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The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

Technology
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the center line and hit a utility pole and the pedestrians Monday in Hyden, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) southeast of Lexington. Sims says 23-year-old Mackenzie P. Hays was pronounced dead, and 41-year-old Rhonda Belcher was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. Thirty-eight-year-old motorist Alyssa Noble was taken to a medical center. The condition of Wooton and Noble weren't immediately known. State Police Capt. Jennifer Sandlin confirmed the pedestrians were viewing the pa...
US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

Entertainment
US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91.Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas."Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," his family said in a statement.Image:Lewis first became a star in a duo with Dean MartinThe actor was renowned for his ten-year partnership with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on TV and the big screen.After their split in 1956, he starred in and directed a number of hit films.In 1960, Lewis made his movie directorial debut with The Bellboy and starred in the storybook parody Cinderfella.Three years later he directed and starred ...
Bodybuilding Mom of 2 Reportedly Dies of Protein Overdose

Bodybuilding Mom of 2 Reportedly Dies of Protein Overdose

Health
She had a urea cycle disorder, which blocks the body from correctly breaking down protein. This article originally appeared on People.com.A bodybuilding competitor and mom of two reportedly died June 22 from a protein overdose, according to Perth Now.Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old from Mandurah, Australia, was discovered to have a urea cycle disorder, which blocks the body from correctly breaking down protein.Hefford was preparing for a bodybuilding competition in September and consuming various protein supplements, her mother, Michelle White, tells Perth Now. Hefford had told her mom in June that she was feeling tired and “weird.”“I said to her, ‘I think you’re doing too much at the gym, calm down, slow it down,” White said.Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment
Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

Science
An orangutan who was one of the first apes to learn sign language has died in Atlanta, Georgia, aged 39.Chantek lived with an anthropologist in Tennessee for about nine years and learned to clean his room, make and use tools and memorise the route to a fast-food restaurant.He spent his later years in Zoo Atlanta where he was treated for heart disease.Zoo officials said he had "an engaging personality" and would be deeply missed. In a statement, Zoo Atlanta said that at 39, Chantek was one of the oldest male orangutans in North American zoos.His cause of death was not yet known, it said, but vets had been treating him for progressive heart disease. Orangutans are considered geriatric after the age of about 35, the zoo added.Chantek was born at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in ...
Actor who played original Godzilla dies aged 88

Actor who played original Godzilla dies aged 88

Entertainment
Haruo Nakajima, the actor who played the original Godzilla in the 1954 Japanese classic, has died aged 88.Nakajima, who played the iconic monster a dozen times on screen, died of pneumonia on Monday after being hospitalised last month.The Japanese actor also starred in Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai in the same year as the original Godzilla film.Born in Yagamata, Japan, in 1929 Nakajima started his film career as a stuntman, getting his first acting break at the age of 25 as the instantly recognisable giant lizard.In the film, Godzilla is awakened by a hydrogen bomb test and comes out of the sea, swimming to Japan and crushing Tokyo.Image:Actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima pose beside a gold statue of Godzilla The film inspired several adaptations, including an American versi...