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Doug Woog, former U. of Minnesota hockey coach, dies at 75

Dec. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doug Woog, the former University of Minnesota hockey coach who took the Gophers to six Frozen Fours without winning a title, has died. He was 75. Woog died Saturday in Lakeville after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002, Woog...

Coroner: Body of central Indiana Army vet goes unclaimed

Dec. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ELWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The body of an 89-year-old Army veteran has gone unclaimed, a central Indiana coroner said. George R. Green of Elwood died Dec. 5, Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone said. Noone said she has had to make funeral arrangements for Green without his family's input because none of his...

South Carolina man who inspired movie "Radio" dead at 73

Dec. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — James “Radio” Kennedy, the man who was a fixture on the sidelines of a South Carolina high school's football games for decades and whose life inspired a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 73. T.L. Hanna High School Athletic Director John Cann confirmed Kennedy's death...

Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79

Dec. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79. The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and died Saturday....

50-year-old letter to fallen soldier opened by family

Dec. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — About 50 years ago, Opal Shrewsbury wrote a letter to her son, Paul W. Shrewsbury, about what was going on with his family back home, enclosed some family photographs, and mailed it to where he was serving with the Army in Vietnam. The letter was dated March 11, 1969. It was the...

After 52 years, woman finds photo of father she never met

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Stacey Pflaum knew her father's name was John Richard Hubbard. She knew he was a sergeant major in the Army, but until recently never knew what her father looked like. Her father, from Windsor Locks, Connecticut, died in Vietnam before she was born. "My mother was pregnant with me...

Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91

Dec. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city's finances, died Saturday. He was 91. Rohatyn's son Nicolas Rohatyn said his father died at his Manhattan home....

Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80

Dec. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was aged 80. Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics aged 21, and the 800-1,500 double at the 1964 Tokyo...

Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

Dec. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "Moonstruck" and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right...

Ex-Saints "Dome Patrol" linebacker Johnson dead at 57

Dec. 13, 2019 3:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints say former Pro Bowl linebacker Vaughan Johnson, who was a member of the club's vaunted “Dome Patrol” linebacker corps, has died at age 57. Johnson played in college at North Carolina State and began his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the...