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Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

Feb. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after a...

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

Feb. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after models had paraded through the aisles, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a...

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

Feb. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades. Although he spent virtually his entire career...

Former AP photographer Peter Cosgrove dies at age 84

Feb. 19, 2019 1:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Peter Cosgrove, a former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the presidential recount, has died. He died of a heart attack in his sleep on Saturday in Orlando, Florida at the age of 84. During a...

'What a talent': Celebrities react to death of Lagerfeld

Feb. 19, 2019 1:31 PM EST

Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. "His humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the inspiration that you gave to this world and for all of the hearts that you touched in the process." — Bella Hadid, via Instagram. ___ "We lost a true...

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macau Lagerfeld hotel

Feb. 19, 2019 1:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macau casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement that it was...

Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

Feb. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82. A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The...

Style, selfies and hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in quotes

Feb. 19, 2019 10:08 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday, was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of his memorable quotes: ON STYLE: "If you come and ask me, 'I want to be chic,' There is little hope to become chic. Because there...

Today in History

Feb. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner...

W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist, dead at age 89

Feb. 18, 2019 9:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, died Feb. 12. His death was confirmed Monday by his publisher, Putnam, which did not immediately provide additional details. Himself a...