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Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

May. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched...

Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

May. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint."...

'Caine Mutiny,' 'Winds of War' author Herman Wouk has died

May. 17, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds of War" whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103. Wouk was just 10 days shy of his 104th...

Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions online, dies at age 7

May. 17, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

MORRISTOWN, Ariz. (AP) — Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Her owners posted on social media that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection. "She...

I.M. Pei's legacy stretched from the West to the East

May. 17, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of American architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition and modernity as the country opened up after the Cultural Revolution. Pei, who died earlier this week at the age of 102, added elegance to...

Bob Schloredt, first 2-time MVP of Rose Bowl, dies at 79

May. 17, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A College Football Hall of Fame member and the first two-time MVP of the Rose Bowl has died. Bob Schloredt was 79. The University of Washington issued a statement announcing the death on Thursday night on behalf of Schloredt's family. Schloredt led Washington to consecutive Rose Bowl...

Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green Beret

May. 16, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced to one year in military prison on Thursday for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Adam Matthews is the first of four U.S. service members to face military court proceedings as well as punishment for the...

I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

May. 16, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei's death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for the...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

May. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He was 57. Talmadge died this week in Japan after suffering a heart attack while running. A decades-long...