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'Folksong Festival' radio host Oscar Brand dies at 96

Oscar Brand, a longtime force on the American folk scene whose radio program "Folksong Festival" showcased Woody Guthrie and a young Bob Dylan among music greats and newcomers, has died, his manager said Saturday. He was 96.

Fallen firefighter remembered as hero, family man

A New York City fire battalion chief killed by debris from a house explosion last week was remembered Saturday as a hero and a dedicated family man at his funeral service attended by thousands of firefighters, elected officials, friends and family.


Man who got generations singing Oscar Mayer Wiener song dies

The man who got generations of hot dog lovers singing along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.


'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93

Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the edgy and enduring TV soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," has died. She was 93.


'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93

Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the edgy and enduring TV soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," died Wednesday. She was 93.


Obituary: Dr. Timothy Meade, global physician who worked to stop HIV

Dr. Timothy Meade spent most of his adult life thousands of miles from home and family, tucked deep into places where the needs were great…


'NCIS' showrunner Gary Glasberg dies in Los Angeles at 50

The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep Wednesday. He was 50.


World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.


Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

Kashif Saleem, the singer, songwriter and producer who crafted dance-funk hits in the 1980s and also produced Whitney Houston's first big hit, died Sunday from undetermined causes in his California home, his representative said Tuesday. He was 59.


2 motorcyclists mourned after fatal California crashes

Organizers of a motorcycle event in California offered condolences Tuesday to the families of two rising young riders who died from crashes in two separate races over the weekend.


Second motorcycle rider killed at Sonoma County races

A second motorcyclist has died of injuries sustained during a race event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.


Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.


Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Ben Steele's hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist's memory of scenes from his home in Montana.


Arnold Palmer, a golfing king with common touch, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country-club sport popular for the everyman.…


Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the…


Some of Arnold Palmer's greatest wins

If there was a single swing that made him "The King," the driver Arnold Palmer hit on the first hole at Cherry Hills was it.Trailing…


Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and…


Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.


Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.