A new report out Thursday rates top U.S. restaurant chains like McDonald's, Starbucks, and Chipotle on their commitments to reduce antibiotic use in beef. When you eat beef from a cow given antibiotics, it could impact your health, making you less resistant to certain diseases. While Chipotle took home the top score because it regularly conducts internal audits of its beef supplies, McDonald's, the single-largest purchaser of beef, got a C. Although, that's up from last year's F. Starbucks got an F because it didn't even bother to fill out a survey about its antibiotics policies for the six major consumer, public health, and environmental organizations that annually release the scorecard.
For anyone wondering, Chic-Fil-A is rated "A", they just didn't include it in their image.
FireEye said in a report issued on Thursday that the hackers belong to the group designated Advanced Persistent Threat 41 , or APT41, which it says has been involved in spying and cybercrime for most of the past decade. It said some of the targets were “high-value” and all were chosen by their phone numbers and unique cellphone identifiers known as IMSI numbers. The cybersecurity firm would not identify or otherwise characterize the victims or the impacted telecoms provider or give its location. It said only that the telecom is in a country that’s typically a strategic competitor to China.
An artificial intelligence (AI) system has reached the highest rank of StarCraft II, the fiendishly complex and wildly popular computer game, in a landmark achievement for the field. DeepMind’s AlphaStar outperformed 99.8% of registered human players to attain grandmaster level at the game, which sees opponents build civilisations and battle their inventive, warmongering alien neighbours.
“AlphaStar has become the first AI system to reach the top tier of human performance in any professionally played e-sport on the full unrestricted game under professionally approved conditions,” said David Silver, a researcher at DeepMind...
While the bill is still being drafted, Ehrhart said Georgia medical providers who perform surgeries or administer or prescribe medications that assist minors with gender transition could be charged with a felony. The legislation would not affect doctors working with adults who seek to undergo gender transition. “We’re talking about children that can’t get a tattoo or smoke a cigar or a cigarette in the state of Georgia but can be castrated and get sterilized,” she said.
The raid unfolded in Dayton last week. In addition to the fentanyl, investigators seized some 1,500 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 500 grams of suspected heroin, three firearms and $30,000, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced... Officers arrested three suspects -- Shamar Davis, 31, Anthony Franklin, 30, and Grady Jackson, 37...
“In launching her 'official' impeachment inquiry without benefit of a vote of the full House of Representatives and without indicating anything remotely qualifying as 'treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors' that is the subject of the inquiry, Speaker Pelosi has weaponized impeachment,” reads the complaint, led by Tea Party Patriots Action's Jenny Beth Martin and signed by 40 different groups.
With the conclusion of this settlement, together with the prior disposition of other related forfeiture cases, the United States will have recovered or assisted in the recovery of more than $1 billion in assets associated with the 1MDB international money laundering and bribery scheme. This represents the largest recovery to date under the Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative and the largest civil forfeiture ever concluded by the Justice Department...
The wooden castle, built 500 years ago in the Ryukyu Dynasty, was designated Japan's national treasure in 1933. It was almost completely destroyed in a battle during World War Two. The current structure is a reconstruction. The main building, as well as the north and south structures of the castle have burned to the ground, local media said.
“Students in the U.S. made significant progress in math and reading achievement on NAEP from 1990 until 2015, when the first major dip in achievement scores occurred,” reported U.S. News and World Report. Perhaps not coincidentally, 2015 is the year states were required by the Obama administration to have fully phased in Common Core.
NBC News Digital employees acknowledged that management has “indicated they are committed to addressing some” issues such as ending nine-hour work shifts and increasing standard vacation time. But most of NBC News’ public problems stem from a series of sexual misconduct scandals that have plagued the once-proud network.
Researchers analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort, a long-term study of factors influencing pregnancy and child development. They collected umbilical cord blood from 996 births and measured the amount of acetaminophen and two of its byproducts in each sample. By the time the children were an average of 8.9 years, 25.8% had been diagnosed with ADHD only, 6.6% with ASD only and 4.2% with ADHD and ASD. The researchers classified the amount of acetaminophen and its byproducts in the samples into thirds, from lowest to highest. Compared to the lowest third, the middle third of exposure was associated with about 2.26 times the risk for ADHD. The highest third of exposure was associated with 2.86 times the risk. Similarly, ASD risk was higher for those in the middle third (2.14 times) and highest third (3.62 times).
The former CEO and chief operations officer (COO) of a Monaco-based intermediary company have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme to corruptly facilitate millions of dollars in bribe payments to officials in multiple countries. These included Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Libya and Syria. The company’s former business development director also pleaded guilty for his role in paying bribes in Libya.
Top Senate Finance Committee Democrat Ron Wyden demanded Tuesday that top Trump administration officials answer whether the subject of investigating Joe Biden or his son Hunter Biden was ever discussed in trade talks with China... Wyden cites as the primary reason for his concern an Oct. 24 CNN interview of Navarro in which the trade adviser was asked if he had ever brought up investigating Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, or any other potential 2020 election opponent of Trump during the talks with China. Navarro responded that he could not discuss private negotiations publicly, claiming that would just invite other questions on the talks by the media.
“This is the administration that provided defensive weapon systems to Ukraine. I couldn’t tell you why. I couldn’t answer if it’s because of Hunter Biden that Barack Obama and Vice President Biden didn’t give defensive weapons systems to Ukraine. They’ll have to answer for that. Maybe I just don’t have the full story.”
RealClearInvestigations reported Wednesday that Ciaramella was the whistleblower... Asked whether their client was Ciaramella, 33, attorneys Mark Zaid and Andrew Bakaj told the Washington Examiner in a statement: "We neither confirm nor deny the identity of the Intelligence Community Whistleblower."
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