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Former Democratic Tennessee Sen. Tate dies at 65

Oct. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Democratic Tennessee state Sen. Reggie Tate has died. He was 65. Democratic state House Minority Leader Karen Camper says she spoke with Tate's family about his death Monday, saying the two families have known each other for decades. The news drew an outpouring of sympathy...

Ex-university leader, Harley driving advocate for vets, dies

Oct. 21, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — E. Bruce Heilman, a former University of Richmond president who gained national acclaim by driving his motorcycle while in his 80s and 90s to support fellow veterans, has died. He was 93. The university wrote on its website that Heilman died Saturday. No cause was given. The Richmond...

Correction: Obit-Bob Kingsley story

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about the death of radio announcer Bob Kingsley, The Associated Press erroneously identified Kingsley's friend Rob Simbeck as a producer. Simbeck is a writer and interviewer for the "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40" radio program. A corrected version of the story...

California tribe regains island it calls center of universe

Oct. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

Indian Island off the coast of Northern California was the site of a massacre, a place that was contaminated by a shipyard and flush with invasive species. It's also the spiritual and physical center of the universe for the small Wiyot Tribe, and it now belongs to them almost entirely after a city deeded all the...

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Oct. 21, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland. The counties are looking for money to help them fight and fix the epidemic, while families who...

Life of SC baby still resonates 1 year after his death

Oct. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Late Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), a man approached Matt Emery as he stood with his wife, Melissa, and their three children at Uptown Greenwood's fountain. He was lank, leaning on a cane for support. His shirt — unbuttoned enough to expose his upper chest — was wrinkled....

MLB umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52; did playoffs 2 weeks ago

Oct. 20, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

Eric Cooper, the Major League Baseball umpire who worked the AL Division Series two weeks ago, has died. He was 52. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Cooper's death Sunday. Cooper died after having a blood clot. He had knee surgery earlier in the week and was recuperating at his father's home in Iowa. Popular...

Ex-Baltimore mayor D'Alesandro, Pelosi's brother, dies at 90

Oct. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi says in a statement that she and her family...

Endangered wolf copes with being alone at Virginia museum

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Living Museum's lone red wolf seemed to be in a good mood... His tail was down, his reddish coat flat, his ears forward. "Aw, he's being a goof today," said Robin Sutker, bird and mammal curator, as he rolled on the forest floor to rub a scent into his coat. It can be...

Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at Capitol

Oct. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office said in a news release that a formal ceremony open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests will be held...