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Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Dec. 6, 2019 10:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He...

Colorado state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis dies of cancer at 62

Dec. 6, 2019 7:46 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis, who represented a large rural swath of eastern Colorado, has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62. Lewis, who died surrounded by friends and family at home on her ranch in Kim on Friday, represented House District...

S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

Dec. 6, 2019 4:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died. Edna Smith Primus died Nov. 29 at age 75, The State newspaper reported. One of the first black women to practice law in South Carolina, Primus worked with the American Civil Liberties...

Rhode Island's former Superior Court presiding justice dies

Dec. 6, 2019 3:03 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The retired presiding justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court has died. A court spokesman in an emailed statement said Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. died at his South Kingstown home early Friday. He was 78. The statement did not give a cause of death, but his daughter, Superior Court...

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods" dies at 85

Dec. 6, 2019 2:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the...

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 11:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods," dies at 85

Dec. 5, 2019 8:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the...

Heart transplant patient dies after Chicago hospital wedding

Dec. 5, 2019 3:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 23-year-old Chicago man who received two heart transplants as a teenager died in hospice care, days after he married his high school sweetheart, his new bride said. Javier Rodriguez was diagnosed in seventh grade with dilated cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease that predisposes victims to...

Indiana woman who always voted since 1936 dies at 105

Dec. 5, 2019 12:16 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman recently honored for voting in elections since 1936 has died. Erma Mucci was 105 years old. Mucci told the (Northwest Indiana) Times in March that her parents weren't allowed to vote in Italy. So the Crown Point resident considered it a privilege to cast a ballot...

'Star Trek' writer, story editor DC Fontana dead at age 80

Dec. 4, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other related projects, has died at age 80. Fran Evans, a family friend, told The Associated Press that she died...