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Tesla driver in fatal ‘Autopilot’ crash got numerous warnings – U.S. government

June 19, 2017 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man killed in a crash last year while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan kept his hands off the wheel for extended periods of time despite repeated automated warnings not to do so, a U.S. government report said on Monday The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released 500 pages of findings into the May 2016 death of Joshua Brown, a former Navy SEAL, near Williston, Florida. Brown’s Model S collided with a truck while it…

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Cosby deadlock makes task of finding second jury even more difficult

June 19, 2017 By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Now that Bill Cosby’s first sex assault trial has ended in deadlock, the difficulty of seating an unbiased jury for the famed entertainer’s retrial may have ratcheted higher, thanks to blanket media coverage of the sensational case, legal experts say. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O’Neill has kept secret the names of the 12 jurors who spent 52 hours in an unsuccessful effort to decide whether Cosby, now 79, drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand at his…

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Actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in system, autopsy shows

June 19, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher had traces of cocaine, heroin and party drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in her system when she died suddenly in December, according to a full autopsy report released on Monday. The autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner could not ascertain what effect the cocaine and other drugs may have had on her system. Coroner’s officials ruled on Friday that the death of the “Star Wars” actress was due to sleep apnea and other causes….

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Carrie Fisher’s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

June 17, 2017 By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, was due to sleep apnea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said in a statement on Friday. Fisher died aged 60 on Dec. 27, four days after she became unresponsive on a flight from London to Los Angeles and was rushed to a hospital. Fisher was a mental health advocate who spoke about her struggles with…

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Whitney Houston was never ready for fame, says new documentary

June 16, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Before the millions of record sales, hundreds of awards and international acclaim, Whitney Houston was simply “Nippy from Newark”, a naive young girl, ill prepared for fame. A new documentary, titled “Can I Be Me”, looks at how Houston, who graduated from child performer to become one of the most-famous female singers of all time, subsequently struggled with drug and alcohol issues before her death in 2012. “She didn’t know what she was going into, she was so beautiful and you can see she…

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Carrie Fisher would have led next ‘Star Wars’ before her sudden death

May 25, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Late actress Carrie Fisher was supposed to be the leading force of the ninth film in the “Star Wars” saga, plans derailed by her sudden death last year, Lucasfilm Ltd president Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview published on Wednesday. Kennedy told Vanity Fair that Fisher, who died in December at age 60 after suffering a heart attack, had finished filming the forthcoming eighth film “The Last Jedi” and was hoping her character, General Leia Organa, would be the central figure of Episode…

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