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2017 NHL Draft To Be Hosted By Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO, IL—On Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, the 2017 NHL Draft will be held at the United Center, the home of the Chicago Blackhawks. This year marks the first time in NHL history that the Blackhawks and the city of Chicago will host the draft. In attendance will be NHL executives, scouts, and coaches (on the draft floor) in...

Bombing At Ariana Grande Concert Leaves 22 Dead

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM—An explosion transpired at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom on Monday, May 22, leaving 22 people confirmed dead and more than 59 people injured just before 10:35 p.m. A majority of those injured including women and children. It has been reported that the bomb used in the attack may have contained nails, and the explosion...

Disneyland Upgrades Fantasmic! For Summer

ANAHEIM—Disney disclosed on Friday, May 12 in a blog post that the nighttime attraction Fantasmic! will be re-opening at the Anaheim park this summer with new additions. Along with the other Rivers of America attractions (Mark Twain Riverboat, Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes), Fantasmic! closed on January 10, 2016 for the commencement of Star...

Olympic US Bobsledder Found Dead

NEW YORK—Steven Holcomb, 37, a longtime U.S. bobsledding athlete and winner of three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead Saturday, May 6 in Lake Placid, New York. Born in Park City, Utah, Holcomb was a three-time Olympian, and in 2010 at the Vancouver Games, he piloted his four-man sled to a win...

FCC Striving To Get Rid Of Net Neutrality

UNITED STATES—Federal Communications Commission will continue to fight towards the repeal of net neutrality, the basic principle that attempts to make internet service providers treat all web traffic equally. The telecom industry and Republicans have criticized former President Barack Obama internet policies for internet service providers. Ajit Pai, President Trump’s new FCC chairman, argues the internet should not longer be treated as...

NAD Youth Leadership Camp for Deaf and H/H

UNITED STATES—The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has established a Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) for high school deaf and hard of hearing kids since 1969. This camp is connected to the Junior NAD association, which is an extension of the NAD. It started with the idea of building leadership among the Junior NAD members. Frank Turk and Gary...

Madison Bumgarner Out After Dirt Bike Injury

DENVER--Giants' first-rate pitcher Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the team's disabled list due to a dirt biking injury he sustained in Denver. The 27 year-old left-hander, two-time National League Silver Slugger winner, and 2014 MVP was placed on the team's 10-day disabled list (DL) after injuring his ribs and shoulders while dirt biking on the Giants' off day (Thursday) during...

Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide

BOSTON, MA—Massachusetts State Corrections officials disclosed that NFL player Aaron Hernandez, 27, former tight end for the New England Patriots, was found in his prison cell at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19 dead, after hanging himself with bedsheets. According to reports, Hernandez attached the sheet to a window. Hernandez, a native of Bristol, Connecticut, was convicted of homicide for the 2012 shooting of Daniel...

Bruce Bochy Out After Heart Ablation Surgery

SAN FRANCISCO—Giants manager Bruce Bochy, 62, underwent a heart procedure on Tuesday, April 18 to repair what team officials have described as an ablation surgery. He will miss two games against the Royals in Kansas City as a result. Bochy has reportedly been treated for heart-related complications three times in three seasons. At the start of spring training for the 2015...

Oldest Person In The World Dies At 117

ITALY—Italian Supercentenarian Emma Morano, the oldest living human being to date, died at the age of 117 on Saturday, April 15. Morano reportedly stopped breathing while sitting in an arm chair at her home, according to Dr. Carlo Bava, who spoke with Morano's caretaker. Bava, who had provided Morano with medical care for 27 years, told reporters that he had last seen her on...
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