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Pennsylvania lawmaker stricken with brain cancer dies

Jan. 17, 2021 1:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator stricken with brain cancer died Sunday, his family said. Sen. Dave Arnold, R-Lebanon, died peacefully at home with his wife and daughter by his side, his family and staff said in a statement distributed by the Senate Republican press office. “It...

FILE - In this June 16, 2007 file photo, Benjamin de Rothschild waits for the start of the Bol d' Or sailboat race at Geneva Lake in Geneva, Switzerland. De Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, died of a heart attack on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 according to his company. He was 57. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57

Jan. 16, 2021 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin de Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, has died. He was 57. The Edmond de Rothschild Group, the company he was chairman of, said that de Rothschild died of a heart attack Friday afternoon at his home in Pregny, Switzerland. Since 1997, Benjamin...

Bruce Headley, California thoroughbred trainer, dies at 86

Jan. 15, 2021 8:43 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Headley, the thoroughbred trainer who developed sprint champion Kona Gold and many other stakes winners during a 61-year career based in California, died Friday. He was 86. Santa Anita officials said Headley died at an Arcadia hospital from the effects of a stroke. He had been...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden: We'll 'manage the hell' out of feds' COVID response

Jan. 15, 2021 8:05 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden pledged Friday to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days. It's part of a broader COVID strategy that also seeks to straighten out snags in testing and ensure minority...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a memorial service for the late Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager in Charleston, W.Va., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Yeager died last month at age 97. The West Virginia native in 1947 became the first person to fly faster than sound. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2021 7:15 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others. Vice President Mike Pence started the service in Yeager's home state of West Virginia by calling him “America's...

This photo provided by Beth Kluttz shows Dorothy Schmidt Cole in 1945. Dorothy Schmidt Cole, recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine, has died at age 107. The Marine Times says Dorothy Schmidt Cole died of a heart attack at her daughter's home in Kannapolis on Jan. 7, 2021. (Courtesy of Beth Kluttz via AP)

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

Jan. 15, 2021 5:46 PM EST

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Dorothy Schmidt Cole, recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine, has died at age 107. Beth Kluttz, Cole's only child, confirmed Friday that her mother died of a heart attack at Kluttz's home in Kannapolis, North Carolina, on Jan. 7. The Charlotte Observer reports Cole...

This 2018 image released by Jeremy Daniel shows Philip J. Smith at the 30th anniversary celebration for

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

Jan. 15, 2021 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89. In a career that spanned 63 years, Smith worked in...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Peter Mark Richman arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on “Three's Company

Noted character actor Peter Mark Richman dies at 93

Jan. 15, 2021 12:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mark Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on “Three's Company" and “Beverly Hills 90210," has died. He was 93. Richman died Thursday at his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles of natural causes,...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

Jan. 14, 2021 8:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the...

FILE - Joanne Rogers stands in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in Pittsburgh on March 23, 2018. Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” has died. She was 92. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Joanne Rogers, widow of TV's famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92

Jan. 14, 2021 8:42 PM EST

Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. The center called her “a joyful...