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Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports—and Little Progress

It’s been five years since Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft first released diversity reports, revealing the companies’ workforces were overwhelmingly white or Asian men. Five years since Facebook first acknowledged it had “more work to do—a lot more,” and CEO Tim Cook wrote Apple employees

On This Day, Oct. 1: Las Vegas shooting leaves 58 dead

Oct. 1 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1890, legislation is signed by President Benjamin Harrison creating Yosemite National Park, making it the nation’s third National Park. In 1903, the first World Series opened in Boston. It was a best-of-nine competition, won by

Radiation for head, neck cancer may cause later health issues

Oct. 1 — Ten years after radiation treatment for head and neck cancer, some patients may develop problems speaking and swallowing, a new study finds. These problems are related to radiation damage to the cranial nerves, the researchers explained. The condition is called radiation-induced cranial

Prosecutors accuse U.S. citizen of spying for China

Oct. 1 (UPI) — Prosecutors have charged a naturalized U.S. citizen with spying for the People’s Republic of China. Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Friday at his Hayward, Calif., residence, following a multiyear investigation

All four escaped Ohio inmates captured

Sept. 30 (UPI) — Authorities on Monday said all four escaped inmates from Ohio were captured in North Carolina and are back in custody. The inmates — Christopher Clemente, 24; Troy McDaniel, Jr., 30; Brynn Martin, 40; and Lawrence Lee, 29 — escaped from a

Arizona Cardinals release veteran safety D.J. Swearinger

Sept. 30 (UPI) — The Arizona Cardinals cut veteran safety D.J. Swearinger four games into the regular season, the team announced Monday. Swearinger had played for the Cardinals since last December after the team claimed him off waivers from the Washington Redskins. The Redskins released

Los Angeles Angels fire manager Brad Ausmus after one season

Sept. 30 (UPI) — The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Brad Ausmus after only one season with the club, the team announced Monday. In a statement released Monday afternoon, Angels general manager Billy Eppler thanked Ausmus for his contributions to the club and leading the

Gene Scalia sworn in as labor secretary

Sept. 30 (UPI) — Gene Scalia was sworn in as the new secretary of labor during a ceremony at the White House on Monday. President Donald Trump praised Scalia’s history combatting bureaucracy and regulations and hailed the 53-44 party-line Senate vote to confirm him for