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Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Dec. 14, 2018 6:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles C. Gomez Jr., of Slidell, were accounted for Sept. 19, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting...

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...

Joan Steinbrenner, wife late George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

Dec. 14, 2018 1:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83. The Yankees said she died surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida. Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair. Born Elizabeth Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Zieg was...

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...

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...

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

Dec. 13, 2018 9:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87. Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their humor in a dormitory...

Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

Dec. 13, 2018 7:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener endured...

Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL

Dec. 12, 2018 10:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL. Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay will be working the...

Correction: California Wildfires-Cleanup story

Dec. 12, 2018 7:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about California wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that insurance carriers paid $11.8 billion to 2017 Northern California wine country wildfire victims. Insurance companies paid $10 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: California...

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Dec. 12, 2018 2:34 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday. Kosa was recognized in Cannes for "Ten Thousand Days," about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s onward. The film was...