In Other News

April 29, 2014

In Other News, April 29

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Fox to air live version of ‘Grease’

Score one for those hopelessly devoted to musicals: Fox has added a three-hour live production of “Grease” to its 2015 calendar, Fox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly announced. — Variety

Ford, Fisher, Hamill join newcomers in ‘Star Wars’ cast

Han, Luke and Leia are back, and they’re bringing company. Original “Star Wars” stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher officially returned to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away with an official announcement from Lucasfilm and Disney on Tuesday. — USA Today

Firefighter for a day: Wish granted for 3-year-old Detroit boy with heart transplant

A 3-year-old Detroit boy, dressed helmet to boots in a tiny firefighter suit, stepped off a Detroit fire truck on Tuesday to have his wish come true. Seven months after Tyren Johnson had a heart transplant, he got to be a fireman. — Detroit Free Press

Random online match helps man lose nearly 400 pounds

Inspiration can come from unlikely places. Brian Flemming found the will to change his life in a drawing game. Flemming was addicted to alcohol, severely morbidly obese and full of self-pity when he met Jackie Eastham through a random match on Draw Something, the Pictionary-like mobile game. It was the spring of 2012. Most nights Flemming drank around a fifth of vodka mixed with a liter of soda while he zoned out in front of the TV. — CNN

Apple’s new MacBook Air is its cheapest one ever

Apple just quietly introduced its cheapest MacBook ever to the public. The company put two new MacBook Airs on its website on Tuesday: an 11-inch laptop and 13-inch laptop, each available with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. — Huffington Post

Justices search for compromise on cellphone privacy

Supreme Court justices searched for a middle ground Tuesday on the issue of cellphone privacy without preventing police from investigating crimes. — USA Today

FedEx worker wounds six in Georgia, then kills himself

A FedEx package handler went on a shooting rampage early Tuesday at his workplace in suburban Atlanta, wounding six people — three of them critically — before turning the gun on himself, officials said. — CNN


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