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Daniel Ricciardo crashes new Red Bull in first test

Daniel Ricciardo crashed Red Bull’s new 2018 Formula 1 car during its first test, it has emerged. The Australian damaged the RB14 during a private filming session, limited by regulations to 100km (62 miles), at a wet Silverstone on Monday. A Red Bull spokesman said the incident was “minor” and there would be “no issues” as regards being ready for the start of pre-season testing next week. The team did not mention the incident in footage released on the day. Ricciardo also did not talk about the crash in a…

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'High Holiday' on 4-20 associated with increase in fatal car crashes

Though the counterculture “High Holiday” on April 20 at 4:20 pm is a play on the “420” police code for marijuana, new analysis found it might have some very serious effects. A research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a 12 percent relative increase in fatal crashes on April 20. “Twelve percent may not sound like much, but if you consider that a small proportion of Americans celebrate 4/20,” the study’s author Dr. John Staples said, “it suggests that participation in 4/20 is fairly risky.”…

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Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so. The researchers analyzed U.S. government data on fatal traffic accidents from 1992 — shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holiday in High Times magazine —…

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Syria war: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict. Israel was carrying out strikes after the launch of an Iranian drone into Israel. The drone was intercepted. Syria opened fire after an Israeli act of “aggression”, state media said. Israeli strikes in Syria are not unusual, the…

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