Suicides of two mental health advocates in a week serve as a grim reminder

Psychotherapist Stacey Freedenthal had helped many people overcome suicidal thoughts before she attempted to take her own life. Freedenthal, in her 20s at the time and pursuing her master’s degree in social work, had been a volunteer at a suicide prevention hotline. When callers phoned her in crisis, she used her training and education to […]


USA bounced from World Cup, what went wrong?

Despite the fact that some America’s top players chose to sit out this World Cup — Anthony Davis, James Harden, Damian Lillard — and so did the next tier of guys (Bradley Beal, Kevin Love, etc.), this was still a talented USA Basketball roster that was the tournament favorite. Then they got bounced by the […]


Meet the molecule that helps stressed cells decide between life and death

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a molecule that plays a pivotal role in determining the fate of cells under stress, much like a Roman emperor deciding the fate of gladiators in the coliseum. The findings appear today in the journal Nature and suggest a possible new approach for treatment of autoinflammatory and […]


Trade optimism pressures yen but markets wary ahead of Fed, BOJ

The yen was pinned near a six-week low versus the dollar on Friday as signs the United States and China were narrowing their differences over trade ahead of key talks decreased demand for safe haven assets. That nudged the yuan up to near four-week highs against the U.S. currency in offshore trade, while the euro […]


Uber says drivers aren’t core to its business after California bill moves forward

California lawmakers passed a landmark bill on Wednesday that threatens to reshape how companies like Uber and Lyft do business. The legislation, known as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), was passed in the state Assembly and now heads to Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB5 would require gig economy workers to be reclassified as employees […]


Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce toughest restriction yet on asylum requests

The U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday gave the Trump administration permission to enforce its toughest restriction yet on asylum seekers at the southern border, even though a lawsuit to stop the new policy is still working its way through the lower courts. As a result, the government can now refuse to consider a request for […]