News archive from 5 June 2015

Fourth patient dies of MERS in South Korea

Fourth patient dies of MERS in South Korea

A fourth patient has died of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, in the largest outbreak outside of Saudi Arabia. Six additional patients have been diagnosed, bringing the total number infected to 41, said Michael Osterholm, director of the...

 
'Star Trek's' Nichelle Nichols suffers stroke

'Star Trek's' Nichelle Nichols suffers stroke

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols, 82, has suffered a stroke. Her manager, Zach McGinnis, announced the news on Facebook on Thursday. "Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke," wrote McGinnis. "She is...

 
New 'Insidious' has more heart than horror

New 'Insidious' has more heart than horror

Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott and Dermot Mulroney star in the horror film "Insidious: Chapter 3." The Insidious franchise has given horror-movie nerds a couple of haunted houses, a sexy-scary ghost mom, a cross-dressing serial killer and one...

 
'Degrassi' graduates for good in July

'Degrassi' graduates for good in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Graduation day is looming for Degrassi, which will end its 14-season run on TeenNick in July. The network announced Thursday that the teen-oriented series will conclude with a two-week final lap. TeenNick's 12 final episodes will kick...

 
Girl missing part of arm gifted prosthetic created by UCF students

Girl missing part of arm gifted prosthetic created by UCF students

CLEARWATER - When 10-year-old Annika Emmert patted Winter the dolphin's smooth back at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Thursday, she thought that was the best part of her morning. She was wrong. Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the actress who starred with Winter...

 
Russia's Putin to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Russia's Putin to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis on Wednesday, with pressure on the pontiff to speak up about the Kremlin's role in the Ukraine conflict. The visit, which was confirmed Thursday by the Holy See's chief spokesman,...

 
New in paper: Galbraith's 'The Silkworm'

New in paper: Galbraith's 'The Silkworm'

This month's critic's pick is The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books, fiction, reprint) Reviewer Charles Finch called this second Cormoran Strike tale by J.K. Rowling (Galbraith is a pseudonym) "a great detective novel." ***1/2...

 

Juneau, West Valley bag shutouts to advance at state baseball

Juneau-Douglas and West Valley didn't exactly launch hit parades Thursday, but each club used strong pitching and spotty control from opposing pitchers to rack shutouts on the opening day of the state high school baseball tournament at Mulcahy...

 

Window slowly closing on Mayor's Marathon discount registration

The window for discounted online registration for the June 20 Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon and Half Marathon, and accompanying races, is slowly closing. Runners who register prior to the marathon's Expo on June 18-19 at the Alaska Airlines Center can...

 
Orlando City supporters criticized for offensive chant

Orlando City supporters criticized for offensive chant

Families who have special-needs siblings and children say they have been offended at Orlando City games by official team supporter groups using the word "retarded" in chants and songs to cheer on the soccer team. Amy Van Bergen, executive...

 

Lineup of hometown stars pushing to get 'Canes back to Omaha

- For years, local prospects have been the lifeblood of the Hurricanes' baseball program. This season especially, the list of hometowns for Miami's starting lineup reads like a collection of some of South Florida's most well-known neighborhoods....

 
Orlando City supporters criticized for offensive chant

Orlando City supporters criticized for offensive chant

Families who have special-needs siblings and children say they have been offended at Orlando City games by official team supporter groups using the word "retarded" in chants and songs to cheer on the soccer team. Amy Van Bergen, executive...

 
Turkey's election provides key test for president's power

Turkey's election provides key test for president's power

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never lost an election. But when voters head to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, they could hand him his first political defeat. Although he isn't on the ballot, the vote is widely seen...

 
Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving, assault

Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving, assault

A tip of the hat to Justin Bieber's legal team. The pop star pled guilty to assault and careless driving charges in connection with a collision and altercation with a photographer near his Canadian hometown, his lawyer confirmed to Reuters and The...

 

Alaska Senate press secretary charged with hit-and-run, DUI

The Alaska Senate majority’s chief spokeswoman was charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor of driving under the influence after police said she struck two women and drove away from the parking lot of the state Legislature’s Anchorage office...

 

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