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  • NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

    Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from...

    By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer|

  • Longtime Associated Press executive James Donna dies at 71

    James M. Donna, who over three decades served in an array of news and management posts with The Associated Press, died Tuesday after an illness of several weeks, his wife said. He was 71.Donna joined the AP at its Philadelphia bureau in 1973...

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  • R&B singer-songwriter Denise LaSalle dies in Tennessee

    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) Singer and songwriter Denise LaSalle, whose hit "Trapped by a Thing Called Love" topped the R&B charts in 1971, has died. She was 78.Musician and producer Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, a close family friend of LaSalle's, said...

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  • Indiana girl, 8, dies after being shot in eye with BB gun

    GRABILL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has died after a younger child accidentally shot her in the eye with a BB gun in northeastern Indiana.The girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition on Thursday after being wounded...

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  • Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' star and brother of Dick, dies at 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — The younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dim-witted sidekick in television's "Coach," has died in Arkansas. Jerry Van Dyke was 86.Van Dyke's manager, John...

    By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • The Latest: Astronaut John Young remembered as "fearless"

    The Latest on the death of astronaut John Young (all times local):3:30 p.m.Legendary astronaut John Young, who died Friday in Houston, is being mourned by his fellow space explorers.Robert Crippen, Young's co-pilot on Columbia's successful maiden...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Correction: Obit-Thomas Monson-A Life story

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Jan. 3 about the death of Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Monson became the youngest apostle ever when he was named to the post in 1963 at the age of 36. He...

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  • The Latest: Mental health hold probably didn't stop gun buys

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a sheriff's deputy shot in and killed in suburban Denver (all times local):12:45 p.m.The FBI says a 72-hour mental health hold that was once issued for the man who fatally shot a Colorado deputy...

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  • Bruce Halle, billionaire founder of Discount Tire, dies

    PHOENIX (AP) — Bruce T. Halle, who founded Discount Tire in Michigan with an inventory of only six tires in 1960 and grew the company into the largest independent tire dealer in North America, died Thursday. He was 87.Officials at the company...

    By Walter Berry, Associated Press|

  • Ex-New Jersey Gov. Byrne, too ethical for mobsters, dies

    LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting gambling in Atlantic City, has died at age 93.Byrne, a Democrat, died Thursday at a home in...

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  • Former big leaguer, coach Rob Picciolo dies at 64

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rob Picciolo, a former major league player who later coached with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 64.In a statement, the Padres said Picciolo, "dedicated a decade and a half to our organization and...

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  • Former big leaguer, coach Rob Picciolo dies at 64

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rob Picciolo, a former major league player who later coached with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 64.In a statement, the Padres said Picciolo, "dedicated a decade and a half to our organization and...

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  • Correction: Obit-Thomas Monson-Reaction story

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Jan. 4 about the death of Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to Rabbi Noam Marans with the American Jewish Committee. The quote, "I'm a great believer...

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  • Arkansas fugitive who made a life in Michigan dies at 68

    DETROIT (AP) — A convicted killer from Arkansas has died in suburban Detroit, 47 years after he visited Michigan on a brief furlough — and never returned to prison.Lester Stiggers was 68 years old. His daughter, L'Donne Hampton, tells The...

    By Ed White, Associated Press|

  • Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, has died

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90.Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City.Monson spent more than five...

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  • Skull collector Ray "Bones" Bandar dies in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ray "Bones" Bandar, a retired high school science teacher who kept 6,000 animal skulls in his San Francisco home, has died. He was 90.Faylene Bandar tells the San Francisco Chronicle that her uncle died from congestive heart...

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  • Black student who helped desegregate university dies at 80

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — LeRoy Frasier, who along with his brother and another high school student was among the first African-American undergraduate students to successfully challenge racial segregation at North Carolina's flagship public...

    By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press|

  • Famed Muscle Shoals music producer Rick Hall dies at 85

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and '70s and helped develop the fabled "Muscle Shoals sound," has died.Longtime friend Judy Hood says Hall died at his home...

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  • Peggy Cummins, star of noir classic "Gun Crazy," dead at 92

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Peggy Cummins, who gave an indelible performance as the lethal, beret-wearing robber in the noir classic "Gun Crazy," has died.Cummins, who retired from acting in the early 1960s, died Friday in London at age 92. Her...

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  • Well-known architect John C. Portman Jr. dies at 93

    ATLANTA (AP) — John C. Portman, an architect and developer known for his post-modernist designs that helped reshaped cities such as Atlanta and New York, has died. He was 93.Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed offered condolences to Portman's family and...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 83

    ATLANTA (AP) — The brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. and a founding member of The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has died.Isaac Newton Farris Sr., who suffered from prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease, died at...

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  • Daniel Talbot, influential indie film figure, dies in NYC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Talbot, a force in the independent film world who distributed art house movies and co-founded New York City's influential Lincoln Plaza Cinema, has died.Talbot's death was announced Friday in a post on the movie...

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  • Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter dies at 27

    NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack."She was a warrior to the end. She stood up for justice for her father," the Rev. Al Sharpton said in...

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  • Man's tongue-in-cheek obituary blames Cleveland Browns

    HURON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man's tongue-in-cheek obituary blames the winless Cleveland Browns for contributing to his demise.The obituary published in the Sandusky Register says Paul Stark died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief...

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  • Mystery writer Sue Grafton dies in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 77.Her daughter, Jamie Clark, posted news of her mother's death on Grafton's web page Friday.She says her mother passed away Thursday night after a...

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  • Recy Taylor, Alabama black woman raped by 6 white men, dies

    ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97.Taylor's brother Robert Corbitt says she died in her sleep Thursday at a nursing home in Abbeville. She...

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  • Oklahoma's Kelly lands in Rose Bowl, just like mom predicted

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oklahoma linebacker and Californian Caleb Kelly is not about to start doubting mom.Valerie Kelly has already correctly predicted the Sooners would end up in the Rose Bowl, so when she tells her son that the next stop for No. 2...

    By Dan Greenspan, Associated Press|

  • Atlanta TV station: Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies

    ATLANTA (AP) — Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis, whose achievements included launching a segment encouraging foster children adoptions and an in-depth series about her alcoholism, has died. She was 62.Davis, morning news anchor...

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  • Holland, psychiatrist who helped cancer patients cope, dies

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A psychiatrist who pioneered the field of psycho-oncology to help patients cope with the emotional impact of cancer has died. Dr. Jimmie Coker Holland was 89.Dr. James F. Holland says his wife died Sunday at their home in...

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  • Today in History

    Today in HistoryToday is Thursday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2017. There are three days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Dec. 28, 1917, the New York Evening Mail published "A Neglected Anniversary," a facetious essay by H.L....

    By The Associated Press|