Puerto Rico Officials Say All of Island Has Power Again

Puerto Rico Officials Say All of Island Has Power Again

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20 storm knocked out the U.S. territory's power grid.

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Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous

Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous

What happens when a nation built on the concept of individual property ownership starts to give that up?

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Someone sent this ‘Earthbound’ SNES cartridge to space

Someone sent this 'Earthbound' SNES cartridge to space

Sending stuff to space is always fun, but deciding what to launch is tricky — if you have the choice. For Ronnie Doyle, his decision was a copy of Earthbound, the 1994 SNES game which has become a cult favourite in the years gone by.

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Surprise! New Berlin Wall section found in Germany

Surprise! New Berlin Wall section found in Germany

The Berlin Wall came down in 1989. But it seems that its story still hasn't been fully told. A previously unknown section of the wall was discovered in summer 2018 in a residential section of northwest Berlin. Several locals on a walking tour came upon a 20-meter (66-foot) section of crumbling wall, covered in graffiti, in June. The wall had been covered by overgrown bushes, which is how it had escaped discovery for so long.

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Gun activist seeking legal action over ‘malicious’ Sacha Baron Cohen prank

Gun activist seeking legal action over ‘malicious’ Sacha Baron Cohen prank

Gun activist Dan Roberts has addressed his humiliating appearance on Who Is America? branding Sacha Baron Cohen “malicious.” The episode saw the pro-gun group leader place a sex toy in his mouth after Cohen – in character as Israeli terror expert Erran Morad – convinced him it was a defence strategy designed to survive beheadings.

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Teen escapes from the Mayo Clinic after hospital won’t let her go

Teen escapes from the Mayo Clinic after hospital won't let her go

One winter afternoon last year, Duane Engebretson sat in his stepdaughter's hospital room at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, trying to figure out how she could escape. Alyssa Gilderhus, 18 and a senior in high school, had been a patient at Mayo for about two months, ever since having a ruptured brain aneurysm on Christmas Day.

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Lack of food pushes 2.3mn to flee Venezuela: UN

Lack of food pushes 2.3mn to flee Venezuela: UN

About 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their crisis-hit country mainly because of a lack of food as severe shortages of medicine has left thousands at risk, the UN spokesman said Tuesday. The Venezuelans have fled to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. "People cite the lack of food as their main reason for leaving," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. About 1.3 million Venezuelans are suffering from malnourishment.

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Chile police raid Catholic church HQ in sex abuse investigation

Chile police raid Catholic church HQ in sex abuse investigation

Sending stuff to space is always fun, but deciding what to launch is tricky — if you have the choice. For Ronnie Doyle, his decision was a copy of Earthbound, the 1994 SNES game which has become a cult favourite in the years gone by. Doyle told Kotaku he had the opportunity to send something "smaller than a lunchbox" to space, after his grandfather made a donation to a science group called Earth To Sky Calculus.

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At least 22 killed as Italian highway bridge collapses

At least 22 killed as Italian highway bridge collapses

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging almost 300 feet into a heap of rubble below. Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci told Italy's Sky TG24 that at least 25 people were confirmed dead and 10 more rescued with injuries. Officials have warned that the death toll will likely rise further as the rescue and recovery effort continues.

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