Obituaries

FILE - This April 29, 2017 file photo shows the site where 19 firefighters, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, died while fighting one of the deadliest wildfires in the state, at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell, Ariz. Saturday, June 30, 2018 marks five years since the firefighters died, overrun by flames in a brush-choked canyon. The loss of nearly the entire Granite Mountain Hotshot crew reverberated across the country. (AP Photo/Paul Davenport, File)
June 30, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Nineteen firefighters who died five years ago when they were overrun by a wildfire in a brush-choked canyon in Arizona were honored Saturday at a memorial service. The event in Prescott featured bell tolls and the reading of the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died...
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File: In this July 29 1976 file photo, Poland's Irena Szewinska, center, sprints to gold in a World Record time in the Women's 400 Meter event at the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. The Polish sprinter who dominated women’s athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died aged 72 June 29 2017. (AP Photo, File)
June 30, 2018 - 9:58 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, and who later became a member of the International Olympic Committee, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said his wife died...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and other notables react to the death of writer Harlan Ellison: "Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names...
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This March 13, 2012 photo provided by Steve Barber shows author Harlan Ellison in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog," and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison's death was confirmed Thursday, June 28, 2018. During a career that spanned more than half a century, Ellison wrote some 50 books and more than 1,400 articles, essays, TV scripts and screenplays. (Courtesy Steve Barber via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog," and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84 Ellison's death was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by Bill Schafer...
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This Wednesday, June 27, 2018 photo shows the giant replica electric guitar outside the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. after it was illuminated on the casino’s first night of operation. Both the Hard Rock and the Ocean Resort Casino have grand openings planned for Thursday but opened their doors a day early after receiving permission from state gambling regulators. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 28, 2018 - 2:23 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Movie stars lent an air of celebrity glitz to a gritty seaside gambling resort Thursday as Atlantic City reclaimed two of its shuttered casinos, and more than 6,000 of the 11,000 jobs it lost during a brutal stretch of casino shutdowns. The Hard Rock, which was the former...
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June 28, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Kim, a broadcast writer and editor for The Associated Press who for 34 years wrote the AP's Today In History feature used by newspapers and broadcasters around the country, has died. He was 61. Kim began his AP career in New York in 1981 after working as a news reporter at...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2005 file photo, Pop star Michael Jackson leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse with his father, Joe, in Santa Maria, Calif., following a day of testimony in Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation. Joe Jackson, the patriarch of America's most famous musical clan has died, says a family source on Wednesday, June 27. He was 89. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
June 27, 2018 - 7:50 pm
Reaction to the death of Joseph Jackson, the patriarch of musical Jackson family, who died Wednesday at age 89. ___ "I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together...
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In this Saturday, June 14, 2018 photo, markers outline a plot of land belonging to Greek Cypriot Nicholas Skourides near to the home of a Turkish Cypriot, in the village of Kozankoy, or Lapithos, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus. Skourides is the first Greek Cypriot on ethnically divided Cyprus to start building a home in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north after a very rare decision by authorities there to allow him to reclaim the land he and his family fled 44 years ago. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 27, 2018 - 9:57 am
KOZANKOY, Cyprus (AP) — Perched halfway up a cragged mountain range, limestone outcrops frame the small village of mostly single-story homes where Nicholas Skourides was born, and where he says he simply wants to live out the rest of his days. Skourides is the first Greek Cypriot on ethnically...
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The undated photo released by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows inside of the HHS' unaccompanied alien children program facility at Tornillo, Texas. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The children at the center of the national debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policy have been heard about but rarely seen. News organizations say they are pushing back every day against Trump administration restrictions on access to facilities where children separated...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 24 about the death of former U.S. poet laureate Donald Hall, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a poem Hall wrote was "Building a House." It was actually called "To Build a House." A corrected version of the story is below: Prolific, painfully...
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