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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...

In this Dec. 6, 2019 photo, from left,  Zachary DiFonzo of Drexel Hill, Chris Denny of Ocean City and Jack Walsh of Broomall, get behind the controls in the studio at Haverford High School's WHHS radio station in Havertown, Pa. All graduated in 2009 and were involved with the radio station, Denny was the GM. The radio station was celebrating their 70th anniversary and is the oldest non-commercial educational FM station in the United States. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Haverford has nation’s oldest high school radio station

Jan. 18, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Deep inside Haverford High School sits WHHS (99.9) FM, a little 10-watt radio station with a 20,000-watt legacy. The impact of the tiny, student-run operation extends well beyond the mile-sized broadcast range that circles the school’s Main Line locale. It shows up in community...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings creator, dies

Jan. 17, 2020 11:04 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father's "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died. He was 95. The Tolkien Society and publisher HarperCollins UK confirmed Tolkien's death. The Centre Hospitalier de la Dracenie, a hospital in southern France,...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

Palmer man dies of injuries suffered in crash of 2 pickups

Jan. 16, 2020 11:50 AM EST

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A man has died of injuries suffered in a traffic crash northwest of Palmer. David Stanton, 55, of Palmer was seriously injured in a crash Monday on Palmer-Fishhook Road. He died Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said. Stanton shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday was driving a small pickup...

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Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75

Jan. 16, 2020 1:28 AM EST

Rocky "Soulman" Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement on Johnson's death Wednesday night. Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history when...