• In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo, trainer Bart Cummings, left, holds a Melbourne Cup winner's trophy after jockey Blake Shinn, right, riding "Viewed" won the race at Flemmington race coarse in Melbourne, Australia. Cummings, one of Australia's top racehorse trainers who won the Melbourne Cup a record 12 times, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at the age of 87, his family said. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill, File)

    12-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings dies

    SYDNEY (AP) — Bart Cummings, one of Australia’s most successful racehorse trainers who won the Melbourne Cup a record 12 times, has died at the age of 87.

  • This is a  Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of  Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    ‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

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  • 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

  • In this Nov. 2, 2007, file photo, Hall of Fame hockey coach Al Arbour responds to questions during a news conference at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82

    Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82.

  • In this Jan. 16, 1954, file photo, Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp talks to players, from left, Cliff Hagan, Lou Tsioropoulos and Frank Ramsey (30) in Lexington, Ky. Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84. Tsioropoulos' nephew, Michael Johnson, said Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2015, that his uncle died Saturday in Louisville, Ky., of natural causes. A memorial service was held there Wednesday. He would have turned 85 on Monday. (AP Photo/John Wyatt, File)

    Former Kentucky standout Lou Tsioropoulos dies at 84

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky’s 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten ’53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.

  • Former Blackhawk forward Ron “Chico” Maki dies at 76

    TORONTO (AP) — Ron “Chico” Maki, a member of the Chicago Blackhawks 1961 Stanley Cup champions, has died. He was 76.

  • In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, sitting in her home in Butte, Mont., Jennifer Blaz, 34, holds the small hand print, hair clipping and footprint given to her by the hospital after the death of her daughter, Mattisyn, in 2013. Earlier in the day, Matthew Blaz, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of their infant daughter. In a document obtained by The Associated Press in August 2015, the federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with required details about children who die from abuse and neglect. The AP obtained the letter from Montana officials after filing a federal Freedom of Information Act with HHS. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)

    Feds warns Montana it faces cutoff of abuse program funding

    The federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with mandatory details about children who die from abuse and neglect.

  • Former Virginia Tech football coach Charlie Coffey dies

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Charlie Coffey, who brought a potent passing attack to Virginia Tech during three seasons as the Hokies’ coach in the early 1970s, has died at age 81.

  • Sejersted, former head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee dies

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Francis Sejersted, former chairman of the Nobel Peace Committee that hands out the coveted award in the Norwegian capital, has died. He was 79.

  • File-This March 25, 2011, file photo shows Justin Wilson, of England, preparing for a practice run for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.