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Animal rights group sues park service over dying elk

Jun. 23, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore have died from starvation and dehydration in the last year because the animals couldn't get past a fence that the National Park Service placed to stop them from competing for food and water with cattle, according to a...

Chris LeDoux statue arrives at Cheyenne's Frontier Park

Jun. 23, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — World champion rodeo cowboy and country music singer Chris LeDoux has returned to Cheyenne Frontier Days in the form of a huge statue. The bronze featuring LeDoux on a bucking horse arrived Tuesday and was installed on a pedestal at the park where...

Merle Smith, 1st Black graduate of Coast Guard Academy, dies

Jun. 23, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Merle Smith Jr., the first Black cadet to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy, has died, his family said. He was 76. Smith died on June 16 of complications from Parkinson's disease and COVID-19, his wife Lynda Smith said. ...

Biden mourns former Senate colleague, Virginia's John Warner

Jun. 23, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday mourned his former Senate colleague, Virginia's John Warner, as a “man of conscience, character and honor" who was deeply committed to God and country. At a time in America's political history when some lawmakers are...

Sabres `French Connection' winger Rene Robert dies at 72

Jun. 22, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection Line,” died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. The Sabres confirmed Robert’s death in a statement released by the team. Robert had been on...

Former NHL player Tom Kurvers dies at 58 from lung cancer

Jun. 22, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since...

Hungary's immunity cards allow packed stands, raise concerns

Jun. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of soccer fans packed the Puskas Arena in Budapest last week to attend Euro 2020 matches. It was the first full-house international soccer event in Europe in more than a year — made possible largely by Hungary's adoption of government-issued...

Remains of soldier from Korean War to be interred this week

Jun. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

VIRGIE, Ky. (AP) — A funeral will be held this week for a Kentucky soldier killed during the Korean War, Fort Knox said. The remains of Army Cpl. Burl Mullins will be interred Saturday at Osborne Cemetery in the Dorton community in Pike County after a funeral service in...

Heat a factor in death of Ohio resident at Grand Canyon

Jun. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Ohio resident on a backpacking trip at the Grand Canyon has died of suspected heat-related illness amid a heat wave in the U.S. West, park officials said Monday. Michelle Meder, 53, was among a group of five who made it halfway into the canyon...

Mark Peel, trailblazer of California cuisine, dies at 66

Jun. 21, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Peel, a trailblazing chef who helped create modern California cuisine and a dining renaissance in Los Angeles, has died at age 66. Peel died on Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital, nine days after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,...