Known for building skate parks and shaping the skateboarding scene in New York, Andy Kessler, 48, died this week after an allergic reaction to an insect sting, friends and family told news media. Kessler’s death is a reminder that stings can be deadly for those with an allergy to certain insects, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology said Friday. At least 40 people in the United States die each year as the result of insect stings, the academy said.
Danny Scott of Lutcher, Louisiana, said he’s thrilled about the new vehicle he purchased through the Cash for Clunkers program, but watch how you talk about his baby, the 1991 Ford F-150 he had to give up. “I told them [the salespeople] don’t call it a clunker,” Scott said of the maroon and red truck he had for almost 20 years.
Indian police and paramilitary troops placed a large section of Srinagar under strict restrictions Saturday in hopes of thwarting further violence in the summer capital city of Indian-controlled Kashmir.