June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

Actress June Foray, who gave voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the “female Mel Blanc,” has died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was 99. Foray died Wednesday at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest, but she had been in fragile health since a car accident two years ago, niece Robin Thaler said Thursday. Foray was the best-known woman among the voice performers who contributed so much to the classic cartoons of Warner Bros., Disney, Hanna-Barbera…

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June Foray, the first lady of voice actors, dies at 99

July 27, 2017, 6:56 PM| June Foray has lent her voice to many famous cartoon voices such as Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Tweety Bird’s owner, Granny. She even won an Emmy for playing Cindy Lou Who in “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” She died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 99. Anthony Mason reports. Source: CBS News – Entertainment

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Floyd Mayweather to Adrien Broner: I’m Coming to Your Fight!

Floyd Mayweather To Adrien Broner: I’m Coming to Your Fight! EXCLUSIVE Adrien Broner will have some major starpower in his corner when he takes on Mikey Garcia this weekend — FLOYD MAYWEATHER.  Broner and Floyd have a big bro, lil bro relationship with major ups and downs. But it seems they’re on great terms at the moment … with Floyd promising he’ll be in the building to support AB on Saturday.  “He called me the other day and said he was gonna be there,” Broner tells TMZ Sports.  Floyd’s been…

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Senate turns to “skinny repeal” in Obamacare replacement battle

July 27, 2017, 6:36 PM| After attempts to pass a more substantial health care bill failed, GOP leaders are honing in on the so-called “skinny repeal,” which would eliminate just a few key parts of Obamacare and leave much of the legislation in place. Nancy Cordes has more. Source: CBS News – Health

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Prices of grocery staples could rise as drought conditions worsen

In this Wed., July 26, 2017, photo, soybeans grow in a farm field near Indianola, Iowa. Drought conditions are getting worse in several states, and extreme heat and weeks with little rain have begun to stress corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock in some areas. AP DES MOINES, Iowa — Drought conditions worsened in several states over the past week from extreme heat and weeks with little rain, raising the prospect that grocery staples such as bread and beans could cost more as the region that produces those commodities is hardest…

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With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President’s Hand on Russia

Last week, after House and Senate leaders announced an agreement on sanctions, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the incoming White House press secretary, suggested that Mr. Trump would sign the final package. Since then, though, the administration has hedged, saying that Mr. Trump will have to review the measure. “The administration supports sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. We continue to support strong sanctions against those three countries,” Ms. Sanders said on Thursday. “And we’re going to wait and see what that final legislation looks like, and make a decision at…

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Martin Landau Died from Massive Internal Bleeding

Martin Landau Died from Massive Internal Bleeding EXCLUSIVE Martin Landau died at UCLA Medical Center when he suffered severe internal bleeding which led to his organs shutting down. According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the Hollywood icon’s immediate cause of death is hypovolemic shock — which is what happens to the body when you lose massive amounts of blood. The document also lists metabolic acidosis, intra-abdominal hemorrhage and diffuse atherosclerotic vascular disease. Translation: his organs shut down due to internal bleeding, and he also had hardening of the…

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Animals, Abandoned and Starving, Are Evacuated From Zoo in Syria

Photo An ailing lion was given water while being transported from the Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo near Aleppo, Syria, last week. Credit Four Paws International Nine animals that had been kept alive — barely — at a damaged zoo on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, were evacuated and taken to a rehabilitation center in Turkey last week. The animals — three lions, two tigers, two bears and two hyenas — were trucked from Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo after months of uncertainty. Photo A tiger…

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