Los Angeles school shooting by girl, 12, ‘was unintentional’

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption A 12-year-old girl was arrested after the shooting on Thursday A shooting by a 12-year-old girl at a Californian school in thought to be unintentional, Los Angeles police say. The girl has been charged with “negligent discharge of a firearm” after the incident left five injured. A 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the head, ...

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New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

(Reuters) – Insys Therapeutics Inc’s legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at least $75 million from the company, which he said deceptively promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleged that the Chandler, Arizona-based drugmaker recklessly marketed its product Subsys for wider uses than ...

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Higher costs hit Google-owner Alphabet

Image copyright Getty Images Google’s parent company Alphabet saw lower than expected profits in the last three months of 2017 after higher costs offset a big jump in advertising sales. The tech giant made quarterly profits of $6.8bn (£4.8bn), missing the $7bn analysts had predicted. Revenue jumped by 24% to $32.3bn helped by adverts sold on its search engine, websites ...

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Facebook tweaks prompt fall in user time

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said 2017 was a “strong” year but also a “hard” one Facebook’s overhaul of its News Feed has reduced the amount of time people spend on the site and contributed to a quarterly decline in users in the US and Canada, the social network said. The firm has been ...

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