Obituaries

Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham (29) watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for Cleveland is Roberto Perez. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 31, 2019 - 9:46 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham and Avisail Garcia hit two-run homers, Ji-Man Choi and Travis d'Arnaud had solo shots, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 9-6 on Saturday night. The Rays have won the first two games of the three-game set to tighten the AL wild-card race...
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FILE - In this July 24, 1971, file photo, Leslie H. Gelb, who directed the task force which submitted the 47-volume study of U.S. participation in the Vietnam War, poses in his Brookings Institution office in Washington. A diplomat and journalist specializing in world affairs, Gelb, has died. He was 82. The New York Times reports that Gelb's wife says he died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at a New York hospital of renal failure brought on by diabetes. (AP Photo/Jim Palmer, File)
August 31, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A diplomat and journalist specializing in world affairs, Leslie H. Gelb, has died. He was 82. The New York Times reports that Gelb's wife says he died Saturday at a New York hospital of renal failure brought on by diabetes. Gelb had a long association with the Times as well as...
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FILE - This May 24, 2019 file photo shows BWT Arden's Anthoine Hubert. French driver Anthoine Hubert has died in a Formula Two accident at the Belgian Grand Prix following an estimated 160 mph (257 kph) collision on Lap 2 at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track, which earlier Saturday Aug. 31, 2019, saw qualifying for Sunday's Formula One race. (David Davies/PA via AP, File)
August 31, 2019 - 5:24 pm
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — An idyllic day for motor racing, under clear blue skies and late-summer sunshine on a picturesque track in Belgium, ended with the death of a 22-year-old French driver on Saturday. Formula Two driver Anthoine Hubert died at the Spa-Francorchamps track following a...
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FILE - In this April 26, 1986 file photo, maid of Honor Caroline Kennedy and Best Man Franco Columbu, leave St. Francis Xavier Church after the wedding of Caroline's cousin Maria Shriver to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hyannis, Mass.. Italian bodybuilder, boxer and actor Franco Columbu, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's closest friends, has died aged 78. Columbu died in a hospital in his native Sardinia on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 afternoon after being taken ill while he was swimming in the sea. (AP Photo/Mike Kullen, file)
August 31, 2019 - 9:42 am
ROME (AP) — Italian bodybuilder, boxer and actor Franco Columbu, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's closest friends, has died aged 78. Columbu died in a hospital in his native Sardinia on Friday afternoon after being taken ill while he was swimming in the sea. His longtime friend Schwarzenegger tweeted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1987 file photo, Actress Valerie Harper laughs during an interview in New York. Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. She was 80. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
August 31, 2019 - 4:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There was never a better laugh line in all of sitcomania and, in her signature role as Rhoda, Valerie Harper nailed it. Eyeing a piece of candy with desire yet trepidation, Rhoda cracks, "I don't know why I'm putting this in my mouth. I should just apply it directly to my hips."...
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August 30, 2019 - 7:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. She was 80. Longtime family friend Dan Watt confirmed Harper died Friday, adding the family wasn't immediately releasing any further details. Harper was a...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Jim Langer is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest in Cleveland. Pro Football Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, who was literally in the middle of the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, has died at the age of 71. Langer died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at a Coon Rapids, Minnesota hospital near his home of a sudden heart-related problem, said his wife, Linda. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
August 30, 2019 - 3:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, who was literally in the middle of the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season, has died at the age of 71. Langer died Thursday at a Coon Rapids, Minnesota, hospital near his home of a sudden heart-related problem, said his wife, Linda. Langer...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 14, 2019 file photo, people coming from Congo have their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda. Ugandan health authorities on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 said a 9-year-old Congolese child has tested positive for Ebola in Uganda, after being identified and screened at the official Mpondwe border crossing, and was then taken to an isolation unit in the Ugandan border town of Bwera in Kasese district. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)
August 30, 2019 - 3:16 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A 9-year-old Congolese girl who tested positive for Ebola in neighboring Uganda has died, Ugandan authorities said Friday, as the World Health Organization said that the outbreak has neared 3,000 cases. The girl's body was repatriated to Congo for a funeral upon the request...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2008 file photo, Prince performs during his headlining set on the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 30, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A half-brother of the late rock superstar Prince has died, leaving five Prince siblings to share in the musician's fortune. An attorney for Alfred Jackson, Asa Weston, said Friday that the 66-year-old Jackson died Wednesday night or Thursday night in his home outside of Kansas...
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August 26, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Al Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding a damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died. Haynes died Sunday at age 87 in a Seattle-area hospital, said Gary Brown, an emergency services director for...
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