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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.

Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents has died.

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 …

Twin Cities teen pleads guilty to conspiring to join ISIL

A Somali-American teenager from Inver Grove Heights pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiring to join terrorists fighting in the Middle East. Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, is the first defendant …

Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91

Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.


Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.


Miss. official fatally shoots self on day of corruption case

By the time his name was called out in federal court Thursday morning, Harrison County Supervisor William Martin was already dead.


Diversity champ Dori J. Maynard changed American journalism

When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering.


Longtime Tennessee journalist Kent Flanagan dies at 69

Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 69.