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  • New York primary matters for first time in decades

    NEW YORK — For the first time in decades, New Yorkers are poised to play a crucial role in shaping the presidential nomination process. As Empire State voters head to the polls Tuesday, the stakes are highest for front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who are expected to emerge victorious here. And as wildly different as their candidacies are, Trump and Clinton find themselves in a similar position: hoping to gain validation and momentum after a string of recent disappointments. […]

  • These are the baby names that rocked the 1990s

    A decade known for neon, cassette tapes and hair scrunchies, the 1990s were filled with special memories. Pass the spirit of this magical decade on to your little boy or girl by choosing a name that was popular during this time period. Using data from the Social Security Administration, MooseRoots found the 20 most popular names for each gender during the 1990s, and ranked them from least to most popular based on the total number of babies bearing the name […]

  • Ethiopian runners take top spots in 2016 Boston Marathon

    BOSTON — Ethiopia had a banner day at the Boston Marathon on Monday, as Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa won the men’s and women’s titles. It’s the first time the country has swept the men’s and women’s titles in this historic event, the world’s oldest annual marathon.   Hayle won the elite men’s division in an unofficial time of 2:12:45, completing a podium sweep by three men’s runners from Ethiopia. He pulled away late from the 2015 champion, Lelisa Desisa, with […]

  • Strong quake hits southern Japan, tsunami advisory

    MASHIKI, Japan— A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Japan, barely 24 hours after a deadly quake hit the same region. The quake shook the Kumamoto region at 1:25 a.m. Saturday. On Thursday night the area was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that left nine dead and more than 800 injured. Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for a tsunami up to 1 meter (3 feet) along the coast east of the epicenter in Kumamoto.

  • The most successful company founded the year you were born

        About 50 percent of all businesses fail within five years. Only a quarter make it to the 15-year mark. Even then, the majority of survivors will be small operations, often based in a home. So it is that companies like Anthem, VISA, Microsoft and Facebook are the extreme exceptions, businesses that not only beat the odds, but went on to become household names, creating thousands of jobs and redefining their industries. At FindTheCompany, a data site that’s part […]

  • The 25 foods most likely to cause foodborne illness

    Chipotle is finally seeing more customers come through its doors following a major E.coli outbreak last year. Among dozens of apologies by Chipotle execs, wide coverage of the chain’s new-and-improved safety checks and promises of free food, it seems things are on their way to returning back to normal. This and the many major foodborne illness outbreaks reported of late highlight the importance of food safety. Knowing where your meals come from and the risks associated with different types of […]

  • The 20 most dangerous drugs

    While overdose deaths from prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999, some of the most dangerous drugs don’t require a prescription. Using data from the Food and Drug Administration for 2004 through 2015, HealthGrove looked at the 150 drugs that are involved in the highest number of adverse reactions and ranked them by the percent of these reactions classified as serious. For many of these reactions, the FDA database uses medical terminology, such as pyrexia and dyspnoea for fever and […]

  • 30 American cities most at risk of Zika virus

    A recent poll revealed that Americans don’t know much about the Zika virus — a disease that many South American countries believe is a serious threat. Of the few who have some knowledge of Zika, many don’t know if the mosquito-borne illness can be passed on or if it’s treatable, according to a survey done by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. This lack of awareness and understanding could potentially pose a problem, as Zika is slowly-but-surely prowling […]

  • Ranked: The 18 deadliest weather hazards in the U.S.

    Every season, a multitude of natural disasters hits the U.S. From mudslides to avalanches, these hazards cause millions of dollars in damage and affect families nationwide. Sadly, these disasters are often fatal. The World Meteorological Organization defines natural hazards as “severe and extreme weather and climate events that occur naturally in all parts of the world.” Using data collected from the National Weather Service, the experts at WeatherDB researched 18 natural hazards that occur annually. We’ve ranked this list according […]

  • The 25 highest-paying careers (and salaries)

    When weighing a potential job opportunity, one of the primary factors is compensation. For those who wish to maximize their income, which jobs offer the highest salaries? Using the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Foreign Labor Certification Data Center, CareerTrends found the 25 highest-paying occupations. Employment data from the BLS is from May 2014, while salary data from the FLCDC is from June 2015. The FLCDC uses four categorizations for experience level: entry level, […]

  • Here’s the average cost of a date the year you were born

    In a day and age when you can stream a movie on Netflix without getting off of the couch, it can be tempting for couples to simply stay home instead of spending the money on a date outside. Especially today, when movie tickets have gone up dramatically in price, the classic “dinner and a movie” date can put a dent in your wallet. But this has not always been the case. In fact, for most of the last century, going […]

  • Police: Images show Brussels terror attack suspect walking from airport

    The suspect was wearing a fishing hat, rolled-up shirtsleeves and a raincoat that cannot be found. And he left the scene of the terrorist bombing at the Brussels airport on March 22 on foot. As police swarmed over the area, he just walked away from the crime. Belgian police, seeking help from the public in finding this man, released a series of surveillance images Thursday that show the suspect walking away from the airport in Zaventem over the course of two […]

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