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Microsoft Announces Minecraft Earth, A Minecraft Version Of Pokémon Go

In a move that’s equal parts surprising, inevitable, and brilliant, Microsoft today announced Minecraft Earth, an augmented reality game that will let people build all sorts of blocky creations as they’re walking down streets and trying not to get hit by cars. It’ll be out later this year for phones, with a beta hitting this summer.

Here’s the trailer for Minecraft Earth, which is undoubtedly going to take over the world and lead to all sorts of wild stories. The developers at Mojang say you’ll be able to gather resources, build castles, and fight off creepers and other terrifying mobs, just like you can in the real game. Looks rad!

Source: Microsoft Announces Minecraft Earth, A Minecraft Version Of Pokémon Go

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NETFLIX SERIES PITTSBURGH: Extras needed for new Netflix series being filmed in Pittsburgh | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Extras Casting is looking for people to be in a new Netflix series being filmed in Pittsburgh this summer.

The series, called “I Am Not Okay With This,” is about a teenage girl navigating her way through high school life while dealing with her family, sexuality and mysterious new superpowers.

Casting directors are looking for extras who can portray high school and college age students for multiple days of filming. Extras will also be portraying football teams, fans, basketball players, prom attendees and more.

Filming will take place from early June through August.

For more information, visit www.movieextraspittsburgh.com.


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MONROEVILLE MALL SHOOTING: Charges filed in shooting at Monroeville Mall

Authorities say charges have been filed in connection with a shooting outside the Monroeville Mall last month that prompted an evacuation.

The alleged gunman, identified as Brandon Noel, 21, of McKeesport, was arrested on charges that include attempted homicide and aggravated assault, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said Thursday morning.

Other suspects were identified as Treysaun Lockett-Tillman and Jared Ogrosky, both 21 and of McKeesport; Jamaal Abdul-Rabb, 22, of Turtle Creek; Fordery Andre Morris IV, 20, of McKeesport; and Brandon Murphy, 23, of McKeesport. Dockets indicate all five are charged with felony riot and misdemeanor simple assault and disorderly conduct. All except Murphy were in custody.

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Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada in row over rubbish – BBC News

Canada sent tonnes of rubbish wrongly labelled as recyclable and then missed a deadline to retrieve it.

The Philippines’ foreign secretary said Canada missed a May 15 deadline to retrieve rubbish shipped out in 2014.

Last month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would “sail to Canada and dump their garbage there”.

Reports say the waste amounts to many dozens of containers filled with common household rubbish like soiled nappies.

“At midnight last night, letters for the recall of our ambassador and consuls to Canada went out,” Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Locsin Jr said in a tweet.

“Canada missed the… deadline. And we shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada until its garbage is ship bound there.”

Mr Locsin said what triggered him to pull out the envoys was Canada’s failure to show up at a meeting with Philippine customs officials.

Source: Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada in row over rubbish – BBC News

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F-16 fighter jet crashes while trying to land at California base, 12 minor injuries reported | Fox News

An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse while attempting to land at March Air Reserve Base in Southern California, an Air Force official confirmed to Fox News late Thursday.

Source: F-16 fighter jet crashes while trying to land at California base, 12 minor injuries reported | Fox News

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New York state teacher’s aide arrested for allegedly using duct tape on student’s arms, mouth

The incident happened during a special education class, according to court records.

A teacher’s aide in New York state was arrested and fired from her job for allegedly using duct tape on the wrists and mouth of a student with special needs.

Latoya Davis, who worked at School No. 54 in the Rochester City School District, was taken into custody last week and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment, court records show.

Source: New York state teacher’s aide arrested for allegedly using duct tape on student’s arms, mouth

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Ford Recalls 270,000 Vehicles | PEOPLE.com

According to a release from Ford, the company has issued a safety recall on approximately 2,760 2019 Ranger trucks and 270,000 Fusions made between 2013 and 2016.

Select Fusion models that are equipped with a 2.5-liter engine are being recalled because of a malfunction that causes the shifter cable to become detached from the transmission, which could cause the car to shift gears and roll away if the parking break is not applied.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 196,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Source: Ford Recalls 270,000 Vehicles | PEOPLE.com

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Walmart says it will raise prices because of tariffs – CNN

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ETA former leader Josu Ternera arrested after 16 years on the run – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/europe/eta-leader-josu-ternera-arrested-intl/index.html

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Missouri abortion law: Senate passes “one of the strongest” measures in nation; Democrat says bill is “shaming women” – CBS News

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Federal judge orders FDA to start regulating e-cigarettes | TheHill

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed up its reviews of thousands of electronic cigarettes currently on the market, siding with public health groups that sued the agency.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Maryland last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health groups. They argued that the FDA’s delay in regulating e-cigarette products led a spike in underage vaping.

According to the judge, the FDA’s decision to delay reviewing electronic cigarette products for several years amounted to a serious dereliction of duty.

Source: Federal judge orders FDA to start regulating e-cigarettes | TheHill

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Express Launches Love Unites Campaign in Support of LGBTQ+ Community

COLUMBUS, OhioMay 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) today announced the brand’s launch of the Love Unites collection. To pay tribute to nearly five decades of Pride, and the global empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community, Express and non-profit partner GLAAD present Love Unites, a celebratory, gender-fluid collection of 35 pieces that honors unity and individuality. Express has also committed to a minimum $100,000 donation to GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community; for every Love Unites item purchased by July 15, Express will donate 25% of the net income.Source: Express Launches Love Unites Campaign in Support of LGBTQ+ Community

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State Police, Troop A, Indiana, PA looking for five most wanted fugitives

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop A, Indiana are looking for the five most wanted fugitives in their area.

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Rob Rogers, “Dragon Food,” May 15, 2019 – Pittsburgh Current

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FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls – Reuters

 

Many service providers have held off developing and deploying default call-blocking tools because of uncertainty about whether the tools are legal under the FCC rules.

Allowing the default call-blocking could significantly increase development and consumer adoption of the tools, Pai said.

“By making it clear that such call blocking is allowed, the FCC will give voice service providers the legal certainty they need to block unwanted calls from the outset so that consumers never have to get them,” Pai said.

The U.S. telecommunications regulator is expected to take action on Pai’s proposal at its June 6 meeting.

Source: FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls – Reuters

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MEASLES: 2 more cases reported in same family as prior cases, Allegheny County Health Department says

There have been no additional public exposures because of quarantine orders for the family, Allegheny County health officials say.

Source: MEASLES: 2 more cases reported in same family as prior cases, Allegheny County Health Department says

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8-year-old boy accidentally shoots mother at baseball game, gun owner charged

The boy found a loaded gun while playing inside an antique World War II jeep on display at an event honoring veterans.

The gun’s owner, Charles McFarland Jr., was arrested and faces charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Source: 8-year-old boy accidentally shoots mother at baseball game, gun owner charged

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Breaking record for deepest dive, explorer says Pacific’s Mariana Trench ‘incredibly peaceful place’ | Fox News

Victor Vescovo took the journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean — finding shocking things from new species to human trash — and told Fox News on Tuesday that the discovery of plastic in such far reaches proves the need for more vigilance to protect the oceans.

Source: Breaking record for deepest dive, explorer says Pacific’s Mariana Trench ‘incredibly peaceful place’ | Fox News

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FORT DUQUESNE RAMP CRASH: 1 killed when car flips on ramp to Fort Duquesne Bridge | WPXI

A man was killed when a car crashed and flipped early Tuesday morning on an onramp to the Fort Duquesne Bridge in Pittsburgh, police said.

The man who died was found inside the car, police said. He was identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office as 30-year-old Joshua Wine, of Zelienople.

Investigators said the car was coming from Reedsdale Street before the driver lost control and crashed on the ramp.

The onramp and Allegheny Avenue were closed while investigators processed the scene.


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Legendary comic Tim Conway dead at 85

The venerable actor was best known for his TV work on “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Tim Conway, who made generations of Americans laugh on TV shows such as “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” died Tuesday morning, his publicist said.

He was 85.

Conway won multiple Emmy Awards, most recently in 2008 for his role as a guest star on the comedy show “30 Rock” in which he played Bucky Bright, an old, long-forgotten television star.

The actor’s big break in Hollywood came on “McHale’s Navy,” when Conway was cast to play Ensign Charles Parker. He was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy in 1963.

Source: Legendary comic Tim Conway dead at 85

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