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Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career

Apr. 15, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Henry “Hank” Huckaby, for decades a consummate insider called on by Georgia governors from both parties to oversee finances and make tough choices, died Wednesday at age 79. Huckaby's death was announced by Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David...

Famed Laguna Pueblo photographer Lee Howard Marmon dies

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lee Howard Marmon, a self-taught photographer from Laguna Pueblo whose photographs are in galleries and museums around the world, has died. He was 95. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Marmon died March 31 of...

Ex-College of Charleston president Edward Collins dies at 90

Apr. 15, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family members plan to say farewell Saturday to former College of Charleston President Edward McDaniel Collins, who died last week. Collins served as president of the school from 1978 to 1985. A cause of death was not provided by the university...

France hits unwanted milestone: Over 100,000 virus deaths

Apr. 15, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France on Thursday became the third country in Europe after the U.K. and Italy to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths as new infections and deaths surged due to virus variants. The country of 67 million is the eighth nation in...

Barbers, artists help defy vaccine myths for people of color

Apr. 15, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a Washington, D.C., suburb, Black and Latino barbers are busting myths about the coronavirus vaccine while clipping hair. Across the country, a university researcher in Phoenix teamed up with a company behind comic books fighting Islamic extremism...

Princes William, Harry won't walk side-by-side at funeral

Apr. 15, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather’s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral, minimizing the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers who are grappling with strained relations since...

Leroy Keyes, gold standard of Purdue football, dies at 74

Apr. 15, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Leroy Keyes, a two-time consensus All-American running back and one of the greatest football players in Purdue history, died Thursday. He was 74. He died at his home in West Lafayette, Indiana, surrounded by his wife and children, the family said in a statement. ...

Colorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

Apr. 15, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When the pallbearers brought Phil McLean's coffin into the chapel, there were gasps before a wave of laughter rippled through the hundreds of mourners. The coffin was a giant cream donut. “It overshadowed the sadness...

Service scheduled for aviation students killed in accident

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Saturday for two international students at Western Nebraska Community College who died at the school's aviation maintenance building. The school said Yemin An, 21, of Seoul, South Korea, and Zhaoxin Chen, 24, of...

Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

Apr. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, as preparations stepped up on Wednesday for his ceremonial funeral on the weekend. The 94-year-old British monarch attended a retirement ceremony for...