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A newly revealed alternate Iron Man post-credits scene hints at the X-Men
Disney/Marvel Studios Imagine what could have been — and what now could be Continue reading…
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Woman Swallows 2.4-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring in Her Sleep
A woman with a history of sleepwalking claims a recent bad dream led to real-life nightmare.Read more...
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‘Transparent’ could be headed to Broadway
"Transparent" isn't done making music just yet.
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Two men got dangerously close to Old Faithful
The tourists could have been seriously burned, or worse, if the boiling hot water had erupted.
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Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren
The progressive group, whose electoral influence has grown since it backed Bernie Sanders four years ago, is now supporting Ms. Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Firefighter killed, several injured in Maine building explosion
One firefighter was killed and at least six others injured Monday morning when a propane gas explosion leveled a building in Maine. The explosion at 8:30 a.m. came as firefighters responded to the Farmington building occupied by LEAP, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities, on reports of a propane gas smell. The building, which...
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Why Opera Star Jamie Barton Wore the Bisexual Flag to Britain’s Biggest Classical Concert
The mezzo-soprano talks musical activism, drag queens, and the arias she can “sing the snot out of.”
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Geekbench suggests Google will launch a 5G Pixel 4 XL
The Pixel 4 XL appears set to arrive in a 5G version, if new Geekbench benchmark results can be believed, offering Android users another fast option.
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When It's OK to Leave a Bad Tip
While customs vary around the globe, in the United States, tipping is the norm. We know this. We accept this. And we’ve watched tipping rates creep up over time. Once considered generous, 15% is now considered the bare minimum, while tips of 20% or 25% are becoming standard.Read more...
NASA astronauts preparing for moonwalk in giant water tank
NASA astronaut candidates have to meet a long list of criteria before the space agency decides they’re fit to carry out important duties in space. When astronauts return to the moon in the near future, they’ll be met with challenges that few space travelers have ever endured and NASA wants to make sure they’re ready...
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Deals: Mophie Launches New Convertible Wireless Charging Stand, Save 20% With Exclusive Discount Code
Mophie this week launched a new wireless charging stand for any Qi-enabled smartphone, including the latest iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max devices. The accessory is available on Mophie's website for $69.95. Mophie's new stand can convert from a vertical to a horizontal orientation, allowing you to charge your iPhone in portrait mode, landscape mode, or flat on its back. You can also use the new accessory to charge the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. MacRumors Exclusive Discount Code Our readers should note that we have an ongoing 20 percent discount code with Mophie through the end of September. So, if you're interested in the new wireless charging stand you can get it for $55.96, down from $69.95 -- the lowest price available online. This discount code is available sitewide on Mophie's website, so you can use it to save on portable batteries, battery cases, charging cables, and more. This includes the all-new Juice Pack Access battery cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Mophie. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Tag: MophieThis article, "Deals: Mophie Launches New Convertible Wireless Charging Stand, Save 20% With Exclusive Discount Code" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Officer leads charity run 1 year after being shot
Officer Matt Cooper led the annual "Fuzz Run" fundraising race in Covington, Georgia, one year after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Letter to FBI flagged information on Kavanaugh alleged misconduct before confirmation
Days before Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, a Democratic senator urged the FBI to reach out to a witness who had key information about alleged misconduct by the nominee while at Yale, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
Amid fan backlash, mini-map returns to Modern Warfare beta
Infinity Ward still tinkering with ideas, including an enemy-free mini-map.
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Too soon to say if U.S. emergency oil release needed, Perry tells CNBC
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday it was too soon say whether the United States would have to tap its emergency petroleum reserves following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that shook global oil markets.
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In numbers: Sackler family, Purdue Pharma and the US opioid crisis
The controversial Sackler family has filed for bankruptcy, amid lawsuits from 2,600 plantiffs.
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Breakingviews TV: Out of Africa
Naspers is Africa’s biggest company thanks to a 2001 bet on China’s Tencent. But its elephantine size on the Johannesburg exchange meant a chunky value discount. Listing its Tencent stake in Europe has helped; scrapping golden shares would close the gap further, says Ed Cropley.
What you need to know about climate change
A new CBS News poll finds a majority of Americans think action needs to be taken right now to address climate change. Leading up to the UN's Climate Summit on September 23rd, CBS News is joining over 250 news organizations committing to a week of climate coverage. CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli joined CBSN to discuss the basic facts underlying the issue.
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Christie Brinkley drops out of 'Dancing With the Stars'
Supermodel Christie Brinkley had to drop out of "Dancing With the Stars" after breaking her arm during rehearsal. HLN's Mike Galanos reports her daughter, Sports Illustrated model Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will be stepping in instead. - RSS Channel
Former NASCAR champion dies in plane crash
Nine-time NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik died while piloting a single-seat Aerolite 103 plane out of an airport in New England.
Mother of all loft conversions: how Tate Modern became building of the century
What was once a gloomy brickshed is now one of the most awe-inspiring art galleries in the world. As Tate Modern tops our chart, its architect reveals his trick: avoid glamour and keep it rawThe best architecture of the 21st centuryMore of the best Art | Film | Albums | Classical | TV‘It is totally unimaginable now,” says Jacques Herzog, “but this was a huge chunk of the city that was completely excluded from public life, overgrown and set back behind high walls. It felt like Sleeping Beauty’s castle.”The Swiss architect is referring to Bankside power station, the great brick hulk that he and Pierre de Meuron transformed into Tate Modern in the year 2000, turning it into a cathedral of art that is now officially the most popular attraction in the UK, receiving 5.9 million visitors last year. People don’t just come for the art, but to experience the most powerful architectural transformation of the century, and one of the most majestic indoor public spaces in the world. Continue reading...
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Daniel Johnston covers The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"
Listen to the wonderful outsider musician Daniel Johnston, who died last week, cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." The cover was included on the 2006 compilation "Do It Again: A Tribute to Pet Sounds." (via r/ObscureMedia) Read the rest
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Why Iran is getting the blame for an attack on Saudi Arabia claimed by Yemen’s Houthis
Tehran has long been accused of arming the Yemeni insurgent group.
Atlanta Falcons' Kaleb McGary has interesting way to describe knee injury
Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive lineman Kaleb McGary left Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a knee injury -- and while the play may have been gruesome enough, McGary's description of the injury was even more stomach-churning.
The Right Way to Argue With an Asshole
The best way to win an argument with an asshole is to ignore them completely. But that’s not always possible. Sometimes you need to convince someone to stop arguing and physically move away, or you need to de-escalate an argument with someone you need to co-exist with. Sometimes you need to quash a very bad idea…Read more...
Nauticrawl stumped me with its sole screen, and I loved it
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Oil soars 10% after attack on massive Saudi oil facilities
Oil futures jumped 10% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil processing facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom's production in half and threatened to hamper shipments from the world's largest crude exporter.
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Browns give Odell Beckham something he never had with Giants
He could have had it all, a legendary career as a New York Giant, best receiver in the franchise’s history, and Odell Beckham Jr. dropped the ball. It is still hard to fathom, such a wondrous young talent who seemed heaven-made for the bright lights and the big stage becoming such a headache and such...
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David de Gea signs on at United until 2023
David de Gea has pledged his future to Manchester United after signing a deal that will keep him at the club until 2023 with the option for a further year.
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson takes huge hit to helmet during game
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a huge hit from a Pittsburgh Steelers defender during their matchup Sunday, and the blow to the star quarterback's helmet had some observers wondering why no penalty was called.
Jacksonville Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey gets into heated confrontation with coach Doug Marrone
Jacksonville Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey and head coach Doug Marrone were seen yelling at each on the sidelines during their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Police did not approach boy's death with right mindset, hearing told
Three officers face misconduct charges in Yorkshire over case that transpired to be a murder Three police officers failed to take “an investigative mindset” when looking into the death of a three-year-old boy that later transpired to have been a murder, a misconduct hearing has heard.DCI Mark Swift, DI George Bardell and PC Oliver Scoones are alleged to have breached professional standards in the way they investigated the death of Riley Siswick. Continue reading...
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Football players give bullied classmate their clothes in moving video
"The best day of my entire life basically."
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New Airbus planes will track when you go to the bathroom
The connected home is a pretty mainstream phenomenon at this point, as more and more consumers bring products like smart speakers and displays, connected video doorbells, smart appliances and the like into their lives. Making ubiquitous connectivity and digitization an even more commonplace part of everyday existence. And now, thanks to aerospace giants like Airbus,...
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Apple battles EU over $14.4bln tax bill
Apple is seeking to overturn an EU order that it pay Ireland $14.4bln in back taxes. Francis Maguire reports.
Antonio Brown avoids media after New England Patriots debut
The Miami Dolphins couldn't avoid seeing Antonio Brown hook up with Tom Brady for a touchdown in Brown's debut for the New England Patriots Sunday, but Brown managed to pull a disappearing act when it came time to talk to the media after the blowout win.
Victoria, second-most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, set to go on display
Victoria, the second most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, has finally gone on display after paleontologists first discovered the remains of massive beast six years ago.
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Mophie’s latest wireless charging pad isn’t afraid to stand on ceremony
Image: Mophie Mophie’s latest wireless charging stand can be folded down to allow you to also use it as a compact wireless charging pad. The accessory is available now directly from Mophie, and will be available soon from Apple’s stores. Although it will work with all Qi-enabled wireless charging devices, the pad is optimized for Apple’s phones. 9to5Mac notes that it should be able to charge iPhones at a rate of 7.5W, and Mophie’s product page says that the stand will charge other Qi-enabled devices at the standard Qi charging rate of up to 5W. This is hardly the first time a manufacturer has thought to make a convertible charging stand. Samsung, for example, was giving it a go way back in 2017. However, the form factor still isn’t common enough for our liking. A convertible charger gives the best of both charging worlds; it can show you all your notifications if you’re using it as a stand at your desk, but you can also use it as a charging pad if you want to have it by your bedside, or to charge oddly sized devices (like wireless headphone cases) if they struggle to find the charging sweet spot when using the stand upright. Image: Mophie Use it as a pad, or as a stand. Unfortunately, the wireless charging stand / pad can’t charge the Apple Watch. For that you’d need Mophie’s 3-in-1 wireless charger, which retails for $139.95. However, Mophie’s new stand is cheaper at $69.95, and it’s available now directly from Mophie.
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U.S. envoy tells U.N. Security Council indications Iran behind Saudi oil attacks
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Monday that emerging information on attacks on Saudi oil facilities "indicates that responsibility lies with Iran" and that there is no evidence the attack came from Yemen.
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LastPass patched a bug that could have exposed your passwords
If you use LastPass to manage your passwords, now would be a good time to make sure you're running the latest version, 44.33.0. As Gizmodo reports, LastPass recently patched a bug that could have been used to compromise users' security credentials. T...
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New York Times corrects story detailing misconduct claim against Brett Kavanaugh
The added a correction to a story that accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct to reveal a woman allegedly involved in the incident at a college dorm party doesn’t recall it. The newspaper published the story online and in the Sunday Review section that claimed a Yale classmate Max Stier had seen...
New York Post
Philips Norelco 4500 shaver is $25 off on Amazon
TL;DR: The disposable-razor-replacing Philips Norelco 4500 electric shaver will keep you clean and baby-faced for years to come — grab one on Amazon for just $54.99.  The cold weather is going to start rolling in soon, which means it’s time to start growing out that luscious facial hair so you can keep your beautiful face warm throughout the winter. But, not all of us have been blessed with the beard-growing gene — and what we aren’t going to accept is an unkempt, wispy atrocity appearing on your cheeks. No siree. You best keep that tamed.  And instead of attacking your face with a disposable razor, we think you should just invest in a high-quality electric shaver — like this Philips Norelco model that’s $25 off on Amazon right now.  Read more...More about Grooming, Mashable Shopping, Philips Norelco, Electric Trimmers, and Culture
Joe Walsh says Republican Party is a 'cult' and will go straight to the voters after canceled primaries
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said Monday his campaign will go straight to Republican voters in states where Republican parties canceled 2020 presidential primaries, saying the party has become a "cult" that "is all about washing their leaders' feet every day."
U.S., Chinese trade deputies seen meeting Friday: U.S. Chamber CEO
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators are expected to meet on Friday, with senior negotiators likely to meet about a week and a half later, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said on Monday, citing a conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Martha Stewart getting a cow named in her honor
This is something to moo about.
New York Post
Supreme court hearing on suspension of parliament – key issues
Legal arguments judges will bear in mind when deciding if PM acted unlawfully in proroguing parliamentThe supreme court hearing on the suspension of parliament by Boris Johnson will test the foundations of the UK’s unwritten constitution with arguments about the respective powers of parliament, the courts and the government. Continue reading...
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Report: Popular period-tracking apps share data with third parties
A new report from the U.K.-based advocacy group Privacy International finds some period-tracking apps may be sharing private health information before users are even given a chance to agree to the terms and conditions of the apps' privacy policy. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN with more on what the report revealed.
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Won’t stick: reports of Margaret Atwood’s 2019 Booker prize win greatly exaggerated
Organisers rush to clarify that judges have not yet decided beyond the shortlist after bookshop brands copies of The Testaments as the winnerThe Booker prize has stressed that it has not – yet, anyway – selected Margaret Atwood’s much-heralded sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale as this year’s winner, after a bookseller mistakenly displayed copies declaring it the 2019 victor.Novelist and academic Matthew Sperling posted an image from an unnamed bookshop of Atwood’s The Testaments on Twitter on Monday. Pictured alongside Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport, which bore a sticker highlighting its shortlisting, The Testaments instead boasted a sticker branding it the winner. “Don’t think you were supposed to use those stickers yet, lads...” wrote Sperling. Continue reading...
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