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Rosewood massacre activist dies at 72

Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.

Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl starved to death

A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

Image of Asia: Waiting to pay respects to Singapore's Lee

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, tents in a grassy area in front of the Singapore skyline provide shade for people standing in line to pay their respects for …

Obituary: Donald Banham, a police officer who braved the color line

Donald Banham wasn’t trying to be a trailblazer. He just quietly was one. Banham became the first black police officer on the University of Minnesota Police Department in 1958, survived …

San Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies

Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.


Hollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86

Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.


Founder of St. Paul women's shelter killed in car crash in Cuba

Sharon Rice Vaughan, 73, “became a powerful spokeswoman for the hidden plight of battered women and their children.”


Narcotics dog who ingested meth during search dies

Barney, the Tacoma police narcotics dog that became sick after ingesting methamphetamine during a drug investigation, has died.


Obituary: Maureen Flahaven was leader on many local, state issues

Maureen Flahaven, a civic leader and activist who played important roles working for DFL candidates, promoting Minnesota and rebuilding St. Paul’s downtown sports arena, died of cancer March 2 …