LOS ANGELES—Marvel Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a massive issue that pays tribute to its history and introduces a new object with implications for the superhero universe going forward.
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AUGUSTA, Ga.—A Georgia kayaker says he could only think of paddling faster after realizing he wasn't alone in a pond.
Bo Storey told WRDW-TV , “I just paddled and paddled . . .” to get away from a 10-foot, 360 pound (163.29 kilogram) alligator that got as close as 5 feet (1.52 metres) from the back of his kayak.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia kayaker says he could only think of paddling faster after realizing he wasn’t alone in a pond.
Bo Storey told WRDW-TV , “I just paddled and paddled. ...” on Monday to get away from a 10-foot, 360 pound (163.29 kilogram) alligator that got as close as 5 feet (1.52 metres) from the back of his kayak.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A North Carolina teen has helped more than a dozen people who lined up to buy a chicken sandwich get the chance to line up at the polls.
News outlets report 17-year-old David Ledbetter says he registered 16 people to vote at a Popeye's restaurant in Charlotte on Saturday.
Many people have flocked to Popeye's nationwide to try the new menu item.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in a new report that safer restraint systems are needed for the back seats of cars.
The study finds that rear-seat safety has not kept pace with front-seat safety and it has been to the detriment of belted passengers in the back seat.
NORMAN, Okla.—An Oklahoma judge yesterday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement.
SEATTLE—Gleyber Torres is clearly the hottest Yankees hitter at the plate this month.
Little-known Mike Ford isn't far behind.
Torres hit his 13th home run in August, Ford went deep twice and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 last night.
NEW YORK—Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this.
So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and then raised a clenched left fist toward the night sky.
SEATTLE—Marco Gonazles sent flocks of Blue Jays fans back north of the border with a sour taste in their mouths.
Gonzales pitched three-hit ball over seven innings to get his career-best 14th win, Dylan Moore hit a solo homer and the Seattle Mariners beat Toronto 3-1 yesterday.
“Marco brought his A-game today,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down today as Tropical Storm Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a small hurricane that forecasters said could affect the northern Windward islands and Puerto Rico in upcoming days.