Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91. Lewis died Sunday of natural causes in Las Vegas with his family by his side, publicist Candi Cazau said. Tributes from friends, co-stars and disciples poured in immediately. "That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy's absolute!" Jim Carrey wrote Sunday on Twitter.
Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell RIPOLL, Spain (AP) - They were brothers and boyhood friends from a town with no unfamiliar faces. They were linked by Moroccan roots and equally tied by their upbringings in Ripoll, an ancient hub in the Catalan foothills known for its monastery and passageways dotted with cafes and kebab shops. But most recently, police believe, the young men were drawn together by an imam and an alleged plot to murder on a massive scale - an extraordinary secret for 12 people to keep for months on end. In the suspected extremist cell's final days, the group accumulated more than 100 gas canisters, blew up a house in a botched effort to make bombs, drove a van through Barcelona's storied Las Ramblas promenade, and attacked beachside tourists, Spanish authorities said.
10 Things to Know for Monday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. COMEDY ICON JERRY LEWIS DIES AT AGE 91 The manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons. 2. WHICH SPANISH TOWN IS STRUGGLING TO RECONCILE LOCALS AS EXTREMIST CELL Ripoll is cut off by police roadblocks as the search for an alleged cell member thought to still be on the run continues after attacks that killed at least 14 people.
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US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing SINGAPORE (AP) - A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing. The Navy said five others were hurt. The USS John S. McCain sustained damage on its port side aft, or left rear, from the collision with the Alnic MC that happened at 5:24 a.m., the Navy's 7th Fleet said. It wasn't immediately clear if the oil and chemical tanker sustained damage or casualties in the collision. The Navy said Osprey aircraft and Seahawk helicopters from the USS America were assisting.
The Latest: Malaysia sends ships to help after sea collision Malaysia has sent two naval ships to join the search and rescue efforts after a U.S. Navy ship collided with a tanker in Southeast Asian waters. The U.S. Navy has said 10 sailors from the USS John S. McCain are missing after it collided with the Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Malacca Strait early Monday. Malaysia's navy chief Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin tweeted that two Malaysian naval ships were deployed to help look for the missing U.S. sailors. The guided-missile destroyer sustained damage to its port side aft, the left rear of the ship, in the collision.
Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years. Veteran eclipse watchers warned the uninitiated to get ready to be blown away. Planetariums and museums posted "Sold out of eclipse glasses" on their front doors. Signs along highways reminded motorists of "Solar Eclipse Monday," while cars bore the message "Eclipse or bust." With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks braced for monumental crowds.
Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) - Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. John Nicholson's exhortation of continued support for the Afghans suggested the Pentagon may have won its argument that America's military must stay engaged in the conflict in order to insure terrorists don't once again threaten the U.S. from safe havens in Afghanistan. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would address the nation's troops and the American people Monday night to update the path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia.
Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy CHICAGO (AP) - The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men. An Illinois prosecutor shared disturbing new details about the July 27 slaying, describing to the court how Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, the 26-year-old boyfriend of since-fired microbiology professor Wyndham Lathem, was stabbed 70 times at Lathem's Chicago condo and with such brutality that he was nearly decapitated. His throat was slit and pulmonary artery torn.
1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river' GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago - he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers through black neighborhoods in Greensboro. But the violence surrounding the Aug. 12 march by Ku Klux Klansmen and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the death of a young woman hit by a car there, brought the events of Nov. 3, 1979, in sharper focus for him. "I was horrified," he said.