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‘My wife could be a widow’: Off-duty cop draws gun on shopper he suspected of stealing mints (VIDEO)

Shocking surveillance footage shows an off-duty California officer draw his firearm at a man who he thought was stealing a $ 1.19 pack of Mentos mints from a gas station store. The man, identified as Jose Arreola, had purchased his mints before the off-duty officer walked into the Orange County mini-mart and stood behind him. Arreola, who has short hair ...

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If US scraps Iranian nuclear deal, it ‘could mean war’ – French President Macron

Published time: 6 May, 2018 16:28 French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that the US pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran “could mean war.” Trump has until May 12 to either re-certify the deal or dump it, as he has repeatedly threatened. Scrapping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran “would mean opening Pandora’s box, it could mean ...

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Uncertainty surrounding Iran nuclear deal could send gold prices higher – analyst

Political uncertainty, especially the geopolitical risk with Iran, could send gold prices higher according to analyst Boris Schlossberg. “Gold has been going up and down in fits and starts. But, right now it is suffering the pullback because of the US dollar strength,” Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, told CNBC. Read more According to the ...

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Laser beams that shoot from your eyes could soon be a reality (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Superman could shoot laser beams from his eyes, as could the X-Men’s Cyclops – though he had trouble keeping it under control. Researchers from the University of St Andrews, however, have the superpower very much in their grasp. The research group has created an ultra-thin membrane laser using organic semiconducting polymers, similar to the films which activate the pixels in ...

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‘What could go wrong?’ NRA slammed for backing cell phone-shaped gun

One of the survivors of the Parkland school massacre has hit out at the National Rifle Association (NRA) for showcasing a gun designed to look like an everyday smartphone. The NRA promoted the weapon as one of it’s “featured products” at the association’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Advertised as the “Ideal Conceal,” the NRA said that the pistol “offers ...

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Sweet vision: Chocolate could improve your eyesight, study finds

Good news for those of us who have a sweet tooth – eating dark chocolate could help people with poor eyesight to improve their quality of vision, according to new research in the US. Scientists from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas found that antioxidant compounds in chocolate called flavanols gave a slight temporary boost to ...

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Amazon admits Alexa could be hacked and turned into spy device

Researchers at the security firm Checkmarx discovered the Achilles heel of the Amazon’s Echo speakers – a bug which allows the device to listen to its surroundings long after it should have shut down. The bug does not allow the recordings to be passed on to hackers, but they would remain with Amazon itself, the company said, as quoted by ...

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Nobel Literature Prize could be postponed in 2018 after #MeToo scandal rips apart awarding body

The Swedish Academy is considering cancelling the most prestigious prize in world literature for the first time since World War II, following the biggest sex scandal and power struggle in its history. “We’re thinking about it. We’ll let you know soon,” Anders Olsson, the academy’s interim permanent secretary, told Swedish Radio on Wednesday. The station reported that the prize could ...

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Facebook warns GDPR could flatten or reduce European user count

Europe’s sweeping privacy law GDPR goes into effect May 25th, and Facebook is being forced to push users through new agreements to terms of service changes required to comply with the law. That’s why during today’s successful Q1 2018 earnings report call, Facebook CFO David Wehner warned that “we believe MAU or DAU might be flat or down in Q2 ...

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German car producers could fall victim to US sanctions against Russian aluminum

Sanctions against top Russian aluminum producers are likely to hit European car production, according to Germany’s WVMetalle, a lobbying group for 655 metals companies. The group says unless actions are taken, many car plants in Germany and Europe will be closed, and others will face supply disruption, Bloomberg reports. Read more “Re-jigging all of those trade flows is really, really ...

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