CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 |
Authorities have not ruled out homicide as they investigate how twin brothers dependent on breathing ventilators died during a power outage in the Northern California town of Valley Springs. Calaveras County coroner's officials believe identical 22-year-old twins Ryan and Joshua Hall may have died from asphyxiation when their back-up ventilators also failed during the power outage Tuesday night, Fox's KTLX-TV in Sacramento reported. The brothers had muscular dystrophy and were unable to breathe without the ventilators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2013 |
The deaths of twin 22-year-old brothers whose ventilators shut down in the Northern California town of Valley Springs is being investigated by authorities. Meanwhile, neighbors were distraught over the deaths and seeking answers. “It could be medical … possible homicide. It can go in any direction. We're just not far along at this point and time to make any good determinations,” Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz said. The brothers, Ryan and Joshua Hall, had muscular dystrophy and were dependent on the breathing ventilators for life support, Fox 40 reported . On Tuesday night, a widespread power outage hit the area, prompting their mother to call authorities for help.
October 28, 2013 |
Larry Corrigan, a major league special assignment scout for the Angels for the past two years, is leaving the organization to return to the Minnesota Twins, the team with which he spent 20 years (1987-2007) in various scouting roles. Corrigan, 62, played seven minor league seasons in the Dodgers and Twins organizations and spent four years (1981-84) as the Iowa State University head coach before moving into professional scouting. He was a special assistant to the general manager for four years (2008-11)
October 24, 2013 |
Bob and Mike Bryan, the tennis doubles-playing twins from Camarillo, were named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the 2012-13 team of the year for its gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. After winning Wimbledon in 2013, the Bryans became the first men's doubles team in the Open era to hold all four major titles -- Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open and U.S. Open -- plus the Olympics. The twins have won 15 major titles in their career. They have also won the most doubles titles ever, 92 and are ranked No. 1 in the world.
October 18, 2013 |
The Olsen twins have made a new name for themselves in the fashion industry with their luxury brand the Row, but Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen actually sashayed into the world of fashion at a much earlier age when they donned designer duds on the set of their hit sitcom, "Full House. " The fiercely private twosome explained to Net-A-Porter magazine the Edit that their start in the industry coincided with their acting career while the pair alternated playing Michelle Tanner, the youngest daughter of the Tanner family when the now-syndicated comedy aired from 1987 to 1995.
October 17, 2013 |
"Documentaries are like reality shows, but they're not fake. They are real," says Roman Child Shaw. He is one of the titular twins from "Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro" who are the children of musician and songwriter Desmond Child - maker of such hits as Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca" - and his partner of 24 years, Curtis Shaw. Child and Shaw's look at their "modern family" - achieved through surrogacy - is more like VH1 celeb-reality without the salacious tabloid fodder.
October 15, 2013 |
Where's Waldo? How about where's Banksy? The anonymous British street artist has been playing hide and seek with New Yorkers (and the media) this month as part of his month-long "residency" in Gotham. Do serious art lovers care enough to follow the hype? Does it matter? On Tuesday, Banksy posted on his website (and social-media channels) his latest presumed work: a miniature tribute to the Twin Towers on the streets of Tribeca. The outdoor stencil depicts the dark silhouettes of the World Trade Center buildings against the New York skyline.
October 15, 2013 |
As the seventh inning of the most important game of his life was about to start, Hanley Ramirez disappeared into the Dodgers clubhouse, his head down and jersey untucked, his bats and glove in his hands. There were no miracles on the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series. Ramirez limped into the trainer's room, not around the bases. He was finished for the night and, perhaps, the season. With Ramirez limited to six ineffective innings Tuesday night by a hairline fracture in his ribs, the Dodgers dropped a 4-2 decision to the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium to move to within one loss of elimination.
October 2, 2013 |
Many of the twins delivered via cesarean section could have been safely delivered the old-fashioned way, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Twin births have been on the rise for three decades, fueled mainly by use of fertility treatments. The increase in pregnancies among women over the age of 30 is also a factor, since the odds of twins increase with maternal age. In the United States alone, the rate of twin births is up 76% since 1980, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 |
Two San Diego brothers pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding sports fans by persuading them to pay for tickets, hotel accommodations and airline flights for out-of-town events and then failing to provide "nearly all the services. " Anthony Casias and his twin, Leopold Casias Jr., 63, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in running their business, L&T Sports Events Inc. One elderly victim told prosecutors that the brothers persuaded him to spend money that he had saved for his cremation.