The Daily Populous

Monday May 6th, 2019 night edition

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Endgame achieved the remarkable feat after collecting another $145.8 million domestically and $282.2 million overseas in its second weekend.

The top-grossing film of all time is Cameron's Avatar (2009), with $2.8 billion at the global box office.

Endgame has hit the $620 million mark in North America, becoming the ninth all-time highest earner.

While it had a strong second weekend at the domestic box office, it did not reach the No. 1 spot.

Endgame's top grossing international markets are China ($575.8 million), the U.K. ($89.9 million), Korea ($82.1 million), Mexico ($61.6 million) and Brazil ($56.3 million).

The pic, which earned a B+ CinemaScore, is meant to kick off a larger UglyDolls franchise, acting as STX's first animated effort.

STX is also currently in preproduction on a forthcoming Hulu series, which is expected to launch in 2020. »

Canada Border Services seizes lawyer's phone, laptop for not sharing passwords

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After landing at Toronto's Pearson Airport on April 10, he said the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) flagged him for an additional inspection — for no stated reason.

He took no issue when a border services officer searched his bags, but drew the line when the officer demanded his passwords to also search his phone and laptop.

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, its officers have the right to search any goods crossing the border without a warrant -- including electronic devices. »

Measles: German minister proposes steep fines for anti-vaxxers

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"All parents should be secure in the knowledge that their children will not be infected and endangered by measles.".

"Kindergartens have children under 10 months of age, who are too young for vaccinations and are therefore especially threatened," Spahn told the paper.

Health Minister Jens Spahn wants to boost the number of people immunized against measles. »

Apple CEO Tim Cook says digital privacy 'has become a crisis'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook called online privacy a "crisis" in an interview with ABC News, reaffirming the company's stance on privacy as companies like Facebook and Google have come under increased scrutiny regarding their handling of consumer data.

"Privacy in itself has become a crisis," Cook told ABC's Diane Sawyer.

Cook cited the vast amount of personal information available online when explaining why privacy has become such an important issue to address. »

Do 'mechanical trees' offer the cure for climate change?

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A Dublin-based company plans to erect "mechanical trees" in the United States that will suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, in what may be prove to be biggest effort to remove the gas blamed for climate change from the atmosphere.

That is enough to suck up nearly 8,000 cars worth of emissions per year of CO2.

"We have to figure out how to act to get to a climate that is safe," said the technology's inventor, Klaus Lackner, a professor at Arizona State University. »