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Famous birthdays for Oct. 10: Bradley Whitford, Brett Favre

Famous birthdays for Oct. 10: Bradley Whitford, Brett Favre

Entertainment
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include: -- English chemist/physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen, in 1731 -- Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1813 -- Sculptor Alberto Giacometti in 1901 -- Jazz musician Thelonious Monk in 1917 -- Filmmaker Ed Wood in 1924 -- Actor Peter Coyote in 1941 (age 78) -- Singer John Prine in 1946 (age 73) -- Entertainer Ben Vereen in 1946 (age 73) -- Actor Jessica Harper in 1949 (age 70) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Writer Nora Roberts in 1950 -- Rocker David Lee Roth in 1954 (age 65) -- Country singer Tanya Tucker in 1958 (age 61) -- Actor Bradley Whitford in 1959 (age 60) -- Slain journalist Daniel ...
Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown to return as head coach next season

Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown to return as head coach next season

Sports
May 13 (UPI) -- Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown is expected to return to the team next season, 76ers managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night. There was uncertainty about Brown returning for a seventh season, but Harris removed all doubt in a meeting with Brown and 76ers general manager Elton Brand on Monday that discussed the team's plans for the off-season. The Toronto Raptors eliminated the 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday. It was the second straight season that the Sixers were knocked out in the second round. Philadelphia owes Brown about $ 15 million on a contract extension set to begin next season. He is under contract through the 2021-22 season. According to ESPN, the 76ers wanted to end speculation on his future and begin work during t...
US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump Syria pullout

US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump Syria pullout

World
A top US official in the fight against the Islamic State group has quit over President Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria, reports say.Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat IS, brought his departure forward from February.Before Mr Trump's announcement he had insisted that the US would continue working against IS in Syria.It follows the resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday.Gen Mattis had also opposed withdrawing troops from Syria as well as reducing the US presence in Afghanistan.Mr McGurk is an experienced diplomat who was appointed to his current role in 2015 under the Obama administration.In early December he told reporters: "We want to stay on the ground a...