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Expert and advocate for iconic monarch butterfly has died

Jul. 20, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lincoln Brower, who was considered one of the foremost experts on the iconic monarch butterfly and a scientist who advocated for the declining species' protection, has died. He was 86. Linda Fink, his wife, confirmed Friday that Brower passed away Tuesday at home in Nelson County,...

Evansville Courier & Press editor Spohr dies at 37

Jul. 20, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville Courier & Press executive editor George Spohr has died at age 37. The newspaper reports Spohr died of cancer Thursday night. Spohr was also regional editor for Gannett's Indiana newspapers outside of Indianapolis, overseeing the news staffs at the (Lafayette) Journal...

Pop artist Robert Indiana's cause of death 'undetermined'

Jul. 20, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of pop artist Robert Indiana's death, but the death was not deemed suspicious, a spokesman said on Friday. Indiana's death likely was cardiac-related, but the official cause and manner of death are both listed as...

Airman who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

Jul. 19, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam," has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had...

Marcia Chambers, former AP and Times reporter, dies at 78

Jul. 19, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marcia Chambers, a reporter who covered high-profile crimes for The Associated Press and The New York Times, wrote a book about discrimination by golf clubs and later in life founded an online news site covering her Connecticut hometown, has died. She was 78. Chambers, of Branford,...

Longtime LA Lakers reporter Mitch Chortkoff dies at 78

Jul. 19, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitch Chortkoff, a columnist and beat writer who covered the Los Angeles Lakers for over 50 years, has died. He was 78. He died Tuesday at a health care facility in Van Nuys following a long illness, according to his brother Stan. Chortkoff was considered the dean of the Lakers' press...

Mark Hayes, 1977 Players Championship winner, dies at 69

Jul. 19, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Mark Hayes, who won The Players Championship among this three PGA Tour titles and was the first player to shoot 63 in the British Open, has died. He was 69. Hayes died Monday in Edmond, brother Larry Hayes said. He had early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Hayes won the fourth edition of...

Gary Beach, who won a Tony in 'The Producers,' dies at 70

Jul. 18, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs,...

Trump, Melania Trump mourn fallen Secret Service agent

Jul. 18, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects Wednesday to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip. Special Agent Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke Monday during Trump's trip to Belgium, England, Scotland and...

The Latest: Bregman named All-Star Game MVP for go-ahead HR

Jul. 18, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 12:08 a.m. Alex Bregman has been named the All-Star Game MVP for his go-ahead homer in the 10th inning that sent the American League to an 8-6 victory. Bregman's homer was one of a record-breaking 10 in the game, but it put the AL...