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Japanese wrestler and politician Antonio Inoki dies at 79

Oct. 01, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A popular Japanese professional wrestler and lawmaker Antonio Inoki, who faced a world boxing champion Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match in 1976, has died at 79. Inoki brought Japanese pro-wrestling to fame and pioneered mixed martial arts matches between top...

For Naomi Judd's family, tour is a chance to grieve, reflect

Sep. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, will have a chance to say goodbye and rejoice in their hits in a final tour helmed by daughter Wynonna and all-star musical partners. The Judd family continues to grieve her...

'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio dies at age 59

Sep. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez...

Coolio, rapper who won Grammy for hit 'Gangsta's Paradise,' dies at 59, manager says

Sep. 28, 2022 21:39 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, rapper who won Grammy for hit 'Gangsta's Paradise,' dies at 59, manager says.

California woman charged with killing man over cat dispute

Sep. 28, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has been charged with killing a man by ramming her car into him after accusing him of trying to run over a cat in the street, authorities said Wednesday. Hannah Star Esser, 20, was charged with murder in the death of Victor Anthony Luis,...

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies

Sep. 24, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88. Fletcher died in her...

Maury Wills, base-stealing shortstop for Dodgers, dies at 89

Sep. 20, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maury Wills, who intimidated pitchers with his base-stealing prowess as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers on three World Series championship teams, has died. He was 89. Wills died Monday night at home in Sedona, Arizona, the team said Tuesday after being...

Iranian police fire tear gas at rally after woman's funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

TEHARN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse a protest rally in the country's west following the funeral ceremony for a young woman who died while in police custody in Tehran earlier this week, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. The police...

Queen's death triggers media bonanza in works for decades

Sep. 17, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When word came that Queen Elizabeth II was close to her death, media organizations around the world sprang to life, dispatching reporters to a royal castle in Scotland and breaking out coverage plans decades in the making. At age 96, the queen's passing was hardly a...

'Sweetie Pie' star found guilty in nephew's shooting death

Sep. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal jury on Friday convicted a former star of the St. Louis-based reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” of arranging the shooting death of his nephew. The jury deliberated about 17 hours over three days before reaching its verdict in the...