Justice department won't charge white officers in killing of Alton Sterling

Justice department won't charge white officers in killing of Alton SterlingThe US justice department has declined to bring charges against the white police officers involved in the 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to multiple reports. The 37-year-old was killed last July after two officers wrestled him to the ground and opened fire from close range in an incident that caught on video by eyewitnesses.


Paper-based plasma generators zap bacteria

Scientists have produced paper-based plasma generators that can kill microbes on contact

With some strains of bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, contamination by touching infected surfaces or coming into contact with airborne microbes is fast becoming a real threat to public health. Hand-sanitizer liquids and masks may go some way toward reducing this problem, but clothes, equipment, and other items can all harbor disease and are not readily cleanable with standard chemicals or methods. To help address this situation, scientists at Rutgers University have come up with a way to produce paper-based plasma generators. These could be worn on clothing or fitted to equipment, to zap any bug they come into contact with cheaply and easily.

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Apple Continues Its Comeback Campaign

Apple extended its rebound in the latest quarter with rising profit and a second consecutive increase in revenue, but tepid iPhone demand will likely increase pressure to deliver a big hit with its new 10th-anniversary handset later this year. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Apple CEO Tim Cook Attributes a ‘Pause’ in iPhone Purchases to 2017 iPhone Rumors

During today’s second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple was seeing a “pause” in purchases of the iPhone, which he attributed to “earlier and much more frequent reports about future iPhones.”



The comment came in response to a question about a 451 research survey, which mentioned a nine year low in iPhone purchase intent. Cook said he hadn’t read the survey in depth, but explained Apple was seeing slower iPhone sales.



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I only glanced at it and so I haven’t had time to study it, but in general, what we are seeing… we’re seeing what we believe to be a pause in purchases on iPhone, which we believe are due to the earlier and much more frequent reports about future iPhones. And so that part is clearly going on, and it could be what’s behind the data. I don’t know, but we are seeing that, in full transparency.

Rumors about the iPhone 8, coming in 2017, started before the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus were even released, despite Apple’s ever-increasing focus on secrecy. Major changes are rumored to be in the works for the 2017 iPhone, and those changes have been difficult for Apple to keep quiet.



The device is expected to feature the biggest overhaul to the iPhone in a number of years, with an edge-to-edge OLED display with no Home button, a glass body with stainless steel frame, Touch ID embedded under the screen, new biometric features, a revamped camera, and more.



With the number of rumors circulating about improvements coming to the iPhone, it should come as no surprise that customers are holding off on an iPhone purchase until 2017, when the entirely revamped iPhone debuts.

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The Biggest Loser Contestants Reveal Their Weight Gain Struggles After The Show In First Look At The Big Fat Truth!

They may have lost a ton of weight on The Biggest Loser, but what happens after? Is it really possible to lose that much that quickly?

Creator J.D. Roth wanted to find out, so he’s bringing back six contestants who lost a collective 630 lbs. — but gained it all back — in the premiere of a new show this summer called The Big Fat Truth.

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Roth and his participants will try to find out if it’s possible to beat our biology through “diet and mindset” rather than a short burst of intensity.

He’ll work with all kinds of people, but in the premiere ep, airing June 13 at 8 p.m. EST on Z Living, it’s all about the Losers.

Get your first look at The Big Fat Truth (below)!

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