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Former NHL Goalie Dies in ‘Case of Misadventure’

July 16, 2018 |

Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, the AP reports. He was 35. Hamilton Police say Emery was identified as the victim…
Newser

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns at age 35

July 16, 2018 |

Ray Emery, a talented and mercurial goaltender who played for four NHL teams over 11 seasons, drowned early Sunday while swimming at a yacht club in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was 35.
FOX News

Defunct for-profit college firm ITT’s former executives settle fraud charges

July 11, 2018 |

Former top executives at ITT Educational Services, the parent company of defunct ITT Technical Institute, have settled fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission, avoiding a trial that was slated to begin Monday.

A judgment order entered Friday puts to rest civil fraud charges filed…


L.A. Times – Business

Former Goldman Banker Is in 1MDB Plea Talks

July 10, 2018 |

A former Goldman Sachs banker is talking with U.S. prosecutors about potentially pleading guilty to charges stemming from alleged fraud at a Malaysian state investment fund, people familiar with the matter say.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Surf Air accuses former partner of scheming to take over airline

July 8, 2018 |

The war of words between a Santa Monica-based membership airline and its former business partner heated up this week, with a new accusation that the ex-partner was scheming to take over the airline.

The feud involves Surf Air, an all-you-can-fly membership airline, and the operator of its airplanes…


L.A. Times – Business

Former Basketball Star Dies in Police Standoff

July 8, 2018 |

A former college basketball star who later played for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets was found dead Saturday after exchanging gunfire with the LAPD, the LA Times reports. SWAT officers responded to a “man with a gun” call at the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home of Tyler Honeycutt, where officers…
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CNN

Rescuers race against time to free trapped boys as one former Thai Navy diver dies inside cave

July 7, 2018 |

A former Thai Navy diver who joined the operation to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand has died, according to a Thai Navy source.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Former navy SEAL assisting in cave rescue of Thai soccer team dead from lack of oxygen, authorities say

July 6, 2018 |

A former Thai navy SEAL assisting in the rescue of a youth soccer team and coach trapped deep inside a partially flooded cave complex died early Friday morning from a lack of oxygen — even as another volunteer suggested a daring attempt to free the group could take place “today or tomorrow.”
FOX News

Trump’s New Communications Chief Is Former Fox News Exec

July 5, 2018 |

President Trump has chosen his fifth communications chief: former Fox News co-president Bill Shine, who will take over a post left empty by Hope Hicks’s March departure. Anthony Scaramucci, Sean Spicer, and Michael Dubke previously held the position. The AP quotes the White House as saying Shine “brings over two…
Newser

Nerve Agent That Sickened Former Spy Strikes Again

July 4, 2018 |

For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police confirmed late Wednesday. The country’s chief counterterrorism police officer says tests at Britain’s defense laboratory had confirmed what…
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