1. ROBIN WILLIAMS
Saying goodbye: The tributes to Robin Williams flow from around the world as stunned friends and family search for answers about why the comic legend would take his own life. Investigators believe Williams, 63, used a belt to hang himself from a bedroom door at his home in California, according to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd. The coroner’s investigation “revealed he had been seeking treatment for depression,” Boyd told reporters.
2. LAUREN BACALL
Another legend lost: Actress Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced Hollywood icon known for her sultry sensuality, died yesterday. She was 89. Bacall met future husband Humphrey Bogart in 1944 while filming “To Have and Have Not.” They had three children together. She also married actor Jason Robards. Bacall won two Tony Awards and an honorary Oscar; she was nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Upping the ante: The United States is sending more troops to northern Iraq, a move that U.S. officials told CNN is necessary to help in the rescue of tens of thousands of Yazidis trapped in the mountains by extremists who have vowed to kill them. About 130 Marines and special operations forces have been dispatched to Irbil, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, adding to the hundreds already in the country advising Iraqi troops in their fight against the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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Five Things To Know For Your New Day – Wednesday, August 13, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com