The Financial Times writes: “Microsoft said on Friday it would appeal against the record-breaking €899m ($1.4bn) fine imposed by Brussels two months ago because of the software group’s failure to comply with demands that it end anticompetitive business practices.”
Barack Obama picked up the backing of four more superdelegates, including one who had previously backed Hillary Clinton. "There are now more superdelegates than pledged delegates among those who remain undecided," reports CNN.
“Nevada health officials said Thursday that they had identified 77 new cases of hepatitis C among patients treated at a Las Vegas endoscopy practice, in one of the country’s largest outbreaks of the liver disease,” reports The New York Times.
Burger King is locked in a labor dispute with tomato pickers, who are demanding an extra cent per pound picked. The fast-food giant has received criticism for employing Tactical Diplomatic Resources, a security firm reputed to hire spies to infiltrate labor organizations.
The family of a woman who died in police custody at a PhoenixAirport has filed a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix claiming police used excessive force and violated the woman's constitutional rights.
A train in transit from Vancouver to Toronto has been quarantined after a 60-year-old passenger died “and several others reported feeling flu-like symptoms,” according The CBC. Medical workers in white suits and facemasks are on the scene.
The U.S. government denied reports that Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, had been captured. "Neither coalition forces nor Iraqi security forces detained or killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri," said a military spokesperson who explained that forces captured someone with "a similar name."
After three days of fighting, Hezbollah has taken control of large sections of Beirut and forced local television off the air. Said Nadim Munla, manager of Future TV, “They have proven that the gun is stronger than the value of the opinion. We have only one thing left—free speech, and their guns will not silence us.”
Chile has ordered remaining residents to evacuate the region of Chaiten, where a volcano continued to erupt Thursday. "There are still people who are not respecting the decisions of the authorities, which are trying to protect their lives," said Defense Minister Jose Goni.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has agreed to hold a referendum on whether he and his administration should remain in power. Earlier in the week, the region of Santa Cruz voted for autonomy, which Morales strongly opposes.
The BBC reports that Zimbabwean “war veterans,” supporters of Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party, are planning to dress as police and intimidate voters at polling stations in the upcoming presidential run-off.
The White House released a report today tying teen depression to marijuana use. “A teen who has been depressed at some point in the past year is more than twice as likely to have used marijuana as teens who have not reported being depressed,” according to the Associated Press.
According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, over half of American diabetics have arthritis. The joint pain caused by arthritis discourages exercise, which is essential in managing diabetes.
Los Angeles-based music producer Al Walser has offered Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton $1 million to be featured in the music video for his single “Yes I Can.” Walser said, "We always wanted to fill this part with a known political female public figure, and I was told that Hillary currently had great use for the money."