- Former NASCAR racer Lennie Pond dies at 75 Updated: Feb-11-16 6:12 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR's premier series, has died. He was 75.
- Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham becomes an American citizen Updated: Feb-11-16 9:39 am
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham (SWEEZ'-ham) has become an American citizen.
- Brother: Right-to-die advocate Christy O'Donnell dies Updated: Feb-10-16 6:53 pm
SAN DIEGO - Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
- Statehouse memorial service set for ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb Updated: Feb-10-16 2:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb will be honored during Statehouse ceremonies following his death last week.
- Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander Updated: Feb-10-16 12:21 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most high-profile case against former communist authorities since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.
- Longtime Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe dies at age 80 Updated: Feb-09-16 8:51 pm
CINCINNATI - Bernie Stowe, who started working as one of the Cincinnati Reds' clubhouse attendants in 1947, died on Tuesday. He was 80 years old.
- Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies Updated: Feb-09-16 7:16 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.
- Legendary receiver at Jackson State, Willie Richardson, dies Updated: Feb-09-16 7:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson State legendary wide receiver Willie Richardson has died.
- Kennebunk philanthropist Waterhouse dies at 95 Updated: Feb-09-16 3:32 pm
KENNEBUNK, Maine - Longtime Kennebunk philanthropist Geraldine Waterhouse has died at age 95.
- Second City names new film comedy school for Harold Ramis Updated: Feb-09-16 11:51 am
CHICAGO - Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.
- Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell Updated: Feb-09-16 8:41 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and described as the "right hand" of Ratko Mladic has died in his cell, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal announced Tuesday.
- Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78 Updated: Feb-09-16 8:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of the nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.
- Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services Updated: Feb-09-16 1:42 am
NABLUS, West Bank - After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
- Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death Updated: Feb-08-16 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday.
- Alabama poet laureate Andrew Glaze dies at 95 Updated: Feb-08-16 5:50 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Andrew Glaze, who began work as a newspaper reporter in Birmingham after World War II and went on to become Alabama's poet laureate, has died.
- The Latest: Former Mayor Buddy Cianci laid to rest Updated: Feb-08-16 4:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking politician who led the city of Providence during a turbulent and troubled six terms as mayor, being laid to rest (all times local):
- Providence says goodbye to colorful ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci Updated: Feb-08-16 3:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence said goodbye on Monday to former Mayor Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking king of one-liners who led the city during a turbulent and troubled six terms.
- Former Alabama Democratic chair Redding Pitt dies Updated: Feb-08-16 3:13 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A one-time chairman of Alabama's Democratic Party who also served as the chief federal prosecutor in Montgomery has died.
- John Disley, a co-founder of London Marathon, dies at 87 Updated: Feb-08-16 1:50 pm
LONDON - John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London marathon, has died. He was 87.
- Gerson, scribe of 'Monsters, Inc.,' 'Big Hero 6' dies at 49 Updated: Feb-08-16 1:41 pm
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
- 'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer Updated: Feb-08-16 1:02 pm
LONDON - Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 8:01 am
The Detroit News. Feb. 5, 2016
- West Virginia flags to be lowered in commissioner's memory Updated: Feb-08-16 3:25 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags at the Capitol Complex in Charleston and at state-owned facilities in Harrison County to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Harrison County Commissioner Frank "Chunki" Angotti.
- NYC man killed by falling crane eulogized as generous, kind Updated: Feb-07-16 6:53 pm
NEW YORK - A pedestrian killed by a collapsing crane was eulogized Sunday as a man of kindness and generosity as the final remnants of the crumpled steel were removed from the Manhattan street where they fell.
- Longtime Ranson Mayor David Hamill, 71, dies of cancer Updated: Feb-07-16 10:09 am
RANSON, West Virginia - Longtime Ranson Mayor David Hamill has died of cancer. He was 71.