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Bill Fralic, star lineman for Pitt and Falcons, dies at 56

Dec. 14, 2018 4:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said. Fralic was the first offensive...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Dec. 14, 2018 10:17 AM EST

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National...

N. Carolina teacher, MLB player's daughter dies after drill

Dec. 14, 2018 9:12 AM EST

HERTFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a fifth-grade teacher who was also the daughter of baseball star Jim "Catfish" Hunter died after falling ill during a school fire drill. Perquimans County Schools assistant superintendent James Bunch tells The Virginian-Pilot that 45-year-old Kim...

Manager says Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died at age 81

Dec. 13, 2018 11:33 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manager says Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died at age 81.

Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

Dec. 13, 2018 10:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from breast...

Josh Brent, nightclub owner hit with $25M verdict in death

Dec. 13, 2018 5:10 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent's teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph)...

Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

Dec. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment. "We are prepared to pivot...

Floyd Parton, brother of Dolly Parton, has died

Dec. 11, 2018 2:41 PM EST

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Floyd Estel Parton, the brother of country singer Dolly Parton, has died. An obituary posted by Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tennessee, says Parton died last Thursday. He was 61. Like his sister, Floyd Parton was a songwriter and composer. His most famous songs were...

Ex-major leaguers Valbuena, Castillo die in Venezuela crash

Dec. 7, 2018 8:59 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash in Venezuela caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. The 33-year-old Valbuena and 37-year-old Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it tried to...

After a year full of tears, Ariana Grande comes out on top

Dec. 7, 2018 10:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star — but a trying one as a maturing young woman — at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year. The 25-year-old singer was teary-eyed at times during her acceptance speech as she...