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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Southern California Coast

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has hit 35 miles southwest of Channel Islands, Beach, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS says the quake occurred at 12:29 p.m. about 38 miles (61 kilometers) southwest of the mainland city of Ventura. The quake affected parts of South California including the Los Angeles area. Many people who felt the quake reacted to the sudden movement on Twitter, though no immediate damage or injuries were reported.   ...Read more

Actress Jaime King Speaks Out On Violent Attack Against Her & Her Son

Jaime King has posted on her Instagram about the terrifying act of violence that occurred against her, her four-year-old son James Knight, and her friend Judit Balogh on April 4 in Beverly Hills. The actress wrote a note to her fans, thanking them for support and noting that many of the facts that have been released are not accurate. “James Knight is very shaken up, as am I. The attack was incredibly violent, and my 4 year old son was obviously the target of the individual’s brutal attack, which is terrifying,” King wrote. Beverly Hills Police have stated that King’s car was parked and her son James was sitting in a car seat in the back, while King’s friend was in the driver’s seat. Suspect Paul Francis Floyd, 47, jumped on the car and pummeled the window. King’s friend got out of the car to try to stop Floyd, who threw a can at her.  “In an effort to protect the child, the female driver exited the vehicle and confronted the suspect at which time he threw a can at her, striking her arm.” Police said Floyd had also kicked another car before attacking King’s Mercedes. Floyd was arrested on one count each of felony child endangerment and misdemeanor battery and two counts of felony vandalism. He was being held on $100,000 bail.  Police said they are still investigating the incident.  ...Read more

Carrie Underwood Reveals Her Face For First Time Since Injury

Carrie Underwood appears to be on the comback after a November 2017 accident caused her to receive more than 40 stitches in her face. The country superstar took to Instagram to share a rare photo of herself at work in a recording studio. While it’s unclear when exactly the picture was taken, fans were ecstatic to see the singer back in the studio.  Underwood has kept photos of herself to a minimum since she was injured in the accident, which happened when she tripped on steps outside her Nashville home. Though she warned fans she “might look a bit different” once she healed, the singer looked as stunning as ever in the picture.   Early last month, Underwood debuted the video for her hit single “The Champion.” She also garnered ACM nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for the single “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. ...Read more

Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving Out For Season And Playoffs After Knee Surgery

Due to his left knee surgery, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs, according to reports. While reports were not yet confirmed by the Celtics, it is being reported that Irving would miss an opportunity to play in the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year. Irving said his knee started feeling sore during the March 3 game against Houston, and has not played since March 11 against Indiana. In his first season with the Celtics, he has posted averages of 24.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. ...Read more

President Trump To Sign Order Sending National Guard To Mexican Border

President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. “The threat is real,” Nielsen said at an afternoon briefing, adding that Trump was signing a proclamation to put the deployment into effect. “It’s time to act.” The announcement came hours after Trump pledged “strong action today” on immigration and a day after he said he wants to use the military to secure the southern border until his “big, beautiful wall” is erected.  ...Read more

Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica May Have Had Data On 87 Million People

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million. Most of the 87 million people whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica were in the United States, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a blog post.  Last month, Facebook acknowledged that personal information about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica, which worked on U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Schroepfer did not provide details of how Facebook came to determine its higher estimate, but he said Facebook would tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. ...Read more

RGIII Signs 1-Year Deal With Baltimore Ravens

Robert Lee Griffin III, also know as RGIII, will become a Baltimore Raven, the team announced Wednesday. RGIII will sign on a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens next week as a back-up quarterback. Griffin, 28, a star at Baylor and the 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year with the Washington Redskins, will be brought in as a backup to Joe Flacco. He last started an NFL game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2016 season. An ACL injury at the end of his rookie season led to injury struggles for the rest of his time with the Redskins. “He’s a very talented quarterback who’s had a lot of success in this league early on,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “So we’re excited about it. We felt like we needed a No. 2 quarterback. You look at the veteran quarterbacks out there … I mean, where we’re at right now, I’m pretty excited about this player. I’m really feeling like we got a steal.” ...Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Stunning Bicycle Kick Goal Helps Real Madrid Defeat Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo had already put Real Madrid 1-0 up over Juventus, but half-way through the second half he scored another goal which stunned the crowd and fans around the world. The Real Madrid forward leaped into the air with his back to the goal, swung his right leg high over his head and sent the ball flying past a flat-footed Gianluigi Buffon. The bicycle kick, Ronaldo’s second goal of the match, came in a 3-0 win over Juventus on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. The goal was so good that even the Juventus fans rose to applaud Ronaldo, after jeering him previously throughout the match. “It was one of the greatest moments of the night for me,” Ronaldo said. “To be applauded in a stadium like this, which has been graced by so many great players, was a top moment for me. I’m really happy. ...Read more

Filmmaker Says ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Stole His Ideas In New Lawsuit

Filmmaker Charlie Kessler is suing “Stranger Things” show creators Matt and Ross Duffer for allegedly stealing ideas for their hit Netflix show after he pitched a similar project to them. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, Kessler met the brothers at a Tribeca Film Festival party in April 2014 and introduced the concept of a feature based on his supernatural short film “Montauk” that had premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival two years earlier. He later handed over the script, ideas, story and the short film to the siblings. Now, Kessler claims they took his ideas without his permission or knowledge. “Stranger Things,” which originally was titled “Montauk” when it was sold to Netflix, has become a huge hit and a third season in the works. The filmmaker is now seeking damages and lost profits. Both “Montauk” and “Stranger Things” followed The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time, a 1992 science fiction book about secret government experiments.  ...Read more