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5 People Arrested For Looting In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Florence

Police in North Carolina arrested five people Saturday night as looters began to break into stores in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Wilmington Police confirmed the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately release the identities of the five individuals. “Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available,” police said. Police later posted on Twitter saying they were working to identify the thieves and would “will charge them to the fullest extent of the law.” The city of Wilmington, in response to looting reports, extended its curfew for the affected area, issuing a citywide curfew running from 10 pm until 6 am. The National Hurricane Center said that “catastrophic flooding” is expected in certain parts of the Carolinas as Florence remained stationary over the region. At least 11 deaths have been linked to this storm, so far. ...Read more

Fourth-Quarter Comeback By New Orleans Saints Bring Them A 21-18 Win Over The Cleveland Browns

The New Orleans Saints spent most of their game on Sunday trailing the Cleveland Browns (who haven’t won a game since Christmas Eve of 2016.) until Michael Thomas and Marcus Williams brought the Saints back. New Orleans overcame a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Cleveland 21-18 on Wil Lutz’s 44-yard field goal with 26 seconds left. New Orleans (1-1) spent most of the game giving Browns fans hope that their losing streak would end. Cleveland hasn’t won a game in its last 18 tries, and the Browns have not come away with a road win in their last 22 games in total. ...Read more

‘The Predator’ Wins The Box Office With $24 Million This Weekend

“The Predator” took the top spot at the box office this weekend, beating “The Nun” at the domestic box office. Shane Black’s “The Predator” launched with mediocre $24 million from 4,037 North American locations. That was enough to top the weekend box office, but not enough to land a franchise-best debut, which 2010’s “Predator” still holds with $24.7 million (not including the two “Alien vs. Predator” crossover films). Overseas, “The Predator” earned $30.7 million for a global start of $54.7 million. “The Nun” dropped to second place, picking up $18 million in its second weekend for a domestic total of $85 million, and “A Simple Favor” debuted at No. 3 with $16 million on 3,102 screens. Matthew McConaughey’s “White Boy Rick,” along with “Crazy Rich Asians” rounded out the top five. ...Read more

Canelo Alvarez Defeats Gennady Golovkin In Middleweight World Champion Rematch

Saturday night’s rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin lasted 36 minutes but at the sound of the final bell, Alvarez won by majority decision, with judges seeing the bout 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113.  However according to many, the scores could have easily been declared in favor of Golovkin, or could have brought the two another draw like their original fight. Alvarez was crowned the new middleweight champion of the world, ending GGG’s stronghold title reign.  ...Read more

Over 70 Fires And Gas Explosions Erupt In Massachusetts

At least four people were injured Thursday after dozens of houses caught fire due to suspected gas line explosions in three communities north of Boston. Massachusetts State Police said they have responded to 39 fires in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, and expected that number to rise. Residents living in those communities who have gas service from Columbia Gas were told to evacuate their homes. The 35 fires in Andover have been extinguished. Authorities said it was still too early to speculate what sparked the sprawling explosions, but emergency crews were working on depressurizing the gas lines. At least 4 people, including a firefighter were injured by the fires, according to the Associated Press.  Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker tweeted that he’s urging residents to follow instructions from local officials about evacuations and to suspend their gas usage. ...Read more

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein Refers Confidential Information About Brett Kavanaugh To FBI

New information is emerging in the confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice.The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, says she has received “information” about Brett Kavanaugh and has passed it on to the FBI. Feinstein said in a statement Thursday: “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities,”Feinstein’s statement comes shortly after the Senate Judiciary Committee set a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation for next Thursday. Feinstein has not shared details about the letter beyond her statement Thursday, and no other senators on the Judiciary Committee have been permitted to see it, according to reports. ...Read more

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook May Miss Season Opener Following Knee Surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday and could miss Oklahoma’s season opener against the Golden State Warriors. It will definitely keep Westbrook out of the team’s training camp later this month and it’s likely to sideline him for the entire pre-season schedule. Westbrook felt stiffness in the knee last week and opted for the surgery, described as “maintenance,” as a preemptive measure. This is, however, the fourth surgery Westbrook has had on his right knee. He tore his meniscus in the 2013 postseason and over the next eight months had three surgeries on the knee.  The Thunder have stated he will be re-evaluated in four weeks to determine when he is likely to return.   ...Read more

New York Mets David Wright To End Playing Career After The 2018 Season

David Wright, the Mets’ captain and longest-tenured player, plans to retire after one last game on Sept. 29. During a news conference on Thursday, Wright fought back tears and said that psychologically he is ready to play, but his body is not. After more than two years of injuries, three surgeries and a prolonged rehabilitation, Wright will come off the disabled list and start at third base against the Miami Marlins on Sept. 29, the penultimate game of the season. Wright has not played in a major league game since May 27, 2016. In the more than two years since he was sidelined, he has had surgeries on his shoulder, neck and back, in addition to dealing with an existing chronic back condition called spinal stenosis. Wright was drafted by the Mets in 2001, played in 13 major league seasons for them and played in seven All-Star Games. ...Read more

Warner Brothers Releases Statement On Rumors That Henry Cavill Is Exiting His “Superman” Role

Warner Bros. is addressing recent reports that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. had been hoping Cavill would make a cameo in “Shazam!” but those negotiations fell apart due to scheduling conflicts. Now WB studio released a statement following multiple reports citing that the actor is leaving the role following a dispute with his contract negotiations. The statement read as follows: “While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.” Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, gave a slightly more hopeful message via Twitter: “Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Cavill debuted as the iconic character in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and he also reprised his role in last year’s “Justice League.”  ...Read more

John Legend Joins ‘The Voice’ As A New Coach For Season 16

John Legend has been named the newest coach of NBC’s The Voice for Season 16 coming in the spring. “I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice” Legend said in a statement. He continued, “I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL.”‘ Legend appeared on The Voice in 2016 as a guest performer and as mentioned in his statement, he has also mentored contestants in the past. This time, the musician will take a seat in one of the spinning red chairs alongside returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine. The Voice returns for its 15th season Sept. 24; the coaches are Clarkson, Levine, Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. ...Read more