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Clarence Gilyard, 'Die Hard' and 'Matlock' actor, dies at 66

Nov. 29, 2022 13:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence Gilyard Jr., a popular supporting actor whose credits include the blockbuster films “Die Hard" and “Top Gun” and the hit television series “Matlock” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” has died at age 66. His death was announced this week by the...

Virginia Rep. McEachin dies at 61 after cancer battle

Nov. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Va., died Monday after a battle with colorectal cancer, his office said. He was 61. Tara Rountree, McEachin's chief of staff, said in a statement late Monday: “Valiantly, for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over...

Braun, protester of Dakota Access pipeline, dies at 53

Nov. 28, 2022 19:48 PM EST

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) — Joye Braun, a fierce advocate for Native American rights and an organizer of protests against the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, has died. Braun, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux, died Nov. 13 at age 53 at her home in Eagle Butte, South...

Paul Swain, former bishop of Sioux Falls Diocese, dies at 79

Nov. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bishop Emeritus Paul Swain, who gained a reputation as a humble, prayerful leader when he was oversaw the Diocese of Sioux Falls for 14 years, has died. Swain died Saturday at Avera Dougherty Hospice, according to an obituary from Miller Funeral Home. He...

Funeral held for NC businessman, US ambassador Dave Phillips

Nov. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A funeral was held on Monday for Dave Phillips, a Triad-area businessman and philanthropist who also served as a North Carolina state Cabinet secretary and U.S. ambassador. Phillips died Nov. 20 at age 80 at his High Point-area home after a short battle...

Service this weekend to recall ex-NC Democratic chair McCain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:37 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held this weekend for Betty Ray McCain, a longtime North Carolina Democratic Party activist and counselor to former four-time Gov. Jim Hunt. McCain, a Hunt Cabinet secretary who was the first woman to chair the state Democratic Party,...

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Nov. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling” from 1983's “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. ...

Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85

Nov. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the...

Illinois rips Northwestern, falls short in Big Ten West bid

Nov. 26, 2022 20:36 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Safety Sydney Brown returned a touchdown and an interception for scores and Illinois snapped a three-game losing streak with a 41-3 rout of Northwestern on Saturday. Brown raced 53 yards for a touchdown after Northwestern quarterback Cole Freeman fumbled, then...

Belarus' top diplomat, ally to president, dies at 64

Nov. 26, 2022 17:13 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, a longtime associate of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, has died at age 64. Belarusian authorities didn't name the cause of death. Makei wasn't known to suffer from any chronic illness. ...