Year Of Sustained Violence Across Iraq Has Hit Children Hardest

By Newsroom America Staff at 12:08 pm Eastern

UNICEF said over the past year in Iraq it has seen a 75 per cent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as soldiers, sexual violence, attacks against schools and denial of humanitarian access.

2.4 Billion People Worldwide Still Lack Basic Sanitation

10:02 am Eastern | World

Agencies tracking access to water and sanitation targets against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have warned that the lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking more »


SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Violating Market Access Rule

9:34 am Eastern | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Goldman, Sachs & Co. with violating the market access rule in connection with a trading incident that resulted in erroneous executions of options more »


Home Price Gains Ease In April: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

8:41 am Eastern | Business

The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for April 2015 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the past 12 more »


Court Confirms Apple's Liability For E-Book Price-Fixing Conspiracy

30 Jun 16:26 | U.S. News

The U.S. Court of Appeals has confirmed Apple's liability for conspiring to end e-book retailers’ freedom to compete on price by taking control of pricing from e-book retailers and substantially increasing the prices that consumers paid for more »


Sugary Drinks Linked To High Death Tolls Worldwide

30 Jun 15:10 | SciTech

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to new more »


Most Internet Anonymity Software Leaks Users' Details

30 Jun 13:07 | SciTech

A study of fourteen popular VPN providers found that eleven of them leaked information about the user because of a vulnerability known as 'IPv6 leakage'. read more »


Study Finds The Fear You Experience Playing Video Games Is Real - And Enjoyable

30 Jun 12:02 | Entertainment

With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana University's Media more »


Las Vegas Auto Dealers Settle Charges They Deceptively Advertised The Cost Of Cars

30 Jun 10:40 | U.S. News

Two auto dealers in Las Vegas have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they used deceptive ads to promote the sale or leasing of their vehicles, including advertising heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to more »


UNESCO Unveils Global Campaign To Counter Deliberate Destruction Of Cultural Heritage

30 Jun 09:27 | World

UNESCO has launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle more »


Determination To Bring Justice To People Of Sudan Remains 'Unshaken'

30 Jun 08:21 | World

Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that her Office's determination to bring "independent and impartial justice" to the people of Sudan remains "unshaken".read more »


Crisis For Miss Universe and Miss USA Over Trump Comments

29 Jun 23:27 | Entertainment

The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageant's are in crisis after the broadcasters, hosts, special guests and some sponsors pulled out in protest at comments by presidential hopeful and co-rights owner Donald more »


App Developer Settles FTC Charges It Hijacked Consumers’ Phones To Mine Cryptocurrency

29 Jun 17:26 | U.S. News

A smartphone app developer has agreed to settle charges it lured consumers into downloading its "rewards" app, saying it would be free of malware, when the app's main purpose was actually to load the consumers' mobile phones with malicious software to mine virtual currencies for the developer. read more »


Mankind's 'Unprecedented Transformation Of Earth'

29 Jun 15:40 | World

Human beings are pushing the planet in an entirely new direction with revolutionary implications for its life, a new study by researchers at the University of Leicester has suggested. read more »


Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum In May

29 Jun 15:18 | Business

Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »


Children With Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties Of Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

29 Jun 12:16 | World

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of more »


Former State Representative Convicted On Bribery Charge

29 Jun 10:40 | U.S. News

A former state representative and Pikeville, Kentucky, coal operator, Wendell Keith Hall, has been convicted by a jury of bribing a federal mine more »


High Blood Pressure Linked To Reduced Alzheimer's Risk And Medication May Be Reason

29 Jun 08:30 | SciTech

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. read more »


SpaceX Dragon ISS Resupply Mission Fails

28 Jun 15:32 | U.S. News

Space's eighth Dragon resupply mission on a flight to take cargo to the International Space Station failed just over two minutes into the ascent from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch more »


Study Finds Pet Owners Reluctant To Face Up To Their Cats' Kill Count

28 Jun 12:34 | SciTech

Cats are increasingly earning themselves a reputation as wildlife killers with estimates of animals killed every year by domestic cats in the UK numbering into the millions. read more »


June 30 Will Get An Extra Second

28 Jun 09:25 | U.S. News

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be more »


Emergency Visits For Childhood Food Allergy On Rise In Illinois

26 Jun 15:45 | U.S. News

Emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe, potentially life-threatening food allergy reactions increased an average of nearly 30 percent per year over five years in Illinois, reports a Northwestern Medicine more »


Natural Wilderness Areas Need Buffer Zones To Protect From Human Development

26 Jun 17:29 | U.S. News

University of Georgia researchers say the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands, but these federally protected nature areas have a problem: Their boundaries have become prime real more »


Top Scientists Call For Improved Incentives To Ensure Research Integrity

26 Jun 13:26 | U.S. News

Scientific controversies, from problems replicating results - such as with the now debunked association between autism and MMR vaccines - to researcher misconduct and sensationalism, have led to speculation of "trouble at the lab," as the Economist put more »


Doctors And Scientists Call For Divestment From Fossil Fuel Companies

26 Jun 12:18 | SciTech

Over 50 leading doctors and academics have signed an open letter published in The Guardian calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel more »


Commenters Exposed To Prejudiced Comments More Likely To Display Prejudice Themselves

26 Jun 10:19 | Entertainment

A study published by researchers at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, found exposure to prejudiced online comments can increase people's own prejudice, and increase the likelihood that they leave prejudiced comments more »


Massive Damage To Nepal's Healthcare Services Put Millions Of Quake Survivors At Risk

26 Jun 09:39 | World

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the health of the people who survived Nepal's twin earthquakes could be at risk if regular services are not urgently rebuilt and restored in a country where 80 per cent of health facilities in the 14 most affected districts are more »


Aid Efforts For Syrian Refugees Imperilled By 'Staggering' $3 Billion Funding Gap

26 Jun 08:15 | World

Humanitarian and development efforts targeting millions of Syrian refugees are at risk of collapsing due to a severe funding crisis, the refugee agency UNHCR has more »


Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs 'The Health Crisis Of This Generation'

26 Jun 17:17 | U.S. News

Decades of inaction to curb the overuse of life-saving antibiotics by physicians, dentists, patients, and farmers has created hard-to-treat "superbugs" that are spreading and growing stronger, with dire consequences, according to Consumer more »


Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers And Are Far More Diverse, Census Bureau Reports

25 Jun 16:29 | U.S. News

Millennials, or America's youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation's population. read more »


Man Convicted for Illegal Gun Sales on Darknet Sites

25 Jun 15:23 | U.S. News

A Montgomery man has been convicted for unlicensed firearms trafficking in underground marketplaces accessible only when using anonymous encrypted Internet browsing more »


Mortgage Rates At 8-Month High

25 Jun 15:11 | Business

Mortgage rates were up very modestly, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.16 percent, according to's weekly national survey. read more »


Are Your Emotional Responses Normal Or Abnormal?

25 Jun 12:22 | SciTech

We all feel emotion, we all get upset, can feel low, angry and overjoyed, but when do these emotional responses become something of a medical concern?read more »


New Cases Of Ebola Reported In Guinea

25 Jun 10:14 | World

The United Nations envoy for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two more »


South Sudan Children At Risk From Cholera Outbreak, Warns UNICEF

25 Jun 09:28 | World

A cholera outbreak is threatening South Sudan’s children in the latest blow to a country already teetering on the brink of all-out crisis amid incessant fighting and mass displacement, UNICEF more »


DaVita To Pay $450 Million Reimbursement For Unnecessary Drug Wastage

25 Jun 08:20 | U.S. News

DaVita Healthcare Partners has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly creating unnecessary waste in administering the drugs Zemplar and Venofer to dialysis patients and then billing the more »


Boston Bomber Formally Sentenced To Death

24 Jun 15:43 | U.S. News

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been formally sentenced to death, and used the hearing to say sorry to the victims of the 2013 more »


Road Traffic Noise Linked To Deaths And Increased Strokes

24 Jun 14:36 | SciTech

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, according to new research published in the European Heart more »


2015 Global Peace Index Reveals An Increasingly Divided World

24 Jun 13:20 | World

The intensity of armed conflict across the globe increased dramatically in 2014, with the number of people killed in conflicts rising more than 3.5 times, from 49,000 in 2010 to 180,000 in 2014, according to the 2015 Global Peace Index. read more »


65 Percent Of Americans Do Not Have Sufficient Emergency Savings: Report

24 Jun 11:14 | Business

Just 22% of Americans have an adequate emergency savings cushion – enough to cover at least 6 months' of expenses, according to a new more »


Half Of Americans Say They Know a Hoarder: Study

24 Jun 10:29 | U.S. News

A survey commissioned by Austin-based self-storage company SpareFoot finds that over half of American adults (52 percent) know someone — a coworker, friend, neighbor or relative — who's a more »


Expert Deplores 'Profound Failure Of Diplomacy' As Syria Conflict Escalates

24 Jun 09:27 | World

Syria’s "ever-accelerating" cycle of violence continues to reap civilian casualties and provoke "unspeakable suffering", the head of a Commission of Inquiry warned, as he lamented the international community’s inability to bring the country’s four-year war to a more »


At Least 3,000 Suspected Dengue Fever Cases Reported In Yemen

24 Jun 08:38 | World

Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection Dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the World Health Organization more »


Secret Owner Of Offshore Brokerage Firm Arrested For Alleged $300 Million Securities Fraud

23 Jun 19:21 | Business

Gregg R. Mulholland, a dual U.S. and Canadian citizen, has been arrested on charges of securities fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy for fraudulently manipulating the stocks of numerous U.S. publicly-traded companies and then laundering approximately $300 million in profits. read more »


Scientists Show A Decline In Solar activity Could Not Halt Global Warming

24 Jun 16:16 | SciTech

A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global warming, according to new more »


Early Europeans Had A Close Neanderthal Ancestor: Study

23 Jun 14:11 | SciTech

Researchers have analyzed DNA from a 37,000 to 42,000-year-old human mandible from Oase Cave in Romania and have found that six to nine percent of this person's genome came from Neanderthals, more than any other human sequenced to date. read more »


Scientists Offer Advice On How To Manage Stressed Pet Cats

23 Jun 13:12 | SciTech

A group of veterinarians from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain have published a review in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery that discusses how stress manifests in cats and describes strategies that can be used to prevent or reduce more »


Legacy Of Slavery Still Impacts Education In The South: Researchers

23 Jun 12:26 | U.S. News

Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the south, according to a new Rice University more »


Task Forces Arrest More Than 1,000 Child Predators In Operation Broken Heart

23 Jun 10:10 | U.S. News

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces have arrested 1,140 child predators from 41 states during a two-month, nationwide operation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) more »


Consumers "Highly Annoyed" By Repeated Generic Advertising Messages

23 Jun 09:15 | U.S. News

A survey of more than 2,200 consumers worldwide has found 63 percent of respondents said they are highly annoyed by the way brands continue to rely on the old-fashioned strategy of blasting generic advertising messages more »


Childhood Obesity Will Hit 70 Million By 2025 'If Current Trends Hold'

23 Jun 08:40 | World

Childhood obesity does not arise from lifestyle choices made by the child, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, stressing that the huge problem, especially in developing countries comes from the marketing of sugar-rich non-alcoholic beverages, ultra-processed, energy-dense, nutrient-poor more »


Security Council Has 'Obligation To Act Now' To Protect Civilians From ISIL

22 Jun 18:29 | World

A Human Rights expert has appealed for the UN Security Council protect civilians living “in daily fear for their lives” in areas controlled by ISIL where "shocking crimes are being committed on an industrial scale."read more »


Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back Strongly In May As First-Time Buyers Return

22 Jun 15:39 | Business

Fueled partly by an increase in the share of sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »


Report On Gaza Conflict Finds Evidence Of Possible War Crimes By Both Sides

22 Jun 15:28 | World

A new report released by an investigative panel on the possible commission of war crimes in Gaza during the 2014 conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the enclave, has gathered substantial information finding the allegations to be more »


Smoking Around Your Toddler Could Be Just As Bad As Smoking While Pregnant

22 Jun 12:28 | SciTech

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, according to researchers. read more »


Palestinian Life In West Bank Constrained By Israeli policies – Expert

22 Jun 10:23 | World

The international community must ensure the promise of universal human rights no longer rings hollow to Palestinian “living under the 48-year-long Israeli occupation,” according to an independent more »


Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Attacks On Central Arkansas Power Grid

22 Jun 08:03 | U.S. News

Jason Woodring, 38, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges related to his attacks on Central Arkansas’ power grid between August and October more »


Access To Electricity Is Linked To Reduced Sleep

21 Jun 15:26 | SciTech

Blame smartphone alerts, constant connectivity and a deluge of media for our society's sleep deprivation. But the root cause of why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did could come down to a much simpler reason: artificial more »

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