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  • Marine biologists record song of world’s rarest right whale for the first time

    BERING SEA — Marine biologists have for the first time recorded the song of the world’s rarest large whale, the eastern North Pacific right whale, of which fewer than 30 individuals remain. The calls, which researchers have been trying to capture and identify for years, are thought to be the cry of lone males trying to attract mates. In the remote Bering Sea, it is an increasingly difficult task as the population of the extremely endangered whale dwindles. A team […]

  • Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores

    Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores. The company, which is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, just east of Nashville, said it condemned his “statements of hate and divisiveness.” Grayson Fritts, the pastor who doubles as a county police detective, had planned an event at a Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tennessee, for his congregation, the All Scripture Baptist Church, on June 29. When […]

  • Police officer fatally shot while helping a woman retrieve her belongings from a home

    A gunman killed a Sacramento, California, police officer, fresh out of the academy, who was trying to help a woman retrieve belongings from her home, police said early Thursday. Officer Tara O’Sullivan, 26, had just graduated from the police academy after studying at Sacramento State University, officials said. “We are devastated tonight,” Deputy Chief Dave Peletta said at a news conference. “There are no words to convey the depth of sadness we feel or how heartbroken we are for the […]

  • A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota

    South Dakota doesn’t get a lot of tornadoes, but a twister there last weekend was particularly rare — because it was spinning clockwise. The National Weather Service says the anticyclonic tornado only lasted for about 45 seconds on June 15. That was long enough for it to knock down seven trees at a farmstead outside of Estelline, which is about 80 miles north of Sioux Falls. Only about 1% of tornadoes that hit the Northern Hemisphere rotate in a clockwise […]

  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ getting re-release in bid to dethrone ‘Avatar’

    Marvel Studios will give “Avengers: Endgame” the push that it likely needs in a bid to surpass “Avatar” as the all-time worldwide box-office champ by reissuing the movie with additional footage. At a press junket for “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Marvel chief Kevin Feige told Comicbook.com that the three-hour film would be re-released with a deleted scene, clearly intended to lure more people back to see it before it finishes its run in theaters. Speaking to Screenrant, the Marvel executive described the additions as […]

  • ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ mobile game launches June 21st

    Magic lovers, get ready: The Harry Potter-themed follow up to the hit mobile game Pokémon Go launches worldwide starting Friday. The rollout of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” will begin in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the game’s official trailer. It’ll support iOS and Android. It’s unclear when the game will debut in other regions. The augmented reality game was developed by Niantic Labs, which created the hugely successful Pokémon Go. That game, which was released in 2016, allows […]

  • A pair of teachers, husband & wife, convicted of child sex abuse charges in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON, Pa (WNEP) — It took a jury in Lackawanna County about an hour and a half to convict a husband and wife of child sex abuse charges. The couple, both teachers, were found guilty of all the charges against them. Ruth and Nick Baggetta of Greenfield Township were both taken into custody after the verdict was read Wednesday afternoon. They were both convicted of having a sexual relationship with a teen that lasted almost two years and started when […]

  • More pregnant women in the US are using pot, study finds

    More moms-to-be in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The percentage of pregnant women who reported using marijuana in the past month increased overall from 3.4% in 2002 to 7% in 2017. In the first trimester, past-month marijuana use increased from 5.7% to 12.1%. Pregnant women consistently reported more medical marijuana use in the first trimester than in the second or third trimesters. Researchers analyzed […]

  • Best Buy will repair Apple iPhones and MacBooks at all of its stores

    Best Buy has succeeded during the online shopping era by beefing up its customer service. Once again, the retailer will lean on its customer service chops by expanding its partnership with Apple to offer repairs on iPhones and MacBooks at all of its stores. The two companies announced the agreement on Wednesday. Best Buy had offered Apple-certified repairs at select stores and will now bring repairs to its nearly 1,000 stores across the United States. Best Buy’s specially trained Geek Squad employees will […]

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