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Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

BY LEVI SUMAGAYSAY MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. — YouTube is stepping up its fight against online terror and abuse, laying out four new steps it’s taking amid recent terrorism-related incidents around the world. The moves also come a couple of months after advertisers began pulling their ads from YouTube and other Google properties after […]

Can your iPhone tell if you’re depressed?

Can your iPhone tell if you’re depressed?

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS A new iPhone app developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes. Created by psychiatrist Alex Leow and Peter Nelson, the idea for BiAffect came about when Nelson’s 24-year-old son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that causes unusual […]

McDonald’s drops sponsorship of Olympics

McDonald’s drops sponsorship of Olympics

BY ROBERT CHANNICK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee are ending a long-standing commercial partnership three years early. The fast-food company is leaving the Olympics’ top sponsorship program immediately, giving up category-exclusive global marketing rights that were set to run through the 2020 Olympic Games. McDonald’s became a top-tier partner in 1996 and […]

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

BY DAVID HARRIS AND MICHAEL WILLIAMS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Five employees were killed in a shooting at Fiamma, a business on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday morning. The shooter — a former “disgruntled employee” who was fired in April — then killed himself, […]

Venmo now used for more than paying friends

Venmo now used for more than paying friends

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Mobile payment apps are easy ways for people to send money to each other — digital replacements for the cash used to pay back a friend for beers or the $50 birthday check to your granddaughter. But some peer-to-peer, or p2p, payment systems are looking beyond payments between […]

The Florida Bar is not above the law

The Florida Bar is not above the law

ROGER CALDWELL GUEST COMMENTARY The law license of Marie Henry, a Black female attorney, was suspended on March 31, 2015.  The evidence used to prosecute and convict her resulted from her actions in filing an ethics complaint against a prosecutor, filing a motion to disqualify a circuit judge, filing a complaint of discrimination against the […]

How teens and smartphones are killing fashion retailers

How teens and smartphones are killing fashion retailers

Brick-and-mortar stores suffering as more young people prefer to shop online. BY SUZETTE PARMLEY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Mipri Haye, a high school junior, is on Instagram and Snapshot daily, showing off her latest outfits to her girlfriends. She also shares where she got those clothes: Forever 21, H&M, and Charlotte Russe often top […]

Minneapolis man rose from fast-food worker to restaurant owner

Minneapolis man rose from fast-food worker to restaurant owner

BY NEAL ST. ANTHONY STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Starting out with a $3.35 per-hour job at Taco Bell is long odds for success. After all, the restaurant industry is known for high turnover, part-time starter jobs and it’s the largest minimum-wage employer in the country. However, Ron Harris, a Chicago native, took that job at […]

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Quick-service sites open in Texas and Arkansas BY MARIA HALKIAS DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS CROWLEY, Texas – In a parking lot on Main Street in this nondescript town of 14,000, Wal-Mart is testing out what it hopes could be its next small thing — a genuine convenience store. Walk into the 2,500- square-foot store, and the […]

Retirement celebration to honor Liberty City’s iconic pastor

Retirement celebration to honor Liberty City’s iconic pastor

COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Dr. Freeman T. Wyche Sr., a Miami-based spiritual icon, is retiring after 72 years in ministry and more than 38 years at the Liberty City Church of Christ in Miami. A program in celebration of the renowned pastor and evangelist will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at the […]

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