Top US News: Raymond Moore Steps Down, ‘Batman V Superman’ Predicted Box Office Opening, Deaths From Heart Diseases Decline And More
Raymond Moore steps down after criticism over sexist remarks
Raymond Moore resigned as CEO of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, the New York Times reports. This comes after he received heavy criticism – including from Serena Williams, who finished second last in the tournament – over his remarks that women’s tennis players should “go down every night” on their knees and “thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport.”
Batman V Superman predicted to open to more than $150M?
The immensely anticipated “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens this week worldwide. While the Zack Snyder directorial releases in certain European markets midweek, it will hit in as many as 3800 theaters across the United States on Thursday night. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dawn of Justice’s pre-release tracking predicts an opening of $150 million and more. In contrast, the R-rated “Deadpool” earned $152.2 million over the Presidents Day weekend in February.
Deaths from heart disease sees a decline
A new study published reveals that the number of fatalities caused by heart diseases has seen a decrease in the United States in recent years, CBS News reports. One in four deaths, as many as 610,000 deaths, is related to heart diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Michele Casper, the study’s lead author and epidemiologist at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, emphasized that “heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, as well as one of the most widespread and costly health problems facing the nation.” In contrast, the period from 2003 until 2013 had seen a 29 percent decline.
6 year old Native American girl removed from California foster home
Lexi, a 6 year old girl, having lived for four years with California foster parents, was removed from her home after it was concluded that she has Native American blood. The parents Rusty and Summer Page, along with supporters, have shown resistance towards the decision. According to NBC News, Lexi is 1.56 percent Choctaw Native American; according to which, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 will prescribe the child’s home placement.
George Clooney criticizes Donald Trump in letter to Hillary Clinton’s supporters
In a letter to Hillary Clinton’s supporters, Hollywood Actor George Clooney joined the list of people opposing Republican Donald Trump’s nomination. Clooney commended Clinton as the candidate “who knows firsthand the complexity of our international relationships.” According to Business Standard, the letter said a lottery will be held that will offer its winner an opportunity to join Clinton, Clooney and his wife at a fundraiser event at Clooney’s home.