Top US News: Harriet Tubman To Feature On $20 Bill, WWE’s Chyna Dies At 45, & More
Harriet Tubman to feature on $20 bill
An image of Harriet Tubman will feature on a new series of $20 bills, replacing President Andrew Jackson, as reported by USA Today. With this development, Tubman becomes the first African American to feature on the United States paper currency. She also becomes the first woman in more than a century to feature on the currency. The image of founding father Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill.
WWE’s Chyna passes away at 45
Chyna, the World Wrestling Entertainment legend, has passed away at 45, E! Online reported. Born Joanie Laurer, her cause of death has not been made clear. She rose to glory in 1997 when she was labeled the ninth wonder of the world in World Wrestling Foundation. She won the Intercontinental Championship twice and the Women’s Championship once. She also appeared in reality shows such as VH1’s The Surreal Life.
Kelly Ripa to be replaced by Erin Andrews on Live! for the rest of the week
In the midst of her alleged conflicts with co host Michael Strahan, a replacement to fill in for Kelly Ripa has been found. People learned that she is on a “previously scheduled vacation” after she did not appear on Wednesday’s broadcast of Live! With Kelly and Michael; and that she will not be appearing on the shows on Friday and Monday. Erin Andrews will be filling in for Ripa.
4 dead in Anchorage plane crash identified
Four people killed after a plane crashed in Anchorage following takeoff on Wednesday have been identified, ABC News reported. The victims included the pilot, George Kobelnyk, 64, copilot, Christian Bohrer, 20, and two passengers, Sarah Glaves, 36, and Kyle Braun, 27. The accident occurred after the plane took off from the Birchwood Airport and crashed in a wooded area.
South Texas hailstorm of last week declared most expensive
Last week’s hailstorm in South Texas has been declared the most expensive in the state’s history, KENS5 reported. There was as much as $1.4 billion worth of damage caused. While State Farm Insurance received 52,000 claims last year, the same number for the months of March and April of this year reached 70,000.