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Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies

Sep. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

David A. Jones Sr., who borrowed $1,000 to launch a nursing home company that grew into the $37 billion health insurance and health care giant Humana Inc., died Wednesday at age 88. Jones, an amateur boxer in his youth, was a staunch defender of for-profit health care and became known for his civic-mindedness in...

Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

Sep. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, has died. Gibson's death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He was 85 and had been suffering from dementia. Atwood, whose novel "The Testaments"...

New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros dies at 71

Sep. 17, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros, a Democrat from Questa who served in the Legislature for 35 years as a key negotiator on state spending, has died. He was 71. Cisneros' death Tuesday from a heart attack was confirmed by Legislative Council Service Director Raúl Burciaga....

Jets' Darnold hopes to return to field in Week 5 vs. Eagles

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold hopes to be back on the field sooner than many expected. The New York Jets quarterback said Tuesday during his weekly spot on "The Michael Kay Show" on 98.7 ESPN New York that he's feeling much better while recovering from mononucleosis and is aiming to return in Week 5 against...

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Sep. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91....

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

Sep. 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and politicians...

Former SC lawmaker, businessman laid to rest

Sep. 17, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for former South Carolina lawmaker Julius Murray, who died last week at the age of 81. The State reports friends and family paid their last respects Tuesday to Murray, one of the first African Americans to serve on the Richland County Council. A U.S....

Former judge dies in ATV accident in Mississippi Delta

Sep. 17, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

MCCARLEY, Miss. (AP) — A lawyer and former judge has died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in the Mississippi Delta. Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that 55-year-old Sarah Hodnett of Greenville died Sunday after an accident on private property near McCarley. Carroll...

Correction: US-Obit-Ocasek story

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of studio albums the band released. They put out seven, not six. A corrected version of the story is below: Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75 Ric Ocasek,...

Oklahoma high school football player dies after head injury

Sep. 16, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school football player has died after suffering an apparent head injury during a game. Yanda and Son funeral home says Peter Webb died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services are incomplete. The Oklahoman report s that Webb, who went Southwest...