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Former Dutch PM Wim Kok dies at 80, haunted by Srebrenica

Oct. 20, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Kok, who died Saturday, "was a man to...

Dick Modzelewski, star tackle for Giants, dies at 87

Oct. 20, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

Dick Modzelewski, a star defensive tackle who appeared in eight NFL titles game with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns during the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 87. He died Friday at his home in Eastlake, Ohio, outside Cleveland, the Giants said in a statement Saturday. No cause was given. Modzelewski...

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as...

Florida Panhandle medical care on life support after Michael

Oct. 19, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospital where she began life. She was stunned by what she saw there. The exterior wall of Bay Medical Sacred Heart in...

Ohio boy, 2, who got early Christmas dies of brain cancer

Oct. 19, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 2-year-old boy with brain cancer who had an early Christmas celebration planned for him by his friends and family has died. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Brody Anderson's father says the boy died Friday morning surrounded by his family. Todd Allen wrote last week that Brody's body was...

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct. 18, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the...

Todd Bol, founder of Little Free Library book sharing, dies

Oct. 18, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man who founded Little Free Library, a project that now sets up boxes for sharing books around the world, has died. Todd Bol was 62. A spokeswoman for Little Free Library says Bol died Thursday in a Minnesota hospice of complications from pancreatic cancer. Bol designed...

Turkish photographer Ara Guler dead at 90

Oct. 18, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ara Guler, an acclaimed Turkish journalist and photographer known as "the Eye of Istanbul" for his iconic black-and-white pictures of the city and its residents, has died. He was 90. The Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul said that Guler died of heart and respiratory failure late...

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Oct. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding...

Obituary for woman with opioid addiction inspires donations

Oct. 17, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A powerful obituary for a Vermont woman with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a local recovery center from around the country and as far away as Denmark. The family of 30-year-old Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir posted an obituary for her after she died Oct. 7 that...