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Jonathan Tukel, judge and longtime federal prosecutor, dies

Sep. 18, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Tukel, who was a federal prosecutor before becoming a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals, has died at age 60. It's the second death of an appeals court judge in recent weeks. Karen Fort Hood died on Aug. 15. Tukel's death...

Principal of SW Idaho charter school dies due to COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The principal at a southwestern Idaho public charter school has died due to COVID-19, the school's board said. The school board at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell announced the death of Javier Castaneda in a letter to parents. ...

Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Sep. 18, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, died Monday at his home in Baraga, according to...

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Sep. 17, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday....

College Football Hall of Fame DT Roger Brown dies at 84

Sep. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roger Brown, a College Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowl selection with the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams, has died. He was 84. The Lions and College Football Hall of Fame announced his death on Friday. The Lions said a member of...

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Sep. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by...

British computing inventor Clive Sinclair dies at 81

Sep. 17, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Clive Sinclair, the British inventor and entrepreneur who arguably did more than anyone else to inspire a whole generation of children into a life-long passion for computers and gaming, has died. He was 81. Sinclair, who rose to prominence in the early...

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Sep. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at...

Mississippi now has country's highest rate for COVID deaths

Sep. 16, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed to the coronavirus. The state's top health official said Thursday that the numbers...

N. Carolina Republican candidate Jim Snyder dead at 76

Sep. 16, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Friday for Jim Snyder Jr., an attorney, author and conservative candidate for statewide office in North Carolina. Snyder, 76, died Sunday at his Lexington home after an extended illness, daughter Elizabeth Snyder...