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Business: Ericsson has dismissed 50 employees following U.S. corruption probe

Source: Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) said on Thursday that it has dismissed 50 people over a U.S. corruption probe it...

Nation: USA's infamous 'Tornado Alley' may be shifting east

Source: USA Today

Over the past four decades, researchers found that tornadoes have increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast, including what's been...

World: UK to consider longer Brexit transition period

Source: BBC News

The UK's transition out of the EU could be extended by "a matter of months" to ensure there is no visible border in Northern Ireland, Theresa May has...

Out of the ordinary: Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

Source: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated spot in a...

Business: Drug giant Pfizer offers early retirement ahead of layoffs in memo to employees

Source: CNBC News

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is offering early retirement to U.S. workers ahead of layoffs early next year, it announced internally to employees...

Nation: Mega Millions jumps to $868 million, second-largest jackpot in US history

Source: USA Today

Bad news: You didn't win the Mega Millions jackpot.

World: Canada becomes second country to legalize recreational marijuana

Source: BBC News

The first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT) on the eastern island of...

Out of the ordinary: Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

Source: The Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Business: Walmart trims profit outlook after Flipkart purchase

Source: CNN Business

(CNN Business)Walmart warned investors Tuesday that its acquisition of Flipkart will hurt its quarterly profit.

Nation: Paralyzing polio-like condition affecting more children, Maryland Health Department says

Source: USA Today

More possible cases of a rare, polio-like virus have been reported, according to health officials.