November 17, 2018

Walmart passes Apple to become No. 3 online retailer in U.S.

Walmart has overtaken Apple to become the No. 3 online retailer in the U.S., according to a report this week from eMarketer. While Amazon still leads by a wide margin, accounting for 48 percent of e-commerce sales in 2018, Walmart – including also Sam’s Club and – is poised to capture 4 percent of all online retail spending in the U.S. by year-end, totaling $20.91 billion.

November 7, 2018

CNN's Jim Acosta has press pass suspended by White House, Sarah Sanders announces

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass to access the White House was suspended "until further notice" Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump.
"I've just been denied entrance to the WH," Acosta tweeted Wednesday night. "Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit."

November 5, 2018

Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft

By David Freeman
Maybe it's an alien spacecraft.
Scientists have been puzzling over Oumuamua ever since the mysterious space object was observed tumbling past the sun in late 2017. Given its high speed and its unusual trajectory, the reddish, stadium-sized whatever-it-is had clearly come from outside our solar system. But its flattened, elongated shape and the way it accelerated on its way through the solar system set it apart from conventional asteroids and comets.

November 2, 2018

Let’s appreciate this Nick Mullens moment, however long it lasts

Before Thursday, no quarterback in the illustrious history of the San Francisco 49ers had ever thrown more than one touchdown pass in their debut. Not Joe Montana. Not Steve Young. Nick Mullens did it by halftime.
By the end of his first NFL game, Mullens had 262 passing yards, three touchdowns, and a passer rating of 151.9.
Marcus Mariota’s four-touchdown performance and perfect passer rating of 158.3 is the only better debut start in NFL history. But Mariota was the No. 2 overall selection and a Heisman Trophy winner. What made Mullens’ first game particularly special is that it came completely out of left field.
Mullens, 23, went undrafted in 2017, despite smashing all of the passing records at Southern Miss — the alma mater of Brett Favre. This was how described Mullens in a breakdown of his skills prior to the 2017 NFL Draft:
BOTTOM LINE Mullens is a productive college quarterback with good competitiveness and toughness, but lacking the minimum standards of size and arm strength. Mullens could make it into camp, but is unlikely to find a spot on a roster.
He landed a contract with the 49ers and did enough to show he was worth a spot on the practice squad, where he spent his entire rookie year. He probably would’ve stayed there for his second season too, had Jimmy Garoppolo’s torn ACL not forced the 49ers to put Mullens on the active roster at the end of September.
A little over a month later, he became No. 1 on the depth chart for the Thursday Night Footballgame against the Raiders due to a wrist injury for C.J. Beathard. And he balled the hell out.

October 24, 2018

Fortnitemares 2018: These are the spooky things coming to 'Fortnite' on Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, "Fortnite" is about to get a lot spookier.
Publisher Epic Games rolled out Fortnitemares 2018, a Halloween-themed event where players stumble across various creepy obstacles.
Among them: Cube monsters players must fend off while also trying to stay alive during the game's popular Battle Royale mode, where 100 players compete in a last-man-standing style match.
Players will gain access to new weapons such as a six-shooter and field hunter crossbow. The update also adds a Deadfire outfit, a Van Helsing-inspired ensemble featuring a cowboy hat and long trenchcoat.
Fortnitemares will also add extra challenges, which give away experience points when completed. During the event, players gain extra experience by destroying cube monsters or dealing damage to them with specific weapons.
Epic said the event has been temporarily disabled on Battle Royale while they look into issues with player matchmaking. 

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The update adding Fortnitemares will also add another key feature: The ability to redeploy your glider during a match. Typically, the glider is only available when players first descend on the island. Now, when in mid-air or greater than 10 meters up, players can press a button to use their glider again. 

October 21, 2018

Dodgers capture National League pennant

The Red Sox will face the Dodgers in the World Series after Los Angeles beat Milwaukee, 5-1, Saturday in Game 7 of the NLCS.

Yasiel Puig's three-run homer in the sixth inning was pivotal for the Dodgers.

The Red Sox and Dodgers have met in the World Series just once: 1916.

Game 1 is Tuesday at 8:09 p.m. at Fenway Park

October 17, 2018

Mega Millions winning numbers for $667M jackpot drawn; Jackpot grows to record $868M after no winner

The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has grown to a record $868 million.

The jackpot is the largest in Mega Millions history and has a cash option of $494 million.

The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 Mega Ball: 9 

October 8, 2018

Vikings' Kirk Cousins is 'excited' to see if Saints' Drew Brees will break all-time passing record vs. Redskins

Kirk Cousins is having a standout start to the NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings, but he's going to keep an eye on the Washington Redskins-New Orleans Saints game on Monday Night Football.
Cousins -- who spent the first six years of his career with the Redskins before signing a blockbuster deal with the Vikings this offseason -- tweeted that he's eager to see if Saints quarterback href="">Drew Brees will break the record for career passing yards against his former team. Brees needs just 201 yards to break the record, which is currently held by Peyton Manning at 71,940 yards.

Chiefs show that Patrick Mahomes doesn't always have to carry them

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even as they were piling up points at an NFL-leading rate, it was natural to wonder whether the Kansas City Chiefs were legitimate Super Bowl contenders because of a defense that allowed points almost as fast.
The Chiefs might have answered the question on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium. If the 5-0 Chiefs continue to play on defense the way they did against the Jaguars, anything seems possible.

October 5, 2018

Casas móviles, apartamentos, hoteles para damnificados del desastre de gas de la ciudad de Lawrence

La Administración Baker-Polito, MEMA, funcionarios locales y Columbia Gas anuncian opciones de vivienda para los clientes afectados que prefieren no quedarse en sus hogares durante los esfuerzos de restauración
Los clientes afectados de Columbia Gas que decidan ser ubicados en viviendas alternativas deben llamar a la línea de reclamaciones de Columbia Gas al: 1-800-590-5571
LAWRENCE - La Administración Baker-Polito, la Agencia de Administración de Emergencias de Massachusetts, los alcaldes Rivera, Maylor y Flanagan y Columbia Gas anunciaron hoy que se ofrecerán viviendas alternativas a los clientes afectados por el incidente de gas del 13 de septiembre que eligen no quedarse en sus casas, a la vez que el clima se torna más frío. El programa de vivienda, que incluye habitaciones de hotel, apartamentos, remolques de viaje, centros y refugios de calentamiento combinado, está siendo coordinado por Columbia Gas con el apoyo de agencias locales y estatales y otras entidades. Los clientes afectados podrán permanecer en viviendas alternativas hasta que se restablezca el servicio de gas en sus hogares.