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Former GOP Rep. George Nethercutt, who defeated House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, dies at 79

Former GOP Rep. George Nethercutt, who defeated House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, dies at 79

SEATTLE (AP) — Former U.S. Rep.

Retired AP reporter Hoyt Harwell dies at 93. He covered key events in the American South

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Hoyt Garland Harwell, a longtime reporter for The Associated Press who covered key events in the American South and was a mentor to young reporters, has died. He was 93.

Érik Canuel, director of 'Bon Cop Bad Cop,' dies at 63

MONTREAL — Quebec director Érik Canuel, who scored a box office smash with the bilingual comedy "Bon Cop Bad Cop," died Saturday at age 63. Public relations agency Annexe says Canuel died of secondary plasma cell leukemia.

US-born Tonga kitefoiler chosen for Paris Olympics dies in diving accident at age 18

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — United States-born kitefoiler J.J. Rice, who was to represent Tonga at the Paris Olympics, has died in a diving accident. He was 18.
Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler, who was accused of sexual abuse, dies at 94

Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler, who was accused of sexual abuse, dies at 94

HOUSTON (AP) — Paul Pressler, a leading figure of the Southern Baptist Convention who was accused of sexually abusing boys and young men and later settled a lawsuit over the allegations, has died. He was 94.
Former Arsenal and Everton forward Kevin Campbell dies at 54 after short illness

Former Arsenal and Everton forward Kevin Campbell dies at 54 after short illness

LONDON (AP) — Kevin Campbell, a former forward who played for Arsenal and Everton, has died. He was 54.
Montenegro goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26, says his English club Millwall

Montenegro goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26, says his English club Millwall

LONDON (AP) — Matija Sarkic, the Montenegro goalkeeper who played for English second-tier club Millwall, has died. He was 26. Millwall announced the death of Sarkic on Saturday. No further details were disclosed.
Lynn Conway, microchip pioneer who overcame transgender discrimination, dies at 86

Lynn Conway, microchip pioneer who overcame transgender discrimination, dies at 86

Lynn Conway, a pioneer in the design of microchips that are at the heart of consumer electronics who overcame discrimination as a transgender person, has died at age 86.
Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and longtime television music show host Johnny Canales has died. He was 77. Canales' family confirmed his death in a statement posted Thursday on the Johnny and Nora Canales Show Facebook page. The post did not provide a cause of death.
Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died. He was 63.
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