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Watch: Emotional Angels win first game since Tyler Skaggs death

Watch: Emotional Angels win first game since Tyler Skaggs death

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels returned to the field for the first time since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, beating the Texas Rangers 9-4 Tuesday. Angels players wore patches with Skaggs' No. 45 on their jerseys at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. They also held up one of his jerseys during a moment of silence and the national anthem. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his room at the team hotel, hours before the Angels were set to play the Rangers Monday in Arlington. Police said there were no signs of foul play and they do not suspect suicide. The Angels and Rangers postponed Monday's game. "It's tough. My first at-bat, I get up there, and all I do is think about him," Angels star Mike Trout told reporters. "Just a different feeling, you know. Just in shock. Walking around ...
Dog the Bounty Hunter pictured for the first time since tragic death of wife Beth Chapman

Dog the Bounty Hunter pictured for the first time since tragic death of wife Beth Chapman

Entertainment
DUANE Chapman was spotted making an emotional phone call, following the death of his wife. Dog the Bounty Hunter – real name Duane Chapman – was pictured for the first time following the death of his wife Beth Chapman yesterday.Beth slipped away after a medically-induced coma, following a long battle with throat and lung cancer.Duane and Beth became household name sin 2004 with hit show Dog the Bounty Hunter.The programme saw Dog and his family members travelling around America trying to catch fugitives. Related Articles TV favourite Duane was pictured outside his family compound making an emotional phone call outside his family home in Honolulu, Hawaii.Dog could be seen tentatively placing a hand on his heart as he paced the terrace.He was joined by other relatives who were also snapp
Glacial melt rates in the Himalayas have more than doubled since 2000

Glacial melt rates in the Himalayas have more than doubled since 2000

Science
June 19 (UPI) -- Global warming is shrinking the glaciers in the Himalayas. According to a new survey, glaciers in the region have lost roughly a vertical foot and a half of ice. Scientists compiled data from satellite observations collected over the last 40 years across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan. The analysis, detailed this week in the journal Science Advances, showed glacial melt rates have doubled since the turn of the century. During the last 18 years, the average glacial melt rate across the world's tallest mountain range was twice what it was between 1975 and 2000. "This is the clearest picture yet of how fast Himalayan glaciers are melting over this time interval, and why," lead researcher Joshua Maurer, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observat...
More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February

More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February

Science
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are investigating why bottlenose dolphins are stranding themselves at an unusually high rate in the Northern Gulf of Mexico this year Excessive freshwater in the gulf from the Mississippi River flooding could be to blame. More than 260 dolphins have stranded themselves across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle since the beginning of February, which is approximately three-times higher than the historical average, NOAA said. A Mississippi scientist said the spillway opening is at least partly to blame for 126 dolphin deaths across Mississippi's coastline, CBS News reports. These strandings prompted the declaration of an unusual mortality event. or UME. Unusual mortality events are defined as "a stra...
CDC confirms 981 measles cases in U.S., now highest count since 1992

CDC confirms 981 measles cases in U.S., now highest count since 1992

Health
June 3 (UPI) -- The 981 U.S. measles cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday is an increase by 41 from the previous week. The count is the greatest number reported since 1992. The measles, or rubeola, virus was declared eliminated in 2000. Last week, the CDC reported 60 new cases above the previous week. Twenty-six states have reported cases to the CDC. Outbreaks, defined as three or more cases, currently center in Rockland County, N.Y.; New York City; Michigan; Butte, Los Angeles and Sacramento Counties, Calif.; Georgia; Pennsylvania; Maryland and Washington. The occurrences are largely linked to travelers who returned from countries with large measles outbreaks, including Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, the CDC said in a statement on Monday. It a...