- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Oct-06-15 2:01 pm
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- Arpad Goncz, Hungary's 1st post-communist president, dies Updated: Oct-06-15 1:01 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Arpad Goncz, a much-loved Hungarian writer and translator who survived a communist-era life sentence for taking part in the 1956 anti-Soviet revolt and later become Hungary's first democratically chosen president, died Tuesday at age 93.
- Belgian director Chantal Akerman is dead at 65 Updated: Oct-06-15 11:32 am
BRUSSELS - Belgian film director Chantal Akerman, a champion of feminism during the heady days of French filmmaking in the 1970s and beyond, has died. She was 65.
- Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it Updated: Oct-06-15 9:38 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - On a vessel taking on water and listing to one side, buffeted by 50-foot waves and winds estimated at up to 140 mph, life rafts can be torn apart and lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea.
- Labor, civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs dies at age 100 Updated: Oct-05-15 11:00 pm
DETROIT - Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home. She was 100.
- Memorial ceremony held in South Dakota for ex-Gov. Miller Updated: Oct-05-15 8:04 pm
Former South Dakota Gov. Walter Dale Miller was remembered Monday as a man who remained cool in a time of crisis during a memorial ceremony at the state Capitol in Pierre.
- Civil rights leader, journalist Jerry Mondesire dies at 65 Updated: Oct-05-15 4:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
- Former Suns center Neal Walk dead at 67 Updated: Oct-05-15 3:50 pm
PHOENIX - Neal Walk, a tough center on the early Phoenix Suns teams who became an inspirational speaker after losing the use of his legs, has died at age 67.
- Best-selling Swedish author Henning Mankell dead at age 67 Updated: Oct-05-15 10:54 am
STOCKHOLM - Henning Mankell, the internationally renowned Swedish crime writer whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, died early Monday, his publisher said. He was 67.
- Al Abrams, Motown Records' 1st press officer, dies at 74 Updated: Oct-05-15 8:06 am
DETROIT - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, died Saturday following a battle with cancer, his wife said. He was 74.
- Former UK Treasury secretary Denis Healey dies at 98 Updated: Oct-03-15 3:00 pm
LONDON - Decorated World War II military hero and former British Treasury chief Denis Healey has died after a long career in British politics. He was 98.
- NY Gov. Cuomo creates scholarship to honor murdered aide Updated: Oct-03-15 8:25 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created a scholarship and fellowship honoring former aide Carey Gabay, who was fatally shot after being caught in gang crossfire.
- Late Las Vegas journalist Laura Myers named to Hall of Fame Updated: Oct-02-15 11:22 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - The late Laura Myers, a veteran journalist and humanitarian who most recently served as the lead political reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was posthumously inducted into the Nevada Press Association's Hall of Fame on Friday.
- Former US Rep. Don Edwards, champion of civil rights, dies Updated: Oct-02-15 4:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards of California, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of 100.
- Longtime Wisconsin union leader Marty Beil dies at 68 Updated: Oct-02-15 4:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Marty Beil, the burly and sometimes brusque leader of the Wisconsin state employee labor union for 30 years, has died. He was 68.
- Irish playwright Brian Friel, famed for 'Lughnasa,' dies Updated: Oct-02-15 3:33 pm
DUBLIN - Brian Friel distrusted the reliability of mere facts. Ireland's greatest playwright of his generation, who died Friday at the age of 86, spent much of his life trying to convey the deeper truths of our existence - of a world filled with compelling fictions constructed by people, families and whole nations.
- Former Panama President Eric Delvalle dies Updated: Oct-02-15 3:04 pm
PANAMA CITY - A former Panamanian president who was deposed in 1988 after challenging then-dictator Manuel Noriega has died.
- New Hampshire reviews protection agency after child's death Updated: Oct-02-15 2:38 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state of New Hampshire will perform an independent review of its child protective services agency after the death of a Manchester toddler.
- Bald eagle dies at suburban Chicago wildlife center Updated: Oct-02-15 4:05 am
GLEN ELLYN, Illinois - A bald eagle that died this week at a wildlife center in suburban Chicago had recovered last year from a gunshot wound.
- Former longtime Missouri state Sen. Harold Caskey dies at 77 Updated: Oct-01-15 7:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former longtime Missouri state Sen. Harold Caskey, a staunch advocate for education and gun rights, died Thursday following complications related to Parkinson's disease, his wife said. He was 77.
- Woman dies after being attacked by bear in her home Updated: Oct-01-15 7:32 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Flathead County authorities say a Kalispell woman who was attacked by a black bear inside her home has died.
- Coroner: Slidell man dies from stroke and West Nile Updated: Oct-01-15 6:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A 70-year-old Slidell man died Thursday of both a stroke and West Nile virus, the St. Tammany Parish coroner said.
- Corinna man found dead in Lake Wassookeag Updated: Oct-01-15 6:19 pm
DEXTER, Maine - Maine wardens say a Corinna man has died near a home on Lake Wassookeag (wah-SOO'-keg) in Dexter.
- 'Towering Inferno' director John Guillermin dies at 89 Updated: Oct-01-15 3:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has died. He was 89.
- Donald Seawell, publisher and arts patron, dies at 103 Updated: Oct-01-15 11:44 am
DENVER - Prominent Denver arts patron Donald Seawell has died. He was 103.