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PUBG drops lawsuit against battle royale rival Fortnite

The companies behind two of the biggest games in the world looked set to fight it out in a South Korean court — but now it looks like the battle has been settled.<p><b>The details</b>: PUBG Corp, the company behind <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, last month filed suit against Epic Games, the creators of …

Gaming Industry

Wisconsin police beat this black teen while he screamed for his mother

A police department in Wisconsin triggered outrage over the weekend after cell phone video surfaced of two white officers punching and tackling a 17-year-old black teenager during an arrest in a shopping mall parking lot, allegedly for refusing orders to stop and talk to them.<p>The incident began …

Law Enforcement

U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate's conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man's constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims.<p>The court ruled 6-3 …

Death Row

Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks agree to meet with CEO

The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week have agreed to meet with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.<p>The timing of the meeting has not been set, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. The company said it hopes the meeting will occur this week while Johnson is in Philadelphia …

Justice

Sacramento sheriff's vehicle hits protester at Stephon Clark vigil

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy struck a protester with his patrol SUV as she and others gathered in the street to denounce the killing of Stephon Clark, then left the scene, according to video of the incident.<p>The incident Saturday night threatens to exacerbate an already tense …

Justice

212 people are dead and hundreds more are seriously ill in the largest listeria outbreak in history

A food-poisoning outbreak has killed more than 200 people.<p>212 people have died in a listeria outbreak stemming from a meat-production plant in Polokwane, South Africa. The country's National Institute for Communicable Diseases has confirmed more than 1,000 cases of listeriosis since the outbreak …

Environmental Health

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

Former Supreme Court justice calls for REPEALING the 2nd amendment and liberals are loving it…

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (a ‘Republican’) penned an article this morning in the NY Times that encourages students to argue for …

Second Amendment

Isis supporter jailed for life for trying to build child army in London

Umar Haque showed beheading videos to children and instructed them to role-play terror attacks<p>An extremist who attempted to build an army of child jihadists has been jailed for life with a minimum of 25 years for a range of terrorism offences.<p>Umar Haque was convicted of attempting to groom children …

RPGs

For Tha Summer (vol. XXVII)

Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Otto Warmbier's death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday.<p>To date the Trump administration's policy for dealing with North Korea's increasingly …

North Korea

Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning

Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. …

Royal treatment: Dutch King reveals he piloted KLM passenger flights | CNN Travel

(CNN) — They don't call KLM "Royal Dutch Airlines" for nothing.<p>King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he'd regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades.<p>Calling the …

Royal Family

Comey prepped responses ahead of Trump discussions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of discussions with President Donald Trump, Former FBI Director James Comey prepped with his team on ways to respond to anticipated questions so that he would not come across as confrontational during the ongoing Russia probe, according to an official close to Comey.<p>"He wanted to make …

Donald Trump

Former LA County sheriff sentenced to 3 years in federal prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for obstructing a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights violations at the jail that Baca supervised.<p>Baca was accused of lying to federal prosecutors and the FBI about efforts by …

Corruption

Midcentury home with Bauhaus-inspired fireplace asks $385K

It’s located in Dallas, Texas<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Dallas, Texas<p><b>Price:</b> $385,000<p>This cool midcentury pad in Dallas was built in 1968 …

Judge: Corrupt ex-LA sheriff's crimes an 'embarrassment'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The effort by former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca and his underlings to derail an FBI investigation into beatings in the jails he …

Video shows fatal shooting at suburban gas station

Elmwood Park police have released a surveillance video that shows an April 8 shootout at a gas station that led to the death of a 43-year-old Chicago man. Police released the video after a Freedom of Information Act request from the Pioneer Press.<p>Last month, police announced that no one would face …

Dylann Roof told judge he would rather die than be labeled autistic or mentally ill

Dylann Roof, the 23-year-old white supremacist who fatally shot nine members of a Charleston, S.C., Bible study class in 2015, told the judge presiding over his death penalty trial last year that he would rather die than be labeled autistic.<p>Hundreds of pages of psychiatric evaluations and court …

6-figure salary, no severance: What an FBI director has to lose

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> James Comey's ouster from the top of the FBI sent shock waves through Washington, and left many wondering what happens next for him.<p>The FBI director job was a step down in pay from his previous roles as general counsel for an aerospace giant and a hedge fund, even though the role …

Police called to restore order as fights erupt at Spirit Airlines terminal in Fort Lauderdale

Video posted on Twitter captured a chaotic scene at a Spirit Airlines terminal at the airport as angry travelers yelled at staff while police …

Jan. 22, 1993: Riots victim Reginald Denny speaks on 'Good Morning America'

Charlie Gibson interviews the truck driver who was severely beaten during the LA riots.

March 15, 1991: 'World News Tonight' - Four LA police officers are indicted on assault charges

Diane Sawyer reports on the Rodney King case.

‘Facebook killer’ dies after three-day police pursuit in Pennsylvania

The man suspected of fatally shooting a 74-year-old, randomly selected target and posting a video of the killing on Facebook committed suicide as police were closing in on him Tuesday, authorities said.<p>Steve W. Stephens — the subject of a nationwide manhunt after Sunday’s horrific slaying in …

Private Jet Cards: Let's Talk Guaranteed Availability, Minimum Daily Charges, Peak Days And More

If you’ve been following along in my series of postings about jet cards and prepaid private aviation charter programs, you’ll know that the results of my research have yielded a website called PrivateJetCardComparisons.com covering over 80 programs of which I am the proud owner. If I ever want to …

50 Dressings for Every Salad, Pantry & Whim

<i>Acid is one of the essential elements of cooking, so we partnered with Maille to share tips on how to use it in your everyday cooking—like in pantry and clean-out-the-fridge salads.</i><p>The difference between a pile of greens and a super, dare-we-say mighty salad is the dressing. Or is it a vinaigrette? …

For Well-Seasoned Green Salads, Follow These 2 Tips

Throwing together a green side salad seems idiot-proof—until you taste a truly great plate of well-seasoned, remarkably flavorful greens at a restaurant or a friend's house and think, "Well, what are they doing doing differently?"<p>In her newest cookbook, Dinner, Melissa Clark shares two smart ways …