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Charlie Gard's family ends legal fight: 'We will miss him terribly'

Charlie Gard's family ends legal fight: 'We will miss him terribly'

World
The British parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose illness has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, have decided against pursuing their controversial efforts to take him to the United States for treatment after an assessment from a U.S. doctor. This choice will preemptively end the court proceedings and any possibility of the family transporting Charlie to the U.S. Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, gave a solemn address to the press today about their decision on the steps of the U.K. High Court. “This is one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to say and we are about to do one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do,” Chris Gard said, reading from a sheet of paper. Gard said that it was no longer in his son's best interest to seek tre...
Nelsan Ellis' addiction to drugs and alcohol led to his death, family says

Nelsan Ellis' addiction to drugs and alcohol led to his death, family says

Entertainment
July 10 (UPI) -- Nelsan Ellis' family is offering more details regarding the True Blood icon's unexpected death from heart failure during the weekend."Nelsan has suffered with drug and alcohol abuse for years. After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control," his loved ones said in a statement released by his manager to The Hollywood Reporter Monday."On the morning of Saturday July 8, after four days in Woodhull Hospital, Nelsan was pronounced dead. Nelsan was a gentle, generous and kind soul. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, a nephew, an...
Blackpool owners, the Oyston family, accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’ by High Court

Blackpool owners, the Oyston family, accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’ by High Court

Sports
The owners of Blackpool, the Oyston family, have been accused at the High Court of treating the football club as "the family's personal cash machine".Lawyers for Latvian millionaire Valeri Belokon, the club's president, were launching what could prove to be one of British football's most expensive legal actions.Andrew Green QC alleged on Monday at the start of a five-week hearing that Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the Lancashire club, had "improperly" extracted millions of pounds from its funds following promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and used the money for their own benefit.Belokon's company VB Football Assets, a minor shareholder in the club, was excluded from key decisions, information and any share of profits, said Green.VB Football is pursing a claim against the...