This is from an AP DISPATCH FROM MAINE: A Maine newspaper that horrified author Stephen King by dropping its local book review coverage used his complaint to boost digital subscriptions.King, who lives in Bangor, complained Friday about the Portland Press Herald’s decision to stop publishing freelance-written reviews of books about Maine or written by Maine … Read moreStephen King fans love newspapers…?
Kevin Hart’s “The Upside” surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of “The Upside” pushed Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” to second place after the aquatic superhero’s three-week reign on top of the North American box office. Over the weekend, “Aquaman” passed $1 billion worldwide. Opening in third place was … Read moreTake that Oscars! Kevin Hart wins the weekend box office
Various sources reporting today; Police in Northern California responded to a “mass casualty overdose” situation on Saturday that resulted in one death and a dozen people hospitalized. Authorities said that the incident was caused by exposure to the deadly opioid fentanyl, which also affected two responding officers, according to NBC News. Mike O’Brien, a police captain … Read more‘Mass casualty’ drug overdose in Cali
THE CDC warns: The superbug that infected nearly a dozen Americans who recently underwent weight-loss surgery at a Tijuana hospital had a particularly nasty genetic mutation that set off alarm bells after patients began showing up in hospitals and doctors officers with painful wounds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel … Read moreSuperbug involved in Tijuana bariatric surgery infections showed concerning mutation