Opinion DNA This article originally appeared on the Conversation. On April 25, California law enforcement announced the possible capture of a long-sought serial killer. Shortly after, it was reported that police had used public DNA databases to determine his identity. This extraordinary event highlights that when you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, in a police booking photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, in California, on April 25. Investigators used genealogy websites to capture the suspected Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer who evaded detection for more than four decades. Reuters Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 51 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. … [Read more...] about After the Golden State Killer’s Capture, How Safe is Your DNA Data From Being Hacked?
A groundbreaking meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In ended in promises of a denuclearized peninsula and peace between the two nations late last week, raising hopes for continued reconciliation in the contentious region during expected talks between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korean leader Kim has been "very open, and very straightforward so far", Trump continued. Now, commentators and others in Seoul think Trump deserves a Nobel Prize for helping start the unexpected peace process unfolding on the divided Korean Peninsula. "The Cabinet in cooperation with the new panel has to proceed with necessary tasks in a calm and orderly manner", he said. The leaders walked over the demarcation line that divides their countries. The news comes after Kim reportedly told South Korean President Moon Jae-in he was "ready for dialogue with Japan at any time". "He gives us all the credit", Trump said Saturday during a rally in MI during … [Read more...] about Trump hints US-North Korea summit’s location to be Peace House
SIOUX CITY -- Siouxland District Health Department and the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission are working with City of Sioux City Parks and Recreation to sponsor the movie Moana at the Long Lines Family Rec Center on May 11.The movie will start at 8 p.m. and the Mayor’s Youth Commission will be handing out free popcorn. … [Read more...] about ‘Moana’ to be screened at Long Lines May 11
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: April 30, 2018 at 10:30 am | UPDATED: April 30, 2018 at 4:27 pm By Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way. Prices in Southern California are up just over 60 cents in a year to $3.662 in Los Angeles, $3.625 in Orange County and $3.587 in Riverside County. San Bernardino prices are up to $3.594 from $2.994 a year ago. The U.S. daily national average for regular gasoline is now $2.81 per gallon. That’s up from about $2.39 per gallon a year ago, according to Oil Price Information Service. And across the U.S., 13 percent of gas stations are charging $3 per gallon or more, AAA said last week. “This will be the most expensive driving season since 2014,” said Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for Oil Price Information Service. The … [Read more...] about Pain at the pump: Summer driving season will be most expensive in years
LOS ANGELES -- Crude oil prices at the highest level in more than three years have pushed gasoline prices higher, signaling even higher prices at the pump this summer. The U.S. daily national average for regular gasoline is now $2.81 per gallon. That's up from about $2.39 per gallon a year ago, according to Oil Price Information Service. And across the U.S., 13 percent of gas stations are charging $3 per gallon or more, AAA said last week. "This will be the most expensive driving season since 2014," said Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for Oil Price Information Service. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that the U.S. retail price for regular gasoline will average $2.74 per gallon this summer, up from an average of $2.41 per gallon a year earlier. Gas prices are expected to rise each spring through Memorial Day and slowly decline as the summer goes along. For all of 2018, the agency expects that the national retail price for all grades of gasoline will … [Read more...] about Summer gas prices to be highest since ’14 due to oil’s rise