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Standing in again for Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’ star Zachary Quinto goes ‘In Search Of’

Standing in again for Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’ star Zachary Quinto goes ‘In Search Of’

Photo: An Rong Xu/HISTORY(NEW YORK) — Actor Zachary Quinto became “dear” friends with the late Leonard Nimoy when the former succeeded the latter in the role of Mr. Spock in the big-screen reboot of Star Trek. “We were really close, really good friends in the last decade of his life,” Quinto told Good Morning America…

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — The success of Marvel’s Black Panther and its characters is officially spilling back over into its comic books. Marvel has announced that award-winning Nigerian-American writer, Nnedi Okorafor, will write a new standalone comic book series about Shuri, the genius younger sister of Wakanda’s King T’Challa/Black Panther. As you may recall, she…

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — The success of Marvel’s Black Panther and its characters is officially spilling back over into its comic books. Marvel has announced that award-winning Nigerian-American writer, Nnedi Okorafor, will write a new standalone comic book series about Shuri, the genius younger sister of Wakanda’s King T’Challa/Black Panther. As you may recall, she…

Music News

Tours by The Rolling Stones and Eagles among 2018’s top-grossing treks so far

Tours by The Rolling Stones and Eagles among 2018’s top-grossing treks so far

Dave Hogan; Myriam Santos With the midpoint of the 2018 in the rear-view mirror, Pollstar has compiled a list of the artists who pulled in the most cash on the road worldwide so far. Quite a few veteran music acts had high-grossing tours during the first half of the year, including The Rolling Stones, The…

New Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary getting its TV premiere on Showtime in August

New Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary getting its TV premiere on Showtime in August

Courtesy of Showtime A new Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary called If I Leave Here Tomorrow that premiered in March at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, will make its television debut next month on Showtime. The film, narrated primarily by founding Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, will air on the cable network on August 18…

National News

4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

mrdoomits/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST HAVEN, Conn.) — A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a Connecticut apartment complex Thursday afternoon, officials said.Many details in the deadly tragedy remain unknown, including how long they were inside the car, the West Haven Police Department said Friday. Police obtained surveillance…

Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) — A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing at least 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area Thursday night, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.Seven others were injured when the boat plunged into Table Rock Lake, officials said.”Our thoughts and prayers right now are with these…

Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging buildings, overturning cars and rupturing gas lines.Marshalltown, Iowa, suffered major damage, while the Vermeer Plant in Pella took a direct hit from an apparent tornado.”Devastated to see…

Health News

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have traced a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections to raw turkey products.The CDC says 90 people in 26 different states have been infected with the strain of Salmonella they’ve been tracking. Forty of those people have been…

Average person needs 0.36 grams of protein per day for each pound of body weight, expert says

Average person needs 0.36 grams of protein per day for each pound of body weight, expert says

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — High-protein diets are all the rage. Look on grocery shelves and you will probably find protein bars, protein powder or other foods with labels proclaiming that it is “high-protein.”But what exactly does protein do for your body, and how much of it do you really need?Joey Thurman, a Chicago-based celebrity trainer and…

71-year-old man dies from flesh-eating bacteria linked to tainted oyster

71-year-old man dies from flesh-eating bacteria linked to tainted oyster

iStock/Thinkstock(SARASOTA, Fla.) — A 71-year-old man died from a flesh-eating bacteria that health officials say he contracted from eating a bad raw oyster at a Florida seafood restaurant.Florida Health Department officials said the man died from Vibrio vulnificus two days after eating a raw oyster and coming down with a gastrointestinal illness.The death came on…