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Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Entertainment
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tore down the security gate at his home when it malfunctioned and prevented him from getting to work. "Not my finest hour, but a man's gotta go to work," the Moana and Jungle Cruise star captioned Friday's Instagram photo of the damaged gate he tossed on the lawn. Advertisement "We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open," he explained. "I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out -- but this time it wouldn't. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn't have 45 min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what...
Trump deliberately played down virus, Woodward book says

Trump deliberately played down virus, Woodward book says

World
US President Donald Trump knew Covid-19 was deadlier than the flu before it hit the country but wanted to play down the crisis, according to a new book.Bob Woodward, the journalist who broke the Watergate scandal, interviewed Mr Trump 18 times from December to July.Mr Trump is quoted as telling him the virus was "deadly stuff" before the first US death was confirmed.Responding to the book, the president said he had wanted to avoid causing public panic over the outbreak.Some 190,000 Americans have been recorded as dying with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. On Wednesday, some US media released parts of the interviews between the president and the journalist, revealing his reported remarks on the outbreak as well as race and other issues.Here a...
Daniel Prude death: Rochester police leaders step down

Daniel Prude death: Rochester police leaders step down

World
The leadership of a New York police force has stepped down following the death of a black man who was hooded and restrained during an arrest. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren told a city council meeting that the chief of police and deputy chief had announced their retirement.A grand jury will help determine whether charges should be brought over Daniel Prude's death in March.Seven police officers involved in his arrest have been suspended.Mr Prude, 41, was said to be suffering from acute mental health problems when police were called. Officers found him running naked in the street in light snowfall and restrained him with a "spit hood", which is designed to protect police from detainees' saliva.Footage of the incident emerged only ...
Reusable spacecraft ‘shrouded in secrecy’ touches down in China – state media

Reusable spacecraft ‘shrouded in secrecy’ touches down in China – state media

Technology
China's experimental reusable spacecraft has successfully landed back on Earth, according to state media.The spacecraft launched into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Friday, with a Long March-2F carrier rocket, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Its purpose was to test reusable technologies, providing "technological support for the peaceful use of space", the report added.The spacecraft landed at a designated site on Sunday.According to the South China Morning Post, the mission was "shrouded in secrecy". Adv...
Powerful Typhoon Haishen bears down on southern Japan

Powerful Typhoon Haishen bears down on southern Japan

World
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Typhoon Haishen, the season's first super typhoon, bore down on Japan and South Korea on Saturday. Haishen became the first super typhoon of the season in the western Pacific Ocean late this past week, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Despite losing some wind intensity and no longer holding that status, Haishen remains a powerful and dangerous typhoon as it nears land. Advertisement The Korean Peninsula is bracing for its third significant typhoon strike within a week's time following Maysak and Typhoon Bavi, which made landfall in North Korea on Aug. 27. Residents still recovering from those two powerful storms will have little time to prepare for Haishen. As of Saturday night, typhoon warnings were in place across the Ryukyu Islands and southwestern Kyushu...