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The Latest: Remains of New Orleans WWII veteran return home

The Latest on the return of the remains of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating to New Orleans (all times local):

Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies

A family spokesman says Nick Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California.

Lifelong learner who fought in Iwo Jima valued every soul

Richard D. Howell Sr. lived just the way he ran track — steady, fast and proud. The 89-year-old south Minneapolis native had just won the…

Gov. Baker's mother dies at age 83

Gov. Charlie Baker's mother has died.

Minnesota businessman, civic leader Wheelock Whitney dies at 89 + Photo Gallery

Whitney left investment banking to teach and played a big role in Minnesota pro sports.


Former lawmaker, longtime horseman Fred Bradley dies

Fred Bradley, a former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder whose stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.Bradley's son…


Former lawmaker, longtime horseman Fred Bradley dies

Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.Bradley's…


Rosalie Chris Lerman, Holocaust survivor, dies at 90

A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust remembrance has died. Rosalie Chris Lerman was 90.


Civil rights activist, Carter administration official dies

Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has…


Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96.


Civic leader and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr. dies

Minnesota civic leader and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.


Obituary: Hallie B. Hendrieth-Smith mentored principals and church parishioners

Hallie B. Hendrieth-Smith was a woman of stature. Her height already gave her a commanding presence, but she accentuated her 5-foot-8 frame with high heels…


Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry dies at 52

Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.


Morley Safer, veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent, dies at 84

During a visit last Friday with a frail Morley Safer, Tom Brokaw exchanged memories with him about fellow journalists Ben Bradlee, Don Hewitt and others who had died.


Obituary: Artist Bob Johnson changed local outdoor advertising with his Ewald Bros' cows + Photo Gallery

You might say that Bob Johnson was a mooover and a shaker. In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Johnson created scores of…


Morley Safer, who helped create CBS News, dead at 84

Viewers didn't need to see Morley Safer's reporting to feel its effects.


Reaction to the death of retired CBS newsman Morley Safer

Reaction to the death Thursday of long-time CBS News and "60 Minutes" reporter Morley Safer:___"From his days in Vietnam, to his decades at '60 Minutes',…


Memorable stories done by CBS' Morley Safer

A look at some of the memorable stories that Morley Safer did in his 61-year career at CBS News, including 48 years at "60 Minutes":—His…


Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84 + Video

Morley Safer, the veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans' view of the war, died Thursday.