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Flag displayed that flew in Ohio when Lincoln lay in repose

May. 23, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A flag that flew over the Ohio Statehouse when the body of Abraham Lincoln lay in repose is on display for the next few months, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board announced Friday. The historic Thirty-Six Star American flag is part of an exhibit of Civil War artifacts...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020 file photo, Marc Maron, left, and Lynn Shelton arrive at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Maron has mourned the sudden death of Shelton, his partner and frequent collaborator, in a new episode of his podcast Monday. Shelton died early Saturday morning at age 54 after a brief illness. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Marc Maron mourns partner Lynn Shelton in emotional podcast

May. 18, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Maron’s voice quivered from the first words he uttered. Just days after the sudden death of his partner Lynn Shelton, Maron spoke candidly Monday to his vast podcast audience about his grief. “I don’t even know if I should be out in public talking,” Maron...

FILE - In this May 20, 1974 file photo, French actor Michel Piccoli talks with Swedish actress Liv Ullmann at the Cannes Film Festival, southern France. Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star whose served as muse to filmmaker Luis Bunuel and was a leading man for Jean-Luc Godard, has died. He was 94. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)

French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94

May. 18, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis Bunuel - including in his Academy Award winning “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” —and Jean-Luc Godard, has died. He was 94. His family confirmed to French...

Guitarist Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos, dies at 68

May. 17, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

Guitarist Jorge Santana, the younger brother of Carlos Santana and whose guitar riffs on the band Malo’s 1972 hit “Suavecito” transformed the song into a Chicano anthem, has died. Carlos Santana announced his brother's death on his Facebook page Friday. He was 68. “We take time to...

Migrant workers from other states trying to return to their homes wait for transportation to a train station in Ahmedabad, India, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Tens of thousands of migrant laborers have been returning from big cities to their villages after losing jobs because of a countrywide lockdown imposed in late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Asia Today: India extends lockdown for 2 more weeks

May. 17, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday extended its nearly 2-month-old lockdown by two weeks after reporting nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases, but said restrictions could be eased in low-risk areas to boost economic activity. After surpassing China on Saturday, India now has the most confirmed virus cases in...

FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Fred Willard poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show” and “Anchorman,” has died at age 86. Willard’s daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement Saturday, May 16, 2020, that her father died peacefully Friday night. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86

May. 17, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show” and “Anchorman,” has died. He was 86. Willard’s daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement...

Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years, has died at 86

May. 16, 2020 3:59 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years, has died at 86.

Ernie Gonzalez, winner of 1986 Pensacola Open, dies at 59

May. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ernie Gonzalez, who spent four years on the PGA Tour and won the rain-shortened Pensacola Open in 1986, has died. He was 59. The PGA Tour said he died Friday in a Chicago hospital of Alzheimer’s. Gonzalez played 119 events over a four-year span from 1985 through 1988,...

Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26

May. 16, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system, has died at age 26. The University of Northern Colorado, where Hoffpauir was hired in February as an assistant football coach in...

FILE - This 1966 file photo shows Little Richard.  Tthe self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020.(AP Photo, File)

Little Richard to be buried at historically black college

May. 15, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama. Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said the private funeral will be held Wednesday and will not be open to the public....