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Iran oil tanker ‘may be leaking bunker fuel’ after worst spill disaster in DECADES

The SOA said several previously unreported slicks were spotted by planes, vessels and satellites near the disaster site. The SOA said one, seen 2.5 kilometers (km) east of the wreck site around 0600 local time on Thursday, may indicate leakage of extremely toxic bunker fuel, the heavy oil used in ship engines. It remain unclear how much bunker fuel was left aboard the tanker, the Sanchi (IMO:93356608), when it sank. Experts estimated it may have been carrying about 1,000 tonnes at the time it collided with the CF Crystal (IMO:9497050)…

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Why Amazon’s guessing game is PR genius

It’s city versus city in the ultimate public battle to woo Amazon, and the very public courtship process may be one of Amazon’s most genius moves yet, according to experts. “They are playing a game that no one else was playing before,” said Andy Levine, president and chief creative officer at Development Counsellors International, a marketing firm. “That’s the one thing about Amazon. They’re not afraid to change the rules.” On Thursday, four months after Amazon set off the feeding frenzy of proposals, the online retailer announced it had whittled…

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Technology 

Newly spotted asteroid slips by Earth and nearby satellites – CNET

Space rock block party! ESA Lots of overheated headlines in tabloids and other publications this week have been screaming about a large, “potentially hazardous” asteroid set to pass close by Earth.  Meanwhile, a newly discovered car-size asteroid passed over 100 times closer to us on Thursday — coming near the altitude where many man-made satellites orbit — and hardly anyone noticed.  Asteroid 2018 BD flew by our planet at a distance of about 22,000 miles (35,406 km) at 7:43 a.m. PT, just seven hours after being discovered via the Catalina Sky…

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Science 

Allowed 1 Shower a Year and Fed Just Once a Day: New Allegations of Abuse in House of Horrors Case

The couple faces more than three dozen charges More The 13 siblings who were allegedly kept in captivity for years in their Perris, California, house often had no access to a bathroom, were not allowed to shower more than one time per year and received just one meal per day, prosecutors alleged on Thursday. Prosecutors filed 38 charges against the siblings’ parents, David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, the Associated Press reports. “This is severe, emotional and physical abuse, there is no way around that,” Riverside County District Attorney…

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Technology 

Here’s what the final 20 cities offered Amazon for HQ2 – CNET

Amazon’s headquarters are in Seattle. It’s searching for a place to put a second headquarters.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon has whittled down 238 applicants to 20 finalists across North America for its second headquarters. During the bidding process, which began in early September last year, cities across the continent made a mad dash to entice Amazon to come to town, some with bizarre acts of grandeur. Tucson, Arizona, sent a giant cactus to Amazon, while the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, said he bought 1,000 items on Amazon.com and left…

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The real reason Trump went to Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — The official White House line is that President Donald Trump visited a factory in western Pennsylvania on Thursday to highlight how his signature tax cut is boosting the economy. And the president himself said he went to “give my total support” to the Republican candidate for a March 13 special election. But make no mistake, Trump was there to get an early jump on 2020. And he tested out themes that will no doubt become more familiar as the next presidential election draws nearer. He told workers at…

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How To 

How often should you clean your fridge? Here’s the answer – CNET

A clean fridge is a safe fridge. Chris Monroe/CNET Cleaning the fridge is a dreaded task, but it needs to be spotless since it’s storing your food, right? Of course. So how often does it need to be cleaned to meet these standards? Well, it depends how deep a clean we’re talking about. Do the swipe and protect daily A good rule of thumb is to be diligent every day to prevent cross contamination and just ickiness in general. Wipe up any spills that occur right away with a cloth…

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Gaming 

Visuo 720p WiFi FPV Foldable RC Drone for $32 + free shipping – CNET

LightInTheBox offers the Visuo XS809W 720p WiFi FPV Remote-Controlled Quadcopter Drone in Black for $31.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we could find by $11, although we saw it for $2 less last month. It features a foldable design, 2-megapixel camera with real-time FPV via WiFi, 3D flip and rolls, 6-axis gyroscope, rechargeable Li-Po battery with up to 10 minutes of flight-time per charge, and 2.4GHz remote. Three AA batteries are required for the remote, not included.

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Entertainment 

Nintendo Switch v PS4 sales news – Hybrid hit scores big in latest console wars update

Nintendo Switch has been on sale for less than a year but has already become hugely popular, selling fast and giving the PS4 some stiff competition. The PS4 is the most successful console this generation, selling 73.6million units since its launch back in November 2013. The PS4 is fast closing in on the lifetime sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360, which stands at 83.8million and 84million respectively. It is already the sixth best-selling home console of all time, and analysts have predicted it could sell over 100million units in…

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Suspected serial killer linked to nine Arizona deaths in three-week span

For the second time in less than a year, Phoenix police have uncovered a serial killer they believe is responsible for multiple shooting deaths across the metro area ─ cases that have turned on the testing of evidence taken from guns and ammunition. Cleophus Cooksey, 35, allegedly shot nine people over three weeks late last year, a string that concluded with the Dec. 17 killing of his mother and stepfather in their home, authorities said Thursday. A bloodied Cooksey was arrested at the scene, and in the weeks that followed,…

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