Monday, May 22, 2017

NASA Astronauts Perform Spacewalk Tuesday Morning


A pair of NASA astronauts will perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday morning to replace a data relay box that failed over the weekend.

The box is one of two in the middle of the football field-length station that controls solar arrays, radiators, cooling loops and other functions, NASA said.

A backup box, formally called multiplexer-demultiplexer, or MDM, is working and NASA said the station's five-person crew was not in danger.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lindsey Mae Rotuno Of Grafton OH Killed In Crash


A female Midview High School student was killed, and a male student was severely injured early Sunday in a Lorain County crash that happened while the two were returning from prom.

Lindsey Mae Rotuno, 17, of Grafton, died after she was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Elyria post said in a news release. The car's 18-year-old male driver was taken to the same hospital, where he remains after suffering "incapacitating" injuries.

The two were traveling westbound about 3 a.m. on Ohio Route 82 in in a 2004 gold Saturn Ion, the highway patrol said. The 18-year-old driver drove onto a grassy median at the intersection with Ohio Route 57, where he hit two utility poles.

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10 Sick After Botulism Found In Nacho Cheese Sauce


An outbreak of botulism from nacho cheese sauce at a northern California gas station sickened 10 people and possibly killed a man.

The state Department of Health on Friday confirmed the hospitalizations are linked to a gas station in Walnut Grove.

A 37-year-old man from Antioch, Martin Galindo, died in a hospital in San Francisco Thursday night after contracting what his family said is a rare case of botulism. KGO-TV reported he contracted botulism from nacho cheese bought at the station. The Health Department has not yet confirmed botulism caused Galindo's death.

According to a GoFundMe page, Galindo fell into a coma.

The affected products were purchased between April 22 and May 5 at Valley Oaks Food and Fuel.

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NYC Victim Alyssa Elsman Was Only 18-Years-Old


The father of a teenage tourist who was run down by a driver in Times Square on Thursday is speaking out about his heartbreak and the city where it happened.

Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Elsman loved to travel and laugh. She died while walking through New York's Times Square, struck by a crazed driver.

"This is something beyond anything I could ever imagine, you know?" said her father, Thomas Elsman. "My daughter came here for vacation and now I'm going to take her home and bury her."

Another daughter, 13-year-old Ava, is recovering after being hit by the same car.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sig Hansen Not Guilty Plea To Spitting On Uber Driver


Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges that he spit on an Uber driver last week in Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports that the 51-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star entered the pleas in Seattle Municipal Court on Saturday to charges of assault and property destruction. He's been accused of spitting on the driver and denting the car after learning he couldn't pay cash for his family's ride home.

Hansen had been celebrating Norway's Constitution Day in Seattle's historically Scandinavian neighborhood, Ballard, before the incident.

As he left the court hearing, Hansen said he feels terrible and embarrassed about what happened.

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Tim Allen Talks About Show Being Cancelled On ABC


Tim Allen is breaking his silence on the cancellation of his ABC comedy, Last Man Standing.

The Friday night series was axed after six seasons, along with time period partner Dr. Ken after six seasons, outraging fans and even inspiring a petition to boycott ABC.

So clearly Allen seems to feel this the axing of his show wasn't entirely fair either.

Earlier Tuesday on a conference call with reporters, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey defended her decision to cancel the show.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Millions Await The Release Of Samsung S8


Samsung has launched the Galaxy S8 and it might be the most beautiful smartphone ever made. It appears to be something a hyper-intelligent alien race accidentally dropped and we now get to study it. But under the microscope you’ll find it is clearly and frustratingly human, its perfection marred by series of bizarre and occasionally facepalm-worthy flaws.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Erin Moran Died Saturday At The Age Of 56


Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the 1970s sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56.

According to TMZ, Moran’s body was found unresponsive Saturday afternoon by authorities in Indiana. The cause of death is unknown.

The California-born actress, who also starred in the “Happy Days” spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” had fallen on hard times in recent years. She was reportedly kicked out of her trailer park home in Indiana because of her hard-partying ways.

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Diane Sawyer 20/20 Interview With Caitlyn Jenner


There is “peace” in Caitlyn Jenner’s soul.

That’s the message she had for Diane Sawyer ― and the millions of people who tuned in for her second in-depth interview on ABC’s “20/20” to celebrate the anniversary of coming out as transgender in April 2015.

“I’ve grown into Caitlyn,” she told Sawyer on Friday night. “It’s tough to take 65 years of being Bruce and being male, and then like, overnight, everything changes. At first you don’t know how to handle it.”

But now? “All of that confusion has left me,” she said.

The interview, which comes just days before Jenner is set to release her highly anticipated memoir, The Secrets Of My Life, touched on a wide range of issues, from her transition to politics to her feelings about being a representative for the transgender community.

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Surgeon General Murthy Replaced By President Trump


U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.

Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,” Murthy “has been relieved of his duties.” Trent-Adams, a 24-year veteran of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and a former chief nurse officer of the Public Health Service, will fill the role for now, the statement said.

In a post on Facebook, Murthy wrote that “for the grandson of a poor farmer from India to be asked by the President to look out for the health of an entire nation was a humbling and uniquely American story. I will always be grateful to our country for welcoming my immigrant family nearly 40 years ago and giving me this opportunity to serve.” His dismissal came on the eve of the March for Science, which drew thousands of demonstrators to the National Mall.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Tucker Carlson Takes Over Top Spot At Fox News


Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," will lead an all-new prime time lineup on Fox News, beginning Monday.

Carlson, whose show airs live from Washington, features lively debates and bills itself as the "sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink, " will move to the key 8 p.m. ET hour, anchoring a powerful lineup on America's most-watched cable news channel.

"Hannity," with Sean Hannity, will remain in its 10 p.m. ET time slot, and "Special Report with Bret Baier" will air from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. next week until a new show hosted by Eric Bolling takes over the 5 p.m. slot beginning April 28.

Other changes include popular debate show "The Five" moving into the 9 p.m. timeslot and Martha MacCallum's 7 p.m. ET show, "The First 100 Days," going permanent on April 28 as "The Story with Martha MacCallum."

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

President Trump To Speak At NRA Meeting


President Donald Trump will be the first President to speak at the NRA Annual Meetings since Ronald Reagan did it in 1983.

He will speak to the NRA’s 2017 Leadership Forum in Atlanta on April 28.

Breitbart News reported that the NRA endorsed Trump on May 20, 2016, during the 2016 Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. Thereafter, the NRA campaigned for Trump, and Trump reminded voters again and again that he would work with the NRA to save the Second Amendment if elected.

Trump will now return to speak to the gun rights group that cheered him to victory last year. Bloomberg reports that this will make him “the first U.S. president to address the gun-rights group since Ronald Reagan in 1983.”

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Isaiah Thomas' Sister Killed In Car Crash


Chyna Thomas, the 22-year-old sister of Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas, died in a one-car collision early Saturday in Thomas’s home state of Washington.

Chyna Thomas had been driving a 1998 Toyota Camry at 5am on southbound Interstate 5 with no apparent sign of trouble when the car began to drift onto the left shoulder, State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nick King told The News Tribune. The car vaulted a Jersey barrier and crashed into a large metal signpost. Thomas, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene of the accident.

"We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas," read a statement from the Celtics on Saturday night. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family.​"

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World's Oldest Person (117) Died Today


Emma Morano, at 117 the world’s oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said.

Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by phone that Morano’s caretaker had called him to say she had stopped breathing in the afternoon while sitting in an armchair at her home in Verbania, a town on Italy’s Lake Maggiore.

Bava said he had last seen his patient on Friday when “she thanked me and held my hand,” as she did every time he called on her. While Morano had been increasingly spending more time sleeping and less time speaking in recent weeks, she had eaten her daily raw egg and biscuits that day, he said.

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Street Fight Between Anti / Trump Supporters


At least 13 people were arrested as pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors clashed Saturday at a park in Berkeley, California, police said.

"A large number of fights have occurred and numerous fireworks have been thrown in the crowds," Berkeley police said in a statement. "There have also been numerous reports of pepper spray being used in the crowd."

CNN affiliate KPIX reported that Trump supporters planned a "Patriot Day" rally at noon and counter-protesters showed up a few hours earlier.

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Massive Missile Failure In North Korea


A missile fired from North Korea’s east coast Sunday “blew up almost immediately,” the U.S. Pacific Command said.

The launch came near the city of Sinpo and one day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year – celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea found Kim Il Sunday.

“U.S. Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our allies in the Republic of Korea and in Japan to maintain security,” U.S. Pacific Command Cdr. Dave Benham said in a statement.

A U.S. official told Fox News that President Trump was notified of the failed launch.

Vice President Pence was also briefed on the launch and has been in contact with Trump. Pence is en route to Seoul, South Korea to kick off his Asian tour.

The missile failure comes a day after North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang.

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