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Scientists and insurers develop 'death clock' to predict when customers will die

Insurance premiums could rise after scientists teamed up with the insurance industry to create an algorithm which will predict when customers will die.<p>The University of East Anglia is launching a four year study using huge databases of medical data to determine life expectancy and long-term illness.<p>…

Retirement

Lakers' Roy Hibbert goes about his business without fanfare or complaints

Roy Hibbertis the forgotten starter of theLakers.<p>There are no retirement tributes for him in city after city. He's not young enough to be analyzed and categorized as the future.<p>He shows up for work, blocks some shots, and goes home.<p><b>Join the conversation on Facebook >></b><p>Reporters crowded around<p>Kobe …

Basketball

One of nation’s biggest jails on lockdown because so many guards called in sick

Cook County jail in Chicago, home to roughly 8,500 inmates, was placed on lockdown Tuesday after staffing levels fell too low to safely maintain normal operations, officials said.<p>“On any given day, we might have 10 percent of people call in sick,” Abdon Pallasch, director of public affairs for the …

Crime

Texas man accused of prostituting 4-year-old girl on Craigslist

The ad allegedly appeared in Craigslist’s “casual encounters” section.<p>Andrew Turley, the 28-year-old Houston man accused of posting the notice, was offering the chance to “play with daddy’s little girl” in return for money. Then, he allegedly exchanged more than 60 e-mails with undercover Houston …

Crime

Update Your Winter Wardrobe With These 10 Must-Have Accessories

If you don't want to let go of your pastels, patchwork, and lightweight denim pieces, winterize them by incorporating deep burgundy tones, suede and velvet materials, and—of...

Clothing

The 13 Best Things We Ever Bought from American Apparel

We all have that one item in our closets that we turn to when we need to hit a guaranteed home run in the fashion department. Whether it’s a classic blazer that you can never go wrong in, a holy grail pair of jeans or that perfect white tee that looks amazing with everything, chances are one of …

Clothing

Samsung Pay doesn't work on rooted phones

Bad news, power-users: if you habitually root every smartphone you put in your pocket, you won't be able to use Samsung Pay. Users participating in the South Korean trial program have learned that devices with unrestricted access to the file system have been blocked from using the service. "Access …