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'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident

Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.

Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:

Reaction to death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

Reaction to the death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who helped transform the University of Notre Dame while serving as its president from 1952 to 1987:

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself.

Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87

John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.


Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70

Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies + Photo Gallery + Video

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.


Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.


Obituary: Joseph Cecere, 78, founder of Giuseppe's restaurant

Joseph Cecere sailed to America from Italy in 1952 with little more than a lemon in his coat pocket as a home remedy for seasickness. He learned the baking trade …