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Trump: U.N. nominee will be current ambassador to Canada

5 hours ago from UPI

After Nikki Haley left the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Donald Trump announced Friday night his nominee to replace Haley.

HHS unveils policy blocking Title X funds to abortion providers, referrers

7 hours ago from UPI

The federal government will cut off certain funds to family planning providers that offer abortions or refer women to abortion providers under a new action.

At Harvard Medical School, a rise through the ranks

7 hours ago from Harvard Science

When Becky Ward walked through the airy cafeteria spanning Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Goldenson and Armenise buildings, she noticed cashier Calixto Sáenz taking a break, a textbook open on the table in front...

Trump eyes March meeting with Chinese President Xi on trade deal

8 hours ago from UPI

President Donald Trump said he hopes to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to iron out the final details of a deal ending the U.S.-Chinese trade war.

Google's offers drug disposal site map on Google Maps

8 hours ago from UPI

In an effort to fight the growing opioid epidemic, Google Maps has announced it has launched a pilot program to help people easily find prescription drug drop-off sites.

Guaido, Branson take lead against Maduro in concerts war

8 hours ago from UPI

A concert organized by National Assembly leader Juan Guaido attracted masses, while rival event "Hands Off Venezuela" appeared on its way to fizzling.

Farmers plan to plant 7 million fewer acres of soybeans this year

9 hours ago from UPI

U.S. farmers plan to plant fewer soybeans this year, after the trade war with China crashed soy prices in 2018 and left millions of bushels unsold.

Honeywell awarded $150M for advanced turbine propulsion development

9 hours ago from UPI

Honeywell Aerospace was awarded a contract for work on the advanced turbine technology for ATTAM Phase I program, the Defense Department announced on Thursday.

UnitedHealth Loses Case to the Health Venture Begun by Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase

10 hours ago from NY Times Health

A court battle over trade secrets highlighted how the Big Three corporations’ new unit is unnerving major insurers in the field.

Twins snag former Astros INF Marwin Gonzalez in free agency

10 hours ago from UPI

The Minnesota Twins have signed former Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez.

Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals

10 hours ago from NY Times Science

The new rule would steer federal family planning funds under Title X to anti-abortion and faith based groups.

Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals

11 hours ago from NY Times Health

The new rule would steer federal family planning funds under Title X to anti-abortion and faith based groups.

U.S. Navy plans return to flying Union Jack

12 hours ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy will fly its 50-star flag, known as the Union Jack, on its ships beginning in June, switching back from the First Navy Jack that has been flown...

Watch: Doughnut shop celebrates opening with gold-coated pastry

12 hours ago from UPI

A Florida doughnut shop is celebrating its grand opening with a $100 doughnut containing 24-karat gold and Cristal champagne.

BAE awarded $23.2M contract for post shakedown of USS Thomas Hudner

12 hours ago from UPI

BAE Systems was awarded a $23.4 million contract for post shakedown work on USS Thomas Hudner, a guided-missile destroyer that was commissioned last December.

Qualcomm's latest 5G chips to deliver 7 gigabits per second speeds to mobile devices

12 hours ago from Physorg

Qualcomm is introducing a 5G cellular modem chip that the company says is capable of delivering peak wireless download speeds of 7 gigabits per second to mobile devices.

Learning Upgrade named co-winner of literacy XPrize

12 hours ago from Physorg

For more than two decades, San Diego's Learning Upgrade has developed "handcrafted" video games that use music to teach reading and math.

For Tesla, effects of Elon Musk's take-private tweet continue

13 hours ago from Physorg

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk settled with the SEC last year over Musk's tweets about taking the company private, but the fallout isn't over.

VW sees steady profits in 2018 results

13 hours ago from Physorg

German car giant Volkswagen on Friday reported steady operating profit and rising revenues in 2018, but said its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal again inflicted one-off costs of 3.2 billion euros...

Nike smart sneakers experience connection issues days after release, users report

13 hours ago from Physorg

Sometimes, seemingly promising futuristic products don't launch without a hitch. Customers who purchased Nike's brand-new Adapt BB smart sneakers have reported experiencing this firsthand.

Pakistan would answer India aggression with 'full force', army general says

14 hours ago from UPI

Pakistan says it would respond with "full force" if India moves against it militarily amid tensions stemming from last week's terrorist attack in Kashmir.

Watch: Dog rescued from spare tire predicament in California

14 hours ago from UPI

Firefighters in California cut through a spare tire to rescue a dog who managed to get his head stuck in the middle of the object.

Woody Allen may film new movie in Spain

14 hours ago from UPI

Woody Allen is reportedly scouting Basque Country after re-teaming with Spanish production company Mediapro on his next film.

Reba McEntire turned down 'Titanic' role during tour

15 hours ago from UPI

Reba McEntire passed on playing Molly Brown, a part that went to Kathy Bates, in the 1997 blockbuster movie "Titanic."

British investigators drop probes on Rolls-Royce, GSK

15 hours ago from Physorg

Britain's Serious Fraud Office on Friday dropped major investigations into engineering firm Rolls-Royce and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in a move condemned by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Oil trades higher on U.S.-China talks optimism

15 hours ago from UPI

Crude oil futures traded higher Friday amid renewed optimism that the United States and China could make progress in trade talks, analysts said.

In hives, graduating to forager a requirement for social membership

15 hours ago from Physorg

It is a classic coming-of-age story, in many ways.

Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo discards Kyrie Irving, jams on three Celtics

16 hours ago from UPI

Giannis Antetokounmpo elevated for a big-time jam while surrounded by three defenders during the Milwaukee Bucks' win against the Boston Celtics.