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Murders in London spike above New York levels in last two months

The number of murders in London has nearly doubled in the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period last year. The spike is putting …

Satellite images reveal signs North Korea has resumed producing plutonium for weapons

Satellite images indicate that North Korea has restarted its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and is once again producing plutonium for its atomic weapons programme, a move that analysts suggest is a “political manoeuvre” designed to put more pressure on South Korea for the recent outbreak of détente to …

Aly Raisman Is Suing The U.S. Olympics Committee For Negligence

She wants to hold the organizations accountable for not protecting athletes from Larry Nassar’s abuse<p>Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympics Committee and USA Gymnastics for negligence and failure to protect athletes from the Larry Nassar abuse. The Olympic gymnast is arguing that the sports …

Dick's Sporting Goods bans sales of assault-style weapons after Parkland, Florida school shooting

Dick's Sporting Goods is banning sales of assault-style weapons across all its stores after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.<p>The nation's largest sporting goods retailer announced the move in an open letter and an appearance by CEO Ed Stack on Good Morning America.<p>The retailer will also end sales …

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Jon Jones Fined $205K, Has License Revoked After Positive Drug Test at UFC 214

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had his license revoked and received a $205,000 fine from the California State Athletic Commission after he tested positive for a banned substance prior to his victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last July.<p>MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani provided the …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

A Voracious Starfish Is Destroying the Great Barrier Reef

BYRON BAY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef is literally being eaten alive.<p>Deadly starfish are feasting on parts of the world’s largest reef system, which is already threatened by rising ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said on Friday.<p>Crown-of-thorns starfish, a …