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Soldier dies nearly 20 years after being wounded in Iraq

Nov. 30, 2022 19:52 PM EST

ELWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A soldier who suffered catastrophic injuries while serving in Iraq nearly two decades ago has died and been laid to rest in northern Illinois with full military honors. Former U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Gomez, 42, of Wheaton died Nov. 22 after developing pneumonia and...

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

Nov. 30, 2022 17:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” died Wednesday at age 79. Her death was...

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...

Longtime NFL quarterback, Kansas star John Hadl dies at 82

Nov. 30, 2022 15:36 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Longtime NFL quarterback John Hadl, who starred for his hometown Kansas Jayhawks before embarking on a professional career that included six Pro Bowl appearances and an All-Pro nod, died Wednesday. He was 82. The university, where Hadl returned after his...

Jiang Zemin, who guided China's economic rise, dies

Nov. 30, 2022 14:13 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003...

US Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura dies at 97

Nov. 30, 2022 12:00 PM EST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for holding off an attack to allow an American squad to withdraw during the Korean War, has died. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced that...

Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies

Nov. 30, 2022 07:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003...

England advances after beating Wales 3-0 at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 18:33 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Marcus Rashford dropped to his knees and pointed up to the sky. The England forward had just scored against Wales at the World Cup, starting off a 3-0 victory that sent his team into the round of 16. His celebration, he said, was in tribute to...

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Nov. 29, 2022 17:08 PM EST

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Nebraska. But for decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories...

Clarence Gilyard, 'Die Hard' and 'Matlock' actor, dies at 66

Nov. 29, 2022 13:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence Gilyard Jr., a popular supporting actor whose credits include the blockbuster films “Die Hard" and “Top Gun” and the hit television series “Matlock” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” has died at age 66. His death was announced this week by the...