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Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas' family says he had CTE

Jul. 05, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is the latest in a growing list of football players diagnosed with CTE. His family said Tuesday that researchers found that Thomas, who died in December at age 33, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The...

In reversal, prosecutors say R. Kelly off suicide watch

Jul. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is no longer on suicide watch following the jailed R&B singer's sentencing in a federal sex abuse case, prosecutors said in court papers filed on Tuesday. The filing came in response to a claim last week by Kelly’s attorneys that the 55-year-old Kelly...

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch 'for his own safety'

Jul. 03, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office in...

Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

Jul. 01, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp's family lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday. Lawyer Tania Koen said in...

Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Jun. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper...

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Jun. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest,...

George Harrison's widow talks of life, death through poetry

Jun. 21, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first line of Olivia Harrison's book of poetry captures a feeling universal to everyone who has lost a loved one. “All I wanted was another spring,” she writes. “Was it so much to ask?” Through the verses that follow that question, the widow of former...

Coroner: Former Purdue star Caleb Swanigan dies at 25

Jun. 21, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan has died at 25. The Allen County Coroner's office confirmed Tuesday that Swanigan died Monday of natural causes at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A private doctor will be handling his...

2 deputies disciplined after Bob Saget death investigation

Jun. 20, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida deputies have each been suspended for about two weeks for leaking news about actor and comedian Bob Saget’s death before his family was alerted, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday that the two deputies were each...

Philip Baker Hall, of 'Hard Eight,' 'Seinfeld,' dies at 90

Jun. 13, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's first movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 90. Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor's wife of nearly 40...