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Famous birthdays for Feb. 8: Seth Green, John Williams

Famous birthdays for Feb. 8: Seth Green, John Williams

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Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius.They include:-- Civil War-era U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820-- Pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828-- Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the periodic table, in 1834-- Actor Edith Evans in 1888-- Chester Carlson, inventor of the Xerox copying process, in 1906-- Actor Lana Turner in 1921-- Actor Audrey Meadows in 1922-- Actor Jack Lemmon in 1925-- Actor James Dean in 1931-- Oscar-winning composer/conductor John Williams in 1932 (age 86) File Photo by Matthew Healey/ UPI -- Television journalist Ted Koppel in 1940 (age 78)-- Actor Nick Nolte in 1941 (age 77)-- Folk singer Tom Rush in 1941 (age 77)-- Comedian Robert Klein in 1942 (age 76)-- Singer Ron Tyson (The Temptation...
BBC pay: John Humphrys says he will earn 'hugely less'

BBC pay: John Humphrys says he will earn 'hugely less'

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceBBC presenter John Humphrys has said he will be earning "hugely less" after agreeing to take a pay cut.The Today programme and Mastermind host was paid between £600,000 and £649,999 in 2016/17.He's one of six male stars who have agreed to earn less after revelations about differences between men's and women's pay at the corporation. He refused to confirm exactly how much he'll lose but it is thought he will earn roughly half what he did before.Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson and Jeremy Vine have also accepted reduced wages, the BBC said.The move comes after the BBC revealed the pay of on-air talent earning over £150,000 in July. Two-thirds of stars on the list, including the top seven earners, were men.Earlier this month, Ca
Sir Elton John to end touring – with 300-gig run

Sir Elton John to end touring – with 300-gig run

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Rocket Man singer Sir Elton John says he wants to "go out with a bang" as he revealed plans for a final world tour.The 70-year-old British musician - who has been touring for nearly 50 years - said he will no longer perform live following his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which is due to start in September.Announcing his retirement plans, the star said his "priorities have changed" as he and husband David Furnish care for their two sons, Elijah and Zachary."In 2015 we sat down with a school schedule and I thought I don't want to miss too much of this," he said."My life has changed, my priorities have changed and my priority now is my family."Image:Sir Elton first performed at his local pub aged 15Sir Elton said the mammoth 300-date tour was a chance "to say thank you to all my fans arou...
John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

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US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said."Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer," agency chief Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. Young was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes.He also once famously smuggled a corned beef sandwich on to a space flight as a gift for a fellow astronaut.Young retired in 2004 after a 42-year career. Nasa said he died on Friday following complications from pneumonia.Skip Twitter post by @NASAWe're saddened by the loss of astronaut John Young, who was 87. Young flew twice to the Moon, walked on its surface & flew the first Space Shuttle mission. He went to space six times in the Gemini, Apollo & Space...
USS John McCain crew rated it 'below average' before deadly collision

USS John McCain crew rated it 'below average' before deadly collision

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Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Crewmembers serving aboard the USS John S. McCain were overworked, unprepared and unhappy in the year leading up to its collision with a merchant vessel in the Pacific that killed 10 Navy sailors, according to a report obtained by UPI.In a 163-page report detailing the results of a mandatory climate survey aboard the Navy destroyer, its 142 crew members rated 17 of 18 major categories "below service average." The survey, conducted July 21, 2016 -- 13 months before the Aug. 21, 2017 crash -- included questions on exhaustion, job satisfaction, organizational effectiveness and leadership prowess.Meanwhile, a Government Accountability Office report requested by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., shows the McCain -- and the USS Fitzgerald, which was also involved in a deadly crash in ...