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Driver of Utah tour bus that crashed was on his first trip with company

Driver of Utah tour bus that crashed was on his first trip with company

The driver of the tour bus that crashed in Utah, killing four tourists, was on his first trip with the company, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The driver had recently been hired and was on his first trip, NTSB investigator Pete Kotowski said during a press conference Sunday. The driver is back home…MORE

Carl Ruiz, celebrity chef, dies at 44

Carl Ruiz, celebrity chef, dies at 44

Celebrity chef Carl Ruiz, the owner of La Cubana restaurant who made frequent appearances on The Food Network, has died, the New York restaurant said. He was 44. “On behalf of the La Cubana family, with heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to share the passing of our beloved Executive Chef Carl Ruiz,” La Cubana…MORE

This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

James South is about to hit a big milestone in his life and he’s hoping others can help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card. South turns 100 on October 7 and his birthday wish is to receive 100 cards. It’s a wish his assisted living home is trying to make come true. Brookdale…MORE

An alligator was pulled from a pond behind a Michigan junior high school

An alligator was pulled from a pond behind a Michigan junior high school

The teams at Bedford Junior High School in Temperance, Michigan, call themselves the Broncos. They may need to change their name to the Gators after one was found living in a pond behind the school. Zoologists wrangled an American alligator from school property Friday after a teacher had spotted it the day before, according to…MORE

Antonio Brown says he won’t be playing in the NFL anymore

Antonio Brown says he won’t be playing in the NFL anymore

Star wide receiver Antonio Brown is saying on Twitter that he “will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” Brown’s statement, part of a series of tweets Sunday morning, comes just days after he was released by the New England Patriots, the third NFL team to give up on the volatile player in the last…MORE

FDNY says 3 injured in fire near New York City’s Times Square

FDNY says 3 injured in fire near New York City’s Times Square

Three people were injured in a blaze in ductwork at a building near New York City’s Times Square, the New York City Fire Department said. The call for the fire at 145 West 45th St. in Manhattan came in at 7:38 a.m., and firefighters were on the scene in four minutes, FDNY said. The fire…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

“The category is love, y’all,” actor Billy Porter said while accepting his Emmy award for lead actor in a drama series. Porter, who was honored for his work in FX’s ground-breaking period drama “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in this category, according to the Television…

‘GOT’ wins final Emmy battle

‘GOT’ wins final Emmy battle

‘Game of Thrones’ has won its final Emmy battle. The HBO series picked up the best drama Emmy at Sunday’s ceremony, capping off its final season with a coveted achievement. (HBO, like CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia.) “We loved every minute we spent with you,” executive producer D.B. Weiss said to the cast on stage.…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won’t make Emmy history this year. The odds had been in the legendary actress’ favor to pick up the Emmy award for best comedy actress, but “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge ended up besting her in a surprise win. Waller-Bridge’s success in the acting category came just a few awards after she picked up…