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July 20, 2018 3:11 AM Adrian Cronauer, 'Good Morning, Vietnam' DJ, dead at 79

ADRIAN Cronauer, whose exploits as a US military disc jockey inspired the film Good Morning, Vietnam starring Robin Williams, has died at the age of 79. Cronauer, a former US Air Force sergeant, died on Wednesday, according to an obituary published by a funeral home in Troutville, Virginia, where he lived. Cronauer was a co-author of the original story 4

June 26, 2018 1:02 AM US senator's rib cracked as lawmaker saves her from choking

WASHINGTON: US Senator Claire McCaskill said Monday she suffered a cracked rib when a fellow lawmaker who noticed her choking rushed to the rescue and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on her. During a luncheon of Senate Democrats on Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin jumped from his seat to help his colleague, dislodging the blockage in McCaskill's throat 7

June 20, 2018 12:47 AM Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry

WASHINGTON: Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children being separated from their parents. The Democratic governors of Colorado, New York and Virginia and the Republican governors 9

May 23, 2018 3:11 PM Teen wins battle in US 'toilet wars'

WASHINGTON: A US federal court ruled Wednesday in favour of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms 19

April 11, 2018 3:20 PM Roma chairman makes major donation to city after illegal dive

James Pallotta has promised to pay not just a €500 fine but also offered €230,000 to restore a separate city fountain. — Reuters picROME, April 11 — A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear. James Pallotta apologised today for his late-night plunge following Roma’s victory over Barcelona in the Champions League and promised 11

March 26, 2018 1:48 AM Air Canada jet makes emergency landing at airport outside Washington

An Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro​WASHINGTON, March 26 — An Air Canada passenger jet with 67 people aboard made an emergency landing yesterday evening at an airport outside Washington after pilots observed smoke in the cockpit, but no injuries were reported 16

January 24, 2018 5:14 AM Major school shootings in the United States

Tiffany Moreland and daughter Emily Moreland attend a prayer vigil for students of Marshall County High School at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic BENTON (Kentucky), Jan 24 — A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky yesterday, killing two fellow students and wounding 14

January 12, 2018 3:53 AM Drake swaps Hennessy for whiskey in IPO of his liquor business

Drake, in collaboration with spirits producer Brent Hocking, plans to launch an initial public offering of the artist’s liquor company, Virginia Black. — Reuters picTORONTO, Jan 12 — R&B phenom and rapper Drake might have had One Dance with a Hennessy in his hand, but now he’s betting on his very own brand of whiskey. Drake, in collaboration with spirits 26

November 14, 2017 11:30 AM Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

WASHINGTON: More than US$70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade. More than 3,000 donations - from $5 to $250 - have rolled in since Nov 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman. Briskman's raised 10

November 12, 2017 7:00 PM Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space

WASHINGTON: An unmanned cargo ship packed with 3,350 kilogrammes of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off on Sunday (Nov 12) from Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK's barrel-shaped Cygnus cargo ship launched atop an Antares rocket at 7.19am (8.19pm Singapore time), a day after a last-second delay 22