News Headlines - 26 April 2018

Mike Pompeo meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un

The photo release came hours after the Senate confirmed Pompeo as the next secretary of State.
Over Easter weekend, Pompeo carried out a secret diplomatic meeting in North Korea to help prepare for Trump's summit with Kim.

Golden State Killer: Ex-cop arrested in serial killing case more than 40 years later | FOX59

Joseph James DeAngelo has been identified as the so-called Golden State Killer believed to have committed 12 killings and at least 50 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986, authorities said. The 72-year-old suspect is being held without bail in Sacramento on two murder counts... DeAngelo was arrested after police matched discarded DNA evidence from his Sacramento area home with genetic evidence from the crimes, Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten said.

Bill Cosby, once beloved 'America's Dad,' convicted of sexual assault | Reuters

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend in 2004, marking the first such conviction of a celebrity since the #MeToo movement that has brought down rich and powerful men for their treatment of women.
Cosby, 80, best known as the lovable father from the 1980s TV hit “The Cosby Show,” faces up to 10 years in prison for each of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, 45, following a three-week trial at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Video game loot boxes declared illegal under Belgium gambling laws - BBC News

Video game loot boxes are "in violation of gambling legislation", according to the Belgium Gaming Commission.
Loot boxes give random rewards and can be acquired either through gameplay or by spending real cash.
Those that can be bought for real money must now be removed from video games in Belgium.

Nintendo expects 27 pct annual profit jump on strong Switch sales | Reuters

Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects operating profit to rise 26.7 percent in the year through March to a nine-year high, as its Switch games console maintains sales momentum in its second year.
Nintendo estimated profit to reach 225 billion yen ($2.06 billion) from 177.56 billion yen a year prior. If achieved, it would be Nintendo’s highest operating profit since the year ended March 2010.








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