Obituaries

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 2, 2015, file photo, Pete Brown, senior vice president of player personnel for the Cincinnati Bengals, attends organized team activities at the team's NFL football training fields in Cincinnati. Pete Brown, along with his father Paul and brother Mike, co-founded the Bengals in the mid-1960s. The Bengals organization announced that Pete Brown died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He was 74. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 13, 2017 - 12:32 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Brown, who helped form the Bengals franchise and served in the team's personnel department, has died at the age of 74. The team announced his death on Wednesday without further details. His funeral will be private. Pete Brown was the son of Paul Brown and the younger brother...
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December 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80. Brown died of natural causes in Santa Barbara on Sunday, said Alex Mecl, general manager of Bruce Brown Films. Along with...
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December 12, 2017 - 2:45 pm
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FILE - In this June 14, 2005 file photo, former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, Charles Jenkins, together with his daughters Mika, rear left, and Brinda at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo. Jenkins, who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
December 12, 2017 - 9:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado in northern Japan on Monday and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced...
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Thousand gather at the funeral Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shteinman , the spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hassidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and one of the country's most influential and powerful rabbis, died on Tuesday. He was 104. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
December 12, 2017 - 8:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and one of the country's most influential and powerful rabbis, died on Tuesday. He was 104. Shteinman was hospitalized several weeks ago with shortness of breath and...
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December 12, 2017 - 3:06 am
DAZZLING DISPLAY UNDATED (AP) —Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week. The Geminid meteor shower, which returns every December, is predicted to be one of the most dazzling ever. An almost absent moon will ensure...
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FILE - A March 7, 1961 file photo shows Tracy Stallard, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., according to The Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Va. He was 80. (AP Photo, File)
December 11, 2017 - 11:36 am
COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, has died. He was 80. The Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Virginia, said Monday that Stallard died Wednesday at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was on the mound for...
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December 10, 2017 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99. Booker died at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. He had...
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The words "Thank you Johnny" is displayed on the Eiffel Tower referring to late French rock star Johnny Hallyday in Paris, France, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to pay tribute to the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday on Saturday as his funeral procession weaves through Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 09, 2017 - 11:36 am
PARIS (AP) — France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with the country's most famous faces. Few figures in French history...
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A truck drives past an "anti-Brexit" sign, set up by local activists, on a road on the outskirts of Middletown, Nothern Ireland, Britain, close to the border with Ireland, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Britain and the bloc said Friday they had struck a deal ensuring that there will be no return to a "hard border" between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and EU member state Ireland after Brexit. That will not erase the fears of thousands who live or work across the currently invisible frontier. (Mstyslav Chernov/AP)
December 09, 2017 - 6:27 am
FLORENCECOURT, Northern Ireland (AP) — Farmer John Sheridan drives his mud-caked Land Rover up and down country lanes and roads, back and forth across the snaking border separating Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There's little sign he is crossing an international frontier. But...
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