HONOLULU (AP) — A snake stowed away in a man’s bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake slithered out of the man’s backpack when he arrived on Maui Monday, KGMB-TV reported Wednesday. Snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii and pose a threat to Hawaii’s native species. Hawaii Department of Agriculture The snaky stowaway. Visitors may not understand “the threat that snakes pose to our community and our unique environment,” said Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser, chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture.
June 15, 2019 15:33 UTC
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 13: Toronto rapper Drake watches a screen alongside other Toronto Raptors fans as they gather to watch Game Six of the NBA Finals outside of Scotiabank Arena on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) Getty ImagesFor years, Drake has been Toronto's most popular claim to fame. On Thursday, the city made history as the Toronto Raptors triumphed over the Golden State Warriors in game 6 of the NBA Finals, becoming the first non-U.S. team to take the title in the championship's history. Rather than switch up his flow significantly throughout the track, Drake keeps a relatively steady cadence throughout his rhymes, which detail classically Drake subjects like his wealth and position at the top of the rap game. As the city now basks in their big win, Drake should channel the same energy he put into The Best In The World Pack into his next project to bring home yet another victory.
June 15, 2019 15:22 UTC
South Carolina police charged a woman with public intoxication after finding her cruising down the road in a child’s motorized toy truck, according to reports. The arrest of Megan Holman, 25, on a charge of operating a silver Power Wheels truck under the influence of a narcotic happened Monday in Walhalla, S.C., not far from her home. Police said she avoided a DUI charge because her mode of transport was a toy, not a vehicle, Buzz Feed News reported. POWER WHEELS BARBIE DREAM CAMPER RECALLED FOR STUCK ACCELERATOR ISSUEWalhalla police weren’t sure where Holman was headed when they discovered her with the truck, Fox Carolina reported. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPShe was released on her own recognizance after her arrest.
June 15, 2019 15:11 UTC
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June 15, 2019 15:11 UTC
Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain in 'Dark Phoenix' FoxDark Phoenix followed up lousy reviews and a lousy opening weekend with a near-record free fall. It earned just $2.348 million on its second Friday, down 83.2% from a $14 million opening day. Dark Phoenix has no such excuses. For reference, the last "Dark Phoenix" movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, earned $77 million in its first two days of domestic release. In a world where theatrical moviegoing is in a mortal struggle for survival, the industry just can't afford movies like Dark Phoenix.
June 15, 2019 15:11 UTC
A pair of explosions rocked Somalia's capital and left 11 people dead, the country's police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 25 people were wounded, Gen. Bashir Abdi Mohamed told reporters in Mogadishu. He said the first car bomb went off near a security checkpoint for the presidential palace and was responsible for nine deaths. The second car bomb killed the driver and his accomplice near a checkpoint on the road to the heavily fortified airport, he said. Al-Shabab, which often targets the capital, said the blasts were meant to strike the first line of security checkpoints for the airport and palace.
June 15, 2019 14:59 UTC
Thirty-five years ago, an unassuming man in a dark suit and tightly groomed golden hair stepped in front of a microphone with a sprawling Denver Broncos banner draped behind him. Pat Bowlen, the team’s new owner, made two things clear that day: He planned to win. And he didn’t care for the spotlight. Denver, and the National Football League, would never be the same.
June 15, 2019 14:58 UTC
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in 'Men In Black: International' SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENTThe summer of (mostly) underwhelming sequels continues, with Men in Black: International topping the Friday box office with a mediocre $10.4 million. Just because folks liked Hemsworth and Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok doesn't mean they'll show up to see them as new men in black. Why spend $15 plus concessions to see a bad Men in Black movie or a bad Shaft sequel when you can rent one of the three previous Men in Black movies or one the previous four Shaft movies at home for $5? Speaking of which, New Line and Netflix's new Shaft movie was also a huge miss. Cue a $1.7 million Friday and a likely $4.5 million weekend in 2,218 theaters, for a mediocre $2,028 per-theater average.
June 15, 2019 14:50 UTC
A San Diego high school valedictorian began her graduation speech as most do ― by thanking her parents and role models. Then she unleashed a firestorm of criticism against her guidance counselor, main office staff and a teacher she accused of being drunk on the job. “Being escorted by police out of school left a lasting impression. I hope that future students and staff learn from these examples.”Buhr also thanked her counselor for “teaching me to fend for myself,” deriding the employee as practically useless. Watch the speech below:
June 15, 2019 14:48 UTC
MILAN—Amanda Knox, the American college student who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of murdering her British roommate in the Italian city of Perugia in 2007, made a passionate defense of her innocence during her first visit to Italy in eight years. “My innocence didn’t save me because the prosecutors and the media created a story and a version of me…on which people could overlay their fantasies, fear and moral judgment,” Ms. Knox, 31, said at a conference in Modena, northern Italy on Saturday as she slowly and deliberately...
June 15, 2019 14:37 UTC
It would be presumptive to crown the Dodgers in June as champions of the National League West for a seventh consecutive season. Yet it is difficult to envision the sort of calamities required to create an actual race with the Arizona Diamondbacks or the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers understand they belong in October, when their bullpen will undergo the stress tests they failed in the World Series the past two seasons.
Source:Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2019 14:37 UTC
India and Pakistan rarely play against each other but have a heated rivalry. It’s hard to dispute that the cricket World Cup has started lethargically. It led to Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani issuing a stern warning. “If attitudes don’t change, I don’t see how the 2021 (T20) World Cup and 2023 World Cup can go ahead in India,” Mani told me at the height of the tension in March. Even if you’re not a cricket fan, India versus Pakistan at the iconic Old Trafford is a sports contest not to be missed.
June 15, 2019 14:36 UTC
Facebook has assembled a band of like-minded financial and telecom giants and venture capitalists, to back its own cryptocurrency, dubbed Libra. According to WSJ, Facebook plans to offer the digital currency to its 2.4 billion users who could use it to shop on and off the social media platform. WSJ writes that neither Facebook nor “individual members” of the Libra Association will “directly” control the cryptocurrency. “Yet Facebook, as the developer of the underlying technology, could exert considerable influence over it,” noted the report. The social media giant in early 2018 moved to ban all cryptocurrency ads, citing concerns over its users' well-being.
June 15, 2019 14:32 UTC
“Without muscle strength, your odds are significantly poorer.”Leong says that becoming frail is often considered an inevitable part of aging. We want to figure that out and help prevent a loss of grip strength.”Gray hypothesizes that grip strength comes down to 50 percent lifestyle and 50 percent genetics. “We don’t know all the factors that come into play and grip strength doesn’t necessarily change with exercise,” he says. “Resistance training and strength preservation should be part of the routine as you age.”That doesn’t mean you should train your grip strength specifically, however. “Just improving grip strength will not improve your overall health,” Gray says.
June 15, 2019 14:30 UTC
The Hong Kong government on Saturday suspended the controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China. Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who was chosen by Beijing to be the highest-level local official, made the announcement in a bid to restore calm after the bill sparked the city’s biggest protests in years. NEWT GINGRICH: WHAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ARE RESISTING (AND WHAT THEY SEE COMING)Critics argued that the proposed bill would erode legal protections and freedoms that Hong Kong enjoys as a former British colony and it could be then used by the Chinese government to crackdown on dissidents who fled mainland China. The Communist Party-ruled mainland took control of Hong Kong in 1997 with a promise not to interfere with the city’s civil liberties and courts. “Hong Kong people have been lied to so many times,” said Bonny Leung, a leader of the Civil Human Rights Front, one of the groups that has organized the protests.
June 15, 2019 14:26 UTC