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There Is Now One Blockbuster Left in America

July 15, 2018 |

Despite the valiant efforts of John Oliver, there is now one lone town in America where you can Blockbuster and chill, and it is Bend, Ore. Alaska, long the land where Blockbuster survived due in part to expensive Internet connections, will see its final two stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks…
Newser

Conservatives See a Lesson for the Left in Kennedy

June 28, 2018 |

The fallout from Anthony Kennedy’s bombshell decision to retire from the Supreme Court continues to resonate, with President Trump saying he’s “honored” that Kennedy has given him an opportunity to pick a successor. Of course, getting him confirmed is another issue, and the Hill digs into the political logistics in…
Newser

She left toyland for candyland, finding a sweet spot with Sugarfina

June 24, 2018 |

Rosie O’Neill was a successful businesswoman at Mattel Inc. when she saw “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” on a 2010 third date with Josh Resnick. Two years later they had developed the core idea of Sugarfina, a business selling artisan candies from around the world for adults.
L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Shot and left for dead by the Taliban, ‘Afghanistan’s Malala’ just graduated college

June 17, 2018 |

Breshna Musazai leaned on her brother as she climbed out of her wheelchair and up the stairs of the graduation stage at the American University of Afghanistan. With polio in one leg and injuries from a Taliban attack in the other, the climb was difficult. She heard cheers from behind her.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Kate Spade Left Suicide Note for Daughter

June 5, 2018 |

The fashion world was jolted Tuesday with the news that designer Kate Spade, who made her name with chic handbags, died in an apparent suicide at the age of 55. Spade was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment in New York City by housekeeping staff at…
Newser

Man Who Vanished in 1993 Must Pay Family He Left $2M

May 31, 2018 |

Matthew Hoagland turned 35 a few weeks ago, but when his father went up to him to say happy birthday, “I told him this was not the time or the place,” Matthew says. The place was an Indiana court, where Richard Hoagland had to appear for a hearing about back…
Newser

Radar Scan Proves King Tut’s Tomb Has No Secrets Left

May 7, 2018 |

A longstanding mystery that had Egyptologists scratching their heads has finally been unraveled. Per National Geographic , radar scans inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb recently concluded that there are no burial chambers hidden behind the walls. For the last several years, researchers had wondered at the possibility that Queen Nefertiti could have…
Newser

The Sheep-Filled Ship Left Australia, With Horrible Results

April 10, 2018 |

It’s not every day that a livestock-abuse video is set at sea, but such is the situation in Australia. The New York Times reports the country’s 60 Minutes on Sunday broadcast footage shot by a whistleblower in August 2017 on a ship laden with sheep that was sailing from Western…
Newser

TMZ

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Left Final Voicemail Before Death

April 5, 2018 |

Dolores O’Riordan sounded pumped and ready to belt out her old tune with a new band the day she died … this according to her last voicemail ever. TMZ has obtained a voice message Dolores left for her longtime friend and label exec, Dan Waite, on…

TMZ.com

He Entered Game an Accountant, Left It a ‘Hockey Legend’

March 30, 2018 |

It’s the stuff sports dreams are made of. A hockey player who has never played professionally—he usually shows off his talents in a beer league—not only took the ice for an actual NHL game Thursday but emerged the shining star. Scott Foster, a 36-year-old accountant who played hockey…
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