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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, right, talks with Brant Ballard, 15, before signing his baseball bat during the annual Cardinals Caravan event on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ark. (Quentin Winstine/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)

Flaherty looks forward to staying consistent for Cardinals

Jan. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty plans to continue following the advice Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson gave him. "To be on the attack consistently," the 24-year-old Flaherty said Sunday at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. "That's what he preached. He said he was consistently on the...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings creator, dies

Jan. 17, 2020 11:04 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father's "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died. He was 95. The Tolkien Society and publisher HarperCollins UK confirmed Tolkien's death. The Centre Hospitalier de la Dracenie, a hospital in southern France,...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

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Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75

Jan. 16, 2020 1:28 AM EST

Rocky "Soulman" Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement on Johnson's death Wednesday night. Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history when...

Egypt says it's probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Jan. 14, 2020 2:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment. Mustafa Kassem, 54, an Egyptian-born auto parts dealer from Long Island, New York, died late Monday of...

Joe Roberson, Michigan AD during '97 championship, dies

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joseph “Joe” Roberson, the University of Michigan athletic director who served during the football team's national championship season in 1997, died Monday, school officials said. He was 84. Roberson died at his home in Grand Blanc, near Flint, the university announced...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung yells from the bench area during an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. A cocaine possession charge against Chung will be dropped with the understanding that he undergo periodic drug testing and perform 40 hours of community service, a prosecutor said Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Drug charge to be dropped against Patriots safety Chung

Jan. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A cocaine possession charge against New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung will be dropped with the understanding that he will undergo periodic drug testing and perform 40 hours of community service, a prosecutor said Monday. A grand jury in New Hampshire indicted Chung in August....

Nationals prospect Fausto Segura dies at 23

Jan. 13, 2020 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals say pitching prospect Fausto Segura has died. He was 23. The team announced the news in a statement Monday. ESPN Deportes reported that Segura died in a traffic accident Sunday night in his hometown of Barahona, Dominican Republic. The right-hander signed a contract with...

FILE  - In this Nov. 25, 2016 file photo, philosopher Roger Scruton poses with his award after being knighted for services to philosophy, teaching and public education, in London. Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent conservative thinkers, has died aged 75. Scruton’s family said in a statement that he died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 after a six-month battle with cancer. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)

Conservative philosopher Roger Scruton dies at 75

Jan. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roger Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent conservative philosophers, has died. He was 75. Scruton’s family said in a statement that he died Sunday after a six-month battle with cancer. A graduate of Cambridge University, S cruton embraced conservative ideas after visiting...