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Services set to remember H. Ross Perot in Dallas

Jul. 15, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Family and friends are set to remember H. Ross Perot, the colorful Texas billionaire who twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, at services in Dallas. A graveside service Tuesday morning at a cemetery will be followed by a memorial service at Highland Park Methodist Church in the...

Trump digs in against Dem congresswomen; they're firing back

Jul. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his incendiary comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color, urging them to get out if they don't like things going on in America. They fired back at what they called his "xenophobic bigoted remarks"...

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car remained on the...

UNC library to receive famous Burk Uzzle photo collection

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Burk Uzzle's subjects are known to all. From complex portraits of America's most famous celebrated personalities to quirky compositions of life being lived to straightforward images of the country's most vulnerable moments, Uzzle has recorded humanity at its best and worst, in its...

Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed

Jul. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A patient at a state mental hospital in South Carolina died earlier this year after being at the bottom of a dogpile of several employees — something specifically prohibited in their training. Three of the 13 employees involved in the death of 35-year-old William Avant in...

Longtime Ruston Daily Leader sports editor Davis dies

Jul. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Longtime Ruston Daily Leader Sports Editor Buddy Davis has died. Louisiana Tech University said Davis died Saturday morning in his sleep at a nursing home in Ruston. He was 72. The university honored Davis in its Hall of Fame for the five decades he spent covering the school's sports as...

Bangladesh ex-dictator H.M. Ershad dies at 89

Jul. 14, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's former military dictator H.M. Ershad, who had seized power in a 1982 coup, has died. He was 89. Ershad had long been suffering from multiple complications including infections in his lungs and kidneys, his younger brother, G.M. Quader, said Sunday. He was admitted to...

Funeral held for Beth Chapman of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter'

Jul. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

AURORA, Colorado (AP) — Friends and family of the late "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman gathered in Colorado on Saturday where they remembered her as tough and irreverent, yet full of love even for some of the fugitives she helped apprehend. Funeral services were held in...

Slain Canadian-Somali journalist Nalayeh a trailblazer

Jul. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine life...

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams' bid for 24th Slam

Jul. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there already was inscribed: "Miss S. Halep."...