• Longtime Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe dies at age 80

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernie Stowe, who started working as one of the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse attendants in 1947, died on Tuesday. He was 80 years old.

  • Legendary receiver at Jackson State, Willie Richardson, dies

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State legendary wide receiver Willie Richardson has died.

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Palestinian cardiovascular surgeon Saleem Haj-Yahia, left, performs open-heart surgery at An-Najah University hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus.  Dr. Haj-Yahia is the first surgeon to perform a successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • John Disley, a co-founder of London Marathon, dies at 87

    LONDON (AP) — John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London marathon, has died. He was 87.

  • ‘Georgy Girl’ author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer

    LONDON (AP) — Margaret Forster, the author of “Georgy Girl” and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77.

  • Correction: Obit-Hayling story

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Dec. 24 about the death of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hayling was among a group known as “The St. Augustine Four” who were members of the NAACP Youth Council. Hayling was an adviser to the Youth Council but was not part of “The St. Augustine Four,” known for spending six months in a Florida jail and reform school in 1964 after they asked to be served at a Woolworth’s lunch counter. The AP also reported erroneously the date Hayling died. He died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, not Sunday, Dec. 20. The story also reported erroneously that a public memorial service was being planned for January; it is scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Dave Renwick, top Scottish caddie, dies of cancer at 62

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dave Renwick, the Scottish caddie who worked for three major champions and was on the bag for Vijay Singh’s greatest season, has died of stomach cancer. He was 62.

  • In this Feb. 29, 1960 file photo, U.S. Olympic Hockey coach Jack Riley is welcomed back to U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.  Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was 95. The U.S. Military Academy announced in a statement that Riley died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Massachusetts. No cause of death was provided. (AP Photo/File)

    Jack Riley, coach of 1st US hockey team to win gold, dies

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Riley, the Army hockey coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95.

  • Mother of Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer dies

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The mother of Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has died.

  • FILE- In this Jan. 2, 1952, file photo, Ray Goulding, left, playing the character called of Mary McGoon, instructs Bob Elliott, playing the character Uncle Eugene, right, on meatball stuffing. Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray and father of actor-comedian Chris Elliott, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, Rick Gagne, director of the Brackett Funeral Home, said Wednesday. He was 92. (AP Photo/WAB, File)

    Bob Elliott, of comic duo Bob and Ray, dies at 92

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died, He was 92.