Archive: 10/24/17: Tuesday
Robert Guillaume, Star Of ‘Soap,’ 'Benson,' 'Sports Night' Dies At 89Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms “Soap” and “Benson,” has died at age 89. Guillaume died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to his widow, Donna Brown Guillaume. He had been battling prostate cancer, she told The Associated Press. Among Guillaume’s achievements was playing Nathan Detroit in the...
Big Names In Christian Music Coming To OKC For Winter Jam 2018Skillet, a Grammy nominated, Platinum selling, and Billboard Music Award winning group will headline the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular. Among the biggest annual tours in the world, Winter Jam is once again set to showcase a lineup of some of the best and brightest names in Christian music. "We are so excited to be back on Winter Jam in 2018,” said Skillet’s John Cooper. “I'm looking forward to playing with great artists, talking about faith with ...
JetBlue Flight Diverted To JFK After Hitting Birds, Lands Safely In NYC
A JetBlue flight from Boston to Las Vegas landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday evening after it struck birds. JetBlue Flight 877, an Airbus 320 aircraft, reported that it struck the birds shortly after departing from Boston Logan International Airport around 4:45 p.m. Monday, the FAA said.
Russia: Less Than 5 Percent Of Syria Under Control Of Islamic State
Russia’s defense minister says less than five percent of Syria remains under control of the Islamic State group. At the height of the rise of the IS the militants controlled about half of the territory of Syria before their downfall began.
US General Lays Out Niger Attack Details, Questions Remain
The U.S. special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn’t call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a nasty political brawl.
Former Defense Secretary Urges Trump To Lower Rhetoric With N. Korea
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday that he's concerned about the verbal exchanges between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, saying it would be "far better to lower the volume of rhetoric" and instead focus on longer term strategies in the region.