Top US News: Actor George Kennedy Dies, Last Batch Of Hillary Clinton Emails Released, NASA To Build Quiet Supersonic Aircraft

Top US News: Actor George Kennedy Dies, Last Batch Of Hillary Clinton Emails Released, NASA To Build Quiet Supersonic Aircraft
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George Kennedy, star of Cool Hand Luke, dies at 91


George Kennedy, best known for his role as a chain gang convict in “Cool Hand Luke,” died Sunday, FOX News reports. He was 91. In addition to “Cool Hand Luke,” for which the veteran actor was awarded the Academy Award, Kennedy’s film credits also include the “Naked Gun” movies. In 2002, the actor underwent triple bypass surgery; subsequently, he along with his late wife moved to Idaho to be closer to their daughter.

Final batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails released

The final batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails was released by the U.S. State Department on Monday. With this, more than 2,000 emails that contain classified information have been released, according to Reuters. As a result of the email scandal, Clinton’s rivals say that she is not an ideal candidate for presidency. Clinton served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

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Oscar’s viewership hits an eight-year low

This year, the Oscars recorded the third lowest viewership, hitting an eight-year low, Deadline reports. From last year, when the event was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, viewership and key demo slumped by 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively. This year, “Spotlight” bagged Best Picture while Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor award for his role in “The Revenant.”

Mount St Mary’s University president steps down

Mount St. Mary’s University president Simon Newman will resign from his post effective immediately. Karl Einolf, dean of the Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business, will serve as acting president, the Washington Post reports.

In a statement delivered on Monday, Newman said, “I am proud of what I have been able to achieve in a relatively short time particularly in helping the University chart a clear course toward a bright future.”

NASA to build a quite supersonic jet

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract worth $20 million to develop a passenger aircraft that, in addition to being quiet, will travel faster than the speed of sound. The technology used by the aircraft is called Quiet Supersonic Technology, or QueSST, which will form a supersonic “heartbeat” that according to CNN is a soft thump than supersonic booms associated with supersonic jets.

Michael C. Hall and girlfriend Morgan Macgregor are married

Former “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall has married his girlfriend Morgan Macgregor in New York on Monday, People reports. This is Hall’s third marriage – he married Jennifer Carpenter (the two split in 2012) and Amy Spanger (with whom he was married from 2002 until 2007.) Hall will be featuring in the movie “Christine.”

After dying from cardiac failure, 7-month-old comes back to life

A 7-month-old Alaska baby, Lincoln Seay, who died from cardiac failure, came back to life after a last-minute heart transplant arrived just in time, New York Daily News reports. Born on July 14, Lincoln had a defect, because of which his heart was on the wrong side of his body.

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