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Jailhouse blues: Tennessee inmate escapes from jail – for sixth time

Prison officials are blaming overcrowded conditions and aging facilities that allowed one convict to break out of jail half a dozen times. Philip Andrew Marshall, who was first incarcerated for evading arrest, has managed to escape from prison on six occasions, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. The last jailbreak occurred on February 15, and the next day Marshall ...

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Ethereum founder warns cryptocurrencies ‘could drop to near-zero at any time’

Virtual currencies are still a newcomer class in the world of assets and could drastically fall at any time, according to the founder of blockchain network Ethereum and the digital currency of the same name, Vitalik Buterin. “Reminder: cryptocurrencies are still a new and hyper-volatile asset class, and could drop to near-zero at any time,” the entrepreneur tweeted. “Don’t put ...

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Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That’s the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary Turner Inc., who was speaking at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. For the record, Martin says that the government’s position on the acquisition offer is “stupid” ...

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Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That’s the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary Turner Inc., who was speaking at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. For the record, Martin says that the government’s position on the acquisition offer is “stupid” ...

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Risks of interstate conflict higher than any time since end of Cold War – DNI chief

The risk of interstate conflict is higher now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. The most immediate threats over the next year come from North Korea and from “Saudi-Iranian use of proxies in their rivalry,” Coats said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. “At ...

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Human egg matured in lab for first time in possible breakthrough for fertility treatment

Biology researchers have managed to grow human-egg cells obtained from ovary tissue to full maturity in a lab, promising a new treatment for fertility preservation. The technology would be of interest for women fighting cancer. Modern medical technology allows mature eggs to be extracted and frozen for years, until a patient wants to use them for an IVF procedure. During ...

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EU may abolish Daylight Saving Time after MEPs vote to reassess bi-annual clock change

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favor of reviewing the bi-annual change of clocks across the bloc after a citizens’ petition and health concerns challenged the longtime practice. After hearing grassroots concerns about the clock change which currently takes place in the last weekend of March and October, European lawmakers on Thursday voted 384 to 153 on a non-binding ...

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Just a matter of time’ before cyber 9/11 – cybersecurity expert

Modern network-connected infrastructure is very vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to digital strategy consultant and cyberterrorism expert Lars Hilse, who talked to Sputnik about the risks of online terrorism and crime. Read more Hilse, who warned in 2014 that the next 9/11 would be a cyber-version of the September 11 attacks, said his prediction came true to a small degree in ...

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Time to decriminalize cannabis – German police group

A German police officers group has called for the decriminalization of cannabis, arguing that “there has never been a society without drug use in human history, you just have to accept that.” Head of the Association of German Detectives (BDK) André Schulz spoke out in favor of ending the “arbitrary” ban on cannabis and creating a regulated market for marijuana. ...

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