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9-year-old injured in Northern California train crash dies

Jul. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was badly injured in a Northern California commuter train crash that killed three other people has died, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family. Julien Nieves of Dixon died Wednesday of injuries suffered when an Amtrak...

Bradford Freeman, last "Band of Brothers" survivor has died

Jul. 05, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, Miss. (AP) — Bradford Freeman, the last survivor of the famed Army unit featured in the World War II oral history book and miniseries “Band of Brothers” has died at the age of 97. Freeman died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle, according to...

Ukraine's shadow: Deadly crises like Somalia starved of aid

Jul. 05, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than two dozen children have died of hunger in the past two months in a single hospital in Somalia. Dr. Yahye Abdi Garun has watched their emaciated parents stumble in from rural areas gripped by the driest drought in decades. And yet no humanitarian aid arrives. ...

Cardinal Hummes, close friend of Pope Francis, dies at 87

Jul. 04, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at the age of 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo...

Braves have moment of silence in memory of announcer Motter

Jul. 04, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves paid tribute to their longtime public address announcer, Casey Motter, on Monday night in a ceremony before the team’s first home game since his death last week. Following a video tribute to Motter, a moment of silence was observed in his memory...

District attorney-elect David Hammer dies after election

Jul. 04, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — David Hammer, a Shawnee attorney elected last week to be the new district attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 47. Hammer died on Sunday, according to a statement posted to Hammer's Facebook page. No...

Today in History: July 4, Declaration of Independence

Jul. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2022. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. ...

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

Jul. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his...

Headstone donated for grave of one-time slave in Alabama

Jul. 03, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Bill Simpson never knew Ike Coffee, but he heard numerous stories about him from when his mother and aunts were growing up. Simpson said Coffee lived in a small apartment attached to the James Stewart family home. He looked after their children and often other...