Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.

Federal Communications Commission Seeks Feedback on Straight-To-Voicemail Tactics By Telemarketers, Debt Collectors

Consumer rights advocates and three attorneys general are asking the Federal Communications Commission to curb a new straight-to-voicemail messaging technique being used by debt collectors and telemarketers. The FCC is seeking feedback from the public after receiving a petition from a ‘ringless voicemail provider’ trying to avoid regulation under the confines of the Telephone Consumer

Central London Terror Attack Leaves 7 Dead, 48 Injured

Less than two weeks after a suicide bombing in Manchester claimed the lives of 22 young adults and children, central London was paralyzed after a trio of men launched a coordinated terror attack. Late Saturday night, three men rampaged across London Bridge in a van, mowing down pedestrians and running through a waning evening crowd.

Golfer Tiger Woods Apologizes for DUI, Says Alcohol Wasn’t Involved

Professional golfer Tiger Woods made a public apology for driving under the influence a day after his arrest. When the athlete was found asleep at the wheel of his dented and banged-up Mercedes, law enforcement officers suspected Woods had spent the night drinking. His head was on the steering wheel, two tires were flat, and

Political, Business Leaders Balk As Trump Turns Back on Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump is facing a significant backlash from influential politicians and businessmen after withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. On Thursday, the President officially announced that the United States would buck the treaty, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and slow the effects of global warming. Speculation about a possible withdrawal from the agreement had

Bernards Township, NJ, To Pay Muslim Organization $3.25m As Settlement

Bernards Township, NJ, officials will pay a Muslim organization $3.25 million under the terms of a federal lawsuit. The details of the award and its stipulations were released Tuesday. On top of having to write a large check, Bernards Township officials agreed to provide diversity and inclusion training for its current and future planning board