For millions of Americans, an unexpected expense ― a broken down car, a sudden rent increase, an illness ― can be financially crippling. Forty percent would struggle to cover a $400 emergency expense. For many on low incomes, it’s a constant cycle of anxiety. The city of Stockton, California, has been
It took YouTube more than a week to take action against a propaganda video on its site produced by the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) — the neo-Nazi terrorist organization under FBI investigation and linked to five murders in the U.S. — and the poster’s channel remains active. The clip ― which was
Gaming giant Blizzard booted a professional gamer from one of its tournaments and took away his prize money after the player expressed support for pro-democracy protests happening in Hong Kong. “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” said Chung Ng Wai ― or “Blitzchung,” as he’s known in the community
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that he’ll “try not to antagonize” Sen. Elizabeth Warren any further after transcripts of candid comments he made about her were leaked this week. At a livestreamed Q&A with Facebook employees, Zuckerberg talked about leaked remarks he made to employees in July, when he
Childhood obesity has been called an epidemic, but in some ways, that’s wishful thinking. Because with an epidemic, you can usually pinpoint a cause and potential solutions. Childhood obesity is more like fighting a hundred infections at once and trying every medication you’ve got, hoping something sticks. Worldwide, obesity among
A Kickstarter employee says that the tech company fired her for her union organizing and that she was told to sign an overly broad non-disparagement agreement if she wanted severance pay. Clarissa Redwine, who was a senior design and tech outreach lead at the company, said Kickstarter let her go
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life. Two research groups announced this week that they’ve found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 110 light-years away in the constellation Leo.
Fifty U.S. attorneys general on Monday announced an investigation into potential antitrust violations by Google, marking the latest attempt to regulate the tech giant. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced the probe at a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, saying Google “dominates all aspects