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What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake — a Princess Sofia cake from the Disney TV series, “Sophia the First,” for Eva and a Woody from “Toy Story” cake for Erika. The twin girls each had their own party outfits — Eva was dressed as Princess Sophia, Erika was dressed as Woody. But for their parents, Aida and Art Sandoval, this was more than just their daughters’ birthday. It was a miracle. Watch the full storyRead More

Jake LaMotta, boxing legend and inspiration for ‘Raging Bull,’ dead at 95

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta, who inspired the 1980 Oscar-winning film “Raging Bull,” died on Tuesday. He was 95. LaMotta’s wife, Denise Baker, confirmed his death to ABC News and said he died from complications of pneumonia. The family is in the planning stages of his memorial and funeral and will celebrate his life in Miami and New York, Baker said. LaMotta was a world middleweight championship in the late 1940s, but was a well-known brawler before winning the title. His six iconic fights against Sugar Ray Robinson spanned almost aRead More

Madison Keys topples Kaia Kanepi, becomes 4th American woman in US Open semifinals

NEW YORK — Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four US Open semifinal spots for the first time in 36 years. The 15th-seeded Keys served impeccably, controlled groundstroke exchanges from the baseline and was never in trouble during a 6-3, 6-3 victory over 418th-ranked qualifier Kaia Kanepi of Estonia that lasted only 69 minutes Wednesday night. That came several hours after 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe’s 7-6 (4), 6-3 elimination of 2016 runner-up and top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Pliskova’s loss meansRead More

Paulson taps Constantinides to head IR at his hedge fund

BOSTON (Reuters) – Billionaire investor John Paulson promoted Tina Constantinides to head investor relations at his hedge fund Paulson & Co. Constantinides, a 13 year veteran at the New York-based fund, took over as Global Head of Investor Relations on August 1, Paulson wrote to investors in a letter seen by Reuters. She took over from James Wong who is leaving the firm after heading the investor relations team for 14 years. Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #NewsRead More

Trump to begin tax reform push next week, White House adviser tells FT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will begin a major push next week to convince the public of the need for tax reform, shifting his focus to fiscal policy in an effort to win a big legislative victory by the end of the year, The Financial Times reported on Friday. Trump would begin the effort next Wednesday with a speech in Missouri, the first in a series of addresses to generate public support on the issue, Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, told the newspaper. “We areRead More

Spain: Police think extremists planned massive bomb attack

Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants. Complicating the manhunt, though, was the fact that police have so far been unable to identify with absolute certainty who exactly is at large. While police have names for the 12 members of the cell, three people technically remain unaccounted for: two believed killed when the house where theRead More

VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van

BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has decided to go ahead with production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van as it seeks to boost its electric vehicle credentials. The potential battery-powered revamp of the van, known as the Bulli in Germany, was first announced at the Detroit auto show in January. “After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said, ‘please build this car’,” Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said inRead More