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A Former Inmate Talks About How Prisons Manufacture Criminals

Prisoners often suffer dehumanizing abuse at the hands of guards and other inmates, and are ill-prepared to get jobs and homes once they're out—is it any wonder so many of them go back to crime?<p>Right now, there are over 2.2 million Americans in prison. We imprison a larger portion of our population …

Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days

MIAMI (Reuters) - A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for three weeks without food or water, according to survivors who reached the United States this week.<p>Alain Izquierdo (L), a Havana …

Mississippi prisons prove dangerous to staff, inmates

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi taxpayers spend more to keep people in prison than on economic development, disaster relief, drug enforcement, hospitals, hospital schools and the state's entire judicial system combined.<p>So what exactly are taxpayers getting for $389 million in taxes? A system where …

Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected …

'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

"You have the right to remain silent."<p>Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.<p>Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and …

Ex-lawmaker accused of rape after Sharpton's party

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A former Rockland County legislator and high-profile New York attorney has been accused of raping a woman who has ties to the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to multiple news media outlets.<p>Sanford Rubenstein, 70, is accused of assaulting the 42-year-old executive at his Manhattan …

No signs of foul play seen in Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial fire

(Reuters) - Investigators have found no signs of foul play or arson in a fire at a 9/11 memorial complex in Pennsylvania which destroyed a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, authorities said on Sunday.<p>Also lost in Friday afternoon’s blaze were personal items belonging to …

Found: Homeless Man Sought in Ebola Case Being Monitored

Authorities in Texas have found a missing homeless man who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday.<p>At a news conference earlier Sunday, Jenkins said authorities were searching for a “low-risk individual” who was a contact of the first U.S. Ebola …

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Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter …

Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A …

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Hacked Screenshots Show Friend-To-Friend Payments Feature Hidden In Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is all set up to allow friends to send each other money. All Facebook has to do is turn on the feature, according to screenshots and video taken using iOS app exploration developer tool Cycript by Stanford computer science student Andrew Aude.<p>Messenger’s payment option lets users …