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Prince fans headed to Paisley Park five years after death

Apr. 21, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, will welcome back a select 1,400 fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. The sprawling studio's atrium will be opened to those who rushed for one...

Today in History

Apr. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2021. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San...

Chad President Deby, ally in fighting extremism, dies at 68

Apr. 20, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled Chad for more than 30 years and became an important ally to Western nations in the fight against Islamic extremism in Africa, has been killed while battling against rebels in the north, according to the military. He was 68. ...

Charlie Huggins, father of WVU coach Bob Huggins, dies at 87

Apr. 20, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

The father of West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has died. Charlie Huggins, who led high school basketball teams to three Ohio state championships, was 87. James Gardner of Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville, Ohio, said Charlie Huggins died Tuesday....

Archaeologists: Site of Harriet Tubman's father's home found

Apr. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Archaeologists in Maryland say they believe they have found the homesite of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s father. The homesite of Ben Ross was found on property acquired last year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an addition to...

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

Apr. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73. Bill Steinman told The Associated Press that...

Former Oregon U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Furse dies at age 84

Apr. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elizabeth Furse, who represented northwestern Oregon in Congress for three terms in the 1990s, has died from complications related to a fall, her former husband said. She was 84 and died Sunday, said John Platt. The...

First female president of Massachusetts medical society dies

Apr. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first female president of the Massachusetts Medical Society has died at 89. The Boston Globe reports that Dr. Barbara Rockett died last week. The Brookline resident was making house calls and serving on a number of boards into her 80s, but her health...

In death, long after loss, Mondale's liberal legacy stands

Apr. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Mondale remembered as effective policymaker, public servant

Apr. 20, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

Reaction to the death of former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died Monday in Minneapolis at age 93: “Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history. During our administration, Fritz used...