US News  August 04, 2015
Kids' picky eating can have depression, anxiety links: study
More than 20% of children aged 2-6 are picky eaters, a Duke Medicine report published in the journal Pediatrics saysPicky eating among children may not be just a passing phase but could flag potential concerns such as depression and anxiety, a study released found.According to the Duke Medicine report in the journal Pediatrics, more than 20 percent of children aged 2-6 are picky eaters. About 18 percent of those were classified as moderately picky and another th...  Full Story
S&P downgrades outlook for EU after Greece crisis
Standard & PoorStandard & Poor's has changed the outlook for the European Union from stable to negative after the bloc's support for Greece and following Britain's decision to vote on leaving the EU, S&P reported.The decision means the US ratings agency could lower its grade of the European Union -- now at AA+ -- in the next two years."The EU's repeated u...  Full Story
Donald Trump gambles on the business of politics
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump addresses the press at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on July 10, 2015In his own words, Donald Trump is the very definition of American success. So why jeopardize a billion-dollar business empire for a populist shot at the White House?The flamboyant tycoon, reality TV star and the mogul instantly recognizable to millions by his complicated comb-over, sits atop a dazzling empire of real estate, hotels and golf courses...  Full Story
Secret video, outrage, and a revived US abortion debate
Anti-abortion activist sign held aloft during a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2015 in Washington, DCAnti-abortion activists' secret footage of officials from the largest US family planning organization discussing use of fetal tissue for research has appalled conservatives, sparking fresh assaults against an iconic organization over abortion rights."A lot of people want intact hearts these days," says Dr. Deborah Nucatola, director of medical serv...  Full Story
Firefighters battle blazes across California
Firefighter Joe Darr douses flames of the Rocky fire along Highway 20 near Clearlake, California on August 2, 2015Thousands of firefighters battled Monday to contain wildfires in California that have forced the evacuation of thousands of homes and burned more than 121,000 acres of land. They managed to bring number of fires down from 21 to 18, but a new fire erupted in Ventura county Sunday and was quickly dubbed the Chorro fire.The biggest fire, the Rocky Fir...  Full Story
Suspected Tennessee cop killer turns himself in
This undated photo released August 2, 2015 by the Shelby County SheriffA man suspected of killing a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee turned himself in Monday, officials said, following a three-day manhunt. Memphis police officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot several times on Saturday when he approached a car that was apparently illegally parked. Bolton was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and la...  Full Story
Bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds fails in US Senate
Anti-abortion activists hold a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the US Capitol on July 28, 2015 in Washington, DCUS Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a deeply controversial measure aimed at halting all federal funding to the largest abortion provider in the nation.Planned Parenthood is described by its supporters as a vital supplier of health care services, including contraception, family planning, HIV prevention and cancer screenings for millions of women i...  Full Story
Twitter shares close at all-time low on growth worries
A banner with the Twitter logo on the front of the New York Stock Exchange on November 7, 2013Twitter shares fell to an all-time low on Monday, weighed down by doubts that the popular messaging platform isn't growing fast enough to thrive.Twitter shares were down more than five percent to $29.25 at the close of official trading on the New York Stock Exchange.It was the lowest closing price since the San Francisco company made its stock mark...  Full Story