- Dennis Hale, 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck survivor, dies at 75 Updated: Sep-02-15 9:37 pm
DETROIT - The lone survivor of a 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck has died of cancer. Dennis Hale was 75.
- Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies Updated: Sep-02-15 9:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.
- California inmate dies while awaiting execution Updated: Sep-02-15 9:19 pm
SAN QUENTIN, California - A 69-year-old inmate has died while awaiting execution at San Quentin State Prison for a 1989 murder in Riverside County.
- Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84 Updated: Sep-02-15 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES - Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.
- Montana insists it can't release child death information Updated: Sep-02-15 5:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana child welfare officials have reiterated their position that state law prohibits disclosure of information about child abuse deaths despite a warning from the federal government that continued secrecy could jeopardize grant money.
- Ivan Doig papers going to Montana State University Updated: Sep-02-15 3:09 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Manuscripts, drafts and other items belonging to renowned Western author Ivan Doig will be housed at Montana State University.
- Court: No visitation rights for woman after same-sex divorce Updated: Sep-02-15 1:16 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Noting the lack of state laws governing same-sex divorces, a Maryland appeals court has ruled that a lesbian woman has no right to visitation or custody of a child to whom the woman's former partner gave birth before the couple married.
- Longtime sports editor for The Gadsden Times dies Updated: Sep-02-15 12:50 pm
GADSDEN, Alabama - Jimmy Smothers, a longtime sports editor for The Gadsden Times who covered everything from Little League to the opening of the Talladega Speedway and college football, died Monday. He was 82.
- Mary Lou Parks, who served in Michigan House, dies at 79 Updated: Sep-02-15 12:29 pm
DETROIT - Former state Rep. Mary Lou Parks, who served six years in the Michigan House representing Detroit, has died. She was 79.
- Correction: Australia-Obit-Great Escape story Updated: Sep-02-15 4:52 am
CANBERRA, Australia - In a story Aug. 28 about a World War II Australian pilot who took part in a mass escape from a German prison camp, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the three prisoners who successfully made it home was Danish. He was, in fact, Dutch.
- Brocato, longtime scout for Oilers-Titans, dies of cancer Updated: Sep-01-15 4:48 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - C.O. Brocato, who scouted players over four decades with the Houston Oilers-Tennessee Titans, has died. He was 85.
- Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker Tom Scott dies at 84 Updated: Sep-01-15 4:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Tom Scott, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, has died, team officials said Tuesday. He was 84.
- Retired Roman Catholic archbishop dies in Rhode Island Updated: Sep-01-15 2:55 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rev. George H. Pearce, a former bishop-in-residence of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and an archbishop emeritus of Suva in Fiji, has died. He was 94.
- Service Friday for Texas boy, 14, died of brain infection Updated: Sep-01-15 11:17 am
SUGAR LAND, Texas - A service will be held at a Houston-area church to remember a 14-year-old swimmer who died after contracting a brain infection linked to a rare amoeba.
- Barbara Brecht-Schall, Bertolt Brecht's daughter, dies at 84 Updated: Sep-01-15 9:02 am
BERLIN - German actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, the daughter and main heir of playwright Bertolt Brecht, has died. She was 84.
- Fans to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins Updated: Sep-01-15 7:28 am
CATASAUQUA, Pennsylvania - Fans will get their chance to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins.
- Volunteers recognize mentally ill buried in unmarked graves Updated: Sep-01-15 2:13 am
APPLETON, Wisconsin - For almost 80 years, no one is thought to have visited Peter Gauslin's grave.
- Jim Richards, longtime AP sports freelance writer, dies Updated: Aug-31-15 11:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - Jim Richards, a veteran freelance writer who covered the Los Angeles Angels at spring training for The Associated Press, has died. He was 57.
- 'Erroneous Zones' author, self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies Updated: Aug-31-15 10:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life," has died at age 75.
- From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force Updated: Aug-31-15 5:19 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was forever stained by his conviction for selling the powers of office.
- Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 Updated: Aug-31-15 4:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.
- Canadian soccer commentator Graham Leggat dies at 81 Updated: Aug-31-15 4:00 pm
TORONTO - Graham Leggat, a longtime soccer commentator in Canada who played for Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and coached in the NASL in the 1970s, has died. He was 81.
- Mandel to lie in repose at Maryland State House Updated: Aug-31-15 2:35 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Former Gov. Marvin Mandel will lie in repose at the Maryland State House this week, a day before his funeral.
- Deaths of 2 rave-goers lead to changes by concert promoter Updated: Aug-31-15 2:32 pm
POMONA, California - In the wake of the deaths of two young women who attended a Southern California rave, concert promoter Live Nation has agreed to cancel one upcoming event while scaling back and adding extra safety precautions to another.
- Silence at Vatican funeral for ex-envoy in sexual abuse case Updated: Aug-31-15 2:03 pm
VATICAN CITY - Eight minutes of silence instead of a homily marked the Vatican funeral Monday of a former papal diplomat, whose trial on charges of possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors had begun this summer in a Holy See courtroom.