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Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Aug. 24, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first-term Cabinet, died in a New Delhi hospital on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 66. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences announced Jaitley's death in a statement, but did not...

The Latest: Koch's twin: He was my best friend, despite suit

Aug. 23, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of billionaire David Koch (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch's (kohk's) twin brother is mourning the man he calls his best friend despite a billion-dollar business dispute decades ago. Bill Koch said in a statement Friday that his...

Hundreds pays respects to former Louisiana Gov. Blanco

Aug. 23, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco at a public visitation Friday evening in Cajun country. Mourners in her beloved home region waited in long lines to say goodbye at St. John the Evangelist Cathedra in Lafayette, the Daily...

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

Aug. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79. The cause of death was...

Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dead at 87

Aug. 23, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tom Nissalke, who won coach of the year honors in the NBA and ABA, has died. He was 87. Nissalke passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday after facing a "series of health-related problems" in recent years, according to the Deseret News . He was the first coach of the Utah...

Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

Aug. 23, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said. Initially, three Israelis were reported wounded in the blast on Friday near the Dolev settlement,...

Hundreds of mourners honor former Louisiana Gov. Blanco

Aug. 22, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bagpiper played a somber "Amazing Grace" as Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time Thursday, carried in her casket by an honor guard for public viewing. Her former staff lined the building steps, and...

The Latest: Crowds at Louisiana Capitol for former governor

Aug. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial services for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Large crowds have assembled at the Louisiana Capitol to pay their respects to former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who led the state amid the devastation of...

Son of ex-Cowboys QB Babe Laufenberg dies of cancer at 21

Aug. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luke Laufenberg, the son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg and a tight end at UTEP, has died after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was 21. The elder Laufenberg posted on Twitter on Thursday, writing "we lost a son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior. Have never...

Riesterer, wrote Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," dies

Aug. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Frederic Riesterer, the producer and creator of electronic dance music who co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit "I Gotta Feeling" with The Black Eyed Peas, has died. He was 58. Riesterer, who used the stage name Fred Rister, also worked with David Guetta but, unlike the superstar French DJ,...