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Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85. Gibson's death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He had been suffering from dementia. "We are devastated by the loss...

Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies

Sep. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

David A. Jones Sr., who borrowed $1,000 to launch a nursing home company that grew into the $37 billion health insurance and health care giant Humana Inc., died Wednesday at age 88. Jones, an amateur boxer in his youth, was a staunch defender of for-profit health care and became known for his civic-mindedness in...

Jets' Darnold hopes to return to field in Week 5 vs. Eagles

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold hopes to be back on the field sooner than many expected. The New York Jets quarterback said Tuesday during his weekly spot on "The Michael Kay Show" on 98.7 ESPN New York that he's feeling much better while recovering from mononucleosis and is aiming to return in Week 5 against...

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Sep. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91....

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

Sep. 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and politicians...

Correction: US-Obit-Ocasek story

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of studio albums the band released. They put out seven, not six. A corrected version of the story is below: Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75 Ric Ocasek,...

Oklahoma high school football player dies after head injury

Sep. 16, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school football player has died after suffering an apparent head injury during a game. Yanda and Son funeral home says Peter Webb died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services are incomplete. The Oklahoman report s that Webb, who went Southwest...

US urges transparency in Ebola-like death in Tanzania

Sep. 16, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tanzanian authorities must show transparency in the case of a patient who recently died after suffering Ebola-like symptoms, the U.S. health and human services secretary said Monday. Alex Azar, speaking in Uganda, told reporters that he and others are "very concerned" and urged...

German industrial designer Luigi Colani dies at 91

Sep. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Luigi Colani, a renowned German industrial designer, has died. He was 91. German news agency dpa reported that his partner, Yazhen Zha, confirmed that Colani died Monday in the southwestern town of Karlsruhe after a severe illness. No further details were given. Colani's designs, which...

John Ralston, former Stanford, Broncos coach, dies at 92

Sep. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — John Ralston, who coached Stanford to two Rose Bowl victories and spent five seasons leading the Denver Broncos, has died. He was 92. San Jose State, where Ralston finished his coaching career and later worked as special assistant to the athletic director, said Sunday that Ralston...