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Devoted Sports Fan Dies From Exhaustion

Jiang Xiaoshan stayed up for 11 nights, working the next day

(Newser) - A Chinese soccer fan has paid the ultimate price for supporting his favorite teams, the Telegraph reports. Jiang Xiaoshan, a fan of France and England, died this week from exhaustion after staying up for 11 sleepless nights to watch every Euro 2012 match-up. With the time difference, he watched games... More »

John Clark Gable's Girlfriend Found Dead in Their Home

Officials probe mystery death in Malibu digs of actor's son

(Newser) - Officials are investigating the sudden death of the 41-year-old girlfriend of Clark Gable's son in the couple's Malibu home. John Clark Gable told police that Christiane Candace Lange retired early to bed earlier this week because she wasn't feeling well. He discovered her unresponsive the next morning... More »

Cheerleader Dies After Collapsing at Game

Autopsy planned for Angela Gettis, 16

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Los Angeles high school cheerleader died after mysteriously collapsing at a weekend football game. The team "had just tied the game up, and the cheerleaders were pumped up,” said a witness. Sophomore Angela Gettis appeared “to just pass out. All of her friends were in... More »

Police Brutality? It Could Just Be Excited Delirium

Research may help clear cops who end up with dead perps

(Newser) - New research could help exonerate police officers accused of using excessive force to restrain unruly perpetrators, New Scientist reports. So far the American Medical Association has not recognized “excited delirium,” a condition describing an agitated, combative person who exhibits superhuman strength and high body temperature—a rare condition... More »

Coroner: No Foul Play in Jackson Death

(Newser) - A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner said this afternoon there is “no indication of foul play” in the death yesterday of Michael Jackson, the AP reports. The officer acknowledged that the pop star, 50, took a variety of prescription drugs but said it was too soon to... More »

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