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Actor John Heard dead at 72

John Heard, the actor best known for his role as the dad in the original “Home Alone” movies, died on Friday, July 21. He was 72. According to TMZ, he was found in a hotel in Palo Alto, California by the maid service and was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called. BREAKING: John Heard, dad in “Home Alone” movies, has died at 72 https://t.co/i9097fXzcL pic.twitter.com/UZHs3aMxJt — Variety (@Variety) July 22, 2017 The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed his death. ABBY LEE MILLER ADMITS SHE’S ‘PETRIFIED’…

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Jessica Williams Charts Her Course: ‘I Know What I’d Be Incredible At’

“For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination,” Ms. Williams said. “It’s cool to see a woman be like, ‘This is what I want — this is what I don’t want.’ It’s good to see someone making choices for themselves.” Continue reading the main story Over breakfast at a Clinton Hill cafe near her home, Ms. Williams, 27, sometimes spoke like a human Twitter feed, punctuating intentionally corny jokes with an audible LOL. She confessed to waving back at another restaurant patron who thought Ms. Williams…

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Birth of ‘demon goat’ terrifies town; police are called

An alarming picture of a baby goat born with a ‘demonic’ face is generating plenty of buzz. Metro reports that the kid, which was born in San Luis province, Argentina, had protruding eyes and a flat face. It was stillborn on July 19.  AMAZING PICTURE SHOWS THE MOMENT FISHERMAN FOUND A MOLE INSIDE THE MOUTH OF A LIVE BASS Owner Gladys Oviedo was stunned when she saw the dead animal. “The rest of the baby is normal, it only has deformations in the head. It is unusual what happened,” she…

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Trump calls for Iran to release American detainees

President Donald Trump warned Friday that Iran risked facing “new and serious consequences” if it did not release all wrongfully detained Americans there and allow them to leave the Muslim country. Specifically, Trump called for American law enforcement officer Robert Levinson to be freed after a decade in Iran, and for businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer, to be released as well. A White House statement issued Friday said Trump and his administration were “redoubling efforts” to free all Americans unjustly detained overseas. “Iran is responsible for the care…

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Firefighters rescue nearly dead dog, bring him back to life

In this photo provided by Bakersfield Fire Department shows firefighters resuscitating a Shih Tzu dog, named “Jack,” after pulling him from a burning home, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Bakersfield, Calif. Using a pet oxygen mask donated to the department by a local Girl Scout troop, firefighters slowly bring Jack back to life.  John Frando/Bakersfield Fire Department via AP BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after firefighters rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.  In…

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Teenagers Recorded a Drowning Man and Laughed

As detectives investigated the death over the weekend, a family member of Mr. Dunn’s alerted them to the video, which the teenagers had begun sharing with friends. The police asked the office of Phil Archer, the state attorney for Brevard and Seminole Counties, to review the footage. But the prosecutor’s office said it did not contain the evidence needed for a criminal prosecution. In the statement, the prosecutor’s office said it was nonetheless “deeply saddened and shocked” by how Mr. Dunn died and the failure of the teenagers to help…

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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Here is a selection of the responses, which have been lightly edited. Shush! A solid majority of the commenters said they require total silence. Some of them said the issue had lost them friends. Continue reading the main story Several said the solution was in watching the episode multiple times: Silence is expected on the first viewing, but commentary is allowed in subsequent viewings. Meeghan Holaway, 47, of Pasadena, Calif., wrote in an email: Personally, I watch alone (the first time). I’m not even close to subtle or tactful. When…

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Protests erupt at Minneapolis press conference announcing police chief resignation

In a raucous press conference on Friday evening Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges announced the resignation of Minneapolis police chief Jane Harteau. The resignation came in the wake of the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a police officer on July 15. “We need new leadership at MPD,” Hodges said. “I asked Chief Harteau for her resignation, she tendered it and I accepted it.” The presser quickly turned into a back and forth debate with a protester who was in attendance.  “We do not want you as the Mayor,” a man…

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