'American Idol' alum Joanne Borgella dies

Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:48
Joanne Borgella attends the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in New York City in August 2013. STORY HIGHLIGHTSSinger and model Joanne Borgella dies after battle with cancer Borgella made it to top 24 of "American Idol" season 7Borgella went on to model professionally and create her own jewelry and clothing linesBorgella documented her battle with cancer on Facebook page
'Fury' starring Brad Pitt wins the box office weekend race
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:48
October 18, 2014. Brad Pitt, right, and director David Ayer pose for photographers during the photocall of "Fury" in Paris. (The Associated Press) Brad Pitt and a squadron of up-and-coming actors held off “Gone Girl” at the multiplexes this weekend as “Fury” topped box office charts with a $23.5 million debut reports Variety. Despite surrendering first place after two weeks wearing the crown, “Gone Girl” had impressive stamina. David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling…
'Buffy' star Nicolas Brendon arrested after hotel disturbance
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:48
Nicolas Brendon mug shot. (Ada County's Sheriff's Office) Nicolas Brendon, a former star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was arrested in Boise, Idaho following a disturbance reports Rob Shuter of naughtybutnicerob.com. A police report states that they were called after receiving calls of a disturbance in a hotel lobby. There they found the suspect showing signs of intoxication who refused officers commands to stay seated while the police tried to talk to witnesses.
Marathoners Face Menacing Beijing Smog on Race Day
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:41
Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog. The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen Square with many of the tens of thousands of participants wearing face masks. The 26-mile course ended at the Chinese capital's Olympic Park, on a day when buildings across the city disappeared into the gray-tinged mist. "Actually, on a normal…
'Intense Clashes' Erupt in Escalating Battle for Kobani
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:41
Clashes in the Syrian border town of Kobani flared overnight Saturday and continued into Sunday as U.S.-led airstrikes destroyed dozens of targets and ISIS fighters launched mortar shells on Kurdish soldiers and detonated at least two car bombs.
Hope Fades for Girls' Release After Boko Haram 'Truce' Breached
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:41
LAGOS — A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced the ceasefire on Friday to enable the release of the girls, who were abducted from the remote northeastern village of Chibok in April.…
U.N. Ebola Chief: World 'Was Not Prepared' for This Outbreak
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:41
The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response said Sunday that the global community could not anticipate the spread of the disease. In an interview on NBC’s "Meet the Press," Anthony Banbury told Chuck Todd that the circumstances surrounding the outbreak were unprecedented. "The world was not prepared for an outbreak of Ebola like this nature," said Banbury. "We had never seen it before spreading in wide geographical areas, spreading in urban…
Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts
Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:47
(CNN) -- Here's a look at Hurricane Sandy. As a hurricane and post-tropical cyclone, Sandy is responsible for 117 deaths in the United States and 69 more in Canada and the Caribbean. October 22-November 5, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy, as a hurricane and a post-tropical cyclone, kills at least 117 people in the United States and 69 more in Canada and the Caribbean. The death toll in the United States includes 53 in New York…
Ice-T likens 'Law & Order' to robbing a bank
Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:47
October 13, 2014. Coco Austin, left, and Ice-T, attend the PaleyFest New York "Law & Order: SVU" panel discussion during The William S. Paley Television Festival at The Paley Center for Media. (The Associated Press) Ice-T gave fellow “Law & Order: SVU” star Danny Pino a pep talk when Pino replaced show favorite Christopher Meloni, who left ­after season 12 ended in 2011 reports The New York Post.
U.S. Needs More Ebola-Ready Hospitals: NIH Official
Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:40
More U.S. hospitals need personnel prepared to handle and treat Ebola patients, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told NBC News. In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," Dr. Anthony Fauci said that pre-training is vital - and the four major biocontainment units in the U.S. are not enough. “We need to have more than just the four [units] in which you have people who are pre-trained, so that…


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