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AP NEWSBREAK: Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.


Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accident

Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.


B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.


B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas

A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.


Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.