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‘Coronation Street’ actor Johnny Briggs dies at age 85

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LONDON — Johnny Briggs, a British actor best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,”...

Squires, Kansas’ first Black men’s basketball player, dies

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — LaVannes Squires, the first Black men's basketball player at Kansas and a member of the Jayhawks' 1952 national title team, died...

‘Meyers Manx’ dune buggy creator dead at 94

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LOS ANGELES — Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California's Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something that...

Gambino crime family’s elder Gotti, Peter, dies in prison

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Mobster Peter Gotti, the brother of notorious Gambino crime boss John Gotti, has died while serving a federal prison sentence, a person familiar with...

Sheriff: Louisiana man apparently kills self in jail cell

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COVINGTON, La. — A Louisiana jail inmate has died after apparently hanging himself in an isolation cell, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said...

Former world champion Gresini dies with COVID-19 at 60

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BOLOGNA, Italy — Fausto Gresini, a former motorcycling world champion and team owner, died Tuesday from complications linked to the coronavirus. He was 60. ...

Marriott names Anthony Capuano new CEO, president

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BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International named a new CEO and a new president Tuesday, a little more than a week after its former leader...

Stan Williams, fearsome pitcher for LA Dodgers, dies at 84

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LOS ANGELES — Stan Williams, the fearsome All-Star pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series, has died. He was...

COVID-19 kills former Lebanese militant Anis Naccache

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DAMASCUS, Syria — Anis Naccache, a former pro-Palestinian militant who participated in the 1975 kidnapping of oil ministers in Vienna, died Monday after battling...

Influential mayor of Mozambique city dies of COVID-19

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JOHANNESBURG — Daviz Simango, the leader of Mozambique's opposition MDM party and the mayor of the major port city of Beira, died Monday in...