Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates announced two big new initiatives: $50 million of his personal fortune dedicated to curing Alzheimer’s, and $80 million from his investment firm to develop a 25,000-acre “smart city” just outside of Phoenix, AZ.
Actor Adam West played the crime-fighting superhero Batman in the 1966 television series. The phenomenal popularity of the series made West a household name. West died on June 9, 2017, after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," according to a statement from his family. He was 88.