Obituaries

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, fle photo Democratic New Mexico state Sen. John Pinto talks about his career as a lawmaker on American Indian Day in the Legislature on in Santa Fe, N.M. Pinto joined the Senate in 1977 and is 92 years old. He was a Marine who trained as a Navajo code talker during World War II. His singing of the "Potato Song" is an annual Senate ritual. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
May 24, 2019 - 9:36 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94. Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed Pinto's death in Gallup on Friday after years of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo British writer Judith Kerr holds a rose in Berlin, Germany. Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. ( Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher said she died at her...
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A new exhibition hall at the Graceland tourist attraction will house three new exhibits, including one about the life and career of boxing great Muhammad Ali. Photo taken on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
May 23, 2019 - 12:21 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, May 21, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at the processing center in McAllen, Texas. CBP says "a large number" of people in custody were found Tuesday to have high fevers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:53 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border...
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ARCHIVO - Aretha Franklin durante su presentación en la 85a iluminación del árbol de navidad de la Bolsa de Nueva York en Nueva York en una fotografía de archivo del 4 de diciembre de 2008. Tres testamentos escritos a mano por Franklin fueron encontrados recientemente en su casa, dijo un abogado de sus herederos el lunes 20 de mayo de 2019. (Foto AP/Mary Altaffer, archivo)
May 21, 2019 - 6:22 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul." She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons about her music, property and other assets. But the...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda's family saying in a statement he "passed away peacefully" on Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency quoted Lauda's family as saying he "...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during the 85th annual Christmas tree lighting at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 20, 2019 - 7:57 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to...
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This May 20, 2019 photo shows the Border Patrol Station in Weslaco, Texas. The U.S. government says a 16-year-old from Guatemala died at the Border Patrol station, becoming the fifth death of a migrant child since December. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on May 13. The agency says the teenager was found unresponsive Monday morning during a welfare check. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 7:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager, identified...
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This Feb. 7, 2017 photo provided by Suzanne Shore shows her husband, Sammy Shore. The actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store died Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was 92. (Suzanne Shore via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career...
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FILE - This May 15, 2000, file photo, shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk in Palm Springs, Calif. Wouk died in his sleep early Friday, May 17, 2019, according to his literary agent Amy Rennert. He was 103. (AP Photo/Douglas L. Benc Jr., File)
May 17, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's...
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