After surviving the Holocaust, Henry Orenstein moved to the U.S. to become a toymaker, singlehandedly helping in create the “Transformers” toys, which spawned a massive franchise of action figures, movies and more. Orenstein, whose life was spared back in a concentration camp because the Nazis wanted to use his inventive mind to create a secret weapon, died this week at home in New Jersey at 98. Sunday TODAY’s Hallie Jackson remembers a life well lived.
Rest in peace, rockstar.
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Reuters/Arnd WiegmannTheatrical rock superstar Meat Loaf, whose Bat Out of Hell is one of the bestselling albums of all time, has died at the age of 74. Reports say the singer and actor had recently fallen sick with COVID-19.In an emotional statement posted to Facebook early Friday, the performer’s family said he was with his wife when he died and had said his final goodbyes to his two daughters in the past 24 hours. The star sold 100 million albums in his five-decade career and starred in movie
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Dick Butkus wants to throw Aaron Rodgers off Twitter.
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But does it make sense for either team to pull the trigger?
A neighbour made the grim discovery after peering through his window.
The January 6 committee obtained a draft of post-insurrection White House remarks that said 'the election fight is over.' Trump gave a speech but left out that sentence.
The House committee probing the Capitol riot has obtained a document from the Trump White House titled "Remarks on National Healing," per Politico.
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Caruso came crashing down to the floor hard after Allen swiped at his body sideways in the air.
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Is this rescue a dog or coyote? You be the judge.
Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police are searching for another person thought to have fired the shots who had a "long" criminal record in Canada, said the attorney general's office in Quintana Roo, home to a stretch of white-sand beach resorts and lush jungles.
"If he was on my team I’d have to put hands on him," the NBA legend said of the Brooklyn Nets star's refusal to get the coronavirus shot.
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A wall of water 60 feet high could hit some coastal areas of Washington state.
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Earlier in the game, a frustrated Curry kicked a chair.
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is being accused of "passing the buck" on its transgender student-athlete policy amid mounting concern from parents and women’s sports advocates about the meteoric rise of Penn swimmer Lia Thomas on the women’s team.
A Florida teenager is accused of tracking the movements of a man who regularly jogged past his home with the intention of killing him and keeping his corpse in his closet “to play with.” Logan Smith, 18, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of attempted murder in connection with the failed strangling of the victim near Smith's Cocoa home, according to an arrest report from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, obtained by Orlando outlet WOFL reports. One week before his arrest, Smith