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Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88

Jan. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark, Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88. Stark's family said he died Friday at his home in Maryland. They did not disclose a cause of death. During...

Gene Corrigan, ex-ACC commissioner and NCAA head, dies at 91

Jan. 25, 2020 4:02 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner and NCAA President Gene Corrigan has died. He was 91. The league said Saturday he died “peacefully overnight surrounded by his family” in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corrigan was the ACC’s third full-time...

Julian Marley participates in the Q&A panel at the Marley Brunch with Marley Family Members at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Bob Marley's kids celebrate late reggae icon's 75th birthday

Jan. 24, 2020 11:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a celebration for Bob Marley’s 75th birth anniversary, the late icon’s children — famous in their own right — gathered to tell stories about the reggae king and discuss passing the musical torch to their own children. Bob Marley’s children, including...

In this Jan. 22, 2020, photo, Holocaust survivor Bronia Brandman talks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, about losing her parents and all but one sibling after being taken by German soldiers to the Auschwitz concentration camp. After 50 years of remaining silent about her suffering, Brandman now shares her story through the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

Jan. 24, 2020 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a mute testimony to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. For 50 years, she said, she couldn’t speak about it; for 25 years, she couldn’t laugh; and to this day,...

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant dies of apparent overdose

Jan. 24, 2020 10:08 AM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A former contestant on the reality TV show “The Bachelorette” has died of an apparent drug overdose after being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment, police said. Tyler Gwozdz died Wednesday, nine days after Boca Raton officers were called by a female friend who...

FILE - This Sept. 21, 1986 file photo shows actor John Karlen, center, who portrays the husband of detective Mary Beth Lacey on the TV show

'Dark Shadows,' 'Cagney & Lacey' actor John Karlen dies

Jan. 23, 2020 3:12 PM EST

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died. Karlen died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank, friend and family spokesman Jim Pierson...

FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.  PBS announced that PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at home. He was 85. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File)

'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jan. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS....

FILE - In this April 8, 2004, file photo, U.S. ambassador to Hungary, George Herbert Walker III, center, smiles as Hungarian President Ferenc Madl, right, shakes hands with U.S. congressman Tom Lantos, at the Presidential Palace in Budapest, Hungary. George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, according to the church handling his memorial service. He was 88. The cause of death was not disclosed. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, has died. Walker, 88, died Saturday, according to the church handling his memorial service. The cause of death was not disclosed. Walker grew...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. Jones's agent says he died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Jan. 22, 2020 1:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia. Jones's family said he died Tuesday evening at his...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2002, file photo, Morgan Wootten, head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, speaks at a press conference to announce his stepping down as coach, in Hyattsville, Md. Wootten, a Hall of Fame coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The Wootten Family is saddened to share the news that their loving husband and father Morgan Wootten passed away

Hall of Fame HS basketball coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88

Jan. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EST

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The...