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Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.

Diana Douglas, mother of Michael and ex-wife of Kirk, dead at 92

Diana Douglas, the ex-wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif., according to media …

Ad man and former North Oaks Mayor Ray Foley dies

On a December morning in 1967, Minnesotans woke up to a different, but familiar voice doing advertising voice-overs for Twin Cities Federal Savings and Loan. The voice belonged to …

Funeral for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer slated for Friday

Funeral services for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, will be held next week.

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.


Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90

Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.


Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.


John Whitman, husband of former New Jersey governor, dies

John Whitman, the husband of former Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and the state's first-ever first gentleman, died Thursday. He was 71.


2 charged in death of baby who ingested heroin, cocaine

Two people have been charged in the overdose death of a 13-month-old New York girl who ingested heroin and cocaine.