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Sabres `French Connection' winger Rene Robert dies at 72

Jun. 22, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection Line,” died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. The Sabres confirmed Robert’s death in a statement released by the team. Robert had been on...

Animal rights group sues park service over dying elk

Jun. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore have died from starvation and dehydration in the last year because the animals couldn't get past a fence that the National Park Service placed to stop them from competing for food and water with cattle, according to a...

Former NHL player Tom Kurvers dies at 58 from lung cancer

Jun. 22, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since...

Hungary's immunity cards allow packed stands, raise concerns

Jun. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of soccer fans packed the Puskas Arena in Budapest last week to attend Euro 2020 matches. It was the first full-house international soccer event in Europe in more than a year — made possible largely by Hungary's adoption of government-issued...

Remains of soldier from Korean War to be interred this week

Jun. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

VIRGIE, Ky. (AP) — A funeral will be held this week for a Kentucky soldier killed during the Korean War, Fort Knox said. The remains of Army Cpl. Burl Mullins will be interred Saturday at Osborne Cemetery in the Dorton community in Pike County after a funeral service in...

Heat a factor in death of Ohio resident at Grand Canyon

Jun. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Ohio resident on a backpacking trip at the Grand Canyon has died of suspected heat-related illness amid a heat wave in the U.S. West, park officials said Monday. Michelle Meder, 53, was among a group of five who made it halfway into the canyon...

Mark Peel, trailblazer of California cuisine, dies at 66

Jun. 21, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Peel, a trailblazing chef who helped create modern California cuisine and a dining renaissance in Los Angeles, has died at age 66. Peel died on Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital, nine days after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 17, 2021. Editorial: Please stop watering established grass in central Iowa. Your lawn will be fine About 90% of Iowa is experiencing extremely dry or drought conditions. River levels are low. We are facing a water shortage....

At 35, Felix makes a comeback and lands her 5th Olympics

Jun. 21, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Flat on her back, gasping for breath, Allyson Felix kept her eyes on the scoreboard. When her name came up in the second spot in the 400 meters, she kicked up her heels and covered her face with her hands. No doubt, this fifth...

Remains of 10 more Native American kids to be disinterred

Jun. 20, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of 10 more Native American children who died more than a century ago at a boarding school in central Pennsylvania are being disinterred and will be returned to their relatives, authorities said. A team of archaeologists began work...