Study considers link between violent video games and behavior with guns
May31

Study considers link between violent video games and behavior with guns

Even as questions about the relationship between violent video games and shootings have been asked with growing urgency, a dearth of good data has made it difficult to draw any definitive conclusions. In a study published study in the JAMA Network on Friday, researchers from Ohio State University claim to have found a link. “This is one of the first studies to show a relationship between violent video games and the risk for gun...

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Huawei retaliation? China draws up list of ‘unreliables’
May31

Huawei retaliation? China draws up list of ‘unreliables’

In an ominous but vague warning, China said Friday that it was drawing up a list of “unreliable” foreign companies, organizations and individuals for targeting in what could signal retaliation for U.S. sanctions on the Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei. “We think it may be the beginning of Beijing’s attempt to roll out a retaliatory framework,” said Paul Triolo of the global risk assessment firm Eurasia...

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Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast
May31

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches. About 70 whales have been stranded so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most since 2000. About five more have been found on British Columbia beaches. NOAA Fisheries on Friday declared it an “unusual mortality event,” providing additional resources to respond to the...

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30 dead deer found at landfill starved, died of disease
May31

30 dead deer found at landfill starved, died of disease

Utah officials have determined that more than 30 deer found near a landfill in northeastern Utah died from starvation, diseases and other causes. The Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday said officials found plastic bags and latex gloves in some of the deers’ remains but say the main culprit for their deaths was a harsh winter. Officials learned of the dead deer after hikers shared photos of them strewn across a road near...

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Report: Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct
May30

Report: Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief faces accusations of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments, according to a report Thursday by a business news site. In a detailed article, Business Insider cited legal letters reportedly written by former employees of Zuckerberg’s household staff. The letters reportedly described pervasive discriminatory conduct and severe levels of sexual...

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