Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says."

In one case, he said, an estimated $150m was destroyed at a house in Mosul, Iraq.
2. "Senate negotiators on Tuesday moved closer to an agreement to provide at least $1.1 billion in emergency financing to combat the rapidly spreading Zika virus, which public health officials warn poses an imminent threat in the United States, but House Republicans said they were still not ready to approve additional funds."

3. "The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000."
The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death.
4. Hot Toys Black Widow available for preorder, comes with a tiny Ant-Man.