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Groundbreaking WWII-era spy to be buried at Arlington

A Virginia woman who was a groundbreaking spy for America in post-World War II Poland is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Former Virginia Tech president, T. Marshall Hahn Jr., dies

T. Marshall Hahn Jr., under whose 12-year presidency Virginia Tech grew from a mostly male military college into a comprehensive university, has died.

2 die in capsizing at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park

A father and son on an Alaska fishing trip died Monday when their boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park.

Virginia AP reporter Steve Szkotak dies at age 65

Steve Szkotak, a versatile and prolific AP journalist who covered the environment and a host of other issues, died Tuesday. He was 65.

CBS exec behind popular 1960s and 1970s shows dies at age 94

Michael Dann, the man behind the programming of several 1960s and 1970s CBS shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," ''60 Minutes" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died at his Florida home. He was 94.


Trinity Broadcasting's Jan Crouch dies days after stroke

Televangelist Jan Crouch, who co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network with her husband more than four decades ago, died Tuesday just days after she suffered a stroke, her family said on the network's website


Ron Rosenbaum, attorney and radio host, dies at 68

Prominent Twin Cities attorney and local radio host Ron Rosenbaum has died of complications from cancer.


Food Lion co-founder Ketner dies at age 95

The man who helped turned $50 investments in a North Carolina grocery store into the Food Lion chain with more than 1,100 stores across the Southeast has died.


Food Lion co-founder Ketner dies at age 95

The co-founder of the Food Lion grocery store chain has died.


Shortstop in 1st women's pro baseball league dies at 90

A member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that was immortalized in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own" has died. Lucille "Lou" Richards was 90.


Obituary: DeGalynn Wade Sanders, lawyer for low-income families

As a young beauty pageant contestant, DeGalynn Wade Sanders polished an original dance and spoken-word routine that she called, simply, “The Dream Factor.” The future…


Ron Rosenbaum, attorney and commentator, dead at 68

Also an attorney, he had battled an aggressive form of cancer.


Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50.


Second baby eagle dies in Iowa nest connected to webcam

A second baby eagle has died in a northeastern Iowa nest that people around the world watch online through a webcam.


Woman dies from fire ant attack 1 day after her mother died

An Alabama woman standing atop a hay bale was attacked by fire ants and died of an apparent allergic reaction the day after her mother died, authorities and a relative said Friday.


'Groundhog Day' actress Angela Paton dies at age 86

Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86.


Minnesota eagle, a symbol for wounded vets, dies at age 35

A Minnesota eagle that gained fame in national TV appearances and as a symbol for wounded veterans has died at the ripe old age of 35, the National Eagle Center announced Thursday.


Gophers pitching coach Oakes remembered for values, leadership

Todd Oakes, who spent 18 years as Gophers pitching coach, mentoring Twins closer Glen Perkins and others, died Thursday after a four-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia, his family confirmed. He was 55.


State judge in 'Mississippi Burning' trial dies at age 84

The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 has died.