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Home Alone actor dead after 'medical emergency'

Home Alone actor dead after 'medical emergency'

Entertainment
John Heard, who played the dad in the beloved Christmas film, passed away on Friday 21 July.Police were called to his hotel in California after a medical emergency was reported.John was pronounced dead at the scene.TMZ reported: "Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.GETTYPASSED AWAY: John died at the age of 72"The coroner is investigating, and cause of death is unclear at this time."The news outlet also reported that his rep revealed that John had "minor back surgery" on Wednesday at the Stanford Medical Center and was staying at the hotel in Palo Alto, California while he recuperated.John was best known for his portrayal as Kevin McCallister's dad in Home Alone 1 and 2.HUGHES ENTERTAINMENTBEST KNOWN: John's biggest ro...
Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

World
Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911. Harteau's resignation Friday came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, who said she lost confidence in the chief's "ability to lead us further." She said she asked Harteau to step down after assessing where the department needs to go. "For us to continue to transform policing — and community trust in policing — we need new leadership at MPD," Hodges said. Harteau, who worked her way up from the bottom of the department to become the city's first female, first openly gay and first Native American police chief, said Frid
Study: Regular soda causes body to store more fat after high-protein meals

Study: Regular soda causes body to store more fat after high-protein meals

Health
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken can really prime your body to pack on more pounds, a new study suggests.Folks who had a sweetened drink with a high-protein meal stored more unused fat, compared to others who ate the same food with a sugar-free beverage, laboratory tests revealed.Their bodies did not burn about a third of the additional calories provided by the sugary drink, researchers found.The participants also burned less fat from their food, and it took less energy overall to digest the meal."If we are adding extra carbohydrates on top of what's already in a meal, that will definitely have an effect on the body being able to use fat as an energy source, and it will more than likely go into energy storage," said lead researcher Shanon C...
Linkin Park star's wife falls victim to SICK Twitter hack after his suicide

Linkin Park star's wife falls victim to SICK Twitter hack after his suicide

Entertainment
Chester Bennington was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday July 20, shortly before 9am.The singer had openly struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life.Now, Bennington's wife Talinda's Twitter account appears to have been hacked following his tragic death.During Thursday evening, a number of strange messages appeared on her account.TWITTERSHOCKING: Chester Bennington's wife has been hacked on TwitterStars we've lost in 2017 The famous faces we've lost so far in 2017.HBO True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged just 39 GETTYTRAGIC: Chester Bennington took his own lifeAfter just minutes, the first three messages were deleted.A short while later, a fourth tweet appeared and was almost immediately removed.After a further 3
Students missing after DC robotics competition

Students missing after DC robotics competition

World
Six students from the small African country of Burundi went missing this week after participating in an international student robotics competition in Washington, D.C. The team, consisting of two 17-year-old girls and four boys, aged 16 to 18, was reported missing after the competition's closing ceremony in Washington on Tuesday night. They were last seen in the area of the D.A.R. Constitution Hall near the White House. Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department reported on Thursday that two of the teens had crossed the border safely into Canada. It's unclear how and when the students got there, what they were doing there, and where the other students are, according to police. There is no indication of foul play in the disappearances, police added in the statement. Canadian auth...