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Facebook CEO, now a father, will give away most of his money

Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they'll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to solving the world's problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.

Fans mourn death of reclusive Japanese star Setsuko Hara

In a last act precisely in keeping with her zeal for privacy, actress Setsuko Hara, star of director Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and many other Japanese classics, died Sept. 5 but kept the news quiet until recently. She was 95.

Hy Berman, longtime U professor, political commentator, dies at 90

Teaching history at the U or speaking on issues of the day, Hy Berman was "always engaged."

Obituary: Edgar Lechner was longtime dentist and Gophers football great

Edgar Lechner played on two Minnesota Gopher football teams that won national championships in the 1940s, and even played a year of pro football. But…

Luc Bondy, Swiss opera, theater director, dies at 67

Luc Bondy, a Swiss opera, theater and film director who staged productions on renowned stages across Europe and the United States, has died. He was 67.

Olene Walker, Utah's first female governor, dies at 85

Olene Smith Walker, who prioritized education as the first and only female governor of Utah and later established an institute to help students pursue public service careers, died Saturday at 85 in Salt Lake City.

Obituary: Steve Fiscus helped veterans get government benefits for Parkinson's disease

Steve Fiscus spent his last years scouring medical research, visiting congressional offices and posting in online forums, urging anyone to listen to his concern: He…

Obituary: Engineer Max Goldberg led committees on Hiawatha corridor planning

As Minneapolis citizens and community leaders sat down to study dozens of options for a swath of land cutting from downtown to the airport in…

Former Virginia House speaker, Norfolk treasurer dies at 87

A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.

Robert O'Connor, longtime Edina, Minnesota and national hockey coach, had to be on the ice

To legions of Edina, Minnesota and USA hockey players, coaches and fans, Robert John “Bob” O’Connor was known simply as “O’C,” a walking encyclopedia of…

Attorney: Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row dies

An Alabama death row inmate who was seeking to overturn his murder conviction has died, one of his attorneys said Thursday.

Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90

A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.

Obituary: Irma Wyman was Honeywell's first female CIO, Episcopal deacon

A professor once told Irma Wyman that women had no place in engineering and that no matter what she did, she would fail his class.…

Alabama attorney in landmark libel case dies at age 91

An Alabama attorney who was involved in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court libel case died Tuesday night in Montgomery.

Key figure in keeping gay groups out of Boston parade dies

John "Wacko" Hurley, the longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups, has died. He was 85.

Veteran soap actor David Canary dies at age 77

Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children," has died at age 77.

Douglass North, co-recipient of 1993 Nobel Prize, dies

Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.

Obituary: Priscilla Cobb of St. Paul raised a village

Priscilla Cobb mothered nine children, 39 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was the matriarch to her family — and the St. Paul neighborhood where…

Charlie Boone, legendary WCCO morning radio host, dies at 88

"Boone and Erickson," Boone's 37-year collaboration with Roger Erickson, was one of the most popular shows on radio from the 1960s to the 1990s.