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Second motorcyclist at California fairgrounds race dies

Officials say a second racer has died after being injured during a weekend motorcycle race in California in which a 20-year-old rider was also killed.

Second motorcycle rider killed at Sonoma County races

A second motorcyclist has died of injuries sustained during a race event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.


Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.


Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Ben Steele's hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist's memory of scenes from his home in Montana.


Arnold Palmer, a golfing king with common touch, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country-club sport popular for the everyman.…


Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the…


Some of Arnold Palmer's greatest wins

If there was a single swing that made him "The King," the driver Arnold Palmer hit on the first hole at Cherry Hills was it.Trailing…


Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and…


Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.


Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.


Still no will, but work to settle Prince estate forges ahead

Work to settle Prince's estate is moving forward, and a closed hearing is expected to be held this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that's managing the estate. Court papers say only that the dispute involves "confidential business agreements." Five months after the musician's death, here's a look at where things stand:


Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.


Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.


Bill Nunn, actor in "Do the Right Thing," dead at 63

Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the "Spider-Man" movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as "Do the Right Thing" and "He Got Game," has died.


Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication

Text of President Barack Obama's remarks on Saturday at the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as provided by the White House.


WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in presidential election

A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:


New African-American history museum took a decade in build

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opening this weekend in Washington took more than a decade to build. A look at some of the key milestones in its construction:


Obituary: The Rev. Stephen Goold, 68, led New Hope megachurch

After the gay nightclub shootings in Orlando last June, the senior pastor of a conservative evangelical church in New Hope recalls standing before his congregation…


'Tobacco Road' songwriter John D. Loudermilk dies

John D. Loudermilk, a singer and songwriter who wrote pop and country songs such as "Tobacco Road" and "Indian Reservation," has died. He was 82.