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Pioneering investor dubbed 'China's First Shareholder' dies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former factory worker known as “China’s First Shareholder” after he amassed a fortune trading in the country’s infant financial markets starting in the 1980s has died, news reports said Tuesday. Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned...

Highway named for ex-lawmaker who worked for road expansion

Jun. 14, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Friends, family and former colleagues gathered Monday in Booneville to remember former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy and to unveil a sign that names a segment of a highway in his honor. McCoy was 77 when he died in...

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

As US COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist

Jun. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts. “I have to be here to watch my princess grow up,” the Mexican American restaurant worker wrote...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 14, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Kearney Hub. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Earth lodge a symbol of pride, healing Kearney businessman Gary Roubicek, 72, who died June 3, was well-known as a Burger King operator and for reopening the Bico’s Restaurant on Kearney’s west side. What may...

Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of 'Network,' dies at 83

Jun. 13, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83. Beatty's manager,...

Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

Jun. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965, has died. He was 85. The Twins announced Grant's death Saturday. No cause was given. Grant's personal...

Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller dies

Jun. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller, who gained notoriety for several law enforcement stunts during nearly 50 years in law enforcement, has died. Miller died Friday at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 92. His son, Marty...

South Florida investigative reporter Michele Gillen dies

Jun. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66. Longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre confirmed Gillen's death from natural causes in a Facebook post Friday. "For all those who...

Indiana nurse during the Korean War helped inspire “M*A*S*H"

Jun. 12, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — When Cathy Drake went to dinner at a friend’s house one night in the 1960s, she didn’t know the conversations they had would change popular culture for decades to come. Drake and her husband, Dale, traveled to Maine about 10 years after their...