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Reports: Human remains found at former Mouseketeer Dennis Day’s home

Reports: Human remains found at former Mouseketeer Dennis Day’s home

Entertainment
April 7 (UPI) -- Human remains have been discovered at the Phoenix, Ore., home of 1950s child star Dennis Day in the original Mickey Mouse Club show. The Oregon State Police said the body has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing. The Medford Mail Tribune reported the house belonged to Day, 76. Day appeared in two seasons of the show from 1955-57, joining actress Annette Funicello. He was one of 10 club members retained for the second season of the show created by Walt Disney, according to originalmmc.com. KDRV-TV said Day shares the home with his husband, Ernest "Ernie" Caswell. Caswell, who suffers from memory loss, reported Day missing in July, Oregon Live said. Caswell reportedly was in the hospital at the time. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertai...
South Korea begins excavation of war remains in DMZ

South Korea begins excavation of war remains in DMZ

World
SEOUL, April 1 (UPI) -- South Korea launched an independent excavation of Korean War remains in the Demilitarized Zone on Monday, with Pyongyang unresponsive to its call to work together as agreed, Seoul's defense ministry said. Under last year's bilateral military accord aimed at reducing tensions and building trust, Seoul and Pyongyang had planned to carry out the joint project on Arrowhead Ridge, a notorious battle site during the 1950-53 conflict, from April through October. But the North has yet to accede to Seoul's request to jointly start the excavation. It has appeared lukewarm about the military accord since the no-deal summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and its leader, Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi in late February. "From today onward, our military will conduct additional mine ...
Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

World
The number of people who have died in Indonesia has risen to 429 and more than 1,400 others are injured. At least 128 are still missing and thousands are homeless.I am in the coastal village of Teluk. Or to be more accurate I am walking through what remains of the village.It lies on Java's western coast, the same Indonesian shoreline that was battered by a volcano-triggered tsunami on Saturday night. Image: The village of Teluk lies on the coast of Anyer beach The broken toys in the rubble hint at the life that existed here just few days ago.The narrow alleyways might have echoed with the laughter of children. Now there is a deathly silence.Some eighteen thousand people called Teluk their home. But it has been wrecked. ...
Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey

Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey

Health
Cigarettes and other drugs have taken a backseat to vaping as more teens partake in the activity, making it second only to alcohol in substances used, according to a survey. The National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded Monitoring the Future survey looked at vaping rates in teens for the second year in 2018, and found a dramatic increase in the number of teens who used the devices — from 27.8 percent of 12th-graders to 37.3 percent who reported “any vaping” in the past 12 months. That includes students who vaped nicotine, marijuana or hash oil or just flavoring. The survey has assessed drug, alcohol and nicotine and tobacco use — as well as attitudes toward them — in students in the eighth, 10th and 12th grades in hopes of identifying and responding to unhe...
Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

Technology
For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel Island have been isolated from the rest of the world. They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes. Their closest neighbors live more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) away. Deeply suspicious of outsiders, they attack anyone who comes through the surf and onto their beaches. Police say that is what happened last week when a young American, John Allen Chau, was killed by islanders after paying fishermen to take him to the island. "The Sentinelese want to be left alone," said the anthropologist Anup Kapur. Scholars believe the Sentinelese migrated from Africa roughly 50,000 years ago, but most details of their lives remain completely u...