Obituaries

A memorial is seen at the site where a Beechcraft King Air twin-engine plane crashed Friday evening killing multiple people near the chain link fence surrounding Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia, Hawaii. Police and sheriffs patrol the area. No one aboard survived the skydiving plane crash. The flight was operated by the Oahu Parachute Center skydiving company. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 7:27 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified nine victims, including a young couple...
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FILE - This 2017 photo provided by Mona Wood-Sword shows Beth Chapman in Honolulu. Chapman, the wife and co-star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Wood-Sword, a family spokeswoman, said in a statement that Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu after an almost 2-year battle with cancer. She was 51. (Mona Wood-Sword via AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as a leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died. Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center after an almost 2-...
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June 25, 2019 - 9:47 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The parents of a Houston infant have been charged in her death after an autopsy found the child suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital. Harris County prosecutors said Monday that Jazmine Robin, who was born prematurely...
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This Sunday, June 23, 2019, photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board shows NTSB investigator Eliott Simpson briefing NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of the Hawaii skydiving crash in Oahu, Hawaii. No one aboard survived the crash, which left a small pile of smoky wreckage near the chain link fence surrounding Dillingham Airfield about an hour north of Honolulu. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 10:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB...
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In this circa 1988 photo, AP sports writer Ed Shearer covers an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Tennessee at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday., June 14, 2019. He was 82. (AP Corporate Archives via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 6:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82...
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FILE - Judith Krantz, poses in an undated file photo during an interview at her home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles, Ca. Krantz died Saturday, June 22, 2019 in her Bel Air home od natural causes, said her son Tony Krantz. She was 91. (Deidre Hamill/AP Photo, File)
June 23, 2019 - 5:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home. She was 91. Krantz's son Tony Krantz, a TV executive, confirmed her death...
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CORRECTS THAT BARTHOLOMEW IS AT LEFT, NOT RIGHT. - FILE - In a Dec. 10, 1999 file photo, Fats Domino, center right, shakes hands with Dave Bartholomew, left, amid a crowd of former colleagues at the 50th anniversary observance of Domino's first recording session in New Orleans. Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in a hospital in a New Orleans suburb, his eldest son Dave Bartholomew Jr. told The Associated Press. He was 100 years old. (Jennifer Zdon/The Times-Picayune via AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100 years old. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2004 file photo, WJAR-TV reporter Jim Taricani, right, speaks with reporters outside U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I. Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. His friend, Dyana Koelsch, says in a statement that Taricani died at home on Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho)
June 22, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. Taricani died Friday at his home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, said his friend Dyana Koelsch. The cause was kidney...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 5, 2011 file photo, Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias speaks during a news conference focusing on his government's domestic policies at the Presidential Palace in the divided island's capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias' death on Friday, June 21, 2019, with "deep sorrow." (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
June 21, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dimitris Christofias, Cyprus' first communist president whose troubled tenure was marked by near financial ruin that necessitated an international rescue, uproar over a deadly Iranian munitions blast and failure to end the country's ethnic division, died Friday. He was 72...
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Two Beluga whales touch down at Keflavík Airport in Iceland, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, where they are being re-homed in an open-water sanctuary after spending years in captivity in a Shanghai aquarium. The Cargolux Boeing 747-400ERF freighter aircraft carried Little White and Little Grey 6,000 miles as part of a groundbreaking project by Sea Life Trust. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 10:32 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A pair of seasoned performers received a warm welcome Wednesday in Iceland, where the two beluga whales that previously lived at an aquarium in China will help populate a sanctuary for formerly captive marine mammals. Conservationists celebrated when a plane from Shanghai...
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