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Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45

Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45

Entertainment
Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Ralphie May -- a 2003 Last Comic Standing finalist -- died in Las Vegas Friday. He was 45."We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May," his publicist said in a statement to Deadline.com. "Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had canceled a handful of dates over the last month in an effort to recover. Earlier this morning, at a private residence in Las Vegas, his body was discovered; cause of death is cardiac arrest."TMZ said May performed Thursday night at Harrah's, despite being ill for about six weeks."As his manager and his friend, I will miss his laugh, his generosity to fellow comedians, his trademark orneriness, and his enormous love of life. He left us entirely too soon -- and we can only wonder where his comedy might hav...
Robson safe after Vegas shooting leaves many dead

Robson safe after Vegas shooting leaves many dead

Sports
British tennis player Laura Robson says she is "in shock" but safe after attending a Las Vegas concert where more than 20 people were killed and at least 100 injured in a mass shooting.A gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air country music festival being held close by.Robson, 23, indicated on social media she was unhurt."I'm okay. We were right there..sounded like fireworks at first then everyone started running. Scary," she said.The British number five added: "My friend who was deeper in the crowd has been helping people who were shot. We're all in shock."Many dead in Las Vegas shootingUpdates on Vegas concert attackRobson last played on Friday in the ITF tournament in Templeton, California, where she lost in the quarter-finals.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport...
Las Vegas: At least 20 dead in Mandalay Bay shooting

Las Vegas: At least 20 dead in Mandalay Bay shooting

World
More than twenty people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air music festival being held close by.Police said a suspect identified as a local resident, who was not named, had been shot and killed by officers. They said they were looking for a companion travelling with the suspect as a "person of interest". Sheriff Joe Lombardo said police believed the shooting was a "lone wolf" style attack, but confirmed they were trying to locate an Asian female named as Marilou Danely.Live updates on Las Vegas mass shootingIn pictures: Vegas shootingSheriff Lombardo said he was unable to accurately say the number of dead and injured, but confirmed two off-duty officers wer...
Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceEight people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died.Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm.Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing home in the city of Hollywood. Five others died in hospital.Ten million people are still without power in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma.The storm - which has claimed more than two dozen lives in the US - struck southwestern Florida on Sunday morning as a category four hurricane before weakening to a tropical depression on Monday.Irma earlier left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, where nearly 40 people were killed.Hollywood Po...
Toddlers among dead as monsoon lashes Mumbai

Toddlers among dead as monsoon lashes Mumbai

World
Torrential monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt - destroying homes and leaving thousands of people stranded.Police say a woman and two toddlers were killed after houses collapsed in the Indian city's suburbs, while three other people died after being swept away by floodwater.Commuters in the city of 20 million waded through swirling waist-high waters after the financial hub's transport network was paralysed - with trains cancelled and bus services suspended.Footage from one train station showed dozens of people standing on platforms as water gushed on to the tracks.Image:Flooding in some low-lying areas caused vehicle pile-upsMany workers had no choice but to stay in their offices overnight, with several companies making arrangements to provide food and bedding for those unable to t...