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Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
Hearing the NPR story of a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and it contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.
Mahmud ran the city's Second Floor café, which she designed as a community space for open dialogue. It had just hosted an event on the political situation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
Hundreds of people showed up at the campus of Valdosta University to fly American flags, after other protesters desecrated a flag last week.
The place for Hollywood insiders to be this week was not on the lot or a fancy restaurant in Beverly Hills. They weren't in California at all. Instead, all eyes were on Las Vegas.
The biggest stars, directors and studios crowded into a high-tech theater at Cesar's Palace, where they showed new trailers, behind-the-scenes footage and even some full-length films. Plus, the latest and greatest in sound and theater technology.
It's a confab you might not be familiar with, called CinemaCon. Unlike, say, Comic-Con, movie fans are not invited. Instead, theater owners from around the world come to see everything from the latest projectors, new food items to sell alongside the popcorn, and of course, the movies themselves.
"In this day and age, a theater owner could watch a trailer back home. But this is a way to sort of make them feel special and give them attention," said Pamela McClintock, senior film writer for the Hollywood Reporter, who was in Las Vegas covering the event.
That attention included big stars announcing big new projects. Vin Diesel paid homage to Paul Walker and announced that yes, there will be an eighth movie in the "Fast & Furious" franchise. Tom Cruise presented footage for the next "Mission: Impossible film." But that wasn't all.
He "talked about doing the stunt where he's hanging off the side of the airplane, which you see in the trailer," McClintock said. "They showed unedited footage and you could see the rope where we was hanging... It really was him."
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The U.S. epidemic of injected opioid use could lead to severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C like those now occurring in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention said Friday.
Everyone who reserved a Las Vegas hotel room for a grand per night next weekend, you can breathe a little easier. The biggest boxing match in years is confirmed. A contract dispute between the two promoters meant tickets just went on sale yesterday for a fight that's years in the making and just a week away. That was a close one.
The pent-up demand for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to get into the ring is totaling up to big bucks.
"Its guys that are five years past the moment when they should’ve been having this fight," says Kenneth Shropshire from the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. "It’s not the heavyweights. This is where people are excited to see someone that is closer in size to the average man."