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What’s The Best Way To Choose A Guardian For Your Kids?

It’s one hell of an emotional decision.

January 20, 2016
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Holograms Would Let You Appear At Your Own Funeral

“It’s as real as it’s going to get without you walking right out and slapping me in the face.”

July 20, 2015
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Andrew Getty May Have Died Of Natural Causes Or Accident, Officials Says

Heir to a massive oil fortune, Andrew Getty, circumstances surrounding his death — accident or no? — have not yet been released.

April 1, 2015

Brittany Maynard, Terminally Ill Advocate For Death Aids, Dies At 29

Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill brain cancer patient took life-ending medication on Saturday.

November 3, 2014
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U.N. Goal On Child Deaths Set To Be Missed: Study

The goal that the U.N. set to reduce deaths among children under five by 2/3 by the end of 2015 from 1990 levels will not be met.

October 1, 2014

4 Children Die When Trapped By Fire: ‘I Tried To Get Everybody Out’

By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Marwa Eltagouri, and Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — For many, the first sign of danger was a neighbor banging on their doors and yelling, “There’s a fire!” Others were awakened by the frantic barking of their dogs. By the time they rushed out of the apartment building in the Roseland […]

September 8, 2014

Caregiver, Case Workers Accused In Autistic Girl’s Starvation Death

By Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tamiyah Audain weighed 115 pounds when she was placed in the care of her mother’s cousin in Lauderhill in December 2012. She left on September 25, 2013, in the back of a hearse. At 12 years old, she weighed just 56 pounds before her body surrendered […]

August 28, 2014

Robin Williams Was In Early Stages Of Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide earlier this week, was battling the “early stages” of Parkinson’s disease at the time, his wife said in statement Thursday. Susan Schneider also said Williams’ sobriety was intact as “he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as […]

August 14, 2014

Robin Williams Hanged Himself In Bedroom With A Belt, Sheriff Says

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times Actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself after first apparently trying to slash one of his wrists, authorities said Tuesday. Marin County sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams hanged himself with a belt in his bedroom, where he was found by his personal assistant shortly before […]

August 12, 2014

At Least One Killed, 26 Hurt In Nebraska Tornadoes

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times At least one person was killed and 26 others were injured when tornadoes struck parts of Nebraska on Monday, according to local hospitals. Images televised by CNN showed two tornadoes moving through a predominantly rural area in Stanton County. A large tornado had caused “significant damage” near Stanton, the Weather […]

June 17, 2014

Three Sentenced To Death In Tiananmen Square Car Attack

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A Chinese court has sentenced three people to death and five others to prison in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last fall, authorities said Monday. Two pedestrians were killed and about 40 were injured in the October incident, in which a jeep drove […]

June 16, 2014

Kerry Says Five Released Taliban Risk Death If They Fight Again

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in his first remarks on the prisoner swap involving American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, warned Sunday that the five released Taliban leaders risk being killed by the United States if they re-enter the fight. He spoke as reports emerged that Bergdahl, held for five […]

June 9, 2014

Boko Haram Kills 35 In Attacks On Nigeria Villages

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Boko Haram gunmen killed 35 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria’s restive northeast Borno state near the border with Cameroon, a military source and residents said Thursday. Dozens of Boko Haram gunmen dressed in military uniform stormed Gumushi, Amuda and Arbokko in all-terrain trucks and motorcycles, opening fire on […]

May 29, 2014

U.S. Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Washington (AFP) – Celebrated African-American author, poet and human rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, U.S. media said Wednesday. Mayor Allen Joines of Winston-Salem, North Carolina told Fox T.V. affiliate WGHP in the southern state that Angelou was found Wednesday morning by her caretaker. “Listen to yourself and in that […]

May 28, 2014

Philadelphia Student’s Death Raises Concerns About School Funding

By Kristen A. Graham and Aubrey Whelan, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps it will never be clear to Melissa Wilde whether a 7-year-old boy who died this week after falling ill at a South Philadelphia school would have lived had a full-time nurse been present. But the question still haunts Wilde, a Jackson Elementary School […]

May 23, 2014

Sudden Death In North Carolina Race Likely Clears Way For Clay Aiken

By David Zucchino and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau DURHAM, N.C. — Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken most likely clinched the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat in North Carolina after the sudden death of the opponent who closely trailed him in last week’s primary. Keith Crisco, a 71-year-old businessman and former state commerce […]

May 13, 2014

Excessive Arguing With Family, Friends May Lead To Early Death, Study Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Unreasonable spouse? Demanding kids? Argumentative friends? If it sometimes feels like these stressors are killing you, new research suggests you may be right. Middle-aged adults who frequently fought with their husband or wife were more than twice as likely to die at a relatively young age compared to people who […]

May 9, 2014

Caribbean Health Experts Warn Of Fapidly Spreading Mosquito-Borne Virus

By Jacqueline Charles, Nester Phillip and Ezra Fieser, The Miami Herald ROSEAU, Dominica — Caribbean health experts warned Thursday that they “cannot stop” a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus that has infected thousands and is associated with six deaths in the region. The alert comes as the Dominican Republic’s health ministry became the 15th Caribbean nation to […]

May 2, 2014

British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies, Aged 71

McClatchy Tribune News Service LONDON — British actor Bob Hoskins, who starred in films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” has died of pneumonia at age 71, his family said Wednesday. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob,” his wife, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a statement. […]

April 30, 2014

Fight Over Boy Led Girl To Kill Another Girl, Police Say

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Meredith Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A 14-year-old girl shot to death another 14-year-old girl because of an argument over a boy, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday as murder charges were filed. The gun used to kill Endia Martin had been stolen from a car on April 14, McCarthy said, adding […]

April 29, 2014

Egypt Judge Sentences Brotherhood Leader, 682 Others To Death

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — A court in southern Egypt on Monday decreed a mass death sentence for nearly 700 people, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president. On the same day, another Egyptian court banned the April 6 movement, which was among the primary […]

April 28, 2014

Adrianne Wadewitz, Scholar Who Helped Diversify Wikipedia, Dies At 37

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” But Wadewitz eventually came out as a Wikipedian, the term the […]

April 24, 2014

Climbers Pack Up As Sherpas Say They Won’t Go Up Everest

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI, India — Scores of mountaineers were departing Mount Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week’s devastating avalanche. A meeting at Everest base camp between Sherpas and Nepalese government officials ended with no change […]

April 24, 2014

Everest Guides Abandon Climbing Season After Deadly Avalanche

Kathmandu (AFP) – Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year’s climbing season to honor 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers’ plans into chaos. Scores of foreign climbers have been waiting in base camp after paying tens of thousands of dollars to scale the world’s […]

April 22, 2014

Qatar Court Jails U.S. Couple 3 Years For Daughter Death

Doha (AFP) — A Qatari court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. couple from Los Angeles to three years in prison for causing the death of their adopted eight-year-old daughter. Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in January 2013 after their daughter Gloria from an orphanage in Ghana died. They were accused of causing her death […]

March 27, 2014