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US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

Oct. 23, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory. "We are so far from the end of the epidemic, but we are perhaps, at the...

Longtime Giants announcer Hank Greenwald dies at 83

Oct. 23, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald has died at 83. The Giants say he died Monday after battling heart and kidney complications. Greenwald spent 16 seasons as the team's play-by-play broadcaster. He called Giants games on radio from 1979-86 before leaving for a...

The McCain Institute is looking for a few good mavericks

Oct. 23, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for "mavericks" to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his "America first" foreign policy. "The ideals that John spent his life fighting for weren't...

'Mavericks needed': McCain Institute wades into election

Oct. 22, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for "mavericks" to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his "America first" foreign policy. "The ideals that John spent his life fighting for weren't...

Dave Dave, who was set afire as boy, died of natural causes

Oct. 22, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that artist Dave Dave, who was badly scarred when his father set him on fire as a boy, died of natural causes. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) said in a statement Monday that the artist born David Rothenberg died July 15...

Gilberto Benetton, a founder of fashion brand, dies at 77

Oct. 22, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Gilberto Benetton, one of the four founding siblings of the iconic Benetton fashion brand known as much for its provocative ad campaigns as its colorful knitwear, died Monday evening at age 77, his family announced. The family said Benetton's wife, Lalla, two daughters, Barbara and Sabrina,...

The Latest: Migrants in Bosnia reach border with Croatia

Oct. 22, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Several dozen migrants, including women and children, have arrived near the border with Croatia after walking for several hours from a migrant center in Bosnia. Bosnian police on Monday evening stopped the migrants...

Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

Oct. 22, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94. Bakken, who also commercialized the first implantable pacemaker in 1960, died Sunday at his home in...

Norwegian hero Roenneberg who blew up Nazi plant dies at 99

Oct. 22, 2018 8:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Monday mourned World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed a five-man team that daringly blew up a plant producing heavy water, depriving Nazi Germany of a key ingredient it could have used to make nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Roenneberg,...

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Oct. 22, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90. His alma mater Nagasaki University said Monday that Shimomura died Friday of natural causes. Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and...