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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2012, file photo, Venezuela's starting pitcher Tyson Brummett throws in the first inning against against Dominican Republic at a Caribbean Series baseball game at Quisqueya stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brummett and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says ex-pitcher 35-year-old Brummett of Salt Lake City was flying the small plane, which crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon just before 8 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

Jul. 4, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. Ex-pitcher Tyson Brummett, 35, of Salt Lake City, was flying the small plane, which left from the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and crashed near Box Elder Peak in American...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Indian choreographer Saroj Khan is presented a special award during the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai, India.  Saroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital early Friday, July 3, 2020, her family said. She was 71. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

Top Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71

Jul. 3, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Saroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital early Friday, her family said. She was 71. The three-time National Award winner was hospitalized last Saturday after she complained of breathlessness. She tested negative for COVID-19, the Press Trust of...

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows Hugh Downs at the

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Jul. 2, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said his...

FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, Carl Reiner, left, and his son Rob Reiner pose together following their hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, son Rob pay tribute to Carl Reiner

Jun. 30, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “I met him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows and we’ve been best friends ever since. I loved him. When we were doing The 2000 Year Old Man together there was no better straight man in the world. So whether he wrote or performed or he was just your best...

Reports: Carl Reiner, actor, comic and 'Dick van Dyke Show' creator, dies at 98

Jun. 30, 2020 10:03 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Reports: Carl Reiner, actor, comic and 'Dick van Dyke Show' creator, dies at 98.
NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is consoled by team owner Richard Petty, right, prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Monday, June 22, 2020. In an extraordinary act of solidarity with Wallace, NASCAR's only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed his car to the front of the field before Monday's race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: NASCAR rolls on, through crisis and controversy

Jun. 29, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The one thing NASCAR has always gotten right is its ability to keep the wheels turning. In crisis or coronavirus, the show finds its way to a race track and keeps plugging along. That has never been in doubt, at least not since 2001 when Dale Earnhardt died in a crash on the last...

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, rapper DaBaby performs

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

Jun. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers,...

Milton Glaser, designer of iconic 'I Love NY' logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday

Jun. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Milton Glaser, designer of iconic 'I Love NY' logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday.
FILE - In this 1971 file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Eddie Kasko poses for a photo during baseball spring training in Winter Haven, Fla. Kasko, an All-Star infielder who managed the Red Sox and spent nearly three decades with the team in a variety of roles, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020. He was 88. The Red Sox announced Kasko’s death Wednesday night, three days shy of his 89th birthday. No cause was given. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

Eddie Kasko, star infielder and Red Sox manager, dies at 88

Jun. 25, 2020 1:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eddie Kasko, an All-Star infielder who managed the Boston Red Sox and spent nearly three decades with the team in a variety of roles, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Red Sox announced Kasko’s death Wednesday night, three days shy of his 89th birthday. No cause was given. Kasko played 10...

The body of Rayshard Brooks arrives for his funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Atlanta. Brooks is to be remembered at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. Brooks, 27, was shot twice in the back June 12 by Officer Garrett Rolfe after a struggle that erupted when police tried to handcuff him for being intoxicated behind the wheel of his car at a Wendy's drive-thru. Video showed Brooks snatching a police Taser and firing it at Brooks while running away. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Crowds mourn Rayshard Brooks at storied Atlanta church

Jun. 23, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach, taking part in a funeral filled with historical echoes and a tragic sense that Black America has been through this all too many times before....