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Fox News host praises AR-15s as ‘so safe’ hours after one was used to murder 17 people

Fox News host praises AR-15s as ‘so safe’ hours after one was used to murder 17 people

Politics
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, just hours after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to murder 17 people at a Florida high school, praised the weapon as “so safe.” Ingraham and her guest, Aaron Cohen, criticized Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) for suggesting the powerful weapon is too widely available. Cohen said that Murphy was “not qualified to assess threat” or “manage risk.” A few minutes later, Cohen explained that the AR-15 looks like an M4, a fully automatic rifle used by the military. “It looks like a menacing M4… not even close,” Cohen said, with Ingraham expressing approval. Cohen added that the AR-15 “shoots very straight” and is “actually safer because you have a less likelihood of sporad
Alabama Woman Badly Injured in Near-Fatal Crash Survives After Wandering in Woods for 35 Hours

Alabama Woman Badly Injured in Near-Fatal Crash Survives After Wandering in Woods for 35 Hours

Entertainment
Lisa Holman was just one mile from her Alabama home on Friday when she lost control of her car, and the vehicle swerved down a rain-soaked embankment and hit a tree. Holman, 45, would spend the next 35 hours fighting to stay alive in Shelby County woods. Holman crashed around 10 p.m. on County Road 36 in Pelham, police officials said in a news conference. She suffered six cracked ribs, a broken clavicle, a fractured vertebrae and a lacerated spleen, according to AL.com. “She was confused. She was down in a hole. It was very dark,” Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer said at the news conference, noting that Holman told him she believes she passed out that night. “When she woke up, she realized she needed to get out of the car. Something told her to get out.” She managed to climb out of the bac
In just 24 hours, 5,000 Android devices are conscripted into mining botnet

In just 24 hours, 5,000 Android devices are conscripted into mining botnet

Technology
Enlarge (credit: Google) A fast-moving botnet that appeared over the weekend has already infected thousands of Android devices with potentially destructive malware that mines digital coins on behalf of the unknown attackers, researchers said. The previously unseen malware driving the botnet has worm-like capabilities that allow it to spread with little or no user interaction required, researchers with Chinese security firm Netlab wrote in a blog post published Sunday. Once infected, Android phones and TV boxes scan networks for other devices that have Internet port 5555 open. Port 5555 is normally closed, but a developer tool known as the Android Debug Bridge opens the port to perform a series of diagnostic tests. Netlab's laboratory was scanned by infected devices from 2,750 unique IPs...