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The Danish inventor accused of the horrific murder of a Swedish journalist on his submarine allegedly texted his girlfriend a description of the crime

  • Peter Madsen, who is on trial for Wall's murder, detailed a violent fantasy of cutting up a woman on board his home-made submarine, the UC3-Nautilus, according to a report by WIRED.
  • According to Danish prosecutors, Madsen killed Wall on board the submarine then cut her body into pieces and threw them into the sea.
  • The article by WIRED author May Jeong was published last week, and goes into an unprecedented amount of detail about the circumstances surrounding Wall's death, including interviews with those close to Madsen.
  • One was described by Jeong as "a friend and recent sexual partner of Madsen's," and described texts she had been sent which echo the situation in which Wall found herself.
  • It said Madsen's actions were pre-planned, and tortured Wall with a variety of tools including a saw, knife, screwdrivers, and body restraints before killing her.

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An Uber Eats Driver Accused of Fatally Shooting a Customer Has Turned Himself In

  • (uber) driver turned himself in after allegedly shooting and killing a customer over the weekend.
  • Robert Bivines, 36, made an Uber Eats delivery late Saturday before witnesses said he exchanged words with and then shot the 30-year-old male customer, Ryan Thornton, multiple times.
  • He predicted Uber Eats will be the largest food-delivery company in the world this year.
  • Bivines passed an Uber Eats background check and had been a driver for the food delivery service for about a week, according to the company.
  • Two years ago, the company agreed to settle claims by California prosecutors that its background checks weren’t as thorough as advertised and failed to weed out ex-convicts.
  • The 2016 settlement was reached months after police arrested and charged Uber driver Jason Brian Dalton with fatally shooting six people between picking up passengers in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund, described cryptocurrencies as ‘one of the most brilliant scams in history’ in a brutal takedown

  • Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Singer, has an acronym to describe the folly surrounding cryptocurrencies - WTHIT, or what the hell is this?
  • This is not the first time Elliott has criticized cryptocurrencies; the firm raised concerns in a 2013 client letter.
  • But the value of cryptocurrencies has surged since then, with some volatility surfacing earlier this year.
  • A forking event is basically when new rules are created to the software backing bitcoin, which creates a new currency, according to CoinCentral.com.
  • Elliott managed $34.1 billion as of January 1, according to the letter.
  • The Elliott Associates LP fund returned 8.7% last year.

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Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

  • Washington (CNN) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
  • Mueller's investigators have been asking questions, including during interviews in January and February, about Kushner's conversations during the transition to shore up financing for 666 Fifth Avenue, a Kushner Companies-backed New York City office building reeling from financial troubles, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation.
  • One line of questioning from Mueller's team involves discussions Kushner had with Chinese investors during the transition, according to the sources familiar with the inquiry.
  • Kushner spoke to investigators in November for less than two hours, and the dominant topic was Michael Flynn, according to two people familiar with the meeting who spoke to CNN at the time.

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Beware of Pranksters Crashing Apple iPhones Using Twitter

  • Pranksters on the social media service have been sharing a character from the Indian Telugu language that causes iPhones to crash, according to Mashable.
  • If the character lands in a user’s Twitter feed, it will cause the social app to crash.
  • The app will continue to crash after users try to boot it back up, ultimately stopping victims from accessing the service on their iPhones.
  • When the character is sent via any messaging or social networking app, the affected user’s app will crash.
  • While it’s an obscure bug that only affects Apple’s iOS 11, it’s one that pranksters and those trying to cause harm are exploiting across the Internet.
  • According to Mashable, which tested the bug on Twitter, the only way for affected users to regain access to the app is to log in via Safari and block the person that shared the character.

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So Much for the Cryptocurrency Crash? Bitcoin Is Up Over 50% in the Last 2 Weeks

  • Bitcoin climbed for a fourth day, accelerating a rally that began when it bounced off a technical support level.
  • The biggest cryptocurrency rose 8.9% to $10,985 as of 12:08 p.m. in London.
  • That brought its increase to 54% since Feb. 6, according to prices compiled by Bloomberg.
  • Bitcoin outperformed its closest rivals — Ripple, Ethereum and Litecoin — which gained about 2%.
  • Until regulators gain a better grip on them, digital currencies will struggle for wider acceptance in mainstream finance, according to S&P Global Ratings.
  • Bitcoin last closed above $11,000 on Jan. 29.

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Bitcoin Breaks Above $11,000 Threshold in Fourth Day of Gains

  • Bitcoin climbed for a fourth day, accelerating a rally that began when it bounced off a technical support level.
  • The biggest cryptocurrency rose 10.4 percent to $11,134 as of 3:19 p.m. in London.
  • That brought its increase to 57 percent since Feb. 6, according to prices compiled by Bloomberg.
  • Bitcoin outperformed its closest rivals -- Ripple, Ethereum and Litecoin -- which gained less than 4 percent.
  • After a crash in January wiped about half a trillion dollars from the market caps of some 1,500 cryptocurrencies tracked by CoinMarketCap, many found a floor in mid-February.
  • That coincided with statements by many analysts and market watchdogs that seemed to offer tacit acceptance that the assets won’t be regulated out of existence.
  • Still, until regulators gain a better grip on them, digital currencies will struggle for wider acceptance in mainstream finance, according to S&P Global Ratings.

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Florida school shooter obtained 10 rifles in last year or so, source says

  • As investigators track the gun purchases of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, dozens of students and staff from the site of the massacre will board buses late Tuesday, bound for the state capital.
  • Students who survived the shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he seemed to blame the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter on the agency's attention and resources on the Russia investigation.
  • The FBI failed to act on a January 5 tip about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting," the agency said.
  • CNN obtained a 2016 report from the Florida Department of Children and Families that said Cruz engaged in self-destructive behavior after a breakup with a girlfriend.

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Guitar company Gibson reportedly facing bankruptcy

  • Gibson's Chief Financial Officer Bill Lawrence recently left the firm just six months before $375 million of senior secured notes were due to mature, according to a report by the Nashville Post earlier this month.
  • Gibson, which has annual revenues of more than $1 billion, has another $145 million in bank loans that will be due immediately if those senior secured notes are not refinanced by mid-July, the report said.
  • The U.S.-based company has hired investment bank Jeffries to help with its current financial situation.
  • On Thursday, Gibson issued a statement that said an ongoing streamlining strategy would soon help it record the "best financial results the company has seen in its history within the next year." It also said the firm would have the ability to pay back the company's debt in whole within seven years.

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A four-nation alliance may be rising to counter China's Belt and Road

  • Four countries — the U.S., Japan, India and Australia — could join forces to set up an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing's growing influence, the Australian Financial Review reported Sunday.
  • The source, however, added that the plan was still "nascent" and "won't be ripe enough" to be announced when the two leaders meet in the U.S. China's multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a vast logistics and transport network, using roads, ports, railway tracks, pipelines, airports, transnational electric grids and even fiber optic lines.
  • The U.S. was also pushing to revive talks with Japan, India and Australia to deepen security cooperation and coordinate alternatives to China's Belt and Road project, Reuters reported, adding that the quartet held talks in Manila last November on the sidelines of the ASEAN and the East Asia summits.

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