The Daily Populous

Thursday April 11st, 2019 evening edition

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But is it safer to be a cop today than it was 50 years ago?

Yes, according to a study that analyzed police officer deaths (felonious and non-felonious) in the United States from 1970 to 2016.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso, found that despite increases in violent crimes, the hazards of policing has dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in police officer line-of-duty deaths.

“This result directly contradicts the hypothesized war on cops, in which an increase in felonious killings after August 2014 is predicted.

In the context of nearly 50-year monthly trends, our results show a statistically significant decline in felonious killings of police after Michael Brown’s death.”.

Most officer characteristics also remained consistent, such as sex, rank, marital and family status, duty status, and type of agency.

For felonious deaths, gunfire was the most common cause (about three quarters overall), but deaths resulting from gunfire declined over time. »

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

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Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Assange set up Wikileaks in 2006 with the aim of obtaining and publishing confidential documents and images. »

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

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"The nicotine concentrations are sufficiently high to be cytotoxic, or toxic to living cells, when tested in vitro with cultured respiratory system cells," said Talbot, the director of the UCR Stem Cell Center.

"JUUL is the only electronic cigarette product we found with nicotine concentrations high enough to be toxic in standard cytotoxicity tests.

"Some JUUL flavor pods have sufficiently high concentrations of flavor chemicals that may make them attractive to youth," Pankow said. »

Geoffrey Rush: Australian actor wins defamation case against Nationwide News

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Geoffrey Rush sued a Sydney newspaper for defamation last year.

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has won a defamation case against the publisher of a Sydney newspaper which accused him of inappropriate behaviour towards a former co-star.

Judge Michael Wigney said he was "not satisfied" that the incidents detailed in The Daily Telegraph, published by Nationwide News, had occurred. »