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Cardinal Hummes, close friend of Pope Francis, dies at 87

Jul. 04, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at the age of 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo...

Braves have moment of silence in memory of announcer Motter

Jul. 04, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves paid tribute to their longtime public address announcer, Casey Motter, on Monday night in a ceremony before the team’s first home game since his death last week. Following a video tribute to Motter, a moment of silence was observed in his memory...

District attorney-elect David Hammer dies after election

Jul. 04, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — David Hammer, a Shawnee attorney elected last week to be the new district attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 47. Hammer died on Sunday, according to a statement posted to Hammer's Facebook page. No...

Today in History: July 4, Declaration of Independence

Jul. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2022. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. ...

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

Jul. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his...

Headstone donated for grave of one-time slave in Alabama

Jul. 03, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Bill Simpson never knew Ike Coffee, but he heard numerous stories about him from when his mother and aunts were growing up. Simpson said Coffee lived in a small apartment attached to the James Stewart family home. He looked after their children and often other...

15 years after death, boy's message in a bottle back home

Jul. 02, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — It was just a green bottle floating above a barge. Over the past 33 years, currents had taken it 295 river miles through the Mississippi Delta. However, Billy Mitchell didn’t know that when he walked by it at first, before it caught his eye....

MLK tapes, other civil rights items returning to Charleston

Jul. 02, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It was unclear nearly three years ago what would happen to a cache of civil rights-era items with a Charleston provenance. The collection included the original tape of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech delivered July 30, 1967, at Charleston County Hall, as...

Daughter of slain Mexico reporter dies of wounds from attack

Jul. 01, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The daughter of a reporter slain earlier this week in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas died Friday of wounds suffered in the attack that killed her father. On Wednesday, Antonio de la Cruz became the 12th journalist killed so far this year in...