Flying on a Boeing 737 or 777? It’s Probably Best to Turn Off Your Phone

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones, and even […]

J.C. Penney Says ‘No,’ It’s Not Prepping for a Bankruptcy Filing

Struggling with declining sales and a heavy long-term debt load, J.C. Penney on Friday sought to reassure investors and creditors that it is not getting ready for a bankruptcy protection filing. Late Thursday, Reuters reported the 117-year-old department store had “hired advisers to explore debt restructuring options” to give it breathing room to attempt yet […]

Trump Marks Apollo 11 Anniversary by Meeting Its Astronauts

President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts. Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family of mission commander Neil Armstrong in the Oval Office, Trump was briefed on his administration’s plans to send astronauts back to […]

Elon Musk Confirms SpaceX’s Starhopper Survived Recent Fireball

An artist rendition of Starship on a future flight in space. (Credit: SpaceX) In a series of Twitter responses, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed Starhopper, the prototype for the company’s next generation of spacecraft, survived what appeared to be an explosion during a recent test. On Tuesday, July 16, Starhopper had undergone a “static fire […]

Comparing Benefits for Refugees and Senior Citizens

Quick Take A popular meme falsely claims that each month refugees in the United States receive over three times more money in “federal assistance” than Social Security beneficiaries. That’s a new version of an old claim we debunked over a decade ago. Full Story A bogus comparison of benefits for “illegal refugees” and Social Security […]

Unpacking Biden’s and Trump’s Big Cancer Promises

On the campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have both claimed that a cure to cancer would soon become a reality — if they were elected in 2020. Experts, however, don’t share that degree of optimism. Despite considerable progress, especially in recent years, cancer isn’t one disease to cure, and advances […]

The Heat Is On – Stay Cool: Brainstorm Health

Happy Friday, readers! I’m sure many of you across the country are bracing for what’s expected to be one of the less pleasant heat waves of the year. From New York to D.C. to the Midwest, it’s slated to be a full-on scorcher – in fact, the nation’s capital is expected to roast in Death […]

Video: Biden’s Crime Bill Claims

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses three claims Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made about his support for the 1994 crime bill.  The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 received bipartisan support at the time but has been criticized for some of its tough-on-crime provisions. Biden, who was chairman of the Senate Judiciary […]