First African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

Published Aug. 30 2015 @ 1:38am

NEW YORK -- Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

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Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Published Aug. 29 2015

ATLANTA -- A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday...

Severino, Yankees beat Braves 3-1; fan falls from upper deck

Published Aug. 29 2015

ATLANTA -- Rookie Luis Severino earned praise from both clubhouses following another win for the New YorkYankees.

Tannehill throws for 145 yards, Dolphins beat Falcons 13-9

Published Aug. 29 2015

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift...

Pawn shop sells Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicide van for more than $30,000

Published Aug. 29 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- A pawn shop owner has sold an old Volkswagen van that was used by assisted suicide advocate...

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

Published Aug. 29 2015

FRESNO, Calif. -- Authorities say a missing hiker has been found alive after being lost for nine days in the...

Police: Florida mom shot answering front door was likely targeted

Published Aug. 29 2015

RIVERVIEW, Fla. -- Authorities say a Florida mom home with her two children has been shot multiple times after answering...

Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville

Published Aug. 29 2015

NASHVILLE -- Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination...

Sheriff: 30-year-old man charged with capital murder in killing of suburban Houston deputy

Published Aug. 29 2015

HOUSTON -- Prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who...

Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

Published Aug. 29 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been beaten, losing to Keen Ice in the $1.6 million...

Police chase ends with train hitting car in Jackson County, Ala.

Published Aug. 29 2015

Nobody was injured when a pursuit ended with a train hitting a car around midnight early Saturday morning in Paint...

Crash slowing I-24-75 split

Published Aug. 29 2015

Multivehicle crash on I-24 has traffic at a crawl

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

Published Aug. 29 2015

HOUSTON -- A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at...

Scores and Photos: Friday Night High School Football - Aug. 28

Published Aug. 28 2015

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Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

Published Aug. 28 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith threw for 171 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, and the...

Gregorius has 6 RBIs, Yankees roll to 15-4 win over Braves

Published Aug. 28 2015

ATLANTA -- Didi Gregorius drove in a career-high six runs, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in his return to...

Kansas white supremacist tells jurors how he planned the attacks at Jewish sites

Published Aug. 28 2015

OLATHE, Kan. -- A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more...

Stunt plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot

Published Aug. 28 2015

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. -- A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a...

Dominica prime minister says 20 dead following 'Erika'

Published Aug. 28 2015

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Dominica's prime minister says 20 people have died and the island has been set back...