• U.S.
    Kansas City Star

    Mysterious goat appears in Death Valley National Park. That’s bad news, rangers say

    You shouldn’t see a goat during your visit to the park, rangers said.

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  • Health
    The Telegraph

    'My healthy sister just never woke up'. The reality of Sudden Adult Death – and how to protect yourself

    Patrick Mead had just finished his breakfast one Sunday morning in October 2019 when he noticed his sister, Lauren, hadn’t yet left her bedroom. The siblings worked together at a restaurant near their family home in Frome, Somerset; they had a shift that morning and Lauren was going to be late. Their mother walked upstairs to check on Lauren – and that was the point at which their “world just stopped”, Patrick remembers. Lauren, the seemingly healthy 19-year-old with whom Patrick used to gossip every afternoon after school, had died in her sleep. Her parents laid her on her bedroom floor and gave her CPR. In a recording of a 999 call made that morning, Patrick’s mother can be heard sobbing down the phone, telling the operator: “She’s blue … she’s gone.” The family did not yet not know it, but Lauren had fallen victim to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, sometimes known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, or SADS. It is a poorly-understood condition in which a person dies from unexplained cardiac arrest where no cause can be found at post-mortem. It kills upwards of 500 people in the UK each year, most of whom appear outwardly healthy. It is far more likely to affect those aged below 35, for whom it is the third highest cause of death behind suicide and road accidents. Athletes are at particular risk. It is different to a heart attack, which occurs when an artery is blocked and usually affects middle-aged or elderly people. Until recent decades, scientists knew very little about SADS. Deaths were described simply as “unexplained”; families were left without answers. But innovations in heart-screening technology have provided clues. Although it is not always clear in individual cases, experts now think SADS is usually caused by an inherited heart condition like Long QT syndrome or Brugada syndrome. If you have one of these conditions, your heart will probably beat normally for most of your life. But there’s a small chance that at some point, without warning, the electrical signals that move around your heart will falter, causing the bottom of your heart to start beating very fast. Soon, the heart starts to quiver and becomes unable to pump blood. If you have one of these conditions and it goes untreated, your likelihood of having a cardiac arrest in any given year could be as high as 10 percent, according to Katie Frampton, a specialist cardiac conditions nurse at London’s St George’s Hospital, one of the UK’s leading centres for identifying and preventing SADS. “It can be [triggered] by certain medications or certain circumstances. Often it happens just randomly, with no prior warning,” she says. For the families left behind, the lack of answers can prove maddening. Patrick remembers the hours after Lauren’s death as a whirlwind of confusion. “Everybody was panicking. I didn’t really know what was going on.” His parents rang his school where he and Lauren had both been in Year 12. Soon, he had a string of shocked messages from friends. “I didn’t want to have to open them, because that’s when you acknowledge that something’s happened.”

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  • Entertainment

    Leaks claim Marvel is about to introduce the X-Men hero we’ve all been dying to see

    We’re approaching the end of another Marvel TV show on Disney+, as only two episodes remain in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. MCU Phase 4 is off to a great start despite not delivering any of the movies we were promised. Both WandaVision and Falcon showed us what Marvel can do in this particular format. Disney+ allows the studio to tell richer stories and focus on characters who haven’t been thoroughly explored in the movies. The nature of the MCU makes it almost impossible for some of the Disney+ shows to have sequels. WandaVision is the best example of that, as the series tells a particular story that ends with the finale. As for Falcon, there can’t be a second season for this duo for a very simple reason. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) won’t go by Falcon for much longer. He’ll become the hero we expect him to be, the Captain America that Steve Rogers saw in him. It’s likely that other limited MCU TV series will not get second seasons, with the characters moving on to other MCU projects. But specific superhero stories might extend well beyond a single season. A few new leaks claim that Wolverine, the mutant we want to see join the Avengers now that Disney owns the rights to the X-Men, will appear in several upcoming movies and TV shows. The TV shows According to That Hashtag Show, a Wolverine anthology series is in early development for Disney+. The report notes that Marvel has yet to cast the leading superhero, and the studio also hasn't yet chosen a director or showrunner. The report says Marvel is toying with the idea of exploring the many sides of this popular character. The anthology series would play out similarly to American Horror Story, where it all resets after each season. According to sources, Marvel and Kevin Feige are confident that an anthology series can explore Wolverine’s history without affecting the character’s role in X-Men films. Initially, Marvel is said to be looking to adapt the Weapon X story arc for the first season of its new show. This would be the hero’s origin story and it would play out in the MCU, so hooks to other MCU properties would be expected. The Hashtag Show says that Marvel hopes to have something to announce about the Wolverine TV series at some point later this year. The movies Separately, GeekosityMag’s Mikey Sutton has two distinct Wolverine scoops. He says that Marvel is working on a Patch film featuring Wolverine. This would connect Wolverine with Madripoor, the famous X-Men location that was featured for the first time in the MCU thanks to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The report says that the Patch version of Wolverine could be explored in a second Wolverine movie, while the first film could have the mutant face-off with Hulk. Marvel of course maps out the MCU’s course several years in advance, long before announcing any new titles. Marvel is reportedly going for a “rollicking pirate movie” for the film and will push the envelope of PG-13 violence in Madripoor. This new Wolverine apparently won't have the same dark tone as Logan, the last movie where we saw Wolverine in action. But Marvel will reportedly keep the character “fresh” in the MCU. Wolverine is getting a new beginning, and Marvel will explore other places and movie genres with the character. Hugh Jackman In a separate report, Sutton mentions the actor we all want to see play Wolverine in the same universe as our favorite Avengers. That’s Hugh Jackman, who confirmed a few years ago that he’s done with the character. Logan was his last Wolverine adventure. But, again, that was before Disney purchased Fox and the X-Men returned home to Marvel. Sutton now claims that Jackman wants to see what Marvel intends to do with the character before calling it quits. Jackman doesn’t want the new Wolverine movies to ruin the Fox character's arc, where the mutant died at the end. The actor reportedly met with Marvel, expressing his concerns about reviving his Wolverine after the hero died. Kevin Feige apparently reassured him that whatever Wolverine he’d play for the MCU, it wouldn’t be the character who died in Logan. Instead, Jackman would play a Logan from the multiverse with a different story and continuity. If this conversation sounds familiar, that’s because we’ve heard similar rumblings about bringing dead Avengers back to the MCU. The report notes that two Marvel properties are being considered for Jackman’s Wolverine. One is Secret Wars. The other is a second Deadpool film for the MCU, which would be Deadpool 4. Marvel doesn’t want its first Deadpool movie to introduce two characters, Ryan Reynolds's Deadpool and Jackman’s Wolverine. But the mutant could appear in a sequel seeing as Deadpool will be jumping around the multiverse. As is the case with all other Marvel rumors, these scoops can’t be confirmed. But these leaks indicate that Marvel wants to make the most of Wolverine in the MCU, and that’s an exciting prospect for future Avengers and X-Men team-ups.

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  • Celebrity
    In The Know

    Parents face backlash for ‘horrible’ reaction to daughter’s pregnancy announcement: ‘What did they expect?’

    The woman's mother called her a "liar" after discovering she was pregnant.

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  • News
    Yahoo Entertainment

    Geraldo Rivera and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino get into heated exchange: ‘You son of a b****!’

    On Monday night, conservative pundit Dan Bongino mocked Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera for his “dopey comments” defending the outrage and riots that stemmed from the police shooting death of Daunte Wright, who is black. And on Wednesday’s “Hannity,” the two conservatives got into it again when Bongino accused the journalist of promoting racial divide. “People like Geraldo continue to pump out a race narrative with no data to back it up at all,” Bongino said, before calling the journalist out. “All you want to do is see the country burn.” Riviera was furious at Bongino’s accusation, responding, “I want to see the country burn? You son of a bitch! I want to see the country burn? You punk! You’re nothing but a punk!” The interview ended shortly after the exchange, but not before Bongino challenged the journalist, saying, “You wouldn't tell me that to my face.”

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  • U.S.

    Florida Driver Busts Through Gates, Leaps Over Drawbridge As It Opens

    The driver appears to have shattered the car's windshield during the wild stunt.

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