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'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

Sep. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suzanne Whang, whose smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV's "House Hunters" for years, has died. She was 57. Her Tuesday death was confirmed Friday by her longtime agent, Eddie Culbertson. Whang first gained fame as the on-screen host of the show, where anxious home buyers...

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop...

Bus carrying singer Josh Turner's road crew crashes, 1 dead

Sep. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SHANDON, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus carrying members of the road crew for country singer Josh Turner plunged off a cliff in central California, killing one person and injuring seven others, authorities said Thursday. Turner and his band were not on the bus when it crashed late Wednesday in San Luis Obispo...

Newgarden seeks 2nd title in 3 years in battle of Americans

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an IndyCar event already underway. He climbed the stairs, saw challenger Alexander Rossi bogged down in interviews and spread his arms wide as he made his entrance. "Good evening,"...

Correction: US-Obit-Ocasek story

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of studio albums the band released. They put out seven, not six. A corrected version of the story is below: Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75 Ric Ocasek,...

Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

Sep. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema. Ocasek's wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a statement on Instagram , saying he was "recuperating very well after surgery" and that their...

New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Sep. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Larry Garron, member of original Patriots, dies at 82

Sep. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Larry Garron, a star running back for the original Patriots, has died at 82. The team announced his death Saturday but did not give details. Garron played from 1960 to 1968 for the Boston Patriots, whose name changed to the New England Patriots in 1971. He holds the record for the...

Study shows hockey great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE

Sep. 13, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago Honors...

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Sep. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and '80s, with hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died. He was 70. Publicist Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family and said Money died Friday...