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Prison fight caught on camera

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:56

A fight broke out in the maximum security section of the Cook County Jail in Illinois. Two inmates were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Sixteen inmates were charged with 'mob action.'

Sheriff’s Office received almost 50 calls about Florida shooting suspect and his brother, report claims

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:52

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office responded to nearly 50 calls about Nikolas Cruz or his brother in the 10 years before he allegedly opened fire on his former Florida high school, new records reportedly show. Call logs obtained from the sheriff’s office show authorities received 45 calls relating to Mr Cruz or his brother from 2008 to 2017, according to CNN. The number is significantly higher than the sheriff’s office has publicly admitted.

Amazon's got an LG 34-inch curved G-Sync monitor for $150 off

Macworld - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:38

Today's a good day to get a great 34-inch G-Sync monitor. Amazon's got the curved LG 34UC89G-B on sale for $600, which is the lowest price yet for this monitor based on data from CamelCamelCamel. Usually it sells for over $700, and earlier this month it was selling for $750.

LG's monitor features a 34-inch HD PS display with a 2560x1080 resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate, and a 5-millisecond response time. It comes loaded with Nvidia G-Sync so you can synchronize refresh rates between your monitor and a compatible GeForce graphics card.

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'Get him, Shep!' - K9 and police officer split up to catch car theft suspects

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:35

Bodycam footage shows a deputy and his K9 split up to catch a pair of car theft suspects after they crashed.

Study: US inequality persists 50 years after landmark report

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:12

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, according to study made public Tuesday that examines the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.

Disneyland Paris to add Star Wars zone in $2.5 bn upgrade

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:06

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday announced a two-billion-euro ($2.5-billion) expansion of its Paris amusement park which will add a new Star Wars-themed zone to the huge site. Disneyland Paris will also build new areas devoted to its hit animated film "Frozen" and the Marvel comics franchise (Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men) as part of the makeover, which will take several years. The work will start in 2021 and significantly expand the park, which is Europe's most popular private tourism destination with 320 million visits since it opened in 1992.

Gun-Carrying GOP Lawmaker Calls For Assault Weapon Ban: 'Not One More School Shooting'

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:32

Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), a combat veteran and gun-carrying National Rifle Association member, is supporting a ban on “assault-style weapons” in the wake of a deadly mass shooting earlier this month. 

CDC doctor's disappearance: Parents share chilling last text message from missing son

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:43

The parents of missing doctor Timothy Cunningham shared the last text message they received from their son before his disappearance two weeks ago. Cunningham, a highly regarded epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, went missing after he left work mid-day on Feb. 12, complaining of feeling ill. After Cunningham, 35, failed to report to work or contact his family over the next two days, his parents, Terrell and Tia-Juana Cunningham, drove down to Georgia from their house in Maryland to check on their son.

Anger as Israel denies its forces shot Palestinian teen

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:41

Israel on Tuesday denied its forces shot a Palestinian teenager and said he suffered a severe head injury when he fell off his bicycle, sparking outrage from activists and his family. Mohammed Tamimi, 15, confirmed to AFP that after being arrested from his home in the middle of the night he had told Israeli interrogators the cause of his misshapen skull was falling off his bike, not being shot. A cousin of prominent jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, he says he was shot in the head with a rubber bullet during a protest in the occupied West Bank in December, leaving part of his skull missing.

Harrowing Video Shows Mom Handing Kids to Firefighters Before Saving Herself

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:12

The family of four made it out of the building safely.

One day we may buy AppleCare for our bodies, not just our iPhones

Macworld - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:56

Apple’s next big thing might not be something you can wear, drive, or even touch. It might be your body itself.

According to a report by CNBC, Apple will be launching a group of health clinics in Santa Clara County called AC Wellness. The initiative will initially be limited to employees and their families when it launches this spring.

Why this matters: Apple has becoming intimately familiar with health care ever since the launch of the Health app on iOS and the Apple Watch, so it’s not at all surprising that it’s entering the field. The question is whether Apple can disrupt health care. Apple isn’t just the most valuable company in the world, it’s also one of the most trusted. While the new clinics will likely be limited to an employee benefit for the foreseeable future, it’s not hard to imagine a world where we’re buying health care coverage through Apple rather than Blue Cross or Cigna.

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So That Baby Definitely Wasn't Crying On 'Walking Dead,' Right?

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:01

By all accounts, the most recent episode of “Walking Dead” was tragic (RIP Carl). In the Season 8 midseason premiere on Sunday, Carl enjoyed a touching moment with his sister Judith (Chloe and Sophia Garcia-Frizzi), saying goodbye before his inevitable death from a zombie bite.

The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from February 2018

Macworld - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:00
February's iOS games

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February might be the shortest month of the year, but it had no shortage whatsoever of huge, exciting iOS game releases. Long-awaited games like snowboarding (well, sandboarding) sequel Alto’s Odyssey and epic role-player Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition were the biggest releases of this past month, but they’re hardly alone on this list.

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Taiwan urges calm over panic buying of toilet paper

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:50

Shelves usually stacked with toilet paper, kitchen paper and boxed tissues stood empty in many hypermarkets and supermarkets as residents stockpiled supplies. Major online retailers had also run out, including PChome which reportedly sold five million packs of toilet paper in three days. The panic buying started after major hypermarkets were informed by toilet paper manufacturers of a 10 to 30 percent price hike from mid-March due to rising international pulp prices.

Melania Trump cuts ties with aide whose firm profited from inauguration

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:42

NBC's Andrea Mitchell and panel report on First Lady Melania Trump cutting ties with an aide whose company made $26 million on the inauguration.

North Carolina Man Broadcasts His Own Killing On Facebook Live

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:20

A man in Wingate, North Carolina live-streamed his own killing on Monday, police said. Prentis Robinson, 55, had been broadcasting a visit to the local police station on Facebook Live when he was shot multiple times on camera. Wingate police confirmed that Robinson captured the shooting on film, reported the Charlotte Observer.

Powerful Men Who Lose Their Jobs Over Harassment Can Still Get Big Payouts

Top Stories - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:17

WASHINGTON ― The Me Too movement has a pattern: Someone accuses a powerful man of sexual misconduct. Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul accused of pressuring workers to perform sex acts, made news earlier this month — not because he’s getting a severance payment, but because he’s not. NBC apparently did not plan to give a payout to Matt Lauer, but the network was reportedly considering a severance package for his onetime booker Matt Zimmerman, who was also dismissed over inappropriate conduct.

Nassar victims help unveil sweeping child abuse legislation

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:50

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors.

U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:09

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group. "If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the U.S. and our partners need to take action on our own. If we're not going to get action on the council then we have to take our own actions," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told reporters during a visit to Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.

Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Tells Delta To Give NRA Back Its Discounts, Or Else

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:55

Georgia’s lieutenant governor said on Monday he would work to derail a multimillion-dollar tax cut that would benefit Delta Air Lines unless the company reinstated its relationship with the National Rifle Association. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who also serves as president of the Georgia state Senate, intimated in a tweet he would “kill any tax legislation” as punishment to Delta, which last week said it would end its discount program for members of the NRA. Delta, headquartered in Atlanta, is one of more than a dozen companies that have distanced themselves from the gun lobby following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14.


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