Chicago Man Charged With Posting Online Threat Of Gun Violence At University Of Chicago

By Newsroom America Staff at 7:39 am Eastern

A Chicago man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to murder students and staff at the University of Chicago.

Study Suggests Bees Aren't The Be All And End All For Crop Pollination

30 Nov 17:20 | SciTech

Farmers who used pesticides that spared bees but killed other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international scientific more »


Scientists Create Malaria-Blocking Mosquitoes

30 Nov 15:42 | SciTech

University of California scientists have created a strain of mosquitoes capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into a mosquito population through its progeny, ultimately eliminating the insects' ability to transmit the disease to more »


More Than Million Children Need Urgent Assistance In Conflict-Torn Central African Republic

30 Nov 14:37 | World

Nearly three years after the “devastating” conflict began in the Central African Republic (CAR), an estimated 1.2 million children are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, said more »


Global Cyberconflicts, Hacktivism And Campaign Disruptions On The Horizon In 2016

30 Nov 13:23 | SciTech

To provide a snapshot of what could take place in 2016, Experian Data Breach Resolution has released its third annual Data Breach Industry Forecast white paper, predicting presidential candidates and campaigns will be attractive hacking more »


European Heat Waves Likely To Increase Both In Severity And Number

30 Nov 17:17 | SciTech

Scientists have shown that European heat waves are likely to increase both in severity and number during the next two more »


Mystery Of How Snakes Lost Their Legs Solved

30 Nov 12:10 | SciTech

Fresh analysis of a reptile fossil is helping scientists solve an evolutionary puzzle - how snakes lost their more »


FBI Reminds Shoppers To Be Aware Of Cyber Criminals This Holiday Season

30 Nov 10:32 | U.S. News

The FBI is reminding shoppers at the start of this holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal more »


Situation Of Children In South Sudan Is Deteriorating

30 Nov 09:27 | World

The situation of children in war-torn South Sudan has worsened since the beginning of the year, with sustained recruitment, primarily of boys but also girls, by armed forces and groups amid severe malnutrition and flight, UNICEF warned. read more »


West Africa 'Cannot Recover' From Ebola Epidemic On Its Own

30 Nov 08:23 | World

Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their more »


No Substantive Evidence For 'Pause' In Global Warming, Study Finds

29 Nov 11:03 | World

There is no substantive evidence for a 'pause' or 'hiatus' in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has more »


'Sport Shoppers' Bargain Hunt Simply For The Thrill Of It, New Research Finds

29 Nov 08:07 | U.S. News

San Francisco State University business professors have defined a new type of shopper profile - the 'sport shoppers - for whom a trip to the mall is akin to athletic more »


Human Nature's Dark Side Helped Us Spread Across The World

28 Nov 11:19 | SciTech

New research by an archaeologist at the University of York suggests that betrayals of trust were the missing link in understanding the rapid spread of our own species around the more »


'Nothing Has Changed" With North Korea Human Rights Record

28 Nov 08:40 | World

An expert on the situation of human rights in North Korea has warned that nothing has changed in the country since the UN Commission of Inquiry on DPRK presented its landmark report to the Human Rights Council two years more »


Nuclear Waste Storage Sites In Rock Salt May Be More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

27 Nov 11:17 | U.S. News

Research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the United States as a subsurface container for radioactive waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event that a capsule or storage vessel more »


Can Paris Pledges Avert Severe Climate Change?

27 Nov 13:27 | SciTech

More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time, but will their actions be enough? read more »


Surge In Climate Change-Related Disasters Poses Growing Threat To Food Security

27 Nov 08:22 | World

Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the past three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in a new more »


Daily Handful Of Walnuts Linked To Better Diet And Improvements In Health

26 Nov 17:17 | SciTech

Eating a daily handful of walnuts is linked to better overall diet quality and an improvement in certain risk factors among people at high risk of diabetes, finds new more »


Child Brides In Africa Could More Than Double To 310 million By 2050

26 Nov 13:17 | World

Nearly half of the world's child brides in 2050 will be African, if current trends persist, due to the continent's rapid population growth and lagging social reforms, UNICEF has more »


Comets Rather Than Aliens Likely Responsible For Star's Bizarre Behavior

26 Nov 07:43 | SciTech

Data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped solve a mystery in space where telescopes observed two unusual incidents when a star's light dimmed in dramatic, never-before-seen more »


2015 Likely To Be Warmest Year On Record: WMO

25 Nov 17:22 | SciTech

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)has delivered “bad news for the planet,” warning that 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record, breaching the symbolic and significant milestone of 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial more »


Earth's Magnetic Field Is 'Not About To Flip'

25 Nov 15:25 | SciTech

The intensity of earth's magnetic field has been weakening in the past couple of hundred years, leading some scientists to think that its polarity might be about to flip. read more »


CERN Collides Heavy Nuclei At New Record High Energy

25 Nov 14:14 | SciTech

The world's most powerful accelerator, the 27 km long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operating at CERN in Geneva, has established collisions between lead nuclei at the highest energies ever. read more »


Former California Attorney Pleads Guilty In International Investment Fraud Scheme

25 Nov 13:29 | Business

A Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in an investment fraud scheme that promoted fraudulent investment opportunities and caused more than $5 million in losses to more »


Central Yemeni City Of Taiz Under Virtual Siege: 200,000 Need Water, Food

25 Nov 12:54 | World

The situation in the central Yemeni city of Taiz has worsened amid intensified fighting since September, with 200,000 civilians living under virtual siege, in dire need drinking water, food, medical treatment, and other life-saving more »


Deadly Attack In Tunisia Condemned

25 Nov 12:46 | World

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the attack in Tunis against a bus carrying Presidential Guards, which resulted in many deaths and more »


FTC Obtains Contempt Ruling Against 'Yellow Pages' Scam

25 Nov 12:34 | U.S. News

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has banned Robert Ray Law and his company, CPU Service Incorporated (CPU) from sending unsolicited direct mail to advertise or promote goods or services, imposed a judgment of almost $400,000, and required them to immediately pay $45, more »


Words Can Deceive, But Tone Of Voice Cannot

24 Nov 17:16 | SciTech

A new computer algorithm can predict whether you and your spouse will have an improved or worsened relationship based on the tone of voice that you use when speaking to each other with nearly 79 percent more »


CAIR Reports Unprecedented Backlash Against American Muslims After Paris Attacks

24 Nov 16:51 | U.S. News

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has released an initial report on the unprecedented backlash and discrimination targeting the nation's Muslim community since the November 13 terror attacks in more »


SEC Charges Political Intelligence Firm

24 Nov 14:23 | US Politics and Govt

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a political intelligence firm agreed to admit wrongdoing and pay a $375,000 penalty for compliance more »


To Save The Earth, Better Nitrogen Use On A Hungrier Planet Must Be Addressed

24 Nov 12:32 | SciTech

The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food more »


Study Shows Increase In Infant Deaths Attributed To Crib Bumpers

24 Nov 11:18 | U.S. News

A new study shows that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has spiked significantly in recent years, prompting the researchers to call for a nationwide ban on the bedding more »


Stockbroker Stole Investor Money for Home Renovations

24 Nov 10:21 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced fraud charges against a former stockbroker accused of stealing investor money to remodel his house and pay other more »


Nigeria Evictions Threatening Tens Of Thousands With Homelessness

24 Nov 09:33 | World

A human rights expert has called on the Nigerian Government to immediately end unlawful large-scale evictions that are threatening tens of thousands of people with homelessness even as the rainy season rages on, voicing alarm at the violence sometimes used by police. read more »


Airport Baggage Handlers Plead Guilty To Theft Conspiracy

24 Nov 08:26 | U.S. News

Chris Arthur Perry, Jr., 25, of Chesapeake, and Gregory Paul Wingard, Jr., 27, of Norfolk, have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to steal valuable items from passengers’ bags at the Norfolk International more »


Children Don't Necessarily Follow In Their Parents' Political Footsteps

23 Nov 17:12 | US Politics and Govt

More than half of all children in the U.S. either misperceive or reject their parents' political party affiliations, according to more »


Report Finds 90 Per Cent Of Disasters Are Weather-Related

23 Nov 14:36 | World

A new report issued today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the past 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related more »


Study Shows Marked Decline In Retailer Compliance After Enactment Of NYC's Tobacco 21 Law

23 Nov 11:38 | U.S. News

In a study examining compliance with New York City's new law that raised the legal age for purchasing cigarettes to 21 years of age, researchers with New York University and UCLA found that compliance with identification checks has significantly decreased since the law was made effective. read more »


Settling Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Would Help Curb Terrorism Says Envoy

23 Nov 10:31 | World

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would help counter the extremism behind the “abhorrent terrorist attacks" in Paris, Beirut and the Sinai, an envoy on the Middle East peace process said, referring to last week’s bloody attacks and the downing of a Russian plane in Egypt last more »


Assets Frozen In Alleged Immigration Scam

23 Nov 09:27 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a court order freezing the assets of a South Florida woman and her company accused of purchasing a boat and luxury cars with money she raised from investors seeking U.S. residency through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot more »


Warning Of 'Misplaced Suspicions' Against Muslim Refugees

23 Nov 08:38 | World

As last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut continue to reverberate round the world with calls to restrict refugee and migrant movement in the name of security, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against "misplaced suspicions" about refugees and migrants, especially Muslims, who can help fight violent more »


Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against McDonald’s

22 Nov 13:43 | U.S. News

The Justice Department said it had reached a settlement with McDonalds and its corporate affiliates and subsidiaries resolving allegations that McDonald’s discriminated against immigrant employees of McDonald’s-owned more »


Security Council Calls For Eradicating ISIL Safe Havens In Syria And Iraq

22 Nov 09:10 | World

The United Nations Security Council has called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last more »

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