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Mysterious Attacks on North Carolina Energy Grid Cut Power to Thousands

Government officials in Moore County, North Carolina declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. Sunday night to 5 a.m. Monday morning after two shooting attacks on power substations knocked out power for thousands of people. And while some on Twitter speculated the attacks may have been tied to a drag show in the area Saturday night, police have not yet identified any suspects or determined a motive.
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Advertising Slowdown Started in 2002, Will Extend Into 2023

A post-pandemic ad-spend boom has already begun to recede. Two of the world’s biggest media-buying firms projected a slowdown in the rate of ad-sales growth for both 2022 and 2023, citing factors that include a reduced pace of business in China as well as a pullback by several key advertising categories in the face of inflation and the possibility of a recession. WPP’s GroupM called for global ad spend in 2022 to grow by 6.5%, down from a projection of 8.4% in June. The large media-investment firm, which buys advertising inventory on behalf of marketers, estimated global ad spend would grow 5.9%...
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QBE Shootout to be mixed-team event for PGA and LPGA tours

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson are representing the LPGA Tour this week in the QBE Shootout. Next year, they will have plenty of company. The QBE Shootout will become a mixed-team event starting in 2023, returning such a format to the schedule for the first time since the JC Penney Classic in 1999.

US college hoops game clashes with World Cup fever in London

LONDON (AP) — Kentucky and Michigan finally played their London game, but organizers aren’t exactly running a fast break to get back to the British capital. The Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase was delayed because of the coronavirus, and Sunday’s game tipped off an hour before England played Senegal for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

My boyfriend, a writer, broke up with me because I’m a writer

Five weeks to the day after my debut novel was published, my boyfriend, who is a writer, broke up with me because I am a writer. I’ve been a writer for a long time. So has he. Until this summer, he was unquestionably the more publicly prominent one. When I told my friends about the breakup, they suggested he was threatened by my success. “This is the oldest story in the book,” my mom said. “Betty Friedan covered it decades ago.”
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Big Tech CEOs are asking employees to step up — or step aside

Welcome to another week, readers. Writing to you from New York, I'm your host, Jordan Parker Erb. Over the past few weeks, we've watched as Elon Musk has shifted Twitter's culture. One of the biggest transitions was his decision that employees will be fired unless they work at an "extremely hardcore" rate to build "Twitter 2.0."

The best Google Play Store alternatives for apps and games

Readers like you help support Android Police. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read More. The Play Store isn't great for discovery, but Android users should have better control over their app experiences, which is why alternative app sources are so vital to a well-rounded ecosystem. So if you're looking for a Play Store alternative to dig up more apps that appeal to your personal interests, whether that be open-source apps like on F-Droid or a library of APKs like what's found on APKMirror, there are some incredible options out there the Play Store simply can't compete with. So we've rounded up the most commonly known Play Store alternatives that may help you find the best apps to add to your trusty Android phone. Let's dig in.
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Knoxville Public Library to Host Two Events for Children

The Knoxville Public Library has a few events for children coming up in the month of December. During the winter break, the library will have a drop-in crafting program for children of all ages on December 22 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. There will also be an interactive movie for...
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Frozen raspberries recalled over Hepatitis A

INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – More than 1,000 cases of frozen raspberries are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recall involves James Farm frozen raspberries sold through Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
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‘Pitchers’ director announces second season with new faces

Mumbai, Dec 5 (SocialNews.XYZ) 'Pitchers' director Vaibhav Bundhoo announced the second season of the web series which will feature some new faces apart from the previous cast. Ridhi Dogra, Sikander Kher and Ashish Vidyarthi have joined the web series for the second season.
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Ford, SK break ground on EV battery plant, training center in Kentucky

GLENDALE, Ky. — Both battery manufacturing facilities have gone vertical in Hardin County. According to a Ford Motor Company press release, construction at the BlueOval SK Battery Park is on schedule. Included in the park is a training center that is set to open in 2024. The Elizabethtown Community...