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US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

BY TIM JOHNSON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, a survey released Tuesday said. Concerns about war and terrorism topped the list of matters gnawing at Americans, according to the Unisys Security Index, but viruses and […]

Understanding Ramadan

Understanding Ramadan

The month of fasting brings Muslims closer to God and family BY ERIN HEGARTY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Not one bite of food or sip of water from sunup to sundown. No alcohol. No sex. No tobacco. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began this year on May 26 and […]

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 […]

Abdul-Jabbar’s new memoir focuses on friendship with Wooden

Abdul-Jabbar’s new memoir focuses on friendship with Wooden

BY ED SHERMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS You will be hard-pressed to find photos on the front and back covers of a book that more vividly describe what is written inside than those on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court.” The front cover is a shot of a somewhat […]

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

The Florida Courier staff pays tribute to their dads with personal photos and narratives Click here to view

What their dads taught them

What their dads taught them

Millennials reflect on lessons learned from their fathers BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY AND ALANTE MILLOW TRICE NEWS WIRE Ron Busby Jr. was only in elementary school when his mother died of cancer. His father, Ron Sr., was left to raise two young sons on his own. As a single father of two millennials – Ron […]

Father’s Day gift ideas for film fans

Father’s Day gift ideas for film fans

BY CLINT O’CONOR AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/TNS Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner and John Travolta are celebrating movie anniversaries with a rash of recent DVD and Blu-ray releases. The films — from “The Godfather” saga to “The Untouchables” to “Saturday Night Fever” — might especially appeal to the men in your life, if, say, […]

Slave trade ancestors to be remembered on Father’s Day

Slave trade ancestors to be remembered on Father’s Day

A growing South Florida tradition, now in its 24th year, continues with the annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony on Sunday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The ceremony honors the memory and the heroism of the millions of individuals who endured the horrors of […]

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