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Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban Baltimore

Oct. 17, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America - but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for Baltimore, where he was revered as his hometown's champion. The Democratic congressman lived at the doorstep of some of the city's worst...

Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died

Oct. 17, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in Havana. As...

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died

Oct. 17, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68....

The Latest: Clintons release statement praising Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 1 p.m. Former president Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, are praising the life and work of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a written statement Thursday they called him "a resounding...

Rep. Cummings remembered for friendship, fight for justice

Oct. 17, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials and others shared condolences for Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday morning in Baltimore. Here are some reactions from their statements: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP "My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the...

Boxer Patrick Day dies of brain injuries 4 days after fight

Oct. 16, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27. "He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor,...

Lawsuit challenges state's use of solitary confinement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on Wednesday, saying the treatment violates the state constitution's ban on...

Hollywood 'fixer' Scotty Bowers dies; he wrote tell-all book

Oct. 16, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural causes at his...

Lou Frey, congressman from central Florida, dies at age 85

Oct. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lou Frey, a Republican congressman who represented central Florida in the 1970s, has died. He was 85. The Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida tweeted news Tuesday of Frey's death. The Orlando Sentinel reports he died Monday at a hospice center. As a U.S. congressman...

NFL AT 100-AP Was There-Packers-Raiders 2003

Oct. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Packers-Raiders game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story...