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Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Dec. 6, 2019 10:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He...

S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

Dec. 6, 2019 4:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died. Edna Smith Primus died Nov. 29 at age 75, The State newspaper reported. One of the first black women to practice law in South Carolina, Primus worked with the American Civil Liberties...

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods" dies at 85

Dec. 6, 2019 2:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the...

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 11:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods," dies at 85

Dec. 5, 2019 8:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the...

Heart transplant patient dies after Chicago hospital wedding

Dec. 5, 2019 3:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 23-year-old Chicago man who received two heart transplants as a teenager died in hospice care, days after he married his high school sweetheart, his new bride said. Javier Rodriguez was diagnosed in seventh grade with dilated cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease that predisposes victims to...

'Star Trek' writer, story editor DC Fontana dead at age 80

Dec. 4, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other related projects, has died at age 80. Fran Evans, a family friend, told The Associated Press that she died...

My Cause My Cleats program adopted by 900-plus NFL players

Dec. 4, 2019 1:56 AM EST

Must be the shoes. Well, this week at least, it is all about the shoes. More specifically, the cleats being worn by more than 900 players in Week 14 NFL games as part of the My Cause My Cleats program now in its fourth year. Their causes range from health and wellness to cancer awareness and prevention to...

Missouri man sentenced for hiding mother’s corpse in shed

Dec. 3, 2019 4:34 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to probation for hiding his mom’s corpse in a makeshift coffin and wooden vault in a storage shed after she died of what appear to be natural causes. The Daily Journal reports that 52-year-old Nicholas McClure, of Farmington, also was ordered...

Pioneer of foreign government terrorism lawsuits dies at 74

Dec. 3, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allan Gerson, a lawyer who pursued Nazi war criminals and pioneered the practice of suing foreign governments in U.S. courts for complicity to terrorism has died at the age of 74. Gerson died Sunday at his home in Washington, D.C., from complications of the degenerative brain disorder...