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Shooter at Marysville Pilchuck High School dies of self inflicted gun wound

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A shooting incident was reported at the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, at about 10:45 a.m., Friday. The shooter has been identified as Jaylen Fryburg, and he was a freshman at the school. Though he himself also succumbed to a self inflicted gun wound later, at least one another student has been killed in the gruesome incident. Four additional students were...

Business

Apple Inc records sale of 39 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, market capital 612 Bn

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) made a record sale of 39 million iPhones and 12 million iPads at the end of third quarter this year. It is without a doubt that the company was able to sell more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus than any generation of iPhone; the market capital has already crossed the mark of $600 Bn. As of the moment Apple Inc. is standing high with a capital of 612.5 Bn. Cupertino giant posted a revenue...

Entertainment

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

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A designer to the stars, Oscar de la Renta, a favourite of socialites and Hollywood stars, died at 82 years of age. He shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than 40 years. On the death bed at home in Connecticut, he was surrounded by family and friends and “more than a few dogs”, his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband Alex Bolen said. “While our hearts are...

Sports

Ebola outbreak makes USA Basketball cancel Senegal trip

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USA Basketball had plans to go to Senegal later this month before the FIBA World Cup, but the current Ebola outbreak has put a stop to those plans. The team was supposed to go to Senegal on August 27 to hold a clinic for kids in conjunction with Senegal’s national basketball team. However, the recent outbreak of the highly-infectious Ebola virus in West Africa has caused USA Basketball to cancel...

Science

New study reveals giant Whale Megalodon went extinct 2.6 million years ago

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A new University of Florida study dismisses claims that Megalodon is still alive by determining a date of extinction for the largest predatory shark to ever live. The ancient megalodon, it is now believed grew up to 50 feet in length and sported teeth as long as 7 inches. And now scientists have their firmest timeframe yet for when the creature went extinct. Scientists at the University of Florida...

Autos

2015 Ford Mustang to feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine

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The year was 1984 with Ronald Reagan at the helm of affairs when the Ford put a turbocharged four-cylinder engine into a Mustang into the market. It was also 5 years since the Shah of Iran was overthrown and the world faced a major oil crisis. Fuel prices shot up and the American public did not relish the idea of a gas guzzling V8 power. See Also: Ello launches beta invite only programme, the new...

Lifestyle

The Top Five Casino Myths

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Trends in the 21st century have catapulted the casino movie genre to success – whether it’s four bachelor boys making a big mess in Las Vegas or folks trying to use sophisticated tools to fool the industry, they all make a great recipe for blockbusting success. With the recent offering of casino movies, inevitably there have been a few myths arising from Hollywood. One of perhaps the most...