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Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

By GREG BEACHAM | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking...

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

By BRIAN MELLEY | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony.The...

Column: Kobe, Ex-Comish Stern Waked as Only NBA Can

By JIM LITKE | February 17, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — It's been almost a month since Kobe Bryant died, almost two months since NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern preceded him. If one measure of a man is how much he's missed, well, the Windy City wake honoring both was raucous enough to...

Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

By PAN PYLAS | February 16, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday that his “heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British media.British...

Memorial held for coach, family killed in Bryant crash

By AMY TAXIN | February 10, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos and videos cast on screens at Angel Stadium of them hitting the baseball field, basketball court and the beach.But as friends...

Principal on leave for post on Kobe Bryant’s death resigns

February 7, 2020

CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Washington state has resigned after a Facebook post suggested the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant deserved to die.Camas School District Superintendent Jeff Snell said in a statement Friday that he had accepted...

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 5, 2020

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and...

Douglas’ films included `Spartacus,’ ‘Lust for Life’

By The Associated Press | February 5, 2020

Films of Kirk Douglas (many also produced by him) include:“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” 1946“Mourning Becomes Electra,” 1947“Out of the Past,” 1947“I Walk Alone,” 1948“The Walls of Jerico,” 1948“My Dear Secretary,” 1948“A...

Staples Center removes public’s massive Kobe Bryant memorial

February 3, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive memorial created by the public outside Staples Center after the death of former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was being dismantled Monday, with an official saying some of the items would go to Bryant's widow and other family...

Lakers return after Bryant’s death, lose 127-119 to Blazers

By GREG BEACHAM | February 1, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's resonant voice echoed through the darkened Staples Center while images from his life and career flickered on the scoreboard above.LeBron James' heartfelt pregame speech honoring his friend then left Lakers fans and players...

Celtics honor Kobe, run past struggling Warriors 119-104

By KYLE HIGHTOWER | January 30, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — After a week that began with Kobe Bryant's shocking death, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum walked into TD Garden longing to hear some good news.He got it on a night that included Boston's remembrance of the player Tatum said first made him...