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Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

Apr. 14, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip. The 94-year-old British monarch attended a retirement ceremony for a senior royal official on Tuesday, according to the Court Circular, the official...

Conn Findlay, 4-time Olympic medalist, dies at 90

Apr. 13, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

Conn Findlay, a four-time Olympic medalist in the sports of rowing and sailing and a member of two winning America’s Cup crews, has died. He was 90. He died Thursday at a care facility in the Northern California city of San Mateo, according to Mike Sullivan, a longtime...

Skeletal remains identified as man who disappeared in 1979

Apr. 13, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 1979, a 22-year-old California man went missing as he was traveling to Washington state to visit family. Decades passed, with no word of Kenneth Bell's fate. But then a timber crew working in a wilderness area of Oregon on Jan. 8 found skeletal...

Bobby 'Slick' Leonard, 88, Pacers Hall of Fame coach, dies

Apr. 13, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby “Slick” Leonard was selected as the ABA’s greatest coach. Hall of Fame player George McGinnis considered him a genius. On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced that the man who led them to three ABA championships during a Hall of Fame...

US-born aide to Ortega dies in Nicaragua

Apr. 13, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Paul Oquist, a U.S.-born academic who became a close adviser to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and drew U.S. financial sanctions has died in the Central American nation of undisclosed causes, the president's office said on Tuesday. Oquist,...

Blair Godbout, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 66

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blair Godbout, a veteran Associated Press photo editor whose calm demeanor, attention to detail and warm, outgoing personality made him friends with arguably everyone he met in a business in which the rush to be first is often tense and competitive, has died at age 66. ...

Matriarch in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline has died

Apr. 13, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — LaDonna Allard, a woman considered a matriarch in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, has died at age 64. An online obituary says Allard died April 10 in Fort Yates where she lived. Allard founded the first Dakota...

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Apr. 13, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times. He bore witness to — and participated in — many of the...

Shirley Williams, liberal British politician, dies at 90

Apr. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shirley Williams, a trailblazing female lawmaker who tried to reshape a British political system dominated by two big parties, has died at 90. Williams' party, the Liberal Democrats, said she “died peacefully in the early hours of Monday.” ...

Pakistan's iconic human rights defender I.A. Rehman dies

Apr. 12, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An iconic Pakistani human rights defender and journalist I.A. Rehman has died in the eastern city of Lahore after a brief illness, his family and friends said Monday. Rehman was 90. He spent his life defending human rights, opposing military dictators, fighting for...