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Audrey Geisel, widow and promoter of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97

As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children’s author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the …


Mandela’s widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Nelson Mandela’s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

China lets Nobel widow leave for Berlin after house arrest

China on Tuesday allowed Liu Xia to fly to Berlin, ending an eight-year house arrest that drew international criticism and made the soft-spoken, chain-smoking 57-year-old poet with a shaven head …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4 p.m.

The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter faces federal trial

Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people in a nightclub in 2016.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate’s wife

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner …


War of words spreads to soldier’s widow, Trump

A fallen soldier’s angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump over his response to her husband’s death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier’s name in …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Angry soldier’s widow says Trump didn’t know husband’s name

A fallen soldier’s angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband’s death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier’s …


Kelly defends Trump’s call to war widow, raps congresswoman

White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a “sacred” presidential effort to console the …


Trump: Lawmaker ‘fabricated’ account of his talk with widow

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman “fabricated” an account of the commander in chief telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz’s widow flees California wildfire, home destroyed

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The widow of the late Charles Schulz, creator of the iconic “Peanuts” comic strip, escaped the fire racing through Santa Rosa this week, but the hillside …


Betsy Bloomingdale, Reagan friend and philanthropist, dies

Betsy Bloomingdale, the widow of a department store heir who hobnobbed with the world’s elite and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. She was 93.


Life insurance scam targets local widows

It seemed simple enough. Shortly after her husband of 46 years died earlier this month, Irene Schell got a phone call from a woman who informed her that her husband …


Scammers targeting recent widows in Spokane area

Scammers are targeting recently widowed women in Eastern Washington in a life insurance scam, officials say.