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'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident

Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.

Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91

Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.

Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shyk) is dead in what police are describing as an "apparent suicide" at his suburban St. Louis home.

Miss. official fatally shoots self on day of corruption case

By the time his name was called out in federal court Thursday morning, Harrison County Supervisor William Martin was already dead.

Obituary: Joseph Cecere, 78, founder of Giuseppe's restaurant

Joseph Cecere sailed to America from Italy in 1952 with little more than a lemon in his coat pocket as a home remedy for seasickness. He learned the baking trade …


Diversity champ Dori J. Maynard changed American journalism

When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering.


Longtime Tennessee journalist Kent Flanagan dies at 69

Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 69.


Dori Maynard, journalist and diversity champion, dies at 56

Dori J. Maynard, a journalist and champion of diversity in news coverage, died Tuesday at her Oakland home, the journalism education institute she presided said. She was 56.


Obituary: Poet Lucille Broderson began a three-decade writing career in her 60s

At an age when some careers and dreams start winding down, Lucille Broderson took up a pen and found her voice. Broderson, “a poet of brilliant detail,” died Feb. 7, …