Enes Kanter Grateful To Escape From Oppressive, Failing Dictatorship In New York

PORTLAND, OR—Admitting it was difficult to watch his once-vibrant home fall into complete disarray, Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter confirmed Monday that he was grateful to have escaped the oppressive, failing dictatorship in New York. “It’s disastrous—the leaders are full-on autocrats and there is so little… Read more… Press Release Distribution Service

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Shatters Box Office Records

Analysis suggests that Avengers: Endgame, the action-packed culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, may rake in as much as $1 billion in box office sales after a record-breaking opening weekend. What do you think? Read more… Press Release Distribution Service

Trump Resigns From Presidents Local 150 In Protest Of Unions

WASHINGTON—Criticizing leaders of the organized labor movement for supporting Democrats and for the treatment of their members, Donald Trump announced Monday that he was resigning from the United President Workers Local 150 in protest of unions. “Today I informed the Washington, D.C. chapter of the UPW that I will no… Read more… Press Release Distribution…

Sporting life: Stephens, Altidore now engaged

American athletes Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore announced they are engaged. Stephens is the eighth-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, and Altidore plays for Toronto FC of MLS. Press Release Distribution Service

Rosen believes he can be Miami’s franchise QB

At his introductory news conference, Josh Rosen said he wants to prove next season that he can be the Dolphins’ long-awaited answer at quarterback. Press Release Distribution Service

Dawkins on wiretaps: Miller ‘fronted’ Ayton deal

Christian Dawkins, who is on trial for having allegedly bribed college coaches, is heard on wiretap recording alleging Arizona coach Sean Miller “fronted” a deal to get Deandre Ayton to commit to the Wildcats. Press Release Distribution Service

CP3 fined $35K but not suspended for ref contact

Rockets guard Chris Paul has been fined $35,000 for “aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact with a game official” during Sunday’s Game 1 loss to the Warriors, the NBA announced. Press Release Distribution Service

Rockets audited ’18 Game 7, say Finals bid taken

The Rockets believe they should have advanced to last year’s NBA Finals, not the Warriors, citing their own audit of 81 potential missed calls in their Game 7 loss to Golden State. Press Release Distribution Service

Factbox: What you need to know about the U.S. measles outbreak

The United States so far this year has recorded 704 cases of measles in 22 states, its largest outbreak since public health officials in 2000 declared the disease eradicated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Press Release Distribution Service

U.S. measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high: officials

The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday. Press Release Distribution Service

Minecraft’s creator excluded from event over his ‘comments and opinions’

Article URL: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/29/18522546/microsoft-minecraft-anniversary-event-notch-creator-comments-opinions Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19779708 Points: 13 # Comments: 3 Press Release Distribution Service

Indie Game Removed from Switch After Dev Reveals It Has a Hidden Code Editor

Article URL: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/04/indie_game_removed_from_switch_eshop_after_dev_reveals_it_contains_a_hidden_code_editor Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19779056 Points: 34 # Comments: 16 Press Release Distribution Service

ZeroCater (YC W11) is hiring a Full-stack engineer in SF: Must love food

Article URL: https://zerocater.com/about/careers/?gh_jid=1585898 Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19779170 Points: 1 # Comments: 0 Press Release Distribution Service

Insurers Know How Often American Drivers Touch Their Phones

Article URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-29/insurers-know-exactly-how-often-american-drivers-touch-their-phones Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19779545 Points: 18 # Comments: 13 Press Release Distribution Service

Giving up on wlroots-rs

Article URL: http://way-cooler.org/blog/2019/04/29/rewriting-way-cooler-in-c.html Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19778738 Points: 201 # Comments: 52 Press Release Distribution Service

Botticelli painting revealed under century of varnish

British art restorers working on a painting long thought to be a later imitation of a Sandro Botticelli masterpiece have found it in fact came from the Italian renaissance artist’s own workshop. Press Release Distribution Service

From Mao to Beckham, Chinese barber turns heads with his scalp sculptures

Wang Jianfeng is no ordinary barber. The 39-year-old from Shaoxing in eastern China specializes in sculpting images of famous faces on to the backs of his clients’ heads. Press Release Distribution Service

Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt’s Luxor

Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled an unusually large tomb on Luxor’s west bank dated to ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty. Press Release Distribution Service

Soccer: Czech striker Sural from Turkey’s Alanyaspor killed in bus crash – club

Czech soccer player Josef Sural from Turkey’s top tier Aytemiz Alanyaspor was killed after a minibus carrying players from the club crashed while returning from an away match, the club said on Monday. Press Release Distribution Service

Report: NFL considering exempt list for Chiefs’ Hill

The NFL is considering putting Tyreek Hill on the commissioner’s exempt list as early as this week, amid an ongoing criminal investigation surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs wideout, ESPN reported late Sunday night. Press Release Distribution Service

‘Tolkien’ looks at early years of ‘Lord of the Rings’ writer

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantastical world of hobbits, elves and orcs have won over fans around the world in the decades since “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” stories were published. Press Release Distribution Service

World turns out for record ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie debut

Fans around the globe packed movie theaters for the debut of “Avengers: Endgame” over the weekend, pushing total ticket sales for the Walt Disney Co superhero spectacle to a stunning $1.2 billion and crushing records in dozens of countries. Press Release Distribution Service

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