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Former California judge Newsom dies at 84

Dec. 12, 2018 9:15 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — William Newsom III, a former California judge, environmental advocate and the father of governor-elect Gavin Newsom, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 84. "Justice Newsom was a proud, lifelong Californian, a public servant of profound accomplishment and a powerful voice...

Saline County clerk dies just days after taking office

Dec. 12, 2018 8:56 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A county clerk in Southern Illinois who took office less than two weeks ago has died. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Saline County Clerk Roger Craig died Wednesday morning. The 57-year-old Craig ran in March and defeated incumbent Kim Buchanan in the Republican...

Correction: California Wildfires-Cleanup story

Dec. 12, 2018 7:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about California wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that insurance carriers paid $11.8 billion to 2017 Northern California wine country wildfire victims. Insurance companies paid $10 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: California...

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Dec. 12, 2018 2:34 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday. Kosa was recognized in Cannes for "Ten Thousand Days," about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s onward. The film was...

Edmond Mayor, longtime City Councilman Charles Lamb dies

Dec. 12, 2018 2:19 PM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has died. Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Edmond says Mayor Charles Lamb died Tuesday. He was 72. A cause of death has not been released, but The Oklahoman reports that Lamb complained of fighting a cold during a Monday...

Trump campaign Russia contacts alarm intelligence experts

Dec. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — From suggestions of "political synergy" and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump's orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence field. The attempts by Russians...

Obituary of man who shot himself calls for change in gun law

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 PM EST

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — The obituary of a 23-year-old Vermont man who killed himself with a gun he'd bought the same day included a call to change the state's gun laws. Andrew Black died by suicide in Essex last week. In his obituary , his family remembered him as kind and adventurous — and requested that...

Washington helps Minnesota pass by pesky North Florida 80-71

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As one of the most heralded high school recruits Minnesota has brought in under head coach Richard Pitino, Isaiah Washington has been a work in progress as a college point guard. This was one of those games where the sophomore's potential was fulfilled. Jordan Murphy had 20 points and a...

Raptors coach Nick Nurse's 94-year-old mother dies

Dec. 11, 2018 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother. Nurse says his mother, Marcella Nurse, died Monday in Iowa, where he was born in the city of Carroll. He plans to coach Tuesday night against the Clippers and Wednesday at...

Parents of college student sue classmate, others over death

Dec. 11, 2018 4:22 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old college freshman who died of head injuries in a fall suffered after a day of drinking are seeking to hold his roommate and other students liable. Lafayette College lacrosse recruit McCrae Williams died on Sept. 11, 2017, two days after he fell in his dorm...