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Singer Pete Burns dies of heart attack at age 57

Pete Burns, singer with the British band Dead or Alive that had success in the 1980s, has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 57.

Award-winning poet and essayist Lucia Perillo dies at 58

Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.

Next year's here: Lovable losers Cubs, Indians meet in Series

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days after the first Ford Model T car was completed.

Christian cartoon tract creator Jack Chick dies at 92

Jack T. Chick, whose cartoon tracts preached fundamentalist Christianity while vilifying secular society, evolution, homosexuality, and the beliefs of Catholics and Muslims, has died. He was 92.

Obituary: Dorothy DeMore was a tireless contributor to her family, church, community

In all her years with Atonement Lutheran Church in Bloomington, there was little that Dorothy DeMore did not touch. One of the co-founders of the…

Tom Hayden, '60s activist and liberal statesman, dead at 76

In one of the most dramatic personal transformations in American political history, Tom Hayden went from being a famed 1960s and 1970s student radical to a mainstream elected official and elder statesman of the country's left. He died Sunday at age 76 following a lengthy illness.

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.

Through his life, Tom Hayden dedicated to changing the world

During more than 50 years in the public eye, Tom Hayden went from firebrand college liberal to mainstream politician to elder political statesman. Through it all he remained the person he said he always wanted to be: someone dedicated to changing the world.

Poet and novelist Lucia Perillo dies at 58

Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.

Sheikh Khalifa, deposed former ruler of Qatar, dies at 84

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former emir of the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar who was deposed by his son in a bloodless…

Chicago DJ Herb Kent dies after 7-decade career in radio

One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.

Comic's comic Kevin Meaney has died at age 60

Kevin Meaney, a comic's comic who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series "Uncle Buck," has died at age 60, his agent said Saturday.

Project marks graves of Rochester State Hospital patients

Elisa Skjordal was a 27-year-old mother of two young girls when she died as a patient at the Rochester State Hospital.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Drew Sharp, longtime Detroit sports columnist, dies at 56

The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.

Princeton's 17th president, William Bowen, dead at 83

Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.

Central Ohio firefighter hit by lightning dies 2 years later

A central Ohio firefighter struck by lightning at a charity event two years ago has died from an infection attributed to his injuries.

Obituary: Richard Jamieson, award-winning Minnesota filmmaking pioneer

The year was 1979, and the record album and phonograph needle were kings. But a prescient Richard Jamieson was asked about an emerging technology known…

Betsy Bloomingdale private collection going to auction

Personal belongings of the late fashion icon, socialite and philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale will be auctioned in New York later this year and next year.