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World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor dies at 113

Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 5:57 AM

A picture taken on January 21, 2016, shows Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa.
Yisrael, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, died Friday at the age of 113.
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A picture taken on January 21, 2016, shows Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa. Yisrael, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, died Friday at the age of 113.(SHULA KOPERSHTOUK/AFP/Getty Images)

Yisrael Kristal, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp and recognized last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday. He was 113, Reuters reported.

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According to Guinness, Kristal was born in Poland on Sept. 15, 1903. At the Auschwitz death camp, his first wife, two children and other family members were killed by the Nazis. He married again after the war and moved to Israel in 1950.

Kristal was awarded a Guinness certificate as the world's oldest man on March 11, 2016, when he was 112 years and 178 days old. He died in Haifa aged 113 years, 330 days, Reuters reported.

Jeanne Calment, a French woman, had the longest confirmed human lifespan, according to Guinness. She died in 1997 at the age of 122.

Man accelerates to cross rising drawbridge, lands safely on other side

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 9:04 AM

Drawbridge Starts Rising As Man Crosses With His Family

A man driving to Cape May with his family had to accelerate when a drawbridge abruptly starting rising beneath their vehicle, police said.

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Terence Naphys was driving with his wife, daughter and her friend when the Middle Thorofare Bridge lifted three to six feet as their RAV4 crossed, according to WRC.

So Naphys accelerated and jumped the gap.

"It's scary what's going through your mind," Naphys told WRC. "We could have all landed in the water."

However, they landed safely on the other side of the 65-foot-tall bridge and were able to drive away without injury. The car sustained about $10,000 in damage, including a bent suspension.

The incident was due to operator error on the part of the bridge tender, police said. The operator was blinded by the glare of the sun. When he checked the bridge for cars, he thought Naphys’ vehicle would cross before the bridge lifted.

The bridge was rising to allow a commercial fishing boat, which did not have working radio communication at the time, to pass.

Although uninjured, Naphys is scared to cross another drawbridge.

"I will never, ever drive that bridge or probably any drawbridge again," he said.

Comedy genius Jerry Lewis has died at 91

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Legendary comedian, brash entertainer,  zany actor and dedicated humanitarian Jerry Lewis has died in Las Vegas at the age of 91.

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He died at his home at 9:15 a.m. , according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by his agent, Variety reported.

Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to show business parents and made his professional debut at the age of 5.

Lewis made a name for himself in the 1940s and 1950s with his slapstick humor and as part of the comedic duo Martin and Lewis with handsome straight man and crooner Dean Martin. The pair performed together for 10 years before going on to successful solo careers.

Legendary comedian, brash entertainer,  zany actor and dedicated humanitarian Jerry Lewis has died in Las Vegas at the age of 91.>> Read more trending newsHe died at his home at 9:15 a.m. , according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by his agent, Variety reported.Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to show business parents and made his professional debut at the age of 5.Lewis made a name for himself in the 1940s and 1950s with his slapstick humor and as part of the comedic duo Martin and Lewis with handsome straight man and crooner Dean Martin. The pair performed together for 10 years before going on to successful solo careers. Lewis went on to star in the popular movies “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” in the 1960s, among many other works. Over his long career he worked in radio, film, and on stage. He was a screen writer and film producer and director.One of Lewis’ most critically acclaimed dramatic roles was in Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” in 1983. He played a late-night television host who is kidnapped by two obsessive fans, portrayed by actors Robert De Niro and Sandra Bernhard.The comedian may have been best known in some circles for his humanitarian efforts off the big screen with his decades-long work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and his annual MDA Labor Day telethon.It’s estimated that Lewis’ annual telethons made more than $2 billion to help fight the neuromuscular disease between 1955 and 2011.In 1977 he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his long years of work on behalf of MDA.

Lewis went on to star in the popular movies “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” in the 1960s, among many other works.

Over his long career he worked in radio, film, and on stage. He was a screen writer and film producer and director.

One of Lewis’ most critically acclaimed dramatic roles was in Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” in 1983. He played a late-night television host who is kidnapped by two obsessive fans, portrayed by actors Robert De Niro and Sandra Bernhard.

The comedian may have been best known in some circles for his humanitarian efforts off the big screen with his decades-long work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and his annual MDA Labor Day telethon.

It’s estimated that Lewis’ annual telethons made more than $2 billion to help fight the neuromuscular disease between 1955 and 2011.

In 1977 he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his long years of work on behalf of MDA.

Legendary comedian, brash entertainer,  zany actor and dedicated humanitarian Jerry Lewis has died in Las Vegas at the age of 91.>> Read more trending newsHe died at his home at 9:15 a.m. , according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by his agent, Variety reported.Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to show business parents and made his professional debut at the age of 5.Lewis made a name for himself in the 1940s and 1950s with his slapstick humor and as part of the comedic duo Martin and Lewis with handsome straight man and crooner Dean Martin. The pair performed together for 10 years before going on to successful solo careers. Lewis went on to star in the popular movies “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” in the 1960s, among many other works. Over his long career he worked in radio, film, and on stage. He was a screen writer and film producer and director.One of Lewis’ most critically acclaimed dramatic roles was in Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” in 1983. He played a late-night television host who is kidnapped by two obsessive fans, portrayed by actors Robert De Niro and Sandra Bernhard.The comedian may have been best known in some circles for his humanitarian efforts off the big screen with his decades-long work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and his annual MDA Labor Day telethon.It’s estimated that Lewis’ annual telethons made more than $2 billion to help fight the neuromuscular disease between 1955 and 2011.In 1977 he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his long years of work on behalf of MDA.

Dean Martin, left, and Jerry Lewis worked together as a successful comedy team on the radio and in movies for 10 years in the 1940s and 1950s before heading on to successful solo careers.(John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)

4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills himself with gun, father charged

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

An ambulance transports a patient to a local hospital. A Memphis boy accidentally shot himself Saturday with his father’s handgun and was pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said. His father is charged with reckless homicide.
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An ambulance transports a patient to a local hospital. A Memphis boy accidentally shot himself Saturday with his father’s handgun and was pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said. His father is charged with reckless homicide.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A four-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting and killing himself Saturday at a residence in Memphis, Tenn. The child’s father is facing a number of charges, including reckless homicide.

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Police said the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the city’s southeast side.

When police arrived, they found the child on a walkway, according to news outlets. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The father, who has been identified as Gari Settles, 39, is also facing drug possession and felony weapon possession charges, police said.

Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 1:23 PM

Pop star Madonna performed at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Pop star Madonna performed at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Photographed for the very first time!

Pop star Madonna shared a debut family portrait Friday that featured her and all six of her children.

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The Material Girl posted the photo on Instagram following her 59th birthday party at a two-day, gypsy-themed celebration in Italy.

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From top left Rocco, 17,  David, 11, and Mercy James, 11, to the right of Madonna.

From bottom left, Lourdes, 20, kneeling along side 4-year-old twins Estere and Stella.

Madge captioned the picture “Birthday.”

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The singer invited long-time friends from all over the world to join her for the celebration.

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Madonna adopted Estere and Stella in February from Malawi, the same country where she adopted David and Mercy. In July, she opened the African nation’s first-ever pediatric surgery and intensive care center. She shares son, Rocco, with Guy Ritchie and daughter, Lourdes, with Carlos Leon.

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