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No Criminal: Wrongful Convictions and the Films They Inspire

<i>Editor's Note: Lori Roy lives with her family in west central Florida. She is the author of the Edgar®-Award winning novel</i> Bent Road <i>as well as the</i> …

Pixar Releases First Teaser Trailer for THE GOOD DINOSAUR

This Week's Night Sky: Look Up to Catch Venus in Prime Time

Venus will be bright and easy to find, helping even the most amateur sky-watcher get started on spotting the planets.<p>The goddess of love puts on her best appearance this week as Venus takes center stage early Monday evening and lives up to the name of evening star.<p><b>Venus visits Twins.</b> As darkness …

One company’s quest to bring esports gambling to the U.S.

A lot of people like to watch esports. Gambling on them might be the next big thing.<p>At least, that’s what Rahul Sood is betting on. Sood, who created Voodoo Computers in 1991 (which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006), now runs Unikrn, a gaming company that allows esports viewers to bet on …

Betting

Disney Playmation lets you dress up and play as Iron Man

Disney has never been shy about leveraging its properties across every possible medium, and if Disney Infinity isn't enough for your gaming needs the company has announced a new toy platform that seeks to bridge the divide between physical products and mobile apps. At an event this morning in Los …

Iron Man

Egyptians lampoon one dollar Ramadan bonus

The Egyptian government's offer of a seven Egyptian pound ($1) bonus payment for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has sparked widespread ridicule among Egyptians on social media.<p>The country's Minister for Supplies Khaled Hanafi said on Monday that he hoped the amount would help Egyptians buy what …

Islamic State loyalist shot dead by Hamas security forces in Gaza

A Salafist leader who has pledged allegiance to the jihadists was killed amid a crackdown by the Strip's Islamist rulers on extremist opponents believed to be behind a string of small explosions<p>A Palestinian Salafist leader who has sworn loyalty to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) …

Israel

Friend of Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to 6 years in prison

Dias Kadyrbayev pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice, acknowledging that he removed evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room, specifically his backpack and computer. The Kazakhstan native befriended Tsarnaev while he was an exchange student at the University of Massachusetts at …

Justice

World War I Heroes Overlooked Due to Prejudice Finally Honored

President Obama awarded two long-overlooked World War I veterans the Medal of Honor posthumously on Tuesday.<p>In a ceremony at the White House, Obama …

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China

JIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy …

China

Steam now offering refunds for games purchased online

Steam has often been criticized for the fact that the buyer has little recourse if a game they purchased either doesn't work or turns out to be terrible. That's about to change, as the PC gaming service is set to begin offering refunds within 14 days.<p>"You can request a refund for nearly any …

Valve: You can now ‘request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam’

I don’t know what I was thinking when I purchased The Witcher 3 on Steam for my stinky old PC. The crusty piece of garbage started whirring and begging for its life when I booted the game up. Guess that’s $60 wasted.<p>And scene!<p>If the above situation is painfully familiar, then Valve — the company …