2021-01-27 21:50 

AP

S. Carolina Senate OKs initial vote to ban most abortions...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Opponents of abortion joined with some of South Carolina's most powerful Republican politicians to mark what they think may be the end of a long fight to pass a bill that......

 2021-01-27 21:50 

Reuters

Apple tops Wall Street expectations on record iPhone revenue, China sales surge...

Apple Inc on Wednesday reported holiday quarter sales and profits that beat Wall Street expectations, as new 5G iPhones helped push handset revenue to a new record and sparked a 57% rise in China sales....

 2021-01-27 21:50 

UPI

Homeland security warns of domestic extremism threat...

The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism advisory bulletin Wednesday warning of a heightened threat throughout the United States inspired by an attack at the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago....

 2021-01-27 21:49 

Reuters

Factbox: Stocks shunned by Wall Street surge as 'GameStop Effect' snowballs...

Amateur stock traders made a concerted effort to buy shares of companies shunned by Wall Street, challenging short positions by hedge funds, and costing some professionals billions of dollars on their bearish bets and inflating stock valuations....

 2021-01-27 21:49 

Reuters

US to end overseas fossil-fuel funding as rich world urged to boost climate finance...

The United States will produce a plan to end international financing for fossil fuel projects, its special climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday, as senior British and U.N. officials urged donor nations to meet a flagship climate finance promise....

 2021-01-27 21:49 

AP

Democrat floats Trump censure as conviction grows unlikely...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday that he's discussing with colleagues whether a censure resolution to condemn former President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly......

 2021-01-27 21:49 

Reuters

Hertz proposes up to $12 million for latest round of bonuses...

Hertz is requesting bankruptcy court approval to pay dozens of executives up to $12 million in bonuses if they meet certain goals....

 2021-01-27 21:48 

Reuters

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 'actively monitoring' volatility in equity markets...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday it was "aware of and actively monitoring" ongoing market volatility in options and equities markets, after a dramatic run-up in the prices of shares of companies like GameStop....

 2021-01-27 21:46 

Reuters

AMC seizes on rally to sell stock, but misses even bigger payday...

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it had raised $304.8 million by selling shares during an unprecedented social media-driven rally in its stock, though the U.S. movie theater firm could have raised about four times more by waiting one more ...

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