Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shakes hands with U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, prior to their talks at the Abe's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP) less Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shakes hands with U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, prior to their talks at the Abe's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kazuhiro ... more Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi, AP Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shakes hands with U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, prior to their talks at the Abe's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP) less Japan's … [Read more...] about Japan, US say 3-way ties with S. Korea are key to security
(CNN) — Alex, he’ll take “charity” for $10,000. Avi Gupta crushed a teen “Jeopardy!” tournament this summer, taking home $100,000, and he’s donating some of his winnings to cancer research in honor of his new buddy Alex Trebek. In time for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the 18-year-old donated more than $10,000 for pancreatic cancer studies at the Knight Cancer Institute in Oregon. Gupta’s donation will also promote early detection of pancreatic cancer — something Trebek himself advocated for in an October PSA. The legendary host announced his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March. In a Twitter clip, the Columbia University freshman said he was inspired to give by Trebek, who hosted the June tournament he conquered and is “someone I looked up to my whole life.” This #PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonth, join us in the fight to #EndCancer. Working with Alex on @Jeopardy was an honor, and I hope the #Jeopardy … [Read more...] about Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Donates $10,000 To Cancer Research In Alex Trebek’s Honor
David Cassidy recording his last EP. (A&E Network) David Cassidy spent his final months in agony as the former teen idol believed he was battling dementia, the same disease that plagued his TV star mom — and yet he was determined to complete what would be his last gift for fans. “The Partridge Family” actor is the subject of a new A&E documentary titled “David Cassidy: The Last Session,” which chronicles the singer’s journey in addressing his memory loss, as well as his willingness to complete his last EP, “Songs My Father Taught Me.” The special was filmed months before the “I Think I Love You” singer passed away in November 2017 at age 67. It highlights never-before heard audio tapes, as well as behind-the-scenes footage that features his story from reaching fame to hitting rock bottom. Cassidy, who invited the documentary film crew in August, fell gravely and unexpectedly ill during production. It was during this … [Read more...] about David Cassidy’s final months: Former teen idol was terrified of suffering from dementia, was haunted by his father’s death
When Matthew Shepard's body was found - pistol-whipped, burned and tied to a fence - he was mistaken for a scarecrow. The fatal 1998 beating of a gay teen so shocked and repulsed the country that it ushered in an era of hate-crime legislation with the goal that nobody would again suffer Shepard's fate. In 2009, President Barack Obama enshrined this thinking into federal law with the Matthew Shepard Act. The Obama administration oversaw a renaissance of queer progress - open military service, pop culture visibility and the right to marry - under social media banners such as "love wins" and "it gets better." And yet this weekend, as a plaque for Shepard was announced by Washington National Cathedral, where his body is interred, queer America lit up in bloodthirst, delighting in the spectacle of two 11th-graders who fought each other over one calling the other a gay slur. The recipient of the slur, Jordan Steffy, slapped his aggressor resoundingly before unleashing a torrent of punches as … [Read more...] about A queer teen fought his bully. There’s nothing to applaud here.
LAKE COUNTY, IL — A 17-year-old Island Lake boy found dead in a marshy area last week died from drowning, according to preliminary autopsy results released last week by the Lake County Coroner's Office. Authorities searched for Abe Gonzalez for a week, after the teen was last seen at a party near Slocum Lake in Wauconda, and found his body Friday, covered in ice and submerged in the swamp, which was in an area just southwest of the lake. Gonzalez was "highly intoxicated" when he walked away from the home in the 26700 block of North Morey Street in unincorporated Wauconda shortly after midnight on Nov. 1. His body was found at about 11 a.m. on Nov. 8, authorities said. There are no signs of foul play, according to a statement from Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper. Toxicology results are pending and an investigation continues into Gonzalez's death. Anyone who might have any information regarding Gonzalez is encouraged to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 847-377-4250 … [Read more...] about Island Lake Teen Drowned in Swamp: Coroner