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  • ‘Dear Abby’ advice columnist dies at age 94

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running “Dear Abby” advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout …


  • Hawaii’s Inouye, senator and war hero, dies at 88

    HONOLULU (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, high school senior Daniel Inouye knew he and other Japanese-Americans would face trouble when he saw Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and fighters …


  • Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light. The nurse at the Army hospital in Michigan …


  • Joe Allbritton, 87, DC media, banking giant dies

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington’s most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once …


  • SD mother of 1st surviving US quintuplets dies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mary Ann Darling Fischer, who gave birth to the U.S.’s first known surviving quintuplets in 1963 in an event that brought intense media interest in …


  • Mass. transplant doctor, Nobel winner Murray dies

    BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died. He was 93. Murray …


  • Transplant doc, Nobel winner Murray dies in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93. Murray …


  • AP PHOTOS: TV icon Larry Hagman through the years

    Larry Hagman, whose masterful portrayal of the charmingly loathsome J.R. Ewing on “Dallas” brought him his greatest stardom, has died at the age of 81. That role on CBS’ long-running …


  • ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron — and coaxed …


  • ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Hagman, whose predatory oil baron J.R. Ewing on television’s long-running nighttime soap opera “Dallas” became a symbol for 1980s greed and coaxed forth a Texas-sized …


  • 3rd person in Calif. dies from mushroom poisoning

    LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A third person has died from eating toxic mushrooms at a California senior care facility. State Department of Social Services spokesman Oscar Ramirez told The Associated …


  • TV chef Art Ginsburg _ Mr. Food _ dies at 81

    Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Ginsburg — …


  • Ex-University of Texas coach Royal dies at age 88

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A son of Depression-era Oklahoma, Darrell Royal came to Texas to take over a sleeping giant of a football program. Over 20 years, his folksy approach …


  • Edwin Q. White, former AP Saigon chief, dies

    HONOLULU (AP) — Edwin Q. White, who served as Saigon bureau chief for The Associated Press as the U.S. committed massive numbers of combat troops to Vietnam, died before dawn …


  • S. Dakota bids farewell to former Sen. McGovern

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three former Democratic presidential candidates paid personal respects Friday to former Sen. George McGovern, whose 1972 campaign for president galvanized the party’s liberal wing and …


  • Cultural historian, author Jacques Barzun dies

    Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the acclaimed “From Dawn to Decadence,” has …


  • Cultural historian, author Jacques Barzun dies

    Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the acclaimed “From Dawn to Decadence,” has …


  • WWII vet dies at age 93 after casting last ballot

    HONOLULU (AP) — A World War II veteran who inspired many with his determination to vote even though he had end-stage liver cancer died Wednesday. Frank Tanabe’s daughter Barbara Tanabe …


  • Services announced for former Sen. George McGovern

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Services have been set for former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern. A public viewing is planned for 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at First United …


  • Clintons remember McGovern for anti-hunger efforts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, say they are saddened by the passing of former presidential candidate and Sen. …


  • AP PHOTOS: The life and times of George McGovern

    Proud liberal. Staunch foe of the Vietnam War. Decorated World War II bomber pilot. Three-time U.S. senator. Presidential candidate dealt a crushing defeat by Richard Nixon in 1972. George McGovern …


  • George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was …


  • Biden due at funeral Tuesday for ex-Sen. Specter

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arlen Specter was known as a political moderate unafraid to buck the leadership of his own party and work with colleagues across the aisle — a stubborn …


  • Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with …


  • Veteran AP Georgia newsman Dick Pettys dies at 66

    ATLANTA (AP) — Dick Pettys, a longtime political reporter for The Associated Press who was a fixture at the Georgia state capitol for more than three decades and a well-respected …


  • Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether …


  • ‘Moon River’ crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — For the older — OK, squarer — side of the generation gap, Andy Williams was part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and ‘70s, with easy-listening …

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