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Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Jun. 26, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered at his grave for a daylong celebration of his life and music Tuesday, with some traveling thousands of miles to join in the singalongs, selfies and moment of silence that marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop. "If you have a...

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Jun. 25, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from...

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...

Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

Jun. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died at age 75 in Chattanooga. His cousin, Tom Carrigan, said he learned of Carrigan's death last Thursday, but he...

Houston infant dies with 90-plus fractures; parents charged

Jun. 25, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The parents of a Houston newborn who suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital were arrested in their daughter's death, according to police and Harris County prosecutors. Jazmine Robin, who was born prematurely, was 10 weeks old...

Tabloid reporter, columnist Steve Dunleavy dies at 81

Jun. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Dunleavy, a reporter and columnist for the New York Post who helped define the tabloid's modern style, died. He was 81. The Post reported that Dunleavy died at his home on Long Island on Monday night. Steve Dunleavy was one of the greatest reporters of all time," Post owner Rupert...

Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules

Jun. 24, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB...

Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

Jun. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82....

Funeral planned for 6-year-old girl who died at US border

Jun. 24, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of 6-year-old girl who died while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border say her body will be flown to New York for a funeral. A civil rights group working with the family of Gurupreet Kaur says the girl's dad has been living in New York for several years and has a pending...

Correction: Obit-Charles Reich story

Jun. 24, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 17 about the death of Charles Reich, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the author graduated from Oberlin University. The school's name is Oberlin College. A corrected version of the story is below: 'Greening of America' author Charles Reich dead at 91 Charles...