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True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

James White, wrote screenplay to 'Ray,' dies at 67

James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch movie critic dies in 1-car accident

The longtime movie critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has died in a one-car accident.

Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

Obituary: Swami Veda Bharati's spiritual influence extended to thousands across the globe

Swami Veda Bharati began teaching yoga at the age of 9. He was a founder of the Meditation Center in Minneapolis, and his spiritual influence extended across the globe. He …


Civil rights advocate, businessman Francis Guess dead at 69

Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.


Obituary: Jerry Bailey, Minnetonka landscape architect, war veteran, adventurer

Jerry Bailey found so much joy in life, he wouldn’t let fear get in the way. He zip-lined above North Carolina’s lush canopy near the Green River Gorge — an …


Angelina Jolie to direct war drama for Netflix

Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix to direct an adaptation of "First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers."


Broadway to honor Theodore Bikel by dimming lights Friday

Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Friday night in memory of Theodore Bikel, who starred on Broadway as Capt. Georg von Trapp in the original 1959 production of "The Sound of Music" and portrayed Tevye in many stage productions of "Fiddler on the Roof."