US Border Crisis: Justin Trudeau Reaffirms Canada’s Commitment to Refugees

World leaders in growing numbers are speaking out against Donald Trump’s “extreme vetting” immigration policy, which has already seen tens of thousands of people take to the streets in protests against the measures. The latest being Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who rather than criticize Trump directly has instead re-affirmed the commitment of the Canadian…

Judge Blocks Implementation of Trump’s Deportation Order

Much to the delight of those who backed his rather radical immigration roadmap, Donald Trump appears to be coming good on his promises.  Despite having been dismissed as rhetoric by a great many critics both at home and worldwide, Trump’s first week in the White House has brought about the enactment of two incredibly controversial…

FEC to put an end to Deez Nuts and his prank candidate ilk

The thought of a candidate called Deez Nuts running against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may sound hilarious, but the Obama administration doesn't find it funny at all, especially with the overage of prank candidates who have similarly goofy or even offensive names. Last year, a 15-year-old Iowa teenager became a viral sensation when, as…

Norway plans to ban gas and diesel cars by 2025

It would appear that Norway wants its roads to be the cleanest and greenest, not only in Europe, but in the entire world. And it plans to do this by banning all gas and diesel-powered vehicles by the year 2025. That should bode well for companies such as Tesla, whose cars are more popular in Norway…

Emory study details Zika virus spread to placenta

A new study from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.  has shown how the Zika virus can infect a woman’s placenta without having to kill immune cells. This could have important implications as researchers from all over the world struggle to come up with a viable and effective vaccine for the disease. The Zika virus is a…

USGS spots swarm of 130 quakes in two months at Mount St. Helens

A swarm of over 130 small earthquakes has been recorded beneath the surface of Mount St. Helens in Washington state over the past two months, according to U.S. government scientists. But even then, researchers have assured people that there is no need to worry about the volcano erupting in the near future. According to USGS'…

Apple’s iTunes Movies, iBooks banned in China

Chalk up another victory for the Chinese government over international online publishing companies and their efforts. As sweeping reforms continue to roll out across the country, both iTunes Movie and iBooks have essentially ceased to exist for China's internet users. Guess we can now replace the age-old expression "banned in Boston" with "banned in China," right? The…

Gov’t to keep applying pressure on Apple in Brooklyn drug case

The U.S. government appears so determined to make Apple play along to its requests that it will be filing a lawsuit against the company, effectively applying pressure on Cupertino to unlock a Brooklyn drug dealer’s iPhone. Two months ago, Judge Margo Brodie denied the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s request to make Apple hack into the…

Facebook Groups hosts Middle East weapons bazaars

It would appear that Facebook Groups is being used for something more than just organizing fandoms or gathering high school classmates together. Instead, a special report from The New York Times claims that Facebook Groups is serving a more sinister purpose – as a place for people to shop for weapons in the Middle East. Naturally,…

US government to use Ebola funds to fight Zika

The Obama administration will be injecting $589 million worth of federal funds into an initiative to combat the spread of the Zika virus, officials announced yesterday. The funds were originally earmarked to fight the Ebola virus, but with Ebola mostly eradicated and Zika spreading quickly throughout North America, government officials have decided to use these…