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Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA man has been arrested after an alleged "swatting" prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man.Andrew Finch was shot at his front door on 28 December in Wichita, Kansas.Police surrounded the home after receiving a hoax emergency call from a man claiming to have shot dead his father and taken his family hostage.The call stemmed from a row between two gamers playing Call of Duty online, US media say, although the address raided was apparently unconnected to either.Police have said they believe the report was an act of "swatting" where a person makes a false report to send police to another person or fake address. 'Innocent victim'Audio of the emergency call has been made public. A man can be heard telling authorities that he had shot ...
Josh Brown: Don't get sucked into the hype on Barron's call that Apple will hit $1 trillion

Josh Brown: Don't get sucked into the hype on Barron's call that Apple will hit $1 trillion

Finance
Lots of chatter about how this weekend's Barron's cover features a gleaming new Lifesavers-shaped headquarters on the cover with a feature story about why it's destined to be the first $ 1 trillion company.All the usual smartasses are offering commentary about how this is "the kiss of death" or "marks the top" or whatever. Barron's, like every other investor, sometimes gets it right and sometimes gets it wrong. They've made huge, important calls, like the top of the Dot Com Bubble and they've had some notable whiffs, like the infamous "Facebook is worth $ 15" cover from September 2012.They're no more likely or unlikely to get everything right all the time than anyone else is. It takes a certain child-like sort of mindset to expect otherwise.There are no serious professionals who change the...
Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

World
Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, US and Russian leaders say.President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information, the White House and Kremlin confirmed.The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, Russia says.A White House statement said "terrorists" were captured prior to an attack "that could have killed large numbers of people".Russia's FSB security service said in a statement on Friday that it had detained seven members of a cell of Islamic State supporters and seized a significant amount of explosives, weapons and extremist literature.The cell was planning to carry out a suicide attack at a religious institution and kill citizens on Saturday, the FSB statement sai...
Listen: ‘It was an astonishing decision’ – Former Northern Ireland star slams Romanian referee for penalty call

Listen: ‘It was an astonishing decision’ – Former Northern Ireland star slams Romanian referee for penalty call

Sports
Former Norther Ireland star David Healy has slammed Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan for his ‘astonishing’ penalty decision which leave the nation’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.Northern Ireland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in the first-leg of their play-off at Windor Park on Thursday night, with Ricardo Rodriguez’s controversial penalty putting the Swiss in the driving seat of their tie.MATCH REPORT: Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balanceThe AC Milan star slotted in from the spot after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled inside the area, although replays showed the ball hitting his shoulder, and from point-blank range.It was a harsh decision and one of many questionable calls from the ref, having earlier waved pl
Investors call the end of the government-bond bull market (again)

Investors call the end of the government-bond bull market (again)

Finance
FOR the umpteenth time in the past decade, a great turning-point has been declared in the government-bond market. Bond yields have risen across the world, including in China, where the yield on the ten-year bond has come close to 4% for the first time since 2014. The ten-year Treasury-bond yield, the most important benchmark, has risen from 2.05% in early September to 2.37%, though that is still below its level of early March (see chart).Investors have been expecting bond yields to rise for a while. A survey by JPMorgan Chase found that a record 70% of its clients with speculative accounts had “short” positions in Treasury bonds—ie, betting that prices would fall and that yields would rise. Meanwhile a poll of global fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in October found th