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Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Jun. 25, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death. "Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian," the...

Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules

Jun. 24, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB...

Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

Jun. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82....

Funeral planned for 6-year-old girl who died at US border

Jun. 24, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of 6-year-old girl who died while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border say her body will be flown to New York for a funeral. A civil rights group working with the family of Gurupreet Kaur says the girl's dad has been living in New York for several years and has a pending...

Correction: Obit-Charles Reich story

Jun. 24, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 17 about the death of Charles Reich, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the author graduated from Oberlin University. The school's name is Oberlin College. A corrected version of the story is below: 'Greening of America' author Charles Reich dead at 91 Charles...

Jan Meyers, Kansas' 1st GOP congresswoman, dies at age 90

Jun. 24, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Longtime Rep. Jan Meyers, the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Kansas, has died at the age of 90. Meyers died Friday at a nursing home where she was living. The cause of death was not announced. Meyers, of Overland Park, represented the state's 3rd Congressional...

Award-winning reporter being laid to rest Thursday

Jun. 24, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An award-winning Rhode Island television reporter who spent his career exposing public corruption and covering organized crime is being laid to rest this week. Funeral services for longtime WJAR-TV reporter Jim Taricani are scheduled for Thursday morning at Christ the King Church in...

North Carolina native's World War II photos digitized

Jun. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The State Archives of North Carolina has honored Wilson native Guy Cox by digitizing more than 400 photographs the lensman took aboard the USS Bunker Hill from 1943-45 during World War II. Guy Offley Cox was well known in Wilson for his work with Raines & Cox Photographers and...

Thousands attend funeral of former Jamaican PM Edward Seaga

Jun. 23, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Thousands of Jamaicans turned out Sunday for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who was the last survivor of the generation of politicians who led the country to independence from Britain in 1962. After a multi-faith service led by 13 religious leaders, people...

WWII veteran takes to the air again to honor his late wife

Jun. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah (AP) — A World War II veteran mourning his wife of 73 years has honored her memory with a flight in a plane like he once flew over France and Germany. Bill Willis's wife, Julia, had always encouraged her husband to reflect on his war stories and fly again, but he tended to downplay his...