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Kobe Bryant was one of the four people identified Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner in the deadly helicopter crash that claimed nine lives.John Altobelli, Sarah Chester and Ara Zobayan were the other three names provided by the coroner. They were identified through the use of fingerprints.“Investigators are still working on identifying the five remaining decedents,” the coroner said in a statement.Also Read: Oscars to Include Kobe Bryant Tribute During BroadcastDuring a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the NTSB said that the helicopter missed clearing the hill by 20 to 30 feet. The NTSB said it will have a preliminary report in about 10 days but a final report will not come for 12-18 months.Earlier on Tuesday, the coroner said they had successfully recovered all nine bodies from the crash scene. The coroner said the bodies were “located, removed from the crash site and transported to the department’s Forensic Science Center.”On Monday, NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy addressed the media and requested anyone with photos of the weather in the area of the crash send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Homendy stressed that “weather is just a small portion” of the investigation.Also Read: Jimmy Fallon Remembers the Time He Went on a Beer Run With 17-Year-Old Kobe Bryant (Video)Homendy also clarified that the FBI is on the scene simply as a “force multiplier” for the NTSB in assisting the collection of evidence and stressed there is no criminal investigation. The NTSB is in the process of documenting the scene, collecting evidence, taking pictures and using drones to map the wreckage. She described the crash as a “pretty devastating accident scene.”Read original story Kobe Bryant, 3 Others Identified by Coroner in Deadly Helicopter Crash At TheWrap
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A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market “flash crash” from his parents’ suburban London home to time served and a year's home confinement, sparing him imprisonment after prosecutors praised his cooperation and said his crimes were entirely unmotivated by greed. Government prosecutors and defense lawyers described the 41-year-old Navinder Singh Sarao as autistic in memos filed before sentencing in Chicago federal court.
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An expert warned that the coronavirus crisis is only “at the beginning” — but people can help protect themselves with one simple step.
Passengers on some flights to China will have to make do without hot meals or blankets and newspapers, as airlines step up measures to protect crew and travellers from a coronavirus that has killed more than 130 in the country. Seeking to contain the spread of the new virus by reducing personal contact, Taiwan's China Airlines said it is encouraging passengers to bring their own beverage bottles and would limit re-usable items by replacing them with disposables. The airline and its regional arm Mandarin Airlines have stopped from Monday serving hot meals and replaced tablecloths and napkins with paper towels on cross-strait and Hong Kong flights.
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More than 4,500 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. China has cut off access to Wuhan and 16 other cities in Hubei province to try to prevent people from spreading it, trapping more than 50 million people. — The United States was among several other nations airlifting citizens out of Wuhan.
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