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A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. The team announced Henderson’s death Wednesday. There was no cause of death given. “Everyone will miss Mario’s sense of humor and passion for football and life,” the team said in a...

FILE - In this Friday, June 29, 2007, file photo, James Randi is shown in front of a poster at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation announced its founder died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 92. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

Oct. 21, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92. The James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed the death, saying simply that its founder...

Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday that football coach Jay Norvell, who is Merritt Norvell's son, took some time away from the team because of his father's...

Woman's obituary: In lieu of flowers 'do not vote for Trump'

Oct. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump. Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on Sept. 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul. A pair of obituaries published in the St....

AP reporter Pete Yost, shown in this Oct. 2007 file photo. Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, has died at age 73.  (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

Retired AP investigative reporter Pete Yost dies at age 73

Oct. 21, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, died Tuesday night at the age of 73. He covered many of the biggest stories of his time and was known throughout Washington...

Jonelson Princeton, 7, who survived cholera as a newborn, peers out from inside his home which was once used as an office, on a former UN base where he lives with his parents and grandmother in Mirebalais, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed thousands, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help

Oct. 21, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

MEILLE, Haiti (AP) — Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease....

This undated photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, shows Ibrahim al-Abed, the founder of the state-run news agency.  Ibrahim al-Abed, a pioneering media figure as the oil-rich nation grew into a regional power, has died. He was 78.  (WAM via AP)

Founder of UAE state-run WAM news agency dies at 78

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ibrahim al-Abed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency and a pioneering media figure as the oil-rich nation grew into a regional power, died Tuesday. He was 78. Al-Abed long served as the head of the country's National Media Council, a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Casey McGehee (14) yells at third base umpire and crew chief Derryl Cousins after being thrown out by home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins, who worked three World Series during a career that lasted over three decades, has died. He was 74. Craig Cousins said his brother died at home Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 after a bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Longtime MLB umpire Derryl Cousins dies at 74

Oct. 20, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins, who worked three World Series during a career that lasted over three decades, has died. He was 74. Craig Cousins said his brother died at home Monday after a bout with cancer. Cousins got his spot in the big leagues during the umpires'...

FILE  - In this Jan. 10, 1966 file photo, members of the band, the Spencer Davis Group, from top left: Muff Winwood, Pete York and Steve Winwood and Spencer Davis, foreground. British guitarist and bandleader Spencer Davis, whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died at the age of 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.  (AP Photo, File)

'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

Oct. 20, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated...