5.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California; felt in cities over 90 miles away

Avengers Campus A Hit At Disney California Adventure Bow, But Long Lines Disappoint Some

The Avengers Assembled (well, at least some of them) for the opening of Disneyland Resort’s new Marvel-themed attraction, which opened Friday. Massively long lines marked the grand opening to the public, with a standby line handling the overflow.

The new Avengers Campus, located next to the Guardians of the Galaxy ride at Disney California Adventure Park, had a livestreamed opening ceremony on Wednesday night that featured some of the stars from the massively popular films. That may have sparked even more demand for what promised to be a popular attraction, resulting in some fans showing up before dawn in hopes of access.

By 7:15 a.m., the half-mile long line switched back on itself 17 times and filled a service road and the bus depot area on the Harbor Boulevard side of the parks, according to a report in the Orange County Register.

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Steve Clifford out as Magic head coach as Orlando enters rebuild

The Orlando Magic are the NBA third team with an opening for a head coach, joining Portland and Boston.

The Magic and Steve Clifford have agreed to part ways, the team announced in a statement Saturday.

"We appreciate the many sacrifices he has made as our head coach and understand the timeline of our new path does not align with his goals as a head coach in our league," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said in a statement.

Clifford spent three seasons with the Magic, guiding them to the playoffs in 2019 and 2020. He was 96-131 with Orlando, including 21-51 this season in which injuries and COVID-19 health and safety protocols hampered progress.

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Private equity group reportedly nearing a $30 billion deal to buy medical supply maker Medline

  • A group of private equity firms, including Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, is nearing a deal to purchase medical supply manufacturer and distributor Medline Industries, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  • The sale could value Medline at more than $30 billion, people familiar with the matter told the paper.

A group of private equity firms, including Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, is nearing a deal to purchase medical supply manufacturer and distributor Medline Industries, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The sale could value Medline at more than $30 billion, people familiar with the matter told the paper.

Medline Industries, of Northfield, Illinois, makes 550,000 types of medical supplies for specialty medical facilities such as surgery centers, acute care facilities, nursing facilities, hospice care centers and hospital laundries, according to the company's website. The family-owned company, which was founded in 1910 by A.L. Mills, now distributes to more than 125 countries.

WSJ originally reported on Medline's interest in a sale in April.

When reached by CNBC, spokespeople from Blackstone and Hellman declined to comment. Representatives from Carlyle and Medline weren't immediately available.

Read the full report in The Wall Street Journal here.

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5.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California; felt in cities over 90 miles away

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was felt across parts of Southern California on Saturday morning.

The temblor was a part of a cluster of earthquakes that have been reported in Southern California, according to United States Geological Survey.

People in Chula Vista, San Diego, El Centro and Indio felt the 5.3 quake, according to the USGS, Did You Feel It reports. The tool collects information from people who report they’ve felt an earthquake and creates an interactive map.

Saturday morning’s shaking could be felt in an apartment building near Del Mar, California, approximately 95 miles away from the location of the earthquake. 

“Lots of earthquakes today,”  USGS ShakeAlert tweeted.

USGS says the earthquake occurred about 7 mi west of Calipatria, California, which is located in Imperial County. Seismologist, Lucy Jones said on Twitter earthquakes in this region usually come in swarms. 

The Imperial County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services tweeted they are monitoring the earthquake activity but there are no reports of damages or injuries.

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Contributing: Christopher Damien, Palm Springs Desert Sun; Joel Shannon, USA TODAY. Follow Gabriela Miranda on Twitter: @itsgabbymiranda