The robots’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through this Independence Day weekend that the Transformers franchise still had muscle to spare. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, third in Michael Bay’s HASBRO-Spielberg series of epic-length, fortissimo toy commercials, earned $97.4 million during the standard three-day weekend, and $116.4 million for the four-day holiday frame, according to early studio estimates.
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Cancer question complicates 9/11 deal
Cancer question complicates 9/11 deal Linking disease to exposure to toxic dust from WTC site proves elusive NEW YORK – Of all the illnesses people fear might be caused by toxic dust from the World Trade Center, nothing scares people like cancer. Hundreds of people are suing New York City over cancer diagnoses they received […]
Bombs injured kids, exposed weaknesses
Toll climbs to 608 in Indonesian quakes
With little hope of finding additional survivors, authorities Monday began clearing the rubble left by a pair of devastating earthquakes that rocked Indonesia last week. The death toll from a pair of devastating earthquakes that struck Indonesia last week climbed to 608 on Monday, the government said
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China’s disabled quake children piece together their lives
At least 150 killed in Italian earthquake, officials say
Rescuers worked into the early morning hours Tuesday in hopes of finding survivors of a powerful earthquake that ripped through Italy’s mountainous Abruzzo region, killing scores of people and leaving tens of thousands homeless. Tearful survivors, many of them clad in pajamas and blankets, watched as bodies were pulled from the rubble in the medieval city of L’Aquila, about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Rome. The quake killed more than 150 people, L’Aquila’s fire department said late Monday.