Blues legend B.B. King honored with Memphis processional

A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street.

Former Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies

A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75

She had an ability to win her subjects’ confidence.


Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.


Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.


Obituary: Sister Marie Thérèse Conaty, longtime Visitation teacher

As Kathy Daniewicz looked at photos of Sister Marie Thérèse Conaty to use on her funeral bulletin, she noticed all of them had something in common. “There wasn’t a …


John Murphy, NY congressman convicted in Abscam, dies at 88

Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88.