TikTok videos promoting steroid use have millions of views, says report criticized by the company
TikTok has become a key marketing channel for vendors promoting steroids and other bodybuilding drugs to millions of the app’s users, according to a report released Thursday that the social media company disputes.
Americans have poor math skills. It’s a threat to US standing in the global economy, employers say
The U.S. military, employers and economic development specialists have been raising alarms about the implications of American students' low math scores for the country's competitiveness and national security.
Online bets on NFL games surged in Week 1 as legal sports betting continues to grow
Here's more proof of how fast legal sports betting is spreading in the U.S. A company that most of the industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are reports a record number of transactions over the first weekend of the NFL season.
Spicy food challenges have a long history. Have they become too extreme?
A tortilla chip maker’s decision to pull its extremely spicy product sold as a “One Chip Challenge” from store shelves following the death of a Massachusetts teen has renewed attention on the popularity — and risks — of similar dares marketed by brands and spread widely online.
Thailand threatening to shut down Facebook, alleging it doesn't screen ads well enough
A Thai Cabinet minister is threatening to try to shut down Facebook in the country, saying the social media platform does not do enough to screen the advertisements it runs, leaving people vulnerable to costly scams.
American Express profit rises, but it sets aside more money for possible defaults
American Express saw its profit and revenue climb in the second quarter, but the credit card issuer and global payments company’s stock slipped before the market open as it set aside more money for possible defaults on payments.
The wave of mass shootings over the Fourth of July highlights the challenges police face
A rash of shootings as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July is spiking fears in communities across the U.S. and highlighting the challenges police face at preventing such violence as temperatures warm and festivities move outside.
Marlins move to a season-best 12 games over .500 with win over Red Sox
Jazz Chisholm Jr., who returned to the lineup for the first time since his injury on May 13 vs. the Cincinnati Reds, closed with a multi-hit game for the red-hot Miami Marlins, who now sit at 46-34 after their 10-1 win Tuesday night at historic Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.
How the unconventional design of the Titan sub may have destined it for disaster
The deadly implosion of the Titan submersible raises questions about whether the vessel exploring the Titanic wreckage was destined for its own disaster because of its unconventional design and its creator’s refusal to submit to safety checks that are standard in the industry.
Warner CEO booed at Boston University as supporters of writers' strike picket outside
Scores of Boston University students turned their backs on the head of one of Hollywood’s biggest studios as he gave the school’s commencement address in a stadium where protesters supporting the Hollywood writers’ strike picketed outside.
Justice Department watchdog finds US attorney in Massachusetts tried to influence DA election
The Justice Department's internal watchdog says in a report that the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, who has announced her resignation, tried to influence the outcome of a race for Boston’s district attorney and violated multiple policies.
Delaware judge refuses to dismiss Facebook shareholder suit over user data privacy breaches
A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit alleging that Facebook officers and directors violated both the law and their fiduciary duties in failing for years to protect the privacy of user data.
Bank of America profits grow 15%, avoids industry crisis
Bank of America said its profits grew 15% last quarter, the latest of the big banks to do exceptionally well this earnings season as investors and consumers flock to Wall Street for safety after the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.
Some US states stock abortion medications after court ruling
A handful of states led by Democratic governors are stockpiling doses of drugs used in medication abortions amid fears that a court ruling could restrict access to the most commonly used method of abortion in the U.S. Massachusetts has purchased enough doses of the drug mifepristone to last for more than a year.