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1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Jul. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot...

Ledecky stunned in 400 free at worlds; Sun wins record title

Jul. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-meter...

Former Associated Press technician Ed Smith dies at 71

Jul. 21, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Charles Edwin "Ed" Smith, whose 40-year career as a technician for The Associated Press included working at major sports and political events, has died. He was 71. Cremations Options Inc. of Knoxville says Smith died July 10 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in...

Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

Jul. 20, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world's tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New...

Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. She was 81. Dikshit died at a hospital in New Delhi, where she had been admitted for treatment for a heart ailment, New Delhi Television channel said. A veteran...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Jul. 20, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump's North Carolina...

Milan magistrate Borrelli, led '90s kickback probes, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Francesco Saverio Borrelli, who as Milan chief prosecutor led the 1990s corruption probes which toppled Italy's long-ruling political class, has died. He was 89. Milan Chief Prosecutor Francesco Greco confirmed reports of Borrelli's death in a Milan hospital Saturday. He said a wake would be...

Events fall as mercury rises; moon commemoration called off

Jul. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have canceled an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe, musician John Legend and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah because of the heat forecast for the weekend. OZY Fest had been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio...

'Queen of Saratoga' Marylou Whitney dies at 93

Jul. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93. The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at her estate in Saratoga Springs, after a long illness. No further details...

Rare albino alligator dies at South Carolina Aquarium

Jul. 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died. The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named Alabaster had passed away Friday morning. He had lived at the aquarium in Charleston since 2009. South Carolina...