Can mobile phones give you a brain tumor? An Italian court just ruled yes.

Does the radiation from mobile phones increase your chances of getting cancer?” is a question that has abounded since the earliest days of the technology, long before Apple and Google arrived on the scene. But an Italian court has just thrown its weight behind a man who argued that his benign brain tumor was caused by prolonged use of his mobile phone.

Source: Can mobile phones give you a brain tumor? An Italian court just ruled yes.

WikiLeaks publishes more of the CIA’s secret tools after the US threatens criminal charges against the organization – Business Insider

Things are about to get messy.

WikiLeaks released another trove of information on the Central Intelligence Agency’s secrets Friday afternoon, after the Justice Department said it was considering criminal chargesagainst the organization and its founder, Julian Assange.

Source: WikiLeaks publishes more of the CIA’s secret tools after the US threatens criminal charges against the organization – Business Insider

Berkeley cancels conservative firebrand Ann Coulter’s speech over fears of more violent protests

After riots and violent protests in and around their campus during the past three months, officials at the University of California at Berkeley said Wednesday that the school is canceling a planned speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter because of safety concerns.

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Miami lawmaker apologizes on Senate floor for using racial slur | Miami Herald

Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles was stripped of his committee chairmanship. The legislative black caucus is expected to ask for his resignation.

“I extend a heartfelt apology to my colleagues and to all those I have offended,” Artiles began.

He offered a direct apology to Sen. Audrey Gibson, a Jacksonville Democrat he had called a “bitch.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article145445989.html#storylink=cpy

Source: Miami lawmaker apologizes on Senate floor for using racial slur | Miami Herald

Tillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still sponsoring terrorism – CNNPolitics.com

Secretary of State said the Trump administration was reviewing the lifting of sanctions against Iran, arguing that the country remains a sponsor of terrorism.

Story highlights

  • Secretary of State Tillerson: sanction policy under review
  • “Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror,” Tillerson says

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Should you take statins? Two guidelines offer different answers – KVIA

When it comes to using statins to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, one leading US guideline recommends the drugs to 9 million more people than the other, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

“There’s generally confusion on who should be getting statins,” said Michael Pencina, one of the study’s authors and a professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. “I don’t think we have the perfect guideline yet.”

Source: Should you take statins? Two guidelines offer different answers – KVIA

Trump appointee Gorsuch energetic in first U.S. high court arguments | Reuters

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump’s appointee Neil Gorsuch on Monday showed himself to be a frequent and energetic questioner during U.S. Supreme Court arguments in his first day hearing cases as a justice, at one point even apologizing for talking too much.

Gorsuch, whose confirmation to the lifetime job restored the court’s conservative majority, exhibited composure and confidence, sitting on the far right of the bench in the ornate courtroom, alongside Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The first of the three one-hour arguments before the justices on Monday involved an employment dispute. Gorsuch grilled lawyer Christopher Landau, who represented a man claiming he was discriminated against by the U.S. Census Bureau, over the fine points of a law governing civil service employees.

Source: Trump appointee Gorsuch energetic in first U.S. high court arguments | Reuters

Here’s what United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident

United Airlines will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers who are already seated on a plane.

Under a new policy, which is meant to avoid future public relations disasters like the one the world witnessed earlier this week, airline crews are required to check in at least an hour before a flight leaves, the airline company said. The purpose is to avoid having to find a seat for a crew member after all passengers have already boarded.

Source: Here’s what United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident