Liberals, Conservatives Differ In Response To Bin Laden's Death

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:04 pm Eastern

Conservative Americans remained unwaveringly suspicious of foreigners following Osama bin Laden's death, while liberals dropped their guard briefly before returning to more vigilant beliefs, finds a provocative new study led by a Michigan State University scholar.

Helicopter Parents: Hovering May Have Effect As Kids Transition To Adulthood

4:08 pm Eastern | SciTech

As thousands of young adults prepare to leave the nest and attend college for the first time, parents may want to examine whether they are kind and supportive or hovering into helicopter parent more »


New Framework Uses Patterns To Predict Terrorist Behavior

3:01 pm Eastern | SciTech

A new framework developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York is able to predict future terrorist attacks by recognizing patterns in past more »


Leader of Human Trafficking Organization Gets 15 Years For Exploiting Migrants

2:07 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The leader of a human trafficking organization and a co-defendant have been sentenced to prison for their roles in luring Guatemalan minors and adults to the United States under false pretenses and then using threats of physical harm to compel them to work on egg farms in Ohio. read more »


Man Sentenced For Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Congressional Office

12:29 pm Eastern | U.S. News

A Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole for throwing Molotov cocktails at the local congressional office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver more »


Envoy Condemns Bombing Of Mosque As Showing 'Total Disdain For Islam'

10:23 am Eastern | World

The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned the suicide bombing this week that killed or wounded a number of civilians at a mosque in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, saying the attack showed the terrorists’ total disdain for more »


Poverty And Early Deaths Await Millions Of World's Most Disadvantaged Children

9:11 am Eastern | World

Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a new more »


Home Prices Continue Gains In April According To S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

8:13 am Eastern | Business

The latest S&P Dow Jones Indices data for April 2016 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the past 12 months. read more »


Volkswagen To Spend Over $14 Billion To Settle Allegations Of Cheating Emissions Tests

28 Jun 22:11 | U.S. News

In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), German automaker Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. read more »


Political Pitfalls In Handling Ebola May Carry Over To Zika

28 Jun 15:08 | U.S. News

If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola -- and early indications are that in many ways it is -- the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to an analysis by the University of more »


Household Fuels Exceed Power Plants And Cars As Source Of Smog In Beijing

28 Jun 14:03 | World

New research indicates that the Chinese government could achieve dramatic air quality improvements in Beijing and surrounding areas with more attention on an overlooked source of outdoor pollution -- residential cooking and more »


Researchers Discover The 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated In Mexico

28 Jun 12:16 | World

The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic -- responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide -- originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is more »


Philippines National Charged In Scheme To Steal Identities Of High-Profile Victims

28 Jun 10:28 | U.S. News

A resident of the Philippines has been charged in connection with a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme targeting high-profile more »


Sexual Predator Used Facebook To Coerce And Exploit Underage Girls

28 Jun 09:09 | U.S. News

Dylan Allen Jeffries, 26, of Clifton Forge, has been sentenced to 120 months in prison for coercion or enticement of a minor after targeting underage and vulnerable girls on more »


UNICEF Deplores Killing Of Children In Eastern Syria

28 Jun 08:11 | World

UNICEF has spoken out against the reported killing of 25 children in recent air-strikes in the Syrian town of al-Quriyah, in the eastern countryside of Deir more »


Relationship Quality Tied To Good Health For Young Adults

27 Jun 17:10 | SciTech

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research more »


Researchers Offer New Theory On How Climate Affects Violence

27 Jun 16:11 | World

Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain more »


Neonicotinoid Pesticides Cause Harm To Honeybees

27 Jun 15:16 | SciTech

One possible cause of the alarming bee mortality we are witnessing is the use of the very active systemic insecticides called more »


Federal Government Limits Valid Scientific Research On Cannabis Sativa

27 Jun 14:05 | SciTech

Researchers are questioning why the federal government continues to stifle valid, externally valid scientific research on Cannabis sativa given all the health benefits for people experiencing debilitating health more »


Radioactive Fallout On Tokyo From Fukushima Concentrated In Glass Microparticles

27 Jun 12:20 | World

New research shows that most of the radioactive fallout which landed on downtown Tokyo a few days after the Fukushima accident was concentrated and deposited in non-soluble glass microparticles, as a type of 'glassy soot'.read more »


Detention, Heavy Fines For Artistic Expression In Iran 'Unacceptable'

27 Jun 10:31 | World

Human rights experts have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for their immediate release. read more »


Blood Lead Levels Higher After Switch To Flint River Water

27 Jun 09:10 | U.S. News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the results of its investigation into the potential health impact that lead contamination in the Flint, Michigan water supply had on the blood lead levels of local children. read more »


Brexit Will Be A "Long Goodbye, Not a Clean Break"

27 Jun 08:12 | World

The immediate shocks of the UK's Brexit decision on the financial markets have already been substantial. Global negative reaction has roiled exchange rates, sending the pound to 30-year lows against the U.S. dollar. read more »


Dose Of Nature Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

24 Jun 17:38 | World

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental more »


Some Viruses Could Survive On Children's Toys For Hours And Cause Infection

24 Jun 16:02 | U.S. News

Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children's toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at Georgia State more »


How Should A Driverless Car Make Life Or Death Decisions?

24 Jun 15:08 | SciTech

Suppose a driverless car must either hit a pedestrian or swerve in such a way that it crashes and harms its passengers. What should it be instructed to do?read more »


Former President Pro Tem Of Oklahoma Senate Sentenced To Prison For Bribery

24 Jun 14:08 | US Politics and Govt

Michael Steven Morgan, 61, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison following his conviction for bribery in more »


Doctor Admits Accepting Thousands Of Dollars In Bribes For Referrals To Lab Companies

24 Jun 12:09 | U.S. News

A doctor with offices in Toms River, New Jersey, has admitted accepting thousands of dollars in exchange for patient referrals to two lab companies that performed blood and DNA more »


Australia 20 Years After Gun Reform - No Mass Shootings, Declining Firearm Deaths

23 Jun 17:14 | World

Since gun law reform and the Firearms Buyback program 20 years ago, Australia has seen an accelerating decline in intentional firearm deaths and an absence of fatal mass more »


Homes With White Kitchens Sell For $1,400 Less Than Homes With Yellow Kitchens

24 Jun 10:29 | Business

A home's paint colors can have a notable impact on its final sale price. According to a new analysis from Zillow Digs, for-sale listings with rooms painted in sage green or wheat yellow can sell for as much as $1,300 more than more »


Scientists Offer More Reasons To Eat Your Broccoli

23 Jun 16:00 | SciTech

Love it or hate it, broccoli is touted as a superfood, offering an array of health benefits. And it's about to get even more super. read more »


Mortgage Rates Rise With Brexit Vote

24 Jun 09:09 | Business

Mortgage rates rebounded modestly this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 3.73 percent, according to's weekly national survey. read more »


HP Recalls Batteries For HP And Compaq Notebook Computers Due To Fire Hazard

24 Jun 08:20 | SciTech

HP has recalled batteries for about 48,000 HP and Compaq notebook computers due to a fire and burn hazard, with seven reports of battery packs overheating, melting or more »


Diabetes Raises Risk Of Heart Attack Death By 50 percent

23 Jun 15:06 | SciTech

aving diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50 per cent, according to a widespread more »


InMobi Settles Charges It Tracked Hundreds of Millions of Consumers' Without Permission

23 Jun 14:09 | World

Singapore-based mobile advertising company InMobi will pay $950,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it deceptively tracked the locations of hundreds of millions of consumers – including children – without their knowledge or consent to serve them geo-targeted more »


Arizona Man Sent To Prison For Exposing Himself On Airplane

23 Jun 12:22 | U.S. News

Craig Dewalt, 61, of Cave Creek, Ariz., has been sentenced to serve two days in prison and fined after being found guilty of obscene acts on an more »


Existing-Home Sales Grow 1.8 Percent In May At Highest Pace In Over Nine Years

23 Jun 10:14 | Business

Existing home sales sprang ahead in May to their highest pace in almost a decade, while the uptick in demand this spring amidst lagging supply levels pushed the median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »


Zika Warnings Lead To 'Significant' Increase In Demand For Abortion In Latin America

23 Jun 09:10 | World

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new more »


UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing Of Journalist In Texas

23 Jun 08:05 | U.S. News

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has called for an investigation into the killing of Jacinto Hernández Torres, also known as Jay Torres, a Spanish-language journalist in more »


'Electric Wind' Can Strip Earth-like Planets Of Oceans, Atmospheres

22 Jun 17:23 | SciTech

Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping Earth's twin planet of its more »


Gamble On Your Opponent's Gaze If You Want To Win

22 Jun 15:25 | SciTech

Blackjack players who hold high-value cards tend to glance fleetingly to the right, whereas those with a lower-value hand do so spontaneously to the left. This is according to research on aspects of mental arithmetic, led by Kevin Holmes of Colorado College in the US. read more »


E-cigarette Use Can Alter Hundreds Of Genes Involved In Airway Immune Defense

22 Jun 14:08 | SciTech

UNC School of Medicine scientists report that vaping electronic cigarettes alters epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract and hundreds more that are important for immune defense in the upper more »


FTC Action Halts Phony OSHA Scam That Targets New Small Businesses

22 Jun 12:03 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Florida man and his company with bilking at least $1.3 million from newly-opened small businesses by pretending to be a federal government more »


More Than Half Of Yemen’s Population Now Food Insecure

22 Jun 10:38 | World

Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen – 19 out of 22 governorates – are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict more »


ICC Sentences Former Congolese Vice-President Bemba To 18 years Prison For War Crimes

22 Jun 09:08 | World

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to 18 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March more »


Majority Of Americans Deny Their Smartphone Behaviors

22 Jun 08:24 | U.S. News

It appears the majority of Americans need a dose of reality when it comes to their own smartphone behaviors. A new survey finds less than one in five adults believe they are on their mobile phone too much, while more than half believe other people are guilty of overuse. read more »


Invasive Species Could Cause Billions In Damages To Agriculture

21 Jun 17:09 | World

Invasive insects and pathogens could be a multi-billion- dollar threat to global agriculture and developing countries may be the biggest target, according to a team of international more »


Researchers Link Childhood Hunger, Violence Later In Life

21 Jun 15:25 | U.S. News

Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new UT Dallas more »


Fossil Fuel Combustion Endangers Children's Health

21 Jun 14:00 | World

Writing in a commentary in Environmental Health Perspectives, Frederica Perera, director of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH), identifies fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) as the root cause of much of the ill health of children today. read more »


'Unprecedented' 65 Million People Displaced By War And Persecution In 2015

21 Jun 12:09 | World

The number of people displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution last year exceeded 60 million for the first time in United Nations history, a tally greater than the population of the United Kingdom, or of Canada, Australia and New Zealand combined, says a new more »


One Third of American Workers Say Their Employers Prioritize Productivity Over Safety

21 Jun 10:23 | Business

The National Safety Council has released survey results showing 33 percent of the 2,000 employees surveyed across the nation believe safety takes a backseat to productivity at their organizations. read more »


Twitter To Bolster Machine Learning With Acquisition Of Magic Pony Technology

21 Jun 09:10 | Business

Twitter has announced it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding valuable talent to the company's Cortex more »


FBI Draws Awareness To The Dangers Of Sextortion

21 Jun 08:04 | U.S. News

The FBI says it has seen a significant increase in sextortion activity against children who use the Internet, typically ages 10-17, but any age child can become a victim. read more »


When It Comes To Knowing Your True Self, Believe In Free Will: Study

20 Jun 17:16 | SciTech

Diminishing a person's belief in free will leads to them feeling less like their true selves, according to recent research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. read more »


How Do Your Parenting Methods Affect Your Child's Future?

20 Jun 15:32 | SciTech

A research group has released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a strong sense of morality. read more »


Mammals Almost Wiped Out With The Dinosaurs

20 Jun 14:05 | SciTech

Over 90 per cent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, significantly more than previously more »


Sanford "Spam King" Wallace Sentenced To Prison For Spamming Facebook Users

20 Jun 12:11 | U.S. News

Sanford Wallace has been sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment and was ordered to pay $310,628.55 in restitution for sending millions of spam messages to Facebook users and disobeying a court order not to access Facebook. read more »


Grave Concern At Homophobia And Islamophobia That Followed Orlando Attack

20 Jun 10:00 | U.S. News

A senior United Nations human rights advisor has condemned the criminal attack that took place at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on 12 June, in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured, and expressed grave concern at the outpouring of hatred, homophobia and Islamophobia that followed the more »


Commercial Pilot Pleads Guilty To Federal Stalking Charge

20 Jun 09:02 | SciTech

In San Antonio, 62-year-old Mark Joseph Uhlenbrock of Chesterfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty to internet stalking, admitting he caused substantial emotional distress to his female victim by posting nude photographs of her on the Internetread more »


Global Stockpile Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Running Low

20 Jun 08:06 | World

The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the World Health Organization (WHO) has more »

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