Singer Randy Travis still in critical condition after surgery


File of singer Travis arriving at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las VegasLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Grammy-winning country music singer Randy Travis is still in critical condition following emergency surgery earlier this week, after suffering a stroke in a Texas hospital, his spokesman said on Friday. “Mr. Randy Travis has been under heavy sedation since he came out of surgery late Wednesday night, July 10th, and is resting comfortably. He is still in critical condition,” Travis’ publicist Kirt Webster said in a statement. Travis, 54, underwent a procedure to relieve pressure on the brain at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, located north of Dallas, on Wednesday. …

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Globe-trotting British broadcaster Whicker dead at 87

LONDON (Reuters) – Veteran British broadcaster and journalist Alan Whicker, whose career spanned five decades and whose clipped delivery style was parodied by Monty Python, died on Friday at the age of 87. Whicker was best known for the award-winning “Whicker’s World” globe-trotting documentary series which ran on the publicly […]