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Motorcycle-Riding Couple Killed in Crash After Being Struck by a Vulture

Motorcycle-Riding Couple Killed in Crash After Being Struck by a Vulture

A couple from Kansas has tragically died in a motorcycle crash caused by a vulture.

On Saturday at around 3:15 p.m., Brandon Husband and his wife Jennifer were riding a motorcycle southeast on River Road when suddenly the bird flew out of a nearby ditch and struck Brandon, 43, in the head, according to Kansas Highway Patrol.

Brandon then swerved their Harley-Davidson off the road and into a barbed-wire fence, the Highway Patrol says.

The bike then overturned. Neither Brandon nor Jennifer were wearing a helmet during the crash.

Brandon was pronounced dead at the scene, The Wichita Eagle reports. Jennifer, who was known as Lynn by family and friends, was rushed to Wichita Hospital in critical condition. She died seven hours later, the outlet reported.

A GoFundMe page has since been created to help the family cover funeral costs.

“Please find it in your hearts to help and keep this family in your prayers,” family friend Michelle Dunbar wrote.

At this time, the page has raised over $6,000.

Brandon is survived by his daughter Carrie Husband and Jennifer is survived by her three children Kadyn, Kenyan and Kambrey Weber, according to the couple’s obituary.

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According to the obituary, Brandon was an army veteran. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and served one tour in Kosovo, three in Afghanistan and was a part of an Iraqi soldier training mission on the Iraq-Jordan border.

“Brandon enjoyed riding his bike and spending time with friends and family. According to his friends, he liked his music and he liked it loud! Despite his gruff exterior, he had a huge heart,” the obituary reads.

Brandon and Jennifer got married in 2016. They will be laid to rest at the end of the week.

Read more: https://people.com/human-interest/motorcycle-riding-couple-killed-in-crash-caused-by-vulture/

Carson Daly Responds to Fan About His 'Baby Making Juice' Joke After Dylan Dreyer's Miscarriage

Carson Daly Responds to Fan About His 'Baby Making Juice' Joke After Dylan Dreyer's Miscarriage

While Carson Daly was on vacation, his Today show colleagues announced some joyous baby news.

On Monday, Daly, 45, congratulated Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on their respective announcements. Last week, Kotb surprised both her coworkers and fans about the adoption of her second child, daughter Hope Catherine, while Bush Hager surprised her co-anchors on Monday by dropping the news that she and her husband Henry Hager are expecting their third child — a boy!

“If you’ve ever wondered what’s in our @todayshow mugs… now you know!! Congrats to @hodakotb @jennabhager! I go away for a week & the family grows.. God bless us all! I better watch my mug,” Daly wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a Today show mug and the caption: “Baby Making Juice.”

While the majority of followers understood Daly’s lighthearted tone, some criticized The Voice host’s post as a few noted Today‘s Dylan Dreyer had also opened up that same day about experiencing secondary infertility and a recent miscarriage.

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s in our @todayshow mugs…now you know!! Congrats to @hodakotb @jennabhager! I go away for a week & the family grows..God bless us all! I better watch my mug 🤔❤

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“This ‘it’s in the water’ and ‘baby boom’ talk is unbelievably insensitive to Dylan,” one fan wrote in the comments section of Daly’s “baby making juice” post. “You can be happy for others without insinuating that getting pregnant is easy.”

The former Total Request Live host was quick to respond, telling the fan that his post “had nothing to do with being ‘easy’ ” pregnancies. “More that I left for a few days & 2 colleagues announced pregnancies. Dylan’s article is amazi

Read more: https://people.com/parents/carson-daly-jokes-about-today-show-baby-making-juice-jenna-bush-hager-dylan-dreyer/

Elizabeth Holmes Appears in Court for the First Time Since Release of HBO Documentary

Elizabeth Holmes Appears in Court for the First Time Since Release of HBO Documentary

Elizabeth Holmes is back in court.

The 35-year-old appeared at a San Jose, California, federal courthouse on Monday for a status hearing.

It marks her first appearance since the March release of the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley which follows the rise and fall of her company Theranos.

Holmes, who faces charges in wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, appeared calm and was dressed in a light blue button-down shirt, gray slacks and gray blazer.

Also in the courtroom was former Theranos president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who is also facing charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

A judge proposed July 8 as the start date for Holmes’ trial, according to a tweet by CNBC reporter Sally Shin.

Attorneys for Holmes and Balwani did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In March 2018, Holmes and Balwani were charged with “raising more than $700 million from investors through an elaborate, years-long fraud” by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Holmes and Theranos settled with the SEC, with Holmes agreeing to pay $500,000 and be barred from serving as a director or officer of a public company for 10 years. She has not admitted or denied any wrongdoing with regard to the settlement.

Three months later, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco charged Holmes and Balwani with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The pair pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud, and if convicted, could face up to 20 years in prison, according to ABC News.

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The charges are a far cry from the life Holmes was living just a few years ago. In the fall of 2014, the former Theranos CEO was named one of Forbes’s richest women in America and her start-up company was valued at $9 billion.

Around 20 months later, Holmes’ net worth was estimated at $0 and she was charged with an “elaborate years-long” fraud having duped millions.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is now streaming on HBO.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/elizabeth-holmes-court-appearance-first-time-since-hbo-documentary-release/

Rapper YNW Melly Facing the Death Penalty in Florida After Allegedly Murdering His 2 Friends

Rapper YNW Melly Facing the Death Penalty in Florida After Allegedly Murdering His 2 Friends

Rapper YNW Melly is facing the death penalty if convicted of the double murder of his two friends.

On Monday, the State of Florida announced it’s decision to seek capital punishment against Melly, 19, because prosecutors believe they can prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Melly murdered aspiring rappers Anthony Williams, 21, and Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, for “financial gain,” according to court documents obtained by XXL magazine.

“The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” the court documents state.

Florida is one of the 30 states where capital punishment is legal.

Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, was arrested in February after allegedly shooting Williams and Thomas Jr. on October 26.

After the shooting, which took place in Fort Lauderdale, Melly — allegedly with the help of another rapper identified as Cortlen Henry aka YNW Bortlen — covered up the murder by making it look as if it was a drive-by shooting, Miramar Police alleged in a statement shared on Twitter.

The victims were then allegedly driven to Memorial Hospital Miramar by Henry, 26, in a Jeep Compass at around 4:35 a.m., Sun-Sentinel reported.

Williams and Thomas were both pronounced dead at the hospital.

Williams was also known as YNW Sakchaser and Thomas was known as YNW Juvy. Both rappers were featured on a documentary about Melly posted on Melly’s YouTube page.

According to documents obtained by Complex and TMZ, Melly’s booking report out of Miramar, Florida says that Henry drove to an emergency room in the early morning hours asking for help for two friends in his car, claiming they had been shot in a drive-by.

Henry told police he and the two victims had just wrapped a late-night studio session when a car pulled up on his driver’s side and opened fire as he was pulling off the freeway, TMZ reported. Cops confirmed there were eight bullet holes along the right side of the vehicle where Williams and Thomas Jr. sat, and Henry escaped injury.

Cops found a shell casing inside Henry’s vehicle, along with eight matching shell casings in a different location, where they think Melly and Henry shot the car to make it look like a drive-by, according t

Read more: https://people.com/music/rapper-ynw-melly-facing-death-penalty-double-murder-2-friends/

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