Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Hurricane Delta swamps weary Louisiana

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/10/20, 10:58 pm

The Category 2 storm made landfall on Friday and followed a path Hurricane Laura carved just six weeks earlier. Delta scattered piles of debris and peeled tarps off of roofs in Lake Charles, La., and other battered communities. High winds and rain knocked out power to about 740,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, reported on Saturday.

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Rocker Eddie Van Halen dies at age 65

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/06/20, 06:35 pm

Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose dizzying solos made rock ’n’ roll fun again, has died of cancer. He was 65. His band, Van Halen, formed in 1974 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, singer David Lee Roth, and bassist Michael Anthony. They released their first album in 1978 and dominated the rock scene for more than a decade after that, first with lead singer David Lee Roth and then Sammy Hagar. Van Halen’s best-known work includes the songs “Jump,” “Right Now,” and “Panama.” He also played the famous guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s 1982 single “Beat It.”

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At hospital, Trump says he feels well

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/03/20, 11:50 pm

President Donald Trump had a cough, fever, and fatigue since becoming sick with COVID-19 a couple of days ago, but he had no trouble breathing, his physician said Saturday. Dr. Sean Conley said the president’s fever had subsided since his admission on Friday to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., but he was “not yet out of the woods.” In a video message posted on Twitter on Saturday, Trump touted the progress made toward developing treatments for the disease.

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