Archive for month: April, 2016

‘Maze Runner’ shoot delayed further due to star’s injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Principal photography on "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" has been further delayed to allow star Dylan O'Brien more time to recover from injuries he suffered during the shoot in mid-March. 20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday that it looks forward to restarting production as soon as possible. O'Brien stars in the dystopian sci-fi franchise based on author James Dashner's novels. He was filming the third and final installment in the series in British Columbia Read more [...]

Boom! Queen & Harry answer Obamas’ Invictus Games challenge

LONDON (AP) -- It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event. That's certainly the case for Prince Harry, who released a video Friday promoting the upcoming Invictus Games for wounded veterans. The cast includes his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II as well as Barack and Michelle Obama, who Harry and his brother Prince William had over for dinner last week in London. The video starts with Harry and the queen looking at an Invictus brochure when they Read more [...]

Pop classic ‘Baby Baby’ gets Tori Kelly reboot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A pop classic from the early '90s, Amy Grant's hit "Baby Baby," is getting a reboot 25 years later thanks to Grammy-nominated singer Tori Kelly. A new version of the song featuring original vocals from Grant and new vocals from the "Should've Been Us" singer was released Friday digitally as the 1991 No. 1 song is being remade for a new generation. "At least those of us who enjoyed the first run of it, we hear this version that Tori Kelly does and it just brings Read more [...]

Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale

30 Apr 2016 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job. The payout disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday consists of cash, stock awards and other benefits that Mayer would get should she be forced out as CEO within a year after a sale. Although Yahoo's board is still evaluating takeover offers, most investors are betting that the company Read more [...]

Russia’s nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

30 Apr 2016 0 Comments
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank. Some 50 kilometers (30 miles) upstream from Dambaev's crumbling village lies Mayak, a nuclear complex that has been responsible Read more [...]

Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

30 Apr 2016 0 Comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many - possibly most - of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping . The delay, naturally, has sparked online grousing and even some data-based activism, including the creation of a crowdsourced spreadsheet for tracking who received their prized VR gear and when. Some Read more [...]

60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach

30 Apr 2016 0 Comments
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- It literally was a whale of a job. Crews on Friday finished removing the 60,000-ton carcass of a rotting whale from a Southern California beach. A contractor working for the state parks department spent two days using an excavator to cut up the 40-foot whale, which was hauled off to a San Diego County landfill. The end of the two-day, $30,000 project included skimming the top layer of sand off the Lower Trestles, a surfing beach near San Clemente where Read more [...]

Charge reduced for mall Easter bunny in brawl with kid’s dad

30 Apr 2016 0 Comments
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded. reports ( ) a Hudson County judge Wednesday downgraded the aggravated assault charge against Kassim Charles to the disorderly persons offense of simple assault. The case also was sent to the Jersey City Municipal Court. Charles is from Jersey City. He had been playing the role of the Easter bunny. Authorities Read more [...]

Professor puts CV of his failures online to give perspective

30 Apr 2016 0 Comments
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A Princeton University professor has published a CV of his career failures as a way to give perspective to students who are feeling discouraged. Johannes Haushofer (YO'-hawn HOWS'-haw-fer) writes atop the CV that most of what he tries fails, but those failures are often invisible. The assistant professor of psychology says it gives the wrong impression that most things work out for him, so people "are more likely to attribute their own failures to themselves." Read more [...]

Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

CHICAGO (AP) -- Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before Read more [...]
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