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With “Friends” like these, AT&T goes head-to-head with Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is pulling “Friends” from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms.

The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, also said Tuesday that its service will be called HBO Max. It will launch widely in spring of 2020.

As more companies — Comcast, Apple, Disney — unveil their own streaming services, they’re trying to make them more appealing with exclusive shows and deep libraries. Entertainment companies are pulling some of their stuff from Netflix to stock their own services. It’s not clear, of course, how successful those services will be, and they are losing out on licensing revenue by pulling their content... Read More

Deadly attacks came after threats almost every time, report finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — One-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship or businesses nationwide last year had a history of serious domestic violence, two-thirds had mental health issues, and nearly all had made threatening or concerning communications that worried others before they struck, according to a U.S. Secret Service report on mass attacks.

The Secret Service studied 27 incidents where a total of 91 people were killed and 107 more injured in public spaces in 2018. Among them: the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were 17 people were killed and 17 others injured, and the fatal attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh... Read More

Caesars buffet top Nevada restaurant in survey based on Yelp

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is rated as the top restaurant in Nevada in a new state-by-state survey produced by reviews.org.

“Known as one of the best buffets in Vegas, it definitely lived up to it,” the survey quotes from a Yelp review. “When you think of buffets, you think of quantity over quality, but this place had both. It is super crowded and may take some time to get in, but it is worth it in my opinion.” -Michael W., Honolulu, HI

Yelp ratings and reviews were used to select the top restaurant in each state.

Check the full survey for the top choice in other states... Read More

Crash closes Washington near Decatur

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Washington Avenue is closed in both directions near Decatur Boulevard due to a multi-vehicle crash, according to Metro Police.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Five people were transported to the hospital. Motorists are advised to avoid the area... Read More

T-REX RACE: Greatest race ever

AUBURN, Wash. (CBS) — People wearing T-rex costumes raced at the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Washington on Saturday. The competitors lined up in the race stalls and ran down the track! ... Read More

Golden Knights goaltender Subban signs 1-year contract

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban has signed a one-year contract through the 2019-20 season which is worth $850,000.

General Manager George McPhee made the announcement Tuesday.

“We are pleased to announce this one-year contract for Malcolm. He’s been a valuable contributor to our team over the last two seasons,” McPhee said. “We are excited to continue to work with Malcolm and help him reach his full potential as an NHL goaltender.”

The 25-year-old appeared in 21 games during the 2019-20 season. He finished the season with an 8-10-2 record. He recorded his first career shutout against the Winnipeg Jets on March 21, 2019... Read More

Astronauts learned moon’s geology at Arizona crater

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth.

Northern Arizona has had deep ties to the Apollo missions: Every moon-walking astronaut trained here, and a crater on the moon was even named in honor of the city of Flagstaff.

“It’s a really interesting and unique part of our history, and it’s really cool to think that this relatively small town in northern Arizona played such a big role in the Apollo missions,” said Benjamin Carver, a public lands historian at Northern Arizona University.

Today, astronaut candidates still train in and around Flagstaff, which is among many cities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969... Read More