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Obituary: Aveda chemist Patrica Peterson Werre had the right mix of talent, drive

Patricia Peterson Werre loved the periodic tables. She had a blanket of the elements, a poster of them in her office and a coffee cup…

Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

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.

Male dolphin, 12, named Dart dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

An ailing 12-year-old dolphin has died at SeaWorld San Antonio in the park's fourth animal death since last summer.

Second City names new film comedy school for Harold Ramis

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

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 says.


Gerson, scribe of 'Monsters, Inc.,' 'Big Hero 6' dies at 49

Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.Gerson's family said in a…


Providence says goodbye to colorful ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci

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.


Mourners pay respects to Buddy Cianci for second day

Mourners for the second day in a row paid their respects to former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) at the building where he worked for more than 21 years.


Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74

Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.


Obituary: Paul Savage was unselfish volunteer who made a difference in St. Paul neighborhood

Paul Savage was one of those people any organization counts itself lucky to have. The person who helps keep everything running, who solves problems, who…


New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90

A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. John Tishman was 90.


Late ex-Mayor Cianci returns to beloved Providence City Hall

Buddy Cianci, the former mayor of Providence who presided over the city's revitalization during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and prison, returned to City Hall on Saturday, lying in repose outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years.


Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.


Former Minnesotan who gave name to 'Peanuts' Linus dies at age 90

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.


Obituary: Curious and gregarious, Charles Brin was the voice of Fresh Air Radio

Charles Brin loved Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart." An actor and co-founder of KFAI Fresh Air Radio and longtime host of the weekly program…


Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86

A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.


Ferd Kaufman, longtime AP photographer, dead at 89

Ferd Kaufman, an Associated Press photographer who was at Dallas police headquarters as authorities brought in President John F. Kennedy's assassin, has died in Texas. He was 89.


Joe Dowell, had No. 1 hit with 'Wooden Heart," dies at 76

Joe Dowell, a singer briefly popular in the early 1960s who had a No. 1 hit with the ballad "Wooden Heart," has died. He was 76.