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Stories with subject: Obituaries
  • Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 1:45 am

    MILL VALLEY, California - Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.

  • New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 6:14 pm

    BEDFORD, New York - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. John Tishman was 90.

  • Late ex-Mayor Cianci returns to beloved Providence City Hall 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 4:09 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Buddy Cianci, the former mayor of Providence who presided over the city's revitalization during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and prison, returned to City Hall on Saturday, lying in repose outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years.

  • Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria's Assad, dies 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 3:21 pm

    BEIRUT - Aniseh Makhlouf, Syria's former first lady and the mother of current President Bashar Assad, died Saturday, the presidency announced. She was 86.

  • 24-year-old inmate dies at Wyoming State Penitentiary 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:39 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 24-year-old inmate at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins has died.

  • Courthouse in Oklahoma City to be named after late judge 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:19 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal courthouse in Oklahoma City is to be dedicated next week to honor the longest sitting judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Oklahoma.

  • Shoes in memory of Miles, a baby with a broken heart 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:05 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Miles was born with lots of hair, like his big brother.

  • Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 5:18 am

    GAUHATI, India - The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.

  • Dave Mirra, who broke barriers on a BMX bike, dies at 41 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:53 am

    Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible.

  • Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 11:36 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

  • Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 7:40 pm

    NEW YORK - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.

  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 7:35 pm

    MIAMI - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.

  • Political leaders attend Powers' funeral 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:56 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bidding farewell to Georgia Davis Powers, her family, friends and admirers turned the civil-right icon's funeral into a celebration of a life that broke down barriers for women and African-Americans.

  • Correction: Obit-Hayling story 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:54 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - In a story Dec. 24 about the death of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hayling was among a group known as "The St. Augustine Four" who were members of the NAACP Youth Council. Hayling was an adviser to the Youth Council but was not part of "The St. Augustine Four," known for spending six months in a Florida jail and reform school in 1964 after they asked to be served at a Woolworth's lunch counter. The AP also reported erroneously the date Hayling died. He died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, not Sunday, Dec. 20. The story also reported erroneously that a public memorial service was being planned for January; it is scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Woman embarks on project to collect bras for homeless women 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:05 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Rachael Heger is no stranger to New Year's resolutions. Each year she makes them - and keeps them. But this year, the year she will be turning 35, she decided to go big.

  • Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:38 am

    NEW YORK - Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

  • Commissioner dies after heart attack during snowstorm 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:36 am

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A Harrison commissioner has died nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack while helping shovel snow.

  • Ferd Kaufman, longtime AP photographer, dead at 89 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 10:49 pm

    DALLAS - Ferd Kaufman, an Associated Press photographer who was at Dallas police headquarters as authorities brought in President John F. Kennedy's assassin, has died in Texas. He was 89.

  • Joe Dowell, had No. 1 hit with 'Wooden Heart," dies at 76 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 9:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Joe Dowell, a singer briefly popular in the early 1960s who had a No. 1 hit with the ballad "Wooden Heart," has died. He was 76.

  • State leaders pay tribute to Georgia Davis Powers 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - When Regena Thomas took office last decade as New Jersey's secretary of state, her thoughts turned to her mentor in Kentucky - civil rights icon and longtime state legislator Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.

  • The Latest: Political leaders join in tribute to Powers 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:32 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Latest on a memorial service in the Kentucky Capitol for Georgia Davis Powers, a civil-rights icon and the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate. (all times local):

  • Jack Riley, US hockey coach at 1960 Olympics, dies at 95 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:22 pm

    Jack Riley, the Army coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95.

  • Celine Dion says late husband protected, grounded her story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:22 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Celine Dion's husband protected her from the gritty business details of her career as he struck the deals that defined her superstar status, including saying yes to her mega hit from "Titanic" when she wanted to say no.

  • Former Kentucky Senator Marlow Cook dies at 89 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:55 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Former Kentucky Sen. Marlow Cook, who served in Washington during Richard Nixon's presidency, has died. He was 89.