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Professional steelworker says he couldn't do a better job cutting prison pipe

A licensed engineer who has done work at the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora where two killers escaped last weekend said the work of cutting through a cell wall and a steam pipe was done with a high degree of professionalism.<p>Larry Jeffords, owner of Jeffords Steel and Engineering in …

Crime

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Islam

Floyd Mayweather: ESPN report fuels media storm over his violent past

Fighter stands accused of making light of his troubling history of abusing women before his ‘Fight Of The Century’ against Manny Pacquiao<p>A lingering shadow hangs over Floyd Mayweather. As hundreds of journalists from around the world descend on Las Vegas this week to pour over every detail of his …

Boxing

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is set to announce its earnings today.</b> Analysts are expecting $56 billion in revenue and sales of 58.1 million iPhones.<p><b>2. Nokia has denied that it's returning to manufacturing phones.</b> It has reiterated that it has no plans to create or sell mobile phones.<p><b>3. Tesla's website and Twitter</b> …

Apple Watch

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>In 2018, wild Western gear gets dark, slightly creepy, and extremely cool.<p>By Liz Raiss1 day agoView More<p>Q&A<p>An exclusive interview.<p>By Ben …

Redbox Instant for Android arrives on Chromecast

If you've been hoping for Redbox Instant to come join the Chromecast party, then your wish has just been granted. The Android app's latest update gives you the power to beam whatever flick you want to watch from a phone or tablet to the biggest display in your house. Sure, you've been happily …

Everything you need to know about High-Resolution Audio, the future of music

Although high-res audio has been around for a while now, the public really knows very little about it. Until recently, talk of high-res audio has …

Audiophile

US student makes choice after winning 8 Ivy League places

A teenager in the US has announced his university choice, after being offered a place at all eight Ivy League institutions.<p>Kwasi Enin, whose parents emigrated from Ghana in the 1980s, attracted national attention after receiving the offers in March, including an appearance on the Late Show with …

Ivy League

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

Cuban not in favor of booting Sterling

DALLAS -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks the NBA would be a better league without Donald Sterling in it, but Cuban called the potential scenario …

Donald Sterling Reportedly Will Sue NBA If Forced to Sell Clippers

Despite being cast out of the NBA, Donald Sterling plans to do everything he can to maintain control of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p><b>Updates from Thursday, May 14</b><p>SI.com's Michael McCann reports that Donald Sterling has hired a litigator to fight the NBA's sanctions:<p>SI.com has learned that Donald …

Basketball

Seven events you have to see in May

From dancing in the streets in Spain to cheese rolling in England, here are seven incredible celebrations taking place around the world this month.

Hong Kong

Stanley Cup playoff preview: Round 2

With one of the most exciting first rounds in memory behind us, we're ready to step right into Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs? Who are you …

Toronto Raptors clinch No. 3 seed, Chicago Bulls secure No. 4

The Bulls' overtime loss helped clear up the Eastern Conference picture a bit.<p>With a 91-86 overtime loss against the Bobcats, the Chicago Bulls were locked in the the No. 4 spot in the East while the Toronto Raptors secured the No. 3 spot.<p>If Chicago had beaten the Bobcats, it would have left the …

NCAA modifies roughing the passer rule for hits below the knees

The NCAA approved a new rule that will penalize a defense 15 yards for hitting a quarterback below the knees on passing plays.<p>Good news, everybody. …

I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway

A retired Major League Baseball player explains how he's trying to turn an upsetting encounter with the police into an opportunity for dialogue.<p>It was an otherwise ordinary snow day in Hartford, Connecticut, and I was laughing as I headed outside to shovel my driveway. I’d spent the morning …