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All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another...

Patriarch of Wood Brothers Racing team Glen Wood dies at 93

Jan. 18, 2019 8:16 AM EST

Glen Wood, the patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. "It's with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning," Wood...

Michigan man known for farm's pit-spitting event dies at 88

Jan. 18, 2019 7:57 AM EST

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — An agricultural tourism pioneer who founded a cherry pit-spitting competition that drew international competitors and attention to southwest Michigan has died at the age of 88. Herb Teichman launched the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in the 1970s as a lark, but...

Greek islander famous for nursing refugee baby dies aged 90

Jan. 18, 2019 7:56 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An elderly Greek islander who unwillingly gained international fame for helping newly landed refugees at the height of Europe's immigration crisis has died aged 90. The United Nations refugee agency expressed sorrow at Lesbos resident Maritsa Mavrapidou's death Wednesday. It called...

Slain mayor lies in state at Solidarity museum in Poland

Jan. 17, 2019 4:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The slain mayor of Gdansk lay in state Thursday at a museum devoted to Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which started in a local shipyard and the late city leader was active in as a student. Residents lined up to file past the coffin of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, which was...

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

Jan. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver's literary executor, said she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The cause of death was...

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, dies at 89

Jan. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EST

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when...

John Bogle dies at 89; fought for lower fees for investors

Jan. 16, 2019 8:40 PM EST

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — When he lost his job running a mutual fund company after stocks tanked in the early 70's, John C. Bogle decided that money managers knew very little about predicting the market — and charged way too much for that lack of knowledge. He founded a new fund company, Vanguard, in...

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

Jan. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17...

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

Jan. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others. Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the 53-year-old...