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News of the week
Here are the top news stories from the past week:
- NPR’s popular “Car Talk” show will end this September, the hosts announced Friday. The show by Tom and Ray Magliozzi has been on for 25 years and originated in Boston. NPR said it will run old episodes after the show ends.
- "(I’ll Have Another) is sound and happy, but it's not worth it." - Dennis O'Neill, brother of trainer Doug O'Neill, on the horse being scratched from the Belmont Stakes, meaning the horse won’t have a shot at winning the Triple Crown.
- “I firmly believe the NFL could have and should have done more to protect Ray (Easterling). That’s why I am seeking to hold the NFL accountable. Having lived through Ray’s struggle, I desperately hope and pray others can be spared the pain and suffering we have endured – and still endure every day.” - Mary Ann Easterling, widow of the former player, who killed himself in April after years of brain issues. Her statement was released as more than 80 lawsuits against the NFL were combined Thursday to form one case of more than 2,000 former players. The players are suing over what they say was the NFL’s failure to protect them from neurological risks.
- “You’ve never been this excited." - Truck driver Michael Siau, talking to his dog Rambo after being reunited with him. Siau was at a rest stop in Missouri and accidentally left his puppy behind. He returned two days later to reclaim Rambo, who had been waiting patiently at the rest stop. Read the full story at the link above.
- Russian hackers claimed to have stolen almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, the company said Wednesday. LinkedIn is investigating the claims and is urging users to change their passwords.
- "In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury has inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time." – Statement from Bradbury’s publisher, HarperCollins. Bradbury died Tuesday at the age of 91. His body of work included "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
Page 2 of 2 - - The No. 2 leader of al-Qaida was confirmed killed Tuesday. U.S. officials said Abu Yahya al-Libi was targeted in a drone attack and was successfully killed. The top al-Qaida leader is Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over after Osama bin Laden was killed last year.
- “They’re sort of one of those mythical things.” – Fishing writer Al McGlashan, who found a giant squid near Australia. He couldn’t haul in the intact creature because of its weight, and because a shark started attacking it, but video of it was taken.
- Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta was captured Monday in Berlin after an international manhunt for the accused killer. Magnotta, who was been described as the “Canadian psycho,” is accused of killing a man and sending his body parts to Canadian lawmakers. He also allegedly taped himself committing the murder and cutting up the body.
Video of the week: Elvis Presley hologram in the works from Tupac hologram creators
The minds behind the Tupac hologram have another celebrity in the works: Elvis Presley. The new Elvis hologram will be created by Digital Domain Media Group and will be seen in movies, television and live on stage. Gillian Pensavalle wonders which era of Elvis will get the virtual treatment and how it will impact all those impersonators in Las Vegas.
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