Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to the Hospital After She Fell Ill During a Performance

Roberta Flack cut her performance at the historic Apollo Theater short on Friday night as she was taken to the hospital. The singer, 81, was performing at a benefit concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell ill, according to TMZ. A rep for Flack did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Flack was able to walk off the stage on her own but required an ambulance to take her to a hospital in Harlem, New York, according to the outlet. James Mtume, a musician, shared a photo of himself alongside Flack on Friday before the show in which she smiled at the camera while wearing… Read More

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Reverent silence marks the largest gathering ever of Mormon faithful in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand — During his first trip to Thailand in 1966, President Russell M. Nelson traveled by boat through the canals and klongs of Bangkok. He watched women gather water for their daily needs from the same river as their children bathed. He shopped at floating markets. And he visited the home of a medical colleague, spotting geckos on the walls controlling the insect population. He did not meet another member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Greeted by highways and skyscrapers 52 years later, President Nelson returned to Thailand Friday as part of his world ministry tour, reflecting on the city’s past half-century of growth. It’s… Read More

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Police: Woman called in bomb threats to cancel boyfriend’s court dates

OGDEN — Police say a woman called in three bomb threats to an Ogden courthouse in order to keep her boyfriend from going to jail. The calls came a week apart from each other, on April 5, 12, and on Thursday, when the man, Jerry Larkin, was due in court in a DUI case. Each time, police swept the courthouse and determined there were no explosives. “The male suspect had court appearances on those specific dates, and the female was the distractor in trying to get the court proceedings canceled,” said Ogden Police Capt. Danielle Croyle. Larkin and Tonisha Lester, both 44 years old, were arrested and booked in Weber… Read More

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Here’s what John Muir — the father of national parks —thought about early Utah

Conservationist, explorer, author and environmental philosopher John Muir was born nearly two centuries ago on April 21, 1838, in a small coastal Scottish town. Today, Muir is remembered for his profound influence on the American environmentalist movement, considered by many the “father of our National Park System,” a “wilderness prophet” and “the patron saint of environmentalism.” Studying the “inventions of God” Muir found his love for the natural world as a young man in the wake of a dramatic engineering accident. As a boy, Muir was far more interested in man-made inventions, constructing intricate wooden clocks and even a “loafer’s chair” designed to reinforce good posture by triggering a pistol… Read More

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Jean Segura keys 4-run 9th as Mariners rally past Rangers 6-2

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Jean Segura hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning after Mitch Haniger’s tying homer in the eighth, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night. Photo gallery | Box score The liner to right center from Segura chased Texas closer Keone Kela (2-1), who gave up singles to Daniel Vogelbach and Dee Gordon and got his only out on Guillermo Heredia’s sacrifice bunt. Haniger’s fifth homer was a two-out shot to the berm in center field against Chris Martin. Haniger and Kyle Seager added RBI singles in the ninth off Jake Diekman as the… Read More

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Dixie State baseball: DSU splits Friday twin bill at Biola

Dixie State came away with a split of the middle two games of a four-game Pacific West Conference series at Biola on Friday at Eagles Diamond. Biola blitzed the Trailblazers for a 13-3 win in the first game, while DSU took advantage of some Eagle fielding woes to erase an early five-run deficit and escape with a 9-8 win in the nightcap. In the opener, the Trailblazers (20-21, 16-15 PacWest) drew first blood with a pair of fourth-inning runs coming on a Logan Porter RBI groundout and a Jake Engel run-scoring triple into the gap in right-center en route a 2-0 lead. However, that lead was short-lived as the Eagles… Read More

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We took a 1,000-horsepower electric luxury sedan for a spin on the streets of Silicon Valley

We have driven, reported on, road-tripped, and talked about our fair share of electric and hybrid vehicles at Business Insider. These are exciting times for a technology that was born more than 100 years ago, but only started to gain steam in the last 20 years with the Toyota Prius. Electric-vehicle sales reached a milestone in 2017, crossing the one-million-vehicle threshold for that year. Nearly 200,000 of those plug-in vehicles — up from about 159,000 in 2016. That growth has spurred a whole new class of EVs from investor-funded startups. While many of these companies poach engineering and design talent from big-name automakers, the new companies themselves have never mass-produced… Read More

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Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when leading after three quarters and kept that perfect mark intact with a Game 2 win. The incredible second-half charge came exactly one year after Indiana blew a 26-point halftime lead in a historic playoff collapse against the Cavs. This time, the Pacers delivered a devastating blow to the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs — on a night LeBron Jones joined Michael Jordan as the only… Read More

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Parole officer charged in shooting seeks gag order

SALT LAKE CITY — An officer criminally charged in a shooting that the district attorney recently ruled unjustified is seeking a gag order in his case. Defense attorneys for Andrew Reed O’Gwin, 48, argued in a motion filed Friday that the 3rd District Court should “hold an emergency hearing and immediately enter an order preventing counsel from making extrajudicial statements regarding this case.” The motion contends that the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the attorney of the shooting victim, “prejudiced Agent O’Gwin’s constitutional interests and undermined the integrity of these proceedings.” O’Gwin was chargedApril 9 with second-degree felony aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of… Read More

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