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'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87

Joseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC's daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," has died. He was 87.

Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61.


John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.


The Latest: President Obama orders flags lowered for Glenn

The Latest on the death of John Glenn (all times local):


In death, John Glenn is hailed as a hero of space and politics

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.


'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public hails hero of space, politics

Tributes poured in for former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95. Politicians, astronauts, educators and others called him a…


John Glenn, astronaut and US Senator, dies at 95

He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight.


'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public remembers astronaut, politician

Tributes poured in for former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95. Politicians, astronauts, educators and others called him a…


Funeral arrangements set for ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for former NFL player Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot last week during a road rage dispute in suburban New Orleans.


'Sesame Street Live' originator Vince Egan dies at age 74

Vince Egan didn't have children, but he fathered a beloved, family-friendly show enjoyed by millions of young people."Sesame Street Live," a touring stage show featuring…


Longtime downtown elevator operator, friend to all, dies

For 63 years, Mildred "Millie" DeZiel operated elevators in downtown Minneapolis. With her red hair elegantly coifed, wearing white gloves and an immaculately tailored suit, DeZiel was a familiar figure to generations.


Longtime Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards dies at 76

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.


Brain-damaged man born to fatally wounded mom dies at age 23

A man who was born with brain damage after his pregnant teen mother was fatally stabbed has died 23 years after the attack.


'Game of Thrones' star Peter Vaughan dies at 93

Peter Vaughan, who played Nights Watch brother Maester Aemon on "Game of Thrones," died on Tuesday at age 93.


Margaret Whitton, star of 'Major League,' dies at 67

Margaret Whitton, who starred as a former showgirl who became owner of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy "Major League," has died. She was 67.


Former Fed official Edward W. 'Mike' Kelley Jr. dies at 84

Edward W. "Mike" Kelley Jr., who served 14 years as a member of the Federal Reserve Board and was instrumental in modernizing the banking operations of the Federal Reserve system, has died. He was 84.


Vet, author who advocated for vets, criticized war, dies

Luis Carlos Montalvan, a decorated Iraq war veteran who became a strong critic of the war and wrote a best-selling book about it, has died in El Paso. He was 43.


Obituary: Meteorologist John Graff kept Minnesotans informed of the weather

In a state that endures and celebrates its weather extremes, John Graff was the voice of authority, detailing the imminent dangers, telling Minnesotans when it…


Doyle Owens, founder of unclaimed baggage store, dies at 85

The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.