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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

Apr. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee,...

Carl Bell, who oversaw AP bureaus in 3 cities, dies at 95

Apr. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Carl Bell, a journalist known for defending the free press who served as chief of three Associated Press bureaus, has died. He was 95. Bell died April 15 after a recent fall that caused a brain injury, wife Ouida Bell said. He headed bureaus in Phoenix; Charlotte, North Carolina; and...

Longtime Connecticut AP broadcast editor dies at 72

Apr. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, has died. He was 72. The Bridgeport native died from a suspected heart attack Friday at his home in Fairfield, his...

Today in History

Apr. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England's King Henry VII died; he was succeeded by his...

Reggie Cobb, former NFL back and Volunteer star, dies at 50

Apr. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50. His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them. Details of his death were not disclosed. Cobb...

Funeral held for widow of 50s rocker Frankie Lymon

Apr. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for the widow of '50s rock star Frankie Lymon. Family and friends said goodbye Friday to Emira Eagle Lymon Bryant, who died April 13. The Augusta Chronicle reports Bryant was depicted in the 1998 movie "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" The movie co-starred...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 19, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. 2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS...

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Apr. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died. Cobb died in Florida at age 88 on March 18 following a brief illness. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O'Brien, serving...

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies at 70

Apr. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died at age 70 after a car accident a week ago. His daughter, Lyndsey, says on her Facebook page her father died Wednesday. He was a passenger in an accident April 11 near Hilton Head, South Carolina Coppock was a fixture on local sports...

Pro freeskier Dave Treadway dies in backcountry accident

Apr. 17, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PEMBERTON, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian professional freeskier Dave Treadway has died in a backcountry accident north of Whistler. He was 34. A statement on Treadway's website said he died Monday near Rhododendron Mountain, not far from his Pemberton-area home. Pemberton Search and Rescue confirmed it...