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Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign

May. 25, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons. Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County's first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says Pinkney's last day will be...

Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

May. 24, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said. Don Cash became ill at the summit and was treated there by his two...

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

May. 24, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94. Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed Pinto's death in Gallup on Friday after years of suffering...

WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

May. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site. The aircraft, lying on coral reef about 70...

Utah climber dies after climbing up Everest in 7 summit bid

May. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — A Utah climber with a long-held dream to climb the highest mountains on the planet's seven continents died on top of Mount Everest after reaching his final summit, one of his daughters said. Don Cash, 55, died "at the peak of Mt. Everest accomplishing his dream of summiting the 7...

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95

May. 23, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher said she died at her home on...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

May. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot...

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

May. 22, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border. It was...

Jake Black, of Alabama 3 and 'Sopranos' theme fame, dies

May. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died. The band announced Black's death Tuesday on Facebook and says it is "heartbroken." His age and the cause of death were not available. The group wrote that Black, who...

Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48

May. 22, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded, told The...