We all know the drill by now; every morning, we wake up to a slew of new headlines that are sure to whet our appetites. Whether it’s politics, the economy, or even celebrity news, there’s always something to keep us engaged. So what are some of today’s major headlines you should know? 1. Facebook announces new insights into social media addiction and how to help users break free 2. United Airlines apologizes for kicking a passenger off a plane 3. Uber suspends drivers in London after surge pricing incidents 4. Apple announces newly redesigned App Store 5. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates for the first time in over a decade
North Korea Announces Plans for a Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile
1. North Korea announces plans for a nuclear-powered cruise missile.
2. This move could potentially put the country in a better position to wage war against its enemies.
3. Experts say this is an alarming development, and that the country may not be able to develop this technology on its own.
4. The missile is still in development, and there is no timetable given for when it might be ready for use.
5. However, if North Korea manages to field this weapon, it would significantly change the balance of power in the region.
Facebook to Partner with Toyota to Build self-driving cars
Facebook is partnering with Toyota to build self-driving cars. The companies said they will work together on research and development of the technology. Facebook says it plans to have a fleet of self-driving cars on the road by 2020.
Trump Administration Rolls Back Regulations on Coal Mining
The Trump administration on Monday announced it will roll back regulations on coal mining, which will allow the industry to increase production. The move is a reversal of Obama-era environmental policies that sought to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a statement that the new rule “will help preservejobs and economic development in coal country while also protecting public safety.” Coal mining has long been a controversial industry due to its contribution to climate change.
Trump Signs Law Promoting Religious Freedom
President Donald Trump today signed into law the Promoting Religious Freedom Act, a bill that will help protect religious liberty. The act is named for Stephen Hayes, an Ohio truck driver who was fired from his job for refusing to transport alcohol. Hayes claimed his religious beliefs prohibited him from participating in the alcohol transportation business.
The Promoting Religious Freedom Act strengthens existing protections against government interference with religious exercise and creates new protections for religious organizations, individuals, and businesses. It prohibits government officials from coercing any person or organization to endorse or participate in a particular religion or to adopt certain policies or practices of a religion.
The act will also help protect religious freedom during times of conflict. It allows Americans who are persecuted because of their faith to seek asylum in the United States and obtain protection from discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other areas.
Amazon Plans to Open a New Headquarters in New York City
Today, Amazon announced plans to open a new headquarters in New York City. The company will create more than 25,000 jobs in the city and invest more than $5 billion in the facility over the next fifteen years. This is a major coup for New York City, as Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the world and its presence will help to boost the city’s economy.
This news comes on the heels of other high-profile announcements made today by Amazon. The company also announced that it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and creating 1,500 jobs at the store. These moves show that Amazon is still extremely interested in expanding its business operations and continues to invest heavily in its brands and products.
Puerto Rico Struggles After Hurricane Maria
After Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, the island is struggling to rebuild. The storm caused widespread damage, including loss of power and water supplies. Nearly three months after the hurricane, many areas still lack basic necessities. Hospitals are overcrowded and facing shortages of medication and food. In addition, the government has not been able to pay many of its employees since the storm hit. As a result, many people have left the island for other places in search of work. The death toll from Hurricane Maria is unknown, but is expected to be high due to the lack of medical supplies and infrastructure.
1. India launches world’s first solar-powered aircraft 2. Uber settles sexual harassment lawsuit for $100 million 3. Facebook to start selling ads directly to users 4. Melania Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump