Amazon Web Services Just Opened a New Cloud for the U.S. Government

Amazon Web Services has opened a new region of interconnected data centers specifically for the U.S. government and its various contractors. Amazon’s cloud computing arm said Monday that its so-called GovCloud region is now operating live in an unspecified area on the East Coast. The new government cloud region comes seven years after Amazon’s first […]

FDA Recalls Yet Another Blood Pressure Medication, Losartan, Due to Cancer Concerns

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling losartan, a blood pressure medication, after finding contamination that could cause cancer. The voluntary recall of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide by pharmaceutical company Sandoz Inc., is for 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. The affected product was distributed nationwide on or after October […]

PG&E, Edison International Stocks Plunge as Deadly California Fires Expand

PG&E’s stock saw its worst decline in 16 years with the stock falling 17% Monday, as a fire in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills continued to rage. The fires are not only damaging the utility’s infrastructure in the area, but some reports indicate the fire started following a malfunction in its transmission lines. PGE’s declines […]

WHO Report Finds Large Gap In Global Antibiotic Use

The richest countries use as much as 16 times more antibiotics, like Amoxicillin, than poor countries. (Credit: PureRadiancePhoto) The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report Monday that finds large disparities in antibiotic consumption worldwide. Consumption rates documented in the report vary by as much as 16 times between countries. The discovery suggests some […]

Two People Shot and Killed in Los Angeles Cannabis Dispensary

Two people were shot and killed early Monday morning at a Koreatown cannabis dispensary, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department. At 4:20 a.m., officers from the LAPD’s Olympic Division responded to a shooting call at the 400 block of Western Avenue. When they arrived, officers found a “locked and secured […]