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Trump pays respects to Army officers killed in Afghanistan

Nov. 21, 2019 8:32 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to a pair of Army officers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. The president and first lady Melania Trump, along with several senior aides, travelled to Delaware to meet with the families of...

Fred Cox, former Vikings kicker, dies at age 80

Nov. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. Cox’s wife, Bonnie, notified the Vikings’ alumni affairs office of his death. Cox had had been in hospice...

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Nov. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

Whether you had a gold medal hanging from your neck, were just learning how to stand on a snowboard, or were one of those flustered skiers wondering where all the kids in the baggy pants were coming from, you knew the name “Burton.” Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game on the mountain...

Trailblazing basketball player of Japanese descent dies

Nov. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wataru "Wat" Misaka, the first player of Japanese descent to play in the league that was the predecessor to the NBA, has died. He was 95. The University of Utah athletic department said in a news release Thursday that Misaka died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Ogden, Utah....

Veteran eastern Connecticut lawmaker dies at 69

Nov. 20, 2019 8:29 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Linda Orange, a veteran eastern Connecticut legislator, has died less than two weeks after stepping down for health reasons. She was 69. The Democrat’s family notified House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s office late Wednesday of the lawmaker’s passing. Orange...

Walter Minton, US publisher of ‘Lolita,‘ dies at 96

Nov. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion and risk taker with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. Minton’s wife, Marion,...

Sondland’s opening statement at House impeachment hearing

Nov. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Text of the opening statement by Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, to the House Intelligence Committee at an impeachment hearing Wednesday. The statement was released by the committee: Thank you Mr. Chairman for the opportunity to speak again to the Members of this...

Public memorial service set for Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady

Nov. 20, 2019 6:03 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady is holding a public memorial service to celebrate his life at Drake University in Des Moines, where Cady earned undergraduate and law degrees. Cady, of Fort Dodge, died unexpectedly Friday night of a heart attack in Des Moines. He...

Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing protests

Nov. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit...

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave

Nov. 19, 2019 1:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew faced further disgrace Tuesday as charitable partners and educational institutions began to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an interview on his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Like most senior members of the royal family,...