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MURPHYSBORO, Ill | Trump calls synagogue attack ‘evil;’ but campaigns on

MURPHYSBORO, Ill  — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he kept his appointment for campaigning in Illinois. With just over a week until elections that will determine the control of Congress, Trump stuck … Continue reading MURPHYSBORO, Ill | Trump calls synagogue attack ‘evil;’ but campaigns on

HONG KONG | The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

HONG KONG— The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A Chinese state broadcaster says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least two people dead after the massive storm slammed into southern China’s Guangdong province. China Central Television also says the typhoon has triggered storm surges as high as 3 meters (10 feet). Fifteen … Continue reading HONG KONG | The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

On and off screen, Burt Reynolds followed many paths

In the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan, Burt Reynolds had (almost) nothing to hide. With his trademark bushy mustache topping his ever-present smirk and one of his hands strategically covering his private parts, Reynolds dared to bare — as he did most of his life. He would call his Cosmo centerfold one of his greatest … Continue reading On and off screen, Burt Reynolds followed many paths

NEW YORK | Paul Taylor, giant of modern dance, dead at 88 in New York

NEW YORK — Paul Taylor, a towering figure in American modern dance who, in a career that spanned more than six decades, created a vast body of work that reflected both the giddy highs and the depraved lows of the human condition, has died. He was 88. Spokeswoman Lisa Labrado told The Associated Press that … Continue reading NEW YORK | Paul Taylor, giant of modern dance, dead at 88 in New York

NEW ORLEANS | 3 dead, 7 wounded after gunmen in New Orleans fire on crowd

NEW ORLEANS — Two armed individuals walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more, the police chief said. The shooting happened on a busy thoroughfare about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from the French Quarter, police said. Police chief … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | 3 dead, 7 wounded after gunmen in New Orleans fire on crowd

ATHENS, Greece  | Forensics experts work on identifying the dead in Greek fire

ATHENS, Greece  — The head of the Athens Forensics Department says all autopsies on the dozens of people who died in Greece’s deadliest wildfire in decades have been completed, although the identification process continues. Nikos Karakoukis said coroners had completed autopsies on 86 bodies. It was the first indication the death toll had increased, as … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Forensics experts work on identifying the dead in Greek fire

OAKLAND, California | Funeral honors California girl who was declared dead twice

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners filed into a Northern California church Tuesday for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. The congregation gave Jahi McMath’s mother a standing ovation at the start of the service for fighting to … Continue reading OAKLAND, California | Funeral honors California girl who was declared dead twice

PARIS  | Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

PARIS  — American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement he was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling it … Continue reading PARIS  | Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

BERLIN  | The Latest: UN: 112 migrants thought dead in Mediterranean

BERLIN — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The U.N. migration agency says the weekend capsizing off Tunisia of an overloaded smuggling boat is now believed to have killed 112 migrants, making it the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea this year. Spokesman Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for … Continue reading BERLIN  | The Latest: UN: 112 migrants thought dead in Mediterranean

BERLIN  | The Latest: UN: 100 migrants thought dead in Mediterranean

BERLIN  — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.N. agencies say at least 100 migrants are now believed to have died after an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off Tunisia last weekend. The shipwreck is believed to be the most deadly on the Mediterranean Sea this year. The estimate came Tuesday … Continue reading BERLIN  | The Latest: UN: 100 migrants thought dead in Mediterranean

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  | Palestinians to bury their dead Tuesday after 58 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  —Palestinians observed a general strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli army fire in the single deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war, as organizers said the day would be set aside for funerals and that turnout for any new protests on the border with Israel would likely be … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  | Palestinians to bury their dead Tuesday after 58 killed

WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Coal miner found in Poland is dead

WARSAW, Poland — The Latest on the missing miners in Poland (all times local): A mining official says a 38-year-old miner found Sunday by rescuers is dead, after a quake hit a colliery in southern Poland. Four other miners remain missing deep underground. Two injured miners were rescued from the mine Saturday and are being … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Coal miner found in Poland is dead

2 weeks of odd news: ‘Dead’ men; brides and Fiona’s flame

/March 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — MOCHA MASTER: SKOREA BARISTA ADORNS COFFEE WITH WORKS OF ART SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Would you like cream, sugar and art with that? A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks. Lee Kang Bin uses … Continue reading 2 weeks of odd news: ‘Dead’ men; brides and Fiona’s flame

Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

NEW YORK/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons, has died of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. Gamble, recognizable during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, according to … Continue reading Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

3 dead, 2 injured as helicopter crashes into California home

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Three people were killed and two others were injured when a helicopter crashed into a house in a suburban Southern California neighborhood just a few minutes after taking off, officials said. The helicopter crashed into the house with such force that it was barely recognizable. The crushed metal sat in … Continue reading 3 dead, 2 injured as helicopter crashes into California home

Italian train derails near Milan, 3 dead, many injured

MILAN/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A commuter train derailed Thursday in northern Italy, killing at least three people, seriously injuring 10 and trapping others heading into Milan at the start of the work day, officials said. The Trenord train derailed at a switch track near the Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of the city, halting train … Continue reading Italian train derails near Milan, 3 dead, many injured

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead

PULLMAN, Wash. /January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn’t show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle “was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found,” according to the Pullman Police Department. … Continue reading Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead

Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

CARACAS, Venezuela/January 16, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Officials in Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces. Oscar Perez was among the seven who died fighting against police and soldiers Monday in a small mountain community outside … Continue reading Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

Motive sought in California law firm shooting with 2 dead

LOS ANGELES /December 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – Police are trying to learn what motivated a man to walk into a law firm where he worked and shoot two of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself. Police arrived at the office building in Long Beach on Friday to find the gunman and one victim … Continue reading Motive sought in California law firm shooting with 2 dead

At least 15 dead in fire at rooftop Mumbai restaurant

NEW DELHI /December 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – A fire broke out early Friday in an upscale rooftop restaurant in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, leaving at least 15 dead and a dozen injured, officials said. The 1 a.m. fire quickly spread from the restaurant through a four-story building, said fire official Balkrishna Kadam. The … Continue reading At least 15 dead in fire at rooftop Mumbai restaurant

12 dead in fast-moving New York City apartment fire

NEW YORK /December 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  The deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building Thursday on one of the coldest nights so far this winter, killing 12 people and leaving four more fighting for their lives, city officials said. The dead … Continue reading 12 dead in fast-moving New York City apartment fire

The Latest: Official says 37 feared dead in Philippine mall

DAVAO, Philippines/December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on the fire in the shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Philippine official says firefighters have recovered one body from a burning shopping mall and there is “zero” chances of survival for 36 other people trapped inside the … Continue reading The Latest: Official says 37 feared dead in Philippine mall

Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

SAN DIEGO /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, died Thursday. He was 82. Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family … Continue reading Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

Sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at age 82

SAN DIEGO . /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, died Thursday. He was 82. Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the … Continue reading Sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at age 82

APNewsBreak: Toll of railroads’ speed control lag: 298 dead

/December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Nearly 300 people have died in train crashes that could have been prevented if railroads across the U.S. implemented critical speed-control technology that federal safety investigators have been pushing for close to five decades, according to rail crash data obtained by The Associated Press. But despite overwhelming evidence it could … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Toll of railroads’ speed control lag: 298 dead

British embassy worker found dead by roadside in Lebanon

BEIRUT /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A British woman who worked at the U.K. embassy in Beirut was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted, officials said Sunday. Britain’s Foreign Office in London confirmed the death of the embassy … Continue reading British embassy worker found dead by roadside in Lebanon

Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead

TORONTO/December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after they were found dead in their home in what police called suspicious deaths. Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said Saturday the deaths are suspicious based on what they know, but offered no other … Continue reading Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead