Top US News: Hillary Clinton Secures Delegates To Clinch Nomination; Martial Artist Kimbo Slice Dies At 42; & More
Hillary Clinton secures enough delegates to clinch nomination
On the basis of the number of delegates, Democratic front runner and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has secured enough to be named the presumptive nominee of her party, as reported by NPR. She has crossed the mark of 2,383 required by a Democratic candidate to clinch the nomination. In Tuesday’s voting, as many as 694 delegates will be at stake including 475 in California.
Martial artist Kimbo Slice dies at 42
Mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died on Monday. He was 42 years old. The news of the death comes after he was transported to a hospital on Monday for reasons that have not been made clear, as reported by ESPN. No foul play has been suspected in Slice’s death. He appeared as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter reality series in 2009. Fighting for UFC, he finished with a 1-1 record.
North Florida, southern Georgia experience heavy rains
North Florida and southern Georgia were impacted with heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Colin on Monday, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. As a result, roads on the Gulf Coast were affected by floods. Power loss was also experienced in certain areas. With its center at about 35 miles south southwest of Apalachicola, Colin was carrying maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.
Helen Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez, dies at 88
Helen Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez, died on Monday. She was 88 years old. As reported by the Washington Post, Helen died in a hospital in Bakersfield, California; the cause of death has not been made clear. She and Cesar first met in the mid 1940s and got married in 1948. Cesar, who was a civil rights and farm labor leader, died in 1993. The couple had eight children.
North Americans likelier to suffer from anxiety
A new study highlights that people in North America and Western Europe are more likely to suffer from anxiety disorders than people from other parts of the world, as reported by Tucson.com. Eight in a 100 people, the most for any part of the world, in North America have been found to be prone to anxiety; while the same number for East Asia is three in 100.