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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Carrie Fisher has died. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, says Fisher died this morning in Los Angeles. She had been hospitalized since Friday after suffering a medical emergency while on a flight. Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars." Carrie Fisher was 60.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former soldier who was sentenced to death for killing two women and three rapes. Ronald A. Gray has been held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since a military court sentenced him to die in 1988. Last week, U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten sided with the U.S. government in denying his bid to block his execution by lethal injection. The U.S. military hasn't carried out an execution since 1961. No execution date has been set.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man has been arraigned on a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in a road rage incident in Arkansas. A Little Rock district judge today ordered 33-year-old Gary Holmes to remain jailed without bond on charges of capital murder and two counts of committing a terroristic act in the Dec. 17 shooting death of Acen (AY'-sin) King. Police say the boy was on a shopping trip with his grandmother Dec. 17 when the shooting occurred at a stop sign. Holmes has pleaded not guilty.

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina House member who rebuked his colleagues for lacking morals when they took down the Confederate flag is accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her. Authorities in Aiken County have charged Rep. Chris Corley with a pair of felonies that could send him to prison for up to 15 years. A police report says he attacked his wife during an argument last night at their home in Graniteville.

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is the Associated Press Male Athlete of 2016. The Cleveland Cavaliers star helped end 52 years of sports heartache for the city by delivering an NBA championship. In voting for the honor, James beat out a pair of Olympic legends: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, the fastest men in water and on land. Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant tied for fourth with Golden State star guard Stephen Curry, last year's winner.

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