Obituaries

Team owner Joe Gibbs watches practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Gibbs, soon to turn 79, won three Super Bowls coaching the Washington Redskins and can win his fifth NASCAR Cup Series championship if Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin have the best finish. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 16, 2019 - 2:41 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady delivers his Condition of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Iowa Legislature in Des Moines, Iowa. Cady’s family says in a statement posted on the court’s website that he died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. He was 66. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mark Cady, the soft-spoken chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who wrote key decisions on gay marriage and abortion access that rankled social conservatives, has died at the age of 66. Cady died unexpectedly Friday night from a heart attack, his family said in a...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, Vojtech Jasny, Czech film director and scriptwriter, poses for photographers in Prague, Czech Republic. Vojtech Jasny has died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the age of 93 years. (Katerina Sulova/CTK via AP)
November 16, 2019 - 11:58 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Vojtech Jasny, a filmmaker who belonged to the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. He was 93. Slovacke divadlo, a theatre he frequently visited, said that Jasny died Friday. A family representative confirmed his death to the CTK news agency. From the 1950s, Jasny...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Croatian born movie producer Branko Lustig looks on at the festival square during the Sarajevo Film Festival, in Sarajevo. Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, has died at 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. Lustig is best known for winning Academy Awards for Best Picture for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler's List” and for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” (AP Photo/Hidajet Delic, file)
November 14, 2019 - 1:49 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. No other details were immediately released. Lustig is best known for...
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FILE - In this July 18, 1972 file photo, cyclists (from left to right) Raymond Poulidor, France, Cyrille Guimard, France, Felice Gimondi, Italy , Eddy Merckx, Belgium and Julio Jimenez, Spain, lead the pack during the 14. stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Valloire-Le Galibier to Aix les Bains. Tour de France organizers have confirmed that former rider Raymond Poulidor, known as "the eternal runner-up" behind five-time winners Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, has died. He was 83 years old.( AP Photo, File)
November 13, 2019 - 11:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports...
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This Nov. 8, 2019 photo shows musician Joe Henry posing for a portrait at his home in Pasadena, Calif. to promote his new album "The Gospel According To Water." (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
November 13, 2019 - 11:17 am
Singer-songwriter Joe Henry was still absorbing the shock of confronting his life-threatening illness when he climbed into bed early one evening with paper and pen, his instruments for therapy. He then wrote a song, his first since being told he had stage 4 prostate cancer. He knew composing would...
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Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, smiles during a news conference after being elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during their Fall General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...
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November 11, 2019 - 9:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers listens to a reporter's question after working out in Allen Park, Mich. Former Michigan State University star and Lions' Rogers has died. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in a phone call from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
November 11, 2019 - 2:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at the age of 38. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from The Associated Press. Other details were not immediately known. Marshall Thomas...
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Oregon head women basketball coach Kelly Graves high fives his team before a women's exhibition basketball game against U.S. team in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
November 11, 2019 - 3:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It didn't count in the standings, but the most shocking game of the opening week of women's basketball was No. 1 Oregon stunning the U.S. women's national team. The Americans played a four-game college tour that had them face Stanford, Oregon State, Texas A&M and the Ducks over...
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