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    Wes Craven, man behind ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Scream,’ dies at 76

    Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with “Scream,” has died. He was 76. His family confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter. And Craven’s verified Twitter and Instagram accounts carried a photo of him, with the caption reading, “Wes Craven 1939-2015.” Craven had been battling brain cancer, the magazine said. His career spanned decades, beginning with the 1972 revenge flick, “The Last […]

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    Four years after mother’s suicide, search for son continues

    On May 11, 2011, Amy Fry-Pitzen checked her 6-year-old son out of Greenman Elementary School citing a family emergency. Three days later, Fry-Pitzen’s body was found in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois. She had committed suicide. A note was found saying that her son, Timmothy, was safe with people who would love and care for him. “You’ll never find him,” Fry-Pitzen’s note read. Four years later, at 10 years old, Timmothy is still missing. Where is Timmothy? Did Fry-Pitzen […]

  • Acclaimed author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote about his battle with cancer, died early Sunday, his longtime collaborator, Kate Edgar, confirmed. He was 82.

    Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist who wrote about his cancer, dies at 82

    Acclaimed author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote about his battle with cancer, died early Sunday, his longtime collaborator, Kate Edgar, confirmed. He was 82. Edgar said Sacks died at his home in Greenwich Village with her and his partner, Bill Hayes, at his side. Sacks was diagnosed with ocular melanoma nine years ago, and treating the cancer left him blind in one eye, he wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times. But the cancer spread. “I feel […]

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    President Obama says he’s changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising seas. President Barack Obama will carry that urgent message to Alaska this week in the hopes his long journey away from his busy agenda in Washington will begin to change the national conversation on global warming. His […]

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    Verizon will let you keep your contract — but here’s why you shouldn’t

    NEW YORK — Verizon hasn’t quite killed off two-year contracts just yet. The nation’s largest wireless carrier stopped offering two-year contracts to new customers earlier this month. But Verizon clarified last week that if you are currently under contract, you can renew your two-year deal with Verizon when you upgrade your phone. You shouldn’t do that. Every single one of Verizon’s new contract-free plans will save you money over the course of two years, when compared to Verizon’s old two-year contract […]

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    5 things to know about the next iPhone

    It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, footballs are flying through the air and Apple is readying new iPhones. The company just announced it will hold an event September 9 in San Francisco. And while Apple is tighter with its secrets than the CIA, a new generation of iPhones — which have been birthed every September or October since 2011 — are a safe bet. Here’s what to expect from […]

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    Wife of murdered Texas deputy describes him as ‘blend of toughness and gentility’

    The wife of a Texas deputy shot to death at a gas station described her husband as a “blend of toughness and gentility” as she mourned the fallen officer. Deputy Darren H. Goforth died Friday night when a gunman came up behind him and shot him in the back as he returned to his patrol car after fueling it near Houston. When he fell, the shooter stood over him and fired some more, authorities said. Goforth was in his Harris […]

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    ‘They messed with the wrong family,’ says murdered Virginia reporter’s father

    WASHINGTON — Andy Parker, the father of the Virginia reporter who was shot and killed on live television last week, said Sunday that he wants to play a leading role in a pro-gun control movement. “I’m telling you, they messed with the wrong family,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday on “State of the Union.” Parker is the father of 24-year-old Alison Parker, who was shot and killed along with her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, near Roanoke, Virginia, by Vester […]

  • A man dies after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field during the seventh inning of a New York Yankees-Atlanta Braves game Saturday night.

    Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves-Yankees game

    ATLANTA — A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said. Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate. “The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family,” the team said in a statement. “At this time, all inquiries will be directed […]

  • All smiles: Timothy Sullivan, daughter Courtney, Tanya Sullivan

    Newlywed wins $4 million lotto prize

    On Thursday, Timothy Sullivan promised his new wife to be lawfully wedded “for richer or for poorer.” On Friday, Sullivan became a couple million dollars richer to fulfill that promise. The postal worker from Raynham, Massachusetts, won a $4 million dollar lottery prize just one day after marrying his wife Tanya. He had taken part in the “100X The Cash” $10 ticket game, the Massachusetts State Lottery said in a statement. Claiming the instant prize from the lottery’s Braintree headquarters […]

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    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, ‘Les Miserables’ cast member, dies in fall at 21

    "Les Miserables" cast member Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies in a fall at age 21. http://t.co/bmLcytoWZ3 pic.twitter.com/LgZ046t6LK — News24/7 (@AsItBreaks_) August 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of “Les Miserables,” died Friday night in New York. Marc Thibodeau, a spokesman for the production, said Saturday that Jean-Baptiste fell from a fire escape. “The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden […]

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    Hurricane Katrina anniversary: Gulf Coast remembers, looks ahead

    The morning began with remembrance and prayer. From New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama, there were somber ceremonies marking the day 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. State and local officials gathered in New Orleans at a memorial for victims of Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people and damaged many more lives. Almost 100 unclaimed or unidentified victims are interred at the memorial site on Canal Street, according to WDSU. Dignitaries laid a wreath in the […]

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