Pelé responds well to treatment for respiratory infection

Pelé responds well to treatment for respiratory infection

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health has not worsened in the past 24 hours, the Albert Einstein Hospital said Saturday. Pele, 82, has been in the hospital since Tuesday. “I am strong, very excited and I continue my treatment as always. … Read more

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young Award winner, dies at 84

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young Award winner, dies at 84

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Gaylord Perry, a Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner, a master of the spitball and pitch storytelling, died Thursday. He was 84 years old. Perry died at his home in Gaffney around 5 a.m. Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional details. … Read more

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. is taken off a plane in Miami

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. is taken off a plane in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Police removed NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. from a plane before takeoff at Miami International Airport after authorities said he did not respond to requests to buckle up and appeared to unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday. . “Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill and that his condition would … Read more

Irene Cara, singer and actress of ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance,’ dies at 63

Irene Cara, singer and actress of ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance,’ dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe, and two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-actress Irene Cara starred in and sang the title song to the hit 1980 film “Fame” and later sang the defining hit. It was “Flashdancing”. What a Feeling” from 1983’s “Flashdance” is dead. She was 63 years old. His publicist, Judith A. Moose, announced … Read more

Inflation looms over shoppers hunting Black Friday deals

Inflation looms over shoppers hunting Black Friday deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers sought the best deals in stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start shopping for holiday gifts but plagued by inflation. With soaring prices for food, rent, gasoline, and other essentials, many people were reluctant to spend unless there was a big … Read more

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas China gave to Taiwan as a gift, died Saturday after a brief illness, the Taipei Zoo said. The cause of death was not immediately reported, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China to send a … Read more