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Official: 1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Jul. 25, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses worked to dismantle segregation...

Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90. A fixture at the historic marathon for decades, Ratti died Saturday after “a...

Care home for people living with HIV, AIDS marks 30 years

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

BELMONT, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Williams remembers moving into the House of Mercy in Belmont nearly nine years ago and immediately wanting to leave. She had lived in her own apartment in Gastonia for 11 years and was used to the life she had there. But Williams, now 69,...

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Jul. 24, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being...

Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88

Jul. 24, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday. A professor...

Longtime South Dakota GOP lawmaker David Lust dies at 53

Jul. 24, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — David Lust, a longtime South Dakota lawmaker and former Republican House majority leader, has died. He was 53. Lust died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack, his law office confirmed to the Argus Leader. Lust was a partner at the Rapid...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

Playground goes big time; 3-on-3 hoops hits the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anyone who's ever jacked up a fadeaway 3 in a pickup basketball game knows there are two sure ways to start a fight on the playground. Talk trash about someone's mom. Or call an offensive foul. In the debut of...

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking

Jul. 22, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58. Knapp’s family released a statement through the team that the...

Jurors convict former Georgia insurance chief in $2.5M fraud

Jul. 22, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It took less than two hours Thursday for jurors to decide that Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner was indeed a “fraudster” and not an innovator, as they convicted Jim Beck on 37 criminal counts relating to more than $2.5 million he embezzled from his former...