Archive for month: August, 2016

Box Office Top 20: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Bad Moms’ start strong

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Damon came back strong after his nine-year hiatus from the Bourne series this weekend. "Jason Bourne" earned $59.2 million in its first days in theaters, according to studios Monday. It easily topped the charts and is a promising start for the film, which cost around $120 million to produce. STX Entertainment's raunchy, R-rated comedy "Bad Moms" also had a phenomenal debut, surpassing its modest $20 million production budget in its first weekend in theaters. Read more [...]

3 die at hospitals after attending California rave

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say three people died after attending a weekend rave in Fontana, California. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller said Monday that nine people were transported from the HARD Summer Music Festival, and three were pronounced dead at local hospitals. Two deaths occurred Saturday and one on Sunday. Miller says the cause of each death remains unknown. The sheriff's coroner division plans to release names and ages of the deceased Read more [...]

NY parole authorities to bar sex offenders from ‘Pokemon Go’

01 Aug 2016 0 Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed state authorities to prevent nearly 3,000 registered sex offenders now on parole from playing "Pokemon Go" in an effort to safeguard children who play. The state's Department of Corrections and Community Services is making that a condition of supervised release from state prison for all sex offenders. State officials recommended that county probation offices adopt the same policy. "As technology evolves, we must ensure Read more [...]

Israeli army identifies a new threat: ‘Pokemon Go’

01 Aug 2016 0 Comments
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military is warning its soldiers about a new threat: the widely popular mobile phone game "Pokemon Go." The army said Monday it has banned its forces from playing the game on Israeli military bases due to security concerns. In a directive to soldiers and officers, the army warned the game activates cell phone cameras and location services, and could leak sensitive information like army base locations and photographs of the bases. The military is also Read more [...]

Google sister company, drug maker to develop nerve implants

01 Aug 2016 0 Comments
LONDON (AP) -- One of Google's sister companies will team up with pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline to develop tiny implants that can tap nerves and change their electronic signals as a way of treating chronic illnesses. GSK and Verily Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, have agreed to create a new company known as Galvani Bioelectronics, which will be based in Britain, with a second research hub in South San Francisco, California. They said Monday that Read more [...]

Police in New York hunt bandits who made off with pet bunny

01 Aug 2016 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in New York City are searching for two men who broke into an unlocked apartment and made off with a pet bunny. In addition to the caged rabbit, police say the men took a bracelet and a passport from the Bronx residence. A surveillance photo shows the men walking down the sidewalk. One is carrying the cage. Anyone with information is asked to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers . Read more [...]

Vandal spray paints ‘I’m drunk’ on side of police station

01 Aug 2016 0 Comments
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Police in one New Hampshire city are trying to find out who spray painted "I'm drunk" on the side of their station over the weekend. Portsmouth police Sgt. Chris Kiberd says officers noticed Sunday morning that someone had spray painted the message at some point during overnight hours. The police department posted on its Facebook page that officers immediately began working to remove "this artist's thoughtful and insightful creation." Kiberd says surveillance Read more [...]

‘Wake up!’ Red Sox star Ortiz records calls for Boston kids

01 Aug 2016 0 Comments
BOSTON (AP) -- Nothing like a pre-dawn phone call from Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to get you out of bed in the morning. At least that's the idea behind a Boston Public Schools initiative that starts next month, when middle- and high-school students will be able to sign up for wake-up calls from Big Papi. "Wake up! It's David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox. Get out of bed and get ready for school. Your future is yours," he says on the calls. The 40-year-old All-Star designated hitter Read more [...]
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