Obituaries

FILE— In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy poses in his apartment in downtown Boston. Roy, who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game and went on to be a motivational speaker and advocate for the disabled, has died. He was 45. The BU athletic department confirmed his death in a statement posted on Facebook. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 29, 2020 - 9:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45. His death was confirmed by the BU athletic department...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets the gathering before his meeting with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapksa, right, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Pompeo plans to press Sri Lanka to push back against Chinese assertiveness, which U.S. officials complain is highlighted by predatory lending and development projects that benefit China more than the presumed recipients. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka denounced Pompeo’s visit to the island even before he arrived there, denouncing a senior U.S. official’s warning that the country should be wary of Chinese investment. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, Pool)
October 28, 2020 - 6:40 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration’s anti-China campaign to two Indian Ocean island nations considered particularly at risk for what American officials allege is Chinese exploitation. In one significant step, Pompeo announced that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, file photo, Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in his office at the Crandall Canyon Mine, in Huntington, Utah. Murray died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 26, 2020 - 1:15 am
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Coal magnate Robert Murray died at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. Michael Shaheen, an attorney who had recently been representing Murray, confirmed the Sunday morning death of the 80-...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, right, greets people from the South Korean delegation in Durban, South Africa, for the 123rd International Olympic Committee (IOC) session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Lee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died, a Samsung statement said Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. He was 78. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
October 24, 2020 - 9:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died. He was 78. A Samsung statement said Lee died on Sunday with his family members, including his son and de facto company...
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FILE - This Oct. 30, 2005 file photo shows Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker at a campaign fundraiser at Willie Nelson's ranch outside Austin, Texas. The Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Family spokesman John T. Davis says Walker died Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 of cancer after battling throat cancer and other health issues for several years. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)
October 24, 2020 - 11:13 am
Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press. “He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,” Davis said...
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October 21, 2020 - 8:03 pm
James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92. The James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed the death, saying simply that its...
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FILE - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a coronavirus briefing in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, June 9, 2020. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, Murphy, a Democrat, was speaking at a workforce development event his office organized with Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross at Camden County Collegewhen he said he had just learned a contact had tested positive. The governor said he has no symptoms and last tested negative on Monday. (Anne-Marie Caruso/The Record via AP, Pool)
October 21, 2020 - 2:04 pm
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the first lady tested negative for coronavirus on Wednesday, just hours after he abruptly left an event. The Democrat was speaking at a workforce development event his office organized with Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross at Camden County College when...
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AP reporter Pete Yost, shown in this Oct. 2007 file photo. Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, has died at age 73. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)
October 21, 2020 - 7:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, died Tuesday night at the age of 73. He covered many of the biggest stories of his time and was known throughout...
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October 20, 2020 - 12:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. He didn't give a location...
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In this photo provided by Larry Brandspiegel, Holocaust survivors Israel "Sasha" Eisenberg, left, and Ruth Brandspiegel are reunited on Oct. 3, 2020, in East Brunswick, N.J. for the first time in more than 70 years since their families left the Hallein Displaced Persons Camp in Austria. They met under a sukkah, a temporary shelter used to celebrate the weeklong Jewish fall holiday of Sukkot. (Larry Brandspiegel via AP)
October 20, 2020 - 6:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in Judaism, and it only happened thanks to a prayer service that was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Decades ago their families, who came...
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