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  • Killer deemed too old to be dangerous convicted of murder again

    When Judge Robert Crowley sentenced Albert Flick to prison for assault in 2010, he said Flick would be too old to pose a threat by the time he was released, despite a history of violence against women. Four years after his release, Flick was charged in another woman’s death. Flick, 77, was convicted Wednesday of the murder of Kimberly Dobbie, 48, in July 2018. Police said he fatally stabbed her outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine, while her 11-year-old twin […]

  • New Yorkers keep a wary eye on the grid as heat wave peaks

    A major heat wave has officials eying the city’s electric grid warily, urging people to stay cool with air conditioners — but with restraint. To be clear, utility officials have said last weekend’s outage, while still under investigation, wasn’t caused by excessive demand. Still, the outage is a reminder that electricity isn’t always a sure thing, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked residents and businesses not to go overboard on air conditioning, so that the electrical grid isn’t too […]

  • Tapper Tay-K convicted of murder for his role in a robbery that left 1 man dead

    Texas rapper Tay-K, who recorded the 2017 viral hit “The Race” while on the run, was found guilty of murder on Friday. The 19-year-old, whose legal name is Taymor McIntyre, was also convicted of three counts of aggravated robbery, said Sam Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Jordan told CNN Tay-K took part in a robbery that left a 21-year-old man dead in 2016. Tay-K is one of seven defendants accused in connection with the […]

  • Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica, ministry says, urging caution

    Nineteen people have died from consuming alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol in Costa Rica, where the Ministry of Health issued a national alert. Fourteen men and five women ranging from 32 to 72 years old have died in several cities across the country since the beginning of June, the ministry said. The government has confiscated about 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to be tainted, affecting several brands. The Ministry of Health advised against consuming alcohol from a number […]

  • Ocasio-Cortez gets Republican challenger for congressional seat representing parts of Bronx, Queens

    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will face a 2020 Republican challenge from a Jamaican-American businesswoman who says that she will better represent and more effectively attract jobs to the district. While Scherie Murray could potentially channel greater Republican opposition to Ocasio-Cortez — who, in her calls to combat climate change and raise the minimum wage, has become a national face of democratic socialism — her bid is a longshot in a Democratic stronghold. Murray released a campaign announcement video Wednesday portraying […]

  • Teen inmates at Florida juvenile facility staged a fight, overpowered staff and escaped: officials

    Four teenagers escaped a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night after staging a fight in their room and overpowering the staff members who responded, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. The inmates then fought off staff in a control room and pushed a button to release the front door, a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page says. The boys stole a staff member’s car keys, cell phone and purse and took off with the […]

  • Missing toddler drove himself down to the county fair on his toy tractor

    How far can a little one really go? Well, one determined Minnesota 2-year-old got himself all the way down to the county fair, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a call Friday night about a missing toddler, according to a Facebook post from the office. But the determined tyke wasn’t in danger — he just decided he wasn’t done at the fair. The young boy hopped on his battery-powered John Deere toy tractor and drove […]

  • Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4 at Comic-Con

    Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali was on hand for the announcement and given a hero’s welcome as he revealed the news by wearing a “Blade” hat. Blade is a character […]

  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ passes ‘Avatar’ to become the highest-grossing film ever

    “Avengers: Endgame,” the Disney and Marvel blockbuster, will move past “Avatar” on the list of all-time highest grossing films on Sunday in its 13th weekend of release, Disney reported Saturday night. “Avatar,” James Cameron’s science fiction film set on the planet of Pandora, held the record for 10 years. The latest “Avengers” film, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, has made more than $2.789 billion worldwide. “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and […]

  • 3 original NASA moon landing videos sell for $1.82 million at auction

    While the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing Saturday, Sotheby’s auctioned off three original NASA videotapes of the event for a whopping $1.82 million. That’s more than 8,000 times what then-NASA intern Gary George paid for them in a government surplus auction in 1976, the auction house said in a news release. The videos have not been restored, enhanced or remastered, and are the “earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images of man’s first […]

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