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Category 4 Hurricane Willa Threatens Mexico’s Pacific Coast

The National Hurricane Center said on Monday that Hurricane Willa, a potentially catastrophic storm, travelled towards Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 155 mph. Forecasters expect the Category 4 storm to make landfall along Mexico’s southwestern coast this afternoon or evening. Willa — described as an “extremely dangerous storm” — is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall over west-central and southwestern Mexico. Willa was located about 135 miles south-southwest of Las Islas Marias, Mexico, and some 110 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, the hurricane center said as of 5 p.m. on Monday. Hurricane warnings were posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Playa Perula to San Blas and north of Mazatlan to Bahia Tempehuaya. ...Read more

Netflix Cancels Marvel Show “Luke Cage” After Two Seasons

Just days after cancelling Iron Fist, Netflix has also cancelled Luke Cage, cutting the Marvel universe in half. Marvel and Netflix announced, “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”  Though Marvel and Netflix did not disclose a reason for cancelling “Luke Cage,” sources say it was not due to low ratings.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the cancellation was due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show,” even though principal cast members had already been signed up.  ...Read more

Actress Selma Blair Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

In an Instagram post, actress Selma Blair announced that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Blair revealed she was diagnosed in August, and is facing the effects of the disease everyday. Blair, 46, said she’s had symptoms for years, and thanked her producers at her new Netflix show for being understanding. She said she hopes “to give some hope to others. And even to myself,” and encourage people to ask for help when they need it. Blair posted on her Instagram, “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.” Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease that occurs when there’s a breakdown in communication between the brain and other parts of the body. Symptoms include blurred vision, and difficulty with coordination and balance. ...Read more

Denver Nuggets Forward Will Barton Out Indefinitely With Hip And Core Strain

Denver Nuggets announced on Monday that forward Will Barton has been diagnosed with a right hip and core strain suffered in Saturday’s win over the Suns. As of press time, a timetable for his return was unknown at this time. Barton sustained the injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s game and had to be taken off the court. He underwent tests Sunday and further evaluation confirmed the severity of the injury.  Barton is signed a four-year deal to remain in Denver this offseason. He has averaged 13-plus points per game in each of his last four seasons and is averaging 16.5 points so far this season.  ...Read more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander Out For Season With Torn ACL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting linebacker Kwon Alexander’s knee injury will take him out for the rest of the season. An MRI on Monday confirmed that Alexander has indeed torn his ACL. Alexander suffered the injury just before halftime during Sunday’s overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns. Alexander is a former fourth-round pick by the Buccaneers in 2015. He’s started all 46 games he’s appeared in over his first four years in the league, making 380 tackles with six interceptions and seven sacks. The Bucs have also lost rookie linebacker Jack Cichy to a torn ACL. It’s the second time he’s torn an ACL after he suffered the injury in his other knee just last year. The Buccaneers are now down to Lavonte David, Devante Bond, Adarius Taylor, and Cameron Lynch as their linebackers currently on the active roster. ...Read more

Six Shot Near Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium Before NFL Game; 3 Reported In Critical Condition

Six people were wounded, three critically, in a possible gang-related shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL’s Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said several shots were fired about 12:35 p.m. Sunday on a boulevard outside in the general area of the stadium. Five men and one woman were struck by bullets and wounded. He said all were rushed to hospitals, ranging in age from 20s to 70s. The shooting came before the game’s scheduled 1 p.m. start, which went on and concluded without incident. Authorities had no immediate report on what led up to the shootings. The sheriff’s office tweeted that three of the wounded were rushed in critical condition for care. An update on their conditions wasn’t immediately available. ...Read more

Hundreds Of Thousands March In London Demanding A Second Brexit Vote

People from across the U.K. gathered over the weekend in London to take part in a public protest over Brexit. The march, which organizers said drew more than 600,000 to west London’s Park Lane, was called by People’s Vote, a group that’s campaigning for the the public to have a say on any final Brexit deal to prevent the ruling Conservative government from forcing it through Parliament. As the March 29, 2019 deadline when Britain officially leaves the EU draws ever closer, the negotiations on Brexit have the general public divided, as well as made anxious many investors and businesses. ...Read more

Amy Schumer Boycotting Super Bowl By Refusing Commercial Offers

As a way to support former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the movement he started, comedian and actress Amy Schumer announced on Instagram that she would not appear in Super Bowl ads this year. “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year,” Schumer wrote. Schumer, who appeared in a Bud Light Super Bowl ad two years ago, also called on white NFL players to kneel during the national anthem in support. Meanwhile, a Super Bowl musical act for the halftime show hasn’t officially been named, but it has been reported that Maroon 5 will headline this year’s performance. Multiple reports earlier this week revealed that Rihanna turned down an invitation to perform at the halftime show because she also supported Kaepernick. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 and initiated the protest that season when he was the San Franciscio 49ers’ quarterback.  ...Read more

‘Halloween’ Takes The No. 1 Spot At The Box Office With Nearly $80M In Ticket Sales

Forty years after the original Halloween debuted in theaters, on Sunday Universal Pictures said that their new “Halloween” flick took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box office with the second-highest horror opening of all time, behind last year’s “It.” It also marked the second highest October opening ever, behind “Venom’s” $80.3 million launch earlier this month. David Gordon Green directed “Halloween,” which brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as Michael Myers, ignoring the events of the other sequels and spinoffs aside from the classic, John Carpenter original.  ...Read more

Los Angeles Angels Name Brad Ausmus As Their New Manager

Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced on Sunday the hiring of Brad Ausmus as the Angels’ new manager. Ausmus served as his special assistant last season and replaces Mike Scioscia, who left the club earlier this month after 19 seasons in charge. Scioscia is the winningest manager in franchise history. Ausmus is a former big league catcher who spent four seasons as the Detroit Tigers’ manager from 2014-17. The Tigers won the AL Central in his first season but went just 314-332 throughout his years as manager. ...Read more