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Forest hawk listed as endangered, but falconer disagrees

Oct. 23, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On Jacks Mountain, where the trees showed hints of gold and orange, raptors took flight on an autumn afternoon, hitching a free ride on warm updrafts all along the ridge. Mike Dupuy, a master in the sport of falconry, can see them, even miles away,...

Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is `confident'

Oct. 23, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

Halyna Hutchins remembered as gifted cinematographer

Oct. 22, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, traveled far during her 42 years. She grew up on a remote Soviet military base and worked on documentary films in Eastern Europe before studying film in Los Angeles and embarking on a promising...

Blackfeet Nation celebrates life of Chief Earl Old Person

Oct. 22, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Nation honored Chief Earl Old Person with a weeklong memorial, ending with a funeral service Friday in the Browning High School gym. The gym smelled of sage, many women wore ribbon skirts and some men wore headdresses as they...

Peter Scolari of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies,' dies at 66

Oct. 22, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on “Newhart” and a closeted dad on “Girls” and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in “Lucky Guy," has died. He was 66. Scolari died...

New Hampshire mayoral candidate dies from COVID

Oct. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — A mayoral candidate in the city of Berlin, New Hampshire, who was a pastor and community leader has died of a COVID-19-related illness. Robert Haynes, 54, died on Wednesday at Concord Hospital, the Bryant Funeral Homes in Berlin said. ...

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

Oct. 22, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday, his management agency announced. He was 92. Haitink was...

Correction: Obit--Von Trapp Daughter story

Oct. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — In an obituary published Oct. 21, 2021, about Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell, The Associated Press erroneously reported an element of her family relationship. She was a half-sibling to the children depicted in “The Sound of Music,” not a stepsibling. ...

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

Oct. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died. Little, Brown Books for Young...

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be...