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Mills Lane, Hall of Fame boxing referee, dies at 85

Dec. 06, 2022 20:41 PM EST

Mills Lane, the Hall of Fame boxing referee who was the third man in the ring when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear, died Tuesday. He was 85. Lane had suffered a stroke in 2002 and his son, Tommy, said his father had taken a significant turn for the worse recently before...

Israeli deportation of Palestinian activist on hold

Dec. 06, 2022 13:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will have to wait to deport a Palestinian lawyer and activist to France for at least several weeks. Saleh Hammouri appeared at a court hearing near Tel Aviv on Tuesday. No decisions were made, and another hearing was set for Jan. 1, said Dani Shenhar, one of...

Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies

Dec. 06, 2022 13:16 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Stewart, the white Tennessee farm boy and fiddle player who co-founded the influential Stax Records with his sister in a Black, inner-city Memphis neighborhood and helped build the soulful “Memphis sound,” has died at age 92. Stewart died peacefully...

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71

Dec. 06, 2022 10:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy winner whose roles on the TV megahit “Cheers” and in the “Look Who's Talking” films made her one of the biggest stars in American comedy in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Monday. She was 71. Alley died of cancer that...

Bill named for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's wife heads to president

Dec. 06, 2022 05:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bill named in honor of Kentucky U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's late wife and focused on increasing research into a little-understood heart disease is heading to U.S. President Joe Biden's desk. The Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy...

China party officials pay respects to former leader Jiang

Dec. 05, 2022 19:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and other current and previous top officials paid their respects Monday to former leader Jiang Zemin, who died last week at age 96. State broadcaster CCTV showed Xi, his predecessor Hu Jintao and others bowing to Jiang’s body at a...

Remains of soldier who died in WWII Japanese POW camp ID'd

Dec. 05, 2022 15:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Experts have identified the remains of a soldier from Massachusetts who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the the Philippines during World War II, the military said on Monday. Army Pfc. Arthur L. Pierce, 26, of Malden, was accounted for in July through...

Unmarked graves, an 'ugly history': W.Va. weighs mine safety

Dec. 05, 2022 14:51 PM EST

HAVACO, W.Va. (AP) — Mayapple plants sprout in the sunken soil where the bodies lie, their leaves sheltering the unmarked graves like tiny umbrellas. The forgotten burial ground is overrun by four-wheel tire tracks near a path strewn with discarded bottles and other trash. More...

Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dead at age 91

Dec. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in...

Bob McGrath, 'Sesame Street' legend, dies at 90

Dec. 05, 2022 02:29 AM EST

Bob McGrath, an actor, musician and children’s author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children’s show “Sesame Street” has died at the age of 90. McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on...