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NY man warns others to quit smoking in his obituary

Feb. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who recently died of lung cancer has a simple message in his obituary: "If you're a smoker — quit now." The Times Union of Albany reports 66-year-old Geoff Turner wanted to warn others not to make his mistake in a self-written obituary published Saturday....

Former Tennessee senator, judge Sugarmon dies in Memphis

Feb. 20, 2019 10:44 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Russell Sugarmon Jr., a former Tennessee state senator, civil rights leader and Memphis judge, has died. R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home said in an obituary that Sugarmon died Monday at his home. He was 89. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted that "we have lost a great man, a great...

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

Feb. 20, 2019 2:27 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. Li Rui's memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many...

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

Feb. 20, 2019 1:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after a...

'Fight Back!' consumer reporter David Horowitz dies

Feb. 20, 2019 1:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Horowitz, whose "Fight Back!" syndicated program made him perhaps the best-known consumer reporter in the U.S., has died. He was 81. Horowitz had dementia and died on Thursday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. "Fight Back! With David Horowitz" won multiple Emmys and a huge...

Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

Feb. 20, 2019 1:11 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82. A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The...

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

Feb. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement that it was...

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

Feb. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after models had paraded through the aisles, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a...

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

Feb. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades. Although he spent virtually his entire career...

Former AP photographer Peter Cosgrove dies at age 84

Feb. 19, 2019 1:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Peter Cosgrove, a former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the presidential recount, has died. He died of a heart attack in his sleep on Saturday in Orlando, Florida at the age of 84. During a...