Survey Finds Vast Majority Of Americans Think US Is Divided Over Values And Politics

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:24 pm Eastern

Americans see their country as deeply divided over values and politics -- a gap they do not expect to diminish any time soon, according to a new survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Strong External Governance Makes Top Managers More Prone To Cheat

3:21 pm Eastern | Business

When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they're more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts.read more »

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Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked To Increased Autism Risk Today

2:08 pm Eastern | SciTech

Chemicals used in certain pesticides and as insulating material banned in the 1970s may still be haunting us, according to new research that suggests links between higher levels of exposure during pregnancy and significantly increased odds of autism spectrum disorder in children.read more »

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U.S. Servicemember Who Took Illegal Photos Inside Nuclear Sub Sentenced to Prison

23 Aug 12:15 | U.S. News

Kristian Saucier, 29, of Arlington, Vt., has been sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally retaining photos taken inside a nuclear submarine and impeding the investigation of the matter. read more »

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Malian Extremist Admits Guilt To Destroying Historic Sites In Timbuktu

23 Aug 10:09 | World

An alleged Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu has pleaded guilty in the first-ever international war crimes trial focusing on destruction of cultural heritage.read more »

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Journalists View Social Media As Extremely Important

23 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

Cision's 2016 Social Journalism Study shows journalists viewed social media as extremely important – 78% of respondents felt that they are more engaged with their audience because of social media, and nearly half went as far as to say they could not work without it. read more »

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More Than Three Million Displaced In Yemen

23 Aug 08:08 | World

A joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found that the conflict in Yemen has resulted in the displacement of some 3 million people.read more »

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Do Pokémon Go And Augmented Reality Games Offer Real Health Benefits?

22 Aug 17:21 | Entertainment

he combination of augmented reality technology, geocaching, and other novel techniques to create innovative active video games (AVGs) has potential personal and public health implications, according to a new study.read more »

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Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health By The Time You're In Your 40s

22 Aug 15:27 | SciTech

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study. read more »

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Bee Gee's Barry Gibb To Release Solo Album

22 Aug 14:24 | Entertainment

Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Barry Gibb will release his first solo album involving new material, In The Now, on October 7. read more »

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Why Prisons Continue To Grow, Even When Crime Declines

22 Aug 12:20 | U.S. News

The U.S. prison population continued to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges were faced with more repeat offenders, a new study suggests. read more »

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Hundreds Of Children Recruited Into Armed Groups In South Sudan

22 Aug 10:09 | World

Reporting that 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan since January, UNCEF called for an immediate end to recruitment and an unconditional release of all children by armed actors.read more »

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Bay Area Woman Arrested On Federal Stalking and Hacking Charges Related To Kris Jenner

22 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

California nurse’s assistant has been arrested on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment and threats targeting television personality Kristen Jenner, members of her family and two assistants.read more »

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Nigeria's Military Gains Against Boko Haram Uncover Vast Humanitarian Needs

22 Aug 08:09 | World

The United Nations refugee agency said it is increasingly alarmed at the unfolding situation in north-east Nigeria where the advancing military campaign against Boko Haram has exposed “catastrophic” levels of suffering among a population outside humanitarian reach over months or years.read more »

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Mortgage Rates In Holding Pattern

19 Aug 15:26 | Business

Mortgage rates posted only subtle movements this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate holding at 3.56 percent for a third consecutive week, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Being The Primary Breadwinner Is Bad For Men's Psychological Well-Being

19 Aug 16:31 | SciTech

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists.read more »

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Report Lays Bare Widespread ISIL 'Atrocities' Committed Against Yazidis In Iraq

19 Aug 12:07 | World

A new report lays bare the widespread and systematic manner in which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, Da’esh) has committed “terrible atrocities” against the Yezidi and other ethnic and religious communities, the UN envoy for Iraq said, calling for the perpetrators to be fully and properly held to account.read more »

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More Than One-Third Of Employees Are Always Searching For Their Next Job Opportunity

19 Aug 08:02 | Business

Known as "Continuous Candidates," more than one-third (37%) of employees across the globe are always looking for their next job opportunity, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions. read more »

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People Ignore Software Security Warnings Up To 90 Percent Of The Time

18 Aug 17:08 | SciTech

Software developers listen up: if you want people to pay attention to your security warnings on their computers or mobile devices, you need to make them pop up at better times.read more »

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Study Finds Bias, Disgust Toward Mixed-Race Couples

18 Aug 15:25 | SciTech

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships, but new research suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort.read more »

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Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Be Linked To ADHD

18 Aug 14:03 | SciTech

New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life.read more »

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Owner Of Bankrupt Berkeley Wine Shop Pleads Guilty To Running Wine Ponzi Scheme

18 Aug 12:07 | U.S. News

John E. Fox, the owner of Premier Cru, a now-bankrupt wine shop based in Berkeley, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for running a wine ponzi scheme.read more »

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Survivors Of Toxic Waste Dumping 'Remain In The Dark'

18 Aug 10:20 | World

peaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of experts urged the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to use the opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.read more »

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Wackiest Pet Names Of 2016 Revealed

18 Aug 09:03 | U.S. News

The votes have been tallied and the results are in - McLoven the Stud Muffin nosed out Kanye Westie in the dog division and Agent Jack Meower purred past Shakespurr in the cat category to be named the Wackiest Pet Names of 2016.read more »

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Calls For End To Hostilities In Yemen As Ground Fighting, Airstrikes Escalate

18 Aug 08:09 | World

Alarmed by escalating airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen and along the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border since, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated his call on all the parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the Yemeni parties to return to the recently-ended direct talks facilitated by his envoy.read more »

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Study Finds Average Of 2 Injuries Every Hour In The US From strollers, Carriers

17 Aug 17:10 | SciTech

A study has found that, over a 21-year period from 1990 through 2010, almost 361,000 children aged 5 years and younger were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for stroller- or carrier-related injuries - that's about two children every hour.read more »

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Most Adults Know More Than 42,000 Words

17 Aug 15:35 | SciTech

How many words do we know? It turns out that even language experts and researchers have a tough time estimating this.read more »

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Sea Ice Strongly Linked To Climate Change In Past 90,000 Years

17 Aug 14:13 | World

Expansion and retreat of sea ice varied consistently in pace with rapid climate changes through past 90,000 years, a new study in Nature Communications shows.read more »

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The Surprising Side Effect Of Kissing Up To The Boss At Work

17 Aug 12:21 | Business

Kissing up to your boss doesn't just impact your relationship with your supervisor, it can influence your co-workers, as well. read more »

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$100 Million Sales Of Playboy Mansion Closes

17 Aug 10:03 | Business

Daren Metropoulos, a principal at investment firm Metropoulos & Co., has closed on his purchase of the Playboy Mansion at a sale price of $100 million. read more »

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'Surrender Or Starve' Strategy Signals Deeper Agony Ahead For Civilians In Aleppo

17 Aug 09:07 | World

The situation of civilians in Aleppo is "critical and demands immediate attention and response," a human rights panel warned, expressing grave fears for the safety of the war-raved city’s people, including some 100,000 children.read more »

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Man Pleads Guilty To Lying About Travelling To Fight For Terrorists

17 Aug 08:18 | U.S. News

A Dearborn, Michigan, man pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents involving terrorism.read more »

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China Facing Epidemic Of Heart Disease, Stroke

16 Aug 17:31 | World

A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. read more »

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Time Of Day Influences Our Susceptibility To Infection, Study Finds

16 Aug 15:05 | SciTech

We are more susceptible to infection at certain times of the day as our body clock affects the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. read more »

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Trampoline Park Injuries 'Emerging Public Health Concern,' Doctors Warn

16 Aug 14:03 | SciTech

Indoor trampoline park injuries are an "emerging public health concern," warn doctors in the journal Injury Prevention.read more »

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Red Cross Sheltering Thousands In Louisiana After Unprecedented Flooding

16 Aug 12:13 | U.S. News

The American Red Cross is helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters in Louisiana after unprecedented flooding has left 15 rivers in record flood stage.read more »

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'Innovation Divide' Persists; Investment Crucial To Vibrant Competitive Economy

16 Aug 10:10 | World

A new report published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has shown that for the first time, a middle-income country, China, has joined highly developed economies among global leaders in innovation.read more »

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New York Man Sentenced For Fake Lottery Scam

16 Aug 09:05 | U.S. News

A New York man has been sentenced in connection with his role in a bogus lottery scheme in which the victims were told they had won millions of dollars in lotteries and must first pay the taxes in order for their winnings to be released to them.read more »

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Teenage Blogger Trial 'Deeply Worrying' Sign Of Singapore's Attempts To Curb Free Expression

16 Aug 08:02 | World

Concerned over increased criminalization of expression, a human rights expert expressed serious concern about the upcoming trial of a 17-year old Singaporean for Facebook posts and blog comments that wounded the religious feelings of Muslims and Christians.read more »

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Study Looks At How Racial Inequality Is Produced Online

15 Aug 17:05 | SciTech

Internet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. read more »

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Replacing Just One Sugary Drink With Water Could Significantly Improve Health

15 Aug 15:01 | SciTech

Think one little sugary soda won't make a difference on your waistline? Think again. If people replace just one calorie-laden drink with water, they can reduce body weight and improve overall health, according to a Virginia Tech researcher.read more »

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Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty To Rigging Bids At Public Home Foreclosure Auctions

15 Aug 12:17 | U.S. News

Two Georgia real estate investors have pleaded guilty for their roles in bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies committed at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. read more »

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Two-Thirds Of Young People In More Than 18 Countries Say They Have Been Bullied

15 Aug 10:24 | World

About 97 per cent of young people believe that bullying is a pervasive problem in their communities, and two-thirds say they have been bullied, a new survey conducted by (UNICEF) and their partners finds.read more »

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Online Retailer Pleads Guilty For Fixing Prices Of Wall Posters

15 Aug 09:09 | U.S. News

An e-commerce retailer has pleaded guilty for conspiring to fix the prices of posters sold online.read more »

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Threat Of Wildfires Expected To Increase As Global Temperatures Rise

15 Aug 08:10 | World

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world. read more »

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