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The Latest: Barbara Bush's casket wheeled out of church

Apr. 21, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Barbara Bush's casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church where hundreds of people came to offer their final respects during her funeral. Eight of her grandsons served as pallbearers....

Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

Apr. 21, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation." Addressing former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation's largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush's quick wit that made her so popular. He also spoke of...

French nun known as allied troops 'White Angel' dies at 103

Apr. 21, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

DIEPPE, France (AP) — The mayor of a city in France's Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the "White Angel" to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II raid has died. The city of Dieppe in Normandy said that a tribute to Sister Agnes-Marie Valois will be held on April 24 at the...

Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

Apr. 20, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97. Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in Los...

The Latest: Nile Rodgers mourns Avicii, talks DJ's drinking

Apr. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of electronic dance DJ and producer Avicii, who died Friday in Oman at age 28 (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Music producer Nile Rodgers is expressing sorrow at the death of DJ star Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee), with whom he developed a close friendship during their...

About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing

Apr. 20, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years. After a few moments, an aide came forward to help Bush with his wheelchair,...

The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara Bush

Apr. 20, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Officials say around 2,500 people have walked past a casket holding former first lady Barbara Bush during a public viewing at a Houston church. The viewing began at noon Friday and was continuing until...

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Apr. 20, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace. Bruce embraced the task of following Woody Hayes, and went on to have his own Hall of Fame career. He...

AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years

Apr. 20, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families. She also shared a distinction with one of its first. Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother...

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

Apr. 20, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead...