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Dodgers great Don Newcombe dead at age 92

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

"Newcombe reached the pinnacle of his career in 1956, when he won both the Cy Young and NL Most Valuable Player awards as a Dodger," a statement from the Dodgers read. FRANK ROBINSON, HALL OF FAME BASEBALL PLAYER AND FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MLB MANAGER, DEAD AT 83. "Newcombe went 27-7 with a 3.06 ERA, leading the NL in fewest-hits-and-walks allowed per nine innings.

MANNY MACHADO SIGNS RECORD-BREAKING $300M FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH SAN DIEGO PADRES: REPORTS. Stan Kasten, the president of the Dodgers, released a statement regarding Newcombe's death.

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'My 600-lb Life' star Sean Milliken dead 29

Today 03:20 GMT

Milliken friend and former neighbor, Ashley Boone, said he was "doing OK" before he fell ill, noting, "Sean was a good man and life isn’t always as it seems on a television screen."

Milliken's mother, Renee, confessed she too had an eating disorder and admitted she likely contributed to Sean's struggles, saying in a confessional, “I probably overcompensated in a lot of ways.I couldn’t go to the store without bringing him home a treat."

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Source: DW

Kashmir: Several dead in clashes between Indian army and militants

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

At least nine Indian troops and Kashmir militants died during a shootout on Monday, as tensions escalated following a suicide bombing attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries last week.

The fighting went on for several hours in the Pulwama district, south of India-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinaga, where Indian soldiers were searching for militants tied to the Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which claimed last week's attack.

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Source: The Guradian

Florida's farmers plot new course after Hurricane Michael's deadly tear

Monday 06:03 GMT

Hurricane Michael’s deadly tear through Florida’s Panhandle four months ago will help fuel a transformation of the state’s agricultural industry, experts are predicting, with significant numbers of growers moving away from traditional farming and towards a future of alternative crops such as hemp and hops.

While thousands of affected farmers in the Panhandle continue to count the cost of the hurricane and make plans for their futures, many are looking into the viability of a switch, according to Dr Glen Aiken, director of the University of Florida’s north Florida research and education centre.

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Massachusetts high school football player, 17, among 2 dead in Maine snowmobile accidents

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

A Massachusetts school community is grieving Monday after news emerged that Troy Marden – a 17-year-old varsity football player – was one of two victims in a pair of fatal snowmobile accidents in Maine over the weekend.

The Maine Warden Service says Marden, who attended Amesbury High School, was riding his vehicle in Poland late Saturday night when he “failed to negotiate a corner in the road and struck a snowbank.”

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Source: Common Domain

The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34.

Monday 19:04 GMT

Mr. Kroll had co-founded two highflying startups—Vine, the six-second video-sharing platform bought by Twitter Inc. in 2012, and, most recently, Intermedia Labs, the company behind the popular game-show app HQ Trivia.

During his high-school years, Mr. Kroll became frustrated that his home’s slow internet connection was impeding his ability to download music, his father, Alan Kroll, said. He taught himself to code in multiple programming languages while jamming to Dave Matthews Band in his bedroom.

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Source: The Guradian

The dead girl trope: what Netflix’s love of female victims says about its viewers

Monday 15:24 GMT

Rather than a force for marginalised voices or diversity in entertainment, Netflix’s data-driven method is to invest in what gets watched – and although it seems there has never been greater appetite for women’s stories, the algorithm shows that there is still, grimly, plenty of interest in those in which they come off worst.

As the US essayist Alice Bolin writes in her 2018 debut collection, Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession: “Crime stories are ubiquitous in our culture not only for their transgressive lure, but for their power to reinforce social order” – in this case, that women are most comprehensible as victims, in danger from men. Linda Ong, the chief culture officer at Civic Entertainment Group, which advises the TV industry on consumer sensibilities, attributed the popularity of crime programming in part “to the shifting view of women in society”, holding Dirty John up as an example.

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Texas woman shot dead in $200 gas station robbery, police say

Monday 14:30 GMT

A newlywed convenience store clerk in Texas was shot to death early Friday during an armed robbery, becoming the second person to be killed at a business in the area in three months.

The Lewisville Police Department said in a Facebook post the incident happened just after midnight at a Valero gas station when two armed robbers walked in. During the robbery, which was captured on surveillance video, one of the men apparently said nothing to 51-year-old Ashraf Lakhani before shooting her.


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