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3 original NASA moon landing videos sell for $1.82 million at auction

3 original NASA moon landing videos sell for $1.82 million at auction

While the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing Saturday, Sotheby’s auctioned off three original NASA videotapes of the event for a whopping $1.82 million. That’s more than 8,000 times what then-NASA intern Gary George paid for them in a government surplus auction in 1976, the auction house said in a…MORE

Baltimore’s deputy police commissioner was robbed at gunpoint, police say

Baltimore’s deputy police commissioner was robbed at gunpoint, police say

A Baltimore deputy police commissioner was robbed at gunpoint, the police department said Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were walking Friday night near Patterson Park when a white SUV with four people in it approached them, the department said in a statement emailed to CNN. Two black men, believed to be about…MORE

Heavy damage after Midwest storms sweep through 500 miles in 10 hours

Heavy damage after Midwest storms sweep through 500 miles in 10 hours

A powerful derecho storm moved through the Upper Midwest on Friday night, gathering up 73 damaging wind reports, according to the National Weather Service, and the same area remained under threat of more severe weather Saturday. More than 100 damaging wind reports have already come in. The threat of large hail and isolated tornadoes will…MORE

Heat wave holds more than 150 million Americans in stifling grip this weekend

Heat wave holds more than 150 million Americans in stifling grip this weekend

“Take the heat seriously.” That’s what the National Weather Service is warning as a dangerous heat wave reaches its peak this weekend and more than two-thirds of the US are feeling temperatures push into the triple digits. So far, one death has been attributed to the high temperatures. Former NFL player Mitch Petrus, 32, fell…MORE

A missing toddler drove himself down to the county fair on his toy tractor

A missing toddler drove himself down to the county fair on his toy tractor

How far can a little one really go? Well, one determined Minnesota 2-year-old got himself all the way down to the county fair, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a call Friday night about a missing toddler, according to a Facebook post from the office. But the determined tyke wasn’t…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Lil Nas X is on a road many musical artists wish they were on. The rapper’s hit song “Old Town Road” is on track to hold a record for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s been there for 15 weeks, and only Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet…

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali…

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Alas, the wait is over! Willow’s self-titled album is finally here — and no, she’s not whipping her hair back and forth. The alternative R&B singer dropped her new album “WILLOW” on Friday, just weeks after her brother Jaden released his own, “ERYS.” “WILLOW” is the artist’s third studio album. It follows “ARDIPITHECUS,” released in…