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Ann Ratray, actor who became coveted drama coach, dies at 81

Jun. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Ratray, a Broadway actor who later became a sought-after youth drama coach, has died. Ratray died June 9 surrounded by family and friends at her New York home after a long illness, her husband of nearly 55 years, actor Peter Ratray, said Wednesday....

Longtime Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan dies at age 92

Jun. 16, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jim Phelan, the bow-tied basketball coach who won 830 games during nearly a half-century at Mount St. Mary's, has died. He was 92. The athletic department at Mount St. Mary's said Wednesday that Phelan died overnight at his home in Emmitsburg. ...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...

Court: former Florida chief justice Alderman dies at 84

Jun. 15, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — James Alderman, a former Florida chief justice and prominent cattle rancher, has died at age 84, according to the state Supreme Court. The court said in an announcement Tuesday that Alderman died June 10 in Vero Beach. A cause was not listed. ...

Candy Straight, who led push to get GOP women elected, dies

Jun. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Candace “Candy” Straight, an investment banker and film producer who worked for decades to help get women elected to office in New Jersey, has died. She was 73. Straight had two kinds of blood cancer and suffered a stroke and heart attack at...

Pioneering investor dubbed 'China's First Shareholder' dies

Jun. 15, 2021 04:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former factory worker known as “China’s First Shareholder” after he amassed a fortune trading in the country’s infant financial markets starting in the 1980s has died, news reports said Tuesday. Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned...

Highway named for ex-lawmaker who worked for road expansion

Jun. 14, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Friends, family and former colleagues gathered Monday in Booneville to remember former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy and to unveil a sign that names a segment of a highway in his honor. McCoy was 77 when he died in...

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

As US COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist

Jun. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts. “I have to be here to watch my princess grow up,” the Mexican American restaurant worker wrote...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 14, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Kearney Hub. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Earth lodge a symbol of pride, healing Kearney businessman Gary Roubicek, 72, who died June 3, was well-known as a Burger King operator and for reopening the Bico’s Restaurant on Kearney’s west side. What may...