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Thu, 24 Jun 2021 00:00:31 -0400

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 24, the 175th day of 2021. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1948, Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift. On this date: In 1497, the first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot spotted land, probably in present-day Canada. In 1807, a grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, indicted former Vice President Aaron Burr on charges of treason and high misdemeanor (he was later acquitted). In 1880, “O Canada,” the future Canadian national anthem, was first performed in Quebec City. In 1940, France signed an armistice with Italy during World War II. In 1947, what’s regarded as the first modern UFO sighting took place as private pilot Kenneth Arnold, an Idaho businessman, reported seeing nine silvery objects flying in a “weaving formation” near...

Man shot, killed by police serving warrant in South Carolina

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:57:00 -0400

Authorities say a man was shot and killed by at least one deputy in South Carolina as officers were trying to arrest him

Bodies of two young girls pulled from South Florida canal

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:30:40 -0400

Police are looking into reports that the mother of two young girls found dead in a South Florida canal was offering to baptize people in the canal a day earlier

Arkansas deputy fatally shoots teen during traffic stop

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:04:45 -0400

Authorities in Arkansas aren’t saying what led a sheriff’s deputy to fatally shoot a 17-year-old during a traffic stop

Pedestrian bridge collapses over DC highway, injuring 5

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 21:17:21 -0400

A pedestrian bridge has collapsed over a highway in Washington, D

Ex-Mexican governor sentenced to 3 years in US prison

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:37:40 -0400

U.S. prosecutors say a judge in Texas has sentenced a former governor of a northern state in Mexico to three years in prison following his guilty plea last year in a money laundering scheme

Fear of wildfires forces forest closures across Arizona

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:40:17 -0400

National forests in Arizona are the go-to spots in the summer as people look to escape sweltering desert temperatures

Company defends use of toxic chemicals to fight plant fire

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:44:12 -0400

A company whose northern Illinois chemical plant was heavily damaged in a fire last week is defending its use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals

West and Russia clash over Russian mercenaries in CAR

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:15:36 -0400

The United States, Britain and France are accusing Russian mercenaries of operating alongside Central African Republic forces and committing human rights violations against civilians and obstructing U.N. peacekeeping

Witness: Man confronted gunman who ambushed, killed officer

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:59:31 -0400

A witness says a Colorado man was shopping when he heard the gunfire that killed a suburban Denver police officer, rushed out of the store with his gun and shot the suspect

Best winter movies on Disney Plus: rug up under your doona with these cool flicks

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:48:16 +0000

Grab some hot chocolate and settle in for the best winter-themed movies on Disney Plus.

iPhone 13 may not get in-screen Touch ID after all, but the iPhone 14 might

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:08 +0000

Noted Apple analysit Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly suggested the iPhone 13 will skip in-screen fingerprint sensors.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad and ThinkVision devices for hybrid working

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:59:26 +0000

Lenovo has unveiled its new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 mobile workstation along with several new additions to its ThinkVision line.

Realme X7 Max Milky Way variant goes on sale: price, specs, and availability

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:21:54 +0000

Realme X7 Max Milky Way colour option will go on sale in India starting today. It is priced at Rs 26,999 and will be available on Flipkart.

Sale of smartphones online was the highest in India globally

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:15:20 +0000

The outbreak of Covid-19 has had some major impact on consumer behaviour. Due to lockdown restrictions, online sales have emerged as the preferred mode of purchase of smart phones in many countries. And India is on the top of the heap of this global list.

Workplace from Facebook update will make your company all-hands less of a mess

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 02:30:31 +0000

Workplace from Facebook has fine-tuned its Q&A experience to help facilitate two-way conversations between leaders and employees.

PS5 restock: Sony Direct virtual queue today only for people with email invite

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 02:29:32 +0000

The PS5 will be in stock today at Sony Direct. Here's how to get the hard-to-find Sony video game console this afternoon.

There's still time to snag these stellar Bose headphone deals

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 02:12:38 +0000

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and QuietComfort Earbuds are still at an all-time-low price on Amazon AU.

Canon EOS R5 gets a bigger discount on Amazon Australia after Prime Day

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:16:42 +0000

A few dollars more than its cheapest ever price on Amazon, our favourite Canon camera is just AU$3,519 now.

Amazon Prime Day in Australia is over, but great deals are still available

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:05:38 +0000

Prime Day 2021 is officially over in Australia, but deals are still available, though some are at a slightly higher price.

Euro 2020 LIVE! England to face Germany in last 16

Mon, 24 May 2021 11:02:00 BST

Young stars with 48 as Hawks snatch Game 1 on road

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:00:00 BST

Clint Capela scored the go-ahead hoop with 29.8 seconds remaining, and Trae Young capped a 48-point performance with four subsequent free throws, allowing the Atlanta Hawks to stun the host Milwaukee Bucks 116-113 in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

Eubank Jr's next fight? 'Massive world title plans!'

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:00:00 BST

Chris Eubank Jr has been guaranteed 'world title action' as promoter Kalle Sauerland promises 'massive' plans for two fights this year.

Low defends Germany form ahead of England meeting

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:40:00 BST

Joachim Low cast aside concerns about Germany's form ahead of their match against England at Wembley in the last 16 of Euro 2020.

Hits & Misses: How good are Germany?

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:10:00 BST

Buttler: Intimidating Roy makes my job easier

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:20:00 BST

Jos Buttler credited his stunning form at the top of England's order in Twenty20s to the "intimidating" presence of opening partner Jason Roy after the pair shone in the eight-wicket hammering of Sri Lanka.

Konta: Knee injury could hinder me for rest of career

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:50:00 BST

British No 1 Johanna Konta admits she could have to play through a knee problem for the rest of her career after originally ignoring the injury.

Draw sees France top as Portugal qualify in third

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 21:45:00 BST

France and Portugal played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in Budapest as Didier Deschamps' side secured top spot in Group F, while Portugal still qualified for the last 16 as one of four best third-place finishers.

Brook, Thompson lead Yorkshire to victory

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:30:00 BST

Harry Brook and Jordan Thompson shared a Vitality Blast record sixth-wicket partnership of 141 to help Yorkshire recover from 15-4 to beat Worcestershire by 12 runs at Headingley.

Germany set up England clash after Hungary scare

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:00:00 BST

Leon Goretzka's late equaliser was enough for Germany to draw 2-2 with Hungary and secure second spot in Group F, setting up a last-16 showdown with England.

Caitlyn Jenner Nearly Drops Her Drinks After Running To Starbucks In LA — See Photo

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:01:26 +0000

The California governor hopeful experienced some spillage during a Starbucks run with her pups.

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake’s Romance Timeline: Meeting On ‘Mickey Mouse Club,’ Dating & More

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00:55 +0000

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were one of the hottest couples of the late '90s and early aughts. Following Justin's show of support for Britney after her conservatorship hearing, look back at their past romance.

Courtney Stodden Rocks Green Bikini & Sends Message Of Forgiveness After Chrissy Teigen Bullying

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:58:19 +0000

Courtney Stodden shared a personal message about 'forgiveness' while rocking a metallic green bikini in a stunning new photo.

Kim Kardashian Stuns In Nude-Colored Thong As She Sips Diet Coke In New KKW Beauty Photos

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:54:36 +0000

Kim Kardashian shared a series of photos, including one of her drinking Diet Coke and one of her posing with grapes, for the release of the new lip lacquer from her makeup brand, KKW Beauty.

Jessica Chastain Reminds Fans She’s Not Bryce Dallas Howard In Hilarious TikTok Video

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:08:35 +0000

Jessica Chastain hopped on a TikTok trend to remind people that she is not, in fact, Bryce Dallas Howard.

Justin Timberlake Slams Britney Spears’ Conservatorship & Sends His ‘Love’ To Her: ‘Let Her Live’

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:41:41 +0000

'Jess & I send our love and our absolute support to Britney during this time,' Justin also tweeted just hours after Britney's bombshell testimony against her conservatorship.

Gigi Hadid Channels ‘The Matrix’ In Black Outfit & Cat Eye Sunglasses 9 Mos. After Giving Birth

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:29:18 +0000

Gigi Hadid stepped out in New York City on June 23, wearing a monochromatic outfit, that looked reminiscent of the 1999 cult-classic movie 'The Matrix.'

‘RHOBH’ Recap: Erika Jayne Reveals The Real Reason Why She Divorced Tom Girardi

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:00:16 +0000

Erika reunited with the ladies for the first time since filing for divorce, and she had a lot to say.

Britney Spears’ Father Jamie Reacts To Her ‘Suffering’ After She Slams ‘Abusive’ Conservatorship

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 00:43:46 +0000

Jamie Spears responded to the explosive comments his daughter Britney Spears made about him during her latest court hearing over her conservatorship.

Kylie Jenner Stuns In Sexy Black Bra Top As She Pouts Her Big Lips In Gorgeous New Video

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 00:32:27 +0000

Watch Kylie Jenner get flirty with the camera in a new video!

Batman '89 Anniversary Celebrated as Michael Keaton Continues Filming The Flash

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:20:59 PDT

Fans are celebrating the 32nd anniversary of Tim Burton's Batman in the midst of Michael Keaton filming his return to the role of Bruce Wayne for The Flash.

The Nest Trailer: Dee Wallace Fights an Evil-Infested Teddy Bear

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:04:49 PDT

When Meg starts developing hoarding habits, things take a turn for the worse in the new horror thriller The Nest.

Unfrosted: Jerry Seinfeld Will Direct and Star in Pop-Tarts Movie Based on Famous Joke

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:43:39 PDT

Jerry Seinfeld will direct and star in Unfrosted, an upcoming movie about the creation of the Pop-Tart that's been joked about on stage by the comedian.

John Boyega's Rebel Ridge Exit Called Into Question, Did He Just Walk Away?

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:02:39 PDT

New claims have suggested that there were numerous reasons for Boyega making his abrupt exit, including issues with the script and his accommodation.

The Loneliest Whale Trailer Goes on an Oceanic Quest to Find a Mythical Recluse

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:01:41 PDT

The director of Cropsey brings another mystery to the big screens in July with the documentary The Loneliest Whale.

The Little Mermaid Set Photos Show Halle Bailey Filming a Familiar Disney Scene

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:36:32 PDT

Halle Bailey has been spotted filming a key scene for the upcoming Disney live action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Knives Out 2 Drags Outer Banks Breakout Madelyn Cline Into an All-Star Mystery

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:14:26 PDT

From Outer Banks to Knives Out 2, Madelyn Cline joins Rian Johnson's Netflix sequel.

Candyman Trailer #2 Puts a Fresh Spin on the Iconic Urban Legend

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:21:38 PDT

Another official trailer has just been dropped by Universal Pictures for this summer's release of Nia DaCosta's Candyman.

Disney's Tower of Terror Movie Is Happening with Scarlett Johansson

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:05:05 PDT

Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson is set to produce and star in a Tower of Terror movie, adapting the Disney attraction of the same name.

Pet Sematary Prequel Wants Mrs. Fletcher Star Jackson White as Young Jud Crandall

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:25:55 PDT

Mrs. Fletcher star Jackson White is in final negotiations to play a younger Jud Crandall in the Pet Sematary prequel in the works at Paramount+.

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