Obituaries

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates a Mass, in Havana. Cuba's Roman Catholic Church said Friday, July 26, 2019, the former archbishop of Havana who helped organize the first papal visit to communist Cuba has died. Ortega was 83. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
July 26, 2019 - 11:48 am
HAVANA (AP) — Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, a sugar worker's son who oversaw the first papal visit to Cuba, helped lower barriers to believers in the communist country and played a role in mediating improved U.S.-Cuba ties, died Friday at age 82. His death was announced by his successor,...
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Lucinda Franks, widow of former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, is escorted after his funeral at Temple Emanu-El, in New York, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 25, 2019 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor lavished praise on her onetime mentor, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, saying at his funeral Thursday that he made her the human being and legal mind she is today. More than 1,000 mourners filled Temple Emanu-El, the...
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Tunisian parliament president Mohamed Ennaceur, puts his hand on the Quran to be sworn in as Tunisian interim President in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Ennaceur, the leader of Tunisia's parliament has been sworn in as the interim president of the North African country after 92-year-old President Beji Essebsi died in office. The state news agency TAP reported that Mohamed Ennaceur, president of the Assembly of People's Representatives, took the oath of office Thursday July 25, hours after Essebsi's death in the morning. (Lassad Manai/Tunisian Assembly via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 11:40 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the death of Tunisia's president (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described late Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi as "a pivotal figure" who "was instrumental in successfully steering the country through its historic and...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi chairs the opening session of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the country's first democratically elected leader, has died at 92, his office announced Thursday July 25, 2019. (Fethi Belaid/ Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 25, 2019 - 9:55 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country's first democratically elected leader and a symbol of the generation of Tunisians who shook off French rule in the 1950s, has died. He was 92. In a hasty ceremony hours after Essebsi died, the leader of parliament...
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A boy jumps into the water at the beach in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Parts of Europe will likely see record-high temperatures on Thursday as much of the continent is trapped in a heat wave, the second in two months. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
July 25, 2019 - 4:24 am
PARIS (AP) — Hot, hotter, hottest! Paris, London and places across Europe are bracing for record temperatures Thursday as the second heat wave this summer bakes the continent. Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world. But temperate Europe — where air...
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People cool down in the fountains as temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius, at Toldbod Plads in Aalborg, Denmark, Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 3:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw its hottest day in 75 years. And the mercury is...
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July 24, 2019 - 6:27 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials at the Auschwitz Memorial say Kazimierz Albin, the last surviving inmate from the initial transport of Poles to the German Nazi camp, has died. He was 96. Auschwitz's press office said Wednesday that Albin died Monday. The information came from Albin's family. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Maxim Dadashev, of Russia, left, hits Antonio DeMarco, of Mexico, during a junior welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Maxim Dadashev has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that Dadashev died "as a result of the injuries he sustained" in Friday's, July 19, 2019, light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday's light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 27, 2019 file photo Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson gives the thumbs at the Wight Shipyard Company at Venture Quay during a visit to the Isle of Wight, England. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 12:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump. Johnson won the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and is set to become Britain's prime minister on Wednesday. Like revered World War II leader Churchill,...
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In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 91. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 6:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified...
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