Ice on Fire: HBO trailer released for Leonardo DiCaprio-narrated climate change documentary

HBO released the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming environmental documentary Wednesday, which also coincided with International Biodiversity Day. DiCaprio produced and narrated “Ice on Fire,” which “offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming,” according to an HBO press release. “The melting of the world’s snow and ice has now […]

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Meek Mill: Philadelphia district attorney wants new trial for rapper also known as Robert Rihmeek Williams

Philadelphia’s top prosecutor called for a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill on Wednesday. District Attorney Larry Krasner said the former judge who sentenced the rapper “abused its discretion” and has been biased against him. The district Attorney’s office filed a brief questioning Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley’s “impartiality,” citing her decision […]

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Border crossing shooting: Agents shoot, kill man at border crossing when U.S.-bound pickup doesn’t stop

Scene of shooting at San Ysidro port of entry along San Diego/Tijuana border on evening of June 3, 2019 KFMB-TV San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents shot and killed a man who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico. San Diego police say the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary […]

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Hong Kong protests: Umbrella Movement activist Joshua Wong released from prison, vows to join current protests soon

Hong Kong — Demonstrators gathered here Monday outside the office of the city’s leader, demanding that she resign due to the crisis over an unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China’s promises to respect the former British colony’s quasi-autonomy. The mostly young protesters blocked a street near the city’s waterfront as they […]

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2019 French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 18th Grand Slam today

Paris — Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday for his record-extending 12th French Open championship. It raises Nadal’s Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer’s record for a man. The 33-year-old Spaniard improved to 93-2 at […]

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Starbucks Manhattan No-Pest Strips: Lawsuit accuses coffee chain of using poisonous pesticide in stores

No-Pest strips that emit poisonous vapor were allegedly used to control fruit flies and other pests at Starbucks stores throughout Manhattan, posing safety risk to workers and customers, two lawsuits claim.Starbucks dismisses the claims as without merit, saying the lawyers and plaintiffs involved are trying to “incite public fear for their own financial gain.”Coffee chain […]

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Rat lungworm disease: 3 more cases confirmed by Hawaii Health Department & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rat lungworm larva recovered from a slug. The parasite is the most common cause of human eosinophilic meningitis. CDC Three more cases of rat lungworm disease have been confirmed by the Hawaii Department of Health, a disease that could damage a victim’s brain or spinal […]

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Horse racing deaths: Third horse in 9 days dies at Santa Anita Park in Southern California

A 26th horse was euthanized Sunday at a Southern California track after suffering a leg injury during a race. He was the third horse to die at Santa Anita Park in the last nine days. Officials told CBS Los Angeles the latest horse to be put down was Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding. The track had gone […]

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Hong Kong Protest against China extradition bill draws 1 million people to stage mass demonstration

Hong Kong — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges. The peaceful protest turned violent early Monday morning when several hundred protesters stormed Hong Kong’s parliament and clashed with police. According […]

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Serena Williams wins: Serena Williams beats Vitalia Diatchenko at French Open

Serena Williams shakes hands with Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia following their ladies singles first round match during day two of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2019, in Paris, France. Getty Serena Williams defeated Vitalia Diatchenko, who is 83rd-ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association, at her opening match at Roland Garros […]

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