NBA star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash

Former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, according to TMZ Sports and ESPN.

The helicopter, which crashed in Calabasas, California, around 10 am PT, had at least nine people on board. The LA County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there were no survivors.

The Los Angeles Times reports the crash caused a bush fire that made it difficult for firefighters to reach the vehicle. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, though the Times reports foggy conditions may have made navigation difficult for the helicopter’s …

The CDC confirms a third US coronavirus case. Experts say it’s no cause for alarm.

A third US coronavirus case has been confirmed in Orange County, California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The person affected by the virus recently traveled from Wuhan, China — the center of the outbreak, the CDC said Sunday. While the Orange County Healthcare Agency declined to provide further details about the person, it said the patient is isolated and is in good condition.

Although Chinese authorities have said they have observed evidence of person-to-person transmission of the virus, officials in Orange County said there’s little risk of the virus spreading throughout the county, or …

A SARS-like virus is spreading quickly. Here’s what you need to know.

On December 31 last year, China announced the outbreak of a mysterious new coronavirus in the city of Wuhan involving a group of people who’d been exposed to animals at a local food market.

Flash-forward to Sunday: The number of cases of 2019-nCoV, as the virus is known, has leaped past 2,000, and there are sick people in at least 11 other countries.

That includes three confirmed cases in the United States.

The first, reported on January 21, involves a man in his 30s in Washington state. He tested positive for 2019-nCoV after being hospitalized with pneumonia, according …

In Dick Johnson Is Dead, a father and daughter imagine his death with humor and love

Watching Kirsten Johnson’s 2016 directorial debut, Cameraperson, I found myself thinking both of St. Augustine and of Jacques Derrida, who wrote that photographs were tightly knit with death. Looking at an image, Derrida said, you are seeing not exactly a person but the body of a person, frozen in time, disconnected from their full being, which reminds you of both their death and of your own. And in Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes’s book on photography written in the wake of his mother’s death, Barthes comes to similar conclusions, linking reminders of mortality and the images that photographs produce.…