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Funeral services start for Massachusetts firefighter

Nov. 18, 2019 12:49 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Mourners have filled a Massachusetts church for the funeral of a fire lieutenant who died after saving two colleagues. Funeral services for Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard started Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Worcester. They will be followed by a private burial...

Pioneering Denver teacher who fought segregation dies at 106

Nov. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Marie Greenwood, a pioneering Denver teacher who devoted decades to fighting segregation in city institutions, has died. She was 106. Greenwood died on Friday at her Denver residence, said Elder Shane Stringfellow of Caldwell Kirk Mortuary. Greenwood was one of the first black teachers to be...

Rep. Loeffler remembered as fierce advocate for constituents

Nov. 18, 2019 9:37 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer. Speaker Melissa Hortman says Loeffler died Saturday at age 66. Hortman calls Loeffler a “powerhouse” whose absence will be a huge loss for the Legislature. Loeffler is a DFLer who...

Cambodian princess, classical dance star, dies at 76

Nov. 18, 2019 8:19 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, eldest daughter of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk and a famed dancer, died Monday at age 76. Buppha Devi was the half sister of the country's current king, Norodom Sihamoni, but was best known as a practitioner and promoter of...

Wisconsin girl with inspirational love of dogs dies at age 8

Nov. 18, 2019 7:59 AM EST

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl with an inoperable brain tumor who received tens of thousands of pictures of her favorite animal from strangers has died at age 8. Emma Mertens loved dogs. So, after she was diagnosed in January family and friends sent photos of their dogs to the Hartland girl. And...

Steven Holcomb’s Olympic legacy to grow, for a final time

Nov. 18, 2019 3:28 AM EST

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...

Book tells story of a little Amish Mennonite, Catholic boy

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Robert Richter knows his life would have been different if he had been raised with his Amish Mennonite biological family in Pennsylvania instead of in North Dakota, but he knows it would have been a good life. Richter’s compelling story of his 30-year search for his birth family,...

Sticky Situation: Hamlin’s title run ends with tape gaffe

Nov. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape. Hamlin's air of confidence came across the team radio when he boasted the race "ain't (bleepin') over" as he made a late push to the lead. Except it was, his Toyota stuck on pit road steaming like a kettle because a...

Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81

Nov. 17, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81. O’Neill died Saturday at his home in London following a long battle with...

Calling hours being held for fallen fire lieutenant

Nov. 17, 2019 10:22 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Calling hours are being held for a Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died looking for a baby possibly trapped inside a burning home. Officials say Lt. Jason Menard died Wednesday after he and his crew went into a Worcester home to look for a baby reportedly trapped on the third...