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Suing Las Vegas Victims Got Headlines. Outcome Could Be Big News, Too.

<i>Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.<br>__________</i><p>MGM Resorts International, in a shocking legal maneuver to protect the conglomerate from liability for a mass shooting last year, has sued the victims.<p>It’s an audacious …

Homeland Security

Monsanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, dying man tells court

Dewayne Johnson said that if he had known what he knew now about Roundup weedkiller, “I would’ve never sprayed that product on school grounds … if I knew it would cause harm … It’s unethical.”<p>Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in northern California who is terminally ill, was testifying on …

San Francisco

On WhatsApp, fake news is fast — and can be fatal

SAN FRANCISCO — Americans associate misinformation with Facebook and the ways it shaped debate around the 2016 presidential election. But in other countries, falsities are just as likely to spread on private messaging services — sometimes with deadly consequences.<p>At least two dozen people have been …

Fake News

Trump's loud tweet was part of a detailed strategy to squeeze Iran

WASHINGTON — It would be easy to write off President Donald Trump’s bellicose tweet threatening Iran Monday morning as a bit of “wag the dog,” a diversionary tactic to blunt criticism of his fawning treatment of Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, or from the news that his lawyer may possess embarrassing …

Donald Trump

The first video showed an officer restraining a child. The second one told a more complicated story.

<b>(CNN) —</b> A police department in Georgia says it is investigating the circumstances that led an officer to forcefully restrain a young boy.<p>Video of the encounter spread through social media, drawing allegations of excessive force. On Monday, as furor grew over the video, Athens-Clarke County Police …

Justice

These Pro Tricks Will Keep Your Makeup from Creasing

There aren't many things that can ruin a perfect face of makeup like two huge parentheses around your mouth (aka those smile lines). Even the …

Many Americans are rising out of the middle class, but are they better off?

The middle class has been shrinking in nearly every state in the nation, but in most places, more people have moved up the ladder than down, according to a new Stateline analysis.<p>The upward movement, however, comes with a huge caveat: Families that have risen above the middle class may still be …

Four Dead, Including Gunman, 14 Injured in Kansas Shooting Rampage

Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 14 others were injured after a series of shootings Thursday in rural Kansas, authorities said. Police remained in a standoff with the gunman's roommate Thursday night several hours after the gunman was killed.<p>Five of the victims were in critical …

Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian

A Pennsylvania high school honors student just months from graduation was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired, police said Thursday.<p>Artur Samarin, who used the alias Asher Potts, was arrested and charged Tuesday in Harrisburg, police said.<p>Samarin …

Anti-ageing breakthrough as scientists find enzyme for youthful skin

Finding a way to restore the enzyme ‘mitochondrial complex II’ should reverse the damage caused by ageing, scientists believe<p>Powerful anti-ageing treatments which banish wrinkles for good are a step closer after scientists found the enzyme responsible for youthful skin<p>For the first time, scientists …

A popular free movie-streaming site is coming back from the dead

As expected, the MPAA took an immediate dislike to the concept, and the most popular fork, PopcornTime.io, was shut down by court order last fall.<p>That seemed to be that, except earlier this month, users who had hung on to the software started receiving updates again, Torrent Freak reports.<p>Following …

Popcorn Time