Marvel’s Kevin Feige Said Goodbye To David Letterman In A Very Special Way

Originally posted on UPROXX:

Consider yourself officially made, Dave. Marvel Studios president and super-producer Kevin Feige used his third tweet ever (the other seven are retweets) to thank current Late Show and former Late Night host David Letterman for his 33 years of broadcast magic. Specifically, he shared the cover of Avengers issue #239 with Black Widow, Hawkeye, Black Panther, Beast, and the mostly-forgotten Wonder Man in 1984.

But that was just Letterman’s first appearance in the Marvel universe. He also popped up (in various ways) in issues of Amazing Spider-ManWest Coast Avengers, Iron Man, and others.

(Via Kevin Feige)

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Amazon Prime Now Adds 1-Hour Delivery From Local Stores In NYC

Originally posted on Consumerist:

(protohiro) (protohiro) Because walking outside and going a few blocks to pick up some bread and milk is just too much work sometimes, Amazon is adding one-hour delivery from certain local stores — but only in New York City’s Manhattan borough for now, with plans to expand to other locations that offer Prime Now eventually.

Starting today, the Prime Now service will bring deliveries in an hour from a select few stores — D’Agostino grocery stores, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery — Amazon announced in a press release, only in certain Manhattan neighborhoods at first, with more stores and more locations added in the coming weeks.

Next in Manhattan will be Italian marketplace Eataly and Westside Market.

“We are launching delivery from local stores through Prime Now in Manhattan today and will add local stores in other cities where we offer Prime Now soon,” Amazon says, with deliveries arriving…

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Israeli Occupation Court Approves Ethnic Cleansing Of Bedouin Lands

Originally posted on Occupied: Headlines From Palestine:

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli Supreme court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by the descendants of Sheikh Suleiman Muhammad al-Ukbi against a decision by the central court of Beersheba three years ago.

The court in 2012 refused a request to register 1,000 dunams (250 acres) of land in the villages of al-Araqib and Shariaa in northern Negev to their names as heirs of the original owner Sheikh al-Ukbi. The Supreme Court also decided that the land should be registered under the name of Israeli development authority.”The issue of Bedouin tribal rights to ownership of lands in the Negev is very important and an acceptable solution to both sides should be reached as soon as possible,” the court decision read. The court argued that during the era of the Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate, “rights were not granted to lands located far from populated areas.”For their part…

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Coptic Catholic Bishop on Death Penalty: No Tolerance Bishop Repeats Life Is Inviolable Right After Former Egyptian President Sentenced to Death

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Following the death sentence issued for former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Coptic Catholic Bishop has reaffirmed the Church’s no-tolerance stance against the death penalty.

According to Fides, Coptic Catholic Bishop of the Egyptian city of Assiut, Anba Kyrillos William, said the Church “believes life is an inviolable right, and remains opposed to the death penalty.”

This statement was made regarding Morsi, whose death sentence aroused strong reactions not only in Egypt, but also other countries such as Turkey. Leading the protests is the Islamist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, who threatened to retaliate for this judgment it deems to be unfair.

The Society of the Muslim Brothers, now referred to as the Muslim Brotherhood, is an Islamist organization founded in Egypt in 1928 by Islamic scholar and school teacher Hassan al-Banna and has spread rapidly throughout Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, and North Africa. The Brotherhood, at its height in the 1940s…

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Today Is The First Time In MLB History That A Game Will Be Played Without A Single Paying Customer

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(fordsbasement) (fordsbasement) Upon the news yesterday that the Baltimore Orioles would face the Chicago White Sox in a postponed game at an empty Camden Yards today, we tried to recall if there’s ever been another instance when two teams faced off without anyone paying to watch.

We weren’t the only ones with that question — the Baltimore Sun confirmed with Major League Baseball’s historian that today’s game will be the first in major league history to be played without a paying crowd.

Consumerist reached out to some folks in the know as well, who said that after very thorough searching, the list of other examples remained empty.

The previous holder of the Lowest Attending Game title belonged to a faceoff between the Troy Trojans of New York and the Worcester Ruby Legs of Massachusetts on Sept. 28, 1882. Only six fans showed up to that game at the…

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Loan Officers Detail Wells Fargo's Blatantly Racist Subprime Loans

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UPDATE: Read the affidavits here.

Meet Beth Jacobsen and Tony Paschal, two of Wells Fargo‘s top subprime loan officers, who recently gave affidavits detailing the bank efforts to needlessly steer minority Baltimore families into subprime loans. The banks shady dealings include setting up a special unit to target “mud people” with outrageously expensive “ghetto loans;” targeting black churches leaders because they “had a lot of influence and could convince congregants to take out subprime loans;” and offering cash bounties to loan officers who issued subprime loans to minority communities. And it gets so much worse…

Loan officers employed other methods to steer clients into subprime loans, according to the affidavits. Some officers told the underwriting department that their clients, even those with good credit scores, had not wanted to provide income documentation.

“By doing this, the loan flipped from prime to subprime,” Ms. Jacobson said. “But there…

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Jamie Foxx Speaks Out On Freddie Gray Case [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

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Jamie Foxx Source: Kenneth Epps Photography

In the wake of major national attention being placed on Baltimore in regards to the Freddie Gray case, Grammy-winning artist and actor Jamie Foxx felt compelled to speak out:

“Wrong is wrong and I believe the people at the top, and our political leaders, need to be fearless in these moments.”

“If they did a crime take that person, put the cuffs on them, put them in the car and put them in jail.”

“If you can apprehend a person with an automatic weapon killing people, then of course you can apprehend a kid on a bike. You can apprehend a 50-year-old man who is running just because doesn’t want to go to jail because he has child support issues.”

Foxx feels the Rodney King tape set a precedent that we are unable to come back from. Watch the compelling video:
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Civil Rights Group: Police Video Release Of Drug Investigation Is ‘Character Assassination’

Originally posted on CBS Houston:

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A civil rights group says the release of video showing an undercover agent allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer is “character assassination.”

Tulsa County sheriff’s officials released video late Tuesday of a man who allegedly sells drugs and talks about selling a gun to an undercover officer last month.

The sheriff’s office says the recordings show Eric Harris, who was fatally shot April 2 by volunteer deputy Robert Bates during a sting investigation. Bates has said he confused his handgun with a stun gun.

Marq Lewis, an organizer with We The People Oklahoma, said Wednesday that police are trying to slander Harris’s character, and that video showing an alleged crime doesn’t justify a suspect’s death.

A sheriff’s office spokesman and Harris’ family declined comment.

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Suspect dies in police custody in New Jersey

Originally posted on New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV:

VINELAND, N.J. (PIX11) — An investigation is underway after a suspect died in police custody in southern New Jersey, authorities said.

Officers arrested Phillip White, 32, about 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Grape Street, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor. They were responding to a call about a disorderly person.

White was “handcuffed and restrained” during his arrest then put into a squad car, the prosecutor said.

“At some point during transport, White became unresponsive and CPR was instituted by medical personnel,” Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.

Officers reported that White appeared to be in respiratory distress, Webb-McRae said. He died at a hospital.

What happened between the time officers arrived and White’s entry into the hospital are under investigation, the prosecutor said. An autopsy is pending and White’s official cause of death has not yet been determined.

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Coroner reveals teen killed by officer was shot twice in the back

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ZION, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Zion say the teenager killed by an officer over the weekend was involved in an illegal gun sale before the shooting.

The Lake County coroner revealed Monday that 17-year-old Justus Howell was shot twice in the back Saturday afternoon.

Police say officers responding to a call about an altercation chased a male who ran from the scene. They say that after the teen was shot, officers recovered a handgun.

Watch a full report on Justus Howell’s death below:

In a statement late Monday, Zion police said 18-year-old Tramond Peet was going to sell the gun to the Howell, when Howell tried to steal it. Peet told investigators that the gun discharged during an ensuing struggle. He said he let go of the gun when he heard police cars.

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