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Bad Reviews Slow Men in Black Reboot

June 16, 2019 |

Men in Black: International is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn’t exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $ 28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over the…
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Babe Ruth Jersey Sets a Record

June 16, 2019 |

Babe Ruth led the league in home runs in 1930, with 49, per Baseball Reference . That statistic won’t change. But the Hall of Famer improved another kind of stat Saturday, when a 1928-30 New York Yankees jersey he wore sold for $ 5.64 million, CNN reports. Hunt Auctions said that…
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Cops Arrest a Trespasser in AOC’s New York Office

June 16, 2019 |

Police arrested a man they said was trespassing in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York office on Saturday. The first-term lawmaker was in Washington at the time, ABC News reports, and the Queens office was otherwise empty. “It doesn’t seem to be a break-in,” a police spokesman said. “It seems to…
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Trump: No, We’re Not Attacking Russia’s Power Grid

June 16, 2019 |

President Trump is rejecting a report that the US has escalated cyberattacks of its own against Russia, placing malware in its power grid, Politico reports. “Not true,” the president tweeted Saturday, calling the New York Times report “a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for…
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2 Entire Countries Just Lost Power

June 16, 2019 |

Two entire South American nations are completely in the dark after a massive power failure that cut electricity to the 48 million people who live within their borders, reports the BBC . “A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power,” electric company Edesur…
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A Death Again Mars Bonnaroo

June 16, 2019 |

A 27-year-old man died Saturday at Bonnaroo, dealing the music festival its second concertgoer death in as many years, reports the Tennessean . The man was found unresponsive at a campsite where he was camping with his father; festival officials say its EMT team was on the scene within minutes and…
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Cop Suicide Crisis Gets Even Worse

June 16, 2019 |

Hard to believe, but a third NYPD officer has committed suicide in less than 10 days. Officer Michael Caddy shot himself in a car near the 121st Precinct stationhouse on Staten Island at about 3:45pm on Friday, leaving behind a wife and child, the New York Daily News reports….
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Woman Boards Flight, Gets Shocking AirDrop Message

June 16, 2019 |

Air travel can already be stressful, but try starting a flight with an unwanted dose of pornographic imagery—which is exactly what happened to Kat Pitman, USA Today reports. The 40-year-old says she had just boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago on Friday when her iPhone buzzed…
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US Sends Russia a Scary Cyber-Message

June 16, 2019 |

If Russia is plunged into darkness one day, Washington may well be behind it—or so US officials are telling the New York Times . In a strategic shift, the US military’s Cyber Command is planting malware in Russia’s electrical grid to offset the threat that Russia can do the same…
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Plane Blows Tires, Skids Down Runway

June 15, 2019 |

Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt, the AP reports. United Airlines says Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1pm Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. United spokesman Robert Einhorn…
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