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Bride, groom show up at hospital to visit injured grandma

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When her grandmother broke her hip the day before her destination wedding, the bride and groom showed up at the hospital to surprise her. Kasey Samuels says Rita Scanlon «was pretty much in tears» when Samuels and her gr
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Bride, groom show up at hospital to visit injured grandma

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When her grandmother broke her hip the day before her destination wedding, the bride and groom showed up at the hospital to surprise her. Kasey Samuels says Rita Scanlon «was pretty much in tears» when Samuels and her groom Tyler showed up at Sacred Heart ...

Watch Mark Ruffalo Take Down a Chemical Company in ‘Dark Waters’ Trailer

Mark Ruffalo stars as Robert Bilott, an attorney who attempts to take down DuPont, in the thriller 'Dark Waters.' (Photo Credit: Focus Features) Mark Ruffalo may not be battling Thanos at the moment, but the Avengers: Endgame star is taking on an
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Watch Mark Ruffalo Take Down a Chemical Company in ‘Dark Waters’ Trailer

Mark Ruffalo stars as Robert Bilott, an attorney who attempts to take down DuPont, in the thriller 'Dark Waters.' (Photo Credit: Focus Features) Mark Ruffalo may not be battling Thanos at the moment, but the Avengers: Endgame star is taking on another key role in Dark Waters, a movie about an attorney who uncovers a troubling […] The post Watch Mark Ruffalo Take Down a Chemical Company in ‘Dark Waters’ Trailer appeared first on Geek.com.

‘Fortnite’ Trades Avengers For Batman According to Leak

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.) As the biggest video game in the world, Fortnite has caused countless other #brands to get into their own battle royale to see who can partner with the colorful multiplayer shooter. So far […] The post ‘Fo
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‘Fortnite’ Trades Avengers For Batman According to Leak

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.) As the biggest video game in the world, Fortnite has caused countless other #brands to get into their own battle royale to see who can partner with the colorful multiplayer shooter. So far […] The post ‘Fortnite’ Trades Avengers For Batman According to Leak appeared first on Geek.com.

Watch: Stunning Deep-Sea Soft Corals Look Like Underwater Fireworks

Researchers spotted deep-sea Iridigorgia soft corals curling and spiraling at a 5,450 feet at an unnamed seamount in the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument. (Photo Credit: NautilusLive) Researchers got a close-up look at one of the w
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Watch: Stunning Deep-Sea Soft Corals Look Like Underwater Fireworks

Researchers spotted deep-sea Iridigorgia soft corals curling and spiraling at a 5,450 feet at an unnamed seamount in the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument. (Photo Credit: NautilusLive) Researchers got a close-up look at one of the world’s most stunning deep-sea inhabitants when they spotted Iridigorgia while exploring  an unnamed seamount in the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument. Iridigorgia are […] The post Watch: Stunning Deep-Sea Soft Corals Look Like Underwater Fireworks appeared first on Geek.com.

Universal has utility workers sign nondisclosure agreements

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Workers for a city-owned utility have signed nondisclosure agreements with Universal Orlando Resort, but open-government experts say it may go against the state's public records laws. A Universal spokesman tells the Orlando Sentinel the c
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Universal has utility workers sign nondisclosure agreements

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Workers for a city-owned utility have signed nondisclosure agreements with Universal Orlando Resort, but open-government experts say it may go against the state's public records laws. A Universal spokesman tells the Orlando Sentinel the company is only protecting trade secrets as it prepares to build its ...

BA pilots call off planned 24-hour strike, urge 'cool heads'

LONDON (AP) - British Airways pilots have called off a planned 24-hour strike in their dispute with the airline over pay. Members of the British Airline Pilots' Association were due to walk out on Sept. 27. The union said Wednesday that a 48-hour strike earli
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BA pilots call off planned 24-hour strike, urge 'cool heads'

LONDON (AP) - British Airways pilots have called off a planned 24-hour strike in their dispute with the airline over pay. Members of the British Airline Pilots' Association were due to walk out on Sept. 27. The union said Wednesday that a 48-hour strike earlier this month had demonstrated the ...

Caught on Camera: Shark Circles Oblivious Surfer Near Australian Beach

A patroller's drone system alerted an oblivious surfer about a shark swimming right by his board off a beach in Australia. (Photo Credit: Christopher Joye / Twitter) A surfer in Australia recently had the scare of his life when a drone user alert
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Caught on Camera: Shark Circles Oblivious Surfer Near Australian Beach

A patroller's drone system alerted an oblivious surfer about a shark swimming right by his board off a beach in Australia. (Photo Credit: Christopher Joye / Twitter) A surfer in Australia recently had the scare of his life when a drone user alerted him about a shark “taking laps” around the area. Christopher Joye, who was patrolling Werri Beach in […] The post Caught on Camera: Shark Circles Oblivious Surfer Near Australian Beach appeared first on Geek.com.

Animated Fish Swim in Mesmerizing Patterns in an Otherworldly Animated Music Video by Hideki Inaba

Directed by Hideki Inaba (previously), Tape is a new animated music video for the Swedish group Canigou. In the approximately five minute-long animation, fish, jellyfish, and abstract bubbles swim and float in transfixing patterns through a mysterious environ
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Animated Fish Swim in Mesmerizing Patterns in an Otherworldly Animated Music Video by Hideki Inaba

Directed by Hideki Inaba (previously), Tape is a new animated music video for the Swedish group Canigou. In the approximately five minute-long animation, fish, jellyfish, and abstract bubbles swim and float in transfixing patterns through a mysterious environment. The ambiguous setting, rendered largely in shades of blue and red, seems to be set on another planet. Inaba’s animation accompanies Canigou’s atmospheric electronic sounds, creating a complementary visual and sonic landscape experience. More

11 Rock Musicians-Turned-Movie Directors

Rob Zombie's '3 From Hell,' the follow-up to House of '1,000 Corpses' and 'The Devil's Rejects,' is in select theaters through Sept. 18. (Photo Credit: Lionsgate / Saban Films) Rob Zombie is back in theaters again with 3 From Hell, his latest B-m
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11 Rock Musicians-Turned-Movie Directors

Rob Zombie's '3 From Hell,' the follow-up to House of '1,000 Corpses' and 'The Devil's Rejects,' is in select theaters through Sept. 18. (Photo Credit: Lionsgate / Saban Films) Rob Zombie is back in theaters again with 3 From Hell, his latest B-movie gorefest with the loveable maniacs we met in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. When he first […] The post 11 Rock Musicians-Turned-Movie Directors appeared first on Geek.com.

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi

PARIS (AP) - Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on the white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boats that resemble tiny
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Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi

PARIS (AP) - Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on the white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boats that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris monuments. ...

Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Bull Semen Lost in Fire

A blaze destroyed Yarram Herd Services—home to 100 cylinders of cattle semen—in Australia (via Country Fire Authority) Fire destroyed valuable cattle semen at an Australian genetics laboratory this week. The 250-square-meter Yarram Herd Servi
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Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Bull Semen Lost in Fire

A blaze destroyed Yarram Herd Services—home to 100 cylinders of cattle semen—in Australia (via Country Fire Authority) Fire destroyed valuable cattle semen at an Australian genetics laboratory this week. The 250-square-meter Yarram Herd Services building Victoria ignited around 3 a.m. Tuesday; it took 10 crews more than two hours to […] The post Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Bull Semen Lost in Fire appeared first on Geek.com.

Snapchat Animates Selfies With 3D Effects

Snapchat introduced 3D Camera Mode to add depth to your photos (via Snapchat) Snapchat selfies are about to be poppin’! Literally. The messaging app this week introduced 3D Camera Mode, allowing users to turn flat photos into lifelike work
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Snapchat Animates Selfies With 3D Effects

Snapchat introduced 3D Camera Mode to add depth to your photos (via Snapchat) Snapchat selfies are about to be poppin’! Literally. The messaging app this week introduced 3D Camera Mode, allowing users to turn flat photos into lifelike works of art just by moving their handset. […] The post Snapchat Animates Selfies With 3D Effects appeared first on Geek.com.

Edmunds: Should you buy a rental car?

The life of a rental vehicle is a tough one: It's driven by many people and for more miles than average. After about a year of service, the rental company will typically pull the vehicle out of the fleet and sell it as a used car. But in this "second ...
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Edmunds: Should you buy a rental car?

The life of a rental vehicle is a tough one: It's driven by many people and for more miles than average. After about a year of service, the rental company will typically pull the vehicle out of the fleet and sell it as a used car. But in this "second ...

Justice Department Sues For Edward Snowden’s Book Profits

Edward Snowden's memoir «Permanent Record» (via Amazon) The United States is suing Edward Snowden for the alleged violation of non-disclosure agreements. (Uh, guys, I think we’re a little past the point of leaking highly classif
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Justice Department Sues For Edward Snowden’s Book Profits

Edward Snowden's memoir «Permanent Record» (via Amazon) The United States is suing Edward Snowden for the alleged violation of non-disclosure agreements. (Uh, guys, I think we’re a little past the point of leaking highly classified information…) The Department of Justice […] The post Justice Department Sues For Edward Snowden’s Book Profits appeared first on Geek.com.

Airbnb Helps Make ‘Downton Abbey’ Dreams Come True

Spend one night in Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey (via Airbnb) Dust off your evening wear and brush up on the Queen’s English: Two guests are invited to spend a night at Highclere Castle in November. Lord and Lady Carnarvon will op
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Airbnb Helps Make ‘Downton Abbey’ Dreams Come True

Spend one night in Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey (via Airbnb) Dust off your evening wear and brush up on the Queen’s English: Two guests are invited to spend a night at Highclere Castle in November. Lord and Lady Carnarvon will open their stately […] The post Airbnb Helps Make ‘Downton Abbey’ Dreams Come True appeared first on Geek.com.

Valparaiso

Capturing serene landscapes with a color palette extracted from nightmares, Francesco Merlini tells the story of loss, adolescence and childhood frustrations.
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Valparaiso

Capturing serene landscapes with a color palette extracted from nightmares, Francesco Merlini tells the story of loss, adolescence and childhood frustrations.

New superintendent named at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The National Park Service has named a new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in central Kentucky. The News-Enterprise reports Catherine Bragaw will start in the position on Nov. 10. National Park Ser
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New superintendent named at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The National Park Service has named a new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in central Kentucky. The News-Enterprise reports Catherine Bragaw will start in the position on Nov. 10. National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert A. Vogel said in a statement ...

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the airline spokesman, says the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews
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Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the airline spokesman, says the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights. Kumar on Wednesday declined ...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

NEW YORK (AP) - Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing
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Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

NEW YORK (AP) - Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There ...

Alaska fishing town cut off as budget cuts end ferry service

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A coastal Alaska fishing town will soon be cut off from vehicles with the closure of its ferry service due to state budget cuts. Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that the Alaska Marine Highway System will temporarily end service t
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Alaska fishing town cut off as budget cuts end ferry service

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A coastal Alaska fishing town will soon be cut off from vehicles with the closure of its ferry service due to state budget cuts. Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that the Alaska Marine Highway System will temporarily end service to Cordova following funding cuts by Republican ...

Grand Canyon replacing water pumps along popular trail

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Hikers on a popular Grand Canyon trail will have to take a detour while crews replace water pumps. The months-long project to replace two water pumps along the Bright Angel Trail at Indian Garden starts Monday. Hikers
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Grand Canyon replacing water pumps along popular trail

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Hikers on a popular Grand Canyon trail will have to take a detour while crews replace water pumps. The months-long project to replace two water pumps along the Bright Angel Trail at Indian Garden starts Monday. Hikers will be routed to a bypass ...

Utah ski resort will charge for parking to reduce traffic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A ski resort in northern Utah is planning to charge visitors for parking in a bid to reduce traffic and emissions. Solitude Mountain Resort announced the new initiative in a press release Wednesday. Resort President and Chief Operating O
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Utah ski resort will charge for parking to reduce traffic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A ski resort in northern Utah is planning to charge visitors for parking in a bid to reduce traffic and emissions. Solitude Mountain Resort announced the new initiative in a press release Wednesday. Resort President and Chief Operating Officer Kim Mayhew said the decision was ...

Arizona seeks input on possible upgrades to highway stretch

PHOENIX (AP) - The state Department of Transportation says it wants public input on potential improvements to a 59-mile (95-kilometer) stretch of highway connecting metro Phoenix with Payson in east-central Arizona's pine country. The department said Tuesday
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Arizona seeks input on possible upgrades to highway stretch

PHOENIX (AP) - The state Department of Transportation says it wants public input on potential improvements to a 59-mile (95-kilometer) stretch of highway connecting metro Phoenix with Payson in east-central Arizona's pine country. The department said Tuesday that people can take an online survey on possible improvements for State Route ...

This Robot Will Play With Your Pet While You’re Away

Leaving your pet home alone while you go to work or school can be nerve-wracking. Will they misbehave? Will they get lonely? Will they sneak off to the corner and write The Secret […] The post This Robot Will Play With Your Pet While You’re Away a
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This Robot Will Play With Your Pet While You’re Away

Leaving your pet home alone while you go to work or school can be nerve-wracking. Will they misbehave? Will they get lonely? Will they sneak off to the corner and write The Secret […] The post This Robot Will Play With Your Pet While You’re Away appeared first on Geek.com.

Mars’ North Pole Looks Like Melted White Chocolate in Weird Space Image

The ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s CaSSIS camera took this bizarre image of Mars' north pole, which looks like melted white chocolate. (Photo Credit: ESA / Roscosmos / CaSSIS) The Red Planet’s red hue is nowhere to be found in
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Mars’ North Pole Looks Like Melted White Chocolate in Weird Space Image

The ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s CaSSIS camera took this bizarre image of Mars' north pole, which looks like melted white chocolate. (Photo Credit: ESA / Roscosmos / CaSSIS) The Red Planet’s red hue is nowhere to be found in an image snapped by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Oribiter’s CaSSIS camera, which shows Mars’ north polar region. The image, which looks like […] The post Mars’ North Pole Looks Like Melted White Chocolate in Weird Space Image appeared first on Geek.com.

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