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In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s credit card

CNN — Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The …

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Anton Walkes: Charlotte FC soccer player dies at age 25 following boating accident

CNN — Anton Walkes, a defender for Major League Soccer team Charlotte FC, has died from injuries suffered in a boating accident at age 25, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said in a statement. The FWC said that, around 3 pm on Wednesday, FWC officers attended a two-vessel accident near the Miami …

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UGA football car crash deaths: Driver was speeding, report says

CNN — The SUV carrying four members of the University of Georgia football program, two of whom were killed, was exceeding the speed limit of 40 mph before it hit a curb and left the roadway, according to the crash report from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department released Tuesday. University of Georgia football player Devin …

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Darius Miles: After a University of Alabama basketball player is charged in the murder of a 23-year-old woman, her mother shares what led up to the fatal shooting

CNN — After University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was charged with murder in the death of a 23-year-old mother and removed from the team, the victim’s loved ones say she was shot and killed when she declined a man trying to flirt with her. Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were arrested …

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UGA footbal car crash deaths: Police investigate fatal crash that killed football player and staff member after championship celebration

CNN — On the heels of the University of Georgia’s national championship victory, police are now investigating a fatal single-car car crash early Sunday that killed football player Devin Willock and staff member Chandler LeCroy just hours after the Bulldogs’ triumphant celebration with fans, authorities said. Shortly before 3 am Sunday, LeCroy, 24, was driving …

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Georgia Bulldogs crush the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs 65-7 to win second consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship

CNN — The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs scored on their first six drives and dominated No. 3 Texas Christian University 65-7 to win their second consecutive College Football Playoff championship game on Monday night in Inglewood, California. In the convincing win, Heisman Trophy-finalist quarterback Stetson Bennett passed for four touchdowns and ran for two more …

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Los Angeles Dodgers officially cut ties with pitcher Trevor Bauer who served suspension for violating MLB policies

CNN — The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially cut ties with pitcher Trevor Bauer, the team announced Friday. The former Cy Young award winner was previously suspended by Major League Baseball for violating the league’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy, but was reinstated last month when an arbitrator reduced his suspension …

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Twitter hacked, 200 million user email addresses leaked, researcher says

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Hackers have stolen the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them to an online hacking forum, a security researcher said on Wednesday. The breach “unfortunately will lead to a lot of hacking, targeted phishing and doxxing,” Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybersecurity watchdog Hudson Rock, …

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Driver and YouTube star Ken Block dies in snowmobile accident

Jan 2 (Reuters) – Pro rally driver Ken Block, who later became an internet sensation with his daring stunts behind the wheel, died aged 55 after a snowmobile accident, his team Hoonigan Racing said on Monday. “It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” …

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