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  • 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 …


  • ‘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 …


  • Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation’s enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92. EPA …


  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation’s enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92. EPA …


  • Shark expert Ron Taylor dies; helped make ‘Jaws’

    SYDNEY (AP) — Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a …


  • Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in …


  • Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the …


  • ‘Irreplaceable’ police volunteer LaLiberte dies

    The Spokane Police Department has lost one of its finest. Senior volunteer Eugene “Gene” LaLiberte, 91, will be remembered at a ceremony Friday morning. At his request, he will be …


  • AP source: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama’s …


  • Elizabeth Edwards succumbs to breast cancer

    Elizabeth Edwards, who closely advised her husband in two bids for the presidency and advocated for health care even as her own health and marriage publicly crumbled, died today after …


  • Actor Tony Curtis dies

    Tony Curtis shaped himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob into a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well in such films as “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The …


  • Former NBA player Manute Bol dies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An associate of former NBA player Manute Bol says Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble …


  • Actor Dennis Hopper dies at 74

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in “Rebel Without a Cause,” an improbable smash with “Easy …


  • Spokane lawyer, activist Scott Lukins dies

    Prominent Spokane attorney and civic activist Scott B. Lukins died Sunday in Sun Valley, Idaho.


  • Former county auditor Donahue dies

    Retired Spokane County auditor Bill Donahue, who died Monday night, was recalled by colleagues as a gentleman. “That sounds kind of old-fashioned today,” said Spokane County Clerk Tom Fallquist, a …


  • Former Secretary of State Haig dies

    Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, a four-star general who served as a top adviser to three presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own, died Saturday of complications from …


  • Canada’s last veteran of World War I dies

    The last Canadian veteran of World War I died Thursday at age 109. John Henry Foster Babcock, who went by Jack, died Thursday at his home in Spokane, his family …


  • Wilson, former lawmaker, dies at 76

    DALLAS – Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allowing the country’s underdog mujahedeen rebels to beat back the mighty …


  • A veteran and Iraq war opponent, Murtha leaves complicated legacy

    WASHINGTON – John Murtha, the Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania and decorated former Marine whose fierce opposition to the Iraq war helped catalyze public sentiment against the conflict, died Monday. He …


  • Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77

    Rep. John Murtha, the tall, gruff-mannered former Marine who became the de facto voice of veterans on Capitol Hill and later an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq War, …


  • Author of ‘Catcher in the Rye’ dies at 91

    NEW YORK – J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose “The Catcher in the Rye” shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. …


  • Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100

    Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager’s diary, has died, the Anne Frank …


  • Smokejumping pioneer, 98, dies

    MISSOULA – Earl Cooley, a pioneering smokejumper who took the Forest Service’s first leap into a flame-riddled wilderness, died Monday in Missoula. He was 98. Cooley made the jump into …


  • ‘Volare,’ ‘Godfather’ crooner Martino dies

    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – Singer Al Martino, who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in “The Godfather” and recorded hits including “Spanish Eyes” and the Italian ballad “Volare” in …


  • GSL coaching legend dies

    High school basketball in Spokane has had defining figures for every era of its evolution – and Dave Robertson indisputably set the standard in his. The hall of fame coach, …


  • Folk singer Mary Travers dies

    BOSTON – Mary Travers, who as one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary helped popularize such tunes as “Puff (The Magic Dragon)” and “If I …


  • ‘Laugh-In’s’ Henry Gibson dies at 73

    LOS ANGELES – Henry Gibson, the veteran comic character actor best known for his role reciting offbeat poetry on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” has died. He was 73. Gibson’s son, …


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