Authorities Use Apple Health App Data in Rape-Murder Case Of Medical Student

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German officials are using data from Apple’s Health app as evidence in a case involving the rape and murder of a 19-year-old medical student in Freiburg, according to local media [via Motherboard].

Who Is Kevin Dahlgren? American Triple Murderer Commits Suicide In Czech Prison

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An American man serving a prison sentence in the Czech Republic committed suicide Thursday, authorities said. Kevin Dahlgren was serving a life sentence for killing four members of his family. “I can confirm that we had a death by suicide in one of our prisons,” Petra Kucerova, spokeswoman for the Czech Prison Service, told Agence France Presse. “I cannot give you more information as the case is under police investigation. But a prisoner has died.”

When Will ‘Deadpool 2’ Come Out? Release Date Changes

Trading 11 jan 2018 Commentaire »
“Deadpool 2” was set to hit theaters June 1, but that’s no longer the case. Fans will now get to see the movie even earlier, and it seems they can thank “Star Wars” for the switch. “Deadpool 2” will now be released Friday, May 18. The movie will follow Ryan Reynolds’ smart-mouthed mutant as he meets mercenaries Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz). Reynolds announced the new date on social media with a picture of his character’s katanas, named Bea and Arthur. 

Watch NASA Freeze Massive Webb Space Telescope In Cryochamber

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The telescope that NASA is sending into space next year to unlock the secrets of the universe and potentially direct us toward extraterrestrial life is so large that the cryochamber where it took a recent nap completely dwarfed the scientists working on it.

Isn’t It Time To Get Away?

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Sponsored content from Modern Luxury For exotic winter vacations to the tropics, pack exclusive timepieces that will help you shine in the water, on deck and wherever else your retreat may take you.

Putin Says Kim Jong-Un ‘Won This Round’ Against Donald Trump

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Russian President Vladimir Putin praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Thursday saying that the leader had beaten President Donald Trump in a round of diplomatic maneuvering. “I believe, Mr. Kim Jong-un has certainly won this round,” said Putin to journalists according to Reuters. “He is already an absolutely shrewd and mature politician.”

Man Mines Bitcoin While Driving With Car Full Of Tablets, Smartphones

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According to a video uploaded to World Star Hip Hop, one man appears to have turned his car into a mobile Bitcoin mining machine by equipping it with a mess of smartphones, tablets, and adapters to power them all.

Caitlyn Jenner Is Not Fighting With Kris Over Kylie Jenner’s Pregnancy

Trading 11 jan 2018 Commentaire »
Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner have disagreed about many things since they ended their marriage in 2014. However, fighting over their daughter Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy is not one of the things the former couple is feuding over. A recent report suggested that the parents are at war over how the 20-year-old, who is reportedly pregnant with her first child, should have her baby, and whether or not the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” cameras will be allowed in the delivery room.

Bitcoin Prices Fall After South Korea Cracks Down On Exchanges

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South Korean police raided several cryptocurrency exchange businesses this week, including Coinone and Bithumb, as part of a nation-wide crackdown to weed out alleged tax evasion. None of this means the platforms involved actually broke the law, merely that Korean authorities are getting serious about regulating bitcoin.

Treasuries Recover From Early Weakness To Close Modestly Higher

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After seeing modest weakness in morning trading, treasuries turned higher over the course of the trading session on Thursday.

Bond prices climbed into positive territory in the afternoon, extending the rebound from yesterday's intraday lows. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, fell by 1.9 basis points to 2.531 percent.

The turnaround by treasuries was partly in reaction to the results of the Treasury Department's auction of $12 billion worth of thirty-year bonds, which attracted well above average demand.

The thirty-year bond auction drew a high yield of 2.867 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.74, while the ten previous thirty-year bond auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.32.

The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.

Today's thirty-year bond auction came after auctions of $24 billion worth of three-year notes and $20 billion worth of ten-year notes also attracted above average demand earlier this week.

Treasuries may also have benefited from news that China dismissed a Bloomberg News report that officials have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. debt.

"The news could quote the wrong source of information, or may be fake news," China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange said, according to Reuters.

The SAFE said China has been diversifying its foreign currency reserves investments to help "safeguard the overall safety of foreign exchange assets and preserve and increase their value."

On the U.S. economic front, the Labor Department released a report showing another unexpected increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits.

The report said initial jobless claims rose to 261,000 in the week ended January 6th, an increase of 11,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 250,000.

The modest increase came as a surprise to economists, who had expected initial jobless claims to edge down to 245,000.

A separate report from the Labor Department unexpectedly showed a modest decrease in producer prices in the month of December.

The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand edged down by 0.1 percent in December after climbing by 0.4 percent in November. Economists had expected prices to rise by 0.2 percent.

Excluding food and energy prices, core producer prices still dipped by 0.1 percent in December following a 0.3 percent increase in November. Core prices had also been expected to tick up by 0.2 percent.

Economic data may attract attention on Friday, with traders likely to keep a close eye on reports on retail sales and consumer price inflation.


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