Finney’s family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.” He died Thursday from a chest infection at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
Finney was a rare star who managed to avoid the Hollywood limelight for more than five decades after bursting to international fame in 1963 in the title role of “Tom Jones.”
The film gained him the first of five Oscar nominations. Others followed for “Murder on the Orient Express,” ”The Dresser,” ”Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich.”
In later years he brought authority to action movies, including the James Bond thriller “Skyfall” and two of the Bourne films.
A Governors Highway Safety Association study found more than 43 percent of drivers in fatal crashes in 2016 had drugs in their system. At the same time, close to 38 percent of drivers involved in deadly crashes tested positive for alcohol.
And, because Breathalyzers and field sobriety tests can’t determine if someone is high, local police departments are investing in drug recognition experts.
The Beaver Valley Expressway was closed for several hours after a crash involving a wrong-way driver killed two people.
A New Jersey developer envisions a long-vacant bank building in downtown Greensburg as a hub for startups.
Ramesh Reddy Ammana bought the Barclay-Westmoreland Trust Co. bank building at auction for $140,000 last month.
He said the 12,000-square-foot building has water damage and other issues from its many years of disuse, but he hopes to start renovations in the spring. He’s done a feasibility study and is in talks with contractors, he said.
The plan is to turn the building into office space for small businesses.
Nancy Pelosi isn’t all that impressed. Asked about the “Green New Deal” in an interview with Politico on Wednesday, Pelosi dropped this amazing bit of shade on it:“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”I mean.Pelosi knows exactly what she’s doing here. Her utter dismissiveness of the “Green New Deal” — and, by extension, AOC, who is the member most closely identified with it, is entirely intentional.
PITTSBURGH – McArdle Roadway in Pittsburgh will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure announced.
The closure is happening so that contractors can remove debris along the road between the Liberty Bridge and Grandview Avenue.
The work is being done as preventative maintenance on erosion of the hillside, officials said.
“We’re working to restore all our services as soon as possible,” said bank spokeswoman Hilary O’Byrne. The bank apologized to customers for any inconvenience caused by the system issues, and said it would reverse any Wells Fargo fees incurred as a result of the issues.
CNBC reported that the incident happened at a data center in Shoreview, Minnesota, at around 5 a.m. CST and was under control starting at 9 a.m. Wells Fargo did not comment on the data center’s location or the possible source of the smoke at the facility.
It is unknown how many Wells Fargo customers were impacted. Twitter complaints about Wells Fargo being down were nationwide, particularly in the parts of the country where Wells has a large presence, like the South, California and the East Coast.
Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court Thursday blocked a Louisiana abortion access law from going into effect for now, dealing a victory to opponents of the law who argued it could decimate “safe and legal” abortions in the state.The order was 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court’s four liberals voting for the stay. New conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote a dissent.Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act has been blocked since its enactment in 2014, and like a similar Texas law the court previously struck down, requires a doctor to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is performed.
Rome’s Ciampino airport has been evacuated due to the discovery of WWII ‘war device,’ a press officer at Ciampino airport told NBC.
An unexploded ordnance, or ‘war device’ as it was termed by Ciampino’s press officer, was found by construction workers, according to the airport’s alert system. The airport shut down as a precaution.
The Italian Ministry of Defence tweeted pictures and video of soldiers dismantling the bomb.
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Dewalt is recalling 122,000 drills in the U.S. The issue involves internal wiring that could potentially pose a shock hazard.
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Dewalt is recalling 122,000 drills in the U.S.
The issue involves internal wiring that could potentially pose a shock hazard.
The drills were sold at hardware stores and online nationwide between September 2017 and November 2018 and cost between $60 and $70.
Dewalt says if the drill is marked with an “X” after the date code, it has already been inspected and is safe to use.
So far, no injuries have been reported.