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FILE- A Nov. 29, 2009 file photo of Ang Rita Sherpa during a press conference in Katmandu, Nepal. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at the age of 72 after a long illness, family members said. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies at age 72

Sep. 21, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72 after a long illness, family members said. Ang Rita, among the first Sherpa guides to receive international fame for his accomplishments, had suffered from health problems for...

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, before leaving for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then onto Ohio for rallies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

Sep. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’s...

FILE- In this Aug. 3, 1993, file photo, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her robe in her office at U.S. District Court in Washington. Earlier, the Senate voted 96-3 to confirm Bader as the 107th justice and the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court announced. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

The Latest: Trump boasts about how many court picks he's had

Sep. 21, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is boasting on the campaign trail about his reshaping of the federal judiciary days after the death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

FILE - In this May 28, 1957, file photo, Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, left, Rev. Robert S. Graetz, center, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talk outside the witness room during a bombing trial in Montgomery, Ala. Abernathy's church and home were bombed as well as the home of Graetz, who has an all-Black congregation. A wave of bombings took place after full integration on buses that resulted from the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott. Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery bus boycott, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He was 92. (AP Photo/File)

White minister who supported Montgomery bus boycott dies

Sep. 21, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery bus boycott and who became the target of scorn and bombings for doing so, died Sunday. He was 92. Graetz died of complications of Parkinson’s disease at his home in Montgomery surrounded by his wife,...

FILE - In this April 16, 1970, file photo, New York Rangers' Bob Nevin (8), center, plays during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in New York. Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, but did not give a cause. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Nevin, won 2 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs, dies at 82

Sep. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday but did not give a cause. Nevin played 1,128 NHL games with Toronto, New York, Minnesota and Los Angeles, totaling 726...

FILE - In this Feb.25, 2011 file photo , French actor Michael Lonsdale, awarded for the Supporting Actor, attends prior to the annual Cesar 36th Awards ceremony, in Paris. Michael Lonsdale, a French-British actor and giant of the silver screen and theatre in France, died on Monday, his agent said. From his role as villain in the 1979 James Bond film

Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

Sep. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Michael Lonsdale, an enigmatic giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died Monday at 89, his agent said. From his role as the villain in the 1979 James Bond film...

Sam McBratney is pictured with artwork from his children's book

Sam McBratney, 'Guess How Much I Love You' author, dies

Sep. 21, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam McBratney, the Irish children's author whose picture story of ever-wider and higher devotion “Guess How I Much Love You" became bedtime reading for millions of families, has died. Candlewick Press announced that McBratney died Friday at age 77. Additional details were not...

Siblings, from left, Katherine, Jennifer, Jazzmyn and Zavion look at their mother Lunisol Guzman's wedding album, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Newark, N.J. Four-year-old Zavion and 2-year-old Jazzmyn have been taken in by the oldest of Lunisol Guzman's other three children, Katherine and Jennifer, after she died from symptoms of coronavirus. Lunisol Guzman had adopted them when she was in her 40s. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'I miss mommy': Families shattered by COVID forge new paths

Sep. 21, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Just four months had passed since Ramon Ramirez buried his wife and now, here he was, hospitalized himself with COVID-19. The prognosis was dire, and the fate of his younger children consumed him. Before ending his final video call with his oldest, a 29-year-old single mother of two, he had one final request:...

People gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at Supreme Court

Sep. 21, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the court said Monday. Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the...

Algeria leader says early parliament vote before year's end

Sep. 21, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president says early legislative elections aimed at opening parliament to civil society will be held before the end of the year to give a new face to a parliament long dominated by a single party. Abdelmadjid Tebboune did not set a date but indicated Sunday evening that...