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FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles.  Redstone, the strong-willed media mogul whose public disputes with family members and subordinates made him a feared operator in Hollywood, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Media mogul Sumner Redstone dies at 97

Aug. 12, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family's drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97. ViacomCBS Inc., which he lead for decades, remembered Redstone for his “unparalleled passion to win, his endless intellectual curiosity, and his complete dedication to the company.” Redstone built...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Aug. 12, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2002 file photo, singer and actor Trini Lopez poses in Dallas. Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, has died. He was 83.  Filmmaker P. David Ebersole confirmed that Lopez died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., from COVID-19.  (Cheryl Diaz Meyer/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra, dies

Aug. 11, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday. He was 83. Filmmaker P. David Ebersole, who just finished shooting a documentary on...

FILE - This is a Jan. 9, 2020, file photo showing New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch after a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. The 36-year-old daughter of Steve Tisch has died. Hilary Anne Tisch died on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, Steve Tisch said in a statement issued for the family. The statement did not cite a cause of death or say where she died, but it noted she had battled depression.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

36-year-old daughter of NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch dies

Aug. 11, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The 36-year-old daughter of New York Giants co-owner and film producer Steve Tisch has died. Hilary Anne Tisch died Monday, Steve Tisch said in a statement issued on behalf of the family. The statement did not cite a cause of death or say where she died, but it noted she had...

Women wearing face masks to help protect against the coronavirus walks by an advertising board displaying an American flag and Statue of Liberty on a street in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. China's biggest recent outbreak of coronavirus has grown slightly. Hundreds people have developed COVID-19 in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, with more than dozens of new cases reported Thursday in its capital and largest city, Urumqi. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million

Aug. 10, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That’s according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all those who...

Pro wrestling star James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

Aug. 10, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his trademark “splash,” has died. World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed his death in a statement Sunday. Kenny...

Connecticut issues first $1,000 fines to travel violators

Aug. 10, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued its first $1,000 fines on Monday to two individuals who Gov. Ned Lamont said failed to comply with the travel advisory for residents who return home from states with high COVID-19 infection rates. The Democrat said the two unnamed people had flown back to...

James Mahoney, senior Bank of America executive, dies at 67

Aug. 10, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — James Mahoney, a senior Bank of America executive and former chief spokesman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has died from injuries sustained in a biking accident a year ago. He was 67. The longtime cyclist suffered a major head injury in July 2019 and died Saturday in his...

Hardy, two-sport star, architect of Orange Crush dies at 87

Aug. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Carroll Hardy, a multi-sport star best known as the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87. Hardy was also known as the football executive who helped assemble the “Orange Crush" defense in Denver during the 1970s. The University of Colorado,...