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China’s rover digs beneath the surface on far side of the moon
China’s ambitious mission to the far side of the moon has already returned stunning results. The lander and its pint-sized rover have beamed back some gorgeous images of the lesser-seen side of Earth’s tiny neighbor and conducted a whole bunch of science since landing in early 2019. Now, in the latest update from researchers working...
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Houston main break causes chaos, strands people in rising water
An 8-foot wide water pipe ruptured early Thursday in Houston, causing massive flooding throughout the nation’s fourth-largest city and stranding three people who had to be rescued from rising water, authorities said. “This was a major, major break,” Mayor Sylvester Turner told reporters during a news conference after the flooding, which occurred just before noon....
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‘Shahs’ star Golnesa Gharachedaghi to reveal baby name at shower
Golnesa Gharachedaghi is getting ready for her baby's arrival with a huge party.
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Patriots chide top NFL prospect Jared Pinkney for ‘loser’s mentality’
Jared Pinkney played college football at a losing program and the Patriots let him know his mindset followed suit. The Vanderbilt tight end interviewed with the Patriots at the NFL Combine this week, when they called him out for having a “loser’s mentality.” “It’s interesting, because (with) a team that’s been winning for as long...
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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino on how ‘Jersey Shore’ cast reacted to his prison body
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino worked on himself while he was in prison, and his "Jersey Shore" castmates couldn't be happier for him.
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NCAA teams bettors can trust at end of college basketball season
LAS VEGAS — Do the top college basketball teams in the country tend to play their best down the stretch? The best teams in the NFL typically play well in December. Shouldn’t it be the same for college hoops — especially with so many league titles yet to be determined and the seeding for postseason...
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Tokyo Disneyland closing for two weeks due to Coronavirus fears
Tokyo’s two Disney resorts, Disneyland and DisneySea, will be closed for an estimated two weeks because of Japan’s efforts to suppress the spread of the coronavirus in that country. “Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have decided to proceed with an extraordinary closure from Saturday February 29, 2020, through Sunday March 15”  said a statement from...
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US stocks continue tumbling from coronavirus panic as global losses hit $5T
Coronavirus-fueled panic pushed US stocks further into correction territory Friday as sinking global markets brought the week's worldwide losses to $5 trillion.
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EasyJet passengers arrested after fight leaves cabin ‘covered in blood’
Police were called to Edinburgh Airport after the plane touched down about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and arrested the alleged combatants, aged 28 and 42, according to the Daily Record.
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Female wrestler Heaven Fitch wins high school championship in North Carolina
A high school girl demolished her male competition en route to winning a state wrestling championship in North Carolina, becoming the first female to capture an individual title. Heaven Fitch, a 106-pound junior at Uwharrie Charter Academy in Asheboro, made history while taking home the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A division title on...
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John Tenniel, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ artist, inspires Google Doodle
Google’s new Doodle is “curiouser and curiouser.” In celebration of the 200th birthday of Sir John Tenniel, the English artist behind Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” books, Google’s homepage features an illustration inspired by the iconic drawings that accompanied the classic children’s tale. Tenniel, born in Bayswater, London on February 28, 1820, is considered one...
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Weinstein juror: We focused on specific allegations, not ‘behaviors before or after’
A juror in Harvey Weinstein’s trial said in a new interview that members of the jury focused “100 percent” on specific allegations against the disgraced movie mogul — not “behaviors before or after” each incident — when convicting him on two counts this week. In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, a...
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Chinese regulator yanks popular virus video game ‘Plague Inc.’ from app store
The game shot to the top of the charts in the coronavirus-plagued country and gained widespread popularity elsewhere as people sought a diversion -- albeit a macabre one -- during the real-life epidemic.
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Garth Brooks’ ‘Sanders’ jersey confuses fans: Bernie or Barry?
Garth Brooks ignited a firestorm for wearing a Barry Sanders jersey at his concert in Detroit – as some confused the former Lions running back for Bernie Sanders.
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Giants’ Jeff Samardzija has Derek Jeter jokes for Yankees trade rumors
Jeff Samardzija is not exactly packing his bags for The Bronx. The Giants’ veteran right-hander was alerted to the trade rumors involving the Yankees in the wake of Luis Severino’s season-ending Tommy John surgery. “Oh yeah. Just give me No. 2 and don’t make me cut my hair,” the 35-year-old Samardzija told The Athletic in...
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How coronavirus benefits Netflix and other ‘in-home’ services
“What would people do if stuck inside all day?”
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Apple’s China factories close to resuming full production, Tim Cook says
Apple's factories in China are getting closer to resuming full production even as the coronavirus chokes the tech giant's iPhone supply.
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Prince Harry, Jon Bon Jovi meet at Abbey Road Studios for Invictus Games collaboration
They also recreated The Beatles' iconic "Abbey Road" album cover.
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US spy agencies monitoring coronavirus spread with focus on India
Spy agencies in the U.S. are monitoring the spread of coronavirus across the world — with a focus on India — as officials grapple with concerns over the country’s ability to handle a widespread outbreak. India has confirmed just three cases of COVID-19 in the country, while the its government says 23,531 people are under...
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Israeli scientists claim to be weeks away from coronavirus vaccine
Israeli researchers scrambling to develop a coronavirus vaccine say it could be ready in just three weeks – and available for use within 90 days, according to reports.
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Pope Francis remains sick, cancels Friday audiences
Pope Francis remained ill with an apparent cold on Friday -- and cancelled official audiences for a second day.
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Troublemaking turkeys menace police deputy in hilarious standoff
These turkeys sure didn’t “bawk” at the chance to show this officer who’s boss. As Deputy Bryce Bienz headed back to his vehicle following a traffic stop, he noticed three angry birds in the middle of the road in Ada County, Idaho. His attempt to shoo them toward the grass off the road didn’t go...
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Yankees’ Clarke Schmidt draws scout’s praise after spring outing
TAMPA — Clarke Schmidt has 27 minor league games in his first two professional seasons, because he had Tommy John surgery a month before being taken by the Yankees in the first round of the 2017 draft out of South Carolina. In those 27 games, the right-hander has worked 114 total innings and has placed...
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Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons could be answer for Giants
INDIANAPOLIS — Of all the many skills Isaiah Simmons possesses and brings to the field — and there are many, indeed — it is more than likely Giants fans would sign up to get him with the No. 4 pick in the draft if he could solve one specific and timeworn problem: Prevent tight ends...
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Case made for Jarrett Stidham to replace Tom Brady if he leaves Patriots
If Tom Brady’s magical run with the Patriots is really over as multiple reports suggest is likely, one interested party said Jarrett Stidham, his backup this past season, is more than ready to take over the reigns in New England. “The interesting thing about Jarrett — and how the Patriots might look at it a...
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Arizona State punter Michael Turk steals show at NFL Combine
A punter stole the show during Thursday’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. NFL teams may only care about the strength of Michael Turk’s leg, but it was his bench-pressing prowess that turned heads. The Arizona State punter — who is the nephew of former NFL punter Matt Turk who played 17 years in the league...
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How Mets legend Dwight Gooden stopped sign stealing
PORT ST. LUCIE — It turns out Doc Gooden has his own Astros sign-stealing story. This was back in the early-1990s, and it was old-fashioned sign-stealing. “It’s funny,’’ Gooden told The Post at Clover Park, where he is visiting the Mets. “I had a situation with Steve Finley. When he was hitting, [Craig] Biggio was...
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Red Sox ace Chris Sale will begin season on injured list
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will start the season on the injured list, manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday. Sale, who reported to camp with pneumonia and is behind schedule, will be placed on the 15-day injured list and will remain in Fort Myers for extended spring training when the team...
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Green Day, BTS both scrap upcoming gigs in Asia over coronavirus fears
BTS and Green Day nixed upcoming performances in Asia on Thursday due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. K-pop megastars BTS announced that the four shows scheduled for Seoul in April have been canceled. Coronavirus cases in South Korea have risen dramatically in the past two weeks. “We must take into consideration the health and...
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Lakers roll as Anthony Davis steps up in LeBron James’ absence
SAN FRANCISCO — With LeBron James sidelined, Anthony Davis knew he had to do a little more — everybody had to do a little more to pick up the slack. Davis had 23 points and six rebounds in three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh straight game and NBA-record 18th in a...
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