Recently retired U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming died Monday, July 26, 2021. He was 77 years old.

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77.

Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison dies at 46

July 27
Slipknot band member Joey Jordison participates in a news conference about the death of bassist Paul Gray on May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. Jordis
Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said.

Cal Appleby, who died at 89, never gave up on anyone

July 24
Cal Appleby
Throughout his life as a teacher and spiritual guru, Appleby dedicated himself to understanding and enlightening others.

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Sports
July 27

Jets report for camp with heavy hearts, Wilson unsigned

Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were focused on football again after spending the last several days mourning the loss of their friend, colleague and mentor.
Politics
July 27

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died. He was 77.
Nation
July 26

California woman who fought to honor Rosie the Riveter dies

Phyllis Gould, one of the millions of women who worked in defense plants in World War II and who later relentlessly fought for recognition of those "Rosie the Riveters," has died. She was 99.
Local
July 26
Jagadish “Jack” Desai

Jagadish 'Jack' Desai, who helped Indian immigrants bridge cultural divide to U.S., dies at 87

Jagadish Desai was always busy doing something, whether it was helping newly arrived immigrants from India get acclimated to life in Minnesota or bridging cultural…
World
July 26

Karadima, priest defrocked for sexual abuses, dies in Chile

Fernando Karadima, a Chilean priest who was at the center of a sexual abuse scandal that has recently shaken the Catholic Church in Chile and who was eventually defrocked by the pope, has died. He was 90.
World
July 26

Suspect in attack on Mali's president dies in custody

A man detained for attempting to stab Mali's transitional president last week has died in a hospital while in custody, the government said.
Business
July 26

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India's new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a day, Saurav was put on a ventilator.
Nation
July 25
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo shows Robert “Bob” Moses, a director of the Mississippi Summer Project and organizer for the Student Non-Vi

1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86.
Variety
July 25

Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90.
Variety
July 24

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.
July 24
Jackie Mason, shown in 2005.

Jackie Mason, who turned kvetching into comedy gold, dies at 93

A former rabbi, Mason made comic capital as a Jew feeling his way — sometimes nervously, sometimes pugnaciously — through a perplexing gentile world.
Nation
July 24

Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88

Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday.
Sports
July 24

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:
Sports
July 24

Playground goes big time; 3-on-3 hoops hits the Olympics

Anyone who's ever jacked up a fadeaway 3 in a pickup basketball game knows there are two sure ways to start a fight on the playground.
Sports
July 22

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking

New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58.
Business
July 22

Jurors convict former Georgia insurance chief in $2.5M fraud

It took less than two hours Thursday for jurors to decide that Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner was indeed a "fraudster" and not an innovator, as they convicted Jim Beck on 37 criminal counts relating to more than $2.5 million he embezzled from his former employer.
Local
July 22
Erik Travis

Erik Travis, organist and church music director, dies at 63

He became a vital part of services at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina for 19 years.
Business
July 22

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar's largest city, graveyard workers have been laboring day and night to keep up with the grim demand for new cremations and burials.
Sports
July 22

Seidemann going for 3rd straight water polo gold with US

Melissa Seidemann could have walked away after the 2016 Olympics. An NCAA champion at Stanford, she had just won her second straight gold medal with the U.S. women's water polo team.
Local
July 21
Walt Straka, 101, is shown in 2019.

Minnesota's last remaining survivor of the Bataan Death March dies at age 101

Horrors of the Bataan Death March behind him, he lived a full life.