Egypt drugs case: Briton in court over banned pills

A British woman detained in Egypt on drug smuggling charges is due to appear in court in the Hurghada beach resort. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested last month accused of entering the country with 300 Tramadol tablets, a painkiller legal in the UK but not in Egypt. At the hearing – which is expected to be brief – the judge could extend her detention or free her on bail. The shop assistant from Hull said she had “no idea” the painkillers she was carrying were banned in the country. But ...

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New York Times' Jesse Drucker: Following the money is a collaborative effort

Upholding the journalistic imperative “follow the money” in 2017 is more complicated as ever, as transactions are shrouded in secrecy and often rely on an intricate web of offshore activities. “There’s essentially a parallel universe of how a certain segment of the world conducts its business and how it creates and guards its wealth,” the New York Times’ Jesse Drucker told Brian Stelter in this week’s edition of the Reliable Sources podcast. Drucker is part of a group of reporters across 95 newsrooms worldwide who are writing stories based on ...

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No. 1 recruit R.J. Barrett commits to Duke

7:25 PM ET ESPN No. 1 recruit R.J. Barrett announced his commitment to Duke on Friday. “Next year I will be attending Duke University,” Barrett announced on TSN’s Sportscentre in Canada. Barrett chose the Blue Devils over Oregon and Kentucky. The Canada native visited all three schools in September. Barrett’s recruiting process accelerated on July 31, when he announced that he was reclassifying from the 2019 class into ’18. R.J. Barrett, who accelerated his recruitment to join the Class of 2018, verbally committed to the Duke Blue Devils. Montverde Academy Barrett, ...

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Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Radeon-Powered Hades Canyon NUC

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this week, Intel confirmed it would work with AMD to develop a new GPU for use in its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) systems. The news sent waves through the tech community, both because it had been previously rumored (and specifically denied), by Intel and because it’s the first such collaborative product effort between AMD and Intel in… well, basically ever. The two companies may work together in joint efforts to write standards or as ...

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Faraday No Future: Things Looking Dim for EV Startup

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s little clarity in the future of Faraday Future, the three-year-old California startup hoping to build high-end electric vehicles. Reports have top executives exiting, Faraday backing away from plans to build a $ 1 billion Nevada factory, and rumored documents discussing bankruptcy possibilities. Meanwhile, the company has kept at high profile, sponsoring Formula E (EV) racing, taking part in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and engaging large booths at the annual CES shows. Faraday Future ...

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Faraday No Future: Things Looking Dim for EV Startup

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s little clarity in the future of Faraday Future, the three-year-old California startup hoping to build high-end electric vehicles. Reports have top executives exiting, Faraday backing away from plans to build a $ 1 billion Nevada factory, and rumored documents discussing bankruptcy possibilities. Meanwhile, the company has kept at high profile, sponsoring Formula E (EV) racing, taking part in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and engaging large booths at the annual CES shows. Faraday Future ...

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FX severs ties with Louis CK

Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct Louis C.K.’s lucrative deal with FX and FX Productions is no more. The network and production company said they are “ending our association” with the comedian in a statement Friday. Louis C.K. has executive produced five series with the company over the last eight years. In addition to canceling Louis C.K.’s overall deal with his company, Pig Newton, the companies said he will no longer serve as executive producer for any of the four shows they produce with him, including “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One ...

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Lowe: Ten things I like and don't like, including Kyrie-Horford wizardry

7:30 AM ET Time for our weekly run around the league … 1. Andre Drummond, blooming This is the Drummond we’ve been dying to see. He has taken just 12 shots out of post-ups in 11 games, per Synergy Sports. Drummond tried 277 last season, mostly clunky jump hooks that rarely resulted in free throws. Drummond has abandoned the post to focus on what he does best: setting screens, catching lobs from a revived Reggie Jackson, and snaring above-the-rim rebounds before anyone else can hope to reach them. When Drummond ...

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FBI and Apple May Again Clash Over Encypted iPhone After Texas Shooting

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The FBI and Apple could be headed for another showdown after the FBI has reportedly found itself stymied by an encrypted iPhone. The device in question belonged to Devin Kelley, the suspected shooter in last weekend’s Texas church shooting. The agency initially refused to identify the phone make, but it’s now telling media that it’s an Apple device. The FBI has had a lot to say about encryption in recent years, and this could add ...

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Apple Working to Fix iPhone X Cold Bug, But This Problem Isn’t New

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At least some iPhone X phones have a significant cold bug that causes the screen to become unresponsive once the temperature drops. Apple is reportedly working on a software fix for the issue. The problem, as described by various users, is that the display becomes unresponsive in cold weather, only recognizing ~20 percent of touches. Apple has acknowledged the issue and claims it will be fixed in an upcoming software patch. “We are aware of ...

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