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  • Leader of team that created McGruff the Crime Dog dies

    WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) The advertising executive who led the team that created McGruff the Crime Dog and who voiced the character has died.The family of John "Jack" Keil (KY-el) says he died Aug. 25 at home in Westminster West, Vermont. He was...

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  • The Latest: Man who died in Burning Man fire identified

    BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the man who died at the Burning Man festival (all times local):2:30 p.m.The man who died after running into the flames at the Burning Man festival's signature burning ceremony has been...

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  • Man rescued from the flames at Burning Man festival has died

    A Nevada sheriff says the man who ran into the flames at the Burning Man festival's signature burning ceremony has died.Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen identified the man as Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who died Sunday morning at the UC Davis...

    By Sally Ho, Associated Press|

  • Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the rock group Steely Dan, has died. He was 67. His official website announced his death Sunday with no further details.Donald Fagen released a statement in remembrance of...

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  • Florida State answers report alleging academic favoritism

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of academic fraud involving its football program.The New York Times on Friday reported that six players on the 2013 National Championship team...

    By Joe Reedy, Associated Press|

  • Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, dies at 92

    NEW YORK (AP) — A comedian whose groundbreaking routines in the 1950s and 1960s addressed the annoyances of everyday life, has died. Shelley Berman was 92.Publicist Glenn Schwartz says Berman died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon,...

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  • Richard Anderson, popular TV actor, dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Anderson, the tall, handsome actor best known for costarring simultaneously in the popular 1970s television shows "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman," has died at age 91.Anderson died of natural causes...

    By John Rogers, Associated Press|

  • Susan Vreeland, who blended fiction, visual art, dies at 71

    NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Vreeland, a popular and well-regarded novelist who blended her love for literature and visual art in "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" and other works of fiction, has died at age 71.Vreeland's agent Barbara Braun said the author died...

    By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer|

  • Co-founder of political party that launched Sanders dies

    DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — Political activist Peter Diamondstone, who helped found the Vermont political party that first launched Bernie Sanders for office in the 1970s, has died at age 82.Diamondstone, a perennial political candidate and the...

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  • Ronald Previte, Mafia captain turned informant, dies at 73

    Ronald Previte, a onetime Philadelphia Mafia captain whose work as an FBI informant helped take down three mob bosses, earning him the nickname "Fat Rat," has died. He was 73.Previte died Aug. 21 at a hospital in Galloway Township, New Jersey,...

    By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press|

  • Arshinkoff, dubbed most effective GOP chairman by Bush, dies

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Arshinkoff, a GOP political boss credited with mentoring a generation of young politicians and helping elect presidents, has died. He was 62.Arshinkoff, the Republican chairman for Summit County, died Monday, according...

    By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press|

  • Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' director, dies at 74

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74.The Los Angeles County coroner's office on...

    By Robert Jablon And Jake Coyle, Associated Press|

  • Lew Ferguson, esteemed AP Kansas political reporter, dies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lew Ferguson, who mentored dozens of other journalists during a long career with The Associated Press that included nearly three decades covering Kansas politics, has died. He was 83.Ferguson's 42-year career included coverage...

    By John Hanna, Associated Press|

  • The Latest: Cecil Andrus, Carter's Interior Secretary, dies

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on the death Cecil Andrus (all times local):7:45 a.m.Former Carter administration Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land, has died.Daughter Tracy Andrus...

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  • Ex-Interior Secretary who helped conserve Alaska land dies

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Cecil V. Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land during the Carter administration, has died. He was 85. Andrus died late Wednesday of complications from lung...

    By Kimberlee Kruesi And Keith Ridler, Associated Press|

  • Man mistakenly buried in California body mix-up is exhumed

    ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday exhumed the body of a Southern California man who was mistakenly buried three months ago after a body mix-up.The coffin of John Dickens, 54, was removed from Holy Sepulcher Cemetery by the Orange...

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  • Bob Murphy, longtime Stanford sports announcer, dies

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Bob Murphy, the longtime voice of Stanford University sports who brought a folksy sense of community to his commentary for more than four decades, has died. He was 86.Murphy died Tuesday in Santa Cruz of complications...

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  • Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.Gregory died late Saturday in Washington,...

    By Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press|

  • Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died.The University of California, Berkeley, where Diamond was a...

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  • Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died.The University of California, Berkeley says Marian Cleeves Diamond was 90 when she died July 25 at her home in Oakland.She was the first to show that...

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  • Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died.The University of California, Berkeley says Marian Cleeves Diamond was 90 when she died July 25 at her home in Oakland.She was the first to show that...

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  • Tommy Hawkins, 1st black basketball star at Notre Dame, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died. He was 80.Hawkins died Wednesday in Malibu,...

    By Beth Harris, AP Sports Writer|

  • Longtime Michigan. Rep. Vern Ehlers dies at 83

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Vern Ehlers, a research physicist who served 17 years representing a western Michigan congressional district, has died. He was 83.Melissa Morrison, funeral director at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, said Wednesday that Ehlers...

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  • SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.Kasatka died Tuesday evening "surrounded by members of her pod, as...

    By Julie Watson, Associated Press|

  • Country music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93.She died Tuesday in Nashville, according to a statement from the CMA.She was an office...

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  • Neil Chayet, of 'Looking at the Law' radio fame, dies

    BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer who entertained U.S. radio listeners with brief tales of interesting court cases has died. Neil Chayet was 78.Chayet's family says he died Friday at his home in Salem, Massachusetts, after battling cancer.Chayet recorded...

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  • Robert Yancy, only child of singer Natalie Cole, dies at 39

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Yancy, the only child of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, has died. He was 39.Yancy was found dead Monday night at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles after authorities were...

    By Beth Harris, Associated Press|

  • Funeral held for teen killed in football training accident

    LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp.The funeral for Joshua Mileto was held Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma...

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  • Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies at 82

    PHOENIX (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82.His manager Matt Sherman says Bologna died on Sunday in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle against pancreatic cancer. The actor and director was married to actress...

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  • Service set for NY dentist who died after UK WWII wreck dive

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial service is set for a New York dentist who died after scuba diving on a World War II airplane wreck in the English Channel.According to his obituary in the Kingston Daily Freeman, Dr. Bruce Hottum's service will be...

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