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Namibian chief who urged German reparations dies of virus

Jun. 18, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — A prominent Namibian traditional leader, Vekuii Rukoro, the paramount chief of the OvaHererero people who led international legal battles to bring Germany to pay reparations for its genocide in the southern African country, has died of...

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

Jun. 17, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree...

Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86

Jun. 17, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86. Malcolm died Wednesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital,...

Motorcycle stunt rider dies attempting world record jump

Jun. 17, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A local stunt rider has died from injuries sustained while attempting to set a world record motorcycle jump in Grant County. Alex Harvill, 28, died Thursday from his injuries, the Grant County coroner said. Harvill was...

Ann Ratray, actor who became coveted drama coach, dies at 81

Jun. 17, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Ratray, a Broadway actor who later became a sought-after youth drama coach, has died. Ratray died June 9 surrounded by family and friends at her New York home after a long illness, her husband of nearly 55 years, actor Peter Ratray, said Wednesday....

Longtime Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan dies at age 92

Jun. 16, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jim Phelan, the bow-tied basketball coach who won 830 games during nearly a half-century at Mount St. Mary's, has died. He was 92. The athletic department at Mount St. Mary's said Wednesday that Phelan died overnight at his home in Emmitsburg. ...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...

Court: former Florida chief justice Alderman dies at 84

Jun. 15, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — James Alderman, a former Florida chief justice and prominent cattle rancher, has died at age 84, according to the state Supreme Court. The court said in an announcement Tuesday that Alderman died June 10 in Vero Beach. A cause was not listed. ...

Candy Straight, who led push to get GOP women elected, dies

Jun. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Candace “Candy” Straight, an investment banker and film producer who worked for decades to help get women elected to office in New Jersey, has died. She was 73. Straight had two kinds of blood cancer and suffered a stroke and heart attack at...

Pioneering investor dubbed 'China's First Shareholder' dies

Jun. 15, 2021 04:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former factory worker known as “China’s First Shareholder” after he amassed a fortune trading in the country’s infant financial markets starting in the 1980s has died, news reports said Tuesday. Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned...