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Sheikh Khalifa, deposed former ruler of Qatar, dies at 84

Obituary: Richard Jamieson, award-winning Minnesota filmmaking pioneer


Comic's comic Kevin Meaney has died at age 60

Kevin Meaney, a comic's comic who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series "Uncle Buck," has died at age 60, his agent said Saturday.

Project marks graves of Rochester State Hospital patients

Elisa Skjordal was a 27-year-old mother of two young girls when she died as a patient at the Rochester State Hospital.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Drew Sharp, longtime Detroit sports columnist, dies at 56

The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.

Princeton's 17th president, William Bowen, dead at 83

Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.

Central Ohio firefighter hit by lightning dies 2 years later

A central Ohio firefighter struck by lightning at a charity event two years ago has died from an infection attributed to his injuries.

Betsy Bloomingdale private collection going to auction

Personal belongings of the late fashion icon, socialite and philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale will be auctioned in New York later this year and next year.

Obituary: Dr. Frederick Hass, 97, founder of North Clinic in the Twin Cities

Dr. Frederick M. Hass was a patient’s doctor, quick on his feet during the most trying of times. When he was a young doctor, a…

Phil Chess, co-founder of blues label Chess Records, dies

Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess, who with brother Leonard helped launch the careers of Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and others and amassed a catalog of rock and electric "Chicago" blues that profoundly influenced popular music in the 1950s and beyond, has died. He was 95.

Obituary: Varjo Jurisoo, drafted by three armies, immigrated to U.S.

"He went through more in his first 25 years of life than I ever will in my whole life," said his son David Jurisoo.

Thom Jones, author of 'The Pugilist at Rest,' dies at 71

Thom Jones, an acclaimed short-story writer who drew upon family tragedy and his own painful struggles for "The Pugilist At Rest" and other collections, has died.

Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards, member of The Intruders, dies

An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.

Ohio dad of girl who was starved, beaten gets death sentence

The father of a 2-year-old girl who was starved and badly beaten before she died was sentenced to death Monday for aggravated murder.

Former Louisiana congressman Clyde Holloway dies at 72

Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.

Obituary: Dance pro Dean Constantine invited black musicians downtown

Downtown Minneapolis clubs wouldn’t book black musicians in the late 1960s. Then Dean Constantine threw open the doors to the Foshay Tower. Constantine’s King Solomon’s…

Motorcycle crash kills owner of well-known Lake Minnetonka saloon

The Narrows owner Jimmy Anderst died four days after a motorcycle crash; friends remembered him Sunday.

Mystery writer Edward Gorman dies at 74

Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.