Analysis-Cisco’s $28 billion Splunk deal may ignite software deal frenzy

By Milana Vinn NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cisco Systems’ $28 billion deal for Splunk is likely to prompt other technology giants to splash out on similar acquisitions of software vendors with predictable subscription revenue, investment bankers and analysts say. Splunk, a cybersecurity and data analytics firm, was in the process of shifting its business model … Read more

2 explosions ripped through dwellings in Sweden. At least one is reportedly connected to a gang feud

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two powerful explosions ripped through dwellings in central Sweden, injuring at least three people and damaging buildings, with bricks and window sections left spread outside. Late Monday, an explosion occurred in Hasselby, a suburb of the capital, Stockholm. In the early hours of Tuesday, a blast in Linkoping, some 175 kilometers (110 … Read more

India and US army chiefs call for free and stable Indo-Pacific as Chinese influence grows

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s army chief on Tuesday said the country was committed to maintaining a free and stable Indo-Pacific, where the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations is respected, as global concern grows over Chinese influence in the region. General Manoj Pande made the comments at the Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference, hosted … Read more

British croc expert admits sexually abusing dogs

A renowned British crocodile expert has admitted to 60 charges relating to bestiality and child abuse material. An Australian court heard Adam Britton filmed himself torturing dozens of dogs until almost all died. He would then post videos of the incidents online, where he also accessed child abuse material. A leading zoologist who has worked … Read more

New cars are supposed to be getting safer. So why are fatalities on the rise?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alyssa Milligan was someone who intuitively knew when another person needed help, encouragement or a kind word. Although she was new to Tennessee, the 23-year old physical therapy student, whose mother called her “Sweet Alyssa,” had already made many close connections, especially within the tight-knit cycling community around Nashville — before … Read more

What to know about Elijah McClain’s death and the criminal trial of two officers

DENVER (AP) — The trial of two Denver-area police officers charged in Elijah McClain’s death resumes Tuesday as prosecutors press their case that excessive force transformed the late-night stop of the Black man in the summer of 2019 into a fatal encounter. Criminal charges were brought in 2021 after a national racial reckoning in the … Read more