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Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.

Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday.

TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.

First Vikings draft pick, Tommy Mason, dies at 75

The first draft pick and the first All-Pro in team history died on Thursday at the age of 75.


Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83 + Video

Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of "Mr. Cub." Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP …


Children's TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86

Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming, has died. She was 86.


Obituary: Naseem Ansari helped his son build Surly Brewing

An engineer by training and brimming with ideas, Naseem Ansari arrived in the United States in 1956 seeking the American dream. By the time he died on Jan. 13, …


Las Vegas producer and Johnny Carson manager Stan Irwin dies

Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.