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Television celebrity chef, restaurateur Carl Ruiz dies at 44

Sep. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television celebrity chef and restaurateur Carl Ruiz has died. He was 44. His New York City restaurant, La Cubana, confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Sunday. The restaurant said "no words can fully express our sadness at the sudden loss of their dear friend and brother." The cause...

Sigmund Jaehn,1st German in space as 1970s cosmonaut, dies

Sep. 22, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sigmund Jaehn, who became the first German in space at the height of the Cold War during the 1970s and was promoted as a hero by communist authorities in East Germany, has died. He was 82. The German Aerospace Center said Sunday on its website that Jaehn died Saturday. The center did not give...

Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

Sep. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father's chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91. Hilton's family said he died of natural causes. He transformed Hilton into the industry's top brand during his 30...

Nonprofit hosts outreach weekend to help homeless veterans

Sep. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nonprofit is hosting its 27th annual outreach weekend to provide services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has set up a military-style encampment at Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland. Veterans can...

Cremated remains of 15 people turned into artificial reefs

Sep. 21, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Surrounded by her family on the bow of a fishing boat, Judy Manning said her final goodbyes to her husband, Brian Delf, who passed away in May after a third round of cancer. Manning held in her hands a concrete reef ball about the size of a basketball, covered in fresh flowers. After...

Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91

Sep. 20, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a retirement home...

Memorial service set for New Mexico lawmaker

Sep. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A memorial service for Sen. Carlos Cisneros is scheduled for Sept. 27 at the New Mexico State Capitol. The Questa Democrat died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 71. The memorial at the capitol will be followed by a service Sept. 28 at The Light at Mission Viejo Church in Santa Fe....

'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

Sep. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suzanne Whang, whose smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV's "House Hunters" for years, has died. She was 57. Her Tuesday death was confirmed Friday by her longtime agent, Eddie Culbertson. Whang first gained fame as the on-screen host of the show, where anxious home buyers...

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop...

Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre dies at 84

Sep. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, who's widely regarded as the father of modern-day Miami, has died. He was 84. Ferre's son Carlos says his father died Thursday morning surrounded by family at his Coconut Grove home. He had been battling cancer for about two years. Ferre, whose family moved to...