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FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers

Sep. 23, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of Chicago Bears great and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers: ___ “Football fans know well Gale’s many accomplishments on the field: a rare combination of speed and power as the game’s most electrifying runner, a dangerous kick returner, his comeback...

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Sep. 23, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas...

FILE - From left are 1970 file photos showing Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in 'Brian's Song'

Sep. 23, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations on the road, it hardly looked like a good fit. Sayers, 24 at the time, was already an established star, a soft-spoken Black man who generally raised his voice...

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, before a private ceremony and public viewing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump says top court could weigh in on election

Sep. 23, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 6:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wants a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed to the Supreme Court ahead of Election Day so that a full court can weigh in on any...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, French chef Pierre Troisgros applauds as the coffin of late French chef Paul Bocuse leaves the Saint-Jean Cathedral, in Lyon, central France. French media say Pierre Troisgros, one of France’s top chefs who helped reinvent the country’s traditional cuisine, has died. He was 92. The French press quoted the head of the Maison Troisgros, Patrice Laurent, saying the chef died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at his home in Coteau, near Roanne in the Loire region where his restaurant is located. (Philippe Desmazes/Pool Photo via AP, file)

French media: Top chef Pierre Troisgros dies aged 92

Sep. 23, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Pierre Troisgros, one of France's top chefs who helped reinvent the country's traditional cuisine, died Wednesday just weeks after his 92nd birthday. With the deaths in 2018 of Bocuse and Joel Robuchon, France has lost three monumental chefs in just under three years. “He was a giant,...

In this March 11, 1989, photo Donald Trump shakes hands with former President Richard Nixon at a tribute gala to Nellie Connally at the Westin Galleria ballroom in Houston, Texas. The letters between Trump and Nixon revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, show the two men engaged in something of an exercise in mutual affirmation. The museum shared the letters exclusively with The Associated Press ahead of the exhibit’s opening. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

Sep. 23, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 23, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 23 The Guardian on new customs regulations due to Brexit: The prospect of a Brexit-induced queue of 7,000 lorries at Dover, each one requiring a permit to enter the county of Kent, would once have been dismissed by leave campaigners as...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1970 file photo, French actress and singer Juliette Greco present a clothes in Paris, France. French media say Juliette Greco, singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to Existentialist philosophers of France’s post-War period, has died aged 93. They said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 Greco died in her Ramatouelle house in the south of France, near Saint Tropez. (AP Photo/Cardenas, file)

French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

Sep. 23, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers of the country’s post-War period, has died, French media said Wednesday. She was 93. They said Greco died in her Ramatuelle house in the south of France, near Saint Tropez. The mayor of...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 21 The Post and Courier on flood mitigation bills: It’s only been within the past five or so years that Charleston and other coastal communities have come to recognize the existential threat posed by rising sea waters, and now our biggest...

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, second from right, and Justice Elena Kagan, right, watch as the flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. At far right is Associate Justice Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Ginsburg remembered as prophet for justice, American icon

Sep. 23, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon. The court’s eight justices,...