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Ex-South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

Oct. 26, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, a major player in a 1979 coup who later became president in a landmark democratic election before ending his tumultuous political career in prison, died in hospital on Tuesday in the capital of Seoul. He was 88. ...

Former NFL official Carl Madsen dead at age 71

Oct. 25, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carl Madsen, who worked as an NFL on-field umpire and then as a replay official, died Sunday. He was 71. The league confirmed Monday that Madsen, who had worked the Kansas City-Tennessee game, died on his way home. Madsen,...

Sonny Osborne, bluegrass banjoist behind 'Rocky Top,' dies

Oct. 25, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose fast banjo licks turned “Rocky Top” into a hit with The Osborne Brothers, has died. He was 84. Alison Brown, a Grammy-winning banjo player, told The Tennessean that Osborne died on Sunday....

Hilo Medical Center residency program graduates 16 nurses

Oct. 25, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Sixteen nurses, most of them from the Big Island, have graduated from Hilo Medical Center’s year-long residency program in nursing. Members of this year’s class started their residency in October last year after spending the spring 2020 semester...

Board: Vaccine required for most Mississippi university jobs

Oct. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Most employees at Mississippi's eight public universities will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after a vote from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees Monday. The action came on the same day the health...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Pass the maps This week, Iowa legislators get another chance to uphold the state’s non-partisan redistricting process. We urge them to do so. Last Thursday, the Legislative Services...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 20, 2021. Editorial: Do you have special session fatigue? We do Now that the third special session of the Texas Legislature is over, we can’t help but to ask this nagging question: When did Texas tilt...

Greek Socialist leader Gennimata dies after long illness

Oct. 25, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leader of Greece’s third-largest political party, Fofi Gennimata, has died after being hospitalized for treatment for a long-term illness earlier this month. She was 56. Gennimata had served as leader of the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement,...

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies

Oct. 24, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died. He was 59. Tyler died Sunday at home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer, said his manager, Toni Benson. Tyler was first diagnosed with advanced...

Biden, Schumer, Manchin huddle, but still no budget deal

Oct. 24, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden huddled...