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Richard Trumka, longtime president of AFL-CIO, dies at 72

Aug. 05, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. The federation confirmed Trumka’s death in a statement....

Yu Ying-shih, historian who irked Beijing, dies at 91

Aug. 05, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Yu Ying-shih, a historian of China who taught at Harvard, Princeton and Yale Universities and whose books were banned by the ruling Communist Party in 2014 after he expressed support for pro-democracy activism, has died. He was 91. Yu died Aug. 1 in the...

'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

Aug. 04, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, in...

June Daugherty, former women’s basketball coach, dies at 64

Aug. 04, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — June Daugherty, the former Washington and Washington State women's basketball coach who led the Huskies to seven NCAA Tournaments, has died. She was 64. Washington State said Daugherty died Monday at her Boise, Idaho, home. A...

Former journalist, official remembered for public service

Aug. 04, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Known as a journalist who asked tough questions and an all-around stand-up guy, former Associated Press correspondent and public servant Ed Moreno has died. He was 67. His family said Moreno died July 27 of a brain tumor at his home in Santa Fe. A...

Wyoming governor, delegation plan to attend Enzi funeral

Aug. 04, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation all plan to attend former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's funeral in Gillette on Friday. The service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, which has a capacity of 4,000 people. A...

Broadway, Hollywood costumes go on exhibit in heart of NYC

Aug. 04, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most Broadway stages may still be dark, but there's a place in Times Square where the costumes shine. More than 100 costumes from such shows as "Hamilton," “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Wicked” are part of a new exhibit this summer revealing the...

South Africa quickens vaccine drive, gets more doses from US

Aug. 04, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cars lined up by the strikingly modern mosque and were guided to parking bays where the drivers soon got jabs. The brisk pace at the Houghton mosque COVID-19 vaccination center is seeing 700 people per day getting shots and is expected to soon...

Serbian ambassador to Russia dies in Belgrade

Aug. 04, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Miroslav Lazanski, Serbia’s ambassador to Russia and formerly a well-known journalist, has died. He was 71. Serbian media and officials said Wednesday that Lazanski died at his home in Belgrade from “the consequences of a heart attack.” ...

Founder of Charleston's esteemed Black community paper dies

Aug. 03, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James “Jim” French, the founder of a weekly paper that has served as a mainstay for Black communities in Charleston, South Carolina, for nearly half a century, has died. He was 94. French, who founded The Charleston Chronicle in 1971, died...