Obituaries

FILE - In this file photo dated August 26, 1978, Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, left, poses with first German astronaut from East Germany Sigmund Jaehn, at the Cosmodrome in Baikonur, prior to their space trip aboard Soviet rocket Soyuz 31 to the Salyut 6 space station. Russia's space agency said Wednesday March 27, 2019, that pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, has died at age 84. (AP Photo/FILE)
March 27, 2019 - 11:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency says pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, has died at age 84. Roscosmos said Bykovsky died Wednesday, but it didn't state a cause of death. Bykovsky was one of 20 Soviet military pilots in the...
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Trevor Oliver accepts the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump, presented to his father, Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins in recognition for conspicuous gallantry in Iraq in June 2007, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Washington.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 27, 2019 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of an Army staff sergeant awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he wants his father to be remembered as the best parent and best soldier anyone could ever ask for. And that's exactly how Travis Atkins will be remembered, Trump...
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March 27, 2019 - 10:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Musician "Ranking Roger" Charlery, singer with ska band The English Beat, has died at the age of 56. The band says Charlery died Tuesday "peacefully at his home surrounded by family." He suffered a stroke last year and had recently been diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London...
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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout gestures during a news conference to talk about Trout's 12-year, $426.5 million contract, prior to the team's exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 24, 2019 - 9:37 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 208 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks at a rally outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. President Donald Trump is not backing down from his longstanding criticism of the late Sen. John McCain. Trump declared Tuesday at the White House: “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.” Trump drew criticism over the weekend for tweeting insults at McCain, a Vietnam war hero, Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate who died last year of brain cancer. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 21, 2019 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are defending the late John McCain against President Donald Trump's attacks. But it's not clear that Trump, firmly in charge of the Republican Party, will let up. A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona...
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President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lima, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 20, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's attacks on the late Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, saying that he gave the longtime lawmaker "the kind of funeral he wanted" and "I didn't get a thank you." Trump went...
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Rescuers carry a body from a military helicopter in Chimanimani, about 600 km south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, March, 20, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited a part of Chimanimnani affected by cyclone Idai and promised assistance in the form of food and rebuilding of homes. Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 20, 2019 - 2:53 pm
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighboring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades. Torrential rains...
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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center with scarf, visits Chimanimani about 600 km south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Mnangagwa visited a part of Chimanimnani affected by cyclone Idai and promised assitance in the form of food and rebuilding of homes. Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 20, 2019 - 1:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the U.N. will ask the international community for money to help victims of Cyclone Idai but "at this stage what we...
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March 19, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, has died a day before his 67th birthday. Drummer Mik Gaffney tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for four weeks...
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