Obituaries

FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London...
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Kismat Ali, whose wife's name did not appear on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, shows a form he collected to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. On Friday, the 3.9 million residents left off Assam’s draft list of citizens began filing their appeals, wading into a byzantine legal and bureaucratic process that many fear could lead to detention, expulsion or years in limbo. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
August 10, 2018 - 8:42 pm
MAYONG, India (AP) — The rice farmer doesn't know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn't an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as...
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Zach Johnson reacts on the ninth green during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 09, 2018 - 8:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Justin Rose says the back injury that forced him to withdraw from last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational didn't cause him any problems during an opening-round 67 at the PGA...
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Tamara Deisel is embraced by friends under the rain outside Congress where pro-choice activists gather to show their support for a law that decriminalizes abortion, which they worry lawmakers will vote against, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The Senate is debating a bill Wednesday that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 09, 2018 - 8:04 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis' home country. There were even expectations that the...
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FILE- In this July 22, 2004, file photo Bob Danzig, chief executive officer of Hearst Newspaper Group, holds the hand of one of the newest New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) caseworkers, as he gives the 130 new DYFS hires a pep talk in Trenton, N.J. Danzig, who overcame difficult beginnings as a foster child during the Great Depression to become the head of Hearst Newspapers, has died at age 85, the company said. Danzig died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cape Cod, Mass., after a long illness. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
August 09, 2018 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert J. Danzig, who overcame difficult beginnings as a foster child during the Great Depression to become the head of Hearst Newspapers, has died, the company said. He was 85. Danzig lead the newspaper division at Hearst from 1977 to 1997, overseeing its growth to become the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Australia's Jarrod Lyle watches his ball on the 18th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. "It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us," the golfer's wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning...
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August 07, 2018 - 4:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hockey great Stan Mikita has died at 78. His death was announced Tuesday by the Chicago Blackhawks, the team he helped lead to the Stanley Cup in 1961. The Blackhawks did not disclose details but said he was with his family. Mikita played for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, becoming...
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FILE - In this April, 1981 file photo, Senator Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.), appears on ABC's Good Morning America television show in Washington. Laxalt, the conservative Republican who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan has died at age 96. A public relations firm says he died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at a health care facility in Virginia. (AP Photo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 10:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert speaks at a news conference in Berea, Ohio. The Broncos say former personnel executive Tom Heckert died Sunday night, Aug. 5, 2018, following a long illness. Heckert, 51, stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years with amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes a buildup of amyloid proteins in the heart, kidney, liver and other organs. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last...
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