7 January 2017

Mario Soares, Portugal's former president and PM, dies at 92

In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 file photo, Portugal's former President and former Prime Minister Mario Soares smiles during the launch of his book "The Hope is Necessary" at the Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon. Portugal's Socialist Party, which Soares once led, said he died Saturday, Jan. 7 2017, at the age of 92. Soares had been hospitalized seen Dec. 13 2016.
Mario Soares, a former prime minister and president of Portugal who helped steer his country toward democracy after a 1974 military coup and grew into a global statesman through his work with the Socialist International movement, has died. He was 92.
Lisbon's Red Cross Hospital said in a statement he died there on Saturday afternoon with his son and his daughter at his bedside. The hospital did not provide a cause of death, but Soares had been a patient since Dec. 13 and in a coma for the past two weeks.

Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, dies at SeaWorld Orlando

In this March 7, 2011 file photo orca whale Tilikum, right, watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died. According to SeaWorld, the whale died Friday, Dec. 30. 2016.
Tilikum the orca has died after more than two decades at SeaWorld Orlando, where he gained notoriety for killing a trainer in 2010 and was later profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.
He will not be replaced. He was the first of SeaWorld's orcas to die since the company announced the end of its orca breeding program in March 2016.