Latest stories - Catie Keck

Yesterday   A chemical that bills itself as a well cleaner, but hasn’t been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to treat drinking water, has reportedly been used for that purpose for 10 years in Denmark, South Carolina, CNN reported Sunday.

Yesterday   Continuing her post-truth crusade of alternative facts, Kellyanne Conway is now claiming that the misleading video edit shared by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week of an interaction between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and a White House aide was “not altered,” just “sped up.” Read more...

2 Days Ago   Following a report this week that the Food and Drug Administration was planning to announce a crackdown on the sale of some flavored vaping products, a separate report claims traditional menthol cigarettes could also be on the chopping block.

3 Days Ago   Just two weeks out from the biggest turkey-focused day of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 164 people across 35 states have fallen ill from Salmonella-tainted raw turkey.

4 Days Ago   A selection of work and belongings of the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking snatched hundreds of thousands of dollars per item at a recent Christie’s auction.

4 Days Ago   A former Tesla employee was charged by a federal grand jury today of embezzling roughly $9.3 million from Elon Musk’s electric car company over the course of two years.

4 Days Ago   The Food and Drug Administration may soon enforce huge restrictions on where some flavored vaping products can be sold—and soon. The move is brought on by the agency’s effort to crack down on the sale of vaping products to underage consumers.

5 Days Ago   There was plenty of Samsung buzz coming out of two individual events this week, not the least of which included the unveiling of its yet-unnamed foldable device.

5 Days Ago   Hot on the heels of a report that Amazon is planning to split its HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and New York’s Long Island City, Google is reportedly looking to expand its own presence in New York City.

5 Days Ago   In spite of some public bellyaching over perceived fairness on behalf of several high-profile, wealthy technology company heads prior to election day, the voters of San Francisco have cast their ballots in favor of Proposition C. Under the measure, businesses with over $50 million in gross receipts will be taxed 0.175… Read more...

8 Days Ago   Between an Apple event, the midterms, and a global technology worker walkout—in addition to everything else happening in our mad world—there was a lot of news to keep up on this week.

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