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  • Henry Cavill reportedly exits Superman role in DC extended Universe
  • Thousands of water bottles, meant for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria survivors, left to rot on airport tarmac
  • Boxer Oscar De La Hoya considering running for President in 2020
  • Apple Watch series 4 can detect AFib and perform an ECG

Here are the latest and top stories today:

Henry Cavill Exits Superman Role in DC Extended Universe

The DC Extended Universe has just lost its Man of Steel. Henry Cavill has exited the role of Superman for Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the exit reportedly occurred when negotiations for a cameo in the upcoming Shazam movie broke down due to scheduling conflicts.

Cavill’s exit as Superman opened his schedule up to take the lead role in Netflix’s upcoming television adaptation of The Witcher.

With Cavill leaving, Warner Bros. doesn’t plan to make another Superman movie for several years. Instead, it will shift focus onto the planned Supergirl movie.

“Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” a studio source said. (More from Comicbook)

Actor Henry Cavill attends the U.S. premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

20,000 pallets of bottled water left in Puerto Rico

At least a thousand pallets of water bottles, meant for Hurricane Maria survivors, were left to rot under the Puerto Rican sun.

That is what Angelo Cruz Ramos, the mayor of Ceiba, told ABC News about what happened to thousands and thousands of water bottles that are sitting on the tarmac at the former naval base, Roosevelt Roads.

Cruz Ramos did not know the water was there and only found out when the images, posted to Facebook on Sept. 11, went viral, he said. The area is a restricted zone, so he is not been able to approach it. (More from ABC News)

Thousands of water bottles left on an naval base tarmac in Ceiba, Puerto Rico that were meant for Hurricane Maria survivors.
Thousands of water bottles left on an naval base tarmac in Ceiba, Puerto Rico that were meant for Hurricane Maria survivors.

Oscar De La Hoya considering running for president in 2020

Oscar De La Hoya says he’s serious after floating the possibility that he’s considering running for president in 2020.

“It’s real … that’s the beauty of our nation,” De La Hoya told a small group of reporters Tuesday at MGM Grand, where he built his substantial sporting reputation in fights against Fernando Vargas, Shane Mosley, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

“As I got older, I get wiser and as I get wiser, I get smarter, and as I get smarter, I start to realize the millions and millions of people who’ve told me, ‘Oscar, why don’t you run for some kind of office? … . Because you can make a difference,’” De La Hoya said. (More from LA Times)

Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions is the lead promoter for the Sept. 15 Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight title fight.
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions is the lead promoter for the Sept. 15 Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight title fight. (Photo: Brad Barket / Getty Images)

Apple Watch Series 4 can detect AFib and perform an ECG

Today at a special event at Apple’s headquarters, Apple’s COO Jeff Williams unveiled the next generation Apple Watch. It’s thinner, faster and has a larger screen than previous generations. But that’s to be expected. The Apple Watch Series 4 is packed with several features that use the built-in heart monitor for medical purposes.

The Apple Watch has always included a built-in heart rate monitor but it has been limited to basic, standard functions of tracking the wearer’s heart rate.

The watch can now perform an ECG, detect atrial fibrillation, and detect when a person’s heart rate is too low. Apple even got the Watch certified by the FDA, a first, Williams said, among such a device as the Apple Watch. (More from Tech Crunch)

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