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Hardy, two-sport star, architect of Orange Crush dies at 87

Aug. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Carroll Hardy, a multi-sport star best known as the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87. Hardy was also known as the football executive who helped assemble the “Orange Crush" defense in Denver during the 1970s. The University of Colorado,...

FILE - In this March 21, 2009 file photo, Italian actress Franca Valeri attends Italian State RAI TV program

Italy's pioneering comic actor, Franca Valeri, dies at 100

Aug. 9, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Franca Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy's post-war years and helped the nation laugh at its foibles, has died at 100. The Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted her daughter, Stefania Bonfadelli, an opera singer, as saying that Valeri died...

Kortni Carter, center, stands with her daughters Keira, 11, left and Karmyn, 10, right, in Raleigh, N.C.  Carter is preparing her daughters  for online school at their home for at least the first two weeks of the school year, if not longer. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP)

‘Learning pods’ could help NC families with online education

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Even in the best of times, the scramble at the beginning of a school year can be fraught with anxiety for both parents and students. This year, that stress is compounded by the massive societal and institutional changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about the safety...

President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience

Aug. 8, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces. It was an unexpected perk of their country club membership: being the audience for President Donald...

Lebanese soldiers stand among tear gas during clashes with protesters as part of a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Beirut protesters enter government buildings

Aug. 8, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Dozens of Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of a number of government ministries and the headquarters of the country's banking association channeling their rage against state and financial institutions after the...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, speaks during a news conference in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. UT Southwestern Medical Center hosted a round table discussion about preparations for the upcoming flu season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Restrictions loosened slightly on visits to care centers

Aug. 7, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials have loosened slightly their prohibition on visitors to some long-term care centers as the number of new confirmed COVID-19 infections continues to slowly but steadily decline. In a policy shift announced late Thursday, Texas Health and Human Services said physical...

FILE - Lorenzo Soria speaks at the nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Dec. 9, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L'Espresso, died Friday, the association said. He was 68. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68

Aug. 7, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso, died Friday, the association said. He was 68. Soria died peacefully at his Los Angeles home, the association said in a statement, lauding his...

Corinth Elementary School third grade teacher Brooke Marlar helps her new student Navaeh Malone, get started with her assignment on the first day back to school on Monday, July 27, 2020 in Corinth, Miss. (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

After school outbreak, parents rethinking in-person learning

Aug. 7, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When given the choice between virtual and in-person learning, Joel Barnes decided to send his four kids back to the classroom in northeastern Mississippi in late July. Barnes said he thought he was making the best possible decision for his children's education; he imagined them...

Charles Evers to be remembered during memorial service

Aug. 7, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Saturday memorial service for civil rights leader Charles Evers is expected to draw hundreds in Mississippi. Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, died of natural causes in July, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth told The Associated Press. He was 97....

Bernard Bailyn poses in his Harvard University office in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 26, 2003. Bailyn, one of the country’s leading historians of the early U.S., has died at age 97. Bailyn was best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution,” among the most influential historical works of the past few decades. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie, File)

Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97

Aug. 7, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” transformed how many thought about the country’s formation, has died at 97. Bailyn's wife, Lotte, told The Associated Press...