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LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Packers' Bratkowski, Bart Starr's backup, dies at age 88

Nov. 12, 2019 1:00 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Zeke Bratkowski, the quarterback who backed up Bart Starr during the Green Bay Packers' 1960s dynasty, has died at his Florida home. He was 88. The team announced his death late Monday but did not disclose further details. The Packers Hall of Famer was a quarterback in Green Bay from...

Longtime AP sports writer, editor Ben Olan dies at 96

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday morning...

Former Spartan, NFL receiver Charles Rogers dies at age 38

Nov. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at the age of 38. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from The Associated Press. Other details were not immediately known. Marshall Thomas, Rogers'...

Widow of a co-founder of Georgia insurer Aflac dies at 90

Nov. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The widow of a co-founder of the Georgia insurance company Aflac has died. Aflac announced that 90-year-old Jean Amos, the widow of Paul Amos, died Sunday. Paul Amos was one of three brothers who in 1955 co-founded Aflac, the Columbus-based supplemental insurer. Daniel P. Amos, the...

Alabama man becomes second to die from oxygen tank explosion

Nov. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man critically injured in an explosion last week has died. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service tells Al.com that 53-year-old Larry Bush died Friday. Bush succumbed to injuries from a blast Tuesday in Birmingham's East Lake neighborhood, which also claimed the life of...

Oregon stuns US team; C. Vivian Stringer reaches milestone

Nov. 11, 2019 3:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It didn't count in the standings, but the most shocking game of the opening week of women's basketball was No. 1 Oregon stunning the U.S. women's national team. The Americans played a four-game college tour that had them face Stanford, Oregon State, Texas A&M and the Ducks over a...

Kaiser Permanente CEO Tyson dies unexpectedly at 60

Nov. 10, 2019 8:37 PM EST

Health care provider Kaiser Permanente said Sunday its chairman and CEO, Bernard J. Tyson, has died unexpectedly at the age of 60. Tyson was the first African American to head Kaiser Permanente as CEO when he took that position in 2013 after filling a number of roles over three decades at the company. No other...

Funeral services set for Louisiana author Ernest Gaines

Nov. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Funeral services will be held next week for Louisiana author Ernest Gaines, who died Tuesday at the age of 86. News outlets report visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hall Davis & Sons Funeral Services in Baton Rouge. A memorial will be held at the same...

Massachusetts' last known Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 98

Nov. 9, 2019 1:12 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' last known Pearl Harbor survivor has died. The Brockton Enterprise reports George Hursey died Tuesday at a nursing home in Brockton from natural causes. He was 98. Hursey told The Enterprise in 2016 that he was among the army units that fired artillery guns at Japanese...