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'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says Heisman Trophy winner and NFL running back Howard "Hopalong" Cassady has died. He was 85. Jerry Emig, the school's associate athletic director, says Cassady died early Friday in Tampa, Florida. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s,...

The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Ed Buck appeared in federal court after being charged in connection with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles area home, but the political...

'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral

Sep. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality. "Boone was bigger than life. In fact, Boone was bigger than Texas itself," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the service at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Abbott...

Trump closes doors to immigrants, some US citizens open them

Sep. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As news of immigrant parents being separated from their children at the border filled headlines last summer, Vivien Tartter became distraught. So the 67-year-old psychology professor took action: She opened the doors of her Manhattan apartment to a Guatemalan family of three who had been...

Toppled Tunisian ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies at 83

Sep. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, an autocrat who led his small North African country for 23 years before being toppled by nationwide protests that unleashed revolt across the Arab world, died Thursday. He was 83. Ben Ali, who had lived in Saudi Arabia since fleeing...

Wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn dies at age 80

Sep. 19, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according to the congressman's office. She was 80 years old. Rep. Clyburn skipped...

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader Pohiva

Sep. 19, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral. During a political career that began more than three decades ago,...

Cuccinelli emerging as Trump's leading voice on immigration

Sep. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lady Liberty, constructed in this case of paper-mâché, stands about 7-feet-tall or so in the corner of the office of Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It overlooks Massachusetts Avenue from floor-to-ceiling windows. It wasn't a...

Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85. Gibson's death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He had been suffering from dementia. "We are devastated by the loss...

Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies

Sep. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

David A. Jones Sr., who borrowed $1,000 to launch a nursing home company that grew into the $37 billion health insurance and health care giant Humana Inc., died Wednesday at age 88. Jones, an amateur boxer in his youth, was a staunch defender of for-profit health care and became known for his civic-mindedness in...