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Former UNC athlete Talbott dead of cancer at 75

Jan. 20, 2020 2:51 PM EST

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Danny Talbott, a two-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. Media outlets report that Talbott died Sunday morning at his home in Rocky Mount. Talbott played varsity...

Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93

Jan. 20, 2020 1:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Heath, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer who performed with such greats as Miles Davis and John Coltrane before forming the popular family group the Heath Brothers in middle age, has died. He was 93. Heath's grandson Fa Mtume told The New York Times that he died Sunday...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry said Sunday, Jan. 19 that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Jan. 20, 2020 1:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance. Global fame...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

Jan. 20, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the Illinois hospital that treated him...

FILE --- In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo the chairman of the Czech senate, Jaroslav Kubera, speaks during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic. The upper house of Czech parliament's chairman and  long-term mayor of Teplice, North Bohemia, died at the age of 72 years. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP, file)

Jaroslav Kubera, speaker of Czech Senate, dies at 72

Jan. 20, 2020 8:23 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Kubera, speaker of the upper house of the Czech Parliament, has died. He was 72. The Senate said in a brief statement Kubera died on Monday due to unspecified health problems. Kubera was a member of the opposition, conservative Civic Democratic Party. He was known for his views...

Family hopes to rescue ancestor from forgotten cemetery

Jan. 20, 2020 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For generations, members of three families who are intertwined by marriage have gone to their final rest at the Tuten-Bell-Moody Cemetery in Jasper. One of them, though, never got the chance. James Tuten Bell, part of what then was a well-to-do plantation family, may have been visiting...

David Olney, who wrote songs for music legends, dies

Jan. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Olney, a folk singer who wrote songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, died following a heart attack while performing in Florida, his publicist said Sunday. Jill Kettles said Olney was on stage in Santa Rosa Beach on Saturday when he was stricken. He was...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, right, talks with Brant Ballard, 15, before signing his baseball bat during the annual Cardinals Caravan event on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ark. (Quentin Winstine/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)

Flaherty looks forward to staying consistent for Cardinals

Jan. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty plans to continue following the advice Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson gave him. "To be on the attack consistently," the 24-year-old Flaherty said Sunday at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. "That's what he preached. He said he was consistently on the...

Officials to celebrate Martin Luther King at annual ceremony

Jan. 19, 2020 12:33 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island political, community and religious leaders are celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the state's annual commemoration of the civil rights leader. The public is invited to the event, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Providence....

The first president of University of Southern Indiana dies

Jan. 18, 2020 3:32 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — David Rice, the first president of the University of Southern Indiana, has died at age 90. The school in Evansville was a regional campus of Indiana State University for 20 years until it became a separate college in 1985. Rice was president until 1994. “More than a...