Over 500 Children Dead, 1.7 Million At Risk Of Malnutrition Owing To Yemen Violence

By Newsroom America Staff at 12:14 pm Eastern

UNICEF has underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition.

Former Nashville Airport Official Pleads Guilty To Fraud And Bribery

9:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

John T. Howard, Jr., 45, of Nashville, Tenn., has pleaded guilty to three felony charges resulting from his role in a fraudulent invoice scheme and his solicitation and receipt of a bribe.read more »


Airstrike On Medical Charity In Afghanistan A "Tragic Incident": Carter

3 Oct 17:24 | World

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said an airstrike in Kunduz that killed nine people from a medical charity was a "tragic incident."read more »


Refugee Sea Arrivals In Greece Approach 400,000

2 Oct 17:47 | World

The United Nations refugee agency said that, despite adverse weather conditions, refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece this year are expected to hit the 400,000 mark soon.read more »


Former Peanut Company Officials Sentenced To Prison For Roles In Salmonella Outbreak

2 Oct 12:26 | U.S. News

Two former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) have been sentenced to prison in Albany, Georgia, for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud their customers by shipping salmonella-positive peanut products.read more »


FTC Sues Marketers Who Used Threats And Lawsuits To Stop Negative Weight Loss Product Reviews

2 Oct 10:25 | U.S. News

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against the Florida-based marketers of a line of weight-loss supplements who allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce "gag clause" provisions against consumers to stop them from posting negative reviews and testimonials online. read more »


Every 9 Minutes, Someone In The World Dies Of Rabies

2 Oct 13:31 | World

More than 59,000 people die of rabies each year because they cannot get the care they need. That’s about 1 person dying of rabies every 9 minutes.read more »


People Over 60 Will Double By 2050 But Little Evidence They Will Be Healthier

2 Oct 09:15 | World

The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 and require radical societal change because "unfortunately, 70 does not yet appear to be the new 60" contrary to widespread assumptions, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).read more »


Fallout From Boko Haram Violence 'Fastest Growing Crisis In Africa'

2 Oct 08:11 | World

The humanitarian fallout from the violence inflicted by Boko Haram is the fastest growing crisis in Africa, a senior relief official warned, appealing for concerted action on the humanitarian, security and development fronts to tackle the situation.read more »


At Least 13 Dead In Oregon College Shooting

1 Oct 16:41 | U.S. News

At least 13 people were dead and more than 20 others were injured after a gunman opened fire Thursday morning on the campus of Umpqua Community College in southwest Oregon.read more »


Studies Investigate Conspiracist Thinking

1 Oct 15:41 | SciTech

In pop culture, conspiracy believers -- like FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X Files or professor Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code -- tend to reject the notion of coincidence or chance; even the most random-seeming events are thought to result from some sort of intention or design. read more »


Hurricane Joaquin: 14 Million Could Lose Power

1 Oct 14:31 | U.S. News

Power outage forecasts by researchers at the University of Michigan and Texas A&M University show that depending on where hurricane Joaquin makes landfall in the U.S., the lights could go out for as many as 14 million people.read more »


FTC Returns Money to Consumers Who Bought Allegedly Bogus Weight-Loss Products

1 Oct 14:44 | U.S. News

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 23,406 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to consumers who lost money after buying LeanSpa, a supplement whose marketers allegedly made deceptive weight-loss claims.read more »


Mortgage Rates Show Little Change

1 Oct 14:19 | Business

Mortgage rates showed minor movement this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage moving just slightly higher to 4.01 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »


Turkish Prime Minister Urges Action To End Syrian crisis

1 Oct 10:41 | World

Recalling the heart-rending story of the little boy whose lifeless body washed up on a beach in Turkey last month, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged the United Nations to take swift action to address the deepening crisis in Syria and to protect the millions of people “fleeing war and tyranny.”read more »


Penn National Racing Official Charged With Fraud In Race Rigging Scheme

1 Oct 09:25 | U.S. News

A racing official at Penn National Race Track in Grantville has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for accepting money and other gratuities in exchange for providing inside information to trainers on which races to enter their horses in order to have a better chance at winning.read more »


Texas Militia Man Found Guilty On Firearms Charges

1 Oct 08:07 | U.S. News

A member of a citizen group known as "Rusty’s Rangers" or "Rusty’s Regulators" who mounted armed patrols in the Rio Grande area allegedly in search of aliens has been found guilty of four counts of felon in possession of a firearm.read more »


Mobile Apps And Online Reviews Influence Consumer Behavior

30 Sep 15:34 | Business

Mobile apps are changing the way brands connect with consumers and have the potential to boost a company's bottom line. According to a new Iowa State University study, there is a direct link between app use and purchase activity - the more engaging the app, the more customers will spend.read more »


Injuries Cost The US $671 Billion In 2013

30 Sep 14:34 | U.S. News

The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). read more »


Asteroids Found To Be The Moon's Main 'Water Supply'

30 Sep 14:29 | SciTech

Water reserves found on the moon are the result of asteroids acting as "delivery vehicles" and not of falling comets as was previously thought. read more »


Russian Developer Of The Notorious Citadel Malware Sentenced To Prison

30 Sep 10:41 | U.S. News

Dimitry Belorossov, a/k/a Rainerfox, has been sentenced to four years, six months in prison following his guilty plea for conspiring to commit computer fraud. read more »


Ukrainian President Says Country Suffering 'Brutal Violation' Of UN Charter

30 Sep 09:29 | World

Ukraine is suffering from a brutal violation of the fundamental norms and principles of the United Nations Charter, President Petro Poroshenko told world leaders at the annual General Assembly debate.read more »


European Union Urges Global Assistance For Syrian Refugees

30 Sep 08:09 | World

With Europe confronting its worst refugee crisis since World War II, the continent’s leaders made a call at the United Nations General Assembly for global action to end the conflict in war-torn Syria and elsewhere that has sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to their shores.read more »


Bacteria In Ancient Flea May Be Ancestor Of The Black Death

29 Sep 17:46 | SciTech

About 20 million years ago a single flea became entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, providing what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer - an ancient strain of the bubonic plague.read more »


Increased Internet Access Led To A Rise In Racial Hate Crimes In The Early 2000s

29 Sep 18:10 | U.S. News

New research finds that broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the United States during the period 2001-2008. read more »


FBI Warns Of College Students Being Targeted In Phone Scam

29 Sep 14:38 | U.S. News

The FBI is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID.read more »


Study Shows Insect Diversity Decreases In Gardens With Non-Native Plants

29 Sep 15:32 | SciTech

Not only do native plants do a better job of hosting and supporting local insect communities than their non-native counterparts, but a University of Delaware study shows that non-native plants are compounding the problem of declining species diversity by supporting fewer herbivores across landscapes.read more »


EPA Announces Availability Of $7 Million To Replace Or Retrofit Old School Buses

29 Sep 14:38 | U.S. News

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of approximately $7 million in funding for rebates to public and private school bus fleet owners for the replacement and retrofit of older school buses.read more »


SEC Charges Hitachi With FCPA Violations

29 Sep 13:29 | World

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Tokyo-based conglomerate Hitachi with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it inaccurately recorded improper payments to South Africa's ruling political party in connection with contracts to build two multi-billion dollar power plants.read more »


Study Adds To Evidence That Viruses Are Alive

29 Sep 12:24 | SciTech

A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells. read more »


California Man Indicted For Racial Intimidation And Firearm Charges

29 Sep 10:18 | U.S. News

A federal grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against Justin Whittington, 24, of Bakersfield, California, charging him with interfering with a person's housing rights because of his race, color or national origin by using excessive force.read more »


Divided Korean Peninsula 'Last Remaining Vestige Of Cold War'

29 Sep 09:40 | World

South Korea President Park Geun-hye has cited the Iranian nuclear deal as she urged the international community to focus on resolving the North Korean nuclear issue.read more »


World Drug Problem Violates Human Rights In Five Key Areas

29 Sep 08:29 | World

The global drug problem violates human rights in five key areas – the right to health, the rights relating to criminal justice and discrimination, the rights of the child and the rights of indigenous peoples, according to a human rights expert.read more »


Nuclear Deal Could Be Blueprint For Global Relations Says President Hassan Rouhani

28 Sep 17:20 | World

While safeguarding its historic and cultural heritage, Iran is looking to the future – not only the distant future but also the near future with a bright outlook for cooperation, President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly.read more »


FBI Announces Return Of Painting Believed Looted By Nazis During WWII

28 Sep 16:25 | U.S. News

Special Agent in Charge Angela Byers of the Cincinnati FBI said the painting 'Portrait of a Young Man' by Polish painter Krzysztof Lubieniecki has been returned to officials with the government of Poland.read more »


NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows On Today's Mars

28 Sep 14:34 | SciTech

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.read more »


Experts Urge Phase-Out Of Hazardous Pesticides, Warning Of Dangers To Health

28 Sep 15:29 | SciTech

Two independent human rights experts have called for an immediate worldwide phase-out on use of highly hazardous pesticides that are inflicting significant damage on human health and the environment.read more »


Pew Praises New Zealand's Announcement Of Kermadecs Marine Sanctuary

28 Sep 14:20 | World

The Pew Charitable Trusts has applauded the New Zealand government's commitment, announced today, to create a 620,000-square-kilometre (239,383-square-mile) fully protected marine sanctuary in the Kermadec region. read more »


Legal Drinking Age Of 18 Tied To High School Dropout Rate

28 Sep 11:15 | U.S. News

Although there have been calls to lower the legal drinking age from 21, a new study raises the possibility that it could have the unintended effect of boosting the high school dropout rate. read more »


Many People Have Reached 'The End Of The Line In Iraq'

28 Sep 09:12 | World

Ten million Iraqis, or a quarter of the population, are going to need humanitarian aid by year’s end amid “dramatically” worsening conditions that are forcing many people to leave their homeland because they no longer see a future inside their country, a relief official said.read more »


Informal Talks On Climate Change Reveal Broad Support For 'Durable' Deal

28 Sep 07:06 | World

World leaders have voiced broad support for reaching a durable agreement that will accelerate investments in clean energy and spur a global, low-carbon transformation well before the end of the century, consistent with a below 2 degrees Celsius pathway.read more »


War Crimes Trial For Suspect In Destruction Of Historic Monuments

27 Sep 11:01 | World

The United Nations body entrusted with safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage has welcomed the transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) of an alleged extremist for trial on charges of destroying religious and historical monuments in Timbuktu, Mali.read more »


Further Use Of Nuclear Weapons Would Be 'Horrific'

27 Sep 07:40 | World

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the first and last use of a nuclear weapon in war, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewing his call for complete global nuclear disarmament.read more »


'Utter Desperation Behind 'Tsunami' Of Refugees Into Europe

25 Sep 17:41 | World

Despair at appalling living conditions among the 4 million Syrians who have already fled to neighbouring countries is fuelling the current flood of refugees to Europe as they flee once more, this time from restrictions and under-funded aid programmes that have led to child labour and even 'survival sex.'read more »


What Motivates 'Facebook Stalking' After A Romantic Breakup?

25 Sep 11:39 | U.S. News

Social networking makes it easy to monitor the status and activities of a former romantic partner, an often unhealthy use of social media known as interpersonal electronic surveillance (IES) or, more commonly, "Facebook stalking."read more »


Research Shows Facebook Comments About Candidates Have Impact On Potential Voters

25 Sep 09:31 | US Politics and Govt

When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views of the politician, while unfavorable comments have a negative effect, according to a new paper by University of Delaware researchers.read more »


Aid Agencies Ordered To Leave Luhansk Region In Eastern Ukraine

25 Sep 08:26 | World

Alarmed by news that the de facto authorities in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine have ordered aid agencies in Luhansk to end operations and to leave the area by today, the top UN humanitarian official urged the authorities, as well as parties “with influence over [them]” to ensure the resumption of humanitarian aid by UN and non-governmental agencies.read more »


Female Gamers A New Risk Group For Obesity

24 Sep 17:35 | Entertainment

Young women who play computer games are a new risk group for becoming overweight and developing obesity. This is the finding of a study that includes more than 2,500 Swedes in their twenties.read more »


One In 10 Pregnant Women In United States Reports Drinking Alcohol

24 Sep 16:22 | U.S. News

One in 10 (10.2 percent) pregnant women in the United States ages 18 to 44 years reports drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. In addition, 3.1 percent of pregnant women report binge drinking – defined as 4 or more alcoholic beverages on one occasion. read more »

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