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'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio dies at age 59

Sep. 28, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez...

Clergy strive to reconcile politically divided congregations

Sep. 28, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

One member of Rabbi David Wolpe’s diverse congregation left because Wolpe would not preach sermons criticizing Donald Trump. Scores of others left over resentment with the synagogue’s rules for combating COVID-19. But Wolpe remains steadfast in his resolve to avoid politics when he preaches at...

Noted New Orleans social services group drops racist's name

Sep. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans social services nonprofit long called the Kingsley House renamed itself Tuesday, dropping the name of a Victorian clergyman perhaps best remembered as the author of a children's fantasy novel but who held profoundly racist views. For 126 years it...

Bolsonaro campaign to evangelicals: Brazil's soul at stake

Sep. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Off a byway outside Salvador, past an evangelical church and down a short path, Thiago Viana was preparing a celebration. Two new members of his temple would soon emerge from months of seclusion, marking initiation into his Afro Brazilian faith, Candomble. ...

Meredith Tax, feminist author and activist, dead at age 80

Sep. 26, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meredith Tax, a prominent activist and writer of second-wave feminism who challenged herself, her peers and the world at large to rethink long-held ideas about gender, race and class, has died. She was 80. Tax died Sunday, according to her friend Frances Kissling,...

Biden praises Braves' 'unstoppable, joyful run' to 2021 win

Sep. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the Atlanta Braves will be “forever known as the upset kings of October” for their improbable 2021 World Series win, as he welcomed the team to the White House for a victory celebration. Biden called the Braves' drive an...

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

Sep. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. ...

WWII soldier from Tennessee to be buried in Washington

Sep. 26, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee native who died during World War II will be buried this week in Washington state, the Army said. Tech. Sgt. Ross H. Thompson died Dec. 10, 1942, at age 50. He was reported captured with thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members when forces...

Former NJ governor, US Rep. James Florio dies at 85

Sep. 26, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, who championed a plan that substantially raised the state’s sales and income taxes leading to his reelection defeat in 1993, died Sunday. He was 85. His law partner Doug Steinhardt and current New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy...

Rare Rembrandt drawings on display at NC museum

Sep. 26, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — After years of anticipation, a collection of rarely exhibited drawings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is now on display at the Ackland Art Museum. The Ackland’s newest exhibit, “Drawn to Life: Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck...